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British Invasion Concert Will Benefit Mary’s Place

  By DON STINE The British are coming, the British are coming!. Well, at least their music is – to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove. On Sat., July 30, Glen Burtnik and friends will be performing the best of the music from the 1960s British Invasion era at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Music from legendary bands such as The Kinks, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Mary Hopkin and others will be performed. Burtnik said the music in the British Invasion show is the music he knows…

Developer Still Committed to Replacing Panels

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The case of the copper panels removed from the top facade of Convention Hall and stolen from their boardwalk storage facility still confounds some concerned citizens. At this week’s City Council Jerry Scarano, who owns property in the city, asked about the panels, as well as a copper ship that used to adorn the roof of the building, but has recently been removed. “We don’t have such a good history with copper,” he said before asking, “When are we going to get our panels back?” Carrie Turner, General Manager of Real Estate Services for Madison…

A Community Prayer Event July 15

  The Asbury Park Community Network announced is hosting a Unity for Community Prayer for Fri., July 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Springwood and Fisher Avenues on the Asbury Park /Neptune border. Earlier this week, the Community Action Network convened citizens, public officials, law enforcement, community leaders and local pastors to continue the dialogue on reducing violence, providing support and strengthening our community. Prayer as a community emerged a natural start to the healing process necessary as residents mourn the loss of life over the last few weeks across our nation; a pause to the…

Shark River Dredging Halted

  By DON STINE A state-funded project to dredge 106,000 cubic yards of sediment from the navigational channels in the Shark River has been suspended indefinitely due to a lack of funding in the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund. “(Halting the project) is an outrageous solution to a serious problem. Trenton needs to act now,” Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said in a prepared statement July 12. The project, which would dredge sediment from the river’s western section, was expected to resume this month but now a cloud hangs over the entire project. “The project has been halted…

Business Booming Over Fourth of July Weekend

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI By all accounts the 2016 Fourth of July weekend at the Jersey shore was a great one, beginning with wonderful weather, large crowds and businesses and beaches thriving. In Asbury Park Beach Safety Supervisor Joe Bongiovanni could hardly contain his enthusiasm. “It was great, we were mobbed every day,” he said. Bongiovanni said all three days of the weekend were great as far as daily badges go, but Sunday, even though the weather was not optimum, was the best day of the three. Bongiovanni did not have exact figures compared to last year, but said…

Tinton Falls Scouts Will Help Flood Victims

  A call has gone out to residents of Tinton Falls to help Boy Scout Troop 124 help those devastated by flooding in Virginia. The troop is leaving for Virginia on July 9 for the High Adventure expedition. The boys will be camping near the area that was recently devastated by the torrential rains which caused historic flooding to the area. The troop is collecting small items that have the biggest impact on daily life such as: tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, bars of soap and other common items used on a daily basis. Anyone wishing to donate may contact…

Synagogue Welcomes New Rabbi

  Congregation Agudath Achim of Bradley Beach welcomes Rabbi Maury Kelman to the community. Rabbi Kelman received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary,in NYC, NY. He has served as a rabbi in congregations in New York and Jerusalem and has run educational programs in numerous cities in Europe and North America. He is the founder and chairman of Kedma, a Jewish student organization. Rabbi Kelman also directs Route 613, an Orthodox conversion program. Professionally, he received a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and he’s worked as a corporate attorney. Rabbi Kelman is married…

Launch Party at Asbury Hotel

  Residents and visitors are invited to the official launch party of the Asbury Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Asbury Park tonight (July 7) beginning at 6 p.m. The party will feature live music, the unveiling of The Hall, a special event space and the screening of “Top Gun.” Fireworks are also planned. The hotel features two rooftop spaces, a pool, a beer garden and lobby space with a bar, bleachers, picnic tables and sofas for lounging. The launch party includes: 6 p.m. Emily Grove 7 p.m.-Nicole Atkins, Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why 8 p.m. Open mic with JImmy…

Senior Club Seeks Members

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Bradley Beach Senior Club is looking for new members. Being a Bradley Beach resident is not a requirement for membership. The group recently met for lunch at the Black Trumpet in Spring Lake to enjoy each other’s company and discuss ways to recruit new members. Leader of the group, Rebecca Wasson, read the mission statement to the club staying, “Our goal is to meet with friends as often as possible. It has been scientifically proven that group friendship strengthen the immune system which leads to longer lives. “We want to provide the most enjoyment…