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Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Man

  Ocean Township police are seeking the public’s help in located Nicholas Johnson who was originally reported missing July 3 from the Gateway Treatment Center located on Center Street in Ocean Township. He is a 27-year-old white male who stands 6’05” tall, weighs 170 lbs. and has brown hair and hazel colored eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was seen wearing black pants and a black coat If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Johnson they are urged to contact Detective Jeffrey Malone at 732-531-1800. You can also provide information by emailing us to crimetips@oceantwp.org or by…

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Free Concert Series in Asbury Park

  The 70th season of the Asbury Park Concert Band is underway with concerts every Thursday through August 27 on the boardwalk between McLoone’s and Convention Hall at Ocean and Fifth Avenues. The free concerts start at 7 p.m. under the direction of John Luckenbill. One of the highlights of recent concert seasons has been the addition of Young Adult Concerts which will again this year feature shore area students playing alongside the adult musicians four times this summer, on July 9 and 23 and August 13 and 27. Luckenbill said each concert has a theme and the themes for…

Make Your Own Soaps and Learn to Tie Dye at Neptune Library

  By DENISE HERSCHEL With the school year finally complete, thoughts of summer activities for the older kids, in particular the tween and teen set, are on the minds of parents and caregivers alike. There are plenty of programs available for younger children but those in the double digit years may feel left out of the mix. But not at the Neptune Public Library where this summer there are several scheduled activities for kids in sixth through twelfth grades. The list includes Tie Dyeing, Soap Making, a Super Hero Design course, and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Bath Bombs, all of which are…

Tinton Falls Woman Charged with Stabbing a Houseguest

  A Tinton Falls woman is charged with stabbing a borough man outside her Howard Avenue home on Mon., July 6, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Natacha Perez, 35, is charged with one count each of first degree Attempted Murder, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a child, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. She is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township,in $300,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John…

Ocean Museum Wins 1st Place Award

  On June 13 the Township of Ocean Historical Museum received a first place award for its quarterly newsletter, “Ocean’s Heritage.” The Kevin M. Hale publication’s award for newsletters from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey was given at their spring meeting at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern in Rahway. Accepting the award for the all volunteer Ocean Museum was Peggy Dellinger, editor of the newsletter and exhibit chairman. The competitive awards which also include books, booklets, brochures, DVD’s, calendars, pamphlets and posters were created to recognize the achievements of its over two hundred member societies that include…

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Darlene Love to Debut Her 1st Rock Album in Asbury Park

  On Sat., Sept. 12 Darlene Love and friends will be at the historic Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park to debut her first rock album, “Introducing… Darlene Love” one week before the worldwide release on Columbia/Wicked Cool Records. The new album was produced and arranged by Steven Van Zandt and includes songs written by Jimmy Webb, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Desmond Child with Joan Jett, Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil and Van Zandt and scheduled for release September 18th. Van Zandt is not only the producer and music director of the show but will be making a long overdue return to Asbury…

Volunteers Welcome at APTV

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Beginning in January, when the Asbury Park City Council organized after the November elections, the council has been working to revamp the cable television, public channel, APTV. The idea is to liven the station, going beyond simply broadcasting Council meetings and the like, said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, who sits on the nine-member APTV board as the liaison between it and the Council. Now, the station, seen on local cable TV, also is showing items about children and non-profit organizations, “getting things people would be interested in watching,” Quinn said. She said the city is also…

Upstage Club Building Sold, Restoration Planned

  By DON STINE The iconic Upstage Club in downtown Asbury Park, where rock ‘n roll icons like Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny Lyon got their musical start as teenagers, has been sold. “It’s a done deal,” said Richard Yorkowitz, who bought the three-story building in 2009 for $1 million with plans to restore the building to pay homage to Asbury Park’s rock & roll musical heritage. “I am a little disappointed but, once you decide not to do it, then you have to move away from it,” he said. Yorkowitz, a Garwood-based antique dealer, said that he has other…