Friday, April 19, 2013
Man arrested and charged in connection with Thursday's shooting in Asbury Park
A Freehold Borough man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Asbury Park Thursday that left one man dead and another seriously wounded, authorities said Friday. Jamar S. Walker, 30, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Walker's cash bail was set at $1.5 million, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Following an argument in Asbury Park on Thursday, authorities say Walker shot Orlando Rowe, 30, of Bridgeport, Conn., and a 23-year old Freehold Borough man, whose name has not been released. Rowe was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday night. The second man underwent emergency surgery and remains …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
State Attorney General says up to $250 paid for guns turned in on March 8, 9
In attempt to get illegal guns off the streets and cut into gun violence, the Attorney General’s Office is staging a state-sponsored gun buyback to be held in Monmouth County early next month, officials said Thursday. State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa was in Asbury Park Thursday to announce the March 8 and 9 program would be held in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park Police Department, the Keansburg Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and local faith-based community organizations. Monmouth County residents can turn in up to three unloaded guns at the Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministry in Asbury Park – 142 Dewitt Ave. -- or the St. Ann Catholic Church in Keansburg – 267 …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Kimmee Masi of Freehold opened Confections of a Rock$tar in August 2012.
A Freehold resident has combined two of her greatest passions to create a one of a kind business with attitude. Confections of a Rock$tar is one of Asbury Park’s newest bakeries. Opening in August of 2012, Kimmee Masi, owner and baker, has brought her rock star style to the baking world with original creations that follow the business’ rock and roll theme. Masi’s passion for music and baking both stem from her childhood. “I started baking when I was a kid and it has always been a consent in my life. My dad had two bakeries and I spent a lot of my time there,” said Masi. “I started playing the drums when I was four. My dad went out and bought a drum set without telling my mom and that is kind of how my love of music started on Christmas …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
An upcoming concert will benefit five charities that have aided and continue to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Suffice it to say, On the Beach: A Sandy Relief Concert is no 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief. Perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. The latter concert raised millions of dollars for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy relief fund with an aged lineup of sometimes-shirtless rock icons and was broadcast throughout the world on television, radio and the Internet. The concert helped highlight the need that followed Hurricane Sandy and has resulted in millions of grant dollars being distributed to various organizations, a majority of them in New York City. But, the concert left promoter and Jersey Shore native Tony Pallagrosi feeling a bit detached. Despite Jersey representation at 12-12-12 courtesy of The Boss and Bon Jovi, the show was held at…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
An old Asbury Park law says bathing suits are banned on the city's boardwalk.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
An ordinance that dates back to decades ago leaves Asbury Park beach boardwalk patrons breaking the law. The ordinance bans bathing suits on the city's boardwalk, but has little to no enforcement from the city these days. Former Asbury Park Councilwoman Louise Murray, who is now the municipal chair for the Asbury Park Republican Party, reminded the council of this ordinance at the Wednesday, June 20 council meeting. “I’ll be darned if I want to be standing at a bar and have somebody slither up in a Speedo or bikini that shouldn’t be in a bathing suit,” Murray said, according to the Asbury Park Sun. “It’s disgraceful … I implore you to enforce this, but do not amend it.” And according to the Asbury Park Sun, Deputy Mayor John Loffredo …