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Hole-in-One Golfer Wins Lexus

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – Playing golf for 28 years made a Neptune man hit it big time last month. Douglas P. Stewart, who lives at the Villas at Jumping Brook, won a 2013 Lexus ES350, worth $43,306, by hitting a hole in one during a golf tournament at the Jumping Book Country Club in Neptune on Mon., June 17. The car was provided by Ray Catena Lexus of Oakhurst and Freehold. “I am just overwhelmed. It’s just an achievement that not many people attain,” Stewart said. Ironically, Stewart mentioned to a friend that he wanted a replacement for his current…

Rocky Start for New Asbury Park Mayor

  ABOVE – A PACKED CHAMBER FOR THE ASBURY PARK CITY COUNCIL SWEARING IN MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013. Coaster photo. By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Jeers and boos greeted new Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell at the July 1 City Council reorganization meeting where she was sworn in to her first term on the council and where many residents were expecting to see John Moor named mayor. Campbell was one of three winning candidates from the One Asbury team to win a four-year council seat. John Moor, the highest vote-getter, and Amy Quinn, the second-highest vote-getter, were also elected…

Memorial Planned for Bradley Beach Police Officer

  BRADLEY BEACH – Robert J. Hughes, a former Bradley Beach police officer and firefighter, had a large personality. On Sat., July 6, his son and daughter — Andrew Hughes of Bradley Beach and Cynthia Hughes-Dunphy of Wall — are organizing a local memorial service for Hughes, whose residence was in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, when he died at 70 May 7. Saturday’s service is at 11 a.m. at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Ave., Bradley Beach. “Not many people really knew my father passed away,” said Hughes-Dunphy, 44. “We’re having this service to celebrate his…

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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…