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What do you think of the whistle blower Edward Snowden?

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Asbury Park City Council swearing in ceremony

  Above – The newly sworn-in Asbury Park City Council. COASTER photo. Videos of the Monday, July 1 swearing in ceremony below. Owned & copyrighted by APTV and used by permission.

Neptune Marina Ready for Opening

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – Neptune’s Township marina on S. Riverside Drive along the Shark River will be fully operational by the end of this month after being destroyed in October by Superstorm Sandy. “We completely rebuilt the marina in five months. We have discounted the slip fees for those who got their boats in later than expected but we could not open the marina until it was safe,” Township Chief Financial Officer Michael Bascom said He said that the state has just finished removing debris from the river. “We are now putting in everybody that wants to go into the…

Reality Show Will Begin Filming in Asbury Park

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Reality television is coming to Asbury Park and it’s going to be “Jerseylicious.” The reality-based show, “Jerseylicious,” which follows the exploits of employees from The Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, NJ, will begin filming 10 episodes in Asbury Park and the surrounding area beginning July 1. The shows, which appear on the Style Network, are expected to air later this year Developer Pat Fasano, Asbury Park said the show’s producers have rented one of his three-bedroom summer rentals on Third Avenue in Asbury Park, one block from the boardwalk “I don’t know why…

Wanamassa Man Places 3rd at International Shooting Match

  By DON STINE Ocean Township has its own “top shot” and his name is Fred Nordensvan, who has been consistently and accurately hitting the bulls-eye ever since he began shooting decades ago. Nordensvan, who lives in Wanamassa and has been shooting since high school, decided that this year was the time to go for the gold on the international sharpshooting scene. For the first time he attended the 41st annual International Benchrest Shooters Competition, called “The Super Shoot,” in North Lawrence, Ohio from May 22-25, where 300 competitors from around world competed for the honor of being the best…

City Postpones Jazz Festival

  ASBURY PARK – The city of Asbury Park said the 25th Annual Asbury Park Jazz Festival has been postponed. New date has not been scheduled. Due to the extensive recovery efforts after Sandy required to restore the city, management did not have sufficient time to plan, secure entertainment and raise sponsorship dollars to successful host the 2013 Asbury Park Jazz Festival. Since this is the 25th anniversary of this wonderful event, it was decided to postpone the festival, so a celebration worthy of the tradition established over past 25 years can be designed. Asbury Park officials will consider a…

What ‘s so special about your dog?

  THE COASTER asked these Shore-area residents, “What ‘s so special about your dog?” Click on any image to read their replies or to start a slide show:

3-Day Greek Festival Opens in Ocean

  OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean Township is sponsoring a Greek Festival from Fri., June 28 to Sun., June 30 with Greek food, games, music and rides. The festival will be held at the church site at 1033 West Park Ave., Ocean Township. Admission is $2. The church is celebrating 83 years beginning first in Asbury Park before moving to its new home in Ocean Township. The first officially recorded church service by the Hellenic Community of Asbury Park was held in the basement of the Asbury Park Library on Saint Demetrios Day, October 26,…

NIGHT OUT…in Ocean Grove

  All COASTER photos by Mike Kearns. Click on any image for a slideshow and captions. Pictured above: Ice Cream at Nagle’s Apothecary Cafe on Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.