Has your opinion of Governor Christie gone up or down since he took office?

 

William Walker, Asbury Park - Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

William Walker, Asbury Park – Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park - I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park – I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail - I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. - I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail – I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. – I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park - Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park – Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach - We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach – We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell - It went down, along with his weight. It went down because  his bad temper went up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell – It went down, along with his weight. It went down because his bad temper went up.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst - Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst – Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach - I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach – I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Mario Marino, Ocean - I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Mario Marino, Ocean – I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune - I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune – I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Susan Niven, Dean’s - I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into  the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey - no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Susan Niven, Dean’s – I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey – no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Josh Pigman, Avon - Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back.  I like his style.

Josh Pigman, Avon – Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back. I like his style.

What famous person do people tell you you look like?

 

Bradley York, Jackson - When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Bradley York, Jackson – When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Jack Garifine, Neptune - Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Jack Garifine, Neptune – Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park -  Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park – Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Tim Hill, Ocean - John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Tim Hill, Ocean – John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch - People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch – People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch - Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch – Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick - Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick – Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach - It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach – It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst - Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst – Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake - Tiger Woods.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake – Tiger Woods.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken - Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken – Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch - George Clooney.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch – George Clooney.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park - William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park – William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Adam Simmons, Deans - Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Adam Simmons, Deans – Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park - Lionel Richie.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park – Lionel Richie.

Who is your favorite monster?

 

This Halloween, The Coaster asked Shore residents “Who is your favorite monster?” And here are their replies…

Terry Walsh, Ocean Grove - That’s a hard one. I love them all. Halloween was my favorite holiday. I used to decorate my garage into an elaborate Halloween scene. I had all the monsters. I liked Godzilla. He was one of my favorites. But I loved them all.

Terry Walsh, Ocean Grove – That’s a hard one. I love them all. Halloween was my favorite holiday. I used to decorate my garage into an elaborate Halloween scene. I had all the monsters. I liked Godzilla. He was one of my favorites. But I loved them all.

Mike Davenport & Mick Hale, Ocean Grove - Mike: My favorite monster is Godzilla, because he’s the biggest. Occasionally he’s the good guy. Mick: I have to go with Frankenberry. He’s like a take-off on Frankenstein, but he’s a cereal. He’s pink, and I love strawberries.

Mike Davenport & Mick Hale, Ocean Grove – Mike: My favorite monster is Godzilla, because he’s the biggest. Occasionally he’s the good guy. Mick: I have to go with Frankenberry. He’s like a take-off on Frankenstein, but he’s a cereal. He’s pink, and I love strawberries.

Bob Guido, Rivers Edge Restaurant - I like King Kong. He was a guy you could relate to. He was a gentle giant. They tied him up and took has gal away from him. What did you expect him to do? He busted loose and raised hell.

Bob Guido, Rivers Edge Restaurant – I like King Kong. He was a guy you could relate to. He was a gentle giant. They tied him up and took has gal away from him. What did you expect him to do? He busted loose and raised hell.

Carl Incles, Neptune - Michael Meyers from Halloween, the movie. Sometimes I dress up as him for Halloween. Everybody either loves him or hates him. He’s scary.

Carl Incles, Neptune – Michael Meyers from Halloween, the movie. Sometimes I dress up as him for Halloween. Everybody either loves him or hates him. He’s scary.

Sally Neal & Neala Mandel, Ocean Grove - Sally: I like the Cookie Monster because I like chocolate chip cookies. Frankenstein would be ok. I watched him as a kid. Neala: I like Frankenfurter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I saw the play at Revision Theater in Asbury. It was excellent. They were very talented.

Sally Neal & Neala Mandel, Ocean Grove – Sally: I like the Cookie Monster because I like chocolate chip cookies. Frankenstein would be ok. I watched him as a kid. Neala: I like Frankenfurter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I saw the play at Revision Theater in Asbury. It was excellent. They were very talented.

John & Barbara Merten w/Brenna & Jean, Ocean Grove - Both the kids like the Loch Ness Monster. It can swim. It’s a water monster. They’re looking forward to seeing it. John: The Jersey Devil. Something like Big Foot, but local. And there’s a really, really small chance he’s for real.

John & Barbara Merten w/Brenna & Jean, Ocean Grove – Both the kids like the Loch Ness Monster. It can swim. It’s a water monster. They’re looking forward to seeing it. John: The Jersey Devil. Something like Big Foot, but local. And there’s a really, really small chance he’s for real.

Jack & Doe Miskell, Bradley Beach - We both say Frankenstein. He’s a classic. Doe went out with a guy that looked like Frankenstein, once.

Jack & Doe Miskell, Bradley Beach – We both say Frankenstein. He’s a classic. Doe went out with a guy that looked like Frankenstein, once.

Irene Amspacher, Tinton Falls & Lorran Morgan, Belmar - Irene: The monster from Beauty and the Beast. I like him. Freddie Krueger scares me. He was a monster to me. Lorran: I like Hell Boy, he’s like a monster; a super hero. As for scary, Dracula. He always scares me.

Irene Amspacher, Tinton Falls & Lorran Morgan, Belmar – Irene: The monster from Beauty and the Beast. I like him. Freddie Krueger scares me. He was a monster to me. Lorran: I like Hell Boy, he’s like a monster; a super hero. As for scary, Dracula. He always scares me.

Debbie Bozard & Kathie Morrisy, Beach House - Debbie: I’ll go with the Wolfman. I feel bad for him. I always did as a kid. He was cursed. He wanted to love somebody, but the full moon got in the way. I just felt sorry for him. Kathie: I’d say Dracula for the same reason. He needed blood. It wasn’t his fault. And the Hunchback. We both felt sorry for him.

Debbie Bozard & Kathie Morrisy, Beach House – Debbie: I’ll go with the Wolfman. I feel bad for him. I always did as a kid. He was cursed. He wanted to love somebody, but the full moon got in the way. I just felt sorry for him. Kathie: I’d say Dracula for the same reason. He needed blood. It wasn’t his fault. And the Hunchback. We both felt sorry for him.

Briella Nalasco, Palmyra’s Hair - Sully, from Monsters, Inc. It’s a Disney movie. He’s a  nice monster. He’s emotional. His job is to scare kids, but he can’t do it. He’d rather protect the kids than scare them.

Briella Nalasco, Palmyra’s Hair – Sully, from Monsters, Inc. It’s a Disney movie. He’s a nice monster. He’s emotional. His job is to scare kids, but he can’t do it. He’d rather protect the kids than scare them.

Steve Schiavo, Hazlet - The Tazmanian Devil. He’s kind of wacky. You say something and he spins out of control, if I remember my cartoons right. I think he’s on a Geico commercial, now.

Steve Schiavo, Hazlet – The Tazmanian Devil. He’s kind of wacky. You say something and he spins out of control, if I remember my cartoons right. I think he’s on a Geico commercial, now.

Nicole Strafaci, Ocean Grove - I don’t like scary monsters, but I have a Yeti hat. So, I like monsters if they are cute. I liked Casper the friendly ghost. I like ghosts, but they have to be good ghosts. Kind of like the Wizard of Oz; good witch/bad witch.

Nicole Strafaci, Ocean Grove – I don’t like scary monsters, but I have a Yeti hat. So, I like monsters if they are cute. I liked Casper the friendly ghost. I like ghosts, but they have to be good ghosts. Kind of like the Wizard of Oz; good witch/bad witch.

Arnold Teixeria, Ocean Grove - Mothra. It was a benevolent monster who went into combat with Godzilla on occasion. She was worshiped by two twin miniature princesses. She appeared first in 1961. In 1964 she battled Godzilla.

Arnold Teixeria, Ocean Grove – Mothra. It was a benevolent monster who went into combat with Godzilla on occasion. She was worshiped by two twin miniature princesses. She appeared first in 1961. In 1964 she battled Godzilla.

Should NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resign?

 

Darth Vadar, Planet Alderon - Some of the players seem to have gone to the dark side. He has to use the force to get them to clean up their acts.

Darth Vadar, Planet Alderon – Some of the players seem to have gone to the dark side. He has to use the force to get them to clean up their acts.

Nick Bergan, Keyport - No, I don’t think he should resign. He’s not the best commissioner the NFL ever had, but he's not the worst. Plus, I just like to watch the games. I don’t get involved in politics.

Nick Bergan, Keyport – No, I don’t think he should resign. He’s not the best commissioner the NFL ever had, but he’s not the worst. Plus, I just like to watch the games. I don’t get involved in politics.

Jerry Carannante, Cracker Barrel - No, I don’t think he should resign. He’s doing his job. Hopefully he won’t have anymore to deal with.

Jerry Carannante, Cracker Barrel – No, I don’t think he should resign. He’s doing his job. Hopefully he won’t have anymore to deal with.

Almando Cordero, Beckman’s - Roger Goodell should  not resign. He’s doing the best he can in a complicated situation. He should have told the truth in the beginning about the tape, but he shouldn’t resign. It’s like Barack Obama being blamed for every little thing. That’s what happens when you’re in charge.

Almando Cordero, Beckman’s – Roger Goodell should not resign. He’s doing the best he can in a complicated situation. He should have told the truth in the beginning about the tape, but he shouldn’t resign. It’s like Barack Obama being blamed for every little thing. That’s what happens when you’re in charge.

Mike Donatoni, Belmar & Marcell Del Corpo, Toms River - We agree that he shouldn’t resign. We all know that when you are the top dog, you pay people to do certain things. He didn’t beat his wife, he didn’t do anything wrong. People like drama and just jump on things. It’s not about the game it’s about someone’s personal life.

Mike Donatoni, Belmar & Marcell Del Corpo, Toms River – We agree that he shouldn’t resign. We all know that when you are the top dog, you pay people to do certain things. He didn’t beat his wife, he didn’t do anything wrong. People like drama and just jump on things. It’s not about the game it’s about someone’s personal life.

Dave Duncan, Asbury Park - I think Roger Goodell has nothing to do with the private affairs of Ray Rice. He didn’t do anything. If you don’t like what’s happening, don’t go to the games. That way you can take it out on the league, but the league didn’t do anything. I don’t watch football, but I believe in human rights.

Dave Duncan, Asbury Park – I think Roger Goodell has nothing to do with the private affairs of Ray Rice. He didn’t do anything. If you don’t like what’s happening, don’t go to the games. That way you can take it out on the league, but the league didn’t do anything. I don’t watch football, but I believe in human rights.

Donna Esposito, Long Branch & Denise Lemmon, Bradley Beach - We say no, he shouldn’t be forced to resign. It wasn’t handled properly from the start. It’s the same old, same old, with the cover-up, but he shouldn’t lose his job for it. Michael Vick is still playing, and look at what he did with the dogs. Because they’re celebrities it’s blown out of proportion. It happens everyday.

Donna Esposito, Long Branch & Denise Lemmon, Bradley Beach – We say no, he shouldn’t be forced to resign. It wasn’t handled properly from the start. It’s the same old, same old, with the cover-up, but he shouldn’t lose his job for it. Michael Vick is still playing, and look at what he did with the dogs. Because they’re celebrities it’s blown out of proportion. It happens everyday.

Wanda Kinard w/Mya Fisher, Neptune - If they find out that he withheld information, then he should resign. There’s no reason for a man to put his hands on a women or a child. Losing some of his sponserships and a lot of fans is not good for football. And we’re big football people. It’s sad.

Wanda Kinard w/Mya Fisher, Neptune – If they find out that he withheld information, then he should resign. There’s no reason for a man to put his hands on a women or a child. Losing some of his sponserships and a lot of fans is not good for football. And we’re big football people. It’s sad.

Marion Lynch, Wanamassa - Yes, he should. Absolutely, they have to set an example that they’re going to change football. You see all the horror stories that came out about football lately, with Penn State and the pros, it’s time to change the image.

Marion Lynch, Wanamassa – Yes, he should. Absolutely, they have to set an example that they’re going to change football. You see all the horror stories that came out about football lately, with Penn State and the pros, it’s time to change the image.

Christine Mizrahi, Belmar - I think Ray Rice should not only be suspended from playing football, but he should be in jail. He needs therapy. His wife needs therapy for marrying him.

Christine Mizrahi, Belmar – I think Ray Rice should not only be suspended from playing football, but he should be in jail. He needs therapy. His wife needs therapy for marrying him.

Nick Moore, Neptune - There’s no reason for him to resign. He admitted he mishandled the situation. If we all got fired for mishandling a situation, there would be a lot of unemployment. He makes money for the owners and they’re standing by him. That’s the bottom line.

Nick Moore, Neptune – There’s no reason for him to resign. He admitted he mishandled the situation. If we all got fired for mishandling a situation, there would be a lot of unemployment. He makes money for the owners and they’re standing by him. That’s the bottom line.

Poncho D., Neptune - Here’s the thing, he’s the commissioner, not a babysitter. He can’t control what goes on behind closed doors. If he should resign for that, Christie should resign for Bridgegate. As for the child getting hit with a switch, in my time we were sent to get the switch. It wasn’t about child endangerment, it was about discipline. Should he resign - no. And those bandwagon jumpers - it’s getting out of hand.

Poncho D., Neptune – Here’s the thing, he’s the commissioner, not a babysitter. He can’t control what goes on behind closed doors. If he should resign for that, Christie should resign for Bridgegate. As for the child getting hit with a switch, in my time we were sent to get the switch. It wasn’t about child endangerment, it was about discipline. Should he resign – no. And those bandwagon jumpers – it’s getting out of hand.

Steve Rubenstein, Ocean - I want to remain neutral on that one. I’m just glad Michael Vick is no longer playing for the Eagles. (Over the dog incident). I think he should be in jail. I stopped watching football for 3 years because of that. Rand Paul 2016!

Steve Rubenstein, Ocean – I want to remain neutral on that one. I’m just glad Michael Vick is no longer playing for the Eagles. (Over the dog incident). I think he should be in jail. I stopped watching football for 3 years because of that. Rand Paul 2016!

The Question Is….

 

Should professional athletes be held accountable for their off field antics?

 

Marilyn Tomaino, Ocean - It depends on the severity of it, I think. People have a right to their privacy, to an extent. What Ray Rice did was despictable.  He deserves whatever  penalty he’s dealt. What kind of message does this send?

Marilyn Tomaino, Ocean – It depends on the severity of it, I think. People have a right to their privacy, to an extent. What Ray Rice did was despictable. He deserves whatever penalty he’s dealt. What kind of message does this send?

Charlie Anteby, Elberon - My answer is absolutely. They have an obligation to serve as role models. There's a lot of fans out there who look up to those players, and they have an influence. So when we see abuse from them on their spouses and children, it has an influence. I’m more appalled by the abuse of the kid. What happened to the wife was awful, but the kid was worse.

Charlie Anteby, Elberon – My answer is absolutely. They have an obligation to serve as role models. There’s a lot of fans out there who look up to those players, and they have an influence. So when we see abuse from them on their spouses and children, it has an influence. I’m more appalled by the abuse of the kid. What happened to the wife was awful, but the kid was worse.

Don Barlett, Neptune -  Definitely. I think everybody should be held accountable for their actions. Besides the fact that kids look up to them. I don’t think any man should punch a female. I guess he’s going to get what he deserves.

Don Barlett, Neptune – Definitely. I think everybody should be held accountable for their actions. Besides the fact that kids look up to them. I don’t think any man should punch a female. I guess he’s going to get what he deserves.

Lenny Bigglesworth, Neptune City - I think that everyone should be responsible for all of their actions all of the time, and nobody’s exempt from taking responsibility for their actions.

Lenny Bigglesworth, Neptune City – I think that everyone should be responsible for all of their actions all of the time, and nobody’s exempt from taking responsibility for their actions.

Sal & Sam Boyd, Allenhurst - Yes. definitely. They’re role models for children, more than anything. They need to be held accountable and, perhaps, one day they’ll realize the consequences. Antics are antics, everybody should be held accountable, no matter who you are.

Sal & Sam Boyd, Allenhurst – Yes. definitely. They’re role models for children, more than anything. They need to be held accountable and, perhaps, one day they’ll realize the consequences. Antics are antics, everybody should be held accountable, no matter who you are.

Sal DeStefano, Ocean Grove - Yes, despite what Charles Barkley says, athletes are role models and they get paid a lot to be role models. Look at Derek Jeter, he’s an excellent role model.

Sal DeStefano, Ocean Grove – Yes, despite what Charles Barkley says, athletes are role models and they get paid a lot to be role models. Look at Derek Jeter, he’s an excellent role model.

Kiernan & Laura Dugan, Interlaken - We think that despite what your profession is you should be held accountable for your actions.  Those in the public spotlight, even more so.

Kiernan & Laura Dugan, Interlaken – We think that despite what your profession is you should be held accountable for your actions. Those in the public spotlight, even more so.

Marc Ellington, Laquella Johnson, Wall & Mina Wilson, with the youngsters of Asbury Park Pop Warner - Yes, they should. A lot of people look up to professional athletes. They represent a lot more then just playing. They need to be held to a higher standard. Kids see these things on TV and they don’t know if it’s okay or not.

Marc Ellington, Laquella Johnson, Wall & Mina Wilson, with the youngsters of Asbury Park Pop Warner – Yes, they should. A lot of people look up to professional athletes. They represent a lot more then just playing. They need to be held to a higher standard. Kids see these things on TV and they don’t know if it’s okay or not.

Gerard & Martha Kieczylowski, Ocean Grove - Absolutely. Why should they be different then anyone else. Not  to mention their special position as role models. We think everyone should be held to a higher moral and civil standard.

Gerard & Martha Kieczylowski, Ocean Grove – Absolutely. Why should they be different then anyone else. Not to mention their special position as role models. We think everyone should be held to a higher moral and civil standard.

Raya Quinones, Asbury Park - Absolutely!! Beat your kid with a switch? Put your hands on a woman? I hope you’ve got some money stashed. You’re going to be on the dole like the rest of us. Unacceptable. Total unacceptable.

Raya Quinones, Asbury Park – Absolutely!! Beat your kid with a switch? Put your hands on a woman? I hope you’ve got some money stashed. You’re going to be on the dole like the rest of us. Unacceptable. Total unacceptable.

Dan Sheridan, Ocean - Yes, they should. It’s a private business. they have a reputation to uphold. They’re role models. The NFL has an image to uphold. It’s a business; a brand. It’s the most popular sports brand in the US. I think anyone should be held accountable for their actions outside or anywhere, as it could impact their employment.

Dan Sheridan, Ocean – Yes, they should. It’s a private business. they have a reputation to uphold. They’re role models. The NFL has an image to uphold. It’s a business; a brand. It’s the most popular sports brand in the US. I think anyone should be held accountable for their actions outside or anywhere, as it could impact their employment.

Mary Ann Shorter, Asbury Park - Of course. You shouldn’t beat your wife. You shouldn’t beat your kids with a stick, so bad he had to go to the hospital. We used to get smacked as a kid, even in school, but not like that.  You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.

Mary Ann Shorter, Asbury Park – Of course. You shouldn’t beat your wife. You shouldn’t beat your kids with a stick, so bad he had to go to the hospital. We used to get smacked as a kid, even in school, but not like that. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.

Jay & Stacy Stark, Allenhurst - Yes, we do. There is a moral conduct code that the athletes agree to when they sign their contract and domestic violence clearly violates the code of conduct.

Jay & Stacy Stark, Allenhurst – Yes, we do. There is a moral conduct code that the athletes agree to when they sign their contract and domestic violence clearly violates the code of conduct.

“How was the start of your school year?”

 

This week THE COASTER asked, “How was the start of your school year?” – and the consensus was that the future looks bright for these outstanding students:

Jenna & Noah Spitzer, Long Branch - It was good for both of us. We saw our old friends and our teachers are really nice. We both like school.  It’s going to be a good year for us.

Jenna & Noah Spitzer, Long Branch – It was good for both of us. We saw our old friends and our teachers are really nice. We both like school. It’s going to be a good year for us.

Victor Andrade, Ocean - It was good, I got to play with my friends at recess. I’m in second grade. It’s going to be a good year because my teacher is really nice - Mrs. Buck.

Victor Andrade, Ocean – It was good, I got to play with my friends at recess. I’m in second grade. It’s going to be a good year because my teacher is really nice – Mrs. Buck.

J.J. Atkins & Ra’Zhon, McNeil - J.J.: We learned the times tables and multiplication. After school we had a party. Ra’Zhon: I walked to school. We learned and at the end of the day we had a party for one of the girls. It was her birthday.

J.J. Atkins & Ra’Zhon, McNeil – J.J.: We learned the times tables and multiplication. After school we had a party. Ra’Zhon: I walked to school. We learned and at the end of the day we had a party for one of the girls. It was her birthday.

Ethan Brandimarte, Ocean - I just started Ocean Junior High, the fifth grade. It was fun, but not the best. The lunch was good. My locker is next to Emily’s.

Ethan Brandimarte, Ocean – I just started Ocean Junior High, the fifth grade. It was fun, but not the best. The lunch was good. My locker is next to Emily’s.

Ethan DeFonseka, Wayside -  It was good. I got my second grade teacher again, Miss McConville. It was good to see her again. She taught us all the rules. I think I’m going to have a good year.

Ethan DeFonseka, Wayside – It was good. I got my second grade teacher again, Miss McConville. It was good to see her again. She taught us all the rules. I think I’m going to have a good year.

Elizabeth Ellis, Oakhurst - It was fun being able to see all your friends again. I think it’s going to be a good year, because all my teachers are very motivational. I go to Ocean Twp. Intermediate.

Elizabeth Ellis, Oakhurst – It was fun being able to see all your friends again. I think it’s going to be a good year, because all my teachers are very motivational. I go to Ocean Twp. Intermediate.

Brian & Ellen Gibbons w/Maeve & Brian, W., Allenhurst - Maeve: It’s really fun and exciting. I love my teacher, Mrs. Francisco. Brian: My teachers are really nice. I just started at the Ocean Middle School. I expect to have a good year and one last day at the beach.

Brian & Ellen Gibbons w/Maeve & Brian, W., Allenhurst – Maeve: It’s really fun and exciting. I love my teacher, Mrs. Francisco. Brian: My teachers are really nice. I just started at the Ocean Middle School. I expect to have a good year and one last day at the beach.

Manny Hernandez & Norma Quinunez, Neptune - Norma: It was ok. I was late both days so far. I’m looking forward to graduation. Manny: Good. It went by fast. I’m a sophomore at Neptune High. It’s a good school.

Manny Hernandez & Norma Quinunez, Neptune – Norma: It was ok. I was late both days so far. I’m looking forward to graduation. Manny: Good. It went by fast. I’m a sophomore at Neptune High. It’s a good school.

Chase Kopacko, Oakhurst - Chase just started pre-school. He has friends. He’s learning his vowels.

Chase Kopacko, Oakhurst – Chase just started pre-school. He has friends. He’s learning his vowels.

Owen & Ben of Asbury Park - Owen: I’m in the second grade. We had a snow ball fight with paper balls. There were notes written in the inside. That was the best day ever. Ben goes to pre-school, he learned about letters and numbers. And he learned about a train.

Owen & Ben of Asbury Park – Owen: I’m in the second grade. We had a snow ball fight with paper balls. There were notes written in the inside. That was the best day ever. Ben goes to pre-school, he learned about letters and numbers. And he learned about a train.

Lucas & Logan Renvoize, Wayside - Logan went to Ivy Hedge. I just like it. My favorite time is art class. Lucas: I love school. I have Mrs. Velba in the first grade. I love sports - gym class.

Lucas & Logan Renvoize, Wayside – Logan went to Ivy Hedge. I just like it. My favorite time is art class. Lucas: I love school. I have Mrs. Velba in the first grade. I love sports – gym class.

And the Question is….

 

What do you do on a rainy day in the summer? (asked on a rainy day in the summer)

Laura Mowczan, Neptune & Clayton Twidle, Ocean Grove - Go out to eat, and probably go to the movies. Sip hot tea, tea for two. We occasionally dance in the rain. We don’t sing.

Laura Mowczan, Neptune & Clayton Twidle, Ocean Grove – Go out to eat, and probably go to the movies. Sip hot tea, tea for two. We occasionally dance in the rain. We don’t sing.

Carl Baumann w/Luke, Allenhurst - We go to the movies. We saw “Despicable Me II’. The kids loved that movie. We’re going over to Middlebrook to catch another movie today, ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ We saw the ‘Lego Movie.’ The song is ‘Everything is Awesome.’ A favorite with the kids.

Carl Baumann w/Luke, Allenhurst – We go to the movies. We saw “Despicable Me II’. The kids loved that movie. We’re going over to Middlebrook to catch another movie today, ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’ We saw the ‘Lego Movie.’ The song is ‘Everything is Awesome.’ A favorite with the kids.

Ryan Coutu & Jon Biondo, Asbury Park - We play bridge. Go bowling. sometimes the movies. Eating and adult beverages.

Ryan Coutu & Jon Biondo, Asbury Park – We play bridge. Go bowling. sometimes the movies. Eating and adult beverages.

Rosemarie Decker, Ocean Grove - I go to the farmer’s market in Asbury for local produce. I’ll be shopping at the local stores today. I rather shop with the local store owners than the stores at the mall.

Rosemarie Decker, Ocean Grove – I go to the farmer’s market in Asbury for local produce. I’ll be shopping at the local stores today. I rather shop with the local store owners than the stores at the mall.

Vincent Donato & Kristin Kruger, Asbury Park - We’re up early, no matter what the weather. We joke around and enjoy our company. We can turn any bad situation into a positive one. Good vibes.

Vincent Donato & Kristin Kruger, Asbury Park – We’re up early, no matter what the weather. We joke around and enjoy our company. We can turn any bad situation into a positive one. Good vibes.

Raina Grossman, Deal & Judy McClellan, Allenhurst - Today we’re going to breakfast at Franks and then we’re going home to Allenhurst and strategizing our next move for the next chapters in our careers. We’re looking for new positions.

Raina Grossman, Deal & Judy McClellan, Allenhurst – Today we’re going to breakfast at Franks and then we’re going home to Allenhurst and strategizing our next move for the next chapters in our careers. We’re looking for new positions.

Timothy Harden & Viva Van Story, Belmar - We sleep late on rainy days. Movies, bowling. we spend quality time on the couch together. We party.

Timothy Harden & Viva Van Story, Belmar – We sleep late on rainy days. Movies, bowling. we spend quality time on the couch together. We party.

Norman James, Neptune - Being a veteran and senior vice commander of Post 2639 in Neptune, we usually have a party at the post. Eat and drinks. We have to make the best of it.

Norman James, Neptune – Being a veteran and senior vice commander of Post 2639 in Neptune, we usually have a party at the post. Eat and drinks. We have to make the best of it.

Jerome Johnson, Bradley Beach - I still go to the gym at 7am on Saturdays. When I’m done I go to Franks to pick-up my tuna sandwich for dinner. I have a protein shake. I’ll catch a movie, maybe two if it’s really pouring.

Jerome Johnson, Bradley Beach – I still go to the gym at 7am on Saturdays. When I’m done I go to Franks to pick-up my tuna sandwich for dinner. I have a protein shake. I’ll catch a movie, maybe two if it’s really pouring.

Harvey & Lisa Karen, Wall - Go to the movies. We stop at Frank’s for breakfast. We love the jelly donuts there. We go to the Cabin on Rt 33 for dinner and cocktails. It’s not a bad day. It’s never a bad day.

Harvey & Lisa Karen, Wall – Go to the movies. We stop at Frank’s for breakfast. We love the jelly donuts there. We go to the Cabin on Rt 33 for dinner and cocktails. It’s not a bad day. It’s never a bad day.

Rob Martinetti, Belmar - I go shopping a the mall. I’m in business, ‘Robert’s Carpentry,’ so I do some inside work on a rainy day. Sometimes I go to the movies.

Rob Martinetti, Belmar – I go shopping a the mall. I’m in business, ‘Robert’s Carpentry,’ so I do some inside work on a rainy day. Sometimes I go to the movies.

Lisa Rodgers, Long Branch - I usually go shopping. I like thrift stores. The local thrift stores where you can find great bargains. Today I went to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in Asbury. I bought a brand new Rachel Ray cast iron potware. Great stuff.

Lisa Rodgers, Long Branch – I usually go shopping. I like thrift stores. The local thrift stores where you can find great bargains. Today I went to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission in Asbury. I bought a brand new Rachel Ray cast iron potware. Great stuff.

 

Are you leery of flying?

 

Dameon Winslow, Asbury Park - Yeah, I’m scared to death. If something happens, you just can’t jump out and run like with a car or train. For me, no boats, no planes. At least not now, I’m too afraid.

Dameon Winslow, Asbury Park – Yeah, I’m scared to death. If something happens, you just can’t jump out and run like with a car or train. For me, no boats, no planes. At least not now, I’m too afraid.

Neil aka “The Silver Fox” Den Braven, Ocean Grove - I don’t mind the flying, it’s the airports, very inconsiderate! I just got back from flying to see my kids. I got cancelled three times. Very inconsiderate. Other than that, it’s the only way to go!

Neil aka “The Silver Fox” Den Braven, Ocean Grove – I don’t mind the flying, it’s the airports, very inconsiderate! I just got back from flying to see my kids. I got cancelled three times. Very inconsiderate. Other than that, it’s the only way to go!

Terri Fasolo, Asbury Park - Yes, I’m always leery. I never get on a plane. Who would right now? With all that is going on in the world. It’s sad. It really is.

Terri Fasolo, Asbury Park – Yes, I’m always leery. I never get on a plane. Who would right now? With all that is going on in the world. It’s sad. It really is.

Bob Gould, Oakhurst - It depends in the size of the broom. I wouldn’t fly overseas on an airplane, I have too much work and I can’t swim. I’m a plumbing contractor.

Bob Gould, Oakhurst – It depends in the size of the broom. I wouldn’t fly overseas on an airplane, I have too much work and I can’t swim. I’m a plumbing contractor.

Jesi Halprin, Asbury Park - No, not at all. I’ve flown so many times, especially in the past year. I don’t think about it. I think it’s safe.

Jesi Halprin, Asbury Park – No, not at all. I’ve flown so many times, especially in the past year. I don’t think about it. I think it’s safe.

Beth Shabazian, Belmar & Sue Hitcher, Atlanta - Beth: We were just talking about that this morning. I’m terrified of flying in the first place, and more so lately. Sue: I fly frequently, easily and it’s the best way to get there. I feel like I’m in my living room. No sense of being up in the air at all. I flew here Wednesday.

Beth Shabazian, Belmar & Sue Hitcher, Atlanta – Beth: We were just talking about that this morning. I’m terrified of flying in the first place, and more so lately. Sue: I fly frequently, easily and it’s the best way to get there. I feel like I’m in my living room. No sense of being up in the air at all. I flew here Wednesday.

John & Connie Lysko, Ocean - No, not at all. In fact, we’re flying to France in September. We have ‘Wander-lust.’ We love to travel. John recently retired and our major goal is to do as much traveling as we can.

John & Connie Lysko, Ocean – No, not at all. In fact, we’re flying to France in September. We have ‘Wander-lust.’ We love to travel. John recently retired and our major goal is to do as much traveling as we can.

Jill Magnuson, Ocean Grove - In the states I would fly. I would go out of the country where it was safe right now. I wouldn’t want to travel to Afghanistan or any other place where they’re at war with a no fly zone.

Jill Magnuson, Ocean Grove – In the states I would fly. I would go out of the country where it was safe right now. I wouldn’t want to travel to Afghanistan or any other place where they’re at war with a no fly zone.

Patti McCormick, Bradley Beach -Yes, I am. I’m always leery of flying, but more so now. Our daughters is in Germany right now, and I’m a little bit scared. She’s flying home this week.

Patti McCormick, Bradley Beach -Yes, I am. I’m always leery of flying, but more so now. Our daughters is in Germany right now, and I’m a little bit scared. She’s flying home this week.

Bill Mockridge, Ocean Grove - Not in this country. The crazies are in the other countries. I fly down to Florida. I’ll be going this fall.

Bill Mockridge, Ocean Grove – Not in this country. The crazies are in the other countries. I fly down to Florida. I’ll be going this fall.

Lee Morgan, Ocean Grove - Not in the least. Statistically it’s a very safe way to get around. I’ve done a lot of flying, both long and short flights. My longest flight was 14 hours. I don’t think twice about it.

Lee Morgan, Ocean Grove – Not in the least. Statistically it’s a very safe way to get around. I’ve done a lot of flying, both long and short flights. My longest flight was 14 hours. I don’t think twice about it.

Jessica Rant, Ocean - I don’t go away too much, but right now I wouldn’t travel outside of the US. It seems too risky right now. In state, I feel safe and I’d fly.

Jessica Rant, Ocean – I don’t go away too much, but right now I wouldn’t travel outside of the US. It seems too risky right now. In state, I feel safe and I’d fly.

Virginia Simpson, Spring Lake Heights - I’m sort of half and half. I think I would fly if I have to go somewhere. If I was going some place good. I wouldn’t just go for no reason at all. If it’s my time to go ...But it really is scary.

Virginia Simpson, Spring Lake Heights – I’m sort of half and half. I think I would fly if I have to go somewhere. If I was going some place good. I wouldn’t just go for no reason at all. If it’s my time to go …But it really is scary.

Should we seal the border?

 

Linda Tanchak, Asbury Park - Yes, absolutely, yes. All I want from my government is to defend my borders. That’s all I’ve ever asked. That and a strong military.

Linda Tanchak, Asbury Park – Yes, absolutely, yes. All I want from my government is to defend my borders. That’s all I’ve ever asked. That and a strong military.

Pat Arpasi, Tinton Falls - Yes, I definitely think we should. I don’t care who comes here, but we should know who they are and where they are going. When I was young, people who weren’t citizens had to register at the Post Office. Put up a fence. Whatever it takes. But there should be more registration opportunities if they want to come here legally.

Pat Arpasi, Tinton Falls – Yes, I definitely think we should. I don’t care who comes here, but we should know who they are and where they are going. When I was young, people who weren’t citizens had to register at the Post Office. Put up a fence. Whatever it takes. But there should be more registration opportunities if they want to come here legally.

Graham Carter, Ocean Grove - Definitely, seal the border with Canada and don’t let any Americans out.

Graham Carter, Ocean Grove – Definitely, seal the border with Canada and don’t let any Americans out.

Joseph Caruso, Old Bridge & Emi Modi, Asbury Park - Yes. God wants to protect America. They should pay taxes if they want to come here and work, even if they’re illegal. Our parents, we’re brother and sister, came here from Russia and worked like a dog. These people come here scott free, it’s not right. It’s all politics. They are hard workers, but let them pay taxes.

Joseph Caruso, Old Bridge & Emi Modi, Asbury Park – Yes. God wants to protect America. They should pay taxes if they want to come here and work, even if they’re illegal. Our parents, we’re brother and sister, came here from Russia and worked like a dog. These people come here scott free, it’s not right. It’s all politics. They are hard workers, but let them pay taxes.

Joyce Darling, W. Hartford, Conn. & Cynthia Darling, Montclair, NJ - We don’t think we should seal the borders, but we do need to address some issues. We can’t just ignore the suffering of those coming in, but we have to proactively address the backgrounds and the needs of those coming in.

Joyce Darling, W. Hartford, Conn. & Cynthia Darling, Montclair, NJ – We don’t think we should seal the borders, but we do need to address some issues. We can’t just ignore the suffering of those coming in, but we have to proactively address the backgrounds and the needs of those coming in.

Cathy Gorry, Bradley Beach - No. Borders weren’t sealed when al of our ancestors came here. They should get here legally, but don’t seal the borders.

Cathy Gorry, Bradley Beach – No. Borders weren’t sealed when al of our ancestors came here. They should get here legally, but don’t seal the borders.

Bonnie Graham, Ocean Grove - Yes, I do think we should.  As much as this country was settled by immigrants, they did so by proper channels.  I’m sure there is much we don’t know. Seeing all these young children coming over here without their parents, it’s very distressing. Who is going to take care of these children? It’s a situation that Congress needs to address and the sooner the better.

Bonnie Graham, Ocean Grove – Yes, I do think we should. As much as this country was settled by immigrants, they did so by proper channels. I’m sure there is much we don’t know. Seeing all these young children coming over here without their parents, it’s very distressing. Who is going to take care of these children? It’s a situation that Congress needs to address and the sooner the better.

Donna Hillbreeze, Tuscon, Arizona & Leigh Grahill, Asbury Park - Donna: I’m from Tuscon, Arizona, and I’m all for the patrol because I know that some bad people are coming across, but I don’t like the ugly, steel barriers that they are putting up. That keeps out the migrating wildlife that often goes back and forth.  I’m opposed to the big, ugly steel wall. I’m for people to be hired to patrol. Leigh: I say ditto. Just give it a ditto.

Donna Hillbreeze, Tuscon, Arizona & Leigh Grahill, Asbury Park – Donna: I’m from Tuscon, Arizona, and I’m all for the patrol because I know that some bad people are coming across, but I don’t like the ugly, steel barriers that they are putting up. That keeps out the migrating wildlife that often goes back and forth. I’m opposed to the big, ugly steel wall. I’m for people to be hired to patrol. Leigh: I say ditto. Just give it a ditto.

Carol Migrala, Little Silver - We won’t be able to support these people. We need to vaccinate them, there’s disease involved. I believe in helping other people, but it has to be done in an orderly fashion, not haphazardly. The president is proposing billions of dollars, with no plan. There has to be a plan, and Congress has to be involved.

Carol Migrala, Little Silver – We won’t be able to support these people. We need to vaccinate them, there’s disease involved. I believe in helping other people, but it has to be done in an orderly fashion, not haphazardly. The president is proposing billions of dollars, with no plan. There has to be a plan, and Congress has to be involved.

Christopher Nagy, Bradley Beach - Yes. And the reason is that the money we spend on housing and feeding illegals, it would be much cheaper to patrol the borders properly. I’m a former New Jersey Environmental Federation employee.

Christopher Nagy, Bradley Beach – Yes. And the reason is that the money we spend on housing and feeding illegals, it would be much cheaper to patrol the borders properly. I’m a former New Jersey Environmental Federation employee.

Sarah Pingatore, Cedar Knolls - I’ve been told that a fence has been disruptive to wildlife migratory patterns, so therefor it’s detrimental to the environment. We have to take everything into consideration.

Sarah Pingatore, Cedar Knolls – I’ve been told that a fence has been disruptive to wildlife migratory patterns, so therefor it’s detrimental to the environment. We have to take everything into consideration.

Ed Poehlmann, Ocean Grove - That’s a loaded question. I would say we need to regulate the borders, not close them. We have never been a country with sealed borders, and we shouldn’t start now. What we’re permitting to happen to all these children is inhumane. I don’t know the solution, but we have representatives in Washington who are supposed to figure it out. That’s they’re job, and they’re not doing it.

Ed Poehlmann, Ocean Grove – That’s a loaded question. I would say we need to regulate the borders, not close them. We have never been a country with sealed borders, and we shouldn’t start now. What we’re permitting to happen to all these children is inhumane. I don’t know the solution, but we have representatives in Washington who are supposed to figure it out. That’s they’re job, and they’re not doing it.

Joshua Reinhardt, Ocean Grove - Oh, that’s a tough one. I’ve worked with many Latinos before, and they are needed. And the Irish work just as hard and fast. Right now it doesn't seem as if the playing field is level, as people who come here illegally are given so much at taxpayers expense.

Joshua Reinhardt, Ocean Grove – Oh, that’s a tough one. I’ve worked with many Latinos before, and they are needed. And the Irish work just as hard and fast. Right now it doesn’t seem as if the playing field is level, as people who come here illegally are given so much at taxpayers expense.