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Who’s the Girl on Springsteen Single Cover?

  By JOSEPH SAPIA In 1979, hired by Bruce Springsteen, Joel Bernstein spent days with the rock and roller, shooting photographs of him. One is an iconic black-and-white shot – Springsteen dressed in light-colored long pants and a dark-colored T-shirt standing on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The Boardwalk’s herringbone pattern is covered with rain. The Empress hotel is in the near background, the Palace arcade in the far background. “To Joel,” Springsteen wrote on a copy of the photo he gave to Bernstein, “Who was that girl?” and signed it. Springsteen is referring to the woman in the photo’s background,…

Prosecutor to Conduct Internal Affairs Review of Shooting

  Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said his office will conduct a review and evalution of the performance of the responding officers to last week’s shooting by off-duty Neptune Police Officer Phillip Seidle. Here is Gramiccioni’s statement: “Yesterday morning, I informed the police chiefs of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments that our Office will conduct the Internal Affairs review and evaluation of the performance of the responding officers to last week’s tragic shooting by off-duty Neptune Township Police Officer Philip Seidle. “This review will be conducted by our Professional Responsibility Bureau to ensure a thorough…

Donate a Toy, Get a $20 Voucher

  On Fri., July 3 area residents are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to any of the following venues to support the Asbury Park Toy Drive and receive a voucher for $20 to one of several businesses or a discount from businesses. The drive is being organized in partnership wth the Stone Pony Summer Stage. On July 3 bring the toy to any of the following locations: The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, Club Paradise or The Silverball Museum to receive a voucher for $20 or a 10 percent discount from one of the following locations: Asbury Festhalle…

City Officials Believe Marijuana Should be Legalized

  By DON STINE Asbury Park may be well on its way to becoming the first municipality in New Jersey to legalize marijuana since City Council members said this week they have no problem becoming the first community to do so. “It’s a symbolic gesture,” Mayor John Moor said at Monday’s council workshop.“It’s going to anger some people but, then, we come to history and reality. Sometimes you have to be the first,” he said. The Help Not Handcuffs campaign is calling on the mayor and council to pass a resolution calling for the legalization of marijuana to avert the…

3-Way Stop Intersection Added in City; Some Metered Parking Removed

  The intersection at Sunset Avenue and Memorial Drive in Asbury Park will become a three-way stop under a plan to reroute buses down Asbury Avenue instead of Fourth Avenue. Asbury Park officials and residents have been asking New Jersey Transit to use Asbury Avenue as the bus detour route for the Sunset Avenue Bridge project rather than Fourth Avenue, which runs entirely through residential neighborhoods. Acting-Police Chief Anthony Salerno said that an additional stop sign will be added at the southwest corner of the intersection so that buses do not have to stop on the railroad tracks while making…

City Footbridge Will Be Replaced

  By DON STINE The historic wooden footbridge over Sunset Lake in Asbury Park, once a trolley bridge, is scheduled to be totally replaced next year after it was seriously damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Christine Ballard, with the city engineering firm of T&M Associates, told city officials recently that the estimated $900,000 project will probably receive a 90 percent cost reimbursement under the Federal Emergency Management Agency program. She said she expects the reimbursement will be received if the bridge is done with “full replacement in-kind,” which means the historic bridge will be replaced just as it is except for…

Tamara Seidle

  By JOSEPH SAPIA and ELLEN CARROLL Tamara Seidle was remembered this week as a wonderful and loving mother, who was very involved with her children and their activities but was never too busy to show her appreciation to others; to thank the choir at Holy Spirit Church in Asbury Park for singing at her child’s confirmation she brought them a cake. As a member of the Red and Black Booster Club in Neptune she helped out at football games. On Tues., June 16 her ex-husband, Neptune Police Sgt. Phillip Seidel, 51, was arrested and charged with shooting and killing…

Prayer Service for Tamara Seidle

  There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. tonight (June 17) at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Asbury Park for Tamara Seidle. It will be followed by a gathering in Mt. Carmel School cafeteria at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Trauma counselors will be on hand.

Group Suggests City Legalize Marijuana

  A campaign is underway to make Asbury Park the first city in New Jersey to legalize marijuana. The Help Not Handcuffs campaign is calling on the Mayor and City Council to pass a resolution calling for the legalization of marijuana to avert the harms of prohibition and take responsibility for a nearly ubiquitous black market substance; and to the extent possible, make marijuana prohibition the lowest law enforcement priority until legalization is implemented. The effort is being supported by a key group of civic leaders, namely the Asbury Park Democrats. “We would like the City Council to lend their…

Summer is Time for Reading at Asbury Park Public Library

  By DENISE HERSCHEL For many children, the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer season translates into three months of no reading, no writing and no arithmetic. But for Linda Keane, children’s librarian at Asbury Park Library, summer break shouldn’t represent a book-free one. She believes quite the contrary and supports “the time in which kids get the chance to fall in love with reading.” “Summer vacation is when children have this chance. Studies have shown that children who are allowed to choose books they really like are the ones who both read the most…

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