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Also in the news: College plans get scaled

WLB gets $225K grant for

Wall Street sidewalks Page 5 back after complaints

O’port councilman is upset By Coleen Burnett
at ‘gift’ mailed to home At their latest monthly session

Page 6 on April 23, the Fort Monmouth
Economic Revitalization Author-
New Jersey Marathon this ity (FMERA) Board voted to
weekend; expect delays tweak plans that were slated for
the area known as Squier Hall in
Page 12 Oceanport.

The original FMERA amend- Squier Hall in the Oceanport section of Fort Monmouth can still
ment that was sent to the borough become a college annex, but plans for a residential hall, 80-foot
in January called for the 12 acre performing arts center, five-story parking garage and other con-
site — which is zoned for educa- troversial additions are off the table.
tional purposes — to essentially
become a college campus, with the strain it would put on their re- With that in mind, the new sce-
four 5-story buildings, hundreds sources. nario calls for several changes.
of dorm rooms, and a five story Gone are plans for a five story res-
parking garage, among other During the public comment pe- idence hall, a five story academic
structures. riod, the FMERA board had re- lab building and visual arts center,
ceived 44 observations on the a five story athletic center, athletic
This raised a large hue and cry project. Most Oceanport residents fields, support sheds and field
among borough officials, who who weighed in indicated they
were expecting something far were against the plan. Continued on page 4
smaller and simpler — like a satel-
lite campus containing maybe a
building and a parking lot. Among
the more vocal dissenters was the
Planning Board, who felt it didn’t
conform to the borough’s master
plan, and each of the borough’s
emergency services, concerned for

A tribute to a Coast Guard
K9 touches many hearts

MRHS tops Shore with By Neil Schulman
complete game shutout Long Branch — “It was like destiny,” Valory Canfield said.

Sports, Page 50 When the Long Branch artist painted a picture to memorial-
ize a U.S. Coast Guard K9, she never expected she’d actually
be able to give it to those who knoew the dog.

For over 10 years, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer K9
Ryder kept America safe alongside his handler Nick Antis.
The dog, stationed out of New York, sniffed for bombs at Su-
perbowl LII, walking over 100 miles around the stadium that
week. On the anniversary of 9-11, he had extra patrols on the
street. He was attached to bomb sweeps for the President and
other major national and foreign government officials.

Early this month, Ryder passed away after a brief battle with
cancer. The U.S Coast Guard made the announcement April 8. A painting of Ryder rests on the Long

Branch boardwalk before being given to

Continued on page 18 those who worked with the K9.


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Perez named Long NJ Rep Company seeks Summer/Fall Intern

Branch Employee Long Branch — New Jersey Repertory Company ment, costume design, set design, etc.).
(NJ Rep), located at 179 Broadway,, is seeking a NJ Rep is a professional equity theater, located in
of the Month summer/fall intern. Ideal candidates will be juniors
or seniors in high school or college students. This Long Branch, NJ, that has been producing new
Long Branch — David Perez, the- is a paid internship. plays for the past 21 years.
first social worker to have a posi-
tion with a library in the state, has This is a wonderful educational opportunity and Interested candidates should email a resume and
been named the Long Branch Em- the intern will be exposed to broad areas in theater, cover letter to [email protected] with “Internship
ployee of the Month for May including Theater Administration, Marketing, and Candidate” in the subject line.
2019. Technical Theater (lighting design, stage manage-
For more information on NJ Rep, visit
“[E]xcellence is an expectation
for all employees on our staff.
David Perez is absolutely no ex- David Perez
ception,” said Long Branch Public
Library Director Tonya Garcia. Worker. He supervises the Mon-
mouth University School of So-
Garcia said she often hears from cial Work student interns at the li-
others about Perez’ work, such as brary, and is a member of the
a recent conversation about a cou- Public Library Association Na-
ple at city hall who expressed ap- tional Social Workers Taskforce.
preciation for “the library social He also serves as Vice Present of
worker.” When Perez attended a the New Jersey Library Associa-
meeting on her behalf, a depart- tion Diversity and Outreach Sec-
ment director “characterized Davis tion, and was recently invited to
as ‘enthusiastic, professional ad write a chapter in the next edition
dedicated.’ I believe those words of “Days in the Lives of Social
describe him perfectly.” Workers” about the experience of
social work in libraries.
“Time and time again, commu-
nity members stop in my office to “David is not only an asset to
tell me how David changed thier the community, but a true asset to
life. Whether it’s finding employ- our team,” Garcia said.
ment or housing, he goes above
and beyond to find the help needed
while ensuring visitors feel val-
ued and respected,” Garcia said.

In 2015, Perez became a gradu-
ate student in social work at Mon-
mouth University. As part of his
work toward a degree, he took an
internship at the library.

During this time, he was instru-
mental in helping to coordinate
the Fade to Books Barbershop Lit-
eracy Initiative, getting books in
barbershops to encourage reading
by children.

Soon after graduating, the Long
Branch Public Library employed
him as the first social worker in the
state directly hired by a library.

He now holds a civil service po-
sition, as a Bilingual Social


Classifieds ..........................................46

Did you know? ...................................36

Editorial ..............................................38

Facing the Question............................35

Heavenly Horoscope ..........................34

Obituaries ...........................................32

Out & About.......................................24

Real Estate..........................................29

SEVEN DAYS....................................13


To Dine For ........................................19

Town LINKS ......................................40

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Borough stricter on non-resident rates this year

By Neil Schulman bers paying out-of-town costs. comes with five pool badges — But Avallone said that the bor- badges,” she said.
Monmouth Beach — Mayor Susan At the April 23 Borough Com- she changed who was on the list ough told her she needed to put her Howard said she’d heard rela-
Howard says that 90 percent of the from the year before, removing husband on the list, which would
applications for the beach club this missioners meeting, one of the her mother who would not use the bump one of the out-of-town peo- tively few complaints, and that 90
year have gone through without a people who’d been having trouble storage space, and listing four out- ple she’d added to a waiting list percent of applications were
hitch, but some people are having with the new system spoke. of-town people. She also brought that can be years long. processed without a hitch.
issues as the borough works to en- pool badges for her husband, who
force laws on out-of-town mem- Lori Road resident Linda Aval- she said never uses the space. Howard said that because of this Howard added that this year the
lone said that when she rented a particular situation, they would see borough has officially added sib-
bathhouse this year — which if they could work something out. lings as relatives. In the past, only
But in general the borough has parents and childrens were permit-
been cracking down on those try- ted on the application.
ing to save by claiming out-of
town relatives were borough resi- But Avallone said that there had
dents. been little warning of the new sys-
tem — officials say that it isn’t ac-
While residents can bring non- tually a new system, but the en-
residents to the pool by purchasing forcement of longtime rules —
them badges, they need to pay the and she’d spoken to several people
non-resident rate. This year, the who had problems. She feels there
borough went through all the ap- should have been more communi-
plications more thoroughly. cation.

“We have people who are pur- “We weren’t breaking the rules
chasing many other beach on purpose,” she said.

Ursula Plaza An artist’s rendering from FMERA of what Squier Hall might look
like as a college campus. A proposed amendment which would have
444 Ocean Blvd. Long Branch allowed controversial add-ons has been dropped.

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state minimum use trail throughout the property that will connect properties to the east
Exp 5/15/19 and west.
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unbeatable prices amendment. More information can be found on the FMERA website at
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Sunday, 10:00am - 5:30pm and gardening problems.

The trained Master Gardener volunteers will be in the library lobby
to answer questions on all phases of horticulture, as well as to diagnose
and solve home gardening problems, including insect and pest sugges-
tions and resolutions.

The Gardeners offer their free service, with no appointments neces-
sary the first Saturday of every month between March and October, as
well as the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information on this and all other programs offered at the
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Wall Street gets
$225K DOT grant
for sidewalks

By Neil Schulman travel. Some sections, like near There are many sections of Wall I.A.M.A Spaghetti Dinner
West Long Branch — After sev- Larchwood Avenue, feature sharp Street that need sidewalks. The
eral years of applying, the bor- curves which can make it espe- sidewalk improvement project 195 West End Ave.
ough has received a grant from the cially dangerous. will cover most of that. Long Branch, NJ
NJ Department of Transportation
to provide sidewalks along Wall “We were looking for approxi- sidewalks west of Monmouth Friday, April 26th, 2019
Street. mately 2,700 linear feet,” Penta Road. Penta also noted that a con-
said. dition of the grant is to pay pre- All You Can Eat — Open to the Public
“West Long Branch has been vailing wages.
selected to receive … $225,000 But the DOT process can be 5pm-7pm – $8 Per Person
for the Wall Street sidewalk im- highly competitive. This year’s As a result, this may be a two-
provement project,” announced $161 million pool for grants — phase program. *Take out Available*
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Addiction services,
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Irate Irace wants harasser to expose themself

Editor’s Note: This article con-
tains references to parts of the
male anatomy some may find of-

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr Long time Oceanport councilman An unhappy Joe Irace was very upset when his daughter opened this box of offensive candy mailed to his
Oceanport — Saturday afternoon Joe Irace.
was a normal day for Joe Irace as house.
he and his family were preparing to do the best we could for the
for Easter Sunday. The mood borough, and we really didn’t has several people on the ticket. college campuses, or towering vironmental Committee. In the
quickly changed after a package carry those differences into our re- Irace is running for another term. housing units. Oceanport has not end, the council worked out
arrived. lationships,” added Irace.
He said the two biggest issues re- had enough input into what we everything with those members
“My daughter answered the The last few years however,
door and a package was delivered Irace has seen a change in how cently in the borough are taxes and would like to see developed on and it was being blown out of con-
addressed to me. I didn’t remem- people treat elected officials they the development of Fort Mon- our section of the base property.” text.
ber ordering anything so I told her disagree with.
to open it,” said Irace. When his mouth. There have been other issues As an elected council member
daughter opened the package, the “Maybe it has to do with social
entire family was shocked by its media where people can hide their “Mayor Jay Coffey is [advocat- that caused some at public meet- in Oceanport, Irace receives
contents. “The first thing we no- identity and say vicious outra- ing for] close to a six percent tax ings to sound off. According to $1,500 annually. Irace said con-
ticed was someone singing, geous things and never face the
‘You’re a dick, you’re a dick.’ We consequences. I understand people increase while the council is at Irace, the biggest non-issue in the sidering the amount of time that is
couldn’t get it to stop.” are passionate in their positions,
heck so am I am. But, you have to two percent. Concerning Fort borough was change of the Envi- Continued on page 44
Also inside the package were reach a point where you can agree Monmouth, we do not want big ronmental Commission to an En-
candies shaped like a penis. On to disagree with someone and
that package, it read, “Eat a bag of move on,” Irace said.
Dicks!” There was no information
on who shipped these tiny little Oceanport, which has an elec-
members to Irace. “I was upset tion coming and a primary in June,
that someone felt it was okay to
send this to my home,” said Irace.

In 2007, Irace was elected to the
Borough Council and has been
serving on it ever since.

“In my 12 years on council we
have had some contentious times,
arguments and disagreements.
However, we all knew that each of
us love Oceanport and were trying

Track says it will still allow use of controversial Lasix

Says there is no evidence its use is harmful

Oceanport — Saying that there is Association of Equine Practition- velopment, LLC, operators of the The call to ban Lasix follows United States since the 1970s to
no scientific evidence the treat- ers (AAEP) regarding the admin- racetrack. the death of two dozen horses at prevent EIHP – blood found in an-
ment is bad for horses, Monmouth istration of race day furosemide the Santa Anita Park in California imals’ lungs as the result of exer-
Park announced it will continue to as the most effective treatment and “We will continue to support this year. The track, as part of its cises. According to several studies,
allow the use of Lasix on race day. preventative approach to control- that policy beginning with our attempts to improve the welfare of the vast majority of racehorses, 90
ling exercise-induced pulmonary opening day of racing for the sea- the animals, said it would be re- percent or more, are given it before
On April 19, a coalition of mul- hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses. son on May 4.” ducing dosages and phasing out races.
tiple racetracks around the country the use of Lasix.
announced they would be phasing “Until further scientific evi- AAEP was founded in 1954 to However, it has long been
out or banning the use of dence proves otherwise, we be- “improve the health and welfare of However, there has been no banned on race day in European
furosemide, sold under the brand lieve the policy set forth by the the horse” and has taken a stance proven connection between those tracks.
name Lasix, for horses during race AAEP regarding the race-day use that “supports the use of horses’ deaths and the use of Lasix
day. of furosemide is in the best inter- furosemide as a day-of-the-race on race days. Many blamed the fa- The medicine, a diueretic, is
est and welfare of the horses and medication to control exercise-in- talities on the poor conditions of also used in people, generally to
Monmouth Park issued a state- their riders,” said Dennis Drazin, duced pulmonary hemorrhage the track. treat blood pressure.
ment that it will continue to adhere Chairman and CEO of Darby De- (EIPH),” according to the organi-
to the position of the American zation’s policy on the issue. Lasix has been used in the

Man charged with firing Man pleads guilty to sexual
shots turns himself in assault of a child in Long Branch

An Ocean Township man has been charged with Attempted Mur- A Bloomfield man has pleaded turns for sentencing on August 2. pect committing various acts of
der and weapons offenses after firing multiple shots on Easter Sun- guilty to charges of Aggravated There is no parole option pursuant sexual acts upon a child who ap-
day, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Sexual Assault and Possession of to the Jessica Lunsford Act. peared to be asleep.
Gramiccioni. Child Sexual Assault Images for
incidents that occurred in Long Additionally, he will be subject The resulting investigation iden-
Tanner Koch, 26, of Oakhurst, is charged with one count of first Branch on June 15 and 16, 2017, to the requirements of Megan’s tified the male suspect as Jamie
degree Attempted Murder, one count of second degree Possession announced Monmouth County Law registration and Parole Su- Leon. The child was known to the
of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of second de- Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramic- pervision for Life upon his release female suspect.
gree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. cioni on Tuesday. from prison.
Additional investigation re-
Koch was charged on Monday, April 22, following an investiga- Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, of The charges were a result of a vealed further evidence that Leon
tion that began on early Sunday evening April 21. Bloomfield, entered the pleas of joint investigation by the Mon- and the female suspect had
guilty Wednesday afternoon be- mouth County Prosecutor’s Office planned the attack on the child,
According to the prosecutor’s office, at approximately 5:07 p.m. fore the Honorable Superior Court and the Long Branch Police De- and that both were in possession
the Ocean Township Police Department responded to a 911 call at Judge David F. Bauman, to first partment. On June 16, 2017, a pri- of child sexual abuse images.
330 Elberon Avenue in Oakhurst on reports of shots fired. Officers degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, vate citizen walked into the Long
made contract with the victim who made the 911 call. and third degree Possession of Branch Police Department to re- Leon was arrested on June 23,
Child Pornography. port that he observed, through a 2017, with the assistance of fed-
The investigation determined that after a dispute with the victim, bedroom window, a man and eral law enforcement officials at
Koch fired several rounds at them and their vehicle as he ran away. The plea calls for the imposition woman committing sexual acts his job site in Fort Lee, New Jer-
of a mandatory 25 years, without upon a minor. The citizen pro- sey.
Koch turned himself in to Ocean Township Police Department on the possibility of parole, in New vided law enforcement with evi-
Monday evening. He remains detained at the Monmouth County Jersey State Prison when Leon re- dence of a female and male sus- The case against the female co-
Correctional Institution in Freehold. defendant remains pending.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, un-
less and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a
trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by
the U.S. Constitution and State law.

WLB Historical Society is looking to the future

By Neil Schulman book to see the posts. borough, including a Civil War
West Long Branch — Due to an Some of them have joined the monument put up in 1880.
influx of members, the West Long
Branch Historical Society is plan- Society, which has grown to 36 The monument, in the historic
ning a series of activities to recog- members. cemetery on Broadway near Bor-
nize and preserve the borough’s ough Hall, was built by the James
history. Plaque Inventory B. Morse Chapter of the Women’s
West Long Branch can trace Relief Corps as a tribute to the
At the April 17 Borough Coun- some of its history to the 1700s or Union Soldiers from the Long
cil meeting, Arthur Green, official earlier, and there are numerous Branch area who died during th
West Long Branch historian and plaques and markers to various war.
president of the society, along with people and events around the com-
society Vice President Susan Addi- munity — but no formal record of “That’s going to be ready for
son Shaw, outlined some of the those plaques. Memorial Day,” Green said. In
plans. These include adopting four “We did have one stolen about fact, the Sons of Union Veterans
historic monuments, performing a three years ago,” Green said. A are planning to hold their memo-
complete inventory of plaques and plaque by the old mill stone near rial service at the monument.
markers around the borough, tak- Franklin Lake, describing why it
ing part in Wreaths Across Amer- was important, was removed. Other monuments to be adopted
ica, and recognizing longtime res- “Luckily, someone had an old include the gravestones of Daniel
idents and buildings. photo,” Green said. That let the MacClaren and General Horace
borough replace it. Porter.
“We’ve had a little bit of an in- The society intends to record all
surgence of membership,” Green the plaques around the borough, MacClaren performed under the
explained. He believes this is in and give a record to borough hall name “Dan Rice” in the 1800s,
part due to a Facebook group he in case any are lost or damaged. was known as a circus clown and
started, “Historic West Long all-around entertainer, changing
Branch, New Jersey,” which grew Memorial adoptions the way people watched circuses
to 180 people joining within a The Historical Society is also and theater. He is buried in Old
month. The group is public, so adopting four monuments in the First United Methodist Church
you don’t need to belong to Face- Cemetery.

Resnikoff, Resnikoff & Witek Porter served as a lieutenant A monument put up in a cemetery in 1880 to remember Union Civil War
colonel in the Union Army during veterans is now being maintained by the West Long Branch Historical
Attorneys-at-Law the American Civil War, was per- Society, which placed memorial flags near it.
sonal secretary to General and
“Serious Personal Injury” President Ulysses S. Grant, vice plaques to “century homes,” those ues to meet three times a year, with
president of the Pullman Palace built more than 100 years ago. It’s the next meeting in July. There,
Matrimonial N Municipal Court N Criminal Law Car Company and U.S. Ambassa- looking to revive the process. Jim Foley of the Long Branch His-
N Corporations N Workman’s Compensation N dor to France from 1897 to 1905. torical Association will talk about
He is also buried at the Old First They’re also looking to recog- the history of the Church of the
N Real Estate N Cemetery. nize long-term residents, those Presidents. The November pres-
N Estates & Wills N who’ve been part of West Long entation will be on the history of
Wreaths Across America Branch for 50 years or more. local Lenape tribes.
Jeffrey Resnikoff Robert Witek On December 14, West Long Green said they are working out
Branch will take part in Wreaths the details of that, and how to es- They’ve had many interesting
41 Memorial Parkway, Long Branch, NJ Across America Day, where tablish proof that people have been meetings over the years, Green
wreath laying ceremonies will be here as long as they claim. said, including a recent “What Is
732.229.1570 held in communities across Amer- It?” event. People brought in ob-
ica and in Arlington National But since it just involves getting jects that are no longer used, and
Cemetery. a certificate, “I don’t know why described what they were for.
Shaw said that wreaths would anyone would want to falsify it,”
be placed on the graves of 15 vet- he said. “Some of them were kitchen ap-
erans at the Old Free Church pliances, some of them were med-
Cemetery. Since 20 wreaths have Regular meetings ical, some of them were quack-
been pledged to the town other The Historical Society contin- ery,” Green said.
graves may also be decorate.
“It’s an event I attended the last
few years in other towns and
wanted to bring it here,” she said.

50-year residents
In the past, the society has given

Driver Service - Car Service - Security Service Open the museum
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NYC ATLANTIC CITY PHILADELPHIA with trustees there to get it opened
to the public at least once a month.
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ough’s best kept secrets,” said
Office: . .CHAP Green, adding that it wasn’t just a
pile of memorabilia, but “laid out
Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ wonderfully.”
He’d also like to get the local
DRIVERS ARE CURRENT OR FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT schools to take trips to the mu-
“You should be teaching local
history,” he said. “Our town here
goes back to pre-Revolutionary

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car wash’s windows. The larger (KEF) is a 501(c) (3) charity that the foot gets better. If neglected, a heel
the display the more attention oth- was set up by Kortney’s parents, spur may develop. the Top (ESWT)
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supports life-saving research and brain tumor, to create her legacy of A conservative treatment called Centers of Excellence
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NJ Marathon seeks to be a destination race

Long Branch — The Novo Runners heading down Church Street in the 2018 New Jersey Marathon. RWJBarnabas Health family
Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and day begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. In
Half Marathon weekend will kick newed partnerships with Novo Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of people return year after year to addition to kids races, it features
off with several changes as a part Nordisk and RWJBarnabas New Jersey, Mattress Firm, 26.2 participate in the safe and exciting inflatables, face painting and other
of a larger re-brand effort that has Health. Other sponsors include Brew and Jonesbar. races. Having Novo Nordisk part- family friendly activities.
been underway since last year. ner with us again solidifies the
This year the largest marathon in The re-launch was part complete experience with shared See www.thenewjerseymara
the state will feature their expo at of a new push by the goals and values we strive for with for more information.
the iconic Convention Hall in As- organizers to make the every race around the nation.”
bury Park, the 4-person marathon event strongly experi- Road closings and delays
relay and a post-race party on the ence-focused with the The marathon begins Sunday, The route begins in Oceanport,
boardwalk overlooking the ocean goal of making it one April 28 at 7:30 a.m. at Monmouth then heads through Monmouth
in Long Branch, featuring enter- of the largest destina- Park Racetrack, Oceanport, and Beach and into Long Branch, with
tainment and a new beer from tion races in the coun- finishes at Ocean Promenade in the full marathon heading down
Marathon Brewing Company, 26.2 try and an iconic run- Long Branch. into Asbury Park and looping back
Brew, for all runners. ning event for the New to finish on the Long Branch
Jersey running com- Race weekend includes a 5K, promenade.
“As a New Jersey native myself, munity. Kids Races, Half Marathon, Many streets will be closed for
we are so proud to host one of the Pacers Running CEO Marathon, and Marathon Relay part or all of the marathon. Mon-
top races in the nation,” said Event Kathy Dalby added, and will take place on April 27 mouth Beach, Oceanport and
Director Hilary Biggs. “The “You can’t find a better and 28. Long Branch have all been advis-
Marathon and Half Marathon family destination than ing residents that there will also be
courses offer the best of the Jersey the Jersey Shore, The Expo takes place April 26, parking restrictions in place on
Shore with a flat and fast route which is why so many 3-8 p.m. and April 27, 10 a.m.-6 certain roads.
featuring miles of boardwalk in p.m. Organizers expect 10,000 In Oceanport, Oceanport Av-
between.” athletes and numerous spectators. enue between the main gate of the
track and Port au Peck Avenue,
The race re-launched last year the starting point of the race, will
with Italian shoe company Di- close at 5:30 a.m. Roadways along
adora as a new sponsor joining re- and near the marathon route, will
close at 7 a.m. The roads will re-
open after the last runner has left,
and all streets, with the exception
of Oceanport Avenue, are expected
to reopen by 9:30 a.m. The area by
the track will remain closed till 5
Around mile 6, the race enters
Monmouth Beach on Patten Av-
enue, and heads down Wesley
Street and Riverdale Avenue be-
fore winding up on Atlantic Av-
enue in Long Branch.
Long Branch police warn that
there will be traffic delays in var-
ious parts of the city from approx-
imately 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Live Music & DJ Music14 The LINK News, April 25 thru May 1, 2019 DJ James Anthony, Paradise (10 7KULOO 5LGH 5LWHV RI 6SULQJÀHOG
pm) The Dinettes, Wonder Bar (7 pm;
DJ Refuge, Porta (11 pm)

Thurs., April 25 more, Brighton Bar (8 pm; $8) DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER Sun., April 28 Foxing/ Now Now/ Daddy Issues,
MY NAME screening feat. Q&A Asbury Lanes (doors 7 pm; $18)
Stan Steel, UVA (6:30 pm) Vance Villastrigo, McLoone’s Rum with David Crosby and Cameron Sunday Brunch with Doug Clarke,
Runner (7:30 pm) Crowe, Paramount Theatre (7 pm; Bob Egan Piano Party, Soundbooth
Lounge at The Asbury Hotel (8 pm)
Tim McLoone’s Supper Club (10:30
$31 - $71) am) Tues., April 30
Gregg & Jeanne, The Marina (7
pm) Rock & Roll Playhouse: The Music
of Bruce Springsteen for Kids, Turnpike Mike UVA (6:30 pm)
Girlpool/ Hatchie/ Teenage Hal-
loween, Asbury Lanes (8 pm; $20) Stone Pony (doors 11:30 am; $15) Cafe Artiste Songwriters Show-
case: A Night of Music and Love
Ann Marie Jake Miller PJ Rasmussen Jazz Trio, Langosta feat. Martin Howth/ Ross Owen
Lounge (1 pm)

House of Independents (7 pm; w/ Logan Henderson, House of Rebuilding Warriors Fundraiser & the Tribe/ Jay Monday/ Taylor
$19.50 - $74.50) Independents (8 pm; $25) feat. 40 North/ Pat Roddy Band/ Ray/ Erik Tuttle & Friends/ Bob
Shillelagh Pipe Band, The Head- Linton w/ Angel Palmieri/ Daniel
Jakob Dylan/ Jade/ Bobby Bandiera Band, Wonder Bar liner (2-7 pm; $25 donation at door) Fiorello, Jersey Shore Arts Center (7
Cat Power (8 pm; $16/$20) pm; $5)
Tangiers Blues Band Sandy Mack Sunday Jam, Sound-
at ECHO IN THE CANYON Alter Ego, Rockafeller’s Station (8 Warm Things presents Dan &
screening, Paramount Theatre (7 pm) feat. Danny Clinch, Stone Pony booth Lounge at The Asbury Hotel Melissa Turn Off the Dark feat.
pm; $0 - $51) (4-7 pm) music by Mike Costaney & Richie
A.D.D. Band, Simply Greek at Pier Brown/ Heather Cook, The Saint
Dept. of Music & Theatre Arts: Village, Long Branch (8-11 pm) (doors 7 pm; $20/$25) Vinyl, Patrick’s Pub (4 pm) (7:30 pm; $5)

Spring Choral Concert, Wilson Marc Muller, Robinson Ale House Bob Manley, McLoone’s Rum Run- Live music (4 pm), Clancy’s Wed., May 1
Hall at Monmouth University (7:30 (8 pm) ner (7:30 pm)
pm; FREE w/ registration) Slothrust/ Summer Cannibals, Butch Watt, The Headliner (6 pm)
Banging Cougars, Patrick’s Pub Here Lies Man/ Ribeye Brothers/ Asbury Lanes (doors (5 pm; $15)
Bob Egan’s Open Mic, McLoone’s Tide Bends/ DJ Foggy Notion, The Blackstone Cherry/ Tyler Bryant
Rum Runner (7:30 pm) Motor City Revue, Tim McLoone’s Saint (doors 7:30 pm; $12) Serious Matters/ Wavebreak/ Til & the Shakedown, Stone Pony (6:30
Supper Club (8:15 pm; $20) I Fall/ Nothing Like Tomorrow, pm; $20/$25)
Open Mic w/ Jason Portizo, Sound- Waiting On Mongo, Wonder Bar (8 Brighton Bar (6:40 pm; $10)
booth Lounge at The Asbury Hotel Pennington Station, UVA (8:30 pm) pm; $12) Vic Della Pello, UVA (6:30 pm)
(8 pm) Jazz Is Phsh/ Newton Crosby, Won-
SOF/ Levy +the Oaks Duo/ Geoff Diet Cig/ Remember Sports, As- der Bar (7 pm; $20/$25) Terry Reid & Deborah Bonham/
DJ Rob Busch, Johnny Mac’s Doubleday, Soundbooth Lounge at bury Park Brewery (8 pm) Matt & Eryn O’Ree, Wonder Bar
The Asbury Hotel (9 pm) (doors 7 pm; $25/$30)
DJ Stanley Stylez, Georgie’s (10 Sal Boyd, Robinson Ale House (8
pm) Pat Guadagno, McLoone’s Pier pm) Eli Lev, Brighton Bar (7:30 pm; $7)
House (9 pm)
Fri., April 26 Jay Robinson, Ron’s West End Pub Hot Water Music The Rolling Ocean Revue feat.
The Gripweeds, Langosta Lounge (8 pm) Frank Lombardi & the Cranston
Happy Hour feat. Nine Deez Nite, (9:30 pm) w/ Iron Chic/ Crime In Stereo, Dean Band, Asbury Park Yacht Club
The Headliner (5 pm) Gary C & Stone Blue, UVA (8:30 House of Independents (8 pm; $35) (9 pm)
Matt Wade’s Sumtin’ Good, As- pm)
Jamie Brown, Rooney’s (6-10 pm) bury Park Yacht Club (9:30 pm) Mon., April 29 Latin Night, Paradise
Alan Grant, McLoone’s Pier House
Iced Water Band, The Marina (7-10 Steve Reilly & the Rain Band, (9 pm) Open Mic Night, Patrick’s Pub
pm) Asbury Festhalle (10 pm)
Hot Water Music
Gary US Bonds Live music, Nip ‘n Tuck (10 pm) w/ Iron Chic/ Crime In Stereo,
House of Independents (9 pm; $35)
Unusually Big Birthday Bash feat. DJ Za/ DJ Urb, Porta (11 pm) Other APMFF Events
Joe Grushecky, Paramount Theatre Alex English, Soundbooth Lounge
(6:30 pm; $25 - $55) Sat., April 27 at The Asbury Hotel (9 pm) JERSEY STORYTELLERS PROJECT: PRIDE IN THE

ARC 5K & Walk After Party feat. Keith Calmes, guitarist, Pascal & ARTS. An afternoon of storytelling, featuring members of the LG-
BTQ community and sponsored by the Asbury Park Press. Wonder
live music, The Headliner (2 pm) Sabine, 601 Bangs Ave., AP (9 pm)

Asbury’s Got Talent Showcase Bar; Sat. at 1 pm

Finals,Springwood Park, AP (3 pm) FEMALE FIRSTS PANEL and MAIDEN screening. 6LJQLÀFDQW


w/ Yung Wu, Stone Pony (doors 7 The Doughboys WKH ZD\ ³ DUH WKH WRSLF DV Ivy Charmtaz of News 12 New Jersey
pm; $30/$35) moderates a discussion featuring actress and former MTV VJ Kar-
en Duffy, artist Kris Moran, inspirational speaker Lockey Mais-
Langosta Lounge (9:30 pm) sonneuve, and sailor-activist Tracy Edwards, whose 1989 entry

Papdosio/ Lespecial, Asbury Lanes Mephiskapheles Jackson Pines/ Frank Lombardi, as leader of an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World
(doors 7 pm; $15) Asbury Park Yacht Club (9:30 pm) Race is the subject of Maiden, a documentary to be screened prior
w/ Joker’s Republic, more, Brigh- to the panel. Transparent Gallery; Sat. at 3:30 pm; $10 donation
Tom Kanach/ The AristoCants/ ton Bar (7 pm; $12/$15)

Anchor’s Bend, 1300 Ocean Ave. at Convention Hall, A.P. 732-455-8500 The Marina, 10 Riverside Ave., Oceanport 848-456-4396
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave., A.P. McGillicuddy’s Tap House, 601 Main St., Loch Arbour 732-531-5555
The Asbury Hotel, 210 Fifth Ave., A.P. 732-774-7100 McLoone’s Pier House, 1 Ocean Ave. (Pier Village), L.B. 732-443-8498
Asbury Lanes, 209 Fourth Ave., A.P. 732-361-6659 McLoone’s Rum Runner, Ocean Ave., Sea Bright 732-842-2894
Asbury Park Brewery, 810 Sewall Ave., A.P. Monmouth Univ., 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
Asbury Park Music Foundation, 621 Lake Ave., A.P. Nauti Bar, at Driftwood Cabana Club, Sea Bright 732-530-2047
Asbury Park Yacht Club, 1000 Ocean Ave., A.P. Nip ‘n Tuck, 23 Norwood Ave., Long Branch 732-222-0023
Axelrod Performing Arts Ctr., 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park Paradise at Empress Hotel, 101 Asbury Ave., A.P.
Blu Grotto, at Monmouth Park, Port-Au-Peck Ave., Oceanport 732-571-7900 Paramount Theatre, 1200 Ocean Ave., A.P. 732-897-6500
Bond Street Basement Bar, 2018 Bond St.., A.P. 732-774-1575 Patrick’s Pub, 116 Third Ave. at Route 35, Neptune City 732-807-4266
Brickwall Tavern, 522 Cookman Ave., A.P. 732-774-1264 Porta, 911 Kingsley St., A.P. 732-776-7661
Brighton Bar, 121 Brighton Ave., Long Branch 732-229-9676 Robinson Ale House, 1200 Ocean Ave., A.P. 732-774-1400
Celtic Cottage, 608 Second Ave., Long Branch 732-229-2123 Rockafeller’s Station, 228 Morris Ave., Long Branch 732-962-6666
Clancy’s, 25 S. Main St. (West Grove Plaza), Neptune 732-988-4500 Ron’s West End Pub, 103 West End Ave., Long Branch 732-229-7611
Donovan’s Reef, 1171 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright Rooney’s, 100 Ocean Ave. North, Long Branch 732-870-1200
Georgie’s Bar, 812 Fifth Ave., A.P. 732-988-1220 The Saint, 601 Main St., A.P. 732-775-9144
The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, Neptune Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave., A.P. 732-602-0600
Hotel Tides, 408 Seventh Ave., A.P. 732-897-7744 Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave., A.P.
House of Independents &RRNPDQ $YH $ 3 KRXVHRÀQGHSHQGHQWV FRP Transparent Gallery, 210 Fifth Ave. at Kinglsey St., A.P. 609-284-5007
Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 S. Main St. at Main Ave., Neptune 732-502-0050 UVA Wine Bar, 800 Main St., Bradley Beach 732-775-0906
Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits, 208 Main St., A.P. 732-776-6666 Whitechapel Projects, 15-17 Second Ave., Long Branch 732-963-9218
Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Ave., A.P. Wonder Bar, Ocean Ave. at Fifth Ave., A.P.

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Asbury Park Music
and Film Festival
Screening Events

miere of Andrew Slater’s documentary COOL. The game-changing man with
on Southern California’s Laurel Can- the horn is illuminated via never-before-
yon community music scene of 1960s is seen archival footage, studio outtakes,
followed by a Q&A with Jakob Dylan and rare photos. Saxman Dorian Parre-
(pictured) and the director, plus musical ott (pictured) leads his Jazz Ensemble
Dylan, Cat Power, and Jade. Paramount Paramount Theatre; Sat. at 12 pm
Theatre; Thurs. at 7 pm
CREEM MAGAZINE. The legend- ROCK. Just outside the spotlight that
ary, irreverent, proto-punk rock mag that shone on the superstar promoters were
gave the world Lester Bangs, Lisa Robin- the concert impresarios and agents who
son, James Wolcott, and Nick Tosches is built the rock concert touring industry of
celebrated with a post-Q&A by director WKH V DQG V )ROORZLQJ WKH ÀOP
Scott Crawford and Rich Russo. House Rich Russo is joined by legendary Philly
of Independents; Sat. at 12 pm promoter Larry Magid SOXV ÀOPPDNHUV
Molly Bernstein and Philip Dolin, for a
discussion of a wild and crazy time be-
fore the corporate takeover of the 1990s.
House of Independents; Sun. at 1 pm

THINK I AM? The Big Man is remem- TION, ROCK ‘N ROLL. From an in-
bered in intimate detail by a variety of famously riotous 1958 Convention Hall
friends, fans, and fellow musicians, with concert by Frankie Lymon and the Teen-
Nick Clemons (pictured) joining director agers that nearly spelled the death of rock
Nick Mead for a post-screening Q&A. and roll in Asbury Park — to the “over-
Paramount Theatre; Sat. at 12 pm night” emergence of savior Springsteen,
the sounds that kept the lights burning
THE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AR- during the city’s darkest nights, and the
CHIVES. Springsteen specialist Thom dizzyingly diverse scene of a super-
Zimny presents a program of rare and charged new century — the documentary
never-before-seen footage from “The by Tom Jones climaxes with footage of
Thrill Hill Vault,”from the early years the Boss uniting past and present, jam-
to recent tours. Backstreets editor Chris ming with some of his earliest bandmates
Phillips moderates a panel discussion and with the pre-teen prodigies of the
following the screening. Paramount The- Lakehouse Academy, whose Lakehouse
atre; Sat. at 3:30 pm Jr. Pros play a special set following the
ÀOP Paramount Theatre; Sun. at 3 pm


LY BROTHERS. Fresh off his 2019

Oscar win for Green Book, Peter Far-

relly joins brother Bobby (with whom he

teamed for Dumb and Dumber, There’s

Something About Mary, Shallow Hal,

Kingpin and more) for a sesion of clips,
DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY conversation and Q&A moderated by
NAME. A.J. Eaton’s acclaimed docu- Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming.
mentary portrait of the era-spanning Stone Pony, Sun. at 7 pm
folk-rock evergreen is followed by a live
David Crosby and producer Cameron AND MY MIND. A documentary span-
Crowe (pictured). Paramount Theatre; ning the (relatively) private moments that
Sat. at 7 pm go into the creation of Phish frontman
Anastasio’s highly personal recent solo
DYLAN ARCHIVES IV. A followup to work, and the very public spectacle of the
last year’s successful event, the matinee band’s New Year’s Eve show at Madison
VFUHHQLQJ ÀQGV WKH '\ODQ $UFKLYHV DW WKH Square Garden. Relix magazine’s Mike
Bob Dylan Center presenting more rare Greenhaus joins producer Jamie Schutz
gems from the master’s vault. House of for a post-screening Q&A. Paramount
Independents; Sun. at 11:30 am
Theatre; Sun. at 7 pm

Visit for tickets to individual events

16 The LINK News, April 25 thru May 1, 2019 Art and Exhibits

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The women will be hitting the boards in their tutus JERSEY SHORE ARTS CENTER
— and the men too too — as the Asbury Park Tutu
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day, April 27 for a worthy cause (The Boys & Girls
Clubs of Monmouth County), starting at 9:30 am EAST MEETS WEST PRINTMAKER ART SHOW, Continues
from the Asbury Festhalle Biergarten. Go to run- through April 27; Thurs.-Fri. 9 am-3 pm; Saturday 9 am-1 pm for the details on day-of registration.
POLLAK THEATRE contends with death in the family, damaged rela-
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tale set in the nightlife world of the Roaring 20s. shot, Sydney Pollack’s documentary chronicles the &RRNPDQ $YH $VEXU\ 3DUN ‡
Sun. 3 pm; $23 recording of the classic album by Aretha Franklin.
Thurs. 3, 4, 5:15, 6:15, 7:30; Fri. - Sat. 3, 5:15, 7:30; COOL POP, paintings by Robert Piersanti and Faustine Badrichani.
KLIMT AND SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE. Sun. 3, 5:15; Mon. - Thurs. May 2: 3, 5:15, 7:30 Fri. 4-8; Sat. 12-8; Sun. 12-4, or by appointment
The Great Art On Screen series continues with this
study of the Vienna Secession art movement of the 6WDUWV $SULO ³ :,/' 1,*+76 :,7+ (0,- PARLOR GALLERY
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relationship with another woman, her friend and WHAT’S UP BUTTERCUP?, group show featuring interpretations of
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poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Be- 12-7 pm; Fri.-Sat. 12-9 pm; Sun. 12-7 pm; Mon. 12-5 pm
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A tribute to a Coast
Guard K9 Continued from front page

When Canfield saw online about Ryder’s death, she wanted to me- Valory Canfield’s painting of Ryder
morialize him.

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tures for a living, but had decided she wanted to do more.

“I had decided to live out my passion, and paint with a purpose,” she
said. Since her husband is in the Coast Guard, the picture had special
meaning to her.

After she posted a photo of the painting online, the people who had
worked with Ryder all his life saw it, and got in touch with her.

They told her the painting meant a lot to them, and she had captured
Ryder’s expressions and emotions.

Canfield hadn’t known Ryder was stationed out of New York or that
she’d get an opportunity to speak to those who worked with him.

But it turned out they were planning to come down to Red Bank to
pick up his ashes, and then were planning to have coffee in Pier Village
at the Corner Café, less than a mile from her home.

While they were down here, Canfield presented them with the paint-

“It actually meant the world to them,” she said.
“It was very special to get to paint Ryder and then be able to meet the
Coast Guard members that knew him all his life. Especially for them to
have such a connection with the painting,” she said.
“I listened to my heart to paint Ryder and then to see them so touched
it all made sense why I painted him.”

Sneak peak at T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

Red mBank — The T. Thomas For- tination and stop along the “Week- The former home of the social that characterizes the time and a multi-functional open space
tune Cultural Center, in a test run end in Old Monmouth” Historic justice crusader and African Amer- space when Fortune and his family named the Drs. James Parker
before its ribbon-cutting cere- Tour on May 4-5 – from 10-5 pm ican journalist, T. Thomas Fortune, lived there, from 1901-1911. In Community Room, which salutes
mony, on May 23 will be open to on Saturday and Noon to 5 pm on is a Second-Empire Victorian style 1976, “Maple Hall,” the home, the Parker Family’s rich legacy as
the public, as a new addition, des- Sunday. home with a French Mansard roof was designated a National Historic doctors who served all people of
Landmark. the greater Red Bank communi-
Builder Roger Mumford, of
Doggy Day 604 Second Ave., Suite 5 NEW CLIENT Roger Mumford Homes, restored Upstairs will also house the Car-
Care Available and contributed “Maple Hall,” en- oline Charlotte “Carrie” Fortune
732.483.9003 SPECIAL suring the integrity of the home Research Library. Once in opera-
by restoring and replicating ele- tion, visitors will find resources
TUES. WED. THUR. ments and features that were au- that address the complexities and
thentic to the space. The hand- triumphs of the African American
15% OFF planed wood floors are beautifully experience, through scholarly re-
crafted and compliment the search and other rare books and
604 2nd Ave CChhiriroopprraacctitcic PPhhyyssicicaal lTThherearpaypy grandeur of the downstairs 10-feet informational sources that chroni-
Long Branch, NJ MasssaaggeeTThheerarpaypy FFreitenCeosnssPurlotagtriaomnss ceilings, with molding embellish- cle the evolution of Black culture
withFrDere. PHreoaoldthian ments that double as art. Located and heritage in America.
732.443.4518 AAccuuppuunncctuturree Free HeSaeltmhinSeamrsinars in a building to the rear of the cul- NNuutrtirtitiioonn tural center, Fortune Square model Education will be at the fore-
apartments will also be open to front of the day-to-day operation at
88 Brighton Avenue 732-222-2219 the public. the Cultural Center. Activities are
West End, NJ 07740 10 West End Court, Long Branch, NJ being planned for the summer
Visitors will be introduced to T. months to engage student partici-
732.222.8728 Thomas Fortune through a Pop- pation from the 8th through 12th
Up Installation as the Cultural grades and beyond. Tour opportu-
Quality Bikes Since 1972 Center continues to get ready for nities for all schools to visit the
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display, “Fortune’s Legacy,” by and for a calendar of events, please
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Garden theme for Guild exhibit Steak and gift auction to
help wishes come true
Shrewsbury "Lilies in her Garden" Watercolor by Madeline Gifford, Marl-
The Guild of Creative Art’s boro, one of the many works displayed at the Garden Theme Exhibit Red Bank
“Garden Theme Exhibit,” multi- in 2018. Red Bank Catholic Making Wishes Come True and Jason’s Dreams
media artwork by all levels of for Kids will present an All You Can Eat Steak Bake and Gift Auc-
Guild membership, will run from Creative Art is a qualified organi- Trust. tion on Friday, May 17 at St. James Gymnasium, Peters Place.
May 11-29. zation of the New Jersey Cultural All proceeds go to granting the wishes of seriously ill children in
In 2018, one hundred and thirty Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
two pieces of artwork by 81 amaz- Tickets are $60 per person in advance, and include all you can eat
ingly talented artists were on ex- filet, sides, coffee and dessert, plus a sheet of auction tickets. Tables
hibit in that wonderful, colorful of 10 can be reserved for $450, and tickets will be $65 at the door.
exhibit in the Guild’s main gallery Bring your own beverages.
and reception area. The range of To donate or become a sponsor, contact Mrs. Kennedy at 732-615-
media included acrylic, etching, 7277.
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The Universe Is In The Individual

on display starting May 18

Red Bank propriated images that they be- mark Ben-Day dot technique.
Detour Gallery will share a come renewed source material for In The Universe Is In The Indi-
breathtaking collection of new working artists. Such a perspec-
works by Michael Callas, in the tive suggests art is not just some- vidual, we see these images take
exhibition The Universe Is In The thing to be observed but in fact on new life as fully realized
Individual. something to be utilized. largescale paintings of a seamless
The exhibit runs from May 18 to cinematic quality. The continued
June 29 at 24 Clay Street, with a In The Universe Is In The Indi- interpretations of the comic aes-
private viewing on May 18, from vidual, artist Michael Callas uti- thetic speak to the iconic nature of
6-9:30 p.m. lizes imagery first conceived in the the imagery and its ability to adopt
The history of appropriation in 1960s DC Comic series, Star new meaning over time.
art was most popularized by the Spangled War Stories later appro-
great artists of the 20th century, priated by the famed pop artist For Callas, our cultural familiar-
epitomized in Picasso’s famous Roy Lichtenstein. With Lichten- ity with the comic aesthetic pres-
quote that “Good artists copy and stein we see these images trans- ents an attractive opportunity to
great artists steal.” It isn’t in the formed from their comic book be- develop new ideas. Taking on a
taking, however, but adapting ap- ginnings into lithographs and curatorial approach, Callas com-
paintings showcasing the trade- bines the words spoken by real-
life soldiers with their animated
Let Us Know! archetypes, creating a visceral Michael Callas’ A Cry For Help, 2017, Aerosol on canvas, 78 x 78
connection between an individ- inches.
Having a funcation, fundraiser? Art open- ual’s experience of war and the
ing - Promoting a band - event - etc.? mythos it can later become. The deepest sentiments about art, that of life and death. The resounding
Please send the information, photos, images, intricately produced it is at once individual and univer- conclusion of which impels the
whatever to The Link. through a rigorous process of sal. Through the voice of the sol- viewer to access their own senti-
Let us know — we care. drafting, mapping, and hand-cut- dier at war Callas transforms the ments on what it means to be and
email: [email protected] ting precise templates are then individual into an archetypal share in the experience of living
transposed onto canvas with mouthpiece. The texts, simultane- with others when it matters most.
aerosol paints, creating a surface ously specific and broad, unveil
which is uniform and rich in color. any human beings’ earnest im- For more information visit de-
pulse when faced with the realities
The Universe Is In The Individ-
ual , reflects artist Michael Callas’

City of Long Branch May 2019 Calendar

Brookdale Big Band ‘Remembering Mom’ art fundraiser &
opening party at The Collective Art Tank’

Rescue Ridge animal rescue it benefit

The Brookdale Big Band Concert will be held at Brookdale Com- Rescue Ridge animal rescue is Through the kindness of board- until they find that final family to
munity College on April 27 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Performing Arts thrilled to announce their first art ing kennels and foster families, love them.
Center on the Lincroft campus. The Brookdale Big Band was fundraising event and party. The rescued animals are cared for
founded in 1985 by Joseph Accurso, professor in the music depart- "Remembering Mom" art show
ment, in order to preserve and propagate the style period of Jazz mu- will take place from May 5 to ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA
sic known as Swing. The 18-piece group specializes in Jazz Swing May 11 at the Collective Art With TV
music reminiscent of the Swing Bands of the 1940s and 50s. Tick- Tank in Asbury Park. The event
ets for the event are $5 for students, $10 for seniors, and $15 for the and be kicked off with a fun Art Hours: 4PM to 8:30PM • Closed on Tuesdays
general public. For more information, please visit Opening Party on Sunday, May 5 or call the box office from 1 pm to 5 pm. 230 Westwood Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740
at 732-224-2411.
The “Remembering Mom” 732.222.9798
Broadway bound art show commemorates Eleanor
‘Nonna The Musical’ Shoneman, an artist and lifelong Make a Dinner Date with Us!
premieres for fundraiser animal lover and volunteer who
passed away in October. Her A FULL
Middletown the creator alongside venerated original watercolor and pastel MENU &
Award-winning songwriter/ theater folk who have been instru- artwork—featuring many botani- A FULL BAR
playwright, Annemarie St. mental in the project’s creation, cal pieces, along with antique PLUS…
Michael, is opening her latest including Jon Cypher who played dolls and nudes—will be avail- 15 BLACKBOARD
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sical Celebration of Life, as a Hammerstein’s Cinderella, TV’s donation prices start at just $50 FOR LUNCH &
‘working production’ (part staged Chief of Police on Hill Street and 100% of all sales will go DINNER
reading/part fully produced show) Blues, and The General in Major directly to the dogs and cats of JOIN
to raise funds for the beloved Dad. Rescue Ridge. OUR HERO
Monmouth County arts space The LUNCH CLUB
Middletown Arts Center. View the video and music clips This will be a non-traditional
The Center (affectionally called, at art show and a whole lot of fun. MONDAY:
‘The MAC’) is in need of updated The Art Opening Party will take
equipment, supplies, and staffing The musical’s story centers place on Sunday afternoon, May Lobster or Lobster Tail $1899
to aid with their various and varied around ‘Nonna’, a wife and 5 and will feature snacks, wine,
programing…and is asking the mother, living a life of various tri- and adoptable pets. Guitarist- TUESDAY:
community to support their con- umphs and tragedies until she singer Mike Barris, known for
tinuing, valued work. finds a sense of ‘family’ as the his distinctive renditions of vin- Grilled 14 oz. New York
Nonna The Musical will be beloved music director of a local tage jazz and blues music, will Strip Steak $1999
shown Thurs. April 25 at 7:30 house of worship, The Inter-Faith entertain guests with his gentle
p.m. at The Middletown Arts Cen- House of Peace. As Nonna’s past guitar strummings. WEDNESDAY:
ter, 36 Church Street. For tickets and present unfold, audiences ex-
go to perience the troubles of Viet-Nam, Following the opening party, Roast Prime Rib
St. Michael shares, “Nonna horrors of 9/11, and the complica- Eleanor’s artwork will be avail- of Beef au Jus $1999
took a lifetime to write… not be- tions of modern-day life through able for viewing and purchase
cause of difficulty or ‘writer’s Nonna’s continually optimistic every day from Sunday May 5, 1 THURSDAY:
block’ but because the story is lens. pm to 5 pm through Saturday,
drawn from the many true life ex- May 11. Private viewings can 8 oz. Steak & Crab Cake Combo $1999
periences that have shaped me A story filled with equal parts also be arranged by emailing
and, thusly, the characters’ stories. humor and humanity, there are [email protected] FRIDAY:
Several of the show’s already many twists and turns, told om.
award-winning songs are collabo- through music that fills the heart. Broiled Crab Stuffed Black Tiger Shrimp $1899
rations and creations that have de- Rescue Ridge hopes to see the
veloped over the years… yet the St. Michael concludes saying, community come out to enjoy SATURDAY:
piece also contains 18 beautiful “There are many truths in the story this festive event. All funds
new songs; many of which can be and it has been very rewarding and raised help get local dogs and Grilled 8 oz. Steak & Fried Shrimp Combo $1999
heard on the Nonna website.” comforting that its message cats out of shelters and placed
St. Michael’s website also ‘Death is not an Obstacle’ has res- with their forever homes. Rescue SUNDAY:
showcases and an interview with onated with so many already. I am Ridge is a 501c3 and all dona-
very excited to share its East Coast tions are tax deductible. Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus $1999
premiere with a community as Rescue Ridge "Remembering
giving and deserving as The Mid- HOLIDAYS NOT INCLUDED
dletown Arts Center.” Mom" Art Fundraiser
Where: The Collective Art KIDS ARE WELCOME!
Tank, 529 Bangs Avenue, Asbury
Park, NJ Restaurant
Art Opening Party: Sunday,
May 5, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 104 Myrtle Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
5:00 PM 732.229.5566
Art Show: Sunday, May 5 to
Saturday May 11, 2019 from
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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all-breed 501c3 animal rescue.
Staffed 100% through the efforts
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find homes for animals in New
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people have given up on.

‘Arvelo: New Works’ is second exhibit ‘The Wizard of Oz’
at Axelrod PAC
in special collaboration

Red Bank Dysfunctional Family by José Arvelo Ocean Township Gale; Simon Clissold (Manala-
José A. Arvelo is the second The Axelrod Performing Arts pan) as Scarecrow; Giada Garcia
artist to be featured in the bur- with Kelly I asked her if she “I love meeting the artists, and Center’s Rising Stars youth per- (Manalapan) as Tinman; Joseph
geoning collaboration between would like to change the art on love the energy and excitement forming arts program will cele- Grisanzio (Howell) as Cowardly
Ellen Martin, Curator at the Oys- the wall and if I could bring in these exhibits bring to the studio. brate the 80th Anniversary of Lion; Chloe Hreha (Howell) as
ter Point Hotel, and Kelly Shep- some new artists. She immedi- It’s also fun for my clients,” adds MGM’s classic, “The Wizard of Glinda the Good Witch; Alexan-
pard, Owner of Eastside Body- ately said ‘yes’ and we had a very Sheppard. Oz,” with six performances on dra Colaiacovo (Ocean Town-
works in Red Bank, with “Arvelo: successful first exhibit with Dawn Sunday May 5 at 1 and 5 p.m.; ship), Zoe Seitz (Freehold) shar-
New Work.” DiCicco’s work. It’s a great alter- “Arvelo: New Work” opens Saturday, May 11 at 2 and 7 p.m. ing the roles of Miss Gulch and
José’s assemblages in reclaimed native art space. There are so Thursday, May 2 from 5-7 at East- and Sunday, May 12 at 1 and 5 the Wicked Witch, and Victoria
wood are colorful and unforget- many artists, and just not enough side Bodyworks at 21 Mechanic p.m. Bahary (Ocean Township) as the
table. Once he starts putting to- galleries, so these alternative ven- Street,. Please call 732-747-1745 Based on the beloved novel by female version of Prof. Marvel &
gether a work, most of the individ- ues are critical to getting the work for regular hours or to arrange a L. Frank Baum and featuring the Wizard of Oz.
ual pieces of wood are painted, out there.” says Martin. private showing. songs by Harold Arlen and E. Y.
but others are left natural. Most Harburg, the technicolor film Toto will be played by a local
are large, but for this exhibit, he is first premiered at Grauman’s rescue dog from the Pick Your
showing a good number of works Chinese Theatre on August 15, Paw Animal Rescue in Shrews-
under $100. 1939. Starring Judy Garland, bury.
José has been doing this style of Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert
work since he arrived in the US Lahr, Billie Burke, and Margaret Lisa Goldfarb, Rising Stars
from Venezuela six years ago. Hamilton, the movie musical Youth Performing Arts director,
“All my pieces are made with re- opened to critical acclaim and stages “The Wizard of Oz” with
claimed wood, picked up from the achieved legendary status choreography by Wendy Roman
streets. They were once a crate, a through decades of annually tel- and musical direction by Randal
box, a piece of furniture or even a evised broadcasts. Hurst. Completing the artistic
house. All of them were once a This beloved tale, in which a team are Set Designer Fred Sor-
tree, that s why I treat them with Kansas farm girl travels over the rentino, costumes by Joanne
the respect they deserve,” says rainbow to discover the magical Deluca and Donna Silogy-Gi-
Jose of his work. power of home, has been enter- gante of Playtime Costumes, and
He recently had a two-person taining audiences for genera- aereography by Flying by Foy,
show with Ericka Bruno at Red tions. the most prolific and widely-re-
Bank Frameworks and he shows The performance features clas- spected theatrical flying service
regularly at Urban Studio Un- sic and iconic songs the entire in the world.
bound in Yonkers, NY. He’s also family will love including “Over
known locally as the owner of the the Rainbow,” “Munchkinland “We are so excited to present
Town & Surf diner in Atlantic (Ding Dong! The Witch Is this classic and iconic story in
Highlands, where you can see his Dead),” “If I Only Had A celebration of the Wizard of Oz’s
work when it’s not on exhibit. Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” 80th Anniversary,” says Gold-
“When I started taking Pilates “We’re Off to See the Wizard, farb. “It’s a tale for all ages.”
“The Merry Old Land of Oz”,
and “If I Were King of The For- Tickets are $27 for adults and
est.” $23 for students and can be pur-
The production features local chased online at www.axelro-
rising stars that include Skylar; by phone (732)
Gothelf (Manalapan) as Dorothy 531-9106, x14, or in person at
the Axelrod Performing Arts
Center, 100 Grant Ave., Deal

Spring into Summer
Fundraiser will feature
Brian Kirk & The Jerks

The Monmouth County Board casual; no jackets required.
of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Monmouth County Board of
Trenton, announced today they
will host, Spring into Summer, an Catholic Charities Chair, Anthony
event that will raise funds to ben- Tamburri, said, “We have helped
efit hundreds of individuals and hundreds of residents throughout
families throughout Monmouth Monmouth County obtain the
County. support and assistance they need
to restore hope and move their
Spring into Summer will take lives forward.” He added, “Our
place on Thursday, June 20, from programs are inclusive, regardless
7 to 11 p.m. at the Spring Lake of faith background, and events
Bath & Tennis Club, Spring Lake. such as Spring into Summer en-
able us to offer these much-
Spring into Summer will fea- needed services and programs.”
ture music by the iconic Jersey
Shore band, Brian Kirk & The Catholic Charities of Mon-
Jerks. Guests will enjoy cocktails, mouth County offers several pro-
dinner, dancing, an auction featur- grams that provide assistance to
ing an array of unique items and a individuals, children and families,
mega 50/50 raffle. Tickets to to victims of natural disasters and
Spring into Summer are $150 per to those with mental illness and
person and can be purchased on- substance abuse.
line at or by
calling Jennifer Leip at 609-394- There are four programs in
5181 ext. 1137. Attire is nautical
Continued on page 45

May @ The Long Branch Public Library

The Library is closed for Road Trip! The Ross Island beginning at 4pm and are locat- Museum Pass Program — The Library is proud to be circulating
Memorial Day on Monday, May Hut: Gilded Age ed on the second floor of the museum passes for popular museums in our area: Intrepid Air &
27th. Our book drops will be Architechtural Folly Main Library. All teens are wel- Space Museum in New York City, Grounds for Sculpture in
open for your returns. Look for come! Hamilton, Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, Monmouth Museum
us at Art in the Park on Sunday, Please join the Library and May 1st Baked Ceramic Tiles at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, and now: the
May 26th on Brighton Avenue in the Long Branch Historical Battleship of New Jersey, located in Camden! The passes are
West End! Association for a presentation by May 6th Seis de Mayo! designed for use by a family or group, and each museum specifies
the Friends of the Whalepond Ojos de Dios how many people will be admitted on one pass. The passes may be
All programs are free and Watershed. Enjoy a raft trip over borrowed for two weeks but may not be renewed. Adult patrons may
open to the public, and all are the lake to visit the restored May 8th Pop-Up Mother’s reserve on one pass at a time. However, we cannot guarantee that the
welcome to attend. stone hut built by P. Sanford Day Cards pass will be available on a certain date. You must have a valid
Ross during Long Branch’s Library card and late fees may apply. For more information, please
Free Blood Pressure Screening Gilded Age heyday, one of many May 13th Board Games! call 732-222-3900.
Available the first Monday sites of interest along the May 15th Stem Workshop
Watershed. Light refreshments May 20th Learn to Knit: 101 Elberon Book Club Meeting Elberon Branch Library.
of each month, and provided by will be served. This program is May 22nd Memorial Day In May, the book club will Please note the Book Club does
the City of Long Branch Health free and open to the public.
Dept. and the VNA of Central Wed. May 29th @ 7:00pm at 19 Crepe Poppies discuss The Kitchen House by not meet in June.
NJ. A nurse will check your May 29th Pinwheels Kathleen Grissom. This New
blood pressure and can answer Elinore Avenue Save the Date! Annual Friends
general health questions in quiet, Nonfiction Book Club York Times best- of the Library Membership
private setting. Veterans Assistance Meeting: Five Finger Discount selling novel is an Dinner
Next screening: Monday, May The Library and the Veterans by Helene Stapinski on May interesting look at `Please join the Friends of the
6th from 3:00 - 4:00pm at the 9th the history of slav- Long Branch Free Public Library
Unit from the NJ Dept. of Labor ery, the role of the for their annual dinner program
Main Library. would like to help increase your Subtitled ‘A Crooked Family indentured servant, at Mar Belo Restaurant in Long
chances of finding employment History,î Stapinski has written a and the helpless- Branch. This year’s guest speak-
Play mah jong at the library and assist you with medical chatty and engaging memoir of ness that females er is NJ historian and author
Please bring your current claims. A representative from growing up in Jersey City among experienced in the Joseph Bilby. The dinner will be
the Unit will meet with you a rogue's gallery of swindlers, American South at served family style and includes
mah jong card (and your mah every second and fourth bookies, and crooks. Sad and the turn of the nine- appetizers and a choice of entree.
jong set if you have one) and join Thursday of the month from often hilarious, she writes with teenth century, told Flan, coffee, and tea will be pro-
a game with friendly players. 2:00-4:00pm. Please call Victor deadpan humor and affection through the eyes of vided for dessert. Cost: $45.00
Learn by playing; all levels of Alvarado at 732-775-1566 or about her extended family of Lavinia, a young per person, tax and gratuity
players are welcomed. send an email to victor.alvara- grifters, cons and crooks with a orphaned Irish girl, included. Cash bar is available.
[email protected] to make an good eye for the vivid details of and Belle, a planta- Please RSVP by May 20th,
Wednesdays from 11:00am appointment. growing up in working class tion slave. Please 2018. You may mail or bring
- 1:00pm in the Community household where petty crime join us for light your payment to the Main
Room at the Main Library This month at the Main was a way of life. refreshments and Library or the Elberon Branch
Library: May 9th and May lively discussion. Library. Cash payment is
Career Workshop:Interview Light refreshments will be Book club meetings accepted or checks made payable
Skills for Success 23rd served. Books may be picked up are held the first to the FLBFPL. Please call Anna
at the Circulation Desk. Contact Wednesday of the Sweeney at 732-222-3900 for
When you are looking for a Family Fun Program! DIY Adult Services Manager Janet month at 6:30pm. more information. Proceeds will
job or wanting to get ahead in Cardboard Easel Craft Birckhead at (732) 222-3900, The Friends of the benefit the Friends of the Long
your career, every touchpoint is a ext. 2290 for additional informa- Library meet before Branch Free Public Library and
potential interview. To be suc- Create an easel that you can tion. *Please note the earlier start the Book Club at will go to support library pro-
cessful, you need to start off in take home and use to create your time. 5:30pm. Book club grams and events. All are wel-
the right frame of mind. Develop own art masterpieces! This pro- Thursday, May 9th from 1:00 - members are not come.
an interview mindset with the gram is free and full for all ages! required to attend
help of Jay Oza, author, speaker Saturday, May 18th at 10:30am 3:00pm in the Community the Friends meeting Wed., June 5th @ 6:30 PM,
and executive coach. Watch Jay’s Room at the Main Library. but all are wel- Mar Belo Restaurant, 611
promo video on Youtube: May Teen Programs come. Broadway, Long Branch. Teen programs are offered Next month’s selection: Wed., May 1st at
The Feather Thief by Kirk
Saturday, May 4th, on Mondays and Wednesday, 6:30pm at the
from 12:00 1 1:30pm. Johnson on June 13th.


Out & About sHo P

Enjoying ice cream and Italian ice at the Strollo s Lighthouse in North Mike Bland, David Reevey, Amanda Sims and Laura Bland, are taken

Long Branch, are Kristen, Evelyn and Robert Pyne, Fair Haven. care of by waiter Melvin Ramirez at Mar Belo s in Long Branch.

Louie from Brother s Pizza in Long Branch takes orders from Edyth and Friends Erika Covert, Dawn Montijo, Kevin, Erica Wells, Jamie Gough,

Elyse Chartier from West Long Branch. Marcus Rodriguez, Isaiah Castro and Susan McNerney at Jack s Rib and


NOOPWEN PUlarszuala

444 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Did you know… CHF: grants for youth development

People, places sented on April 27, 1-3 p.m. Open ipate, as a group or as an individ- Ocean Township — The Community Hope Fund (CHF), a non-profit,
& things to the public, come and see the va- ual, please register via email to registered 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting positive
riety of artworks. [email protected]. youth development and supporting charitable needs in Ocean Town-
Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters, ship and neighboring communities, once again announces the Request
along with The Royal Ride, will **** **** For Proposals for its Youth Development Grant Program. Through
be offering free waffles and hot The Shrewsbury Chorale will The WATERSPIRIT Team will this program, CHF supports local initiatives that employ innovative
coffee on Saturday, April 27 from perform Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, a present a film screening of The and research-based models to promote youth development. Specifi-
9 a.m.-noon in their Atlantic High- concert of music written in sup- Oyster Farmers on Thur., May 2, cally, CHF is looking for local programs that build “Developmental
lands location at 171 First Ave., to port of charities. The performance 7-9 p.m. at Rumson Presbyterian Assets” in youth. These assets are the 40 positive experiences and
raise money for gardening/farm- will take place on Sunday, April Church, 4 E. River Road, Rum- personal qualities that help determine whether youth make good or
ing equipment needed at Oasis tlc 28, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Uni- son. It will be an evening of food, bad decisions.
in Red Bank, a non-profit organi- versalist Congregation of Mon- drinks, and reflection. Enjoy local
zation whose mission is to pro- mouth County, 1475 W. Front beer, wine, fresh oysters and fin- This year, the Community Hope Fund will award grants to organi-
mote inclusion and acceptance of Street, Lincroft. Guest Conductor ger food in addition to the screen- zations within a 20 mile radius of Ocean Township. CHF requests
autistic individuals into their local Joshua Anand Slater will direct an ing. Following the film, there will that applications be designed to be inclusive to the community as a
communities. ensemble comprised of chorus, be a short Q&A session with the whole. The application form is available at the Township of Ocean
vocal soloists, and chamber or- film’s producer and oyster farmers Human Services Department, 601 Deal Road in Oakhurst, right next
**** chestra. Featured works are Vi- featured in the film along with to the township library. Also, applications can be downloaded from
The Monmouth Beach Cultural valdi’s Magnificat, Britten’s Good local faith and environmental the Community Hope Fund website.
Center welcomes Joe Loiacono, Samaritan tale, Cantata Miseri- leaders and those involved in the
Brendan and Sandy Bachleda and cordium, and Handel’s Foundling local seafood economy. The event Applications are due no later than May 31. Send completed appli-
Alexander Knobloch as the artists Hospital Anthem, which con- is being organized by Clean cations to: Grants Committee P.O. Box 263 Oakhurst, NJ 07755.
for the month of April. Opening cludes with the Hallelujah Chorus. Ocean Action, GreenFaith, Rally
reception will be held on Satur- Tickets at the door are $25 for the Navesink, the Rumson email any questions about Recy- tion, contact TONI at 732-462-
day, April 27 from 5-9 p.m. The (Adult); $20 (Student/Senior); and Presbyterian Church and WATER- cling Event to: lwiener@west- 5540 or visit
annual garage sale will return on $10 (Child). Advance sales: $20, SPIRIT. Tickets ($15) at oyster-
Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 $17, and $8. Purchase tickets on- or by ****
p.m. If you would like to partici- line at https://www.shrews- calling 732-923-9788 or emailing- **** The Old Guard of Long Branch
pate, fee is $20 for a space. Call or call [email protected]. St. James Church, 69 Broad is planning a trip to Resorts Casino
732-229-4527 to reserve. 732-747-1362. Street, Eatontown, will host a in Atlantic City on Tue., May 21.
**** Paint & Sip Party on May 4, 7 Cost is $40, you receive $30 slot
**** **** On Saturday, May 4, the West p.m. $35, includes all supplies, in- pay. Refreshments served on bus.
The Art Society of Monmouth Beautify Eatontown is organiz- Long Branch Environmental structions, coffee & tea. BYOB Bus leaves Port Au Peck Fire-
County (ASMC) will hold its an- ing the annual Community Commission is hosting a Recy- for alternate beverages! Join them house, Oceanport, 10:30 a.m. and
nual Ruth Crown Memorial Art Cleanup Day again this year for cling Event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at to create your masterpiece. Call returns 7:30 p.m. For additional
Exhibit at the Middletown Town- Sun., April 28, 1-4 p.m. (Rain date West Long Branch Borough Hall, Kathy at 732-241-4041 for reser- info and reservations, call Peter,
ship Public Library located at 55 May 5). Cleanup is followed by 965 Broadway. Recycle old elec- vations. 732-801-6886.
New Monmouth Road. Art will be pizza and cold drinks at the Com- tronics, shred personal documents,
on display through April 27. Re- munity Center. Meet at borough donate old eyeglasses, and dispose **** ****
ception & awards will be pre- hall; transportation to sites pro- of American flags. There is a food A free spaghetti supper will be Monmouth Museum will take a
vided. If you would like to partic- drive this year as well. Please held on Sunday, May 5, 5 p.m. at trip to New Hope, Pennsylvania to
the Old First United Methodist see Dial M for Murder at the
Rescue/Adopt Pet Links Church, 197 Locust Ave., West Bucks County Playhouse on May
Long Branch. All are invited and 23, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Day includes
Monmouth Country SPCA is For The Love Of Birds Tails of Hope no reservations are necessary. lunch and time for shopping. Cost
$165, $155 for museum members.
open Sat/Sun/Mon - 12-5 P.O. Box 631 Oakhurst, NJ **** RSVP by May 9 at monmouthmu-
Embroiderers' Guild of Amer-
Tues - Closed, Wed/Thur/Fri home 609-308-2531 07755 info@tailsofhopenj ica-Monmouth Chapter Evening
.com stitchers will meet Monday, May ****
12-7 Phone: Homeward GUSSY is a sweet, beautiful little fe- 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Colts Neck Li- A meeting of the Monmouth
male Parakeet approx. 3 years old. BERNADETTE is a brary, 1 Winthrop Drive. Day County Retired Educators will be
Bound Adoption Center, 732- sweet 5-6 month stitchers will meet Thursday, May held on Tuesday, June 11, 11 a.m.
Gus enjoys eating millet old kitten look- 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Colts at the Spring Lake Manor, Route
542-5962. email: adoptions & the sounds & sights of ing for her for- Neck Community Church, 25
humans, & chirps to the ever home. She Merchant Way. For more informa- Continued on page 30 birds outside. She’s start- loves to play with
ing to trust us enough to her kitten friends
OWEN WILSON is a go on our finger while we or just by herself.
big lovebug you feed her millet, & we are Bernadette is a hoot to watch —so silly
need in your life? confident that she will & funny. She loves to be held & get all
Unfortunately his eventually get finger trained & then the loving she can. Every kitten deserves
last owners felt dif- enjoy going outside her cage. In her their forever. Let's hope Bernie can find
ferently, drove him former home, she enjoyed violin, hers soon. She is such a love!
to a park & aban- organ, & piano music. Her foster
doned him. Though home includes 2 loving but rowdy SANDY & ROSIE and two
one family stopped loving O we know young children, & she adjusted to the senior sisters who are look-
a family who’ll love him is just around hustling bustling household. She ing for their forever homes,
the corner. About 5 years & always ea- used to live with other budgies who and would love to stay to-
ger to make new friends, when you had passed away a long time ago. We gether if possible. Rosie is
come to say hello, he’ll get right up to would love to find her a home with at a 8 year old Beagle/Bulldog
meow hello back, let you pet him & least another female budgie friend. mix and Sandy is a 9 year
nuzzle up against you. He’d love a old Beagle mix.
home to be loved & played with in! COCO is a10 year old Female Eclectus
He hasn’t lived with other cats but Parrot. Healthy and full Both these sweet girls
would probably be fine with one feathered,she has a spe- loves kids, people, car rides
friendly & mellow like O. Or he could cial diet. She seems to and other dogs. Both girls
be your one and only. prefer women, but is not and calm, happy and know
aggressive towards any- their basic manners. If you
WEBSTER is a 1-year-old big-eared one. She’s a typical are in the market for a per-
boy who came to us from an over- Eclectus in regards to fectly polite, ultra-loving
crowded shelter in the south. Adopted wanting to nest and pro- couple, these are the girls
duce egg. She hasn't
he was unfortu- for you!
nately returned layed an egg since Sept 2015. She can
when his family talk and doesn't do it often, but has a BELLA is such a gorgeous sweetheart.
decided he was- veOrtyhelroruedsccuaelsl. She is a 2 1/2 yrs old
n't a good fit for Pit/Boxer mix looking
them. A shep- Associated Humane Society 2960 Shafto for her new forever
herd mix he Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ. M-F 12-5:30 Sat- home. Bella is very
loves to run, Sun 12-5 www.facebook. loving and adores at-
play fetch his com/FoAHSTF tention-- the more the
tennis ball in the better! She loves her
park & will only Sugar Skull Pittie Rescue toys too, especially
stop if he's be- laura@sugarskullpittierescue. tug. Bella loves loves
ing petted. Lov- loves people, but not
ing & affection- com or 732.682.3450 so thrilled with other
ate he’d would
love to snuggle with you on the couch! Rescue Ridge at (732) 681-3450 or canines. She is looking for a home
Webster would do best with an active where she can be the queen of the cas-
family with older kids, a big fenced-in tle.
yard, & endless supply of tennis balls!
[email protected]

April showers can’t stop Easter Bunny in WLB

By Coleen Burnett 1
West Long Branch — The weather outside may have been frightful
with lots of rain, but that didn’t matter once the 16th Annual West
Long Branch Easter Egg Hunt got under way inside the Community
Center on April 20.

Since it was held indoors this year, the children didn’t have to “hunt”
for eggs. Instead, close to 200 parents and children of all ages showed
up to get a bag of goodies, participate in arts and crafts activities,
munch on donuts and cookies, take a chance on Easter baskets that were
being raffled off, and spend some quality time with the Easter Bunny.
There was a holiday-themed poster contest. A DJ played music to keep
a smile on everybody’s faces.

Despite the weather, everybody still had a good time.




Special events coming up? 1) Gary and Jewel Tvidik with Brody,
Let everyone know in 5, and Connor, 3

The Link News. 2) William, Barbara, Ethan and Ben
[email protected] 3) Luca Ferragina with father Joe

4) Maria Silva stands on the porch of
the West Long Branch Community
Center, safe from the rain.

5) Oliver Merino, 1 1/2 years old,
with his Easter basket.

6) Nicholas Scanapico shows one of
his Easter eggs.

Real Estate • Real Estate • Real Estate

Local Real Estate Sold
Apr. 15 thru Apr. 22, 2019

EATONTOWN: 376 Sherman Ct $180,000 &KDUPLQJ
Single Family: 421 Bath Ave $365,000
39 Reynolds Dr $313,000 47 Morris Ave $830,000 2DNKXUVW
Condo/Townhouse: 23 Dudley St $430,000
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109 White St C $133,000 364 Westwood Ave 38 FKDUPLQJ EHGURRP EDWK KRPH LQ
67 Nottingham Dr $405,000 $139,900 KLJKO\ VRXJKW DIWHU 2DNKXUVW WKLV LV WKH
52 Birch Ln $276,000 12 Navesink Ct $395,000 RQH IRU \RX 8SGDWHG NLWFKHQ DQG EDWKV
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rently Available For Sale There are 17 homes currently
LONG BRANCH: Under Contract of Sale, and 46
Single Family: For Sale.

Continued on page 30

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Local Real Estate Sold Continued from page 29 1224 8th Ave $175,500 NONE SOLD)
307 Deal Ave $275,000 There are 2 homes currently Un-
der Contract of Sale, 1 Currently
OCEANPORT: Currently Available For Sale. are Currently Available For Sale. 257 Drummond Ave $300,000 Available For Sale.
Single Family: WEST LONG BRANCH: 15 Hillview Dr $305,000 BRADLEY BEACH:
36 Morris Pl $992,000 (NONE SOLD) __________________________ 425 Glenmere Ave $345,000 (NONE SOLD)
7 Monmouth Rd $379,999 There are 22 homes currently * Considering selling? 2 Williams Rd $375,000 There are 17 homes currently
There are 23 homes currently Under Contract of Sale, and 36 We charge 4%. You get: 127 Valley Rd $400,000 Under Contract of Sale, and 30
Under Contract of Sale and 26 Currently Available For Sale. 1 Candice Ct $490,000 Currently Available For Sale
Currently Available For Sale. ASBURY PARK: * Full exposure on the MLS, There are 12 homes currently
OCEAN TOWNSHIP: Single Family: Trulia, Zillow, Realtor Under Contract of Sale, and 9 ——
Single Family: 716 Cookman Ave 101 and many more. Currently Available For Sale. Information Provided by:
33 Eisele Ave $385,000 $110,172 * A custom written OCEAN GROVE: EDWARD F THOMAS,
1316 Walnut Ave $416,000 716 Cookman Ave 101 webpage with unlimited Single Family:
1303 S Wanamassa Dr $110,172 photos of your home. 113 Broadway $554,000 BROKER
$510,000 1507 Summerfield Ave Condo/Townhouse: Selling Shore Homes for Over
4 Wanamassa Point Rd $270,000 * Weekly Facebook advertising 61 Pilgrim Pathway 208 34 Years! We can sell yours.
$554,000 608 1st Ave $760,000 reaching thousands. $245,000 SHOREVIEW REALTY, INC.,
19 Dwight Dr $600,000 403 4th Ave $1,150,000 There are 16 homes currently
Condo/Townhouse: Condo/Townhouse: For a free Market Analysis Under Contract of Sale, and 34 732-229-6800
7 Boxwood Dr 500 Deal Lake Dr 4B $300,000 Estimate of your home, Currently Available For Sale.
$545,000There are 67 homes 1501 Ocean Ave 1402 $980,000 ALLENHURST: Information deemed reliable
currently Under Contract of Sale, There are 17 homes currently try our Home Value utility: (NONE SOLD)
and 141 Currently Available For Under Contract of Sale, and 65 There are 3 homes currently Un- but not guaranteed.
Sale Currently Available For Sale. Edward F Thomas, Broker der Contract of Sale, and 4 Cur- Copyright: 2019 by the
SEA BRIGHT: ( NEPTUNE CITY: rently Available For Sale. Monmouth Ocean Regional
Email: [email protected] REALTORS©

Webpage: Branch. 732-222-1411.
__________________________ ****
The Solo Senior Supper Club is
Single Family: again meeting at Amy’s Omelette
House, Long Branch, each
1212 11th Ave $130,000 Monday night at 5:30 p.m. There
are no memberships or fees, and
There are 11 homes currently There are 2 home currently Un- Did you know…

Wine & Martini Tasting raises $50K for Impact 100

Rumson — Salt Creek Grille’s and George Spiropoulos and Carol
16th Annual Wine & Martini Tast-
ing Fundraiser raised over $50,000 Stillwell.
for Impact 100 Jersey Coast at the
event on April 11. Fully 100 per- A raw bar was donated by Lusty
cent of the proceeds raised by
sponsorships, ticket sales and live Lobster and artisan cheeses by
auction items went directly to Im-
pact 100 Jersey Coast. Sickles Market. Wines were do-

In the last 16 years, Salt Creek nated and tastings poured by rep-
Grille’s Wine & Martini event has
raised more than $1 million in to- resentatives from Allied Beverage
tal funds for local charities.
Group, LLC, Ferrari-Carano Vine-
The lively, cocktail-style event
was sold out. More than 150 at- yards & Winery; J. Lohr Vineyard
tendees enjoyed live jazz music
by the local favorite, Bobby Boyd & Wines; The Winebow Group;
Trio, great food, premiere wines
and spirits, and a live auction with distilled spirits were poured by
auctioneer NJ 101.5 Big Joe
Henry. Zyr Vodka. Local craft beers were

Impact 100 Jersey Coast is a provided by Cape May Brewery
collaborative of women of all ages
and backgrounds who combine and Shore Point Distributing
their charitable dollars, experience
and energy to raise awareness of Company, Inc.. Food was donated
our community’s most pressing
needs and to fund transformational by Brubella Inc; Cutler Produce;
grants for high-impact projects ad-
dressing those needs. Earlier this Halperns’ Steak & Seafood Com-
year, Salt Creek Grille announced
its chosen charity for 2019 with a pany. Flowers were provided by
flag presentation bearing Impact
100’s logo. The flag will fly from Guaranteed Plants, linens by San-
the popular waterfront restaurant
through the entire year, with the itary Linens and rentals by Paul
intent to create more public aware-
ness. David Partywares.

“We are tremendously grateful “We couldn’t raise this kind of
to Salt Creek Grille for supporting
Impact’s continued growth and for Photo courtesy Tom Zapcic Photography money without the support of my
helping us reach new women and Lori Missig, Denise Liotta, Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno, Maggie LaRocca, AG Glowacki, Natalie Aidner, Pam Per- fantastic staff and generous ven-
nonprofits in every corner of our
skie, Christine Winig, Laura Skrief, Justa Mullen. dors and local businesses,” said

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OBITUARIES vived by his beloved wife Dianne visit Ronelle's page of tributes at
(nee: McMahon); his loving sons
MRS. JENNIE Radio Man 3rd Class Direction LUCILLE MARIE JONES Nicholas and Gregory; his siblings
died peacefully on April 20, 2019 (nephews Tyler & Connor), Kathy 95, of Eatontown, NJ entered eter-
in Augusta, GA at the age of 91. In 1948 Eugene married Lucille Marie Jones Godette was Limyansky and her husband John nal life on April 7, 2017 at her res-
Frances Rohbeck. They were mar- born July 4, 1963 in Long Branch, ( niece Amy & Tim, Aidan, Za- idence. She was born in Jersey
She is survived by her hus- ried just shy of 70 years at the ckary & Ryan, nephew Jonathan ), City, NJ and resided in Manches-
band of 60 years, time of Frances' passing in Octo- NJ. God called his Thomas Lowing & his wife Chan- ter Twp., NJ before moving to
Sgt. 1st Class ber, 2017. West Long Branch was Angel home on dler, (nephew Matthew ) Eatontown in 1997.
Theodore R. where their heart, home and chil- April 16, 2019 at
Billings, U.S. dren were raised. Monmouth Med- In lieu of flowers please make Mrs. Melio was a communi-
Army (ret), 11 ical Center in Long a donation to Jim’s favorite char- cant of St. Dorothea's Roman
children and nu- After his wife's passing, he Branch, NJ. ity, Make a Wish Foundation. Catholic Church in Eatontown.
merous grand, transitioned to The Chelsea As- Lucille was predeceased by her She was also a loving and caring
great- and great- sisted Living in Tinton Falls, parents, Alexander and Odessa Please visit Jim’s memorial wife, mother, grandmother, sister
where they lovingly supported Jones; two brothers, Curtis and website at www.johnedayfuneral and aunt and enjoyed taking care
great-grandchildren. him during his time there. Edward Jones; and two sisters, of her family.
She was born May 11, 1927 in Louise Medler and Elvin Booker.
Eugene retired in 1986 after She leaves to cherish her RONELLE M. MAHER Mrs. Melio was pre-deceased
Petersburg, VA, one of seven chil- 45 years with Bell Laboratories in memory, the love of her life for 30 61, of Oceanport, April 18th, by her husband, Anthony in 1996.
dren of Samuel and Isabel Petti- Holmdel. He was a homebody but years, Douglas Godette; two 2019 at home.
ford. belonged to the Masons for 65 kings, Doug Jr. (Shamika) and She is survived by her daugh-
years and was an active member Gilbert Davis III (Jeanette); three Ronelle was born in Long ter, Patricia Poole of Eatontown;
She lived in Long Branch, NJ of the Old Guard serving as treas- queens, Jenna (Jayson), Tawana Branch and moved to Oceanport, her sister, Irene Natelli of Toms
for most of her life, and enjoyed a urer for several years. He had a (Anthony), and Jackie Godette; where she resided most of her life. River; grandchildren; Ronald and
long career at Monmouth Medical wonderful singing voice and dab- her heartbeats: eight grandchil- She graduated from Shore Re- wife Becky Poole and Elizabeth
Center. She moved to Augusta, bled in playing the organ. dren with one on the way; two sis- gional High School where she was and husband Shawn Fitzpatrick
GA in 2011. ters-in-law; one brother-in-law; a a stand-out athlete and one of the along with several nieces and
Woodworking, oil painting, special godchild, Ameerah Patter- school's all-time scorers in nephews
Mrs. Billings was cherished sketching, gardening and his dogs son; and a host of cousins, nieces, women's basketball.
and loved by so many. Her sense kept him active and productive nephews, aunts, uncles and In lieu of flowers donations
of humor and pragmatic view of until recently. friends. Ronelle earned her bachelor's would be preferred to the VNA
life were just some of the qualities Arrangements entrusted to degree and master's degree from Hospice Care of Central Jersey, 23
admired by all. “Love Lifted Me”! Besides his wife he was prede- Buckland Funeral Home University of Delaware. Main St. #D1, Holmdel, NJ
ceased by his parents, Sydney and Somerville, NJ. 07733. All further services are pri-
EUGENE ARTHUR Louise Hults, and his brothers, Ronelle retired in 2014 from vate and at the convenience of the
HULTS Sydney and Thomas Hults. Sur- JAMES T. LOWING II Eatontown Board of Education familyFor condolences, please
viving are his daughter, Louise 57, of Ocean Township, NJ passed where she taught for 32 years at visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.
born in January of 1924 in Long Hults Waterman, her partner Rich away suddenly on April 16th, Memorial Middle School. Her life com.
Branch, passed Bastian; his son, John Hults and 2019. was enriched by the thousands of
away peacefully his wife Pamela; four grandchil- students she touched throughout FRANCISCO
under the care of dren, Eric and Evan Waterman, Jim was born in Red Bank, NJ her career. She was a faithful MONTANEZ SR.
Riverview Medical their spouses Lisa and Emma, and was raised in Lincroft. parishioner of Holy Trinity RC 78, of Long Branch, passed away
Center Hospice on Kasey Hults and her fiancé David Church. She enjoyed reading, gar- peacefully on April 17, 2019 at
April 17, 2019 at Jendras, Ethan Hults and his wife He was the owner of J.T. Low- dening, her pool, her beloved NY Monmouth Medical Center, Long
Caitlyn; four great-grandchildren, ing Builders in Ocean, NJ for 37 Yankees and "girls' night" at her Branch. Fransico was born in San
the age of 95. Kaitlyn, Brayden, Dylan and years. home every Monday. Lorenzo, PR and moved to Long
Eugene was a graduate of Alex; and two nieces, Leslie Branch, NJ over 60 years ago.
Barnes and Janie Thomas. When not at work you could Ronelle was an altruistic per- He worked for many years as
Long Branch High School Class find Jim working in his yard or on son whose most important and a cook and butcher for Ilvento’s
of 1942 and soon after enlisted in Letters of condolences may be the golf course. He always looked fulfilling life role was as a mother West End Manor, Long Branch,
the US Navy serving in WWII sent through the web at dami- forward to his Thursday Night to her incredible daughter, NJ. He was loved and will be
from 1942 until the end of the war Golf League! Christin. missed very much.
in 1945. He served on the USS He is survived by his wife of
Paul Jones and ended his duty on Jim was predeceased by his Surviving is her daughter 58 years, Amelia Arriga Mon-
the USS Prince William as a loving parents James Thomas & Christin Vivona (Washington, tanez; sons Francisco Montanez
Marilyn Ann Lowing. He is sur- DC), her brother Rick Maher Jr., Long Branch, and Enrique Ar-
(Manasquan) and his longtime royo, Long Branch; daughters
partner Kim Johanson, her niece Deli Montanez, West Palm Beach,
Holley Maher (Nashville, TN) and FL., and Anna Montanez and Car-
her nephew, Rick Maher, Jr. men Montanez both of Jack-
(Brick, NJ). sonville, Fl; sisters Carmen
Montanez, PR and Vita Montanez,
To share a favorite memory or Chicago; grandchildren Belinda
messages of condolence, please Robinson, Ricardo Dones, Nina
Leanna Herbert, Darran Michael
Hoffman Funeral Home Silvers and Devin Silvers; and
great-grandchildren Erianna
Dedicated to meeting your individual needs. Robinson, Arille Robinson, Olivia
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415 Broadway Isabella Dones.
The Hoffman Funeral Home,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740-5984 415 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ,
was entrusted with arrangements.
(732) 222-2454
Barbara A. Hoffman George P. Hoffman 78, of Ocean Township, passed
away on April 16, 2019.
Monte di Procida,
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Brooklyn, NY in
2 Convenient Locations the early 1960's. He
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OBITUARIESContinued from previous page John Christopher (Jack) Morris, 89

He was predeceased by his ine's family would appreciate con- John Christopher (Jack) Mor- Jack was past president of the wives and husbands: Chris (Pam
parents, Domenico and Emanuela tributions in memory of Katherine ris, 89, Little Silver, NJ, passed Monmouth Beach Bath and Ten- Richdale) Morris; Peggy (David)
Palumbo. Surviving are his wife, be made to the Visiting Nurses As- away peacefully Thursday, April nis Club, (NJ) and the Moorings McGill; Andy (Maribeth Hack-
Valerie; son, Domenick Palumbo; sociation at 18, 2019, surrounded by his lov- Club, Vero Beach, Florida. He ett) Morris; Liz (Henry) O'Hern;
daughter, Emanuela Palumbo; and give. ing family. He was the beloved was also a past member of Bob and Kate Sharkey; Jeanne
two grandchildren. husband of the late Clare Navesink Country Club (NJ). (John) Fried; Paul (Sally Ann
To share a favorite memory or (White) Morris. Nidds) Morris; Sarah Morris
For condolences, please visit send messages of condolence With great enthusiasm, Jack (Michael) Schutsky; Barbara please visit Katherine's page of Jack was born in Jersey City, taught his children how to play Mattone; Clare (Chris) Broder-
tributes at www.woolleyboglioli. NJ to John C. Morris and Mar- games, read, sail, play tennis and ick; and Richard (Jenna
GEORGE N. PANAS com. garet (Martin) Morris. He had golf, throw a football, play bas- Holthusen) Morris.
97, formerly of Interlaken, fell one brother, the late William C. ketball and ski. His greatest gift
asleep in the Lord on April 20, HELENE NEWMAN Morris and one sister, the late to his children was that he was a Jack was the ultimate “Pops”
2019. He was the former owner of PETITO Helen Morris. Jack was a 1951 true example of family unity, to his 24 grandchildren, one step
the Berkeley Sweet Shop, an As- graduate of Manhattan College strength of character, and honor. grandson, six grandchildren-in-
of Ocean Township, passed away in Riverdale, New York. While in He did not have to teach his chil- law, and 3 soon-to-be grandchil-
bury Park Boardwalk on April 19, 2019. college he joined the New Jersey dren his faith, they learned by his dren-in-law. He showered this
institution for 58 Helene was born on National Guard in which he hon- incredible example. He loved his third generation with as much
years. May 14,1949 in orably served 10 years. sons-in-law and daughters-in- love and care as he gave their
Long Branch, the law as his own. parents. He felt very blessed to
Mr. Panas en- daughter of the late He married his college sweet- meet and enjoy his nine great-
joyed sharing many Pauline Asch New- heart, Clare. They were married He was predeceased by his grandchildren. He is also sur-
wonderful years golf- for 62 years, setting an incredi- daughter, Patricia Morris vived by many nieces and
ing with friends at man and Norman E. Newman. ble example of love, faith, and Sharkey and his son-in-law, Bob nephews all of whom he treas-
Deal Golf and Country Club. She was widow of Arthur J. Pe- devotion for their family. To- Mattone. He is survived by his ured.
George was predeceased by tito. gether they were dedicated sons and daughters and their
his wife Hope Panas in 2010. He members of Holy Cross Parish, Condolences may be placed
is survived by his son-in-law and Helene attended Monmouth Rumson, NJ. on Jack's memorial website page
daughter, Dr. Elias and Pennee College and was associated with by visiting www.johnedayfuner-
Tsoukas; his grandchildren, Dr. H. Pool World in Middletown. She In 1956 Jack founded John C.
Scott Beasley and Luann Tsoukas had also worked as a legal secre- Morris Associates, a consulting
Beasley; and his great grandchil- tary for Attorney Dennis Drazin. engineering firm, specializing in The family respectfully re-
dren, Sia, Lee and Diana Beasley. She loved to travel the world and the design of mechanical and quests that in lieu of flowers, do-
Memorial donations to St. spending time with her friends electrical systems. He was very nations be made in Jack's
George Iconography fund would and family. proud to have eventually part- memory to De La Salle Hall, 810
be appreciated. The Buckley Fu- nered with his oldest son and Newman Springs Road, Lin-
neral Home, Asbury Park, is in Helene leaves her sister, youngest daughter in the busi- croft, NJ.
charge of arrangements. Francine Newman Ratzman (Nor- ness.
man A. Ratzman) of Charleston
JUNE CAROL SC and nephews, Dr Elliot A. children. She excelled at tennis & Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas condolences, please visit www.
PASTORIUS Ratzman of Philadelphia and paddle tennis and greatly enjoyed Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For
formerly of Monmouth Beach, Zachary M. Ratzman (Rachel socializing at Deal Golf & Coun-
Breitman) and two great nephews, try Club. Joan was a surrogate “Serving Our Families with Compassion & Dignity”
passed away peace- Noah S. Ratzman and Ari PJ Ratz- Mother to many of her children's
fully at her home in man, all of Washington DC. friends and she loved that her 243 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Oregon on April 18, house was homebase for so many. 732•222•3202 •
2019. She was 87 Helene also leaves her sister- The light of Joan's beautiful blue
years old. in-law, Carol Petito Crowley of eyes were her four grandchildren. Steven S. Lawson, Funeral Director/Manager • NJ Lic#4251
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81, of Oceanport, died peacefully JOAN MADELON son and daughter-in-law Brett and
at home on Easter Sunday, May WHITLOCK Renee Ernish of Ocean, NJ , FUNERAL HOME
21, 2019. daughter-in-law Anne Whitlock,
of Ocean, New Jersey, unexpect- grandchildren Sydney (12), Bringing end of life celebrations to life.
Kathy worked as the Office edly passed away on Sawyer (10), Emerson (7), and
Administrator for Dr. Murray April 12, 2019. Harrison (2), her Uncle Gene William J. Boglioli, Manager N.J. Lic. No. 3652 [email protected]
Kessler in Long Branch. She was Joan was born (Evelyn) Nonnon, her Aunt Bar- 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740 (732) 229-0122
a smart and savvy business in Bronx, New York bara Jeanne Nonnon, her sister
woman and will forever be re- on March 22, 1942 Janet, sister Jill (Jay) Friedman,
membered for her love of life and to William and brother William Ficks, sister June
great sense of humor. Madelon Ficks. She (Chuck) Hoyes, her nephews Jef-
and her family frey, Matthew, Ryan & Dylan, her
Kathy is survived by her de- nieces Courtney, Charley, Melissa
voted husband Richard Penn who moved to Englewood, New Jersey & Barrie along with her many lov-
lovingly cared for her over the where she spent her childhood ing cousins and dear friends.
past several years during her with her close knit, large family
struggle with dementia. She is and attended St. Cecila's grammar Joan will be remembered by
also survived by her adoring son school through high school. She all as a woman that was movie
David Ivins, his wife Shannon and spent many wonderful times visit- star beautiful with the kindest
their children David, Katherine ing both sets of grandparents in heart but whose inner beauty far
(KC) and Zacharia, and her step- the Bronx & Babylon, New York surpassed her outer beauty. Her
son James Penn, his wife Mary & summering with her siblings & gentle & sweet demeanor touched
and their children Melissa Joy and cousins on Candlewood Lake in all who knew her and all who
David. Connecticut. Upon graduat- were blessed to be loved by her.
ing high school, Joan worked for Rest in peace until we meet again.
Visitation Saturday, April Esquire & Gentleman's Quarterly
27th, 11 am until the time of her Magazine and Turner Jones textile Donations in her memory may
funeral service at 1pm. Interment company. be made to St. Jude's Research
will follow at Glenwood Ceme-
tery, West Long Branch. Kather- Joan moved to Ocean Town-
ship, NJ with her husband Jimmy
where they lovingly raised three

Heavenly Horoscopes

By Aurora Zinger

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
You may realize a long-term goal Libra, the longer you let your
over the next few days, Aries. The needs go unaddressed, the more
sense of accomplishment can in- the pressure and stress will mount.
spire you to try new things and set Find a way to put yourself first
new goals. this week.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
It can be challenging to balance Your sense of security and routine
private and public life, Taurus. is put to the test with a new visitor
Make a concerted effort to be to your household, Scorpio. This
open, but don't overshare informa- visitor may require a few conces-
tion, either. Work with others, if sions on your part.
necessary. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Sagittarius, try your best to breeze
Gemini, you want to have mo- through interruptions at work this
mentum, but something trips you week. Your projects are all on
up and slows you down consider- schedule, and you want to keep
ably. You have to find a work- them going forward.
around if you want to be happy. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Your attention may be drawn to
Older, unresolved issues may bub- the material things in your life
ble up this week and grab at your right now, Capricorn. It is okay to
attention, Cancer. Seek out close focus on the niceties surrounding
companions who may be able to you once in a while.
guide you through. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Make some changes at home so
Leo, consistency at work starts to that living spaces reflect your per-
shine through in your career status sonality and desire for comfort
and progress at the company. and coziness, Aquarius. It can
Competition seems to fall away, make for more harmonious living.
and you take a leadership role. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You may be at a loss for words be-
Showcase your talents to people cause distractions keep pulling
unfamiliar with what you can do, you in different directions, Pisces.
Virgo. This renewed enthusiasm Stay the course the best you can.
may inspire you and others going




What is special about your dog?

Ricardo Rosa, with Nanielle Novello with Stanley, Targh and Ceci Lynch, with Winnie,
Buddy and Cleo, Oceanport: Eatontown: Little Silver:
They never yell back. They are there every
morning with unconditional love. Stanley was rescued from a kill shelter in She's very smart. And she doesn't shed so
Tennessee by Pupstarz. He's so sweet and she's hypoallergenic. I'm allergic to dogs
it's the best decision we've ever made. that shed, so that's a plus.

Judy Lee with Biele (means
noble in Chinese),
NYC/Asbury Park:

Biele is extremely loving and
always wants to cuddle in bed,
which is great in the winter.

And wherever I go in the
house, he's always 3 inches
behind me.

Lisa Barnes with Baily, Shrewsbury: Bill VanderKooy with Lucky,
Bailey is a rescue from Puerto Rico. A Red Bank:

SATO dog. Our other dog is a seeing eye Everything is special about my dog,
dog. They are best friends. She is full of He's my dog.
love with lots of love and lots of energy.
Whitney Martin and Emerson Simones with
Brooke Gallagher with Nemo, Blue, Long Branch:
He's very good natured. He thinks he's a lap dog
He's my partner. He's my other even if he is 140 lbs. He's a good dog and has a great
half. I can't go anywhere without personality.
him. All dogs need are love and

Bob Corciona and Sue Moleon Mary Jo with Penny Lane, Little Silver:
with Riley and Sandy, She's a rescue dog and she has melt-your-heart eyes. We got her right after my
Long Branch: father died, and I looked at her and said, 'she has my father's eyes.' So we adopted
Riley is a rescue from North
Carolina. He was wrapped in
barbwire and left there. Despite
the severe abuse he's been
through, he loved everyone and
all animals. Sandy is also a res-
cue, so they are best friends.

Brookdale Alumni Association to honor three at Barringer Awards on May 3

The Brookdale Community ments. She is a professor and
chair of the Education
College Alumni Association will Department. She was instrumen-
tal in adding the A.S. degree in
honor three individuals for their education for teacher candidates
interested in STEM areas. Her
service to students, the institu- work with both the credit and
noncredit divisions of the col-
tion and their respective commu- lege has brought two community
college teacher licensing pro-
nities at the 34th annual grams for alternate route candi-
dates to Brookdale.
Barringer Awards Dinner on
Dr. Latte’s work with the CTE
May 3 at The Essex & Sussex in Career Technology Teacher
Licensing program made
Spring Lake. Brookdale the only college in the
state that has the grant and non-
The award, named in honor of traditional program for CTE sec-
tors of a community college
former college president Dr. Bob teacher licensing program. She
helped author the New Jersey
Barringer, is the Alumni curriculum and course for the
New Pathways to Teaching pro-
Association’s most prestigious gram.

honor. This year’s honorees are She earned her Bachelor’s
degree in elementary education
President Dr. David Stout, Dr. from Metropolitan State
College, her M.S. in supervision,
Ave Latte, professor and chair of principal, and curriculum devel-
opment from Georgian Court
Dr. Latte Dr. Nancy Liu Dr. Stout the Education Department and University and her Doctorate of
education in early childhood
Dr. Nancy Liu, professor and education from Rutgers
chair of the Physics Department.
Dr. Nancy Liu began her
“All three honorees have career at Brookdale in 1995 as a
professor in the physics depart-
demonstrated throughout their ment and serves as chair. She is
the founding advisor and current
careers a commitment to excel- co-advisor of the Physics and
Astronomy Club. She is also an
lence and service to students in active supporter of the Women in
Engineering, Science, and
and outside the classroom,” said Technology (WEST) Club and
volunteers as a one-to-one men-
Tim Zeiss, executive director of tor for the WEST Mentor
the Brookdale Alumni
Dr. Liu was awarded a Gold
Association. “On a daily basis, Star in 2000 and 2004. In 2007,
she was nominated by 34 of her
they have helped to inspire and colleagues and received the
Twentieth Annual Outstanding
to encourage generations of Colleague Award. She received a
Faculty Merit Award in 2004,
Brookdale students to persevere 2003, 2002, Fall 2001 and
Spring 2001.
in pursuit of their academic and
Dr. Liu has earned her B.S. in
professional goals.” physics and M.S. in solid state
physics from Jilin University in
Dr. Stout has devoted his pro- China. She obtained her PhD in
solid state physics from
fessional career to furthering the Colorado State University. She
has authored numerous papers
mission of Brookdale on her research and has more
than 15 published articles. She is
Community College in a variety active in the physics community
as a member of the American
of roles spanning more than two Physical Society (APS),
American Association of
decades, culminating in his Physics Teachers (AAPT) and
the New Jersey section of the
appointment as the institution’s American Association of
Physics Teachers (NJAAPT).
seventh president in 2018.
Tickets to the Barringer
His long tenure with Dinner are $65 each.
Reservations can be made online
Brookdale began in 1997 as a at http://brookdalealumniassoci- For more informa-
Learning Assistant in the tion, email tzeiss@brook-
Psychology Department. Dr.

Stout has served in a variety of

faculty and administrative roles,

including as Dean of the

Freehold campus, Vice President

for Student Success and Interim


Dr. Stout’s commitment to

engaging with Brookdale’s many

stakeholders is evident through-

out his assignments. He has con-

sistently promoted access to a

high-quality education, coupled

with support services, for

Brookdale students and

Monmouth County residents.

Colleagues know firsthand his

commitment to ensuring that

students leave Brookdale well on

their way to converting their

aspirations and goals into reality

in their academic and profes-

sional pursuits for themselves

and their families.

Dr. Stout earned his Bachelor

of Science degree in Psychology

at Stockton University, a

Master's Degree in

Psychological Counseling at

Monmouth University and a

Ph.D. in Health Psychology and

Behavioral Medicine at

Northcentral University.

Dr. Ave Latte began her

Brookdale career in 1994 as a

Learning Assistant in the

Reading and Education depart-

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While the field on the Democrat side is crowded,
Weld is running as a Republican. He faces an uphill battle Editor; The LINK News: ment.
for reasons that shouldn’t be. Weld’s actual platforms on Open Letter to the Residents The magnifique gothic cathedral
issues don’t matter at the moment — if you support any of Monmouth Beach Now charred to the stake
of the Republican agenda but have qualms about Trump’s Like St. Joan from Rouen
many problematic stances and statements, he is the only Dear Mayor Howard, Commissioners, Cunniff and But Francophile culture will never burn out
reasonably viable alternative so far. However, the GOP is Stickler, and Residents of Monmouth Beach, The eternal City of Lights heart break
making it really hard for Republicans to challenge the in- Pere Lachaise houses bones and dust
cumbent, working to keep candidates off the ballot and I would like to take this opportunity to ac- La Vie En Rose and Maria Callas
make it seem Trump is the only valid choice. knowledge and thank the Fire Department, Police Are crying arias in heaven
Department, First Aid Squad and the Road Depart- Dear God, when is enough enough
Democrats, meanwhile, are working to stand out in a ment for their kind and professional help in our Pastry shops are closed in Ile de la Cité
field where at least two dozen credible candidates have wonderful little town. The phantoms have exited the opera hall
already been announced. Bernie Sanders did that ad- Left Bank Rue accordions have stopped play-
mirably last week with a Fox News town hall meeting. I was raised in Monmouth Beach, as was my
Apparently Fox believed it would be easy to make mother before me and my children after me. My ing
Sanders look like an out-of-touch radical, but on a conser- husband, Ed, was a summer resident for many years Les Miserables in the capital
vative network he came off sounding intelligent and more before becoming a full time “Monmouth Beacher” But the bells will chime and tole again
in touch than the town hall moderators. In particular, Fox more than 60 years ago. For hunchbacks and touristes
was shocked that everyone who had a private insurance French Fables sport storybook happy endings
plan would be willing to give it up for universal health- We will always have fond memories of the Like the Count of Monte Cristo
care. many folks who have come and gone leaving be- This summer the Arc De Triomphe
hind good words and deeds. There is a special place Will still greet the Tour de France
Pete Buttigieg has, in the last few weeks, moved from in our hearts for the Fire Department as they fought The Place De La Concorde always bears wit-
ridiculous longshot to serious contender too, in part by to save our River Ave. home back in the mid 80’s
taking on Vice President Michael Pence’s bigotry. Per- from what could have been a total loss. Brave as ness
haps it’s the fact Buttigieg is a liberal and a devout Chris- they are, they did not attempt to put themselves From guillotines laced revolutions
tian. Since the mid-1980s, the Republican Party has had a first. To horrific Nazi dances
lock on the white evangelical movement, which is strange Yes April in Paris is somber this year
when you realize the only president who’s ever identified My particular reason for writing at this time is French teardrops will dry soon though
as evangelical was Jimmy Carter. Faith and political party to show my husband Ed’s (87 years old) and my (81 Smiles will reappear preceeding ‘bonjour’
had little to do with each other for most of our nation’s years old) appreciation as well as my family’s, for From the top of the illuminated Eiffel Tower
history and it would be a welcome thing if people once our professional Police Department and well To the basilica at Sacre Coeur
again separated the ballot box from whether you are a de- trained First Aid Squad. They, like our Fire Depart- Nothing in this world lasts forever
vout individual. ment, have been at, “Our Beck and Call,” when Even Catherine Deneuve grows old
needed. Rejoice and embrace the joie de vivre
Beto O’Rourke made headlines a few weeks ago with That’s the message I’ve been told
an incredible opening day campaign donation, and he’s I remember when we only had three policemen MONSIEUR JOHN PERLOW,
since almost faded from the public eye. Perhaps his prob- and no First Aid Squad. We had to rely on Sea LBHS Class of 1977
lem is best summed up in a Politico headline from April Bright for emergency transportation. My brother
15: “The big idea? Beto doesn’t have one.” O’Rourke became very ill. The doctor got caught in a snow- Editor; The LINK News:
isn’t the first person to run based on charisma alone; he bank trying to get to our home from Long Branch. Schools Development Authority severely
arguably isn’t the only person in this campaign. And if the The ambulance could not get through from Sea lacks transparency and accountability
field were smaller, charm might be enough to stand out. Bright. The Road Department, Fire Department, Scandal after scandal, the New Jersey Schools
But recent history has shown this is a mistake. In 2016, Police Department, and all the men in Monmouth
when the Republican field sported 17 candidates, Marco Beach, Sea Bright, and Long Branch turned out in Development Authority continues to betray the pub-
Rubio’s advisors bet heavily on the fact that the camera the middle of the night to plow and shovel the roads lic’s trust. First, leadership at the authority could
seemed to love him, figuring that would be enough to in order to get him to Monmouth Memorial Hospi- not confirm who approved the hiring of an accused
propel him to the top of the field. He wound up taking tal. rapist. Most recently, CEO Lizette Delgado-
Minnesota in the primaries, and that was it. Polanco - who maintains unwavering support from
The storms have washed numerous beachfront Governor Murphy - has been accused of nepotism.
A final thought: this far out, it’s really easy to run as a properties and boardwalks away. Fires have de-
third party candidate, or a longshot. Weld isn’t the only stroyed beautiful old structures and the “wrecking The Office of the Attorney General is investi-
Republican vying for a spot in November 2020; there ball” has taken away many more. But the good peo- gating allegations of unlawful hiring practices as
were 83 others who had filed with the Federal Election ple of these three towns have never changed. They the authority seeks additional funding from taxpay-
Commission as of April 15. There are also 227 Demo- are always there to help each other. ers.
cratic, 24 Libertarian, and 14 Green Party candidates.
In fact, as I write this, I see fire and first aid This is in addition to recent reports of major
The field is much more crowded than anyone is letting apparatus rushing with sirens blasting along Ocean funding cuts to Monmouth County school districts.
on. Ave. from Sea Bright to Long Branch direction. In Fiscal Year 2020 alone, Asbury Park and Neptune
Now an emergency vehicle is on its way down Township - two LD11 school districts under the ju-
The LINK News Beach Road to join them. risdiction of the SDA - will lose $3,426,828 and
176 Broadway, P.O. Box 120 $1,634,653, respectively. These cuts are ramifica-
In our older years we have had falls and emer- tions of Senate Bill 2, which was supported by As-
Long Branch, N.J. 07740 gency needs for oxygen. The wonderful police were sembly-members Downey and Houghtaling and
here in a matter of seconds with our professional signed into law by Governor Murphy in 2018.
Tel: (732) 222-4300 Fax: (732) 870-6800 first aid right behind them to take over and transport
us to Monmouth Medical Center. Of course during The future of SDA leadership, and the organi-
Publisher ......................................................................... Patricia O’Neill the many storms causing bad weather they could zation as a whole, deserves serious reconsideration.
Sales Representatives ........Ken Gittell, Joseph Garrett, Leah LaManna not do this without the help of our hard working How can Governor Murphy continue to support a
Graphic Design ............................................................. Martha Neuhaus Road Department. To all of these, many CEO who has been criticized for widespread pa-
Editor .............................................................................. Neil Schulman THANKS!!! tronage and whose organization is billions of dol-
Contributors .................................................................... Angela Ciroalo, lars in debt without any sign of improvement?
It was a pleasure and a privilege to grow up Students, educators and taxpayers are victims in
Coleen Burnett, Matt Engel and old in Monmouth Beach. this mess. Yet, aside from issuing a demonstrably
ineffective statement months ago, incumbents
As the old song says: Downey and Houghtaling have been completely ab-
I love those dear hearts and gentle people who sent from calls for accountability.
live in my Home Town,
Because those dear hearts and gentle people Our schools cannot continue to take these hits.
will never, ever let you down. Mismanagement at the SDA will compound the fi-
Thanks to God and all of you. Hopefully many nancial devastation of Senate Bill 2 as local dis-
will follow in your footsteps, tricts, teachers and students will not receive the help
they need.
MIKE AMOROSO, Freehold Township
Editor; The LINK News: MATT WOOLLEY, Ocean Township
Vive La France

Parisienne tears are flooding the Seine
As the world watches in disbelief
Prayers are whispered for containment
From French Guiana to the Fourth Arrondisse-

New Jersey moves to block Historic Churches set on fire

seismic blasting THE Our state of hate crimes in our
nation is unfortunate. The FBI re-
Imagine someone blasting an STATE ports hate crimes have increased at OUR STATE OF MIND -
air horn next to your ear. Now a rate of 17 percent from 2016 to
imagine that sound thousands of WE’RE 2017. THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF AN
times louder. That’s how experts AFRICAN AMERICAN DIASPORA
describe the sound of seismic test- IN The Southern Poverty Law
ing to whales, dolphins, sea tur- Center, an organization committed By Robin Martin
tles, fish and other marine life. By Michele S. Byers, Exec. Dir., to fighting against hatred and big-
NJ Conservation Foundation otry reported an increase in hate journalist Yashar Ali, former Sec- the Louisiana State Police, and the
Seismic testing, or blasting groups. SPLC reported an in- retary of State Hillary Clinton, and Florida State Fire Marshal for
compressed air through water It’s hard to imagine New Jersey crease of 30 percent from 2014 to former NFL player Benjamin working seamlessly with federal
using airguns, is done to find oil without its thriving shore econo- 2018. Watson and their calls for support law enforcement agents in this in-
deposits under the ocean floor. my - dependent on a healthy to assist the three African Ameri- vestigation.” U.S. Attorney Gen-
These loud blasts can cause tem- ocean and a clean coastline So, it is no surprise that three can churches with donations to re- eral David C. Joseph
porary or permanent hearing loss stretching from Sandy Hook to historical African American build.
in nearby marine mammals, Cape May. And New Jersey’s churches, St. Mary Baptist, Alleged suspect, Holden
which rely on sound to find food, commercial fishing industry sup- Greater Union Baptist, and Mount It worked. However, not until Matthews, is the son of a sheriff.
communicate and reproduce. The plies fresh seafood to countless Pleasant Baptist Church, in St. after the news of historical Notre An investigator assigned to the
blasts also affect fish, shellfish restaurants and markets. Landry Parish, Louisiana were set Dame in Paris, France experi- case stated one motive might be
and other sea creatures. on fire beginning March 26. enced an accidental fire. lyrics in ‘black metal music.’
The last few years have brought Black metal music lyrics mock
As New Jerseyans look forward good news for wildlife watchers Historically, burning or bomb- Prior to April 16, GoFundMe Christianity. Mayhem, a black
to another summer at the Jersey in New Jersey. After decades of ing African American churches is reported approximately $100,000 metal group, sells t-shirts with
shore, this state we’re in is bat- absence, marine mammals like an act of hate. An act of intimida- dollars donated to the African words like ‘F’- Jesus’, and ‘Rot-
tling the federal government to humpback whales, bottlenose dol- tion. Arson is a tactic in the toolkit American churches. Since Notre ting Jesus’ on its’ website.
block seismic testing along the phins and seals have become of anti-African American, anti- Dame, donations for the churches
Atlantic coast. increasingly common. Things Christian, anti-Muslim, and anti- reached close to $2 million dol- Then the horrible attack in Sri
like cleaner water, more plentiful Muslim groups in the nation. lars. Lanka. Sri Lanka on Easter Sun-
Last November, the National food sources and laws protecting day was the latest to suffer a mas-
Marine Fisheries Service marine mammals have all helped. On April 2 exactly one week af- And around the same time, with sive human loss due to a horrific
approved “incidental harassment ter St. Mary Baptist fire, Greater the assistance of the Western Dis- terrorist attack while worshipers
authorizations” for five compa- But seismic testing threatens Union Baptist Church was set on trict of the FBI, a suspect was ar- attended Resurrection Sunday
nies. These permits allow the the recovery of marine mammals fire. Later this year the congre- rested. The FBI released the fol- service.
companies to go ahead with seis- and the health of fish and shell- gants of Greater Union would cel- lowing:
mic blasting, in spite of the fish. And oil drilling, with the ebrate the church’s anniversary. This month in
injuries it causes to marine mam- possibility of leaks and spills, “A suspect has been identified African American History
mals and fish. brings additional threats. Then on April 4, two days later, in connection with the three 1951 — Virginia students walk
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, church burnings in Opelousas, out in protest of separate but equal
In response, 10 leading conser- “We’ve said from day one that 140 years in existence, suffered Louisiana, and is in state custody. schools
vation groups filed a federal law- offshore drilling is bad for New an arson attack. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATF, 1954 — Hank Aaron hits his
suit to block both seismic testing Jersey, and we’re going to fight it and FBI are working with state first home run in MLB
and oil exploration. New Jersey every step of the way,” stated New Law enforcement took meas- and local law enforcement and 1971 — Black and White stu-
and eight other coastal states Jersey Attorney General Gurbir ures to increase patrols at local stand shoulder-to-shoulder with dents seized five Columbia Uni-
quickly joined the litigation. Grewal. “We will not sit idly by churches in St. Landry Parish. The the victims and those St. Landry versity buildings
and allow our pristine coast - and parish is 42 percent African Amer- Parish residents affected by these
On March 6, New Jersey and its the people who rely on it - to suf- ican with a total population of despicable acts. A special thanks ——
fellow intervenor states – New fer the harms and risks associated 83,000. to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Ms. Martin is an educator,
York, Maryland, Connecticut, with seismic testing and offshore Guidroz, Louisiana State Fire freelance journalist, and 2008
Delaware, Maine, North Carolina, drilling.” These acts of hate by a domes- Marshal, H. “Butch” Browning Monmouth University Dr. King
Massachusetts, and Virginia – tic terrorist are painful. However, Jr., Louisiana Attorney General
filed with the conservation groups Offshore drilling for fossil fuels the churches will rise from the Jeff Landry’s Cybercrime Unit, Unsung Hero award.
for an injunction to block all seis- runs contrary to New Jersey’s ashes. In a piece printed in Vox
mic tests until the lawsuit is energy goals, which include a news, P.R. Lockhart mentioned
resolved. transition to 100 percent clean
energy by 2050. BROADWAY
“We’ve taken the lead in push- LOAN CO.
ing back on the Trump adminis- Want to help? First, make sure ESTABLISHED 1923
tration’s efforts to engage in seis- to let your elected representatives
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New Jersey First Lady Tammy how important the ocean and its Long Branch, NJ Licensed Pawnbrokers & Jewelers
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The lawsuit claims seismic test- Second, please support the con- No Credit Checks
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Marine Mammal Protection Act, tial lawsuit: Oceana, Natural
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Protecting New Jersey’s 130- And to learn more about pre-
mile coastline and waters is criti- serving New Jersey’s land and
cal to the state’s economy. In natural resources, visit the New
2016, tourism brought in more Jersey Conservation Foundation
than $44 billion in revenue, sup- website at www.njconserva
porting more than 838,000 jobs or contact me at
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Above and above left: On Thursday, April 18th, 37 students from the Long Branch Middle School participated in an Earth Day Beach Cleanup. Six bags of trash were collected along
with one very large piece of plywood. The most common piece of trash was cigarette butts. Also very common were plastic bottle caps, followed closely by Styrofoam. The students
are committed to keeping a greener environment and chose to celebrate Earth Day with their classmates cleaning the beach.

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Last week, a redevelopment
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putting a boutique hotel that could
accommodate about 50 guests
where the old Sea Bright school
used to be. Developer Trip Brooks
told the crowds in Sea Bright he’d
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Continued from page 40 a few feet to get married on the Expect traffic Sunday Loxton. til a vote is taken to fill the posi-
ocean, he noted. The New Jersey Marathon ************************** tion. The term ends in June 2020.
operators who were excited by the New E’town Dem chair
idea. It would be perfect for events The same obviously applies to comes through the area on Sunday, “Bretzger said the deficiencies
like destination weddings, where Pier Village. bringing thousands of runners and In related news, the Eatontown cited in letters written by 11 of the
the happy couple could just walk ************************** many other visitors there to cheer Democratic Municipal Committee 16 sitting Committee members led
their friends and relatives on. It put out a press release Monday an- to this action. Mishandling of the
BA RT E N D ER also brings some traffic delays due nouncing it removed Committee appointment process for a vacated
OF THE WEEK to road closings. Chain Bill Robinson in a special Borough Council seat was a factor
meeting on April 20. Judy Bret- cited, as well as failure to submit
Monmouth Beach and Ocean- zger, formerly the committee vice
port will see some road closings chair, will serve as acting chair un- Continued on next page
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The 2019 “Get On The Bus” Town LINKs
College Tour student participants
during the pre-tour dinner at the Continued from previous page
Long Branch Senior Center, Sat-
urday April 13. 2019 is the 27th the Primary election nominating
annual “Get On The Bus” Col- petition for a candidate for Bor-
lege Tour. This year’s college ough Council,” the release said.
tour began Monday and runs
through April 26. Participants Currently all six members of the
will visit seven universities in the borough council are Democrats;
states of Maryland and Virginia. the mayor is an independent.
Carl F Jennings, Director of **************************
Recreation and Human Services Community Conversation
and coordinator of the college
tour wishes, on behalf of all the Long Branch Citizen Police
high school students, to thank all Academy Alumni and the Long
the financial donors for their gen- Branch Police Department will
erous contributions to the college present a law enforcement and
tour. community conversation on Sun-
day, May 5, 1:30-3 p.m. at Star of
The Monmouth County Board of the Sea Church, 101 Chelsea Ave.,
Chosen Freeholders presented Long Branch.
Undersheriff Robert Dawson and
his public safety telecommunica- This is a meet and greet with
tions staff with proclamation de- law enforcement and members of
claring April 14 to 20 as Public the community, with discussions
Safety Telecommunications on how to bridge the gap. This free
(PST) Week at their workshop event is open to the public.
meeting held on Thursday, April **************************
18 in Freehold. Left to right: CommUNITY forming
Freeholder Director Thomas A.
Arnone, Freeholder Gerry P. For 27 years, New Jersey has
Scharfenberger, Ph.D., 9-1-1 Su- held a Pride Civilization. But Long
pervisor Dawn Dupree Kolis, Branch has not had a presence in
PST Angela Crotchfelt, PST it. Some city residents are trying
Joshua Burns, Freeholder Lillian to change all of that.
G. Burry, Undersheriff Robert
Dawson, Freeholder Susan M. A new community activist
Kiley and Freeholder Deputy Di- group, called “CommUNITY” has
rector Patrick Impreveduto. formed in the city of Long Branch
and members are looking for sup-
port and recognition through a city
resolution to pave the way to help
the LGBTQ+ community that
lives and works in the city have
more visibility and involvement.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony for the expanded food pantry and clothes closet behind the Lutheran Church of
the Reformation in West Long Branch.

Church celebrates newly expanded
food pantry and clothes closet

West Long Branch — On Saturday, those in need, year-round. The “By building a new 990 square West Long Branch Councilman Stephen Bray explains the growing
April 13, The Lutheran Church of church has been serving in this ca- foot pantry, we will now be able need to help the hungry in the community.
the Reformation in West Long pacity for more than 20 years, but to better serve our 250 families.
Branch came together with KMB the need is always growing,” Bray We have private interview stations, “The clothes closet is now right building that is bigger and brighter
Design Group, local community said. we are now handicap accessible, next to the food pantry to better than the space we had before,” said
leaders, volunteers, Bishop Tracie all refrigeration is in one building, serve those families in need of Sue Homza, Clothes Closet Direc-
Bartholomew of the NJ Synod, “The spaces that the Food and the clients are no longer stand- clothing with a totally remodeled tor.
Pastor Matthew Cimorelli, and Pantry and Community Clothes ing out in the middle of the park-
church members to celebrate the Closet had been operating from ing lot. We are truly blessed!”
grand opening of the newly ex- were not adequate for the number
panded Community Food Pantry of people served every month,
and Clothes Closet at the church. Bray continued. “As non-profit or-
ganizations run almost exclusively
KMB Design Group provided by volunteers, they didn’t have the
both engineering services and fi- resources to complete the expan-
nancial support to build a new sion on their own. They needed
Food Pantry and Community help. We worked with church lead-
Clothes Closet at the Lutheran ers and volunteers to bring their
Church of Reformation. ideas to life.”

West Long Branch Councilman Debbie Keszler, Food Pantry
Stephen Bray, CEO of KMB, gave Director, added the mission is to
details on how KMB helped make “simply feed the hungry… but our
the expansion a reality. goal has always been to do that
while preserving the dignity of
“The West Long Branch church those in need.”
provides food and clothing to

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They’ve already announced a hurts them the most, their budgets.
variety of events for the city in This legislation takes a much
June, including a dance, film fes- needed step to protect residents
tival, art exhibition and more. from this unfair business practice.”
More on that soon. Day of Prayer
Slamming slammed Long Branch will take part in
the 2019 National Day of Prayer
A bill sponsored by Assm. Eric on May 2. All are welcome.
Houghtaling and others to prevent
the practice of energy “slamming” From 7 to 7:30 a.m. at the High
was signed into law by Gov. Mur- School Auxiliary Gymnasium, stu-
phy last week. dents will be praying for the Seven
Centers of Influence: Government,
“Slamming” is a practice that Military, Family, Education,
involves changing consumers’ Church, Media & Arts and Busi-
electric power or gas supplier ness. From noon to 1 p.m. there
without their knowledge or con- will be prayers at the Veterans Me-
sent. morial, 344 Broadway, for the
Seven Centers of Influence. From
“In the past year, certain third- 7-8 p.m., Old First Methodist
party energy suppliers took advan- Church, 197 Locust Ave., West
tage of an unusually cold winter Long Branch, will host a Commu-
to change consumers’ energy sup- nity Prayer Service.
pliers without their knowledge or **************************
consent,” said Houghtaling (D-
Monmouth). “Energy slamming is
anti-consumerism at its best and
it impacts families in a way that

McOmber designated Three SAM Awards for LB project
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Long Branch — South Beach at
Red Bank — Attorney R. Ar- Long Branch, a residential complex Accepting the awards (from left to right) are Linda Husti, President;
men McOmber was recently developed by FEM South Beach Mimi Feliciano, Developer; Edwin Feliciano, Developer; Deborah
designated a Certified Civil Urban Renewal, captured three James, Sales Director.
Trial Attorney by the prestigious SAM awards (Sales &
Supreme Court of New Jer- R. Armen McOmber Marketing) at the 2019 Atlantic from the New Jersey Concrete As- two distinct towers, South Beach
sey. Continued on page 45 Builders Convention (ABC). sociation on their 56th Annual con- at Long Branch is slated to be com-
crete competition which recognizes pleted by year’s end.
McOmber, a partner at the The New Jersey Builders Associ- New Jersey’s concrete outstanding
law firm of McOmber & ation (NJBA) honored the develop- projects of 2018. The project was The complex is already 40%
McOmber, P.C., is a third ment with the SAM awards for the honored for its innovative and cre- sold, offering 47 residences ranging
generation attorney and life- Best Mid-Rise/High-Rise Commu- ative use of concrete. Consisting of from two- to four-bedrooms, along
long resident of Monmouth nity, developed by FEM South with duplexes and penthouses, as
County. He was admitted to Beach Urban Renewal; Best Inte-
the New Jersey and Federal rior Design/Merchandising for a well as four guest residences. The
District Court Bars in 1998 Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community, structures are built and designed
and joined the firm estab- designed by FEM South Beach Ur- to meet the highest standards for
lished by his parents, Richard ban Renewal; and Best E-brochure waterfront construction. The sales
and Adrienne McOmber, in for a Community designed by Pace office is open daily by appoint-
1974. He was promoted to Advertising for South Beach Ur- ment. Interested buyers can con-
partner in 2001. ban Renewal. tact Deborah James, Sales Direc-
tor, at (732) 222-0710 for a
He earned a Bachelor of New Jersey’s biggest building in- private VIP appointment.
Arts Degree from Tufts Uni- dustry awards were hosted by the
versity in Medford, Massa- NJBA at Harrah’s in Atlantic City
chusetts and a Juris Doctor on April 2.
from American University
South Beach at Long Branch gar-
nered another top industry award

Sponsors Call Irate Irace
Continued from page 6

required, those officials are vol-

“In all my time on council I
have never received an anony-
mous letter or package. Of
course, I have had people stop
over and state their views one
way or the other, but as I said ,we
are all here for the betterment of
Oceanport,” said Irace.

Irace called the Oceanport Po-
lice Department to report the
package sent to him. “Unfortu-
nately, I don’t know how far they
will get as the company that sells
it promises it will be anony-
mous,” added Irace.

If police are able to expose the
tiny edible penis shipper, Irace
just wants them to be account-
able for their actions.

“I was told that this is not just
a prank, it is actually harassment
of a public official. What upset
me the most was that it was sent
to my home, where my family
lives. My wife and daughters did
not run for elected office, I did.
They should not have to be ex-
posed to this,” Irace said.

According to the company
website, which markets these
items as “pranks,” what Irace re-
ceived was “The Evil Singing
Bag of Dicks.” It sold for $31.69.
What makes this selection so
“devious” is the annoying and
obnoxious jingle never stops

Spring in to Summer with Brian McOmber Continued from page 44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Kirk & The Jerks Continued from page 22
Washington College of Law, in of civil trial law. would not have been possible. -
Monmouth County supported by Catholic Charities and they include: Washington, D.C. The certification process was –”
Beacon House (a transitional group home for homeless youth ages 17-
21), Family Growth (providing treatment for children who have been The Certified Civil Trial At- established by the Supreme During his 20 years of prac-
victims of abuse), Linkages (a transitional housing program for families torney designation is awarded to Court of New Jersey in 1980 for tice, McOmber has served as
who might otherwise be homeless, providing job training, transportation, attorneys based upon experi- the purpose of helping con- lead counsel in numerous jury
food and educational assistance) and Monmouth Counseling (providing ence, education, knowledge and sumers find attorneys with a rec- trials on behalf of clients in a
counseling services for children and families). skill in civil trial law. The stan- ognized level of competence in variety of legal matters, includ-
dards set by the Supreme Court their particular area of law. ing representing victims of dis-
To date, several area businesses and families have committed to spon- are high. The designation is held crimination and harassment in
soring Spring into Summer. They include: Circle BMW, LFH Founda- by only 2 percent of the practic- “I am very excited and truly the workplace. McOmber also
tion, Damian Sylvia, Deborah J. Arnone, Certified Court Reporter, ing attorneys in the state. Candi- honored to have been designated handles matters involving
Adaptive Human Capital, Circle Auto Group, Retirement Income Solu- dates must pass a written exam- as a Civil Trial Attorney by the whistleblowers, commercial lit-
tions, Robert and Maureen Donnelly, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Mar- ination and be recognized by Supreme Court,” McOmber igation, land use and appellate
shall, Laura Reilly. their peers as having sufficient said. “I am grateful to my col- practice.
skills and reputation in the area leagues at McOmber &
Event sponsorships are still available. For information or to be a McOmber, without whom this
sponsor, contact Anthony Tamburri at [email protected] or
Damian Sylvia at [email protected].

You’ll ‘Love,Love, Love’ Arcadian Children’s Mental Health
Chorale’s spring program Awareness Day May 3

On Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m., rina Alexander observes, “This is mu- cert goers will recognize Will You The Monmouth County Children’s InterAgency Coordi-
The Arcadian Chorale will sing its sic to make your heart sing! We will Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King, nating Council and Allaire Community Farm will host
spring program, “Love, Love, Love!” explore all the different aspects of love Dedicated to the One I Love made fa- their 3rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
at the Henderson Theater, Christian — discovery, delight, desire, and de- mous by the Mamas and Papas, and on May 3, 4-7 p.m. at the Allaire Community Farm in Wall.
Brothers Academy, 850 Newman votion — in works from the Victorian Time to Say Good-bye, the Italian bal-
Springs Road, Lincroft. era to the present day.” lad that brought tenor Andrea Bocelli This is part of over 1,100 communities that are raising
great success. Appropriately, the pro- awareness for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental
As the group’s Music Director Ma- The playlist includes works by es- gram will end with a rousing chorus of Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Children’s’
tablished composers like Brahms and the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. Mental Health Awareness Day.
Amy Beach, plus amazing music by
an honor role of contemporary com- The performance will be followed This free event will have over 40 community agencies on
posers, including James Mulholland’s by a Dessert Reception, plus the draw- site offering resources on how to access care for behavioral,
poignant Fair and True, Richard ing of the Chorale’s annual 50/50 raf- emotional, developmental, and substance use needs. Hands
Hundley’s Come Ready and See Me, fle. on activities and crafts for the family will be offered by
and David Childs’ passionate The agencies and the farm will have their petting zoo, tractor
Kiss. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, rides, food, refreshments, and live music on site for fami-
$10 students and can be purchased lies.
The Chorale will also sing familiar, online at
upbeat works by popular artists. Con- For more info, call 732-583-4007. Those interested in attending at asked to register at the Al-
laire Community Farm’s EventBrite page. The event is
free, but only 300 tickets are available.

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Notification of Environmental Investi- #1000 within 5 days of introduction; and dinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF ing Body held April 16, 2019. It will be fur- Street, Oceanport, NJ on any weekday
TAKE NOTICE that an Ordinance entitled THE BOROUGH OF OCEANPORT, ther considered for final passage, after
gation and Cleanup “AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a COUNTY OF MONMOUTH AND STATE public hearing thereon, at a meeting of during scheduled business hours.
OF OCEANPORT TO ESTABLISH A OF NEW JERSEY AMENDING CHAP- said Mayor and Council to be held in the
White Oak Funding, Inc. CAP BANK FOR CALENDAR YEAR certified copy of this ordinance upon adop- TER 279 OF THE CODE OF THE BOR- Maple Place School, 2 Maple Place, The purpose of this ordinance is to recog-
2019” has been introduced and passed OUGH OF OCEANPORT, ENTITLED Oceanport, NJ on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
15 Lewis Street (Block 401, Lot 64/65) upon first reading at the regular meeting tion, with the recorded vote included “PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS” which begins at 7 P.M. Copies of said pro- nize and approve the Shore Regional Little
of the Oceanport Governing Body held PASSED AND APPROVED ON AUGUST posed ordinance may be obtained, without
Eatontown, New Jersey April 16, 2019. It will be further considered thereon, be filed with said Director within 7, 2014 FOR THE RECOGNITION OF cost by any member of the general public League Baseball and Softball organization
for final passage, after public hearing SHORE REGIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE from the Office of the Municipal Clerk at
NJDEP Preferred Identification thereon, at a meeting of said Mayor and 5 days after such adoption. BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AS A the Borough Hall Offices, 315 E. Main as a Borough-approved recreation sports
Council to be held in the Maple Place BOROUGH-APPROVED RECREATION
#G000034385 School, 2 Maple Place, Oceanport, NJ on JEANNE SMITH, RMC SPORTS ASSOCIATION” has been intro- association.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 which begins at 7 duced and passed upon first reading at the
April 17, 2019 P.M. Copies of said proposed ordinance BOROUGH CLERK regular meeting of the Oceanport Govern- JEANNE SMITH, RMC
may be obtained, without cost by any
In accordance with New Jersey Depart- member of the general public from the Of- 04/25/2019 $30.80 BOROUGH CLERK
fice of the Municipal Clerk at the Borough
ment of Environmental Protection Hall Offices, 315 E. Main Street, Ocean- 04/25/2019 $17.53
port, NJ during the Borough’s posted busi-
(NJDEP) regulations for “Notification and ness hours. BOROUGH OF
Public Outreach”, White Oak Funding, Inc. #1000
is required to provide information relating NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Or- BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE
to environmental conditions and remedial TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK FOR BOROUGH OF OCEANPORT

activities being conducted at the above CALENDAR YEAR 2019
(N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14)
referenced site. WHEREAS, the Local Government PUBLIC NOTICE
Cap Law, N.J.S. 40A:4-45.1 et.seq., pro-
The environmental work is related to his- vides that in the preparation of its annual 2019 Municipal Budget NOTICE OF PENDING BOND ORDINANCE #1001 AND SUMMARY
budget, a municipality shall limit any in-
torical uses of the site for fuel oil and coal crease in said final budget appropriations BOROUGH OF OCEANPORT, The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, was intro-
to 2.50% unless authorized by ordinance
storage in the 1950s. A limited investiga- to increase it to 3.5% over the previous duced and passed upon first reading at a regular meeting of the governing body of
years final appropriations; and,
tion indicated isolated areas which exceed WHEREAS, a municipality may, by or- COUNTY OF MONMOUTH the Borough of Oceanport, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey on April
dinance, bank the difference between its
the current NJDEP Residential Direct Con- final budget appropriations and the 3.5% FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019 16, 2019. It will be further considered for final passage, after public hearing thereon,
increase authorized by this ordinance
tact Soil Remediation Standard (RDC- when said difference is not appropriated Revenue and Appropriation Summaries at a meeting of the governing body to be held at the Maple Place School, 2 Maple
as part of the final budget; and,
SRS) and Impact to Ground Water Soil WHEREAS, the Borough Council of Summary of Revenues - Current Fund Anticipated Place, Oceanport, in said County on May 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. During the week
the Borough of Oceanport, County of Mon-
Screening Level (IGWSSL) for soil, and mouth, hereby determines that this differ- 2019 2018 prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of the full ordinance
ence in the amount of $63,980.48 that is
NJDEP Class II-A Ground Water Quality not appropriated as part of the final 2019 1. Surplus 1,000,000.00 871,000.00 will be available at no cost and during regular business hours, at the Clerk’s office
budget shall be retained as an exception
Standard (GWQS) for groundwater. to the final appropriations in either of the 2. Total Miscellaneous Revenues 1,169,361.80 1,583,879.12 for the members of the general public who shall request the same. The summary of
next two succeeding years.
White Oak Funding, Inc. is conducting in- NOW THEREFORE BE IT OR- 3. Receipts from Delinquent Taxes 208,000.00 217,000.00 the terms of such bond ordinance follows:
DAINED, that any amount authorized
vestigative activities in accordance with herein above that is not appropriated as 4. Local Tax for Municipal Purposes 6,354,004.63 6,058,672.97 Title: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS 2019 GENERAL
part of the final budget shall be retained as
the requirements of the NJDEP to address an exception to final appropriation in either Total General Revenues 8,731,366.43 8,730,552.09 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, BY AND IN THE BOROUGH OF OCEAN-
of the next two succeeding years; and,
certified copy of this ordinance as intro-
conducting the remediation is evaluating duced be filed with the Director of the Di- Summary of Appropriations - Current Fund 2019 Budget Final 2018 APPROPRIATING $1,132,000 THEREFOR (INCLUDING A GRANT
vision of Local Government Services Budget
the environmental impacts from the site to 1. Operating Expenses: Salaries & Wages 2,763,030.69 FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN
Other Expenses 3,592,348.40 2,934,985.67
ensure that any impacts from the contam- 3,540,583.70 THE AMOUNT OF $200,000) AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
2. Deferred Charges & Other Appropriations 669,070.00
ination is promptly mitigated. 3. Capital Improvements 75,000.00 662,417.20 OF $875,400 BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST
4. Debt Service 125,000.00
For additional information please contact 5. Judgments 1,196,917.34 1,037,565.52 THEREOF
6. Reserve for Uncollected Taxes
Brinkerhoff Environmental at 609-714- 435,000.00 430,000.00 Purpose(s): Various Road Improvements Throughout The Borough, Including, But
Total General Appropriations 8,731,366.43 8,730,552.09
2141 or visit the local repository located at Total Number of Employees - Full & Part Time Not Limited To, Improvements To Main Street (Phase 3) And Bridgewa-
76 74
the Eastern Branch Library at 1001 NJ-35, ter Drive, Winhar Place, Relwof Avenue, Milton Avenue, and Hedge

Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 in the Reference Drive, Which Improvements Shall Include, But Not Be Limited To, As

Section. Applicable, Excavation, Milling, Paving, Reconstruction And Boxing Out

04/25/2019 $17.96 And Resurfacing Or Full Depth Pavement Replacement, And Where

Necessary, The Sealing Of Pavement Cracks, And Associated Repair-

Eatontown Sewerage Balance of Outstanding Debt ing And/Or Installation Of Curb, Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, Driveway

Authority General Aprons, Resetting Of Utility Castings, Drainage Work And Aesthetic Im-

Bond, Loan & Note Principal 9,640,784.99 provements; And Acquisition And Installation, As Applicable, of Self

SEWER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE Bond, Loan & Note Interest 411,582.68 Contained Breathing Apparatus For The First Responders

Assist in operation of pump stations, Outstanding Balance 10,052,367.67 Appropriation: $1,132,000

grounds, buildings, & vehicles. HS Notice is hereby given that the budget and tax resolution was approved by the Borough Bonds/Notes

diploma, CDL required. Manual labor & Council of the Borough of Oceanport, County of Monmouth on April 16, 2019. Authorized: $875,400

confined space entry. Resumes to Eaton- A hearing on the budget and tax resolution will be held at the Municipal Building on May Grant(s)

town Sewerage Authority, 47 Broad St., 21st, 2019 at 7:00 o'clock ( PM ) at which time and place objections to the Budget and Appropriated: A New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant In The Amount Of

Eatontown, NJ 07724. 732-389-7605, fax Tax Resolution for the year 2019 may be presented by taxpayers or other interested per- $200,000

732-935-0785 sons. Section 20

04/25/2019 $5.56 Copies of the detailed budget are available in the office of Jeanne Smith, Borough Clerk, Costs: $226,400

at the Municipal Building, 315 East Main Street, Oceanport, New Jersey 07757,(732) 222- Useful Life: 14.59 years

BOROUGH OF 8221, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00(A.M.) to 4:30(P.M.) and Fri- JEANNE SMITH,
days between the hours of 9:00 (A.M.) to 12:00 Noon. Clerk of the Borough of Oceanport
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The LINK News April 25 thru May 1, 2019 47

Ryan Malfa nets
four as Shore
edges Ocean 11-9

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr and earned her first victory as a Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
Saturday afternoon the Blue Blue Devil. Natalie Goldsmith, freshman at Shore Regional, charges the goal during the 11-9 win over Ocean Township
on Saturday afternoon. Playing defense on Goldsmith is Lila Rice (5).
Devils girls lacrosse team hosted The Blue Devils started the
the Spartans of Ocean Township game a bit shaky against Ocean, said Heather Krueger. She also lows at 3-0, Red Bank Catholic in 0-3, Monmouth Regional 0-3, and
in a nondivisional Shore Confer- but then their team balance and said that Bartlett had six draw third at 3-1. Behind Shore in fifth Neptune 0-3.
ence matchup. great stick skills seemed to kick controls, Herr had one, and Mul- position is Trinity Hall 2-2, Ran-
in. On offense they have several vaney picked up three ground ney 1-3, Point Beach 1-3 and win- “I’m proud of our girls for never
It was an exciting game as players that are capable of scoring balls. “Our defense played a great less Mater Dei at 0-6. giving up when we were down by
Ocean took an early lead, Shore which possess a big threat to the game, unfortunately we didn’t six goals. Offense played tough
Regional battled back and out opposition defense. That resulted convert on some opportunities on Ocean plays in the B and fought hard to work their way
powered the Spartans who had in four different Shore players offense and Shore was able to take North division of the Shore Con- back in it. Unfortunately, we ran
one last surge, but fell short. scoring goals. advantage.” ference and is currently in third out of time,” added Krueger.
position at 3-0 and 8-3 overall.
The Blue Devils won the game Ocean, which is also very bal- In the A Central division of the Leading the division is Rumson More photos
11-9, with Ryan Malfa, daughter anced and has just as many offen- Shore Conference the Blue Devils Fair-Haven at 3-0 and 90-2 over- on page 51
of the Shore Regional boys sive threats, had four different are currently in fourth position all, while Red Bank Regional is in
lacrosse head coach, leading the Spartans scoring goals. Morgan with a divisional record of 2-1 and second at 4-0 and 8-2 overall. Fol-
way with four goals and one as- Bartlett and Taylor Herr, the one- 7-3 overall. Leading the division lowing Ocean in fourth is Wall 2-
sist. Sophie George ended the two punch for Ocean, each had is St. Rose 4-0, Manasquan fol- 2, St. John Vianney 1-2, Holmdel
game with three goals and one as- three goals and one assist in the
sist, while teammates Ellie loss. Margaret Mulvaney scored
Brouwer and Lily Santi each had twice and had two assists while
two goals. Brouwer also had an Lia Rice had one goal.
assist in the victory.
“Amber Kilroy had a personal
In the goal for Shore Regional best in goal making 11 saves,”
was Jill Olsen who made 14 saves

Leading all scorers in the Shore Regional 11-9 win over the Spartans of
Ocean was Ryan Malfa (26) a sophomore Blue Devils who finished with
four goals and one assist

48 The LINK News April 25 thru May 1, 2019

Trainer Tony Wilson sends Trio through the stable gate

Monmouth Park preps for May 4 opener

Oceanport – Tony Wilson said he things happening at Monmouth Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
wasn’t necessarily trying to be the Park this year,” said trainer Chuck Russian Roulette was the first Thoroughbred to arrive to the Stable Area at Monmouth Park in Oceanport,
first one on line with a trio of Spina, whose trailer was right be- New Jersey on Friday April 19, led by Assistant Trainer Tyree Wilson for his father, Trainer Tony Wilson.
horses he shipped up from Florida hind Wilson’s when the stable Russian Roulette arrived from Tampa, Florida and will be preparing for Monmouth Park's 74th season of
when the Monmouth Park stable gate swung open early this morn- racing which begins on Saturday May 4.
gate opened for the season at 6 ing. “I’ve been training here since
a.m. on Friday. But the veteran 1971 and this is the time of year I
trainer sees it as a good sign for always look forward to. With the
the 61-day meet that gets under- purses and stakes schedule what
way on Saturday, May 4 – Ken- they are this year it’s exciting for
tucky Derby Day. everyone.”

“We’re really looking forward The Haskell Invitational, mov-
to this meet,” Wilson said from ing from its traditional Sunday
Tampa Bay Downs, where he will slot, anchors a July 20 card with
remain until heading to New Jer- six stakes races.
sey on Monday. “Hopefully it’s a
good sign that we were the first to The racing schedule features
get there.” four additional “bundled stakes”
days, with four stakes races set for
Russian Roulette, a 3-year-old the May 25, June 22, Sept. 1 and
filly that Wilson has high hopes Sept. 28 cards. The Grade 1
for, was the first horse to step foot United Nations tops the June 22
on the grounds as Monmouth Park program.
gears up for its 74th year of rac-
ing. The Grade 1 The 17th annual New Jersey
Haskell Invitational on Saturday, Thoroughbred Festival, with three
July 20, will again headline a sea- stakes races, will be renewed on
son that will feature 64 stakes Aug. 25.
races (12 of them graded) worth
$7.1 million. On the training front, Jorge
Navarro will be seeking a record
Purses are expected to average seventh straight title. The jockey
approximately $500,000 daily. All colony will feature Monmouth
stakes races will carry a minimum Park’s leading riders from 2016
purse of $75,000. (Paco Lopez), 2017 (Nik Juarez)
and 2018 (Jose Ferrer), as well as
“There are a lot of positive 13-riding champion Joe Bravo.


Sterns Trailer honors Monmouth Regional High School senior
Dante Ciaramella as The Link News Athlete of the Week.

Ciaramella is a 5’11” pitcher on the varsity baseball team. On
April 18, the Falcons of Monmouth Regional hosted and beat the
Blue Devils of Shore Regional. Ciaramella pitched a complete game
allowing only three hits in the 3-0 shutout win for his team.

Juliano scores lone goal for LB in loss to Howell

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
Last week the Green Wave boys Looks as if LB senior Matthew Clarke (7) is actually flying down the
lacrosse team at Long Branch
High School hosted the Rebels of the experience and stick skills. sity squad. Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
Howell Township in a Shore Con- Having a winless season so far With the 10-1 win the Rebels Long Branch High School freshman Jacob Juliano (4) scored the only
ference A North divisional Green Wave goal in the 10-1 loss to Howell.
matchup. Howell nearly shutout can be devastating to a team’s are currently in second place
the Wave, except for a late goal moral, however the Wave has a lot within the division at 4-1 and 7-3
scored by Jacob Juliano, a fresh- to be hopefull about. This season overall. Christian Brothers Acad-
man at Long Branch. they had the most athletes ever emy leads the A North as the Colts
tryout for the program and even are undefeated at 6-0 and 6-3
Howell scored two goals in had enough to field a junior var- overall.
each of the first two quarters of the
game. The Green Wave defense
held the Rebels to only one goal
in the third quarter. However, the
final quarter of action was all
Howell as they scored five goals.

It was near the end of the game
where Long Branch was able to
score. Junior defender, Joshua Ju-
liano stole the ball from a Howell
player and raced up field making
a pass to Matthew Clarke, who
was looking to score but found the
younger Juliano in front of the
Rebels goal and passed the ball to
him. Without hesitation Jacob Ju-
liano fired a shot into the Howell
goal for the Green Wave lone
point. In the goal for Long Branch
was Scott Taverner, sophomore,
who made 17 saves in the loss.

In a city where football, basket-
ball and wrestling seem to domi-
nate the landscape, developing
fundamentals and skills for
lacrosse is challenging. With so
many athletes showing an interest
in the sport, the coaches will be
able to develop a system and
within a few seasons they will be
a competitive school as they have
the athletic skills, they just need

Walter O’Neill LINK Sports Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
One of the solid rocks on defense for the Green Wave of Long Branch is senior William One of the solid rocks on defense for the Green Wave of Long Branch is senior William
Norman (11). Norman (11).

Ciaramella pitches shutout for Falcon win

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr pitched a total of 24 innings only Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
On a beautiful April 18 after- allowing six runs on 12 hits this Above, Jake Cushing (5) a senior infielder for Monmouth Regional make a tag on Kyle O’Scanlon (6) a
season. senior at Shore Regional, who was attempting to slide into second.
noon in Tinton Falls the Falcons Front page, Dante Ciaramella pitched a complete game allowing only three hits in the 3-0 shutout win for
of Monmouth Regional hosted the Shore Regional used two pitch- his team.
Blue Devils of Shore Regional in ers in the loss to Monmouth Re-
a Shore Conference A Central var- gional. Starting the game was Sam
sity baseball game. Martucci who threw a total of 84
pitches in four innings of work.
Taking the mound for Mon- He was replaced by Christian
mouth Regional was senior right Bauman, who threw 37 pitches in
hander Dante Ciaramella. Accord- two innings.
ing to Paul Civello, who is in his
sixth season as the Falcons head Monmouth Regional, which has
coach, Ciaramella was a Group II a rich history in baseball and one
All State player last season and of the nicest high school stadiums,
has signed his letter of intent to be graduated 10 seniors in 2018. “We
a Hawk at Monmouth University have a group of talented players
next season. this year who are very motivated,
determined, and work very hard
The game was scoreless until every day in hopes of a successful
the bottom of the third inning 2019 campaign.”
when the Falcons scored all three
of their game-winning runs. Cia- With the win, Monmouth Re-
ramella pitched a complete game gional is currently 4-3 in division
and only allowed three hits in the games and 6-3 overall. In the A
3-0 win for Monmouth Regional. Central division the Falcons are
He also struck out eight Shore Re- sitting in third position with Red
gional batters. Bank Catholic undefeated at 7-0
in first and Manasquan at 6-1 in
“Last year we finished third in second.
the B North division. An 18-10
overall and made it to the final Rumson-Fair Haven is in fourth
four of the Shore Conference place at 3-4, with Raritan in fifth
Tournament,” said Civello. at 3-4, Holmdel in sixth with a 2-
4 record and Shore Regional now
Brian Yadlon, sophomore at sits in seventh at 2-5 and 3-6 over-
Monmouth Regional, had three at all with St. Rose in last position in
bats against the Blue Devils with the division at 0-6.
three of his teams five hits, and .
two RBI’s. He has also had 28 at
bats this season, which is tied with Walter O’Neill LINK Sports
Jake Cushing for the most on the Right, looking to try and make a
Falcons. Yadlon has 11 hits while
Cushing has 10. double play for the Blue Devils
is Danny Shirvaian (10) a sen-
The only Falcons to hit a home- ior, who just got the force out at
run this season is Ciaramella, who second on Chris Anfuso (10) of
has two. He has a total of 26 at
bats, with six hits. He has also Monmouth Regional.

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making contact on a Blue Devil pitch is Eli Rife (1), a senior at Monmouth Regional High School.

There is a phenomenon at LB girls lacrosse

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With sports fans, players and Using speed and stick skills is Maribel Pena (34) who plays midfield Michelle Lopez (28) of Long Branch fires a shot at the Howell goal.
for the Green Wave of Long Branch.
coaches usually focuses on wins
and losses. That is how many including junior captains Jennifer totals cannot be understated, but weapon. Next year the Wave will son will make us a threat come
judge a program’s success or fail- Oyuela, Daniella Goncalves and without the work of Eniyah Gar- only lose two seniors to gradua- next season. This group pf girls
ure. However, at Long Branch Eniyah Graner, Long Branch has ner, a junior who will play tion. Patricia Cazeau, who has play with a sense of pride for their
High School Alexa Freguletti, battled with some of the strongest lacrosse and field hockey at Drew been wait listed at Harvard Uni- school and they are beginning to
head coach of the girls lacrosse teams in the state,” added Freg- University in 2021, currently has versity, and Thelma Melgar- challenge previous perceptions
team, has a different method of uletti. a team high of 43 ground ball Vasquez who will try and walk breaking barriers and refusing to
measuring achievements. pickups. And without Daniel onto the newly developing accept mediocrity,” Freguletti
Currently, Oyuela leads the Goncalves communicating to lead lacrosse program at Ocean Com- said.
“Our girls program continues to Green Wave in scoring with 15 the defense in the back our growth munity College next spring.
be a growing phenomenon in goals, followed closely by sopho- would not be possible,” said Freg- It seems, that the record does
Long Branch. This year we had more Silva with nine goals. uletti. “With nearly the entire program not reflect the atmosphere or work
over 60 girls tryout for the team Rounding out the LB attack is jun- returning, our work in the off sea- ethic in the Green Wave program.
showing a growing interest in the ior Lila Nathanson who has five The coach added that youth is
game,” said Freguletti. Many of goals. “The importance of point the team’s most dangerous
the girls have had very little or
zero experience. “Out of this
group, many of the girls selected
for the team had never played the
game before, however within a
short six weeks each and every
one of them have developed and
improved their stick skills and
mental capacity for the game.”

Last week the Green Wave
hosted Howell High School in a
Class A North Shore Conference
game. Howell beat Long Branch
18-4 and improved to 2-1 in the
division and 4-4 overall. The
Rebels are currently in fourth
place with Middletown South 2-0
on top, followed by Colts Neck 3-
0 and Freehold Township 3-1 in

Following the Rebels in the
ranking is Marlboro at 2-1, Man-
asquan 1-4, Middletown North 0-
2 and the Green Wave in last at
0-4 and 0-10 overall.

Two players for Long Branch
scored in the loss to Howell. Jen
Oyuela, one of the tri-captains this
season, and Stephanie Silva, each
had two goals.

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Attempting to set up an offensive play for Ocean Township is Kenna McGovern (10) while Abby Tellechea Lila Rice (5) of Ocean races with the ball from her end of the field to-
(16) and Shannon Scesa (15) of Shore Regional break up the play. wards the Blue Devils goal with Lily Santi (13) of Shore Regional going
step for step.

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