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Final meeting before election turns nasty By Ryan Greene WALL TOWNSHIP — Emotions ran high and comments from residents and board members grew nasty at Tuesday night’s Wall Township Board of Education meeting, the last before next week’s vote to settle this year’s hotly contested board election. In a combined meeting, the board’s only public meeting this month, the members quickly moved through the official agenda items and arrived at the public comment portion of the meeting. At that point, Board President Ann Marie Conte and Superintendent Dr. James Habel recognized Beth Corby’s year of service on the board of education. Tuesday was Ms. Corby’s final meeting, as she has not sought to keep the seat she was appointed to. “There’s a reason she looks so happy,” Dr. Habel joked as Mrs. Conte presented her with a bouquet of flowers. “I want to thank the board of education for their patience and guidance,” said Ms. Corby, who was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the board in June. She joked that as a teacher, she thought she had a good idea of how much time and effort being a board member would require, but didn’t know the half of it. “It’s a big sacrifice,” she said. “And I just appreciate the fact that they do what they do.” She finished by saying no matter who wins Tuesday’s election, “the budget must pass.” Board member Mary Lou Margadonna then turned the meeting toward more specific election matters. While sitting at her place at the board table, she produced an article from The Star-Ledger that stated the state pension board refused to consider former board business administrator Jack Hahn’s recent “consulting” job for the board of education eligible for pension benefits. Saying she was speaking “as a Wall taxpayer,” Mrs. Margadonna said that the incumbents running in this year’s election — President Ann Marie Conte, John Lane and herself — had voted against the separation agreement that gave Mr. Hahn that position. Resident Diane Devine then asked how many attorneys the board employs. The answer was that the board employs two firms, Scarinci & Hollenbeck LLC, of Lyndhurst, and Kenney, Gross, Kovats, Campbell & Pruchnik, of Red Bank. The latter is the firm of former board attorney Doug Kovats, which specializes in special-education issues for the board. Scarinci & Hollenbeck also is contracted as special counsel with the township. Ms. Devine asked who would handle negotiations with the township committee if the budget should be defeated in Tuesday’s vote, since the budget goes to the township for paring down. When Ms. Devine first spoke, Mrs. Conte said her comments should wait until board attorney Matthew Giacobbe was available to comment. He had been speaking to two residents outside the meeting room at the time. When he returned, Mr. Giacobbe, of Scarinci & Hollenbeck, admitted that if he has an active project with the township, when and if the budget were to go to the township for consideration, he could not be involved. However, he said any work on that budget really would be up to independent auditors hired by the committee, and not lawyers. Ms. Devine said she was upset that the board might have to hire more lawyers to deal with the budget if it fails. Interim Business Administrator Arlene Biesiada said that in all likelihood, she and Dr. Habel could handle the process themselves.

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Ford, Gannon lose support of Democrats in the Heights Primary to be contested in June


Manasquan High School freshmen Carrie Venables [from left], Mary Sisti and Jen Sclafani organized the recent benefit dinner and raffle for the Alexander Rose Tozzi Memorial Foundation.

Legacy of Zan Tozzi continues to live on By Emily Clark SPRING LAKE — Although the life of 13-year-old Alexandra Rose Tozzi ended in 2004, her legacy continues to reach out and positively impact others, through the work of those who remember and love her. Alexandra, known to her friends as “Zan,” died in February of that year when, at the start of a family vacation in Florida, the airport shuttle van in which the family was riding was hit by another car and flipped. Zan suffered a head trauma and died two days later in the Miami Children’s Hospital. The Tozzis donated their daughter’s organs. “We knew that if Zan could, she would have done whatever it took to help others,” her father, Dr. John Tozzi, an orthopedic surgeon, said recently. According to the newsletter of Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, a member of Meridian Health, “As a result of these donations, a boy in Arkansas received Zan’s heart, a girl in Jacksonville received her liver and one of her kidneys, and a 40-year-old woman in Miami received her pancreas and her other kidney. All of them have a second chance at life thanks to the gift of organ donation.”

But the giving did not stop there. Her family, who reside here, has also set-up the Alexandra Rose Tozzi Memorial Foundation. The foundation seeks to continue to keep alive Zan’s interests, by donating to whatever the young woman was interested in. So far, the fund has contributed to the H.W. Mountz Memorial Gymnasium and the Murphy Academy in Asbury Park, according to Spring Lake Councilwoman Janice Venables. This past week, Manasquan High School freshmen and Spring Lakers Mary Sisti, Jen Sclafani and Carrie Venables held a charity benefit to raise money for the foundation. The three girls were close, childhood friends with Zan. On the evening of Thursday, April 6, those who remembered the young woman or those just aware of her lasting impact gathered at the Belmar Fishing Club. All proceeds raised by ticket prices were donated to the Alexandra Rose Tozzi Memorial Foundation. The entry

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By Brian O’Keefe SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — Borough Mayor Elwood Malick and a member of the Spring Lake Heights Democratic Committee confirmed this week that a number of committee members have declined to endorse councilmen Richard Gannon and Frank Ford in their reelection bids this year. Democratic committee member Robert Blasi emphasized that the committee itself has not formally given or withheld endorsements of the two councilmen, but an unspecified number of members have said they do not support them. Aside from himself, he declined to say which members he was referring to. “I know there’s some dissatisfaction [among committee members] with their behavior,” Mayor Malick said. “Some of them have talked to me about it.” “I think the conduct of these two individuals over the past three years is nothing short of

outrageous,” said Mr. Blasi. “They should not be on that council conducting themselves in the manner that they do. I think that conduct is an embarrassment to the Borough of Spring Lake Heights.” The mayor and Mr. Blasi both declined to say what type of behavior on the part of councilmen Gannon and Ford the committee members are concerned about. Committee chairman and former mayor Frank Adams could not be reached for comment, and committee member Jack Tully did not return two phone calls this week seeking comment. Mayor Malick said the committee expects to endorse Wyckham Road resident Fredric Manger II and 12th Avenue resident H. Frances Enright as the Democratic council candidates for this year’s primary. Councilman Ford said he was glad to hear the committee might not be endorsing him. “I’m excited that I’m not associated with that group of people” in the Heights

Democratic Committee, he said. “They have different moral values than I do.” Mr. Blasi, in particular, is “one of the reasons I’m excited,” he added. “[Mr. Blasi] should put his name on a ballot and get out from behind the cloak of darkness,” Councilman Ford said. “He hides in the back rooms.” Regarding Mr. Blasi’s comments about the two councilmen’s behavior, Councilman Gannon said, “I’ve conducted myself as a gentleman at every meeting … I haven’t seen [Mr. Blasi] at a council meeting, so how would he know?” Councilman Ford said the news was not surprising to him, because of the way Mr. Tully, Mr. Blasi, Mr. Adams and others have treated him and Councilman Gannon recently. They have treated them like “outcasts,” he said. “They don’t support anything we’ve done, at all,” K Councilman Ford said. Y

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Hey, That Hurts! Animal expert Travis Gale introduced a coatimundi, named Squeak, to the children at the Brielle Public Library on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Gale also brought a wallaby and a rabbit for the library’s Mammal Mania!! program. Coatimundis are omnivores related to raccoons.





Spring Lake Heights

Gannon fails to get ban on ‘pass-thru contributions’ passed By Matt O’Brien In a 4-2 vote, the Spring Lake Heights Council shot down Council President Rich Gannon’s proposed pay-to-play ordinance that would eliminate the practice of “pass-through campaign contributions,” due to concerns about the measure’s legality and clarity. Pass-through campaign contributions are comprised of monetary donations or free services given to an office holder or candidate from the campaign accounts

of other elected officials from a county or state office or political action committee, the rejected ordinance states. When Councilman Gannon was making his case during the workshop session on Monday evening, he waved New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission [ELEC] reports before the council that showed he, Councilman Frank Ford and Mayor Elwood Malick — all running mates — received $2,000 in 2003 from pass-through contributions during their election run. He also had the reports of the 2005 campaigns of Councilmen Thomas O’Brien and Thomas Martin who he said received $1,500 during their election run. “Comments that this town does not get PAC and county money — well the truth is we do,” he said, adding the GOP also had created many pass-through organizations that augmented contributions at the municipal and county level. Councilman Gannon said he modeled his ordinance from one that was adopted in Belmar over a year ago that addressed “wheeling.” “Wheeling” is the transfer of money between political organizations in order to skirt campaign funding laws. The major difference with the Spring Lake Heights version is it called for elected officials who received in excess of $1,000 in pass-through contributions from a single source to be ineligible to participate in — or cast a vote for three years on — certain matters.

Those matters specifically were the awarding of any agreement for the purchase of goods and services by the borough, any development matter, appointments to zoning boards and any matter relating or involving alcoholic beverage licenses. Councilman Ford and Councilman Gannon were the only two to vote in favor of the ordinance. “We should hold ourselves to a higher ethical standard when it comes to [campaign contributions],” he said, adding, “we have evidence that [pass-through contributions] do happen.” Strong opposition was presented by Republican Councilwoman Lynn Kegelman who called the ordinance “nonsense” and that it made pay-to-play laws more “convoluted.” She said that officials should look into capping individual contributions at $10 or $15 to eliminate the “gotcha” game politicians play during election time. Firing a shot at the Republican councilwoman, Councilman Ford said that for them to oppose the ordinance appeared suspicious because he and others could not locate their ELEC report on the state web site. However, Councilwoman Mary Beth McKnight said she and her runningmate spent under $4,000 during their 2004 campaign explaining why it did not appear on the

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Heights police report recent boro activity Spring Lake Heights Police Chief Mark Steets reported the following activity in the borough from April 4 through 10: • On Wednesday, April 5, Wall resident Steven P. Beauchamp, 26, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after Ptl. Christopher Bennett stopped him for a motor vehicle violation. • On Wednesday, April 5, a resident reported someone had knocked over their motorcycle while it was parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Ptl.

Andrew O’Neill investigated. • On Friday, April 7, Ptl. Zachary Ramp arrested Manasquan resident Michael D. Stavitski, 42, on outstanding warrants. He was turned over to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department in lieu of $41,096. • On Friday, April 7, Ptl. Travis Ventimiglia arrested Oceanport resident Evandro L. Sales on an outstanding motor vehicle warrant. He was released on his own recognizance after posting $250 bail.

Photo courtesy of Wayne Simpson

Classic British car enthusiasts Buddy Moglia [from left] and Pat Wignall joined Spring Lake Heights Mayor Elwood Malick and Mr. Moglia’s Rolls Royce Limousine for a preview of the upcoming Fifth Annual British Classic Car Show at Allaire Road Park in Spring Lake Heights, scheduled for Father’s Day.

Classic automobiles are set to roll through Heights on Father’s Day The Spring Lake Heights Recreation Committee will present its annual display of classic British automobiles owned by members of the Positive Earth Drivers Club [PEDC] on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Allaire Road Park, Spring Lake Heights. Among the classics on display will be vintage Jaguar, Triumph, Austin Healey, Morgan and MG roadsters and sedans. Many of the vehicles are pristine, while others are “drivers” used daily by owners who enjoy using their classics. This event marks the open of the driving season, and each year brings out dads and their children to see this interesting array of cars. Owners of British cars are invited to join in this event to meet PEDC members and network with other British car enthusiasts. PEDC sponsors its annual judged show on July 30 at Georgian Court University. British car owners can find more information about this event during the Heights show. There is no charge to the public for the June 18 event. There are no entry fees, and refreshments will be served. A 50/50 raffle will be held to support Spring Lake Heights Recreation activities. Mayor Elwood Malick and Councilwoman Mary Beth McKnight will be on hand to greet residents and guests.

PEDC was founded in 1990, and their mission is to preserve, maintain, restore, drive and otherwise enjoy vintage British automobiles. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each

month at 8 p.m. at Adelphia 72 restaurant in Howell. For more information on the club or this event, contact Pat Wignall at 732-974-8858.

Ford opposes water deal with Spring Lake By Matt O’Brien The Spring Lake Heights Council this week approved an interlocal agreement with Spring Lake to share the services of one of its licensed water operators despite the protests of Councilman Frank Ford. The Heights presently hires the services of two licensed operators who earn $105,000 and $85,000. The deal that was approved in form of a resolution stipulated that Spring Lake would pay the Heights around $35,000 for using one of their operator’s services. Councilman Ford said he felt their neighbor should provide more parity in their compensation payment where each borough would pay roughly $52,000. “This is not sharing. We are getting the short end of the stick,” he said. Councilman Thomas Martin,

who introduced the measure, said that officials intended to sign Sea Girt onto the deal by January and that each municipality would eventually split the costs by onethird. Council members said this was a building block and that later moves would have costs shared more evenly. In response to council dialogue, Public Works Superintendent Art Herner said the reason why the water department had employed the services of two licensed operators was a matter of safety. “We want someone who is trained,” he said about the second operator. The measure was approved by a vote of 5-1 with Councilman Ford answering “absolutely not” during the resolution’s roll call.


Spring Lake Heights Helping Kids Make A Wish


Wall residents John and Teresa Mitrione organized a fundraiser last Friday at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of New Jersey. About 90 people attended and many more contributed, raising a total of about $15,000.

Annual gala to honor drummer Weinberg Non-profit organization Prevention First's annual gala will be held this year on Friday, April 21 at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. Max Weinberg, of the E Street Band and the Conan O'Brien show, has been selected as the honoree for the evening. Mr. Weinberg will be honored for his time and dedication in becoming Prevention First's spokesman. Brian and Laurie Buckelew, of Spring Lake, along with Jerry and Toni Zaro, of Ocean Township, will serve as honorary chairs of the event. This year's gala committee will be headed by event co-chairs John Newman and Tamar Tolchin. Lucia Baratta, Michelle Baratta, Audra Burghard, Anne Estabrook, Karen Goldblat, Grace Hanlon, Deanna Riley, Dale Wegener and Kim Wiedener have also dedicated their time and talent to serve as active committee members. The gala committee has chosen the theme of "Tonight at Noon," based on an original painting by Horst Liepolt as part of his series, "Jazz Looking from the Inside Out." The night will be filled with a jazzy New York atmosphere,

including entertainment by the Don't Call Me Francis band. All proceeds from the gala will be used to further Prevention First's mission of strengthening the foundations of children and families by empowering them to successfully handle difficult, everyday life situations, as well as extraordinary challenges like violence and substance abuse. The agency has served Monmouth County children and families since 1967, offering programs that supply children with the necessary tools to make the right choices throughout their lives. These educational programs and services are provided to over 225 schools, businesses and community organizations in Monmouth County to counter the negative effects of substance abuse and violence. The agency also provides research-based preventative educational programs that furnish parents, teachers, and community/business leaders with tools to help children make healthy, responsible decisions. For more information about Prevention First programs, view

School budget vote set for this Tuesday By Brian O’Keefe The $7,084,791 budget adopted by the Spring Lake Heights Board of Education will be up for a public vote this Tuesday, April 18. The 2006-2007 budget reflects a 2.9-percent increase over the budget for the current school year, and would result in a school tax increase of 3.94 cents per $100 of valuation. The general fund school tax increase would be approximately 5 percent over the current school year’s budget. Board President Gerald Preston said last week the board had decided to table its proposed policy of admitting non-resident students so that some parents’ resistance to that idea would not be expressed by a rejection of the budget. Three candidates are running for two open seats on the board of education this year. Each seat has a three-year term. Loren Solebello will be leaving the board this year, and Woodcrest Drive resident James Hackett III is running for his third term on the board. The other candidates running in the April 18 election are Greenwood Drive resident Paul Murphy and Lake Avenue resident Karen Surgent. The budget vote and board of education election will be held on Tuesday, April 18. Polls will

be open from 2 to 9 p.m. The deadline to apply by mail for an absentee ballot will be Tuesday, April 11, and April 17 will be the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person. Completed absentee ballots must be received by April 18. Polling places are: • District 1: Wall United Methodist Church, 2414 Old Mill Road • District 2: Community Center, Ocean Road and Ninth Avenue. • District 3: Firehouse, Sixth and Essex Avenues • Districts 4 and 5: Borough hall, 555 Brighton Avenue.

Trip To Baltimore Spring Lake Heights Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor from Sept. 17 through 20. The package includes transportation, threenight accommodations, three breakfasts, one dinner at Fell’s Point, one dinner at Little Italy, a guided tour of Baltimore and Fell’s Point and time at Lexington Market. Also included is a day on your own. Those who are interested in the trip must deposit $50 by April 18. For more information call Kay at 732-449-2759.

Spring Lake Heights Community Calendar To submit a calendar listing or Spring Lake Heights news story, e-mail [email protected]

Ident-Adult Cards The Spring Lake Heights Coordinator on Aging, with the support of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct the Ident-Adult program from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on May 9 at the borough elementary school on Brighton Avenue. A photo ID will be prepared for Monmouth County residents who are 50 years of age or older. This picture ID has been accepted in many places, including airports. To obtain one, residents must present a voter registration card, Medicare card or Social Security card. Anyone from contiguous towns may participate. ~

Republican Committee Meeting The Spring Lake Heights Republican Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the community center on Ocean Road. Republicans in town are welcome to attend.





Multi-car accident on Hwy. 70 injures three By Emily Clark A nine-car collision on Route 70 on Sunday morning sent three people to the hospital and closed a portion of the state highway for three hours. At approximately 9 a.m., Stephen J. Rogers, 35, of Lakehurst, was driving west-bound in a tractor trailer when he sideswiped a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Nancy B. Toman, 45, of Brick Township, according to Brielle Police. Brielle Police Chief Michael Palmer said that Mr. Rogers will be issued a summons for careless driving. This initial accident set off a chain of collisions involving seven additional vehicles that were parked while the Manasquan River Bridge was raised. Three drivers of those cars were taken to Ocean Medical Center in Brick and treated, then released. One was Charles Behm, 76, of Brielle, who was treated for a fractured rib, a facial contusion and upper and lower extremity contusions. Mr. Behm had to be extricated from his car with the Jaws of Life, a piston-rod hydraulic tool used to pry open vehicles. Both of Brielle and Manasquan’s first aid squads worked on the extrication, which required almost half of the car to be removed to free Mr. Behm. William Kaye, 58, of Brick, and Edwin Ehlert Jr., 75, of Manasquan, were also examined and released after complaints of pain.

Correction In the March 23 issue of The Coast Star, an article entitled “Board of Ed meeting spends over four hours on new budget” stated the the school currently employs a part-time media assistant. The position is actually a parttime media specialist. The Coast Star regrets the error.

Brielle Community Calendar To submit a calendar listing or Brielle news story, e-mail [email protected]


Shade Tree Commission

Photo courtesy of Ptl. David Buckle, Brielle Police Department

Careless driving by a tractor trailer driver caused a nine-car accident Sunday morning on Hwy. 70 on the Manasquan River Sept. 11 Memorial Bridge.

Other drivers in the accident were: David Hewitson, 61, of Brick; David Marrazzo, 42, of Middletown; Paul Martin, 45, of Brick; and Rene Nadeau, 45, of Spring Lake Heights. Assisting at the scene were the Brielle First Aid Squad,

Manasquan Fire Department and first aid squad, according to police. The Brick Township Police Department, the Wall Township Police Department and the NJSP/NJDOT Incident Management Response Team were also on hand.

Ptl. Gary Olsen and Sgt. Grant Kitchenman are in charge of the on-going investigation. Brielle police are seeking witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brielle Police Department at 732-528-5050.

Two Republican incumbents to run again for Brielle council By Emily Clark Two Republican incumbents will run uncontested in the June primary for the two open seats on the borough council. The open seats are each for three-year terms, according to Thomas Nolan, borough administrator and clerk. The councilmen who are running for re-election are Frank Garruzzo, of Sandy Court, and Paul Nolan, of Spruce Place, said the borough administrator.

No Democrats filed to run in their June primary. The contest could still widen, however, Mr. Nolan said. Independents are allowed to file on the day of the June primary to run in the general election, as happened with current Councilman Richard Bolger. In other council news: • At the borough council meeting Monday night, resident Daniel Fallon said he was concerned to learn that public officials receive health insurance for their council positions. Mr. Fallon told the council he had read of this practice in a recent front-page article in The Coast Star. Acknowledging that this was the historical practice, the resident said he was “extremely concerned” and asked the council what they were willing to do. He went on to suggest they drop their health benefits and save the taxpayers some money. Mr. Fallon indicated that the council members should shoulder the same burden of health care costs as Brielle taxpayers, who get their insurance either by working at a full-time job or paying for it out of their pockets, according to the resident. Mayor Thomas “Tucker” Nicol suggested to the council that they determine which committee should review the matter and turn it over to them. Mr. Fallon said, “Thanks for considering it. That’s a start.” • Some improper wording in an ordinance was officially corrected Monday night. The ordinance listed the permitted times for garbage trucks to pick up residential trash. Due to noise complaints, the times had been narrowed to between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday

and never on Sunday, explained Mr. Nolan. However, due to a typo, the ordinance actually read that work could be done at any time other than those times. The wording is now fixed. • After receiving a lower-thanexpected bid for the water main replacement on Linden and Riverview lanes, the borough is looking to loosen up bond ordinance No. 951, which is funding the project. The council intends to set aside $50,000 of the original monies designated for that project to be used for any water/sewer utility projects that arise this summer, according to Mr. Nolan. The matter will be further discussed at a public hearing scheduled during a regular council meeting on Monday, April 24. • Council President Ann Scott reported that she had recently attended a meeting with the Office on Aging and learned, she said, that senior citizens get into a disproportionate number of accidents for the miles they drive. As a result, AARP is hosting, through Brielle’s Women’s Club, a driving course for seniors. She also said that the borough was supporting bills in the state senate and assembly regarding a recycling tax on solid-waste generation. “We stand to do very well with this tax,” said the councilwoman, adding that 60 percent of the tax will be returned to municipalities for recycling projects. She called it a “win-win.” • Councilman Richard Bolger congratulated Brielle Parks and Recreation Commission on its annual Easter Egg Hunt. He said it was especially admirable how

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Residents may contact the Shade Tree Commission for street trees to be planted this spring. Three to four varieties will be available to chose from. Contact Robert Imgrund at 732528-7825; John Belding at 732528-6600 ext. 7; or Brigette Markuson 732-223-3281. ~

Brielle Woman’s Club At its April 13 meeting, the Woman’s Club of Brielle will hold election of officers for the coming two years. Also, the 2006-2007 budget will be introduced and voted upon. On May 11, the Woman’s Club will close its season with a luncheon at the Lobster Shanty, Point Pleasant. Installation of officers, awards and entertainment will be held. For information on the Brielle Woman’s Club, please call 732-528-8553. ~

Riverview Senior Activities The Riverview Seniors will hold exercise sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Curtis House from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., with a free blood pressure check on Wednesdays. Call Jessie Eubank at 732-528-1933 for details. Poker, bridge, rummy cube and mah jongg are played Tuesdays at 1 p.m. except the second of the month, when its switched to Wednesday. Spring is the time for birds and outdoors, and Pete Bacinski, director of the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory for the NJ Audubon Society, will lead us there on Friday, April 21 at 11 a.m . with a presentation called The Nature of New Jersey, a scenic journey through the seasons across the state. Pete writes a weekly column in the Newark Star Ledger called “Seen in New Jersey.” He has been a member of three winning World Series of Birding teams and a member of the New Jersey Bird Record Committee. ~

Garden Tour The Bayberry Garden Club is sponsering a bus trip to Historical Garden week in Old Town Fredericksburg, Va. on April 24 and 25. The trip includes a stop at the Visitor Center for a short film of the area. An afternoon of sightseeing, strolling the shops/antiques and dinner in Old Town. An overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn and tickets for the tour of historical homes and gardens is included in the cost of $159 pp double. Deposit due Feb. 14. New members are always welcome. For information call 732458-6373.



World War II vets, family, buffs to meet

Broadway In Brielle


The PTO Drama Club of Brielle Elementary School put on a production of the beloved Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” last week under the direction of JoAnn McWilliams. Student actors Jeana Schambach [from left], Caroline Smith, Emily Harmen, Colby Mura and Hannah Moore were some of the show’s stars.

Eight candidates running for four seats on the Brielle BOE By Emily Clark The field of competition is crowded for this year’s Brielle Board of Education election. A total of eight candidates are vying for just four seats on the board in next Tuesday’s vote. Voters will also cast their ballots on the board’s proposed 20062007 $9,775,036 budget, which is a 5.4 percent increase over last year. On Tuesday, incumbents Martha Donnelly and Board President Gregory Marotta will compete against four challengers for three available, three-year seats. The challengers are Julia Barnes, Glenn Miller and Patricia and Peter Maldjian. The fourth seat, an unexpired one-year term, will pit incumbents James Denniston and Laurence Dunning against each other, who both currently are serving one-year terms. Mr. Dunning won Nancy Riordan’s one-year unexpired seat in last year’s election — she opted to run for a full three-year term. Rather than running for one of the three-year seats, Mr. Dunning has decided to run for another oneyear unexpired post. Mr. Denniston, of Magnolia Avenue, is serving a one-year appointed term after the departure of board president David Eareckson this September. Mr. Denniston has nine years of experience on the board and once served as its president. He is married to Terry and the couple have four children, all of whom attended Brielle Elementary School. Mr. Denniston said he had not been planning to run in the election, but lack of participation by several of the board’s newest members has spurred him on. “There’s been a lack of effort, missing public meetings and key votes,” he said, adding that he may not always be right, but he participates. “At least I’ll be a voice.” Mr. Dunning, 63, resides on Lebanon Drive with his wife, Jackie, with whom he has two children, Chelsea, 16, a sophomore at St. Rose High School, and Jake, 12, a sixth-grade student at Brielle Elementary. Mr. Dunning used to serve as treasurer of the Brielle Education Foundation, which he helped cofound in 1998. He is also a past president of the group. The board member is selfemployed and works as an independent sales representative, paper broker and consultant. Mr. Dunning served on the strategic planning committee that developed the district’s first strategic plan in 1997. He was also a member of the enrollment committee that ultimately made the recommendation to the board to go out to referendum for the addition on the school, which was completed in 2002. He sits on the board’s buildings, grounds, finance and policy committee. “I got involved with the board originally because I wanted to have an impact on finances. Unfortunately, this last year we were sidetracked with administrative salary increases,” Mr. Dunning said.

He added that only recently he felt he was making an impact on the 2006-07 budget and expressed a need to complete his objective of “making it fiscally sound.” For the three-year seats, challenger Mrs. Barnes, 37, said she is optimistic about the future of Brielle Elementary and wanted to be a positive contributor to the district and community on a whole. For nine years she has resided on Woodland Avenue with her husband, Chris, with whom he has three girls, Kate, 9, Kirsten, 7, and Sarah, 3. She has been a teacher for 14 years and presently instructs an enrichment program for the Hazlet Elementary School. Mrs. Barnes is also certified for middle and high schools and is a certified physical education teacher and athletic trainer. She is looking to complete her graduation coursework in educational administration at Rutgers University this spring. “I just see things could be moving in a positive direction. I want the community to be optimistic,” Mrs. Barnes said about one of the reasons she decided to run for the board. She added that taxes are “always an issue” and that she and other board members would need to handle finances with the entire community in mind. Challengers Patricia and Peter Maldjian, of Captain Bailey Court, and Glenn Miller, of Riverview Drive, could not be reached for comment. Mr. Marotta, 42, has lived in Brielle on William Drive for five years with his wife, Kerry, who grew up in Brielle. They have three children, two of whom are enrolled in Brielle Elementary. Mr. Marotta works as a health

care executive. He coaches the Brielle biddy basketball team for third- and fourth-grades and has also been involved with the Manasquan/Brielle Little League for years. “I want Brielle to be a blue-ribbon school so students can get a quality education … and become productive citizens,” the board president said. He added that he wanted to continue with the five-year strategic plan in terms of building an excellent curriculum and a staff that would support such initiatives. Incumbent Martha Donnelly, 45, has lived in Brielle on Borrie Avenue since 1992. She and her husband, Michael, have three children, Connor, 11, Jake, 9, and Liam, 6, who are all enrolled at Brielle Elementary. Mrs. Donnelly is employed as a senior professional sales consultant with Pfizer. She has served as an art-appreciation parent at Brielle School for the last two years and served as a “classroom mom” for three years. Mrs. Donnelly said she would like to continue to work with the administration and staff on the improvement, organization and implementation of the curriculum. “I know the dedication level it takes to get the job done well,” she said. “You need board members who are willing to work and implement the [five-year strategic] plan until it’s finished.” Voting will be Tuesday, April 18 from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Curtis House at 644 Union Lane, Brielle, the First Aid Squad Building at 710 Old Bridge Road and the Fire Company No. 1 at 509 Longstreet at Cardeza Avenue.

By Emily Clark A Brick Township resident and World War II veteran has organized an encampment of other veterans of that war in Brielle next week. Walter N. Pruiksma will be hosting the Second Shore World War II Encampment, which will be held at the Church in Brielle on Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. All are invited. Mr. Pruiksma is the son of a Civil War buff. His father, Theodore Pruiksma, visited several Civil War battlefields and read every book he could find on the topic, his son recalled. In July 1938, the elder Mr. Pruiksma attended the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. “My father took a box of cigars with him,” Mr. Pruiksma recounted. “As he walked around the encampment and saw a group of Civil War veterans sitting and talking, he would pass out cigars to the vets, sit down and listen to their conversations.” Mr. Pruiksma said it was his father’s interest combined with his own history as a veteran and his interest in World War II that inspired him to organize a Jersey Shore World War II Encampment. It is not an official organization, he explained, but rather, a gathering of veterans, friends and World War II buffs. Previously, Mr. Pruiksma said he ran a “successful, well attended”

encampment in Clifton. The group met monthly and listened to a variety of speakers, including a P38 reconnaissance pilot who flew in the South Pacific, an 82nd Division paratrooper who jumped into Normandy and infantrymen who served in the European Theatre. The first encampment of the Jersey Shore area happened this March. The meeting drew a B17 bombardier, a B29 film reader, two infantrymen and a naval landing craft soldier. Carol R. Fowler, of Lincroft, will be speaking at next week’s event. She is currently director of the Center for U.S. War Veterans Oral Histories, housed at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey in Sea Girt. She is also a volunteer with Brookdale Community College at its center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution, where she assists in the planning and executing of major veterans events, such as the 60th and 65th anniversary commemoration of Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge and the World War II victory. Also at the meeting will be David Wurfel, of Point Pleasant, dressed in full military gear. He will be in attendance to display his World War II 1941/741 Indian Military Scout Motorcycle. Mr. Pruiksma said he will gauge the interest of having future encampments.

Planning board hears subdivision application By Emily Clark The planning board held an informal hearing for a possible minor subdivision on Rankin Road Tuesday night. Elizabeth and Walter Wall were seeking to subdivide their 643 Rankin Road property into two lots. Though the two lots have not been evaluated and divided by a professional engineer yet, Mrs. Wall told the board that she suspected at least one of the lots would be non-conforming in terms of setbacks. Board members acknowledged that was possible, but the great size of the lot — nearly an acre — might give the engineer some leeway to draw the lots legally. The board offered their blessing for the project to move ahead, but suggested that the Walls acquaint their neighbors with the project. Board member Frank Garruzzo, who also serves as councilman in the borough, told the couple, “We want to have a good-neighbor policy.” In other planning board news: • The board discussed how work done by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to

improve Route 70 will encroach into the right-of-way of Riverview Drive. The expansion of the right-ofway will render the Brielle Shores

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Amanda Gregan and Mary Lou Underhill, both of Wall Township, sold Shillelagh pint glasses during Saturday’s fund-raiser.

Sons of the Shillelagh members brave rain, cold for fund-raiser By Matt O’Brien It felt and looked like St. Patrick’s Day all over again at Bar Anticipation on Saturday afternoon once members of the Belmar chapter of the Jersey Shore Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh got together. Some members, clad in their traditional kilts, tweed hats, Shillelagh T-shirts, shamrock necklace beads or some kind of green attire, sat back, socialized and listened to the beats of the local popular band Holme while enjoying some refreshing beer Saturday, a day that featured miserable weather. However, this was not any regular get-together. The event marked the members’ first fund-raiser geared toward collecting money for its charitable foundation, organizers said. “All the money raised will go to the foundation,” president Robert Quirk said, adding the group has doled out over $300,000 in the last five years to local needy families and charities. Among the charities and needy cases the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh contribute to, vice president John Carr said the organization also raises money for its scholarship fund, from which 10 local aspiring college students receive $1,000 each. “You don’t have to be of Irish descent to qualify,” he added. The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh have held annual Christmas toy drives for the pediatric intensive care unit at the Monmouth Medical Center for the last five years. The members have

also donated time and materials for the pediatric unit — to whom they have given 32 VCRs and, more recently, 40 DVDs and payments for the children’s network Nickelodeon. “Everything we do is because of the membership,” Mr. Carr said. “Without them we wouldn’t be able to get this off the ground.” Remaining optimistic, Mr. Carr counted on Holme’s popularity to help persuade people to venture into the cold and rain and head to Bar A to donate to a good cause. “With their following it should be a success,” Mr. Carr said during the first few minutes of the fundraiser, which ran from 2 to 7 p.m. As it turned out, around 350 people came out to enjoy the music, food and company, Mr. Quirk said, adding the event raised around $5,000 for the organization’s foundation. “We walked in the door with nothing and picked up a few bucks,” he said. The organization’s bag pipe band would play when Holme took breaks between sets. Before going on to perform, Bob Underhill, a tenor drummer for the bag pipe band, said, “I’m hoping they will raise a lot of money for their foundation.” He added that the causes the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh donate to are “all worthy.” Band members Wally Stafford and Steve Heaney, attired in their kilts, said it was a great event for a great cause. “There will be no marching in

this weather thankfully,” Mr. Heaney said, sheltered from the 40something degree, rainy, overcast conditions. “It’s a way for people to get out on a lousy night,” said Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh member Drew Clark, while selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the front entrance. He added the foundation fund-raiser will always be a good cause to give to because of the numerous needy people that it benefits. “The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh does a lot of good things.” In order to raise funds, members charged $20 for an entrance fee, $10 for 50/50 raffle tickets and were also selling Shillelagh pint glasses. The warm, cheery atmosphere in Bar A provided the ideal surroundings for a festive fund-raiser, attendees said. “They do the right thing when it comes to charitable events,” Mr. Quirk said, who has been a member since 1992 and president for the past two years. When the president moved to the Shore area in 1992 several friends had convinced him to join because of its philanthropic mission. “They said it was a good organization,” Mr. Quirk said. Since joining the Belmar chapter in 1992 — the same year it was formed — the president said he has watched the membership grow from 80 to around 700 members today. “We are a well oiled machine,” he said.

New party boat expected to dock in Belmar Marina this summer By Matt O’Brien A new party boat is expected to be mooring in the Belmar Marina this summer. During last Wednesday evening’s Belmar Harbor Commission meeting, secretary Diane Koplish informed members that she received a letter from Michael Russo regarding his interest in leasing a party boat slip at the marina. “He is in the process of purchasing a party boat so he wants to know about a slip,” she said. According to the borough web site, there are presently seven party boats docked at the marina, the Big Mohawk, Captain Cal, Golden Eagle, Miss Belmar Princess, Royal Miss Belmar, Suzie Girl and Ocean Explorer. One of the requests Mr. Russo made to the harbor commission was to receive the specific terms of a lease, which would amount to $19,760 for a full year. There was some discussion between the commissioners whether they would require a 30 percent or 50 percent deposit on a slip. Eventually, at the suggestion of Commissioner John Szeliga, who also serves as the council president in the borough, officials agreed to require a 30 percent deposit, or roughly $5,900. Over concerns that Mr. Russo could possibly renege on renting a slip, commissioners agreed to make

the deposit non-refundable. The deposit would be paid immediately with the remainder of the amount due by June 1. In other news from last Wednesday evening’s meeting: • Commissioners discussed the changes that should be made to the new Belmar Harbor brochure.

Ms. Koplish said since more needed to be printed now was the time to make changes. Several commissioners recommended the AVP Volleyball Tournament, which will not be

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Church Council to hold Easter Service The Greater Belmar Council of Churches will hold Easter Worship Services beginning with a Good Friday Service, from noon to 3 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Lake Como. In the Good Friday Service, members of the churches comprising the Council of Churches will role-play witnesses to or participants in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Roles might include one or both of the thieves who were crucified along with Christ. Another role might be that of Mary Magdalene and John the disciple of Christ. The Easter services will be held in the Taylor Pavilion at 5th Avenue and the Belmar Boardwalk. Those services are scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. The Easter message will be delivered by the Reverend John Nolan, pastor of the First

United Methodist Church, located at 7th Avenue and D Street, Belmar. The services have been held at this location for the past several years and generally attract in excess of 200 people. The Greater Belmar Council of Churches include St. Rose Church, on 7th Avenue; First United Methodist Church, on 7th Avenue; First Presbyterian Church, on 9th Avenue; First Baptist Church, on 9th Avenue; Calvary Baptist Church, on 13th Avenue and E Street; and Mount Olive Baptist Church, on 17th Avenue. Other member churches include First United Methodist Church, on 17th Avenue, and Wall First United Methodist Church in Spring Lake Heights. For further information call John Lee at 732-280-1987.

By Matt O’Brien On Tuesday, April 18, Belmar residents will be voting for six candidates who are battling for three available seats on the Belmar Board of Education and the district’s approximately $10 million 2006-07 budget. Challengers Joanne Gray, Michael Seebeck and Joseph Langel will be competing against incumbents Robert English, Michael Schappert and Richard Brand for the three seats on the board. If approved, the $6,454,116 local tax levy will not increase the property tax rate in 2007. For a taxpayer with a home assessed at $325,000 — the average in the borough — school taxes cost them $2,212 this year and will continue to do so in 2007, educators have said. Polling places will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. There are four different polling locations for the five districts in town. Voters in district one and five will head to the Goodwill Hose Company located at 610 7th Ave.; those in district two may go to the Union Fire Company on 9th Avenue and E Street; residents of district three may head over to the Hook and Ladder Volunteer Company Firehouse located at 613 11th Ave.; and the voters of district four may go to the Borough Yard Building at 815 13th Ave. Mrs. Gray, 43, a 5th Avenue resident who has lived in Belmar for 17 years, said, “I have been deeply involved at the school over the past two years and I have demonstrated that I am well organized, detail-oriented and truly care about the fate of our school and its children.” Mrs. Gray is married to Alan, and they have two children,

Rachael, 7, and Jack, 3. She is an attorney who has her own private practice. Mrs. Gray is currently an alternate member on the borough’s environmental commission and was the PTO’s secretary last year. Mr. Seebeck, 46, a 2nd Avenue resident since 1995, said he wants to continue to ensure that children at Belmar Elementary receive a quality education. He and his wife, Ellen, have two children, Collin, 7, and Victoria, 8. Mr. Seebeck is an investment broker for Saxony Securities. “As a parent of a student in Belmar I want to ensure the students continue to receive a quality education,” he has said. The third challenger, Joseph Langel, resides on Maplewood Drive. Incumbent Robert English, 44, is running for his second full three-year term. He was appointed to the board after member Pamela Wilson stepped down in 2001. He and his wife, Pasqualina, have three children. Incumbent Michael Schappert, 26, is running for his second term on the school board. He graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina in 2002. Mr. Schappert serves as one of the coaches of the Belmar Youth Wrestling Team. Incumbent Richard Brand, 45, is seeking his fourth term on the Belmar Board of Education. He is the former president of the Belmar Fireman’s Exempt Association.





Icebreaker Ball hosts 200 guests at The Barclay By Matt O’Brien The Icebreaker Ball that is held every year at The Barclay in Belmar is a celebration that signals an end of those spiritless winter days and the beginning of the warm spring and summer weather. “It’s a way for us to get people together, get dressed up and have a good time in the late winter, or early spring, while getting ready for the warm summer months,” said Tim Harmon, who is one of the head organizers of the Icebreaker Ball. Mr. Harmon and his brother, Matt Harmon, own the Boathouse Bar & Grill and 507 Main. Tim explained he and his brother started the ball in 2000 as a way the popular Boathouse, and now 507 Main as well, could give back to the community in the form of a fund-raiser. “We started it back in 2000 because we wanted to reach out to the Belmar Recreation program,” Tim Harmon said, adding that recreation director Brian Magovern is a good friend with him and his brother. “We thought

it would be a way to give back to the community and kids as a business in town.” The Icebreaker Ball was held on Friday at The Barclay where approximately 200 people turned out and donated around $6,000 to $7,000. Tim Harmon noted that some donations are stilling “trickling” in from some of the donors. Since 2000, the Icebreaker Ball Committee has raised close to $30,000 for the borough recreation program. To liven up the scene, the Pat Roddy and Billy Lawlor bands performed while patrons also enjoyed an open bar, food and dancing. Patrons also had the opportunity to win plenty of prizes that were donated from various suppliers. Tim Harmon said some of the big items that were raffled off included a bike, surfboard, a wine rack, gift certificates and other prizes. Judging from the attendance and money raised, clearly the children in the Belmar recreation program were the winners. Tim Harmon said they have

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Matt [left] and Tim Harmon, the head organizers of the Icebreaker Ball along with their event committee, awaited the arrival of roughly 200 guests at The Barclay on Friday.

raised enough money in the past to acquire new portable backboards, a new scoreboard in the recreation gym, a new Little League scoreboard, a new tractor to prepare the fields for the softball and baseball teams, donations to the junior sailing program for boats and equipment, scholarship funds, winter coats for needy children and other civic donations.

Tim Harmon personally thanked Jon Holmes, Melissa McCormack, Brian Nash, Dan Pepe, Colin Rogers and Ed Doyle, the Icebreaker Ball Committee, for their hard work on this year’s event. “We had a great time. The Barclay is to be commended for another job well done,” he said.

BAC to hold watercolor workshop on April 18 By Matt O’Brien The Belmar Arts Council’s latest installment in their art workshop series will give the general public an opportunity to learn how to use watercolors as taught by the organization’s chairperson, Pat Hutchinson. She explained that during this year’s Art Walk in downtown Belmar, the most questions members received from the public were about how to use watercolors, Ms. Hutchinson said. “There was a tremendous interest in watercolors. That was the impetus for our watercolor workshop,” she said. During the Art Walk event, Ms. Hutchinson learned of such interest while giving a demonstration at Oceanside Gallery where one of her watercolor works, of the Sidoroff restaurant, is displayed. “This is for people who are interested in any subject matter like still life, landscape or abstract,” she said. The “Watercolor Techniques” workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Ms. Hutchinson will lead a hands-on workshop for experienced painters and beginners alike, and will explore a range of watercolor techniques. Following a brief demonstration, participants will sketch and then paint a choice of still-life subjects, she said. Participants should bring watercolor paints — preferable tubes— a palette for mixing color, watercolor paper on a block or with a drawing board, container for water, a

pencil, kneaded eraser and brushes. Ms. Hutchinson draws, works in oils, pastels and watercolors, and has taught art and design for many years at the College of New Jersey, as well as Penn State, Ocean and Mercer county colleges and Drexel University. She has shown her work in New York, Philadelphia, and the Trenton and Princeton area. Examples can currently be seen at Oceanside Gallery in Belmar. The class will be held at 500 Main Street, which is next to Strollo’s Ice Cream at the corner of 5th Avenue. Another workshop the BAC will be holding is an “Improvement in Movement,” for adults, which will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. It will feature a variety of dance and movement techniques to help increase range of motion and flexibility, stretch and strengthen the body, develop better posture habits and explore movement potential. No movement or dance training is necessary. The “Movement, Music & Art” will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children aged 8 through 12, and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for teens aged 13 to 17. The workshops will focus on the relationships among movement, music and art through fun-filled activities. Participants will explore various ways of moving, listen to a variety of music and sounds, and create fabulous artwork relating to their experiences in class, along with a mini-choreography. The workshops cost $15 each for non-members and $10 for members. Pre-registration is required

one week prior to each workshop. There is a minimum participation of eight students for each. To register, e-mail [email protected] and provide a name, address, phone number and e-mail. In other BAC news, the council will be organizing a trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton on Saturday, April 22. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The price includes transportation, admission to the sculpture garden and a guided tour in small groups of 12 to 15. Lunch is not included in the price.

Purchase lunch at Chez Alice or the gazebo outdoor snack bar. Participants will meet at borough hall parking lot by 9:15 a.m. The bus will leave by 9:30 a.m. and return to the parking lot around 3 p.m. Preregistration is required by Aug. 14. Seats are limited. Please send a check along with the information to Belmar Arts Council, 601 Borough Hall, Box A, Belmar 07719. Those interested may also register by visiting and click on news.

Organizers getting ready for annual Spring Fling By Matt O’Brien Chances are, countless residents of the Jersey Shore will be heading into Belmar on May 20 and 21 to take advantage of the deals often found at this year’s borough-wide yard sale, also known as the 6th Annual Spring Fling. “Last year we had over 150 residents participate,” said Carol Davies, chairwoman of the Belmar Environmental Commission [BEC] — one of the sponsoring organizations of the annual Spring Fling. She added that it was a chance for residents to “recycle” unwanted possessions and an opportunity to meet their neighbors. Applications to participate in

Spring Fling are now available for Belmar residents at the Belmar Chamber of Commerce Office, Belmar Borough Hall, Taylor’s Hardware Store and the Public Library. Completed applications should be returned to the chamber office, located on Main Street, or borough hall, located on Main Street and 6th Avenue, by May 5. Participating sellers are encouraged to have a “free” section of items they can give away that might otherwise wind up in the garbage. The BEC’s list of organizations that take donations of everything from

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The Cardinal O’Connor Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold its sixth Annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday, April 14 beginning at 4 and ending at 7 p.m. at the Goodwill Firehouse — 7th Avenue across from St. Rose Church in Belmar, located between Main and E streets. The menu will be: homemade Manhattan clam chowder, fried cod fish, freedom fries, macaroni and cheese, pizza bagels, juice, soft drinks, desert, coffee, tea and to-go meals. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens per serving. Anyone interested in joining the Belmar Ancient Order of Hibernians can call 732-223-1208 or 732-531-2580. ~

Women’s Club The Belmar Women’s Club will be hosting card parties on April 21. The card parties are held at the Taylor Pavilion, located on 5th and Ocean avenues. A donation of $7 is requested. The club is now accepting applications for its scholarship award, which will be given to a graduating high school senior who has resided in Belmar for at least a year. Anyone going on to college who would like to apply should contact Claire at 732-6810522. Applications must be received by April 21. The club’s arts-and-crafts festival will be held at the Taylor Pavilion on May 6. Space donation is requested of $30. For reservations and contract call 732-6810522. All profits are for the scholarship fund. For more information call 732681-7262. ~

Democrat Club Meeting The Belmar Democratic Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Pavilion located on Ocean Avenue. People are encouraged to bring friends. ~

Little League The Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League is searching for umpires for the upcoming season. Individuals with umpiring experience can contact the League president through the League web site at












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municipal garbage load,” Mr. Lippincott said about the topic. • “Vermicomposting” led by Monmouth County Master Gardener Ron Ryner. Find out about using those little “red wigglers” to benefit one’s garden and house plants. • “Container Gardens” led by Monmouth County Master Gardener Jim Farmer. Even if someone does not have much space, they can still have a productive garden. • “Integrated Pest Management” led by Monmouth County Master Gardeners, Jan Munday and Karin Poorvin. Find out how to handle garden pests in an environmentally friendly manner. ~ The Magical Garden grounds include a large butterfly flower garden, six raised plots for vegetables, an herb garden, several blueberry bushes, a grape arbor and strawberries. The garden and adjacent E Street Playground stand on what used to be an abandoned lot. They became a reality thanks to the hard work and commitment of the neighborhood group, “Neighbors by the Sea,” and the partnership of a number of private and public organizations, Ms. Davies said. For more information about the workshop or the Community Garden, call Ms. Davies at 732280-8634.

Correction In the March. 30 issue of The Coast Star, a headline stated a Belmar man arrested for a home invasion was out of jail on probation for robbery. It should have said he was out on bail after being arrested for robbery. He has not gone to court yet on that charge. The Coast Star regrets the error.

Hibernians to celebrate life of Tim Finnegan The New Jersey State Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians [AOH] will be celebrating the life of Tim Finnegan with a traditional Irish Wake. The wake will be held at Connolly Station on Main Street in Belmar on Saturday, May 13. The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Music will be by the Bantry Boys and a to-be-named pipe and drum band. The funeral procession inside Connolly Station will include a Grand Marshal, AOH Color Guard, Bagpipe Bands, and Finnegan’s Cast of Characters. At the end of the procession a short comedy skit is played out onstage with a surprise guest popping out of the coffin. There will be a $20 donation that includes a full dinner buffet and entertainment. Drink specials will be available. For more details visit the web site at or call Bill Young at 732-280-0221.


Isabella Beach [right] congratulated her sister, Luna, on her find during the Belmar Elementary School Easter egg hunt last week.

Violinist Diane Bruce to perform at First Presbyterian Renowned New York Violinist Diane Bruce will appear at First Presbyterian Church in Belmar on Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. The recital will include music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Bradley Beach composer Timothy Broege. A world premiere of Mr. Wilson, Rozart, Sam & Co. by 18-year-old

Belmar composer Brian Wheeler will be featured. Ms. Bruce is a member of the American Composers Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Opera

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By Matt O’Brien Those who are interested in learning more about gardening or compost piles may want to head over to the borough’s “magical garden” on 15th Avenue and E Street on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. to listen to experts from around Monmouth County speak about the topic. “We look forward to sharing knowledge and what is happening at the garden with fellow residents,” Belmar Environmental Commission [BEC] Chairwoman Carol Davies said this week about the “Gardening Workshop” sponsored by Belmar’s “Magical Garden Community Garden Group” and the BEC. This will be the second annual workshop the two organizations have held about gardening techniques. Recalling from last year’s workshop, Ms. Davies said many questions centered around how to start and maintain a compost pile in people’s own yards. She expects this year’s turnout to be far greater than last year’s 15 to 20 attendees — though last year’s rainy weather probably effected the attendance. The following gardening topics will be covered at the workshop: • The “Art of Composting” led by BEC member Ed Lippincott. “Starting a backyard composting program can improve your garden health and also reduces our

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mate. He is expected to face Republican primary candidate Greg Dempsey. Councilman Szeliga could not be reached for comment by press time. All four candidates will be unopposed in the June 6 primaries, barring write-in campaigns. “One goal is expediting the downtown redevelopment,” Mr. McCorry said of one his campaign issues, adding that he and other officials would like to move the project more quickly, but not losing sight of its being done right and carefully. The Democrat contender is also the chairman for the borough’s Technical and Review Design Committee, an oversight committee that checks over projects prior


licly applied pressure to executives of The Gale Company — the master redeveloper — to speed up the process with the Sea Coast Chevy dealership property, which is planned to be redeveloped by the company. Mayor Pringle could not be reached for comment by press time. “Unfortunately what I keep hearing are sequential tasks — if this, then that — types of movement,” Mr. Koehler criticized, adding that he would be able to guide and assist borough officials and professionals in the creation of “task-managed milestones and deadlines.” Considering Democrat Council President John Szeliga will not be seeking re-election this year, 12th Avenue resident Tim McCorry will seek a council seat again in his place as the mayor’s running


By Matt O’Brien A political appointee of Belmar Mayor Kenneth E. Pringle recently decided to join the borough’s Republican Party to run against the town’s leader of 15 years in November’s general election. “I truly hope that in the spirit of campaigning, both the mayor and myself realize that the focus should be on the process and not the personalities,” said Charley Koehler, Mayor Pringle’s challenger and current chairman of the borough board of adjustment. The chief issue Mr. Koehler will campaign on is to simplify and streamline the Belmar Seaport Redevelopment project — a bold plan to revamp the borough’s Main Street, waterfront and downtown while breathing new life into the anemic retail economy of the borough. Mayor Pringle himself has pub-

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Pride of Wall A Pride of Wall Seniors bus trip is scheduled for May 30 to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. The cost is $20 per person. The incentive package is a $10-cash voucher and a ticket to the “Best of Broadway” show. Tickets are available for the Anniversary Luncheon at The Barclay at 12:30 p.m on Wednesday, June 7. The luncheon is for members only. Tickets must be purchased at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Pride Of Wall Seniors. The next meeting will be April 18 in the community room of the Wall municipal building on Allaire Road. ~

Psychic Fair The Glendola Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Psychic Fair at the Glendola Firehouse on Belmar Boulevard on Friday, April 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to enter and $10 for each reading. There will be several different psychics available. For more information, call Carol at 732-280-2364 of e-mail [email protected]. ~

Earth Day Challenge On April 22, Allaire State Park will host the State Park Service Earth Day Challenge at 9 a.m. Volunteers and groups may help beautify the park. Allaire State Park is looking for volunteers to participate. For more information or to sign up, call 732-938-2003. ~

Medicare Counseling For free, objective, confidential counseling and help with Medicare/Medigap, residents can contact their local SHIP program at the Wall Township branch of the Monmouth County Library at 732449-8877. ~

Quilt Festival Vendors Needed Vendors are needed for the Old Wall Historical Society’s fourth annual outdoor quilt festival to be held at the Blansingburg Schoolhouse Museum, Wall Township, on June 11. For further information call Lena Pryor at 732681-1110. ~

Caregivers Support A caregivers support group meets at the Allaire Senior Day Center on the last Monday of each month, at 3 p.m. Call Cheryl Fenwick at 732-974-7666 for more information. ~

Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group The Arthritis Foundation holds a support and education group for people living with arthritis and fibromyalgia on the fourth Thursday of every month, at Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road. Their next meeting will be today from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call the Arthritis Foundation at 888-467-3112 or Linda at 732-449-2734.

Kern cited for academics at Dartmouth Thomas Robert Kern, of Allenwood, recently was cited for outstanding academic achievement in mathematics at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., for the winter 2006 term. Mr. Kern, a member of the Dartmouth class of 2009, is the son of Kevin B. and Linda S. Kern. Members of the Dartmouth faculty are invited to submit citation reports only when a student’s work is sufficiently distinguished to merit special recognition. Such citations are rare; typically only a few undergraduates receive citations each term.



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It’s all smiles, waves for special swim team By Ryan Greene The Special Olympics has helped countless children enjoy sports they otherwise might never have gotten the chance to try, and a Wall Township group has taken that idea and ran with it. Monmouth Coast Waves offers special-needs children the chance to join a swim team, learning the basic and more advanced techniques they would learn on any average swim team. Founded by Jackie Bauer, of Manasquan, the Monmouth Coast Waves team learns and practices at The Atlantic Club pool each winter and summer. On Sunday, the group celebrated the end of its fourth winter season with a party at The Atlantic Club. This season, which ran from January through April, the 22 athletes on the team competed in one swim meet at the Ocean County College in Toms River. Mrs. Bauer said the team teaches the children how to swim competitively, even if many of them never join another swim team. But it also helps them socially. The group includes five instructors and about 25 peer buddies, who help teach the children and give them encouragement and support. And it gives the buddies and students a more personal link. Mrs. Bauer said the volunteers are all

Kleman named to dean’s list at Drew University Megan Lauren Kleman, of Wall Township, recently was named to the dean’s list at Drew University, Madison, for the fall 2005 semester. Dean’s list students must earn a minimum of a 3.4 grade-point average, equivalent to or better than a B+ on a scale on which 4.0 is an A.

high school students who, because of the swim team, will often run into members of the swim team at school or in public. Because of the connection they formed through the swim team, she said the volunteers will introduce the children to their friends and offer the special-needs swimmers a chance to socialize they might not otherwise have had. “It’s really all about supporting inclusion,” Mrs. Bauer said of the Monmouth Coast Waves. The Atlantic Club donates all pool time to the swim team, and uniforms were donated by Mrs. Bauer’s husband’s landscape architecture firm, Melillo & Bauer Associates. Monmouth Coast Waves, which will begin its fifth summer season soon, is open to anyone who can swim the full length of a regulationsized pool. If anyone is interested in more information on joining or volunteering with the group, Mrs. Bauer said they may call The Atlantic Club at 732-223-2100.


There was no shortage of fun at a swim party for the special-needs children and volunteer peer buddies of Monmouth Coast Waves at The Atlantic Club on Sunday, where over a dozen children got to swim and play in the club’s indoor pool.

BOA approves addition to Windsor Road home By Ryan Greene At its meeting last week, the Wall Township Board of Adjustment approved the construction of an addition to a home on Windsor Road. Dave and Tracy Gellington applied to add onto their one-story home at 3408 Windsor Road. Mrs. Gellington began by explaining the family has a baby on the way and could use the extra room. She said they also would like to expand their kitchen and add a bedroom, while keeping their home only one story. The Gellingtons’ architect, Tom Petersen, said the lot was undersized — it is only 23,000 square

feet, where 30,000 is required. The additions are relatively minor and do not “warrant” a second story, he said, but because of the lot size, the plan “runs afoul” of coverages. Mr. Petersen said the proposed building coverage is 16.1 percent, were 14 is allowed and 12 currently exists. However, he said if the lot were not undersized, the proposed coverage only would be about 12 percent, well under the limit. The plan also proposed 33.7 percent impervious coverage, where 25 is allowed and 29.6 already exists. Mr. Petersen said there is a pool, and if the board did

not count that as impervious coverage, he said the project would conform on a properly sized lot. Many surrounding municipalities categorize a pool as a pervious surface, since they act as a catch basin for rain water. Wall, however, rules they are an impervious surface. He added that all the setbacks are within limits. The board asked about concerns laid out in a letter from John Hoffman, the township and board of adjustment planner. Mr. Petersen said the letter said the shed on the property — for which the Gellingtons admitted they had not received a permit to erect —

should be moved to conform with setbacks. Mr. Hoffman also recommended in his letter possibly moving an existing fence to within setbacks and removing one evergreen tree. The Gellingtons agreed to moving the shed and the evergreen, and the board said they would not have to move the fence. Board member Wilma Morrissey asked if the Gellingtons would plant new shrubs along the foundation of the home. They said they would, and the board unanimously approved the application with that as a condition.



Wall Township

Board of Ed candidates discuss Habel, budget-creation process By Ryan Greene Next Tuesday, April 18, residents of Wall Township will choose from eight candidates to fill four available seats on the Wall Township Board of Education. Incumbents Ann Marie Conte, John Lane and Mary Lou Margadonna are running against challengers Terry Van Ness, David Lucas and Deidre Kukucka for three full, three-year terms. Michael Clayton, the current chairman of the Wall Township Board of Adjustment, is running

against James Carhart for a oneyear unexpired term. Board member Beth Corby has chosen not to seek re-election to complete that term. Board members Conte, Lane and Margadonna have formed the “Four for Wall” alliance with Mr. Clayton, while Mr. Lucas, Ms. Kukucka and Ms. Van Ness are running as a team, as well. Mr. Carhart is unaffiliated with either group. The Coast Star presented all eight candidates with a set of

questions as an opportunity for them to discuss their platforms and issues in the community. Questions had to be answered in 150 words or less. Two of the questions and the candidates’ answers are printed here, verbatim, except where their answers exceeded the 150-word limit. The first set of questions was printed in last week’s issue of the newspaper. ~ Q: Do you support Superintendent Dr. James Habel and the work he has done as the superintendent in the school district? Do you believe he should have his contract renewed and continue as the leader of the Wall school district? CONTE: As a standing member of the board of education, is it unethical for me to discuss Dr. Habel’s or any employee’s evaluation in a public forum or newspaper. All discussions regarding employees are done in executive session where all board members participate. The seamless curriculum and success of our graduates can be and should be attributed to not only Dr. Habel but the entire teaching staff, faculty and board of education of the Wall Township school system. LANE: I support all of the fine employees of the Wall Township Board of Education. Dr. Habel gets the credit for their fine work of all of our employees. Sometimes he takes the blame for the few employees who over the years have failed to meet our expectations. The process of evaluating a superintendent takes a significant amount of time and it would not be fair to discuss my personal feelings here in public. I have an opinion at this time, but seek input from my fellow board members in the process and will support the decision of the board majority. MARGADONNA: As a member of the BOE, it is inappropriate and unethical to discuss personnel issues of any district employee in a public forum. Discussions of this type are done only in executive session where input from the entire board can be discussed and pertinent questions can be asked. Dr. Habel is one piece of a much larger whole that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Wall school district. I am surprised that The Coast Star did not research this topic thoroughly before posing this type of question to the candidates. CARHART: Wall High School became a better place while Dr. Habel was principal. In the time he has been superintendent, the district has moved forward because of his leadership. This includes creating a shared plan for an articulated seamless curriculum, raising expectations of students and staff with innovative programs, putting an emphasis on providing resources for elementary teachers and students leading to increased test scores that are above the state and district factor group averages, and bringing strategic planning to the district that involved all interested parties to create a mission statement, goals and action plans. The decision of a new contract should not be based on political agendas, personality conflicts, or his refusal to hire politically-connected individ-

uals. If the decision to hire the superintendent is made on the basis that he is a student-centered educational leader with a vision to move the district forward, then the answer is yes. CLAYTON: As a new board member, I would focus on what I see as the role the board should play in balancing the needs of our children with the needs of our taxpayers. The board should set policy and let the educational professionals run the day-to-day operation of the school system. I would carefully review the performance of the superintendent and discuss his contract renewal with the entire board before deciding whether he should be retained. The recent independent audit of our school system has clearly demonstrated that financial management and oversight has been clearly lacking in recent years. The superintendent and business administrator must be accountable to both the board and to the public for the financial management of our school system. KUKUCKA: I worked with Dr. Habel on the parent advisory committee and booster association when he served as principal. These meetings afforded parents opportunities to express concerns and share ideas with him. He proved to be informative on school matters, well versed on curriculum issues and open to suggestions. Since becoming superintendent, Dr. Habel has tackled the problem of a disjointed curriculum. It is now seamless, with technology an integral part of our students’ daily lives, and test scores are improving. Additionally, Dr. Habel introduced a zero-based budget. He asked each principal to create a budget “starting from scratch” so that every line item is justified. As a taxpayer, this accountability pleases me. We have made great strides under the leadership of Dr. Habel. Not being privy to contract and personnel details, unless there is information that I am unaware of, I have no problem with Dr. Habel’s performance as superintendent. LUCAS: Superintendent Habel initiated our current zero-based budget process, as well as the recent business office accounting practices review. He defended the school district in its disputes with the police department and township committee, while the incumbents remained silent. He has developed a vibrant curriculum. He displayed courage in preventing the incumbents from hiring an inexperienced, but politically connected, individual as business administrator. The superintendent has participated in public meetings with intelligence, integrity, candor and proper demeanor. The manner in which Superintendent Habel has been treated by the incumbents, by the board's majority and by the township committee is an embarrassment to Wall Township. I support Jim Habel. I support the work that he has done. As an outside observer, I feel his contract should be renewed. However, as a prospective board member, and not being privy to confidential information, it is appropriate to reserve judgment at the present time.

VAN NESS: Having served on the board of education from 1996 to 2005, I have had the opportunity to work with several principals and superintendents. Although Dr. Habel and I do not always agree on certain topics, I appreciate that he has proven to be a “curriculumdriven” superintendent. He has worked to tremendously enhance our curriculum, increase opportunities for our students, and has chosen bright, energetic individuals for his staff. I respect Dr. Habel’s knowledge in critical areas of education, and I believe he has effected positive change in the direction of our educational system. With all due respect, it would be highly inappropriate to discuss the renewal of Dr. Habel’s or any district employee’s contract in this type of venue. The board, as a whole, will review past performance and determine what is best for the district’s forward progress. ~ Q: With the rising costs of health insurance, energy prices and the like, what, if anything, can the board of education do to cut or maintain spending without cutting programs? Can it be done, or is the reality that the board’s hands are tied and an increase must occur each year? CONTE: As a current member it is my responsibility to help create a budget that will provide an excellent education for our township’s children, while being ever mindful of the burden being shouldered by an already heavilytaxed community. Certain items, such as health care, salaries and utilities, constitute as much as 80 percent of our fixed costs. It is my duty to the community to remain diligent in the scrutinizing of our discretionary spending without sacrificing the outstanding quality of education we currently provide to our students. The board needs to examine options and possibilities regarding the sharing of some mutual services with our town. It will take creative thinking and a forward vision to meet the challenges of cost containment as we pave the way for our children's future. LANE: Diligence has brought us to a very lean budget this year. All the prior abuses have been eliminated through the concerted effort of the board. Changes in personal in the business office and a new auditor have brought a much-needed house cleaning and a modernization of budgeting. Implementation of our corrective action plan has changed the culture in the district. There are simply no cuts to be made in the classroom. The simple fact is that 80 percent of our budget goes to salaries and benefits. Administration is the last area which has not been subjected to any cuts. Dr. Habel aggressively defended all administrative positions during the recent budget cycle. We will have to revisit this area for cuts in the future. Health care cost containment and employee contributions will have to be considered. MARGADONNA: It is my responsibility to make decisions that will provide a quality education for all the children of Wall at an affordable and reasonable cost.

See HABEL, page 42

Having A Splash


Codey Thompson had fun at a swim party for special-needs children at The Atlantic Club pool on Sunday.


Wall Township

Voters to decide fate of budget, board election next Tuesday


Gertrude Winans had the “most original hat” at the Pride of Wall Seniors’ recent Easter Bonnet Parade.

Pride of Wall Seniors prepare spring events The Pride Of Wall Seniors started its April 4 meeting with the traditional Easter Bonnet Parade and contest. Prizes were awarded for “funniest hat” to Joan DeSarno, “most original” to Gertrude Winans and “prettiest” to Ann Carpenter. Music was provided by Charles Hemer on the keyboard and Bob Baddock on the saxophone, with Irv Bauman providing the vocals. Before and after the meeting the members enjoyed a sing-along session with the trio. A bus trip is also scheduled for May 30 to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. The cost is $20 per

person. The incentive package is a $10 cash voucher and a ticket to the “Best of Broadway” show. Tickets are also available for the anniversary luncheon at The Barclay at 12:30 p.m on Wednesday, June 7. Newly elected officers will be installed by Mayor Mary Burne at that time. The luncheon is for members only. Tickets must be purchased at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Pride Of Wall Seniors. The next meeting will be April 18 in the community room of the Wall municipal building on Allaire Road.

Wall Police blotter Police Chief Roy Hall reported that Wall Township Police last week arrested Nicholas Menke, 18, of Wall, for the burglary and vandalism of the Circus Drive-In on Route 35. On April 5, at approximately 4:15 a.m., an employee of the Circus Drive-In reported a burglary had occurred on the premises. Patrols responded to the scene and observed that the interior of the building had been ransacked and extensively vandalized, police said. An investigation based on evidence, video surveillance, witness statements and a K-9 track led to the arrest of Mr. Menke, police said. He was charged with burglary and criminal mischief, and was remanded to Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, in default of $20,000 bail. The Circus Drive-In sustained approximately $15,000 in damages, police said. It was determined that nothing was taken from the premises. The restaurant has since resumed business. Chief Hall also reported the following recent incidents in the township: • On April 6 at 11:30 a.m., police responded to Wall Intermediate School to investigate a written threat referring to an explosive device. The threat was written on a wall in a bathroom, according to police, and was not specific regarding date or time. The school was not evacuated. The incident currently is being investigated and no one has been arrested. • On April 5, as a result of a traffic stop, Patrolman Sean O’Halloran arrested Craig Matthews, 27, of Queens, N.Y., on an active warrant from the Ocean Township Municipal Court, police said. Mr. Matthews was unable to post bail and was turned over to the Ocean Township Police Department. • On April 5, Patrolman Ed Lister arrested Zackary R. Colombino, 20, of Point Pleasant, and Michael A. Barone, 25, of Brick, on several drug-related charges. Ptl. Lister arrested both men as a result of a traffic stop. Mr.

Colombino was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and possessions of an unlawful weapon, police said. He was processed and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Barone was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. He also was processed and released on his own recognizance. • On April 4, Patrolman Frank Kuhl stopped a vehicle operated by Christopher Galvin, 18, of Brick. Mr. Galvin was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of alcohol while under the legal age, police said. A passenger in the vehicle, Richard E. Devera, 18, also of Brick, was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of alcohol, according to police. Mr. Devera was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, to be evaluated for intoxication and for injuries sustained prior to being arrested by Ptl. Kuhl, police said. Three 17-year-old Brick juveniles also were arrested for possession of alcohol while under the legal age, police said. All subjects were release to a parent or guardian. • On April 4, Janet L. Mills, 48, of Neptune, was arrested on an active warrant from Monmouth County Superior Court, Freehold. Ms. Mills later was turned over to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department in default of $20,000 bail, police said. The original charge was possession of a controlled dangerous substance. • On April 2 at 5:05 p.m., Patrolman Todd Czech conducted a suspicious-person investigation on Atlantic Avenue near the entrance to Allaire State Park. Subsequent to Ptl. Czech’s investigation, he arrested Peter J. Nolan, 33, of North Brunswick, who was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, according to police. He was transported from police headquarters to JSUMC by Wall First Aid, police said. Bail was set at $500.

By Ryan Greene This Tuesday, when polls open, voters in Wall Township will decide the fate of the budget, which has not passed in several years, and will settle one of the most contentious board of education elections in recent memory. Characterized by harsh words and the high-profile incumbent boycott of a debate event Monday, this year’s election involves eight candidates — six vying for a trio of three-year terms and two for a oneyear, unexpired term. Current Board President Ann Marie Conte and board members Mary Lou Margadonna and John Lane are running against challengers Terry Van Ness, David Lucas and Deidre Kukucka for the three full terms. Michael Clayton, the current chairman of the Wall Township Board of Adjustment, is running against James Carhart for a one-year unexpired term. Board member Beth Corby has chosen not to seek re-election to complete that term. Board members Conte, Lane and Margadonna have formed the “Four for Wall” alliance with Mr. Clayton, while Mr. Lucas, Ms. Kukucka and Ms. Van Ness are running as a team, as well. Mr. Carhart is unaffiliated with either group. Mrs. Conte, 40, is a nurse manager in the pediatric intensive care unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She and her husband, Christopher, have two children, Brandon, 10, and Nicole, 13. Mrs. Conte has stated in the past and at recent board meetings that she brings strong leadership to the board, and that passing a budget should be one of the board’s top priorities. Mrs. Margadonna also will be defending her seat on the board. Formerly a teacher in Wall, she and her husband, Mark, have lived in Wall Township for 17 years. The couple has three children, Maggie, Timothy and Anthony. Mrs. Margadonna has 15 years of experience as a teacher — four in Wall Township — and holds a master’s degree in administration and supervision. She also has worked as a substitute teacher in all of Wall’s elementary schools. She has been on the board since her election in 2003. John Lane is the final incumbent in this year’s election. Mr. Lane, an attorney who moved to the township with his wife, Mary Frances, and their children in June 2001, served on the Borough of Shrewsbury Board of Education for 18 months. He stepped down in 2001, a few weeks before his family moved to Wall. He was elected to the Wall Township Board of Education in 2003, alongside Mrs. Conte and Mrs. Margadonna. Mrs. Van Ness, 49, is among the challengers in the election. She spent nine years on the board of education, from 1996 to 2005. She did not seek re-election last year because she had planned to move to Howell, but personal matters have delayed that move and she is seeking a return to the board. She is one of several residents who have claimed the board has failed to address issues of overcrowding in a timely manner, and said she hopes to be elected to the board to change that. Mrs. Van Ness and her husband, Garrett, have one daughter, Sara, who is 19 and a 2004 graduate of Wall High School. Mr. Lucas, another challenger, expressed a similar hope of improving the board if he is elected. An attorney and an arbitrator, he said he aims to make the board run in a more “reserved, considered fashion,” thinking and analyzing before it acts. Mr. Lucas, 47, and his wife, Tracy, have three children, all in the Wall Public School system. 13year-old Morgan and Kevin are eighth-graders at Wall Intermediate and Ann, 10, is a fourth-grader in Old Mill School. Deidre Kukucka, 50, also is running for a full term on the board. She said that, like Mrs. VanNess and Mr. Lucas, she feels the current board has not done much of anything since the failed referendum several years ago to deal with a growing population. Mrs. Kukucka worked on the citizens committee that worked to pass the previous school referendum, which did pass. She and her

husband, John, have three children, Jillian, 22, Allison, 19, and Timothy, 17, who is a senior at Wall High School. Mr. Clayton and Mr. Carhart will compete for the lone one-year unexpired term in April. Mr. Carhart is a former teacher and coach at Wall High. Mr. Clayton, 45, is the chairman of the township’s board of adjustment, a volunteer fireman and a trustee with the Wall Federation for Educational Excellence. He and his wife, Linda, have two children — Kelsey, 16, and Jake, 14 — in the Wall Public School system. He said he hopes to “bring some trust to the board and fiscal responsibility,” adding, “The most important issue here is the children.” In addition to the future composition of the board of education, voters will decide whether to accept the board’s 2006-2007 budget — which they have not done in recent years. The total budget is $60,674,260, with a total general fund of $56,401,947. Special revenue is $1,073,913 and debt service is $3,198,400. The general fund includes current expenses of $55,842,666 and capital outlay of $559,281. The

general fund represents a 6.5-percent increase over the 2005-2006 general fund, which was just below $53 million. About $2.2 million is being applied to the budget from surplus, according to interim Business Administrator Arlene Biesiada. There will be about $1.2 million left in surplus, she said. The district will receive $5,395,240 in state aid, including debt-service aid. With that aid, the tax levy on Wall Township residents will be $52 million, which represents a 5cent tax-rate increase per $100 of assessed valuation over last year. This means a taxpayer with a home valued at $312,000, the average in the township, will pay $165 more in school taxes for the upcoming 2006-2007 school year than the current year. According to Wall Chief Financial Officer Steve Mayer, the school tax levy was $1.248 per $100 of assessed valuation for 2005-2006. The expected 5-cent increase would bring that tax rate to about $1.30 per $100 of assessed

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Wall Township

BOA decides man must remove part of driveway on Belmar Blvd. By Ryan Greene The Wall Township Board of Adjustment last week attempted to find a compromise in a contentious fight between neighbors over one man’s driveway and their sewer access on Belmar Boulevard. Scott Stulz applied for relief from setback requirements for his driveway, which he testified is 8 inches off his neighbors’ property line. The plan also requested permission to build a covered front porch, which would require a frontyard setback. He said his lot at 3911 Belmar Blvd. is undersized, and is both too shallow and too narrow, all of which, he argued, should be considered hardships. Mr. Stulz explained that he bought the property, a real “fixerupper,” several years ago. He said he made extensive improvements himself, including removing a shed and old fence, regrading the plot and renovating the home. He addressed the front porch first. He said the current porch is 7 feet wide and 3.75 feet deep, whereas the proposed one-story, covered porch would be 6 feet deep and would extend across the whole front of the home. While the porch would require a frontyard setback variance, Mr. Stulz said there currently is a paved walkway in front of his porch that the proposed porch would replace. He said the new porch would extend no farther into the lawn than the walkway does

now, and that the entrance and exit will be off the side of the porch, not the front. The board asked no questions about the porch, instead focusing the hearing on the driveway. Board Chairman Mike Clayton said simply that he thought the porch would be a marked improvement to the home. Mr. Stulz began by explaining that he originally went to town hall and asked about getting a permit to pave his gravel driveway last year. He said someone in the land use office told him that as long as he paved over his existing driveway, he would not need a permit or permission from the board of adjustment. Mr. Stulz explained that the original driveway was mostly dirt and very ill-defined. He said he kept finding gravel in his front lawn that made it seem like his driveway was wider than he originally thought. He said he also got plans for sewer cleanout access points in his neighborhood, which had one of his access points possibly under his driveway. Mr. Stulz said he decided to go forward with the project. On the day he was to begin paving, Matt Zahorsky, the township code enforcement official, came to Mr. Stulz’s home to tell him the driveway he was planning differed in size from the one on his survey, Mr. Stulz said. However, he told the board that Mr. Zahorsky said he still could pour the concrete for the driveway, and that My. Zahorsky was not concerned about the sewer access. Mr. Stulz said Mr. Zahorsky’s warning about the setback violation prompted him to file a variance application with the board of adjustment. He said he did not know there was a problem with his neighbors’ sewer access until he came home one day to find a plumber searching for their access on his driveway. However, Mr. Stulz said, it seemed as if perhaps both his and his neighbors’ sewer access points are under his now-paved driveway. Board attorney Michael Rubino said that if there was a mix-up in the land use office about whether Mr. Stulz was allowed to pave that driveway, the board could not do anything about that. At that point the board asked to hear from Mr. Stulz’s neighbors, Paul and Linda Mika. The couple, who live at 3909 Belmar Blvd., were on hand to contest the application. Mrs. Mika said she had spoken to Mr. Zahorsky after his conversation with Mr. Stulz. She said Mr. Zahorsky essentially had told her neighbor that he had three options — to conform to ordinance, to stop paving the driveway, or to postpone paving and seek a variance. She also said she and her husband had reminded Mr. Stulz that their sewer cleanout access, installed decades ago, was on his property. Mrs. Mika said a member of the township Department of Public Works located their access underneath Mr. Stulz’s driveway. “On sheer principle alone, [the application] should be denied,” Mrs. Mika insisted. She added that Mr. Stulz paved his driveway in August but did not apply for a variance until February, and only after receiving a summons from the township.

Mrs. Mika said the crux of the problem was that Mr. Stulz had expanded the original size of his driveway by about 3 feet toward their shared property line. The Mikas’ sewer access, she said, is located 10 inches into Mr. Stulz’s driveway. In fact, she said the driveway covers both of the Mikas’ access points. “And he was aware of that [before paving],” she said. Also, Mrs. Mika said that according to her survey, done years ago, the driveway is only 5 inches from the property line, not 8 inches as Mr. Stulz’s survey says. Board engineer Glenn Gerken told the board that driveways do sometimes cover sewer accesses, but generally there is some sort of access hatch installed in the driveway. He said he could not point to an ordinance that technically requires such a provision. “But it’s common sense, to be honest with you,” Mr. Gerken added. Mr. Mika testified then. He said he and Mr. Stulz had looked for the cleanout access before he paved, so he knew there could be a problem with the access. They did not find the cleanout access, he said. Mr. Stulz’s attorney, Diana L. Anderson, asked Mrs. Mika whether their failure to find the access point might not mean Mr. Stulz did not, in fact, know that the access point would be paved over. Mrs. Mika said he knew it was in that area. Ms. Anderson asked if the Mikas ever had applied for an easement to protect their sewer access. Mrs. Mika said they had not. Mr. Gerken said Mr. Stulz’s survey, from 2001, showed the original driveway was about 2 feet off the property line. Ms. Anderson said she would like the surveyor to be present if the survey were in question. “We’re trying to maybe split the apple tree,” Mr. Rubino told her. Mr. Gerken said there was an extra, dotted line on the survey, which Mr. Stulz likely used as his point of reference for the edge of the driveway.

The board discussed making Mr. Stulz remove the portion of his driveway extending beyond the 2foot setback on the survey. Mr. Rubino said that would be a break for Mr. Stulz, since it still would be relief from the 5-foot setback requirement. In response to questions from board member James Gray, the Mikas said they had no objections to the covered porch and that they would be content if the board required Mr. Stulz to scale back his driveway and uncover their sewer cleanout. Mr. Gray said he would prefer that the whole length of the driveway be set back 3 feet from the property line. Ms. Anderson asked if the board could make the setback 2 feet from the property line instead. “He did this in good faith,” she said of her client’s paving the driveway. Mr. Gray and board member Mary De Sarno again said they

would prefer the 3-foot setback. Ms. Anderson then asked if she could have a short recess to try settling the application “amicably” with the Mikas and keep the driveway closer to the property line. Mr. Gray said if that was going to be an issue, he would want testimony as to why a 5-foot setback was not good enough. Making one final effort to sway the board, Ms. Anderson asked if a portion of the driveway could flare out to a 2-foot setback, as the original driveway, she said, had a flareout as well. Ms. De Sarno said a uniform setback would be more aesthetically pleasing, with which board member Wilma Morrissey agreed. The board unanimously voted to approve the porch as proposed and to require Mr. Stulz to scale back his driveway to a 3-foot setback. “Hopefully that’ll be somewhat of a compromise between both neighbors,” Chairman Clayton said.

Senior center to host Medicare help event On April 25, the Allaire Senior Day Center in Wall Township will host a special event for area seniors at 3 p.m. The event will provide seniors with information on Medicare prescription drug coverage and the opportunity to learn how to enroll for this benefit, and for extra help paying for their prescription drug coverage. Allaire Senior Day Center is one of the area’s premier adult day service centers in Monmouth County, providing services to more than 60 clients on a daily basis. Allaire Seniors Day Center is a member of the National Adult Services Association. “We are especially pleased to be able to provide this kind of information and service to not only our clients, but the communi-

ty at large,” said Cheryl Fenwick, program director. “We know that a large number of seniors in our area want to know more about Medicare drug coverage and how it works for them. “We also know that many of them do not know that they could possibly qualify to get extra help to pay for those prescription drugs,” she added. “That’s why we’ve joined with Medicare and other federal and local agencies to make it as easy as possible for people to determine what their options are and how to enroll.” Allaire Senior Day Center is on Route 34 in Wall, along the Allenwood Circle. For more information on this event, call Ms. Fenwick at 732-974-7666.

Just One More Lap...


Vincent Tomasuolo, a member of the Monmouth Coast Waves special-needs swim team in Wall Township, worked on his backstroke at a party for the group at The Alantic Club Sunday.


Wall Township

Committee expected to pass 2006 budget with zero tax rate increase


Java Moon Cafe owner Ben Froio checked over some of his trademark dishes during the Spring Kitchen Tour.

Hundreds attend kitchen tour in South Wall Saturday By Matt O’Brien Despite the rain, wind and cold. hundreds of people migrated from house to house along the Spring Kitchen Tour’s path throughout the South Wall Township area on Saturday. Homeowners who were courteous enough to open their homes to the public displayed the latest in kitchen design as trademark dish samples from popular local restaurants were available for the tourgoers. Organizers said Saturday’s tour featured the home of a newly remodeled kitchen belonging to a local kitchen designer, Virginia Birdsall, of Penterman Kitchens and Baths on Atlantic Avenue. There were also two other homes with kitchens that were designed by her, as well. The kitchen styles varied from English traditional to urban contemporary, and showed some clever design solutions and cutting-edge materials. Participating restaurant owners and chefs that offered some their favorite dishes were Brandl Restaurant, Chocolate Carousel, Cold Stone Creamery, Dan’s Kitchen, Gourmet Kitchen, Isohama, Java Moon Cafe, Marina Grille, Simko’s Grill, Soup For You and What’s for Dessert. In addition to exquisite kitchen designs and delectable food, Tour Chairwoman Trisha Surdovel said it is an event that benefits and brings desired attention to the neighborhoods that tour-goers would not otherwise drive through. “Some people didn’t even realize there were neighborhoods like this in Wall,” she said, shortly after stepping out of the rain and into the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Virginia and John Birdsall’s Orchard Crest Boulevard home. Proceeds from the tour went toward the Wall High School band, through its booster club. The money helps pay for summer music scholarships, seminars by professional musicians and awards for senior members of the band, organizers said. Ms. Surdovel also credited the eight participating homeowners for having enough nerve and hospitality to open their homes to the public. “Not everyone wants to open up their homes — it’s too nerve wracking,” she said. She also talked at some length about the tour homes and the type of food that was offered. One of the tour highlights was the sushi being prepared and served at Kathy and John Rippetoe’s Crescent Drive home.

At Mr. and Mrs. Birdsall’s home, Java Moon Cafe owner Ben Froio and some of his staff members prepared a smorgasbord that is normally found on the restaurant’s dinner menu. The lineup included spring rolls that were freshly made with vegetables; moontide shrimp made with pasta in a light cream sauce, sauteed shallots and garlic; roast pork medallions that included sweet onions, bits of bacon and other ingredients; moonriver salmon; along with the most successful dishes that day — mooncrab cakes and a stir fry. Wall resident Sandy VanBenschoten, who was admiring some of the kitchen work while sampling the food, commented that Mrs. Birdsall’s styles and designs had given her ideas for her own kitchen. Her friend, Elise Rubin, tasting some of the desserts, said that vising a real kitchen rather than looking through a magazine had helped her formulate some ideas for her home. Both women, who were visiting all eight homes that day, said one of their favorite stops was where Simko’s Grill had set up their dessert layout which centered around a chocolate fondue. While people huddled around Mrs. Birdsall’s kitchen center island and dinner table that was full of Java Moon Cafe’s delicacies, participants also took notice of her stylish kitchen and wood cabinetry. “I have been doing this for 26 years,” she said, referring to remodeling kitchens, cabinets and bathrooms. “Not just kitchen cabinetry, but cabinetry for your entire home.” Indeed, Mr. and Mrs. Birdsall’s home was one of the main highlights. By midday Saturday, roughly 230 people had visited their home. Judging from the responses Mrs. Birdsall received from visitors, she said that “everyone has loved my kitchen, which is definitely a compliment.” One of the things she tried helping people with, who sought advice regarding their own kitchens, was to maximize their counter space and storage while creating a functional layout. Mrs. Birdsall said when designing a kitchen she considers the homeowner’s different lifestyles to help her create a setup that is both functional and attractive to accommodate their needs. “Things went very well. There was a great response,” Mrs. Birdsall said of her kitchen tour experience.

By Ryan Greene Last night, the Wall Township Committee was expected to hold a second hearing and consider for adoption its 2006 municipal budget, which would include a zero tax-rate hike for municipal purposes. “There will be no municipal taxrate increase in Wall Township this year,” Mayor Mary Burne said. “We will again have one of the lowest municipal tax rates in Monmouth County. We will provide that benefit to our residents without any reduction in the services, programs and facilities we provide the people of Wall Township.” The 2006 municipal budget total is $29,249,388. This is an increase of 4.3 percent from the 2005 budget of $27,986,759. However, according to Committeeman Ned Thomson, that increase includes nearly $400,000 in state-mandated pension increases and $75,000 for the Orchard Park playground, which was a donation. Not counting those, he said the increase is 2.7 percent. With an increased revenue rate from rateables in the township and other sources, this levels out to zero increase in the municipal tax rate. The 2006 water and sewer budget also will represent no tax-rate increase for residents. “I have been following in recent newspaper articles … the municipal tax increases all around us,” Mayor Burne said. “It is truly a difficult year for municipalities when once again the share of the burden of local government paid by the State of New Jersey has either stayed the same or gone down everywhere. “In addition,” the mayor continued, “the amount of money that municipalities are required to contribute to the various state pension systems has substantially increased, as have many of our

“There will be no municipal tax-rate increase in Wall Township this year. We will again have one of the lowest municipal tax rates in Monmouth County.” — Wall Township Mayor Mary Burne operational costs.” The amount of funds to be raised by taxes will be $17,569,503. The 2006 tax rate will be 46.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, the same as the 2005 rate. A homeowner with a home assessed at $312,000, the average in the township, would pay $1,451 for municipal taxes. This does not include school, county or fire district taxes. “How is Wall Township able to continue to provide such a high level of services; maintain one of the most active open space preservation programs in the state; and add new facilities and programs for our citizens without a tax increase? The answer is very simple,” Mayor Burne said. “We not only have an excellent township administrator and chief financial officer, but we have members of the township committee like Deputy Mayor John Tobia and Committeeman Ned Thomson, who spent hours working with our staff to ensure that there would be no tax increase for our residents.” Mayor Burne said the committee does not “play political games” with the budget, not “artificially” reducing taxes one year for political purposes only to suffer a large increase the next year. Also, she

Board OKs addition to Leslie Street home By Ryan Greene The Wall Township Board of Adjustment last week approved an addition to a one-story home on Leslie Street. Attorney Timothy Middleton and planner Victor Furmanec explained the proposal for the home at 1602 Leslie St. Mr. Furmanec said the plan was to build an addition onto one side of the home to expand rooms, including the master bedroom. The addition would require two new variances, he said. One was for one of the sideyard setbacks, which would be 7.08 feet where 7.5 is required. Mr. Furmanec pointed out, though, that the neighbor’s setback facing the addition is about 25 feet, which would allow more than enough separation between the two homes. Board attorney Michael Rubino asked why those five inches of variance were necessary. Mr. Furmanec replied that it makes the proposed bedroom more comfortable and can fit more furniture. The bedroom will be 13.8 feet wide with the variance, he said, which he felt would be better than a 13.3-foot bedroom. The other variance was for building coverage. Mr. Furmanec

said the plan called for 28 percent — including two sheds now on the property, one of which will be removed — where 25 is allowed. The coverage currently is 21.6 percent, he said. The 3-percent variance represents 150 square feet, he said. However, he said several preexisting non-conformities created hardships, including the lot size. The lot is 5,000 square feet, where the minimum conforming size in that zone is 7,500 square feet. Also, he said the lot width is nonconforming. Mr. Furmanec said the house will remain a one-story home, and said it will fit in well with the rest of the neighborhood. When the board asked why the addition would be built to the side of the home instead of upward, Mr. Furmanec said the house is too old and would have too many structural problems to support a second story. Likewise, he said the addition cannot be built onto the rear of the home because a septic system in the backyard is in the way. The board unanimously approved the application, which also included pre-existing frontyard and sideyard setback variances.

said the committee takes a “conservative, professional approach” to managing township tax dollars. “For example, we knew that pension contributions would have to increase last year, this year and next year. We have planned and budgeted for that and, therefore, have been able to avoid any tax increases this year,” she said. “Our goal has been to maintain a stable tax rate with only minimal increases when necessary. We have been able to accomplish that goal year after year.” The mayor highlighted the fact that the committee has aggressively sought to preserve open space, as she said residents had requested. To accomplish that end, she said the township has used state grants; low-interest loans; special project grants — as with the bike path; and other methods including donations of property, land exchanges, conservation easements and preservation of development rights. She also pointed out that the township has expanded its recreational facilities and programs and its programs for senior citizens, and has maintained public garbage and recycling collection and other services. “Many thanks again to John Tobia and Ned Thomson for all their hard work on this year’s notax-increase budget,” Mayor Burne concluded.




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Tobia, Brophy set for Dem, GOP primaries By Ryan Greene After Monday’s filing deadline for the township primary elections, both the Democratic and Republican primaries this June will feature unopposed candidates. Deputy Mayor John Tobia was the only Republican to meet the 4 p.m. filing deadline, just as Eric D. Brophy was the only Democrat to do so. This means each candidate should run unopposed in JOHN TOBIA their respective primary elections on June 6. Deputy Mayor Tobia, 42, has served on the Wall Township Committee for three years and is up for re-election. He is the owner of Atlantic Farms and has two children, Lisa and Lori. Mr. Tobia is a member of the Wall Township Planning Board. He also has served as an exempt first aid squad member and fireman. Previous affiliations include the Wall Township Environmental Advisory Committee, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Counsel and the agricultural development committee. He also has been involved with the Wall Tow n s h i p recreation department.

He was e l e c t e d deputy mayor unanimously ERIC D. by the townBROPHY ship committee this January. The committee elects a new mayor and deputy mayor from current committee members each year. Mr. Brophy, 36, is an attorney and is married to Elaine.

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He has served as the vice president of the Allaire Country Club Estates Condominium Association and has been attending Wall Township Democratic Club meetings. Mr. Brophy ran unsuccessfully for a committee seat in last November’s election. His running mate then, John Devlin, gained a seat on the committee and currently is the governing body’s only Democrat. The Republican and Democratic primaries will be held June 6, and will set the stage for the November general election.

Library to host several events this month The Wall Township branch of the Monmouth County Public Library system will host a number of events this month. On Tuesday, April 25, the library will host “College Funding Alternatives,” a program presented by Kevin Simm, at 7 pm. There is no charge. For more information call 732-224-1496. On Wednesday, April 26, the library will host “How To Start and Manage a Business,” a program presented by Peter Schabert, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge. For more information call 732224-1496. On Thursday, April 27, the Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at the library, at 6:30 pm. For more information call 732-449-2733.

Blood drive scheduled for May 4 Be a hero — donate blood. That is the message behind a blood drive to be held Thursday, May 4 at Garrow Family Chiropractic, 2176 Route 35 in Wall Township. The blood drive is sponsored by the South Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and Garrow Family Chiropractic. It will run from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 4. Sponsors are still looking for volunteers and donors. Volunteers should call 732-223-1990. Donors may make appointments by calling that number or online at the address The web site includes eligibility requirements for giving blood as well.

Erica Canning of Wall Township [from left] Jane Dorsey of Ocean Grove, and Marissa Ewers of Hamburg, Germany were among the many participants in a 3-on-3 soccer tournament sponsored by Nike at The Atlantic Club last week.

Coastal Habitat event honors 10 years of work Coastal Habitat for Humanity held a special event last week celebrating its 10-year anniversary and those who made it possible. It also was a special night for the more than 200 guests who attended the Coastal Habitat for Humanity Golden Hammer Award Inaugural Gala on March 31. The Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune, set the scene for an evening of dining on Chateaubriand and dancing to the tunes of the Devotion Band. The starry night was set off by the Golden Hammer theme of crème-and-black tablescapes with flowing gold silk organza, twinkling white lights along with centerpieces of calla lilies and tropical foliage donated by the Spring Lake Garden Club. The event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Coastal Habitat and to honor ten Golden Hammer Award recipients. The Golden Hammer Award is a symbol of commitment to the ideals of Habitat for Humanity. The festive night was made possible by the continued support of the group’s cause to provide decent, affordable housing to the working poor. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: The Brian Church Group and Coldwell Banker Corporate Residential Brokerage were both bronze sponsors of the event.

Adrienne Nittolo, the event coordinator for Coastal Habitat, said it was a beautiful evening. The attendees looked splendid in their attire and were very generous with their contributions. They made the event a monumental success. She said Coastal Habitat has many generous supporters, volunteers and donors, as well as local retailers, that participated in making the evening a triumph. “They gave freely of their services to enable us to provide our attendees with a glorious occasion,” Ms. Nittolo said. The honorees of the Golden Hammer Award were recognized by the office of Congressman Frank Pallone and were provided with certificates of special congressional recognition for their contribution to Coastal Habitat. John Lloyd, president and CEO of Meridian Health, one of the honorees, accepted his award on behalf of Meridian Health, as honoree Monsignor Thomas Luebking did on behalf of the St. Catharine and St. Margaret parish communities. The additional honorees included Joyce and Paul Amato of CMM Construction; Mayor Thomas Catley of Neptune Township; Ronnie Laiken, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Realty; Tony Lucas of Lucas Brothers Construction; Marian McKillop, a founding

member of Coastal Habitat; John and Joan Monninger, benefactors; Peggy J. Rogers, WomenBuild chairwoman; and Jack Waters, vice president of Weichert Realty. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McDonald, of Spring Lake, performed the duties of host and hostess for the evening. Jeffrey R. Vogel and Joseph G. Higgins, cochairmen of the event, were present to introduce and thank the gala committee. The master of ceremonies, Alex Aurilio of West Long Branch, made the attendees feel very welcomed and the live auction caller, Carl Wallsten, was instrumental in getting the crowd excited about the many items that were on the auction block. These included a diamond ring mounting from Bentley Diamonds; jewelry from LiBo and Neves Jewelers; a set of Ping golf clubs; and tickets to the Metropolitan Opera and shows on Broadway and at the Count Basie and Algonquin theaters. The event raised both funds for and awareness of Coastal Habitat for Humanity’s goal of eliminating poverty housing at the Shore while honoring the people who have been most influential in their growth. Coastal Habitat’s next major event will be the annual Wine and Dine by the Sea at Doolan’s on Oct. 23.


Sea Girt New Kindergartners Visit Sea Girt School


Sea Girt Elementary School’s incoming class of kindergartners visited the school with their parents Monday afternoon for orientation.

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St. Mark’s Family Communion Luncheon St. Mark’s Holy Name Society will hold its 14th Annual Family Communion Luncheon on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Barclay, 5th Avenue, Belmar. A $20 donation will be accepted at the door. For more information call Jim Revel at 732-223-1668. ~

Scholarship Applications Due Saturday The Sea Girt Woman’s Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to senior girls or boys who live in Sea Girt. Candidates must have at least one year of residency and must be planning to continue their education after high school. Scholastic achievement, school activities and community involvement are the criteria used in awarding these scholarships. Any senior who has not yet received a letter with instructions for application should call Suzanne Lefevre at 449-8127 or Shirley Norby at 528-8191. The deadline is April 15. ~

Saint Mark’s Altar Rosary Society Luncheon Saint Mark’s Altar Rosary Society will hold its annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, May 9 at the Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle. Little Charmers will present a fashion show featuring little angels in their summer finest. Lorraine Keegan is general chairman of the affair. Gloria Hamill is creating a celestial motif to decorate the club. Other committee members include Delores Critchley and Ellen Maros. Reservations may be made by calling Barbara O’Neil at 732974-3417. ~

Little League Sponsors Sought The Little League is seeking sponsors for the 2006 season. Sponsorship forms are available on the World Wide Web at For more information call 732974-7568 or contact the league at [email protected] ~

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Pavilion delay may prompt litigation By Brian O’Keefe Cutting Edge, the Bayonne company that was awarded the contract to build Sea Girt’s new pavilion, has informed the borough that it anticipates finishing the project in late July, not before Memorial Day as promised, Councilman Raymond Bogan said this week. “They have not done what they told us they were going to do,” the councilman said. Under the contract, the borough expected all work on the pavilion to be finished before Memorial Day, in time for the tourist season, he said. The council went into closed session at last week’s meeting to discuss its options regarding dealing with the contractor’s failure to perform. Afterward, Mayor Ed Ahern announced the council was setting a deadline of last Friday at 5 p.m. for the contractor to show the borough it will be able to complete the work according to the contract. That deadline was missed, Councilman Bogan said this week, as Borough Engineer Peter Avakian did not receive a revised schedule from Cutting Edge until Monday. There is “some question,” however, about whether the contractor had tried to submit it on time, he added. Mr. Avakian is reviewing the

contractor’s materials, and will advise it of what changes are necessary, the councilman said, adding that the borough has to go through the review process before it can take any other action. The papers submitted by the contractor “did not contain any information which would assure us” of

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Council may look at new meeting rules By Brian O’Keefe The Sea Girt Council agreed last week to take a preliminary step to investigate the possibility of making new rules regarding the length of comments made by the public at borough meetings. Sea Girt Councilman Fred Niemeyer made a motion, approved by the council, to have borough attorney William Burns look into creating a resolution using ideas from public meeting rules in Bradley Beach and Howell Township. Under Howell’s rule, members of the public are permitted to address the council for up to three minutes. Bradley Beach gives five minutes. The two towns also have rules like requiring the public to address the full council as opposed to individual members, and requiring that all communications be made through the presiding officer at the meeting. In Howell, any member of the public who makes “impertinent or slanderous remarks” or becomes “boisterous” while addressing the council may be barred from speaking further. Bradley Beach also does not allow “personally offensive or abusive remarks.” Councilman Niemeyer said he would also like the council to consider disallowing the public

Ruling against planning board soon seems likely By Brian O’Keefe Although Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Alexander D. Lehrer has not yet made a final ruling on a lawsuit against the Sea Girt Planning Board, he has indicated he believes the plaintiffs will prevail on all issues except one, according to the plaintiff’s attorney, C. Keith Henderson. Michelle Pendergist, Michael Saito, Mikiko Saito and Mary Saito, who jointly own the property

at 9 The Terrace, filed the lawsuit to appeal the planning board’s denial last September of their application to subdivide the one-acre parcel. Mr. Henderson said the parties will return to court on June 29, after briefings are issued regarding how a previous land swap several years ago between the borough and the Yard family impacts the case. Mrs. Pendergist and board attorney Scott D. Thompson could not be reached for comment.

from handing things out to council members during meetings. After the meeting, Councilman Niemeyer explained that the council wants all residents to have ample time to speak, but wants “to control the public portion of our meetings better.” Some people have been going on for too long, he said. If the borough allows more time for more people to speak, rather than allowing some individuals to make extended comments, perhaps more people will attend the borough’s meetings, the councilman reasoned. The council already passed a resolution last year requiring that the public limit their comments to two subjects, Mayor Ahern said. But that has not been enforced, Councilman Niemeyer said, because when the council looks for another member of the public who wants to be recognized, no one stands, so individual residents are allowed to continue with extensive and wide-ranging comments. “Finger-pointing goes on” at some of Sea Girt’s meetings, Councilman Niemeyer said. “We don’t need that.” “We’re not trying to curtail anyone’s freedom of speech” or prevent people from raising legitimate concerns, the councilman said. “I think in a fiveminute time period you can express yourself, and that’s all we’re trying to do. “We want everyone to have a chance to speak,” he added. Councilman Niemeyer emphasized that the council has not approved rule changes or even agreed to introduce any. It only authorized the borough attorney to look into the matter, he said.














O’Neill’s announces upcoming fund-raisers





By Brett Savage On Sunday, April 23 from 3 to 6 p.m., O’Neill’s Bar, Grill and Guesthouse will be hosting a fund-raising event to benefit 45year-old Point Pleasant resident Kerrie Guibord, who has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis [ALS], more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The fight against the disease has been a cause close to owner Jim O’Neill’s heart since his brother, Tim, was diagnosed with the same affliction in 2004. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and along the spinal cord, greatly impacting mobility. Mr. O’Neill said he has know Ms. Guibord for years because she had been a steady fixture on the local charity fund-raising scene. He said prior to her diagnosis the two used to work out at the same gym. “I met her at the Atlantic Club,” Mr. O’Neill recalled. “We were members there and she used to train marathon runners who would take a trip to Ireland to run in the Dublin Marathon.” Ms. Guibord was involved in numerous coaching and training

ventures throughout the area prior to her diagnosis and helped raise money for the arthritis and multiple sclerosis foundations. She also participated in local running events like the Jersey Shore Relay, The Manasquan Turkey Trot and the MS-170 bike ride. Mr. O’Neill said this is the first time he will be holding a benefit for “Coach Kerrie,” but he was hopeful it would be the beginning in a long line of benefits aimed at raising money to assist Ms. Guibord and contribute to finding a cure for a disease that affects so many. DJ Dave will be playing music for everyone to enjoy and there will be a buffet with two free drinks included in the admission price. Tickets cost $25 each. There will be door prizes and a shirt provided by Dr. T-Shirt. Anyone who cannot attend the fund-raiser in person can make donations to Charity House Foundation, 221 Parker Ave., Manasquan, 08736. Mr. O’Neill also announced that the stage has been set for the 11th Annual O’Neill’s Golf Outing. The outing will be held on Thursday, July 6 at the Woodlake County Club with a shotgun start of 8 a.m. Registration is at noon, a convention Mr. O’Neill says was employed to help save time and get the golfers out on the course as soon as possible, followed by a second shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event go to stayTough.fightHARD, Inc., a grass roots, non-profit organization that was founded by Timothy O’Neill Jr. and four of his fellow classmates at Bucknell University, after learning of his dad’s diagnosis with ALS. The foundation is committed to generating financing to help drive research which friends and family hope will eventually result in a cure. Mr. O’Neill said that, while there are no current cures or treatments for the disease, there are a number of promising drugs being developed that might be used to improve the condition of those afflicted with ALS. Members of the foundation arrange speaking forums at college campuses and at large businesses or corporations in order to educate the public about the financial need associated with ALS research efforts. Representatives from the group organize a host of fund-raising events and speak to civic, social and religious groups in the interest of sharing information about the disease and shoring up support to help in the fight. Any funding the organization receives will be used to purchase mobility equipment, augmenta-

tive devices and provide for the installation of required handicap apparatus for ALS sufferers. There will be a cocktail hour and buffet following the golf outing. The price for an individual golfer is $200, which includes greens fees, a power cart, refreshments, gifts and prizes, buffet and a two-hour open bar. The price for the buffet and open bar only is $75. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities: $1,500 will pay for a buffet or cocktail sponsor, which includes a foursome and a sign at dinner; $1,000 is the price for corporate sponsors, which also includes a foursome and a tee sign; $600 is the price for a shirt sponsor; $500 is a tee sign and dinner or a cart sponsor; and $100 is the price for a tee or green sponsor. Sponsorship for the ad journal is $300 for a full-page ad and $150 for a half-page ad. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event, or acquiring more information is encouraged to call Jim O’Neill at 732-528-5666.

Kira Mabil named student achiever 2006 This year Manasquan Elementary School congratulated eighth grader Kira Mabil as the Dr. Norman J. Field student achiever recipient for 2006. Kira is a highly respected student who has grown each year into a mature and responsible individual. She is active in the yearbook committee, plays on the school soccer and basketKIRA MABIL ball teams and sings in the chorus. She participates in the peer leader program, which gives her an opportunity to tutor and counsel young students. Academically, Kira is consistently strong as she has earned honor roll status each marking period this year. She even finds time to hold a job on the weekends. Kira’s teachers and administrators have recognized and appreciated her efforts and the reliable consistency she has been able to maintain while being so active. She has a wonderful attitude toward her responsibilities and always has a smile to share with her teachers and classmates. Chosen from a number of highly qualified nominees, Kira’s kindness, maturity and positive attitude have earned her the respect of her classmates and teachers.

Elks Lodge Hosts Arts & Crafts Show

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Gaye Madigan [from left], Pam Patullo and Charlie Cattrell enjoyed their time at the Manasquan Elks Club Arts and Crafts show on Saturday Afternoon.

Arbor Day festivities set for end of April By Brett Savage The Manasquan Shade Tree Commission, over the past five years, has managed to expand its Arbor Day educational programs beyond the walls of Manasquan Elementary School and into the borough’s public library. Art Harriman and Jane Haisser, the respective chairman and vice chairman of the commission, have both said they are excited about the prospect of making more and more tree-education programs available to as many people in town as possible. Mr. Harriman said this year Mark Heinze, a First Avenue resident, has volunteered his time to lead a number of preschool-age reading sessions at the public library featuring books that will focus on the importance of trees and the significance of Arbor Day. This program represents a concerted effort on the part of the Shade Tree Commission to start educating borough youths about the importance of trees in their formative years, when the children might be more receptive to absorbing and assimilating new information, Mr. Harriman noted. For years, the commission has sponsored a poster and essay contest at the elementary school, and based on the overwhelming success of those contests, the commission decided to reach out to different age groups in town to spread the message about the value of environmental education. Back in February, fifth grade students were completing posters to enter into the National Arbor Day Foundation Fifth Grade Poster Contest, and in March the fourth grade class wrote essays describing how they would help Manasquan if they were a tree. Both Mr. Harriman and Mrs. Haisser agreed that, while this

year’s essay topic was a bit unorthodox and a departure from the usually generic topics of the past, the students were remarkably creative in their responses. Mr. Harriman said some of the children wrote wonderful poems and prepared very well-crafted essays in the classroom, and he particularly was impressed by how much knowledge about tress the children were able to dispense through their innovative efforts. Mr. Harriman commended school administrators and staff members for helping to promote awareness in the school and encouraging children to be good and responsible stewards of their environment. He also credited the school staff with helping to instill in the young students what he thinks is an invaluable understanding about the importance of trees and a strong sense of environmental awareness that will help them grow into better citizens of the community. “The children demonstrated in their posters, essays and other writings that they know what trees do,” Mrs. Haisser stated. In their essays the students touched on a wide range of treerelated qualities describing and illustrating what characteristics make trees indispensible natural resources, like — reducing erosion, producing oxygen, moderating temperature, cleaning the air, providing habitat for animals, lowering heating costs, and, of course, beautifying the environment. The Shade Tree Commission will hold an Arbor Day ceremony outdoors in front of the elementary school on April 28. The New Jersey State Legislature first selected the last Friday in April for the state’s official Arbor Day in 1949. Mayor Richard Dunne is scheduled to read an official Arbor Day proclamation at the ceremony, which will be followed by an announcement of the winners of the poster and essay contests and readings of original material written by third grade students. The final event will be the planing of an autumn blaze maple in front of the school. Mr. Harriman said the autumn blaze maple is a “beautiful tree” that he think will “go well” with the surrounding decor in the elementary school’s front yard. By celebrating Arbor Day, Manasquan is able to maintain its Tree City USA status, receiving nation recognition for its commitment to improving the environment and fostering awareness in the community. The borough has enjoyed Tree City, USA designations for eight consecutive years. Mr. Harriman stressed the importance of raising awareness about the value of trees in the community so that incidents like the destruction and vandalism of two ginko biloba trees located by the Acme might be avoided in the future. Mr. Harriman said the two trees, which are among the oldest genus of trees in the world, were valued at $600 and were planted with great difficulty around the perimeter of the Acme. He hopes that through increased awareness, “acts of thoughtless vandalism” like this will be eliminated in the future.



Council adopts budget just prior to state-mandated May deadline By Brett Savage The borough council, at a special meeting on Monday night, introduced a municipal budget that is expected to be adopted just before reaching a state-mandated, early May deadline that, if exceeded, would have required the town to borrow money in order to defray the cost of financial obligations owed to the school and fire districts, as well as the county government. When questioned by Councilman John Tischio about what would happen if the town failed to introduce a budget prior to the deadline, Allen Shechter, the borough auditor, and Ken Fitzsimmons, the borough attorney, explained that the town needed a working “revenue stream” to support not only fixed costs — like employee salaries — but to collect money it owed as well. “The town is a conduit to collect money for other entities,” Mr. Fitzsimmons said. “You have to collect tax money to pay certain expenses or you have to borrow money to pay those expenses, in which case you would incur interest.” Mr. Fitzsimmons said the option of borrowing money would be costly to the town and covering these financial requirements in such a fashion would include additional costs associated with hiring professional administrators, such as bond council, in order to provide special services. Municipal Administrator John Trengrove said the budget deadline had already been extended by the director of local government services because of the delayed reception of state aid figures for municipalities. The town needed to establish a tax rate and make sure tax bills were printed before the deadline because it was necessary to generate money to pay the aforementioned county, school and fire district bills, according to Mr. Trengrove. The council scheduled the special meeting after it failed to introduced a budget at its last regular meeting. The budget was voted down at that meeting amid concerns by Councilmen George Dempsey and Jeff Lee that the beach budget was not managed to their satisfaction. Councilman Tischio also objected at that meeting to the acceptance of health benefits at the expense of the taxpayers by five of the seven council members, including Mayor Richard Dunne. Councilmen Tischio and Joseph Lucas do not accept borough health benefits. Councilmen Dempsey and Lee said on Monday night they were pleased with a newly instituted procedure for tracking how much time borough employees spend on the beach because they hoped it would allow the town to track more accurately exactly how much money is required to maintain

beach operations. The two councilmen expressed displeasure at the last budget meeting regarding how much beachgenerated money was being used for “uptown” operations and wanted the council to rein in beach budget spending before that account’s surplus was completely exhausted. Mayor Dunne explained that Mr. Trengrove had been instructed to develop and distribute a form that borough employees would be required to fill out, properly documenting how much time they spent working on beach-related projects and activities. These forms would allow borough officials to more precisely monitor how much money was being spent for beach operations, so they could narrow their estimates of how much money should be earmarked from the beach budget when preparing next year’s budget. Councilman Dempsey, who chairs the beach committee, said he wanted a “commitment” from council to review more thoroughly the percentages of beach money being spent on uptown operations and reduce costs over a three-year period, which he felt would have a less dramatic impact on borough taxpayers. Mayor Dunne said he believed the council had committed to such a prospect before, but he would support a motion to that affect “once again.” The council unanimously agreed that this was the proper direction to take. Councilman Bill Giunco said he supported the initiative because he felt “equalizing” the beach budget was the right thing to do, and the only fair way to appropriately handle taxpayer dollars. Councilman Ron Jacobson echoed Councilman Giunco’s sentiments and endorsed the measure, adding that even though the move ultimately might raise taxes, he felt it was the right thing to do. Councilman Tischio preempted the budget introduction vote by reading a prepared statement expressing his “passionate” desire to reject the budget because he felt so strongly that his fellow council members should eliminate over $91,000 in health benefits they receive from taxpayer money. Councilman Tischio said he did not feel taxpayers were fully aware they have been footing the health care bill since 1990 for elected officials who accept the proffered benefits. “I believe if this fact had been known earlier, this council would not be enjoying this benefit today,” Councilman Tischio stated. He continued that, based on emails, phone calls, and casual conversations with townspeople this week, he felt a vast majority of taxpayers agreed the health benefits should be eliminated. “This issue may not be settled in time for the introduction of the budget tonight, but eventually this

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council must try to regain the taxpayers’ trust in our stewardship,” he added. Councilman Tischio was the lone vote in opposition of the 2006 municipal budget. Of the total $7,539,328 municipal budget, $4,784,000 will be raised through local taxation, which means residents will experience an increase of 1.47 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The 2005 rate per $100 of assessed valuation which was used for municipal purposes was 29.54, while this year’s budget will call for 31.01 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. That would mean the owner of a home valued at $487,300, the borough average, would pay $1,511 in municipal taxes in 2006. That would be $73.58 more than the average homeowner paid in 2005. That figure does not include school, county or fire district taxes.

Knights of Columbus to hold breakfast The Rev. John F. Welch Council No. 3231 Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Communion Mass and breakfast on May 7. Husbands, wives, children and single persons are cordially invited to attend the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Denis Church. A breakfast buffet will be served at the Manasquan Elks Lodge No. 2534 on Stockton Lake Boulevard following the Mass. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $9 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Checks can be made payable to the Knights of Columbus Council 3231. The guest speaker will be Deacon Donald Perusi of St. Denis Church. Deacon Donald will be speaking about a current topic. Harry Casey, the council lecturer, is chairman of the Communion Mass and breakfast.

Networking event to be held in Manasquan On Wednesday, April 26, Conover Beyer Associates Insurance, of Manasquan, will be hosting a free business networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the company’s building at 2600 Route 35, across from the Atlantis Diner. Any business people interested in generating more clients through referrals are invited to attend. The event will feature food and beverages from LeTip of Spring Lake. Call Mike D’Altrui at 732-2593655 to reserve a spot.


Dan Lieb, a representative from the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, gave a presentation about shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey to a group of gifted and talented students at Manasquan Elementary School on Tuesday.

Squan PD blotter The Manasquan Police Department reported the following activity in the borough from March 30 through April 9: • On Sunday, April 9 Mary Insull, 49, of Manasquan, was arrested on Virginia Avenue for simple assault and resisting arrest by Ptl. Keith Stopera. • On Friday, April 7 Tillman Sylvester, 21, of Spring Lake Heights, was arrested on Rogers Avenue for criminal trespass by Pt. Brian Gillespie. • On Friday, April 7 Christopher Harris, 19, of Neptune, was arrested on Trenton Avenue for simple assault and criminal restraint by Ptl. Stopera. • On Tuesday, April 4 Diane Noble, 61, of Manasquan, was arrested on Route 71 for driving while intoxicated by Ptl. William Sutton. • On Thursday, March 30 Peter Gelinas, 41, of Point Pleasant Beach, was arrested on Morris Avenue for disorderly conduct by Special Officer Roger Fernandez. Investigation continues on the following activity reported in the borough: • On Saturday, April 8, an incident of harassment was reported

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on Rogers Avenue to Ptl. Michael Stoia. • On Thursday, March 6, an incident of theft of flower baskets was reported on East Main Street to Ptl. Nicholas Tumminelli. • On Monday, April 3 an incident of harassment was reported at Manasquan High School to Ptl. Gregory Restivo. • On January 16 an incident of theft was reported on Main Street to Ptl. Stoia.





Council fields questions about health benefits at meeting By Brett Savage The $91,962 built into the 2006 municipal budget to pay for health benefits for five of the seven council members, including Mayor Richard Dunne, was the topic of lengthy discussion at a special meeting of the governing body on Monday night. Dick Meincke, a North McClellan Avenue resident, wanted to know why the money earmarked for health care benefits could not be removed from the budget, be applied to surplus or be transferred to another account should the council decide accepting the benefits was not “the correct thing to do” in the months following a likely budget adoption. Mr. Meincke was seeking clarification on a statement Mayor Dunne recently had made about how eliminating health benefits would not affect this year’s budget. “Just because the money is allocated in the budget, that doesn’t mean it would have to be spent,” Mr. Meincke noted. Mr. Meincke said he failed to understand how adding excess money to the borough’s surplus account, in the event the benefits were eliminated, could negatively impact the budget. Mayor Dunne replied the council was continuing closed session discussions regarding the health benefits issue and hopefully would reach a satisfactory resolution in the near future. Mr. Meincke countered by suggesting borough officials might not be addressing the topic with due gravity, considering the substantial savings taxpayers would enjoy if the benefits were removed, and wanted some manner of assurance that council members were diligently reviewing the feasibility of terminating benefits. Mayor Dunne said there were a number of possible options the council was considering and indicated to Mr. Meincke the issue was receiving an appropriate degree of attention. Mr. Meincke wanted to know

why the governing body was reluctant to drop health care benefits in this year’s budget, even if they decided it was the proper course of action. Mayor Dunne said the normal enrollment timeframe for health coverage, for borough employees or individuals, starts every fall, in his experience, and council members could avoid “scrambling” for benefits should they need to seek insurance independently. Mr. Meincke responded by saying the council would not necessarily have to “scramble” to find coverage, but would merely have to begin the request process mid-year. “Won’t you agree that if I needed to find health coverage today, I would be able to do it,” Mr. Meincke offered hypothetically — gaining Mayor Dunne’s assent. Mr. Meincke said he “got the feeling” the council would keep their benefits for this year even if they decided they would have to be eliminated in the future. Mr. Meincke pointed out that the council decided to cut the municipal judge’s benefits, and no longer offered benefits to newly-hired part-time employees, so he wanted to know why the council felt they deserved benefits when they denied or reduced them for other employees who did not invest full-time hours. Mayor Dunne explained that cutting the judge’s benefits was part of a contract negotiation process and reiterated the council was reviewing the benefits issue.

Questioning the policy of discussing health benefits issues in closed session, Mr. Meincke said he felt the topic should be vetted publicly. Because the benefits were paid with taxpayer money, the people should be privy to all the information regarding how and why their money is spent, he reasoned. Mayor Dunne said the issue had to do with personnel matters, which are always discussed in private, and people would be made aware of the details of those discussions when the issue was properly adjudicated. Mr. Meincke argued that if Manasquan residents were paying “the Cadillac price” for health care coverage, they should know everything about the subject. Councilman John Tischio, who has made no secret of his opposition to elected officials accepting health benefits, made a motion to have the issue discussed in public session. Councilman Tischio said he did not understand why the health benefits needed to be discussed privately. Ken Fitzsimmons, the borough attorney, told him the council was not required to discuss benefits in closed session, it was merely one possible option which the council has commonly elected to use in the past when talking about personnel matters. Mr. Fitzsimmons further advised Councilman Tischio to make a motion to include the subject in the public portion of the meeting if he felt it was the

right course of action. None of his fellow council members seconded the motion after he made it. Euclid Avenue resident Phil Tischio questioned why — in an era when people demand “transparency” from elected officials and virtually all people in positions of power — many of the council members did not even know about the health care benefits before being elected. “It’s amazing to me,” Mr. Tischio commented. “Something that has been in place for 16 years has been so opaque that even the future councilmen running for office don’t even know about it.” Mr. Tischio commended the council for doing a great job, but pointed out that health benefits was not a “penny-ante” issue. “This is a big-money issue and a big cost to us,” Mr. Tischio said. “Each of you, when you ran for office, promised to do your best to lower taxes. I’m not saying you don’t deserve something, but [health care benefits] should be addressed.” Mayor Dunne assured the public that “no one sitting here went through the process of election for health benefits,” and reiterated the council was currently trying to find an equitable solution to the problem. Mr. Tischio said he hoped the governing body would continue to consider entering into shared services/interlocal agreements and reducing health care benefits for elected officials if it was “sincere” about doing its job to lower taxes in town.

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Acting and Writing Camp Registration Manasquan High School English teachers Harry Harvey and Jamie Mawn have announced dates for their art camps this summer. Acting camp will run from July 5-21 weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn acting techniques, play improvisational games, create characters and perform short skits. Writing camp will run from July 24-28 on weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn and apply effective writing techniques while writing plays, poems, and stories. For more information, or to register call 732-449-5241 or 732714-2744. The camps are sponsored by the Manasquan recreation department. ~

Elks Club Cancels Pancake Breakfasts The Manasquan Elks Club Local No. 2534 has cancelled its weekly pancake breakfasts for the month of April due to renovations in the lodge. The pancake breakfasts will start again on Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 14. Mothers will eat for free when accompanied by their children. ~

Library Announces April Children’s Library Programs The Manasquan Public Library has announced its children’s programs for the month of April. The Toddler Storytime Series for children ages to 2 to 3 and one half will be held on Mondays April 17 and 24 from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. The Preschool Storytime Series for children ages 3 to 5 will be held Mondays April 17 and 24 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 2 p.m. The school age programs for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will be held on Mondays April 17 Over the Rainbow, stories; and 24, movies from 3:15 to 4 p.m. — Raindrops on Roses, stories; and March 27 — movie. ~

PBA &VFW Hold Harley Give-Away Raffle LAUREN PARKER, The Coast Star

The Manasquan PBA 284 and VFW 1838 are holding their annual fund-raising event and giving away a 2006 Harley-Davidson soft tail deluxe motorcycle in the process. Only 350 tickets will be sold and the tickets cost $100 each. The drawing will be at O’Neill’s Bar, Grill and Guesthouse on Saturday, July 1 at 4 p.m. To buy a ticket see any Manasquan police officer or contact Jake at 732-223-1000, ext. 226 or [email protected]

The Manasquan PBA 284 and VFW 1838 will be giving away a 2006 Harley Davidson soft tail deluxe motorcycle as part of this year’s fund-raising efforts. The retail value of the bike is $19,000. Tickets cost $100 each and only 350 tickets will be sold. The raffle bike will be on display at Sullivan’s Service Station on Main Street. The drawing will be on Saturday, July 1 at 4 p.m. at O’Neill’s Bar and Grill and Guesthouse. To buy a ticket, see any Manasquan Police Officer or contact Jake at 732-223-1000, ext. 226 or [email protected] ~

MHS 1986 Reunion Date Set The reunion committee for the Manasquan High School class of 1986 has set the date of Thursday, Aug. 31 for its 20-year reunion bash. The location is Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach. Anyone with information on a 1986 MHS graduate can contact Elliot Morgan at 732-691-3625 or [email protected] or Ginger Archbold Saito at 732-528-0851 or [email protected] ~

Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Manasquan Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. The check-in will be on Miller Preston Way. The event is open to children age 10 and under accompanied by an adult. The chamber will also be collecting food to donate to the Manasquan Food Pantry. Anyone planning on donating should bring non-perishable canned food.




Squan BOE awaits April 18 budget vote By Brett Savage Manasquan voters will not have too much power over who will sit on the board of education as they head to the polls during next Tuesday’s school election — considering three incumbents are running unopposed for another term — but they will decide whether a proposed $22,368,451 budget is justified.

The new budget will require $12,048,068 to be raised through local taxation — $10,892,772 for the general fund and $1,155,296 for debt service. This will mean a 6.6 cent increase per $100 of assessed valuation for Manasquan residents. The tax increase on the average home in the borough — with the average home estimated to be

$487,300 — will amount to $321 annually, if the budget is approved. The owner of a home assessed at the average price will pay a projected $3,805 in school taxes this year, which is up from $3,484 last year. In addition to the budget vote, there are three, three-year open seats in this year’s board election.


Manasquan High School students Kelsey Scribner [from left], Delia Beck and Leslie La Bruto finished first, second and third, respectively, in the Manasquan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1838 Voice of Democracy essay contest.

VFW holds Voice of Democracy luncheon By Brett Savage At an annual luncheon held at the fire house on Parker Avenue earlier this month, the Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Post 1838, of Manasquan, recognized a number of citizens for the diligent efforts they exhibited over the past year to improve the community, and awarded three Manasquan High School students for essays focusing on the topic of “How I demonstrate my freedom.” Bud Atno, a representative for the VFW, said the turnout for the luncheon was tremendous and expressed appreciation for all the people that came out to enjoy the luncheon and honor the recipients of the VFW citations. Every year the VFW sponsors an essay contest at the high school that asks willing students to craft an essay based on some variation of the theme of patriotism and appreciation for war veterans, Mr. Atno said. The quality of the work has grown over the years, and the number of essay submissions has increased — two factors which make judging the contest more fun, but also more difficult. “We look at the essays over here at the post level first,” Mr. Atno explained, admitting the VFW enjoys spirited cooperation from Cary McCormack, the MHS principal, as well as teachers in the school’s English department. “We have a few ex-teachers who give them a once over, then they move forward.” The essays continue on through a process of review at the district level after getting the initial nod from local VFW groups, and have a chance to make it to the state and, ultimately, the national level thereafter, where a winning essay has the potential to net a student a sizeable scholarship, Mr. Atno mentioned. “These kids were great,” Mr. Atno gushed about the three finalists who attended the luncheon. “They were absolutely delightful and they were actually thrilled with winning.” The first place winner, Kelsey Scribner, received a $500 award

from the VFW. Kelsey is a senior at the high school who plans on attending the University of Notre Dame, where she will major in political science. Delia Beck, another high school senior, placed second and received a $300 award from the group. Delia plans on attending Ithaca College. Leslie La Bruto came in a close third, Mr. Atno said. She received $200 and is a junior at the high school. Mr. Atno said the VFW used to hold the citizenship awards and essay winner announcement events separately, but recently decided to combine the two into a single awards ceremony extravaganza — an idea the VFW hoped would boost attendance numbers and allow people to enjoy “one nice day” where citizens were duly recognized for their hard work in the community. Tony Cavallaro, a staple of borough council and board of education meetings, was honored with the groups Citizen of the Year award for “devoting countless hours of his time to attend meetings.” Mr. Atno said Mr. Cavallaro’s questions and comments always reflect his concern for the financial impact of various decisions on the residents of the borough, providing the townspeople with a strong voice cognizant of everyone’s best interests.

Mr. Cavallaro graciously accepted the award in front of his three sons, daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. Russell “Rusty” Rydholm, who has spent 33 years volunteering his time with the Manasquan and Spring Lake fire departments, received the group’s Fireman of the Year award. William Reynolds, a certified EMT who has responded to over 5,300 calls in the last eight years, was applauded as First Aider of the Year. Arnaldo Lopez Jr., a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, was named the Law Officer of the Year. Judith Mangan, who works in the Manasquan High School English department, received Teacher of the Year honors from the VFW. A number of other students from the high school received $25 awards from the VFW for their essays, including — William Geiger, Chris Morris, Kaitlyn Mawell, Kent Ochse and Nick Karagiannis. The VFW will hold a Hospital Party surf and turf event for elderly veterans in the area on Saturday, April 22 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the fire house on Parker Avenue. Mr. Atno says the event promises to be a good time, and will give the Manasquan VFW members a chance to hand out presents and some money to the aging veterans in the community.

Manasquan resident Tony Cavallaro [left] received the Manasquan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1838 Citizen of the Year award from Commander James Elward at the group’s annual Voice of Democracy luncheon held earlier this month.

Board President Pat Walsh, 54, said she is excited about the prospect of serving another term on the board. She said she is enthusiastic about continuing her involvement with the board because she thinks children in the community have benefited from a well-managed school district. Mrs. Walsh and her husband have two daughters — Colleen, a senior in college and Amanda, a senior in high school. Mrs. Walsh works as a fund-raiser for the Meridian Health Foundation. William Burns, an assistant professor in the communication and media department at Brookdale Community College, said he is seeking re-election because he feels he brings a taxpayer perspective to the board. Mr. Burns, 34, has lived in town since 1998 with his wife Lisa and their three children — Kaylan, 9, Emily, 7, and Billy, 3. Mr. Burns graduated from Marist College with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and received a master’s degree in journalism from NYU. Mr. Burns has said he looks forward to confronting any challenges that come before the board and relishes the opportunity to contribute positively to the board throughout the duration of another term. Erica Infante Neill, 34, who is also running again, has been a resident of Manasquan with her husband, Harry, since 1990. The couple has two daughters — Megan, 13, and Morgan, 11, who are both enrolled at Manasquan Elementary School. Mrs. Infante Neill is a writing professor at Brookdale Community College. She said she was interested in running again because she still harbors a strong desire to be part of the community educational process. Mrs. Infante Neill said she viewed her first term on the board as “an interesting learning experience” and was particularly proud of working with the committee that addressed construction work at the elementary school and the potential athletic field renovation project. She described her time on the board as both “challenging and rewarding,” and said she is ready to enter into her next term. Polls in Manasquan are open from 2 to 9 p.m. District 1 voters report to the First Aid Building on Broad Street, district 2 voters report to the Hook and Ladder No. 1 Fire Company building in Squan Plaza, district 3 voters report to the municipal building and district 4 voters report to the Hook and Ladder No. 2 Fire Company building on Parker Avenue.

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Easter Egg Hunt The Manasquan Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt today at 6 p.m. at the Inlet Beach. All Manasquan children up to age eight are welcome to participate. ~

Good Friday Clam Cowder Sale The Manasquan Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 Ladies Auxilary will have their 18th Annual Good Friday Clam Chowder Sale on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse in Old Squan Plaza. Manhattan-style chowder will be sold in quart containers at $6 per quart. To order in advance call 732223-0939 or 732-528-5778. ~

South Monmouth Senior Citizens Meeting The South Monmouth Senior Citizens will meet on Friday, April 21 at the Nature House in Allaire. Refreshments will be served at noon, followed by a program on “nature works.” ~




Two Dems, GOP file for 2006 primary By Brett Savage With two full-term, three-year seats available on the borough council in this November’s election, two Democrat and two Republican candidates have filed to run in their parties June primary. The two seats are currently occupied by councilmen John Tischio and George Dempsey, both Democrats. Two-term incumbent George Dempsey will be seeking another term in office and running with fellow Democrat Mike Mangan, a 22-year-old George Washington University student who will be living in Manasquan permanently after his May graduation. Republicans John Michaels and Dave Matthews will seek their party’s nod in the June primary to run in the November general election.

Coluni named to fall semester dean’s list Elizabeth Coluni, daughter of Donna and Lou Coluni, Manasquan, recently was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Maryland at College Park, MD. Ms. Coluni is a double major in marketing and logistics that earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester. Ms. Coluni is a 2002 graduate of Wall High School.

Davis named to winter term dean’s list Jessalyn R. Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Davis, Manasquan, was recently named to the winter term dean’s list at Furman University. Furman University’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Loeffler named to fall semester dean’s list Megan D. Loeffler, daughter of Mari Loeffler, Manasquan, and Paul Loeffler, Bridgewater, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at The College of New Jersey. Students at the college must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to receive dean’s list honors. Ms. Loeffler was awarded a graduate assistantship to The College of New Jersey and works as the assistant to the director of Greek life. In addition, Ms. Loeffler serves as a member of the senior staff for the office of residential life. She is a full-time student working towards a master’s degree in early childhood education and is student teaching first grade. Ms. Loeffer is a 2000 graduate of Manasquan High School.

Councilman Dempsey, a lifelong resident of the borough, said he wants to serve another term because there are “a number of outstanding projects” he would like to see completed in the beach area. “I want to continue working on some things that I would like to see finished, and just keep working hard for the people of Manasquan,” he noted. Councilman Dempsey said he felt moving from a 10 percent tax increase to a 5 percent increase over the past two years was an improvement, but he wanted to concentrate his efforts on continuing to drive the tax rates down. “Being retired, it’s getting harder and harder to afford to live here. I know our seniors are feeling the pinch and I also know that there are couples who want to retire here. We must get taxes under control,” Councilman Dempsey added. John Michaels, a 23-year-old self-described social conservative, said he was excited about the idea of running for borough council. Mr. Michaels in a 2000 graduate of Manasquan High School and received a degree in economics from Haverford College. He was involved with the student government throughout his collegiate career and was a student liaison to the plant and property committee — which oversaw renovation and maintenance issues for campus buildings. Mr. Michaels currently works as a natural gas options broker on the New York Mercantile Exchange and also owns his own business — One Goal, Inc., which organizes lacrosse camps in the ares. He was a four-year member of the lacrosse team at Haverford. He believes his experience as a small-business owner in town and the knowledge and educational background he brings to the table has prepared him to serve the people of Manasquan admirably. Mr. Michaels said he is eager to “protect and serve” the borough while helping it simultane-

ously to progress and remain true to its beach-town community identity. When asked whether he thought youth might be a deciding factor for town voters, Mr. Michaels replied that age “wasn’t much of an issue” for him and he believed capability, and not an arbitrary numerical number, should be the central focus of attention. Mr. Michaels said he hopes he will have a chance to prove his commitment and dedication to the betterment of the community come election time. Mike Mangan, who has been the municipal chairman of the Democratic Party of Manasquan since 2003, said he has a wealth of experience in town elections and a far-reaching knowledge of borough issues. Mr. Mangan thinks his youth, coupled with Councilman Dempsey’s experience, can help “lead the council in a new direction,” away from overspending and towards fiscal responsibility. “Residents of Manasquan aren’t paying their elected officials to duck the hard choices,”

Mr. Mangan stated. “The taxpayers deserve better. I would like to raise my family here and the way the current council is spending, that may be all but impossible.” Mr. Mangan views the 10 percent and 5 percent tax rate increases over the past two years as “more than the taxpayers can bear,” and has made reducing taxes the primary focus of his campaign. A strong background of political involvement combined with an inside knowledge of the intimate details of town politics are two qualities Mr. Mangan feels can propel him onto the council. “I think my age is a benefit,” Mr. Mangan said when responding to a question about age factoring into voting decisions. “Maybe it’s time for some fresh ideas. This council is established and politics have set in. [Councilman Dempsey] and I have been working together for years, and we would like to take this council in a new direction.” Dave Matthews, the other Republican who filed to run in the primary, could not be reached before press time.

PTO offers scholarships to 2002 MES graduates The Manasquan Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will award scholarships to students who graduated from Manasquan Elementary School in 2002 and will be graduating from high school this year. Successful applicants must meet all application requirements, including being accepted to a two- or four-year college or technical school. There will be two separate awards — the Squan Pride Scholarship Award and the MES Scholarship Award. Students may apply for one or both scholarships.

Applications are available in the Manansquan High School guidance office through Eric Hoffman. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 24 and no incomplete or late applications will be considered. The winners will be notified and will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. at the Manasquan Elementary School. For more information, see Mr. Hoffman in the MHS guidance office or call Deb Gleason at 732223-1374 or Judy Bourke at 732528-3684.

Fish ‘N’ Chips For Everybody


John Langan and his grandmother, Annamae Hearn, enjoyed some good grub at the St. Denis Fish and Chips event held in the school cafeteria on Saturday.


Lake Como

Environmentalists slated to hold Arbor, Earth Day event By Matt O’Brien To officially participate in the worldwide celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the tiny borough of Lake Como has decided to take part by creating its first tree-planting ceremony in honor of the green holiday. “It’s an invitation for residents to talk about their [environmental] concerns,” Lake Como Environmental Commission Chairperson Joe Huber said. “Arbor and Earth days are worldwide events — we just wanted to take part in that.” People who are interested in attending the event can head over to Lake Como just west of the gazebo by the waterfront at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. The commission, which developed the idea of holding an Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration in the borough, plans to plant a tree of “unknown origin” near that area. Commissioners are waiting to receive approval from the borough and get insight from Rutgers University and landscaping professionals to learn what type of trees would flourish in that area of Lake Como, Mr. Huber said. Some of the environmental issues he identified facing Lake Como are stormwater runoff and the Canada Geese that have polluted its water with their feces. “They are also all over people’s


The Lake Como Environmental Commission will discuss issues pertaining to a nature walk and cleaning up the immediate area around the lake that bares the borough’s name during an Earth Day celebration.

lawns making a mess,” Mr. Huber added. The environmental commission is looking to create a pathway around the lake and revitalize a bird sanctuary that has become overgrown with shrubbery, he said. Another concern is that garbage blowing in the wind usually gets tangled in the brush, making the area less appealing near the sanctuaries, he said. One solution to beautify the area is to replant grass, hedges and

junipers in that area of the lake, Mr. Huber said. Those concerns and others will be mentioned during the Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration event. Commissioners also will be offering free giveaways that include coloring books for children, tree identification books and refreshments, he said. Considering this is the first celebration of its kind for the ninemember Lake Como Environmental Commission —

which named the Earth Day and Arbor Day event as a goal last year — members have been busy creating and spreading flyers around the borough and notifying local business owners, Mr. Huber said. Regarding the tree planting the chairperson said he expects to receive support from the business community to make the planting possible. For further information, contact Mr. Huber at 732-245-8326.

Council president Ryan to run for mayor By Matt O’Brien Monday’s registration deadline for political primaries revealed that Lake Como Democrat Council President Michael Ryan will make a run for the mayor’s seat in the fall, directly challenging incumbent GOP Mayor Lawrence Chiaravallo. “The town needs fresh leadership. We need younger and more progressive people,” Councilman Ryan said Tuesday about why he decided to run for mayor. One of his running mates, newcomer Ryan M. Kelly, 23, agreed with the council president’s assessment of Lake Como’s political state of affairs. “I’m unhappy where the Republican party is going locally,” Mr. Kelly said, who was once involved with his college’s GOP club. Barring a write-in campaign during June’s primary, Mr. Kelly’s entry into this year’s council elec-

tion will have him compete with incumbent Republican John Brower for an unexpired one-year seat, which was vacated by former Councilwoman Ronnell Giresi. There are two full, three-year seats available on the Lake Como Council for which incumbent Democrats Marni McFadden-Lee and Brian Wilton figure to be a shoo-ins unless there are write-in campaigns during the primaries or November’s general election. “I welcome the challenge from Mr. Ryan, and right after the primaries I will set forth my agenda for the next four years,” Mayor Chiaravallo said, adding that he wanted to finish many things he has started as head of the governing body. Councilman Ryan, 58, who resides on E Street, said a major issue for the borough is to complete formation of the Lake Como Main Street Development Commission,

Boro BOE proposing $3 million school budget By Matt O’Brien On Tuesday, Lake Como voters will be deciding the fate of the non-operating district’s approximately $3 million budget, as well as two unchallenged candidates for the board of education’s three available seats. According to board business administrator Tom West, the 2006-07 school budget calls for about a 16-cent per $100 of assessed valuation tax rate increase for school purposes. Residents who own a home valued at $250,000 — the average in the borough — would pay $5,947 in school taxes, up $405 from this year’s rate, he said. This translates into a tax rate increase from about $2.21 per $100 of assessed valuation to roughly $2.37 per $100 of assessed valuation, if the budget is approved on Tuesday, Mr. West said. The total amount of the proposed budget would be $3,137,455, up from this year’s total of $2,979,653. Of this total $2,523,023 will be raised through the local tax levy, he said. The business administrator also said that no surplus money was being used from this year’s budget for next year’s because of the little amount the district possesses. The 2006-07 budget would have a total of $48,441 in the surplus account that would be only used in emergency situations. Board member Gary Malles will not be seeking reelection this year, therefore the board will be

appointing a candidate from the applications they will eventually be receiving, Mr. West said. No one registered by the deadline to fill that vacancy through Tuesday’s election. Newcomers, 18th Avenue resident Joy Goddard and 19th Avenue resident Valerie Lee Laws, will run unopposed in this year’s election, he said. Both candidates are former board members. Residents may head to the polls between 5 to 9 p.m. at the first aid building on 18th Avenue.

which will be a group that is involved with the redevelopment on Main Street. Those meetings will be made public and minutes will be taken, he said. “Everyone said we should have had that in place over a year ago,” Councilman Ryan said about the commission’s late arrival. “We got caught with our pants down.” He also identified as priorities making local government transparent, making services affordable and working on bipartisan solutions to problems in the town. He credited Councilman Wilton for working on a local pay-to-play law and Councilwoman McFadden-Lee for saving money on equipment purchases for the public works department. He said newcomer Mr. Kelly would fit in perfectly with the new Democrat dimension on the council. When asked if a Democrat-led council could improve a rocky relationship with Belmar, also a Democrat-dominated borough, he said it would be important to work with all the mayors of the Jersey Shore “no matter their political affiliation. We need each other to be successful and cut costs.” Councilman Ryan is the secretary of the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Central Labor Council. He works as a sales representative for Dimensional Management. He earned an associate’s degree from American River College in California and attended California State University of Sacramento. He is married to Marlene Brown-Ryan. He served on council from 1994 to 2000, serving as council president for three years and as police liaison, and also served on the planning board and environmental committee. Mr. Ryan heads the borough Democratic party. Mayor Chiaravallo, 80, who resides on Fernwood Road, has lived in the borough for 36 years. He graduated from Barringer

High School, Newark, in 1943. He is a retired infection control specialist and divisional manager for Merck & Co. Mayor Chiaravallo has been married to Janet O’Hare for the last 58 years, with whom he has two boys and a girl. They also have four grandchildren. He was first elected as councilman in 1994 until he was defeated in 1997. He then became mayor in 1999. Mayor Chiaravallo was appointed by then-acting Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco and also by Gov. James E. McGreevey to the New Jersey Health Administration Board for several years. He serves as a commissioner for the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority, an executive on the board of directors of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, a member of the New Jersey Mayor’s Association, a member of the board of trustees for the Atlantic Charter School, a member of the Sons of Italy of Asbury Park and an usher for St. Margaret’s Church. Councilwoman McFadden-Lee, 40, who resides on New Bedford Road, said she would stick with issues she campaigned on during last year’s election that centered around opposition to eminent domain, and would “continue to move Lake Como forward.” She earned a bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College, N.C. Councilwoman McFadden-Lee works for the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. She is married to Paul Lee. Councilwoman McFadden-Lee was appointed to former councilman George Giresi’s seat last September. Councilman Brower, 62, who resides on 22nd Avenue, said he will campaign on continuing to ensure the police department stays

See RYAN, page 51




Spring Lake

H.W. Mountz recognizes great student & teacher By Emily Clark Awards for the school’s eighth grade student achiever and teacher of the year recently were named at H.W. Mountz. Spring Lake’s Kevin Callahan has been named H.W. Mountz School’s Monmouth County Student Achiever. Kevin has made first honor roll every marking period so far this year. The student described his performance modestly: “I’m doing pretty well.” A group composed of parents, administrators and teachers studied the records of H.W. Mountz’s eighth graders to select a single student who had consistently demonstrated academic excellence in all subjects. “Kevin is unbelievably worthy of this award,” said Superintendent William Palmer. “He’s been one of our most highest achievers since sixth grade.” The superintendent

Garden Club to award college scholarships The Garden Club of Spring Lake is offering two scholarship grants of $1,500 each. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior of Wall Township, Manasquan or St. Rose High School, of good academic standing, accepted at a college and planning to major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, agronomy, environmental science, city planning, land management or another related subject. Scholarship applicants should provide a first semester transcript and a copy of an acceptance letter from college. A one-page essay titled “How My Career Will Make a Difference” should be included with the application. Information is available at the guidance offices of Wall, Manasquan and St. Rose high schools. Scholarships will be awarded at the May 3 meeting of The Garden Club of Spring Lake held in the Spring Lake Community Center. Applications must be received by April 20.

went on to call Kevin’s academic performance “outstanding.” Schools from throughout the county sent their top eighth grader to an awards ceremony in Colts Neck, where students received pens engraved with “2006 Monmouth County Student achiever,” as they mingled and listened to a motivational speaker. Kevin said the night was “fun.” The speaker, who counselled students on the importance of preparedness as well as improvisational ability, was especially interesting, he said. Though the award was purely for scholastic achievement, Mr. Palmer noted that Kevin is an allaround athlete, captain of the undefeated basketball team and president of the National Junior Honor Society. Asked if it were difficult to balance academics and athletics, Kevin acknowledged it sometimes was challenging, but noted that his coaches emphasize that the team members are “student-athletes” and the “student” part of the title comes first for a reason. “He’s terrific,” said Mr. Palmer. “Someone we’re really, really proud of.” Another person the Spring Lake

school is proud of is their newlynamed teacher of the year: Michelle Iacouzzi, of Spring Lake. Ms. Iacouzzi, who teaches fifth and sixth grade math, won the title, Governor’s Teacher Recognition Winner as H.W. Mountz School’s Teacher of the Year. She, too, was voted on by a select group of parents, teachers and administrators. Ms. Iacouzzi has been teaching at the school for 20 years. The superintendent said she has done “an outstanding job in meeting the needs of the kids.” Criteria for her selection included her use of educational techniques and methods, classroom climate and rapport with students, development of feelings of selfworth and love of learning in the students. Ms. Iacouzzi said that she was “elated” to have won the honor. Asked what the key to teaching children was, the veteran educator answered, “Having a positive attitude.” Mr. Palmer said, “She is so great in transitioning the kids from the self-contained classrooms to the departmentalized grades, getting the kids ready.”

Photo courtesy of H.W. Mountz

Eighth-grader Kevin Callahan was congratulated by Superintendent William Palmer has been named the H.W. Mountz’s Monmouth County Student Achiever this year.

One open seat, $7 million budget on line in election By Matt O’Brien On Tuesday, April 18 Spring Lake will be hitting the polls to decide of which three candidates will be taking the one available seat on the borough’s board of education, as well as whether to pass the school district’s roughly $7 million budget. The present occupant of the available seat, board member Trish Hansen, will be challenged by newcomers Barbara Sabaitis and Dr. Sandi Zalinski. If Spring Lake voters approve the 2006-2007 school budget on April 18, it will result in an estimated tax increase of 1.84 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Educators have said the proposed school budget amount for 2006-07 totals $7,128,725, an increase from last year’s total of $6,998,420. Residents may head to the following locations, the Goodwill Fire Company at 311 Washington Ave. and the Spring Lake Fire Company No. 1 at 1007 5th Ave. between 5 and 9 p.m. Ms. Hansen, 41, a stay-at-home mom, lives on Tuttle Avenue. She and her husband, Mark, have three children, Gillian, 7; Brenden, 5; and Kathryn, 2. The Hansens have owned a home in Spring Lake for 10 years, and made it their permanent residence five years ago. Ms. Hansen worked on Wall Street for 16 years, prior to the birth of her second child. When she left, she was the director of corporate finance at Fitch, the bond-rating company. Candidate Barbara Sabaitis, 46,

and her husband, Jim, live on Ocean Avenue in Spring Lake. Ms. Sabaitis is an attorney who now works with her family’s real estate business. The couple has three children, Christopher, 13, Charlie, 11, and Catharine Simone, 7. Dr. Sandi Zalinksi, 46, and her husband, Tom, who is a teacher, live on Ludlow Avenue. Dr. Zalinski is the school psychologist at Howard C. Johnson Elementary School in Jackson. She said that she has lived in Spring Lake for “a little over three years.” She has been in education for over 25 years. As far as the budget is concerned, board of education Business Administrator Debra Leigh Allen said about $6 million would be raised through the local tax levy, which included $335,716 for debt service. The proposed budget would apply $127,451 from surplus into the 2006-2007 spending plan, leaving $127,690 in that account, she said. Last year, educators reported that the average assessed value of a home in Spring Lake is $1.6 million, and with last year’s 16.33cent tax rate, an average homeowner paid $2,612 in school taxes. The 2006-07 budget proposes a tax rate of 18.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for school purposes, Ms. Allen has said. With a 18.17-cent tax rate, an average homeowner would pay $2,907 in school taxes. That figure does not include county or municipal taxes.


Fifth and sixth grade math teacher Michelle Iacouzzi has been named H.W. Mountz’s teacher of the year.

Spring Lake blotter The Spring Lake Police Department has reported the following activity in the borough: • Matthew F. Feeney, 18, Middletown, was arrested for possession of marijuana [under 50 grams] at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 after being stopped for a traffic violation by Ptl. Kerr. He was released on a summons after being processed. • Stephen M. Rothermel, 29, Spring Lake, was arrested Friday, March 31, at 12:15 a.m. by the Spring Lake Police Department for an outstanding warrant issued by the Asbury Park City Court. He posted bail and was released. Sergeant Robert Zoino was the arresting officer. • While on routine patrol in the early hours of Saturday, April 1,

Officer Tony Ploskonka stopped to investigate two young males near the intersection of 5th and Brighton avenues at 12:45 a.m. After speaking with the boys, the officer found Patrick Buckley, 18, Belmar, and a 15-year-old Lake Como youth had been drinking alcoholic beverages. The older boy was issued a summons with a date to appear in court on charges of possession of alcohol by an underage person. The juvenile was taken into custody and later released to his father. Charges against the juvenile are pending. • On Saturday, April 1 at 11:15 a.m., Kimberley Ann Williams, 22, Belmar, was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Wall Twp. Municipal Court, after being stopped for a traffic violation at First and Brown avenues by Patrolman Ed Kerr. She posted bail and was released. • Officers investigating two suspicious individuals late on the night of Saturday, April 1 on Fifth Avenue were directed to a home in the area. There officers found a large group of teenagers consuming alcohol. After making contact with the 17-year-old resident of the home, whose parents were not at home, and investigating further, nine people, ages 18 to 19, were issued summonses for being underage in possession of alcohol. Four juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were also taken into custody and released to their parents or guardians with charges pending. The persons involved were from Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Atlantic Highlands and Manasquan and ranged in age from 16 to 19. Patrolmen Tim Giblin, Anthony Ploskonka and Sergeant Rob Zoino were the investigating officers. They were assisted by officers of the Spring Lake Heights Police

See BLOTTER, page 50


Spring Lake

FoodBank’s Culinary Classic set for May 1


Spring Lake’s surf school is expected to open again this June. Hopeful novice surfers may soon be riding waves like Sea Girt’s Shawn Teicher.

Borough surfing school looks to be paddling out this June By Emily Clark Alumni and prospective students of Spring Lake’s surf school should be happy to learn that the program will be up and running — er, riding — for a third consecutive summer this year. T.R. Deveney, owner of 3rd Avenue Surf Shop in Wall Township, and his colleague Curren Fallon will be teaching the courses again this summer along Spring Lake’s shore. The program is offered through the Spring Lake Recreation Commission and is open exclusively to that borough’s residents. Some visitors new to the Jersey Shore area might be surprised to learn what locals have long believed: that the area is a fine surfing destination. As the nonprofit environmental organization the Surfrider Foundation attests on its web site, “Generally, all of New Jersey’s surf spots are sand bottom beach breaks, with the best waves being produced by jetties and groins that shape sandbars.” Mr. Deveney hails originally from Manasquan and began surfing the Manasquan Inlet and surrounding spots in 1978 at the age of 11. Since then, he has accrued 11 years of competitive surfing experience and has a long resume of running surf schools for corporate surf brands and now the borough. In the previous two seasons, enrollment reached approximately 20 students per week for the eight weeks of classes. Spring Lake Councilman Brian Reilly, the liaison to the recreation commission, said the borough has received a lot of positive feed-back on the program due, in large part, to Mr. Deveney’s instruction. “His hands-on approach is what makes this successful,” Councilman Reilly said on Tuesday. The classes are open to Spring Lake residents age 8 and up. While Mr. Deveney said there is the occasional older student, the classes are mostly filled with children. Older aspiring surfers generally prefer private and semi-private lessons, Mr. Deveney said, which they have accommodated in the past two years. Though the exact dates still await final approval from the borough’s recreation commission, the surf

instructor said the school should get underway sometime toward the end of June and then run for eight weeks. The classes are each three hours a day for five straight weekdays. The course costs a total of $300, which includes the price of surfboard rental. The exact class times will be determined by the tides. Those interested in the school should contact 3rd Avenue Surf Shop at 732-223-4177. The shop is located at 2407 Atlantic Ave., and online at The school did hit a few rough waves at several recent borough council meetings when disagreement arose over how the school was to be operated. The program is unique among recreation offerings, which mainly consist of competitive sports leagues, confirmed Councilman Reilly. That, combined with the high cost of the equipment — namely, the surfboard — and the involvement of a private business has given the council, which is ultimately accountable for the workings of the recreation department, something to consider. Councilman Frank Quinn, who serves as liaison to the beachfront, initially objected to the idea of holding a commercial activity on Spring Lake’s beach. The school is run through the recreation department, but the prior two years the department laid out the money for the surfboards themselves. This also entailed the storing of the boards through winter. Councilman Reilly said this meant the public works department transported the surfboards and stored them in sheds with other equipment. It was soon discovered that the boards quickly got damaged through this practice and the general wear-and-tear from the actual surfing. The borough was nonplussed to find that the surfboards needed to be replaced frequently. Councilman Reilly recommended the borough “get out of the business of storing the boards.” Instead, 3rd Avenue Surf Shop would provide the boards. The boards would then be paid for via the signup fees. This transfer of the money the municipal program generated, to a private enterprise raised

Councilman Quinn’s concern. At a recent mayor and council meeting, Council President Joseph Erbe also noted, “It is unusual for [recreation] not to recoup anything for a program.” Councilman Reilly assured his colleagues that recreation would still receive a portion of the fee. The surf school’s instructors spoke at a recent council meeting and explained their current contacts with many surfboard manufactures would help facilitate the purchase of boards. Mr. Deveney also noted it was helpful to have a wide variety of boards to chose from, so that each surfer can be accommodated. Board assignments should vary, the surfer explained, based on body type, experience and balance. Councilman Reilly called this plan “the most sensible” one. The recreation department will take the fee and give it back to the vendor, he said. Councilman Quinn said he had spoken to the beach manager regarding whether the surf school had become “really a commercial enterprise … that goes beyond the spirit of the recreation department.” The councilman said he had been approached by other commercial vendors seeking permission to hold events on the beach and had told them “flat-out” that there was no commercial activity at the beachfront. The seeming commercialization of the surf school created a problem then. “I don’t think recreation should sponsor one commercial [operation] over the other.” Councilman Reilly said recreation would handle the sign-up and would receive the initial funds. He said this change would help make the camp “more productive.” Ultimately, the councilman maintained, it would be less of a cost burden to recreation. He noted also that the two surf instructors were “hometown boys.” Councilman Quinn said he could offer his approval, but asked that it be kept in line with the general practice of the recreation department. Councilman Reilly said, “I think we can maintain the spirit.” The council charged Councilman Reilly to go forward with setting up this season’s program.

The spotlight will be on the Stars of the Jersey Shore again this year at the area’s original and most prestigious culinary tasting event — The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties 15th Annual Culinary Classic to be held on Monday, May 1 at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights. This year’s event, sponsored by Allister Business Solutions and The Mill, will showcase the talented chefs — the stars — of Monmouth and Ocean counties who donate their time and talent each year to present an evening of superb food, fine wine and fabulous entertainment in the beautiful, spacious Mill at Spring Lake Heights. Guests will get to sample signature dishes from 38 of the area’s finest restaurants and also sample selections from six premier vineyards and a brewery. Music will be a featured attraction as guests enjoy live entertainment donated by “Terrplane Blues” and “Al Pro and The Grants.” The Culinary Classic was created in 1992 in an effort to raise funds for those who suffer from the effects of hunger. Today, owners of The Mill, Tamar Tolchin and Anthony Cirillo, continue to support this popular FoodBank event. Many of the original restaurants still participate in the Culinary Classic, Doris & Ed’s, Molly Pitcher Inn, Oyster Point Hotel and La Nonna Piancone’s to name a few; some

newcomers this year are, The Chocolate Carousel in Wall Township, Latitude 40 North in Point Pleasant Beach, Shipwreck Grill in Brielle and I Cavallini in Colts Neck. All of the food and wine served at the Culinary Classic is donated by the generous participating restaurants and wineries. This year there will be an exciting raffle of a woman’s stainless steel Rolex watch very generously donated by Ballew Jewelers in Sea Girt. Door prizes will be given to lucky attendees and there will be a Silent Auction. Only 800 tickets are sold for the event with a cost of $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased [cash, check or credit card] by calling The FoodBank at 732-918-2600.

He Caught A Big One


Ryan Tucker showed off the fish he caught during a fishing contest held at Spring Lake last Saturday.













Spring Lake

Two candidates file for two open seats By Emily Clark Some races have no losers. This June primary figures to be a breeze for the two party candidates who have filed to run in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the two open, threeyear borough council seats. Councilwoman Janice Venables’ three-year seat is opening up upon the completion of her second three-year term. She has filed to run for it once more. Republican Councilman G. Wayne Patterson, whose seat is also opening up, did not file for reelection. However, fellow Republican John F. Fitzgerald did. Mr. Fitzgerald, 63, is the former vice-president of sales for Baxter

Dialysis Division, Deerfield, Ill. He lives on Tuttle Avenue and is married to Pearl. He has four children, two of whom were with his first wife. Mr. Fitzgerald served on council

between 1984 and 1990, at which time he served on the recreation commission and the water and sewer committee. He was also police commissioner and handled public relations for the council. He also has served on the planning board. Councilwoman Venables, who has been serving on the council since 2000, when she was appointed to the unexpired term of then-departing and now-returned Councilman Joseph Rizzo. Since

then, she has won two elections to keep her seat. The councilwoman said that she wanted to serve again because, “I enjoy it and I am involved with some things I’d like to see through.” She said that on the top of her list was helping things move forward on Third Avenue, “which I think we’re well on our way to doing.” Councilwoman Venables, 49, lives on Washington Avenue with her husband, Steve. The couple has four daughters. She is an attorney at the Law Office of Joseph A. DiCroce, Manasquan.

Riding the Celluloid Wave

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Historical Society The Spring Lake Historical Society will sponsor a meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers to hear about the restoration plans for St. Catharine’s Church. Mary Lou Oliva, Church Archivist, will give an update and answer any questions. All are welcome. ~

Swim Coach Needed Spring Lake Recreation is currently seeking qualified applicants for the head coaching job for the summer swim team. If interested please fill out an application at Spring Lake Boro Hall or call Kevin for details (908) 309-1729. ~

Garden Club to award scholarships





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Students, including Nick Kull and Beth Magnusson, of H.W. Mountz got a chance to taste the fun of movie production last week.

The Garden Club of Spring Lake is offering two scholarship grants of $1,500 each. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior of Wall Township, Manasquan or St. Rose High School, of good academic standing, accepted at a college and planning to major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, agronomy, environmental science, city planning, land management or another related subject. Scholarship applicants should provide a first semester transcript and a copy of an acceptance letter from college. A one-page essay titled “How My Career Will Make a Difference” should be included with the application. Information is available at the guidance offices of Wall, Manasquan and St. Rose high schools. Scholarships will be awarded at the May 3 meeting of The Garden Club of Spring Lake held in the Spring Lake Community Center. Applications must be received by April 20. ~

DAR Luncheon The Governor William Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their Eightieth Anniversary Luncheon on Thursday, May 11 at The Spring Lake Golf Club. Mr. Bill Schroh, director of museum operations at Liberty Hall Museum, Union, will present a program about this former home of the Livingston family. The luncheon chairman are Marion King and Nancy Kritch. ~

Theatre Trips The Spring Lake Historical Society is sponsoring the following New York City theater trips: • May 13 — “Tarzan”. Luncheon at Lidia’s Restaurant Becco. Cost $170. • June 10 — “Three Days of Rain” with Julia Roberts.Luncheon at Rene Pujol. Cost $170. For Reservations, please call Elizabeth Finnerty at 732-4492477 For reservations call Liz Finnerty at 732-449-2477. The Historical Society museum will be opened by appointment only from Dec. 15 through March 16. Call Dorothy Lau at 732-4490772 for an appointment. ~





8th Grade Fund-raiser The H. W. Mountz 8th grade class is selling tote bags and ladies t-shirts with proceeds to fund their 8th grade class activities and class trip to Washington, DC. The totes bags cost $20 and the t-shirts cost $15. The black tote bags are for sale at the 3rd Avenue Chocolate Shop, Sweet Pea and the Pink Pony. The t-shirts were designed by the 8th grade class and contain local Spring Lake scenic art work. If you are interested in a ladies tshirt, they are available in pale pink or slate blue and can be ordered by calling Joanne at 732-449-9688.











Spring Lake

Several ideas kicked around for old first aid squad building


toured the structure with the head of the Department of Public Works Frank Phillips and historical architect Michael Calafati. The three determined that the roof and windows need some work and a boiler needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the building is structural sound. Councilwoman Venables said that several groups have expressed an interest in using portions of the first or second level of the building. Councilman Joseph Rizzo, who serves as liaison to public buildings and grounds, said he had some familiarity with the building. In his previous tenure as a councilman, he was involved in the renovation and restoration of the building. There will be a meeting soon to talk to some of the groups who have expressed interest and see what their needs are, said the councilman.

At one point, the possibility of moving the municipal court to the building was discussed, but, Councilman Rizzo said, “I don’t know if that’s being seriously considered.” There were security considerations. The councilman emphasized that the project is still in the brainstorming stage. “There’s a lot being thought about right now,” he said. “Being an empty building, we don’t want to keep it that way,” said Councilman Rizzo. “We want to use it.” He estimated that the historic building was close to a 100 years old. The councilman said there seemed to be a lot of people interested in saving the building, not just as “a dead building,” but a vital one contributing to the borough’s volunteer groups and organizations.


The borough is considering turning the former home of the First Aid Squad into a multi-use building.


By Emily Clark The former First Aid Squad building on Washington Avenue has been sitting vacant since the squad moved to its new home next door last year. So, what’s to become of this century-old building? The former squad building is catching the attention of local officials and community members. At recent council meetings, Councilwoman Janice Venables. who serves on the downtown advisory committee, has reported the town is considering renovating the building to make it available for different groups to use. And the downtown advisory committee is looking to dedicate at least part of the building to be home for a new user-friendly visitor and resident information center that would welcome new residents and tourists to town and provide guides, maps and information on local commercial businesses for everyone. It might operate in conjunction with the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce. Though nothing is written in stone, Councilwoman Venables said, possibly, the center could assist people in making reservations at local hotels and bed and breakfasts. Roseanne and Cathleen McCusker, of Spring Lake’s Preservation Alliance, are currently putting together a grant application to raise funds for the building’s renovation. Councilman Joe Rizzo, who is also a professional architect, will be meeting with them. Asked if the possible visitor’s center would be staffed with a volunteer, Councilwoman Venables said that planning was still preliminary and not yet that far along in organizing the details. The councilwoman recently

Got Cheer?

Photo courtesy of Kathy Cunningham



St. Catharine Varsity Cheerleaders won first place in the Sacred Heart Cheerleading Competition in South Plainfield, their first competition, on March 18. The cheerleaders are coached by Kathy Cunningham.




Board of Ed election, budget vote set for Tuesday By Brett Savage Avon-by-the-Sea residents can head to the municipal building between 5 and 9 p.m. this Tuesday to vote for two candidates who are running unopposed for two open seats on the board of education, as well as to make their voice heard on the proposed $3.1 million school budget. The board recently approved at a special meeting a $3.1 million budget, of which $2.7 million will be raised through local taxation. Taxpayers will now vote on that proposal next Tuesday. This means a resident with the average assessed value of a home in the borough — $294,000 — will see an increase of approximately $159 over last year if the budget is approved. The tax rate increase is 5.4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. This is in addition to the 9.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation residents will experience as a result of passing a $7.2 million school building and renovation referendum last December. A person with a home of average value will spend $285 in additional taxes this year as a result of the referendum. If the school budget is approved on Tuesday, Avon taxpayers with average-valued homes will see a total increase of $444 for school purposes. The increase resulting from the referendum is set and resi-

dents will only be allowed to vote on the proposed $3.1 million budget the school has proposed this year. School officials said expenditures mainly were driven by instructional salaries and tuition costs, with administration and transportation expenses being the other major factors affecting the budget. In addition to the budget vote, residents will decide who will take Dave Calnan’s place on the

board of education. There are two three-year seats available this year. There were initially three candidates vying for the open seats, but after one March withdrawal, only incumbent Laurie Moore and newcomer Laura Davey remain in the race. Laurie Moore, 40, who is just finishing up her first term in office, is seeking re-election because she has been pleased with the direction the school has

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taken since Superintendent Helen Payne was hired. Mrs. Moore, who lives in town with her husband, John, and their four-year-old daughter, Molly, has said she wants to remain a part of a board of education core that has been so successful. Mrs. Moore has commended Mrs. Payne for advancing the school technologically since transferring to the district, an improvement Mrs. Moore feels is essential to the overall growth of the educational process because the implementation of interactive technology will make it easier for parents to stay informed about what is going on with their children at the school. Laura Davey, 45, an Avon resident for 15 years, is also seeking

one of the open seats. Mrs. Davey has been involved with the Home and School Association for seven years, serving alternately as president, vice-president and treasurer. Mrs. Davey and her husband, Mike, have three sons — twins Michael and Brendan, 12, and Kevin, 9, who are all enrolled at the Avon school. Mrs. Davey has said she has been involved with the school since her children were very young but felt it was time to move to the board. She graduated from The College of New Jersey and earned an MBA and law degree from Seton Hall University. She currently works as director of financial services for UBF

Avon Police blotter


Liam Pavone, of Avon, spent some time on the beach this week in preparation for the onset of summer.

The Avon-by-the-Sea Police Department reported the following activity in the borough from March 21 through April 11: • On Tuesday, April 11 Detective Timothy McGrath took a report of criminal mischief at the Avon Elementary School. Detective McGrath reported that an unidentified suspect[s] used an unknown object to scratch the concrete stairs on the north side of the building. • On Tuesday, April 4 in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue, Ptl. Michael Haar took a report of stolen bicycles. The victims advised police that the bicycles were left unsecured in the rear of their residence. • On Monday, April 3, on Fourth and Fifth avenues, Captain Thomas Magrini took a report of criminal mischief. Some time between April 1 and April 2 someone slashed tires on five vehicles parked in the area of Fourth and Fifth avenues. • On Friday, March 24, in the 600 block of Main Street, Nemecio J. Melendez, 28, of

Care To Make A Rainbow Flower?

Avon, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon, terroristic threats and domestic violence by Ptl. Michael Alaimo. Ptl. Alaimo initially was called to the scene to settle a domestic violence dispute. • On Tuesday, March 21, in the 200 block of Woodland Avenue, Ptl. John Riley took the report of a stolen bicycle. The bicycle was located by Ptl. Riley a short time later in the 400 block of Sylvania Avenue. The bicycle ultimately was returned to the owner.

Avon resident Egan receives insurance honor Exceptional product knowledge and client service have elevated William J. Egan III, of Avon-by-the-Sea, to the Million Dollar Round Table’s prestigious top of the table. Mr. Egan is a 27-year MDRT member and six-time top of the table qualifier. Achieving membership in MDRT’s top of the table is a distinguishing career milestone attained only by those who have demonstrated exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct. Each year, approximately 1,000 MDRT members qualify for top of the table, representing four percent of the total MDRT membership.



Sierra Blanco [left] and Anna Bongiovno showed people how to make a rainbow flower a reality at the Avon Elementary School science fair last week.

In the April 6 issue of The Coast Star, an article entitled “Avon bar owners get ready for summer” indicated that Bob Wright was the owner of The Columns. Mr. Wright is actually the manager while Henry Wright, Frank Matthews and Jay Pandolfe are the owners. The Coast Star regrets the error.


Avon-By-The-Sea Students Exhibit Knowledge

LAUREN PARKER , The Coast Star

Ryan [left] and Tyler Shafer showed off their work at the Avon Elementary School science fair held in the municipal gymnasium last week.

Seasonal liquor license renewals require outdoor smoking area By Brett Savage At a regular meeting of the board of commissioners on Monday night, the governing body approved seasonal retail consumption liquor licenses for The Columns and Norwood Inn, complete with a proviso requiring both bars to establish and maintain a smoking area outdoors on their respective properties. Including the smoking area stipulation in the liquor license resolution is something the board had discussed at a recent workshop meeting and agreed was the best route to ensuring that the two town bars monitored patrons outside in areas deemed acceptable by town officials. The resolution requires bar owners to submit a map to the borough clerk for municipal approval specifically delineating where the smoking areas will be located. The smoking areas have been a topic of discussion between Mayor Dan Gibney, members of the police department and bar owners since the state’s Smoke-Free Air Act was passed a few months ago. A number of residents have expressed concerns about the amount of noise bar-goers might produce while standing outside smoking cigarettes at the two local establishments, which both essentially lie in residential neighborhoods. Borough and law enforcement officials have taken proactive steps to address the issue mostly because of the degree of uncertainty surrounding potential fallout from the smoking ban — namely noise complaints. “We realize it’s an issue, and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure there’s a smooth transition for everybody from smoking to nonsmoking,” Mayor Dan Gibney noted. Although both borough officials and police department representatives have voiced misgivings about unforeseen ramifications resulting

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America’s Boating Course Slated Boaters will have six opportunities this spring and summer to attend a one day “America’s Boating Course” session at the Coast Guard Station Shark River on Washington Ave. in the borough. The course will be offered on the following Saturdays — April 8; May 20 and June 10. Class hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This boating course has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. There is a $55 fee to cover course materials and administrative costs. To register, call Public Education Officer Teresa Mrrone at 732-3670903 or the Coast Guard Auxiliary Hotline at 732-775-6707.

from the ban, they remain confident that the appropriate steps have been taken to adequately address the issue and gain some measure of control over what could be a quality-of-life concern throughout the town. The board also approved the purchase of a new truck for the borough’s public works department in the amount of $48,479. Mayor Gibney explained the truck was a line item in last year’s budget and the borough purchased it to replace an older 1987 vehicle that was falling into disrepair and beginning to cost more money in maintenance expenses than it was worth. The board authorized a change order for Green Construction, the company hired to perform work on phase one of the Woodland and Third avenues project. The change order increases the cost of the project by $58,138. Mayor Gibney said additional money became available from unused funding for a previous project on Sylvania Avenue so the board was able to apply the surplus to the Woodland and Third avenues project, making the change order “pretty much a wash.” Charlie Rooney, the borough engineer, will look into constructing some form of railing or fence to keep children from gaining access to the Second Avenue bulkhead. There will be a wooden guardrail installed as a precaution against motor vehicles losing control in the general vicinity of bulkhead and careening into the Shark River Inlet. In addition to the guardrail, the board felt it would be in the best interest of children in the borough to erect a fence to prevent youths from climbing on the bulkhead, exposing themselves to possible injuries. Mayor Gibney said Mr. Rooney will explore a number of options.

Mobile unit to process driver’s licenses in Avon By Brett Savage Thanks to the efforts of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Daughters, in cooperation with borough officials, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission [MVC] will be sending a mobile digital driver license unit to the municipal building on May 2 in order to help residents renew their driver’s licenses. The service is part of a broad effort on the part of the MVC to make the renewal process easier and more convenient for elderly persons throughout the state who can no longer receive license renewals through the mail, according to David Weinstein, a spokesman from the state MVC press office. “It’s a customer service initiative that is about a year and a half old,” Mr. Weinstein explained. “We got to senior centers or community centers to try and make renewing licenses easier for people who might have difficulty getting to a MVC facility.” Mr. Weinstein said the mobile units are deployed when municipal governments or civic organizations operating within municipalities alert the MVC to an expressed need for a mobile unit, due to a sizeable population of senior citizens who would benefit from the service. “We’re talking about people who may not have had to go to a MVC facility for decades and now need to have their license renewed.” New Jersey residents used to have the option of sending their renewal application information through the mail, receiving a pictureless motor vehicle operator’s license in return, but the state recently abandoned that procedure and now requires all residents to have a license complete with photo identification, Mr. Weinstein said. Mrs. Glosser, a representative from St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Daughters, said she initially contacted the MVC about two years

ago. “I read an article in the paper about two years ago and called [the MVC] up and told them I thought the mobile unit would be a good idea in Avon,” Mrs. Glosser noted. The MVC contacted Mrs. Glosser at the end of March and told her they would be able to accommodate her wishes. Anyone that is due for a license renewal within the next six months, or wants to convert from a paper license to a digital one, or does not drive and wants to get a digital form of photo identification, is encouraged to register for the mobile unit prior to the scheduled date. The mobile unit will be at the municipal building from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with license-processing sessions taking place every 10 minutes. A license renewal will cost $24 [for endorsements, additional fees will apply], a change to a digital driver’s license from paper will costs $11. Only checks are acceptable, no cash. The mobile unit is limited to 65 applicants, so Mrs. Glosser said it is important to register early in order to secure a spot while the unit is in town. Advanced registration is required so the MVC will have lead time to check personal credentials. People will receive an appointment time upon registration. To register, potential applicants must have their current driver’s license numbers handy. On the day of renewal, anyone seeking a new license will be required to present six points of identification. A brochure distributed at the time of registration explains the details of the point system. For more information, or to register for the mobile unit, contact Liz Glosser at 732-775-3917 or Gloria Hayes at 732-774-7110. No applications will be mailed out.




Bradley Beach Spring Is Really Here


Elizabeth Guevan, 5, and Cayla Brodeur, 4, of Bradley Beach, enjoyed the nice spring weather at the beach this week.

Voters to decide fate of BOE budget next Tuesday By Corinne Busichio On Tuesday, Bradley Beach residents will head to the polls to vote on the board of education budget for the 2006-2007 school year, as well as to select board candidates.

Bradley Beach will see two of the three-year terms being filled by returning incumbent members, with a new candidate running for the third open seat. There is also an unexpired term up for grabs. The incumbent members who will fill two of the the three-year terms are Brian Gorry, who has been with the BOE for 10 years, and Elizabeth Baker, who has been with the board for approximately 16 years. Running for the third seat, which currently is filled by Diedre Phillips, is Dwight Gerdes, who resides on LaReine Avenue. Mrs. Phillips, who chose not to run for re-election, has served on the board for three years.

Barbara Feeley, who was appointed by the board during last week’s meeting to fill the unexpired term of Sean Sherman, will run for the remaining two years of that unexpired term. She is also running unopposed. Voters also will decide the fate of the budget for the 2006-2007 school year. The total budget is $6,626,720. A total of $5,092,992 will be raised through local taxation to fund the budget, if the budget is approved by the voters. The district appropriated from surplus $914,246 in fund balance and

See VOTERS, page 46


At Tuesday’s meeting, the borough council emphasized the importance of tree preservation to enhance the town’s natural beauty.

Council discusses preservation of trees By Corinne Busichio Trees were a popular item discussed during the Borough Council meeting in Bradley Beach on Tuesday. As per a request from the Bradley Beach Shade Tree Commission, amendments were made to the borough code, creating a section for Protection of Shade Trees and a section for Responsibility of the Borough when it comes to those trees.

The general consensus among council members and residents was that sickly or dying trees should be removed and new trees planted in their place. The species of the tree was also cited as important to keep in mind, said one resident. A single, diseased tree may potentially infect the surrounding trees of the same species. One resident expressed disheartened feelings regarding the realization that five to six years ago more significant thought was placed on maintaining the trees than is currently the case. More trees have been cut down than planted in the last five years, and the lack of the

See TREES, page 46

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Easter Egg Hunt Find those eggs! Saturday, April 15 at Newark Avenue Beach. Prizes awarded to all groups ~


— BRUCE — From Page 9 Orchestra of New York. During summers she serves as Principal Second Violin with the Chatauqua Symphony in western New York state. She has performed chamber music at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and aboard the Queen Elizabeth II. She has made recordings for the Centaur, CRI and Argo labels. The holder of bachelor and master of music degrees from the Julliard School, Diane Bruce studied with Ivan Galamian and members of the Julliard Quartet. Brian Wheeler, a senior at Manasquan High School, studies composition privately with Mr. Broege. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Wheeler is also an outstanding scholar and athlete. A defensive lineman on the Manasquan High school football team, Central Jersey

— BOAT — From Page 7 played in Belmar this year, be removed from the brochure; mention there is a taxi service available to the train station; list available lodgings in the borough; list Belmar Arts Council art shows; and promote the borough’s eco tour. Commissioner Bill Young suggested the brochure change its headline from Belmar Harbor to Belmar Marina, which would be a more accurate description. “Don’t order too many with the way the town is changing,” Commission Chairman Paul DeSantis cautioned. • Commissioner Thea Sheridan said she attended the Philadelphia boat show recently. “It was not well attended,” she said, adding on a more upbeat note that she and others had talked to 12 to 15 people who were interested in slips at the Belmar Marina. “We did our best to sell Belmar,” Ms. Sheridan said. • After conducting an early Wednesday morning walk-through of the marina, Mr. DeSantis expressed hope the Route 35 bridge

Group II champions, he is also a competitive weightlifter, recently placing first in his weight class at a New Jersey PowerLifting event. He has been named an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar at Manasquan High School, and has been accepted by the Massachussetts Institute of Technology where he intends to study in the fall. His latest work, Mr. Wilson, Rozart, Sam & Co. is for violin and piano and will receive its first public performance at the April 30th concert. Described by his composition teacher, Mr. Broege, as a purely abstract non-tonal work, the music has stylistic roots in the work of composers Anton Webern, Elliott Carter and Morton Feldman. First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of 9th Avenue and E Street in Belmar. Admission to the concert is by voluntary contribution, with a suggested amount of $10.

contractor had not finished making repairs to the marina’s parking lot considering its subpar condition. In response to his comment, Ms. Koplish said that once the new marina walkway is completed then the contractor would finish making repairs to the parking lot. • Commissioners said the borough would be receiving proposals on installing cameras around the marina gates. It was said that people were leaving the gates wide open after use. • Ms. Koplish said it was expected that construction officials would be installing a new L Street ramp for the marina last week. Three to five inches of blue stone would be laid down to level the ramp off, she said.

— FLING — From Page 8 clothes to computers can be found on the Belmar web site,, select residents, then municipal boards, then environmental commission, then donate, Ms. Davies said. “Rather than have a couple yard sales in the span of several weekends you can have one big one [instead],” she said, adding that the event draws large crowds to Belmar in the warm spring weather. Other events that will be attracting people to Belmar are the “Retail Sidewalk Sales” that will be held

up and down Main Street by the local merchants and the “Kite Festival,” which will be going on near the Taylor Pavilion, she said. Days before Spring Fling is held, those interested will have a chance to view a list of participating addresses that will be available at the Belmar Borough Hall, the chamber of commerce office, and on the Belmar web site, The borough chamber of commerce is the other sponsoring organization of Spring Fling. For more information about the Spring Fling, contact the chamber of commerce office, 732-681-2900 or Ms. Davies, 732-280-8634.





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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE ALEXANDRA TOZZI BENEFIT Editor, The Coast Star: Thank you to everyone who helped make the Alexandra Tozzi Benefit such a success on April 6. Overall we were able to raise about $4,000; which will all be directly donated to the Alexandra Tozzi Foundation. The money raised would not have been possible without the generous donations made. We would like to thank: Skuby & Co, Noteworthy, Blue Water Beads, Landmark Books, Inlet Outlet, 3rd Ave Surf Shop, Juli Mei, What to Wear, Rare Cargo, Karen’s Boutique, Village Tweed, the Grille family, the Reilly family, Urban Details, Samantha’s, Spring Lake Pizzeria, Island Palm Grill, Kate and Company, The Spot, The Chocolate Shop, Another Angle and Yoga & U for their donation that allowed our raffle to be the success it was. We also would like to give a special thank you to the Belmar Fishing Club for their charitable donation of having the benefit there as well as catering the benefit. It meant so much to us that everyone came out to support the foundation and donate to such a great cause. Thank you. MARY SISTI, CARRIE VENABLES & JEN SCLAFANI Spring Lake ~ LADY KNIGHTS REBOUND CLUB THANKS COMMUNITY Editor, The Coast Star: On behalf of the Wall Lady Knights Rebound Club, I would like to thank everyone who either attended and/or purchased tickets for our first fund-raiser, an Italian feast at Piancone’s South, where Rick Piancone and his staff put out a fantastic spread, as well as Verdoni Winery supplying different wines for tasting. We would also like to thank the following businesses who contributed gifts for the evening: Chantilly Too, RKE Athletic, Law Offices of King, Kitrick & Jackson, Piancone’s Deli, the UPS Store at Shop-Rite Shopping Center, Verdoni Winery and the Dougherty family. The Rebound Club looks forward to promoting and assisting the Wall Lady Knights Girls Basketball team. Thank you all again for your support. NANCY KILMURRAY, SECRETARY Lady Knights Rebound Club ~ EMERGENCY PERSONNEL OFFERED AID, COMFORT Editor, The Coast Star: On Sunday morning, March 12, our family was devastated by the loss of our beloved Cathie MacLeod. I would like to take this moment to personally thank the members of the Sea Girt Police Department, Detective Kenneth Hagel, Officers Ralph Elia and Joseph Vella, Spring Lake First Aid Squad members Wade Algeo, Eric Bennett, Sheila Irving, Cindy Lustrino, Tony Murtha, Rocky Rockhill, Dick Ulbrich and Casey Willms, and MONOC paramedics Richard Mazzie and Tim Hockenburg for their quick response and valiant efforts during the time spent in my home. All of them conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism and respect and they coordinated their efforts with expert precision. When it became obvious that the outcome could be a negative one, they were comforting towards me. This will not be forgotten. My heartfelt thanks go out to these men and women for skill, training and dedication to our community in my time of need. They are a great asset to our county and town.

JERRY MACLEOD Trenton Boulevard, Sea Girt ~ TREVCON CREW COMMENDED ON A JOB WELL DONE Editor, The Coast Star: For the last five months, my friends and I have spent our mornings watching a team of professional engineers construct a trestle strong enough to accommodate two enormous cranes, front-end loaders, and other heavy construction equipment. Their purpose was to extend the free flow pipe from Wreck Pond by 300 feet into the ocean. Supervisor, Ron Treveloni Jr. and his men, as well as state engineer John Kush, took the time to keep us informed as to what was happening and why Wreck Pond was being dredged. Faithfully watching in the mornings, my friends and I fondly came to be called “The Third Crew.” Mr. Trevoloni, Mr. Kush and their men, explained how the pipe was constructed to last a long time and gave us insight on the intricacies of the job. This information enabled us to answer the many queries of the runners and joggers on the boardwalk who wanted to know what was happening. When the Trevcon crew departed, the beach was in better condition than when they started. We thank them for keeping us informed and congratulate them on a job well done. BILL BURKE Brooklyn Boulevard, Sea Girt ~ WHAT ARE WE PAYING FOR? Editor, The Coast Star: At the recent Spring Lake Heights School budget hearing, a non-resident tuition policy was listed as one of the “budget highlights.” There was considerable discussion of a plan to recruit up to 30 non-resident students who would be charged $3,600 per year. A week later the board president tells us the policy is “not remotely related” to the budget and makes wild claims about what would happen if the budget is defeated. He failed to mention that a policy to accept non-resident students is already in place and children of non-resident district teachers are currently enrolled in the grammar school free of charge. I have to say, his credibility leaves a lot to be desired. A more compelling reason to reject the proposed budget is the excessive administrative costs. We have a business administrator earning $77,770, and a supervisor of curriculum receiving $80,800. The real eye-opener is the outgoing superintendent’s contract. She checks in at an exorbitant $144,231 plus benefits. The benefits include: 30 days vacation, 15 days of sick leave, and five personal days. Also, no-cost medical/hospital coverage, dental care, prescription plan and visual care. All these coverage policies to include her husband! Also, “The board shall reimburse the Superintendent for all medical expenses not covered by health insurance” [Can anyone say cosmetic surgery?] She is also eligible to collect on 120 accrued sick days and has her own $40,000 secretary. The school board is certainly generous when it comes to spending the taxpayers’ money. Should someone remind the State Commission of Investigation that the big school districts aren’t the only ones with questionable compensation for administrators. It can even happen in a 378-student grammar school. JAMES MARTIN Shore Road, Spring Lake Heights


50 YEARS AGO • Legislation which would force automobile drivers to undergo chemical tests to determine their sobriety raises “a grave constitutional question” the state Bar Association’s Committee on Legislation has informed the legislature. Opposition to the bills stated in a bulletin sent this week to members of the legislature by the Bar committee which is headed by Edward McCardell Jr. of Trenton. Penalty for refusing chemical analysis of breath, blood or saliva to determine the alcoholic content of blood by the driver would be revocation of license or reciprocity driving privilege, pending a hearing. “These bills raise a grave constitutional question,” the community bulletin states. “It is not necessary because of a few bad drivers have to subject the whole population of the State of New Jersey to this procedure, which, as outlined is an invasion of personal rights to a great extent.” 25 YEARS AGO • Although the cost of visiting Manasquan beach is going up, the charge remains among the lowest in the area. Councilman John L. Winterstella, chairman of the beach committee, reported that Belmar and Manasquan have less expensive admission fees than surrounding towns. In the ordinance it sets out the cost of a beach badge at $15 for the entire season — up $1.50 — with half season badges priced at $12.50. The half season badges are valid for either May through July or August through September. Senior citizens over the age of 65 will continue to pay $5 for the season. The daily rate will be $1.75 except on weekends and holidays when the cost will be $2.75 per day. • Manasquan High School varsity baseball team started its 1981 season on a bright note with three straight victories — over Long Branch, 4-2; Manalapan, 7-1; and Red Bank Catholic, 11-6. In the season opener at Long Branch, Pete McInerney slugged a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 deadlock and give the Warriors their first win. 10 YEARS AGO • Manasquan Police Department dispatchers have hired an attorney to represent them in contract negotiations. The dispatchers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the year, when their two year deal expired. The Manasquan Police Department currently has four fulltime and five part-time dispatchers; the amount of part-timers varies throughout the year. They hired lawyer David Friedman, of Newark, to represent them. When reached for comment Mr. Friedman said there is no litigation pending in the negotiations, nor is any contemplated, his actions will be representation in the pursuit of an acceptable contract. The dispatchers have already met several times with borough officials for negotiating sessions, but have yet to come to an agreement. 1 YEAR AGO • The name of one of the board of education incumbents seeking re-election to his seat next Tuesday was mistakenly left off absentee ballots sent to borough voters, according to a school official. School Superintendent Joseph Torrone this week said the name of board member Tedd Vitale and the seat he was running for was faxed to county clerk of elections, Bertha Sumick, along with the names of the four other people who are running in the April 19 school election. “She did not receive that part of the fax,” he explained. Superintendent Torrone said he did not know if the error was on the part of the district or the county. He added that he found it “very strange” that a whole line was missing from the fax.

Upcoming Meetings — MONDAY, APRIL 17 — • Manasquan Council, 7 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. regular, borough hall, East Main Street. • Spring Lake Council, 7 p.m., borough hall, Warren and Fifth avenues • Belmar Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., borough hall, 601 Main St.

— TUESDAY, APRIL 18 — • Lake Como Council, 7:30 p.m., borough hall, 1740 Main St.

— WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 — • Manasquan Planning Board, 7 p.m., borough hall, 201 East Main St. • Sea Girt Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., elementary school, Route 71 & Bell Pl.

— THURSDAY, APRIL 20 — • Bradley Beach Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. regular, borough hall, 701 Main St. • Avon Planning Board, 7 p.m., borough hall, 301 Main St. • Avon Board of Commissioners, workshop, 3:30 p.m., borough hall, 301 Main St.

Observations of

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— LETTERS — From Page 32 VOTE FOR JOANNE GRAY NEXT TUESDAY Editor, The Coast Star: I’m writing in support of Joanne Gray for Belmar’s Board of Education. Having served with her on the Belmar Environmental Commission for many years, I’ve seen firsthand how much positive energy and intelligent thought she puts into anything to which she makes a commitment. Her hard work resulted in New Jersey designating Shark River as one of the first “no discharge” zones in the state, helping to make the river cleaner than it had been in years. She was responsible for a number of other successes that have helped make Belmar an environmental leader. She has already developed the same kind of track record at Belmar Elementary School, leading a campaign for the donation of new playground benches, getting trees donated to beautify the property and bringing in nearly 150 donated computer systems to the school — all at no cost to residents. As a concerned parent and taxpayer, I feel fortunate to live in a community where we have so many good people willing to give their time and energy. But I believe it would be a great loss if Joanne Gray were not elected to the school board. I know she will bring a strong, balanced voice and make every effort to do what is best for both the children in school as well as the taxpayers. MERRY BRENNAN 11th Avenue, Belmar ~ IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE ON THE WALL BOE Editor, The Coast Star: Honesty, sincerity, integrity: three principles that take us in a clear direction. It’s how we try to live our lives and it’s what we teach our children. Yet, when it comes to our elected officials, we make allowances. After all, they are “politicians,” we somehow accept the fact that we must lower our expectations of them. I, for one, will always believe we can demand higher standards from the leaders of our town. We can force the issue of integrity through the power of our vote. For the first time in years, we have a highly contested Wall Board of Education election with four open seats available. If you have been attending school board meetings, you know this opportunity has presented itself because the community has grown weary of the current makeup of our board of education. We cannot move forward unless we change direction, and to do that, we need to elect new members. I am supporting Deidre Kukucka, Dave Lucas, Terry VanNess and Jim Carhart. I am continually impressed by the intelligence and sincerity of each of these candidates. It’s obvious that they care deeply about our school district and that our students would be their first priority. They will bring planning, education and business expertise to the school board, which will ensure better management of our tax dollars. They have no intention to “overspend,” as their opponents would have you believe, because they are concerned taxpayers, just like you and me. But, they will address our overcrowding issues with short- and long-term plans as soon as they are elected. They also bring fresh ideas to improve our school system. They plan to form a committee that will pursue changes in the distribution of state funding for public schools so that Wall taxpayers would not continue to be overburdened by that formula. They have curriculum ideas that would be geared to improving our SAT scores. They would like to introduce an intramural sports program so that, in a large district such as ours, more children can participate in the fun and excitement of being part of a team. These are just some of the plans they have spoken about. They have new ideas because their interests lie in our children and their education, not in their political agendas. They have pledged to be accessible to parents and staff members and they will be open to our ideas and suggestions. They plan to work in a cooperative manner with our teachers and administrators so that the best possible education can be delivered to our students — their number one priority. Please join me in voting on April 18 for Kukucka, Lucas, VanNess and Carhart. Reach out to your friends and neighbors — If we each call 10 people and get them to vote, we can wake up to a positive change on our school board on Wednesday morning. LAURIE CANNON Old Farm Road, Wall ~ GRAY’S RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS IS IMPRESSIVE Editor, The Coast Star: Joanne Gray is the mother of a child who attends Belmar Elementary School. She is seeking a seat on the school’s board of education. Joanne’s record of accomplishments on behalf of our children is an impressive one, to say the least. She arranged for the donations of 144 computers; spearheaded an after-school Spanish program for first- and second-graders who wouldn’t receive instruction in this area due to budgetary constraints; petitioned for, and realized, the donation from a local landscaping company of 50 trees to act as a barrier between the school’s playground and the nearby commercial properties; organized a used educational toy drive in 2005; and volunteers regularly at school functions. The list goes on and on. Joanne is a creative thinker who is constantly developing projects that will enrich the experience of our Belmar School students. What I like best about her is that she won’t take no for an answer if she believes an idea is worthwhile and beneficial. It is no surprise that she wishes to serve our school community as a board of education member. I strongly urge you to cast a vote for Joanne Gray for a board seat on Tuesday, April 18. Her record speaks for itself. CLAIRE DEICKE 14th Avenue, Belmar ~ SUPPORT FOR HANSEN AND AMOSCATO SEBAITIS Editor, The Coast Star: On April 18, the community of Spring Lake will elect two members to the school board. It is an important decision and therefore I would like to extend my support for Trish Hansen, the incumbent, and Barbara Amoscato Sebaitis. I have worked closely with Mrs. Hansen the past two years, and her energy and passion for education is contagious. She has embraced her role, taking on many areas of focus. She is on the finance, personnel and negotiation committees, and is presently the Manasquan High School representative. She attended information meetings within the district, discussing the possibilities of shared services. Trish Hansen is the type of individual who explores all avenues, does her “homework” and brings innovative ideas to the table. She knows how to “agree to disagree,” and responds to the needs of the children as a whole rather than an individual's agenda. I would highly encourage the community to consider Trish Hansen for an additional three-year term. Barbara Amoscato Sebaitis is a perfect choice for the citizens of Spring Lake. I have sat on the board for six years. No one, other than our PTA representatives, have attended as many meetings as Mrs. Amoscato Sebaitis. She has a sincere interest and a true knowledge base of the current concerns that are facing our school board. She has extended her time and energies to the school in many leadership roles in the PTA and has a proven track record of success. She is an intelligent, sensitive and capable individual bringing to the board a vision for the school’s future. Please consider Trish Hansen and Barbara Amoscato Sebaitis on April 18. SUSAN L. SCRIBNER, Spring Lake Board of Education President Ludlow Avenue, Spring Lake

~ LUCAS SEEKS VOTERS’ SUPPORT TO CHANGE WALL BOE Editor, The Coast Star: I am a 47-year-old attorney, married to a private school teacher, and have lived in Wall for 13 years. Our three children attend Old Mill School and Wall Intermediate School. I have been a South Wall Little League volunteer for eight years, serving on the executive committee for two years. I am running for a three-year term on the Wall Board of Education. I am running for the following reasons: Every resident wants to provide a quality public education to our children. However, there are financial limits at play in the ability of our property owners to fund public education. Consensus and common ground are the keys to success in this area, and this has been lacking for the past several years. Community consensus needs to be sought. Critical issues need to be addressed, not ignored. For example, the school overcrowding issue has been neglected for the past two years. This is not acceptable. Politically-connected individuals have been hired, or sought to be hired, to fill important positions. This should cease, as only the best qualified individuals should be considered. The superintendent should be treated with respect, regardless of personal misgivings or private disagreement. In the past, the public treatment of Dr. Habel has been an embarrassment to Wall. Finally, the use of the tactic of political assassination by press release, utilized by both the township committee and the incumbent group on the board of education should be ended. It is time for a change. It is time to go in a different direction. I ask for your support. I ask for your support for my running mates, Deidre Kukucka and Terry Van Ness, and for the independent candidate, Jim Carhart. We are not politically connected. We would like to end “politics as usual.” We would like the sole focus of the Wall Board of Education to return to providing a quality education to our children within the financial means of our property owners. We can only do that with your vote on April 18. DAVID G. LUCAS, JR. Old Squan Road, Wall Township ~ BOE CANDIDATE BELIEVES THERE IS STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY Editor, The Coast Star: Glenn Miller, Martha Donnelly, Gregory Marrotta and James Denniston, don’t all live on the same block or don’t all come from the same neighborhood, we bring different perspectives and experiences to the board of education meetings. There is strength in diversity. We don’t all think the same and don’t always agree. We do, however, share the same goals, and are willing to compromise and to discuss what may become the best way of achieving our shared goals. Conflict can sharpen an issue. We bring no secrets, no agendas, and don’t support special interests. We have learned to leave our baggage at home. We don’t waste time finding fault or focusing blame but look to discover resolution or improvement and move forward. We strive to develop community-wide involvement, and participation as evidenced by our initiation of and participation in the community-wide strategic planning committee. We are looking for ways to improve. I have heard it said that the current majority of the board all think and vote the same as if directed by some force. The truth of the matter is we have learned through experience and training how to work together. Look at the high test scores. Brielle ranks number one out of similar districts across the state in passing percentage in language arts, mathematics and science on the GEPA tests of our graduating eighth-grade class. Your Manasquan High School seniors tout the highest percentages on the SATs. Look at your lower cost per pupil, or lower administrative costs. Your costs to educate the children of Brielle are lower than all six of the other districts that send students to Manasquan High and eighth lowest throughout the state among similar operating type districts. We are doing our jobs and we are achieving your goals. We have fartherreaching goals and visions and are not done yet. Let me ask you, the taxpayer and voter, a question. How far do you think a team of horses pulling a cart could travel if they were pulling in a different direction? Not very far, right? I believe that we are focused on where the community wants to go. We are providing the best and most cost-effective education possible. And yes, we plan to cover a lot of ground as quickly as possible by pulling in the same direction. Please support and experience the proven records of Glenn Miller, Martha Donnelly, Gregory Marrotta, and myself, James Denniston. Please give us your vote on April 18 and return us to providing a proven quality product for our community. JAMES L. DENNISTON JR. Magnolia Avenue, Brielle ~ SLHEA ASKS VOTERS TO SUPPORT SCHOOL BUDGET Editor, The Coast Star: The Spring Lake Heights Education Association is asking the Spring Lake Heights community for support in the school budget election on April 18. Spring Lake Heights School, recognized as a Governor’s School of Excellence, has kept the cost of educating each child below state average since 1998. If the school budget is defeated, K-8 personnel, texts and extracurricular programs will be cut. This is the only area of discretionary funding in a school budget. In today’s world, children need all the advantages we can give. We are asking the voters to make a real difference in the outcome of this budget election by voting yes on April 18. NANCY NEWMAN President, Spring Lake Heights Education Association ~ VOTE FOR WALL CANDIDATES WHO ARE FREE OF POLITICAL INFLUENCE Editor, The Coast Star: Of all the letters regarding the upcoming Wall Township Board of Education election, the one which caught my attention was the one written by Jo Schloeder. She stated “Educating Wall’s children is a nonpartisan process independent of party affiliation.” How right she is. That’s why I’m voting for Deidre Kukucka, David Lucas, Terry Van Ness, and Jim Carhart — four candidates who are free of political influence. JUNE HERBERT Allenwood-Lakewood Road, Wall Township ~ SABAITIS IS RIGHT CHOICE FOR SPRING LAKE BOE Editor, The Coast Star: On April 18, the residents of Spring Lake will have an opportunity to cast their vote for Barbara Amoscato Sabaitis to serve on the Spring Lake Board of Education. Mrs. Sabaitis will bring intellect, vision, experience and dedication to this position. As a graduate of Cornell and an attorney, Mrs. Sabaitis’ academic credentials speak for themselves. She is currently equipped to deal with the complex issues and challenging problems which often face local school boards. In addition, Mrs. Sabaitis has been attending Spring Lake Board of Education meetings for the past several years, which is a testament to her interest and commitment to education. She has taken the time to become acquainted with the workings of the Spring Lake Board of Education, and has been an active voice representing the interests of the school and community. This participation will enable her to serve with insight and experience. Her problem solving, diplomacy, and strong work ethic have all played an important part in the past school related projects in which she has been involved. Mrs. Sabaitis served as chair of the library committee and has served on the kitchen tour committees. Mrs. Sabaitis’

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Thursday, April 13, 2006







• Milestones • • Obituaries • • School News • • Street Beat •

After a distinguished career of military and state service,

Mark Clemmensen offers his talents to serve Sea Girt W

hen Sea Girt’s M a r k Clemmensen retired last month as director of the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center, it was an important moment in his life, but it wasn’t his first retirement. He had already retired from the National Guard as a lieutenant colonel in 2000, after a 30-year career, mostly in the Army Corps of Engineers branch of the service. His four-year tenure directing the 255-employee training center, which has a resident training population of between 400 and 600, was the cap of a distinguished military career that took him throughout the nation and across the world. Mr. Clemmensen, 55, who now serves as Sea Girt’s council president, played a significant role in contingency planning involving nuclear weapons during the Cold War between the United States and the U.S.S.R. in the 1980s. He experienced the thrill of riding on Air Force refueling jets. He served two tours in the Pentagon, including work on the Base Realignment and Closure [BRAC] process in 1991, when Vice President Dick Cheney served as the country’s defense secretary. He was in Europe when the Berlin Wall came down and saw firsthand the flood of refugees migrating to western Europe. Mr. Clemmensen joined the C National Guard in 1970, at the M age of 19, and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant after graduating from the New Jersey Military Academy two years later. His initial assignment to the 4/112 Field Artillery was followed by an assignment to the HQ 104th Engineer Battalion, 50th Armored Division. During the first years of his service, Mr. Clemmensen studied architectural technology and industrial engineering at The College of New Jersey, graduating in 1975. He was promoted to officer engineer in the Army Corps of Engineers, and after a brief time of private sector employment, he began a fulltime position with the corps as an operations and training officer in 1977. He then began his 27-year

career with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs [DMAVA], which runs the Sea Girt training center, in 1979, while remaining with the National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers. As chief of real property for the department, Mr. Clemmensen was responsible for disposing of three of New Jersey’s Nike Hercules nuclear missile sites. The missiles were a Cold War invention designed to protect the country from a Soviet missile attack. In 1983, Mr. Clemmensen went on his first tour at the Pentagon to help review and approve military construction plans before they were submitted to Congress. At the time, President Ronald Reagan had pushed for improvements to military infrastructure, an initiative that Mr. Clemmensen cited as one reason he registered as a Republican in the mid-1990s. He said the issue was close to his heart, as he felt strongly that America’s military deserved better than the “deplorable” facilities that were in use was President Reagan took office. In 1988, he was assigned to South Korea to do contingency planning for the 1988 Olympics. He worked with the South Korean army to devise plans in case North Korea were to invade the country and cause mass casualties. Mr. Clemmensen helped create a procedure for immediately setting up emergency hospitals in South Korea and for transferring the wounded to hospitals in Japan as soon as possible. Because of North Korea’s immense army and the relatively small number of U.S. troops stationed at the border, the only way for the United States to deter or respond to an attack would be to use nuclear weapons, Mr. Clemmensen said. Having always been interested in the history of the Korean War, Mr. Clemmensen enjoyed the chance see some of the historical sights there firsthand. He was given permission to visit the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, which was unusual for an officer as highly ranked as him. Mr. Clemmensen was a major at the time. North Korean soldiers

Retired National Guard Lt. Col. and Sea Girt Council President Mark Clemmensen walked on the borough’s beach with his wife, Virginia, this week. patrolling the border always wore long trench coats, even in the summer, Mr. Clemmensen recalled. At one point during his time in South Korea, a tense situation between soldiers on both sides led to the discovery of the reason for the North Koreans’ dress. A North Korean soldier reached into his coat and revealed he was carrying an AK47, which was specifically prohibited in the demilitarized zone. Every minor matter involving the two nations was constantly being negotiated, Mr.


Clemmensen said, including his own presence at the border. “The littlest thing starts posing a threat to the North,” he said. At one point along the border, North Korea had what appeared to be a large building facing the

south, from which music and propaganda was broadcast to the southern side, Mr. Clemmensen recalled. When the United States obtained a satellite photo of the “building,” it was found to be nothing but a facade. The facade and propaganda at the border were all part of “mind games” used by the North Koreans, Mr. Clemmensen said, adding it was and is something that American troops stationed there have to put up with every day. The demilitarized zone is sub-

ject to daily explosions from land mines dating from the 1950s, and North Korean soldiers would regularly dig tunnels, even through solid rock, to reach the south, he recalled. In 1989 he worked on similar contingency plans in south Holland, in case the U.S.S.R. decided to mount an attack through Berlin, Germany. Timing was extremely important in planning how to move troops and equipment to the area, Mr. Clemmensen said. “The best we could do was delay them,” he said, until U.S. troops could be deployed. The Cold War at the time was at a level such that elaborate plans were in place in the event of a nuclear strike. Secret underground chambers were built near the borders in Berlin and South Korea, where nuclear bombs could be moved and launched. On the president’s orders, U.S. troops would have carried the bombs by plane from their storage locations farther behind the borders. They would have then jumped off the plane with the bomb strapped between their legs, and release it so it would hit the ground before they did. Nuclear bombs are inert and do not explode unless a primer is added, Mr. Clemmensen explained. Primers are always kept as far away from the bombs as possible and would not be with them during transportation, he said. Afterward, the troops would have carried the bombs to one of the underground chambers for launching, Mr. Clemmensen explained. Those procedures and the existence of the chambers were classified at the time of his service in Europe and South Korea. When the Berlin Wall came down, Mr. Clemmensen saw countless refugees migrating through Holland to reunite with family members they had been separated from by the Iron Curtain for decades. He still marvels at the memory of seeing the refugees driving west in antiquated cars carrying furniture, rolled carpets and dining room sets on their roofs. “It looked like their living rooms on top,” he recalled. “It was pretty exciting [to be there] … you were living part of histo-

ry.” He met his wife, Virginia, in November 1990 when he travelled to an arsenal in North Jersey to meet with a vendor for the DMAVA. “He was quite striking” in military uniform, Mrs. Clemmensen recalled about the first time she saw her husband, adding she was immediately impressed with him as “an officer and a gentleman.” One of the most remarkable traits Mr. Clemmensen has is a keen awareness of his surroundings, Mrs. Clemmensen said. For example, on one of their first dates she directed him to take a complicated route of back roads to reach a movie theater. To her surprise, on the way back he took the exact same route without hesitation or asking for further directions. “He has great integrity,” Mrs. Clemmensen said of her husband, adding that he is thoughtful, considerate and respectful and has no harshness about him. “He’s also very nice looking,” she remarked. Mr. Clemmensen is a family man who always remembers birthdays and anniversaries, and he is a true example of someone who treats others how he would like to be treated, Mrs. Clemmensen added. In 1993, Mr. Clemmensen received a promotion to director of installations for the DMAVA, a position that gave him responsibility for all National Guard facilities in the state, including almost 50 armories, three flight facilities and 24 maintenance and repair shops. In 1994, Mr. Clemmensen was promoted to assistant commissioner for support services with the department, with 1,800 people reporting to him, including his replacement in his previous position. Among the many military honors Mr. Clemmensen has received are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Service Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and



Retired National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Clemmensen [right], of Sea Girt, and his son, Air Force Lt. Andrew Clemmensen [center]. One of the first things Mr. Clemmensen did after retiring last month as director of the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center was to visit his son, who is serving in northern Las Vegas.

I found his steadiness, his loyalty and his ingenuity to be amazing.

He was always responsive to whatever we needed, and a true friend of the state police.

— Retired Maj. Gen. Frank Gerard United States Air Force

— Capt. Tom Flaherty New Jersey State Police

Among those attending Lt. Col. Clemmensen’s retirement party [center] at the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center last month were Brig. Gen. Maria Falca-Dodson [right] and Assemblyman Sean Kean. So many people attended that it had to be moved to a larger room. Mr. Clemmensen and his wife, Virginia [above] enjoyed dinner at a recent formal event.



Street Beat “Oh no, I pay for mine, why shouldn’t they pay for theirs?” CHRISTINA FARIA SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS

“I believe it’s a benefit extended to many councilmen throughout the state, and this has been done in past practice in many municipalities. This draws some qualified people to the office. It’s a form of payment because they get very little pay.” TIM LYONS LAKE COMO

This week’s question:

“Do you think it’s right that some council members receive free health insurance that is paid by taxpayers”

“No, I don’t think it’s right. As far as I know a councilman isn’t a full-time job, and if part-time workers don’t get full benefits, why should they?”

“Most councilmen have jobs so they should have health insurance, but if they are retired then it is fair.”

“Definitely. They deserve some sort of compensation for what they do and the time they put in and what they put up with.”

“I don’t think it’s right, I know there are perks to it but with a lot of people struggling it’s a little bit of a smack in the face.”





Retired Lt. Col. Mark Clemmensen brings talents to serve Sea Girt — FROM PAGE 35 — the New Jersey Medal of Honor. If that weren’t enough, he also was awarded two Air Force Commendation medals, an Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. Retired Maj. Gen. Frank Gerard, who formerly ran

DMAVA and now lives in Point Pleasant, had high praise for Mr. Clemmensen. "Mark is the epitome of a soldier and a citizen," he said. “He was so trustworthy and reliable, and also always willing to express his own opinion about something. I found his steadiness, his loyalty and his ingenuity to be amazing.” In 2002, Mr. Clemmensen was assigned to direct the Sea Girt

National Guard Training Center by New Jersey Major General Glenn Rieth, the adjutant general of New Jersey. “It was a great opportunity,” said Mr. Clemmensen. “It gave me a new education, a new perspective and probably an increased respect for the law enforcement agencies and what they do.” Training by the New Jersey State Police Academy, the Division of

Criminal Justice, the Juvenile Justice Commission and the Department of Corrections takes place at the center. “It was a nice assignment,” he said. “I knew I was in the twilight of my career.” Mr. Clemmensen had already lived in Sea Girt for seven years at the time he was assigned to the training center, and he said working so close to home was a welcome change from his previous positions at DMAVA, when he had to drive extensively around the state. “What I’ll miss the most is just working with young people that have made a commitment to serve either state, nation or community,” Mr. Clemmensen said of his retire-

ment from the training center. “They’re the special young people in our country.” A long career in the military can’t help but influence one’s everyday life, even after retirement, and Mr. Clemmensen said he is not an exception. “We get a little regimented, and you carry that into your life,” he explained. Every day of the 11 years he has lived in Sea Girt, he has followed a regular routine in which he wakes every morning before six, organizes and plans his day, reads the Bible, drinks coffee and walks to the ocean to meditate before going on with his day. Military life also teaches one how to make contingency plans and maximize time and resources

in private life, he said. Now that he is retired, Mr. Clemmensen is looking forward to doing things that he never had time for during his busy career. He recently went on a two-week trip with Mrs. Clemmensen to visit his son, Andrew, a lieutenant in the Air Force who works as a bomb technician at a base in northern Las Vegas. On the same trip, they saw the Grand Canyon for the first time. The trip was especially enjoyable because a two-week vacation was “not a possibility” during his busy career, he said. Mr. and Mrs. Clemmensen also plan to travel around the world and the country, particularly to Greece. Mr. Clemmensen also wants to see his three grown children, Andrew, Linda and Douglas, and his parents more often. He said he is very grateful for what his parents have done for him over the years, and he wants to take advantage of his retirement to help them as much as he can. Mr. Clemmensen said he is looking forward to enjoying life in Sea Girt to a degree he hadn’t been able to in the past. He plans to spend plenty of time at the beach this summer, and he also plans to bicycle more and work out at the Atlantic Club in Wall. He also views his retirement as a great chance to get more involved in his community, partic-

— LITIGATION — From Page 17 completion by Memorial Day, Councilman Bogan said. Mayor Ahern called the contractor’s failure to perform “a very serious situation,” adding that it may involve litigation. The council will take action to make sure the job is done right, Councilman Bogan said.

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ularly as the borough’s council president. He said the council’s duties are not unlike those of directing the training center, as both involve things like addressing infrastructure needs, maintenance and operations. The training center is “like its own town,” Mr. Clemmensen explained. His accomplishments during his long career are especially gratifying because Mr. Clemmensen was told by a doctor at the age of 6 that he would have to use a cane or crutches for the rest of his life. After waking one morning and being unable to sit up, Mr. Clemmensen was diagnosed with Perthes, a disease that causes tissue in the hip joint to deteriorate, and he had to lie flat in bed for 12 months when he was 6 and 7 years old. The condition required an unusual amount of discipline for a young child, but with the help of his parents and doctor, he did what was required, and eventually healed completely. Doctors since then have told him they cannot believe he ever had the disease. “I never thought I’d do all this,” Mr. Clemmensen said of his military career. “I guess I do believe in miracles.”

First Aid Squad accepting sale donations The Brielle First Aid Squad will be accepting donations of items to sell at their first fundraising yard sale. The sale will be held Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Aid Building on Old Bridge Road. The event will be held rain or shine. Drop-off time for donations will be Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The squad suggests that donations be household items, bric-abrac, toys, sports equipment, etc. All clothing must arrive on hangers. Only usable, in excellent condition items can be accepted. Those with questions should call Karen Smith at 732-5285729.


MHS Student Wins Poster Contest


Alecia Piazza [from left] her art teacher MaryAnn Monahan and Pat Provenzano, head of the Belmar Tourism Commission, attended an award presentation ceremony at Manasquan High School yesterday. Alecia won the poster contest sponsored by the the 20th Annual Seafood Festival.

Manasquan Woman’s Club receives several awards At a recent board of directors meeting, Barbara Molteni, president of the Manasquan Woman’s Club, announced that the club has won two awards for its work with the Manasquan Public Library. The General Federation of Women’s Club has extended congratulations for fulfilling the required criteria for the Adopt A Library project. The American Library Association also has recognized the club’s efforts with the Manasquan Public Library. Three members of the club attended the Dr. Seuss birthday party event, where they helped with the refreshments. The club gave a Dr. Seuss book to the

library along with a fifty dollar check for books. Members also read to the kindergarten classes monthly at the Manasquan Elementary School. The MES library has received a donation for books. Two young women from Manasquan High School will be sponsored to attend the GCI Institute for Leadership. At the next monthly meeting, which will be held on Monday, April 10, donations will be collected to purchase phone cards to be sent to the troops in Iraq. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.

at the clubhouse, located at 62 Main Street. Dessert and a beverage will be served. The hostesses will be Mary Ann Rupertus, Jane Bessemer, Connie Edwards and Marie Gallagher. A Slide Program, detailing the history of Tuckerton Seaport will be presented by Gretchen Coyle, vice president of the board of trustees of Tuckerton. All women of the Manasquan community are welcome to attend. For more information call 732223-1089.

Wall’s Domenico named to dean’s list at Montclair

Charities have tickets for the Spring Lake 5

Amanda Domenico, of Wall Township, recently was named to the dean’s list at Montclair State University, Montclair. Ms. Domenico, majoring in business administration and minoring in accounting, is a 2003 graduate of Wall High School. She is the daughter of Anthony and Cindy Domenico, also of Wall.

Although the Spring Lake Five run already hit its limit of 9,000 racers on Feb. 22, the director of the race, Philip Hinck, has announced that some entries are still available for the run through local charities. The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts is sponsoring 100 more entries through local chari-

ties: New Jersey Sharing Network, The Wellness Community, Arthritis Foundation, Holiday Express and Charity House. All the money for the ticket goes directly to the them. More information and how to get one of these entries can be found on the Race Information page at







St. Catharine School celebrates library week By Emily Clark The sign outside of school read “Happy Library Week!” last week as St. Catharine Grammar School parents and students came together to celebrate National Library Week. The pro-literary event kickedoff at the school with banners, balloons and special educational programs in honor of National Library Week. According to the school’s media coordinator, Dana Mencel, following a devastating flood in October 2005, which almost destroyed the school's library, St. Catharine students have a renewed sense of commitment to books and reading. Therefore, this year’s National Library Week acted as a grand reopening of the newly renovated media center and book collection, said Mrs. Mencel. The week’s kick-off was the introduction of a special “I Love to Read” incentive program by the

Photo courtesy of DEBI WATSON

Author Trinca Hakes Noble entertains St. Catharine School students during National Library Week with a reading of her book.

media coordinator. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth were given charm key chains with special book and book worm charms for every book read by a student and for time spent reading. A special “Meet the Author” presentation was made to the students by well-known author and illustrator Trinca Hakes Noble, whose credits include “Apple Tree Christmas,” and The Jimmy’s Boa

series. Mrs. Noble read from her newest work, “The Scarlet Stocking Spy.” Her story telling about her life and writing experiences provoked an extended question and answer period. The PTA treated the St. Catharine faculty to a lunch with the author in the Media Center, and at the end of the day there was a book signing session for parents and students. National Library Week contin-

ued with a “book cookie” treat for students during lunch on Wednesday. On Thursday, eighth grade students dressed up like Dr. Suess characters and read to the kindergarten students during media time. Mrs. Mencel said she would like to thank parishioners, parents and students for their coordinated efforts in making this year’s National Library Week a great success.

The Student Book Review Corner “The Carnivorous Carnival” [from “A Series of Unfortunate Events” By Lemony Snicket Reviewed by: Joe McGarry Eighth Grade School: Spring Lake Heights Elementary School My name is Joe McGarry. I am 14 years old and just finished reading “The Carnivorous Carnival” from a Series of Unfortunate Events. I recently read the “Hostile Hospital” from the series and it got me hooked. It leaves you in suspense every time. “The Carnivorous Carnival” was the first book I actually read without having a reason to read it. I finished it and am now reading the next book, titled “The Slippery Slope.” It was a great book full with mystery and adventure. It was fun to read and enjoyable.

In this book the three Baudelaire orphans named Violet, Klaus, and Sunny disguise themselves as a two headed person and a wolf baby to find out what the evil Count Olaf is up to. They, in the meantime, have discovered that one of their presumed dead parents may actually be alive! They are also searching for the other pages to the snicket file.

To succeed in their goals they must face deadly lions and outwit Count Olaf and his evil henchmen once again. The Baudelaires have also been falsely accused of being murderers so they must avoid contact with anyone who has read about them. With the deadly lions, the evil but smart Count Olaf, all of Olaf’s henchmen, everyone who thinks they are murderers, and a new fortune telling character, will the Orphans be able to survive through the story? Well, I know but you’ll just have to pick up a copy and find out for yourself. Overall I think anyone would have a great time reading this or any of the other Series of Unfortunate Events books. I can’t wait to see how things turn out in “The Slippery Slope.” No matter what I’m sure it will be a great book. So now go out and read a copy.




Academic Student of the Week By Matt O’Brien Wall Township resident Mary Guenther, 18, was recently selected as academic student of the week at St. Rose High School because of her involvement in a range of organizations, sports and “impressive grade point average.” “Although St. Rose does not rank, I can say that Mary has a most impressive grade-point average in her class,” school guidance counselor Ann Pfister-Brown said. Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary Guenther, is the captain of the field hockey team, vice president of the Key Club, a member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, student ambassador and spring musical set design. Some of her hobbies include reading and going to the gym. “I approach school hoping to achieve my personal best, but I also like to keep in mind a healthy competition with others,” Mary said. “I maintain my academic achievement by studying and working hard, but being involved in other activities to stay wellrounded and involved.” She added that her favorite classes in high school are art and physics because she enjoys “being creative and original” in art and understanding how and why things work in physics. Ms. Pfister-Brown said she has

Name: Mary Guenther Age: 18 Grade: Senior School: St. Rose HS Town: Wall Achievement: Mary has maintained a high grade point average and is captain of the field hockey team, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society. known the high school senior for three years and, in that time, she has been impressed with her intelligence and level of self-motivation. “By the virtue of Mary’s numerous gifts, she has the tremendous potential to pursue

and succeed in any part of her life,” the guidance counselor said. St. Rose High School Principal Dr. Michele Campbell also offered a few words for the academic student of the week. “Since her freshman year, Mary has contributed positively to St. Rose High School in every possible area — spiritually, academically and athletically,” Dr. Campbell said. “As an upperclass student she has gracefully stepped up to leadership roles.” Looking to the future, Mary has already been accepted to a number of colleges where she plans to pursue a degree in early childhood education and speechlanguage pathology. To date, her choices are The College of New Jersey, Loyola College, Catholic University of America, Fairleigh Dickinson, State University of New York at New Paltz and Montclair State University. “I hope to try new things and meet new people so I can enjoy a full college experience,” Mary said about life after high school. Once she earns a degree from college she is aspiring to land a career in speech-language pathology within the educational system. Mary has three brothers, Rob, 27, Tim, 24, and Brian, 22, and two sisters, Kate, 19 and Lauren, 16.


MHS student receives Ruth Buckley Award Claire Moore, of Brielle, a senior at Manasquan High School, has won the Fellowship of Christian Athletes [FCA] Annual Ruth Buckley Award that was presented at the FCA State Banquet on April 4. This honor is awarded to one senior girl in the state who best exemplifies and demonstrates the courage, commitment and perseverance of the award honoree in committing their life to a faith in Jesus Christ. In the last several years, Claire has taken a bold stand for Christ in Manasquan High School and has been willing to persevere in her faith in spite of opposition from others. Her character and lifestyle exemplifies her desire to live a life that is holy and pleasing to God bringing Him glory in all she does. She boldly professes the good news of salvation to others not only through her words but also by her actions. Claire is the FCA president at the high school and has helped to organize local Christian outreaches, such as — a benefit concert and fund-raiser for Hurricane Katrina victims, the annual King of the Court two-on-two basketball tournament, a fellowship dinner bringing together the

Manasquan and Wall varsity softball teams and the introduction of a solutions pregnancy center abstinence program in the high school. Besides the FCA, Claire is involved outside of school in the youth groups at fellowship chapel in Point Pleasant, Grace Tabernacle in Lake Como, and St. Rose, in Belmar. She has spent the summers of her freshman, junior and senior year on mission trips to Mexico where she helped to build three churches, ministered to the poor and evangelized to the local people. Jim Freda, the Manasquan High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes advisor, said, “I have known Claire for the past four years and have seen the holy spirit work mightily in her life over these years. By God’s grace she has grown from a shy, quiet individual unsure of her salvation to a person that now knows that she has blessed assurance in Christ.” The Coast Star welcomes information about local clubs and organizations! Send your release to: 13 Broad St., Manasquan 08736 or call 732- 223-0076






Avon Students Show Their Stuff At Fair


Liliana and Jack Krupinski displayed a project on electromagnetism at the Avon Elementary School science fair held at borough hall last Thursday night.


Academic Student of the Week By Ryan Greene Both a talented student and athlete, Jackie Zoller has achieved success behind a desk and on the field. Jackie, a senior at Wall High School, has excelled academically. By the end of her time at the high school, she will have completed eight Advanced Placement classes, and is also the treasurer of the National Honor Society at the school. “She continually challenges herself to get the most out of her high school experience,” Wall High Principal Stephen Genco said. Jackie also is an executive board member of SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — a group that uses positive peer pressure, role models and other strategies to help other students make the right decisions about drinking, drugs and other dangerous pursuits. She also has distinguished herself as an athlete. Jackie is a member of the varsity soccer and softball teams, and she coaches recreation soccer teams over the summer. “Jackie is a true leader both in the classroom and outside on the varsity soccer and softball teams,” Principal Genco said. And true to her current and past performance, Jackie’s goals for the future are lofty indeed. Though she has not decided what area of study on which to focus in college, she hopes to move on to law school and a career involving international government. Jackie also has set herself a personal goal to study abroad and become fluent in Spanish. Her favorite subject — history — should help her achieve her goals. “I love learning about the foreign and domestic policies of the past and how they relate to the present,” she explained. So far she has been accepted into Penn State University, St.

Name: Jackie Zoller Age: 17 Grade: Senior School: Wall H.S. Town: Wall Township Achievement: Jackie is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a varsity athlete in soccer and softball. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and The College of New Jersey. With such impressive academic achievements and solid college acceptance letters, Jackie must have a secret to success, right? Actually, it’s really pretty obvious. “I pay attention in class and try and stay on top of my work load,” she said. “She is an active contributor to class and a person who her peers constantly look to for advice. She is a role model for the school,” Principal Genco said. “Jackie is an extremely intelligent, motivated and active student who will make a huge impact on the future.” Jackie is the daughter of Jack and Esther Zoller, of Wall Township. She has four siblings, J.F., 23, Nikki, 20, Matt, 15, and Zach, 13.


Weddings Engagements Births


Allison Mopsick engaged to wed Bradley Stevens Norman and Lou Ann Mopsick, of Manasquan, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allison, also of Manasquan, to Bradley Michael Stevens, of Manasquan, son of D. Michael and Nancy Stevens, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Manasquan High School and is expected to receive a degree in communications from William Paterson University this May. She is the head of public relations and human resources for Surf Taco. Her fiance is a graduate of Coral

Births Riordan Scott Walker

Springs High School and Arizona State University, where he received a degree in justice and social inquiry. He is the general manager of Surf Taco, Manasquan.

Alicia Bonaly to wed Matthew Shepherd Linda Bonaly, Spring Lake, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Alicia Marie Bonaly, Brick Township, to Matthew William Shepherd, Brick Township, son of Maureen Doloughty, Lawrence Harbor and Jack Shepherd, Lincroft. Ms. Bonaly is also the daughter of the late Kenneth Bonaly. The bride-elect is a graduate of Lehigh University where she received a bachelor of science degree in marketing in 2000. She is employed as a media planning supervisor with MediaCom, a division of Grey Global Group Advertising, New York City. Her fiance received a bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University

Brendan Robert O’Brien

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Riordan Scott Walker was born on Saturday, March 25 at 11:29 a.m. in Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20-inches long. Riordan is the first child of Joe and Dana Walker, Point Pleasant. His maternal grandparents Ralph and Joanne Sunkimat, Point Pleasant. His paternal grandparents are Joe and Joan Walker, Wall Township. His paternal great-grandmother is Eileen Walker, Spring Lake.


Dylan Knight Looney

ALICIA BONALY & MATTHEW SHEPHERD in political science/history in 1999 and an EdM in secondary social studies education from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education in 2000. He is employed by Freehold Borough High School as a social studies teacher.

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Dylan Knight Looney was born on Thursday, March 2 at 8:16 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long. Dylan is the first child of Kereth and Paul Looney, of Neptune. His maternal grandparents are John and Kim Nerenberg, of Wall Township, and his greatgrandmother is Esther Knight of Manasquan. _______________________

Brendan Robert O’Brien was born on Monday, March 27 at 10:46 p.m. at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Brendan is the second child of Megan and Rob O’Brien, Shark River Hills. He has a sister, Riley Katherine, 2 and one-half. His paternal grandmother is Jean O’Brien, Spring Lake Heights, and his maternal grandparents are Eileen and Jim Rochford, Wall. _______________________

Katherine Rose Gowen Katherine Rose Gowen was born on Saturday, March 28 at 3:36 p.m. in Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. Katherine is the fifth child of Jim and Linda Gowen, of Brielle. Her brothers and sisters include: Jimmy, 9, Michael, 7, Mary, 5, and Matthew, 2. Her maternal grandparents are Frank Wall, of Staten Island, N.Y., and Angelina Wall, Spring Lake. His paternal grandparents are Matthew and Bridget Gowen, of Manasquan. [Have a birth announcement you would like to share with the community? Access our birth announcement form on our web site:]




— HABEL — From Page 12 Yes, there are increases in health care, energy rates and contractual salary increases. It is also our obligation to make sure that the school is run in a cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner. Financial management in recent years has been seriously lacking, that is why we will be hiring a new business administrator and recently hired a new attorney. My husband, Mark, and I have the same dream for our children as all parents do. Our children, Tim, Maggie and Anthony, are all thriving thanks to the fine teachers, coaches and administrators that have guided them on their journey to reach their individual goals. Education does not come from brick and mortar, rather, from dedicated teachers and caring and supportive parents. Let’s not confuse quality with quantity. CARHART: I have been a Wall resident and taxpayer for 31 years. The steps taken by Dr. Habel using a zero-based budget process, refinancing the 1998 referendum bonds, joining a consortium to purchase utilities, and negotiating reductions with insurance carriers are positive steps that I support. In addition, I would want to explore shared services with the township and other school districts for future savings. Wall Township public schools offer outstanding educational opportunities to our students at a per-pupil spending cost that is low in comparison to commensurate districts in Monmouth County. The issue is that education is a labor-intensive operation where more than 80 percent of the budget is for salaries and benefits. Our teachers and support staff deserve to receive appropriate raises and the supplies and equipment neces-

sary to continue to provide an outstanding education for our children. The task is keeping rising costs as reasonable as humanly possible. CLAYTON: Certain costs will always be on the rise and salary increases, insurance and energy costs are among them. The worst part of the financial equation is that the state continues to reduce the amount it returns to fund the Wall school system. The board can and must be dedicated to the most cost-effective school system we can have. The recent efforts of my running mates on the 4 For Wall ticket show that the board can be responsible to the taxpayers and still provide a quality education to our children. The board’s demographic reports show that in a few years our enrollment will actually decrease, and we should avoid costly expansions and referendums, that can be avoided by better use of our existing facilities. KUKUCKA: Last year we formed a coalition with surrounding schools to combat increased fuel costs. This enabled us to purchase at discounted rates, effectively minimizing the drastic price increases. We need to research the feasibility of doing this with other expenses, such as health insurance, where premiums are rising faster than taxpayers’ incomes. In the past, we have negotiated with the insurance company to save the district money, but perhaps we can explore the possibility of establishing health savings accounts coupled with a catastrophic health plan. The district would fund the account, and employees would have the option of adding pre-tax dollars to their accounts. It would offer flexible spending, be portable and interestbearing, like an IRA, and reduce participating employees’ taxes. It may or may not be practical for our district, but we need to explore alternative means of delivering health insurance that stabilize our costs while maintaining benefits. LUCAS: This year’s school budget, approved by the incumbents, involves a 5-cent tax increase. No programs have been cut in the last two years. With fixed costs comprising 86.5 percent of the school budget, there is little the board can do, short of devastating the curriculum.

Unfortunately, local school districts have been placed in the uncomfortable position of trying to minimize annual increases, rather than achieving budget cuts. The reality is that the entire manner in which the state of New Jersey funds public education is no longer effective, and in danger of collapse. There is little that can be done on the local level to reform the public education system unless there is similar effort going on at the state level, and within other districts, at the same time. If elected, I am willing to take part in any such statewide reform effort on behalf of our district. VAN NESS: Unfortunately, the system in place to fund public education in the State of New Jersey is “broken.” Of Wall Township’s $56 million proposed budget, only $4.5 million is funded through state aid. The remaining is funded through our tax dollars. Over 86 percent of the overall budget is made up of fixed expenses. Many believe that boards of education have the power to implement significant changes in the overall budget, whereas in reality, there are very few areas where the board can effect change without affecting programs. Certainly, there are opportunities to reduce costs that should be explored every year, but none can create a major impact. The real fix lies at the state level. We’ve all heard this before, but it’s the simple truth. Until boards of education, parents and taxpayers join together to force Trenton to change the way we fund our schools, there is very little we can do.

— FATE — From Page 13 valuation. As such, a homeowner with a home assessed at $312,000 would pay $4,056 for school taxes. That figure does not include municipal, county or fire district taxes. Polls are open in Wall Township’s 19 voting districts from 2 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Residents in district one vote at Central School, Allenwood Road; district two at South Wall Fire House, Atlantic Avenue; dis-

A Swingin’ Good Time

ADAM HUTCHENS , The Coast Star

Mickey Everhardt, of Avon, enjoyed some quality swing time at the beach this week.

trict three at West Belmar Fire House, Route 71; district four at the municipal building, 2700 Allaire Road; district five at the Wall Fire House, 18th Avenue; and district six at Wall First Aid & Rescue headquarters, Monmouth Boulevard. Voters in district seven vote at West Belmar Fire House, Route 71; district eight at Wall Community First Aid headquarters, Lakewood Road; district nine at South Wall Fire House, Atlantic Avenue; district 10 at Old Mill School, Old Mill Road; district 11 at Wall Community Fire Aid

headquarters; and district 12 at the Glendola Fire Company Fire House, Belmar Boulevard. Voters in district 13 vote at the Wall First Aid & Rescue headquarters; district 14 at the Wall Township branch of the Monmouth County Public Library, Allaire Road; district 15 at the Glendola Fire Company Fire House; district 16 at South Wall Fire House; district 17 at Allenwood School, AllenwoodLakewood Road; district 18 at the Four Seasons Ballroom, 2519 Sparrowbush Lane; and district 19 at the Wall branch of the library.














Wall Township BOE meeting turns ugly — FROM PAGE 1 —



Resident Bob Cavan said he was pleased the board had kept politics out of board of education meetings — until, he said, Mrs. Margadonna made her comment about the incumbents and their vote on Mr. Hahn’s separation agreement. “This is not a place for politics,” Mr. Cavan said. Mrs. Margadonna responded that she thought it was important for residents to know that, to which Mr. Cavan said she should not have stressed that it was the “incumbents.” As she would be throughout the night, Mrs. Conte was quick to interject, thanking Mr. Cavan for his comments and encouraging him to move on. Mr. Cavan presented the board with proposed changes that he summarized would prevent anyone from holding a seat on the board of education if they are an elected official in or contracted with the township. Mr. Giacobbe said that state law already forbids someone from holding a board of education seat and a township committee seat. However, he said the state School Ethics Commission has determined that it should not be illegal to work for or volunteer in some other way in the township and serve as a board of education member. Mr. Cavan said the board could “massage” his suggested revisions somehow to prevent what he thought could cause a conflict of interest. Board members — including Dan Manson, who serves with the recreation department in town, and Bob Kerr, who sits on the board of adjustment — were skeptical about the need for the policy revisions.

Mr. Giacobbe said he would look at Mr. Cavan’s suggested changes and get back to him. Resident Laurie Cannon, campaign manager for candidates David Lucas, Deidre Kukucka and Terry Van Ness, then spoke. She said she wanted to discuss with the board literature sent out by the “Four for Wall” candidates — Mrs. Conte, Mr. Lane, Mrs. Margadonna and Michael Clayton, chairman of the board of adjustment — which she said contained false information. “There’s misinformation in this literature, all through this literature,” she said. Mrs. Conte said it would not be fair to go through that campaign literature without examining campaign materials from their opposition, much of which she said also contains misinformation. “This is not a place to have a political debate,” board member David Wren insisted. “We need to focus on the issues,” Mrs. Conte said, adding that the board would not hear Mrs. Cannon’s comments. Several residents shouted out from the audience to “let her speak.” Mrs. Cannon said the board members’ oath of office forbids them from willfully disseminating false information to the public. Board member Dan Manson said the literature was not put out by the board, but by three members of the board. He went on to say that he had been “disappointed” with a full-page ad that appeared in The Coast Star last week on behalf of the challengers’ campaign that he said contained false information. Mrs. Cannon said board members should be concerned that members were putting out false information. “Good point. I’m done with this,” Mr. Wren said. “What is your basis for shutting

me down,” Mrs. Cannon demanded. Mr. Giacobbe insisted that the board would not get into a political dialogue at the meeting. At least one resident in the increasingly noisy audience called out that Mrs. Margadonna already had made it political. “Ma’am, you’re reading from political literature. You’re not reading from a factual document,” Mr. Giacobbe insisted. Mrs. Cannon thanked him for saying so and the audience erupted in cheers. Mr. Giacobbe then said he had been interrupted, and that he was saying she was not reading from a board document and so he would not opine on it. After the meeting, Mr. Giacobbe insisted that he had said he would not comment on anything other than an official board document, factual or not. Mr. Cavan then spoke again, chastising the board for refusing to hear comments about the election after Mrs. Margadonna had made such a comment herself. “Let’s a call a spade a spade,” he said. He added that the board probably should not talk about the election, but if it were going to shut out comments from residents it should have reprimanded Mrs. Margadonna for her earlier statement, as well. Following the meeting, Board Vice President Doug Wild said much the same thing. He said it was not fair for the board to refuse comments from the public after allowing Mrs. Margadonna’s comment. He pointed out that Mr. Giacobbe was one to “shoot down” political comments, but was out of the room when Mrs. Margadonna spoke. “It’s not gonna look favorable for anybody,” Mr. Wild said. After Mr. Cavan spoke, Mr. Wren suggested that the board motion to adjourn without further

public comment. “I personally think this has turned into a little political debate,” he said. “Make your statement when you go to vote.” Ms. Van Ness, a former board member and one of the candidates seeking to unseat the incumbents, asked if the board had any update on plans for the possible referendum. Mr. Giacobbe and Mrs. Conte said they were waiting for more information from professionals on all possibilities. Mrs. Conte added that the board is “re-evaluating” its plans. “We’re not prepared at this time to comment on that,” she said. Mrs. Van Ness left the podium saying, “Hopefully we’ll move forward more quickly than we have.” “Maybe it’ll take nine years,” Mrs. Margadonna said, alluding to the time Ms. Van Ness spent on the board. Residents in the audience gasped and made outraged comments until Mrs. Conte called the meeting to order. Mr. Cavan threw his hands up and left the room, followed by applause. Resident Sandy DeBonis also spoke. She said she spent six years with Ms. Van Ness on the board’s growth and development committee, working on the successful referendum of several years ago. First she said the fact that Mr. Wren had rolled his eyes and put his head down on the table when Ms. Van Ness had come to the podium to speak was extremely rude. “That’s probably the single most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen,” she told him, which brought applause from the audience. She said the implication that Ms. Van Ness did nothing in her nine years on the board is insulting to herself and to Ms. Van Ness. “And I’m infuriated that you could make a statement like that,” she said. That brought more applause. The board adjourned the meeting with no further comment.

Methodist Church to hold rummage sale



The United Methodist Church, located at 23 Church Street in Manasquan will be holding a spring rummage sale on Thursday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The United Methodist Women have extended the time so people will have a better opportunity to attend the sale. There will also be a bag sale on Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Customers may buy large or small bags for $3 or $5, respectively, and can spend their time filling those bags. All the proceeds from the event will be put towards the church’s youth mission group. The sale will feature clothing, books, toys, small appliances, kitchen ware, linens, shoes, hats and various “odds and ends.”


— LETTERS — From Page 34 civic interests and professional associations have strong ties to education as well. She and her husband, Jim, have three young children in H.W. Mountz at this time, giving her a vested interest in providing the best programs, curriculum and overall educational experience. A strong school goes hand in hand with a strong community. Perhaps most importantly, those who know Barbara personally can attest to her impeccable character and passionate commitment to children and education. She would be a tremendous asset to the Spring Lake Board of Education, and we are indeed fortunate to be able to cast our vote for a person with such vision, commitment, and qualifications. KATHLEEN FERRARO West Lake Avenue, Spring Lake ~ KEEP BELMAR A GOOD FAMILY TOWN BY APPROVING BOE BUDGET Editor, The Coast Star: Belmar is a good family town. What makes a good family town? One thing is a good education system. Belmar has two excellent education systems. One of the education systems has to have a budget approved by the voters on April 18. This budget was developed by the Belmar Board of Education, who spent long volunteer hours developing a no-increase budget. I hope that those of us who want Belmar to remain a good family town show our support for these hard-working volunteers and vote yes on April 18. TOM VOLKER 4th Avenue, Belmar ~ WALL BAND BOOSTERS THANK COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT Editor, The Coast Star: On behalf of the Wall High School Band Boosters, I wish to express my gratitude to everyone who participated in our “Wall Kitchen Tour and Tasting,” which was held on April 8. Thank you to MaryRose and Ed Van Woudenberg, Virginia and John Birdsall, Karen and Richard Wonsala, Clare and Phil Forlenza, Kathy and John Rippetoe, Suzanne and Steve Vita, Kathy and George Wehrhahan, and Brian Church, who demonstrated their support with gracious hospitality by opening up their homes to our local chefs and our tour-goers for this event. Thank you to the local culinary experts of Simko’s Grill, Java Moon Cafe, Brandl, Soup for You, Cold Stone Creamery, Isohama Restaurant, What’s for Dessert, Marina Grille, Dan’s Kitchen/Cafe Artiste, Gourmet Kitchen, Chocolate Carousel, for generously donating their time and food, and for preparing the scrumptious dishes which tantalized the taste buds of all who attended. The rain could not damper the spirits of our tour-goers who, by all accounts, enjoyed themselves thoroughly. I thank you for your support. Lastly, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Tricia Surdovel for all of her hard work in chairing this event, to Stacey and Larry Brewer for their efforts in producing our tour booklet, and to the following band booster members and friends of the band for taking the time to serve a hosts/hostesses at the eight lovely homes on the tour: Jackie Anlas, Carmen Allen, Eva Applegate, Patti Bartsche, Nancy Berube, Stacey Brewer, Marianne Caradonio, Laura Cristell, Tricia Franks, Kathy Freeman, Patricia Frehner, Mary Jennings, Terry Keynton, Dave Lucas, Sally Meagher, Ann Moonan, Pat Pruiksma, Andrea Ragan, Meg and Mike Siciliano, Paula Sullivan, Sandi Thomson,Cindy Tufts, Rebecca Wells, and Debbie Woolley. Your generous efforts and participation have allowed us to raise funds which we will use to offer summer music scholarships, student achievement awards, senior service awards and graduation keepsakes, as well as to pay for guest clinicians. Thank you. ROBIN ZAWODNIAK President, Wall High School Band Boosters COMMUNITY SHOULD BOYCOTT FOUR FOR WALL Editor, The Coast Star: So the “Four for Wall” have announced that they are boycotting a public forum to educate our community on their position for the upcoming board of education election on April 18. I can only assume they would not mind if the community boycotted them on April 18 by exercising the only rationale vote which is "for" Kukucka, Lucas, VanNess and Carhart. Why is the "Four for Wall” afraid of participating in an unbiased, well-proven and experienced community-driven question session? I guess they want the questions ahead of time to formulate a “canned” response driven by a puppet regime otherwise known as the “Pinocchio Syndrome.” They prefer performing with strings attached because if asked to solo they either stumble or their nose begins to grow. Their decision to avoid a public forum just makes everybody’s decision much easier on the 18th … Boycott the “Four for Wall” and cast your vote for Kukucka, Lucas, VanNess and Carhart who are really the Four for “ALL” of Wall and not just their own agenda. We have some very critical financial decisions to make on funding the current school process along with addressing the future growth funding. I believe a referendum should be the last resort proposed after all alternatives have been analyzed along with a cost take out initiative focused on reductions to our current run rate of spending. This is what I expect to learn from an open community forum. We should not be misled by empty promises to attract your vote... remember just look for the strings or the length of their noses before deciding on the 18th. I feel much more comfortable with a group committed to open community communications and not pompous boycotting, which aligns my vote with the Four, who will be, for “All of Wall” Please vote Kukucka, Lucas, VanNess and Carhart on April 18. GEORGE BEDNARSKI Appleridge Circle, Wall Township ~ SHAME ON YOU 4 FOR WALL Editor, The Coast Star: Shame on the “4 for Wall” incumbents. Their ad in The Coast Star attacks three Wall parents who are well-respected parents decorated for their volunteer services to the schools. This low blow is part of a dirty strategy to discredit valuable members of our community rather than face up to public discussion. The incumbents’ claim that these parents are biased against them and incapable of running a fair forum event is absurd. Look closely and you see how shoddy their attack really is. They attack a parent that they honored in February at the BOE meeting for her service to the schools. Now that she may not support them, she’s being penalized as [get this] a Democrat. And they say this in the same ad in which they claim “we don’t believe in playing politics with our children’s future.” They attack another parent, also known for her volunteer work in the schools, because she put a lawn sign out that supports the challengers. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at the absurdity of linking these two events. Since when did exercising one’s First Amendment rights mean that one cannot act fairly or professionally? It’s absurd to jump to that conclusion. Then they attack yet another mom whose efforts and endless volunteer time has benefited our community and schools for years. When these incumbents decided to attack rather than talk to us they lost my respect. Their tactics represent what is wrong with the present school board. Our board’s purpose should be working together with administration, staff, townspeople, including parents, as a team. Their strategy shatters this purpose. My vote will be for Kukucka, Lucas, Van Ness, and Carhart for the school board. WENDY THOMPSON Allenwood Road, Wall Township

~ FOCUSED ON THE TASK AT HAND Editor, The Coast Star: Monday evening, The Wall Township Boosters hosted a Meet the Candidates Night for the board of education election, which is Tuesday, April 18. For those who could not attend, it was a missed opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of our district. The four candidates who chose to attend this forum were all articulate, intelligent, knowledgeable and very earnest in their desire to contribute to the students and staff of the Wall Township school system. This group has all the attributes of a competent, effective leadership. Terry Van Ness has many years of experience as a board member. She calmly and objectively knows the process and understands the issues facing this community. Dave Lucas is an incredibly well-spoken, pragmatic and consensus-building individual- his leadership potential is quite evident.Dave has been very involved in many community organizations and he obviously is committed to a higher standard for our school system. Deidre Kukucka has proven herself over the years for her countless efforts in parent organizations, as a trustee in the Wall Foundation and executive on many school committees. She is an energetic and organized parent and about as well informed as anyone could be. What she doesn't already know, she is willing to research with the necessary objectivity. Jim Carhart brings to us his years of experience as a teacher in the Wall school system and his terrific rapport with students, parents and staff. He has the sense to know where his strengths lie and what he can contribute, his experience is priceless. This group demonstrated that egos, personal agendas, and political aspirations can be left at the front door of the school and the business of setting goals for the district, solving difficult issues such as overcrowding and maintaining fiscal responsibility can be accomplished in an intelligent, objective and timely fashion. We have not experienced this over the last few years and we have lost valuable time as the world spins faster and the educational demands on our students increase. What I heard last night is that this team would like to get back to the business of making our school system a shining star in the state. By letting the administration do their job and providing support, the board could focus on those important issues mentioned above. Instead of challenging our superintendent on every decision, they would work with him to raise the curriculum to new heights to help our students- all of themachieve their academic potential. Education is the key to a civilized and higher functioning society. Yes, it costs money and yes, the taxpayers have to bear the burden. The system is flawed in many ways and our state does little to alleviate the financial load. But we have a responsibility to educate our young people just as our parents did for us. The best we can do is to approve the financial budget for the district and entrust competent and committed individuals to oversee our investment. I urge you to support our schools and vote for Terry Van Ness, Dave Lucas, Deidre Kukucka and Jim Carhart. Thank you for your consideration. WENDY MAAS Atlantic Avenue, Allenwood ~ HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED Editor, The Coast Star: I’m 51 and grew up in a middle-class family in Montclair. My Dad worked for an insurance company and mom stayed at home. Every night at 5:30 we sat at the table and had dinner. Neither I, nor my three siblings ever wanted for anything. We all completed college and every June we’d pack up the station wagon and head to our rental at the shore for the entire summer. A good life for a family of six living on a middle manager’s salary. I’ve often wondered what changed that makes that simple quality of life a rarity today. Much of the answer lies in the percentage of family income going to support irresponsible government. There is no end to special interests or recognition of what systemic damage they do to our community and children. In Brielle we have disagreements on how to manage our school. Many seek to seize the emotional high ground by imploring that spell binding phrase “it’s for the children.” Isn’t that wonderful? Never mind that fifty-year residents are being forced out of their homes by rising tax burdens, or that those with no children in the school have a disproportionate share of their hard-earned disposable income going for “things for the children,” like Joe Torrone’s salary. Our board, with the exception of Dunning, Lonza, Delosso and Marotta approved a contract for our “superintendent” that pays him over $160,000 per year. In Montclair our superintendent supervised the principals of a high school, two middle schools, twelve grammar schools, several special needs programs as well as a support staff [which was equivalent to that of Torrone’s]. He oversaw programs for over 8,000 students versus 600, so forgive me if my definition of superintendent differs from that of the board’s majority. My grammar school was one of the smallest in town, a K-6 school with about 330 kids, 65 percent white and 35 percent black. It had a staff of 18, including a principal [who often substitute taught, and doubled as the clarinet teacher], a secretary, nurse, librarian, two custodians and 12 teachers [5th and 6th grades were combination classes]. With an 18:1 student to staff ratio its students became doctors, lawyers, teachers, journalists, business people, nurses, career military, plumbers, electricians and responsible citizens. For curiosity, I looked at Brielle’s staffing on their web site and found that we have 96 for a school of 600. That’s a 6:1 student to staff ratio. Among these were two music teachers, one for instruments [I guess Joe’s contract won’t let him offer lessons on the organ grinder], one for voice, all kinds of social workers, psychologists and therapists, six custodians, a superintendent, principal, business administrator, at least five front office/business people, specialists for health, study skills, guidance and other assorted sundry topics, and three paid lunch aids [most non-public schools staff this with volunteers]. Defenders like to point out that Brielle has a relatively low cost per pupil which reminds me of the old adage, “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Do you ever think we’ll see consideration of things like regionalization and vouchers [which would undoubtedly save us money at the high school level]? Our current board would have you believe that the superintendent’s contract, this level of staffing and unwillingness to consider innovation, represent stellar management of Brielle’s resources. I would disagree. On April 18th we vote on the latest budget proposal and for several BOE candidates. While I favor an appointed board that would allow for more representative representation, we currently have an opportunity to break up the majority which has given us this mess. I urge all to vote against the budget submitted by Torrone and approved by his entourage on the board. Additionally, a vote for Dunning and his running mates, Mr. and Mrs. Maldjian and Mrs. Barnes will at least assist us in getting more courageous management of Torrone, and a more realistic budget if this one is rejected. FRED FASTIGGI Valley Road, Brielle ~ THANKS TO VFW MEMBERS Editor, The Coast Star: I want to thank the Manasquan VFW No. 1838 for the delightful luncheon and awards ceremony on Saturday. It was truly an honor to be recognized as the post's choice for Teacher of the Year. I was in great company, as the MHS winners of the Voice of Democracy essay contest, advised by MHS history teacher Jason Bryant and sponsored by our local VFW, were also honored for their superb efforts. Congratulations to Kelsey Scribner, Delia Beck and Leslie La Bruto. A special note of appreciation goes to Cary McCormack, principal, and Diane Marklein, assistant

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— CHALLENGE — From Page 9 to planning board hearings. “We are really approaching the point where we will see construction soon as evidenced from [the] meeting with the Sea Coast [Chevy dealership application],” he said. Mr. McCorry lost last year’s election to current Republican Councilman William Merkler in an upset victory. “I believe that Belmar has come a long way with the election of Bill Merkler … I have not been able to recall when there was so much open dialogue during agenda session meetings,” Mr. Koehler said, hoping to repeat Councilman Merkler’s 2005 success. Joining the zoning board chairman in November’s general election will be Mr. Dempsey, of 17th Avenue, an accounts general manager of operations for the Xerox Corporation. “I believe the redevelopment plan and process are at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts in the community,” Mr. Dempsey said. He added that planning was an extremely important process, however, he said, the borough needs a process of implementation. “A timeline, and perhaps better and more communication to the residents and businesses,” he said the borough should have. ~ Mr. Koehler, 44, has resided on 16th Avenue for the last eight years. He is a self-employed business and information technology consultant. In 2002 Mr. Koehler was appointed to chair the Cable Television Advisory Committee, for which he received a certificate of appreciation from the mayor and council. In January he was voted from

— PRIMARY — From Page 1 Councilman Gannon said he was not surprised either, because he believes the Democratic Party leaders in Spring Lake Heights are mainly “gypsys, tramps and thieves.” He called Mr. Adams, Mr. Blasi, Mr. Tully and Mayor Malick “warlords” who are “trying to get rid of Frank and I.” He added that he took it as “a badge of honor” that Mr. Tully refused to sign his petition to run in the primary. “You judge by your friends as well as your enemies,” he said. Mayor Malick said he thinks Mr. Manger and Ms. Enright “both would be working on the council with the best interests of Spring Lake Heights as their priority ... They would not have any personal agenda or ambition.” The mayor, who ran with Councilmen Gannon and Ford in 2003, added he had no strong reaction when he heard committee members would not be supporting the two councilmen’s re-election. “I’m just glad the voters will have an option in June,” he said. Asked why he thought some members chose not to support him and Councilman Ford, Councilman Gannon said he did not know, but said it is clear their priority is to maintain “power and control,” he said. The Democratic bosses in town view them as “a threat to their control,” Councilman Gannon said, because “we don’t vote like sheep.” He added that those individuals

vice chair to chairman of the board of adjustment by its members. Mr. Koehler added that he has been listed as “unaffiliated” with any party in county voting records but recently declared his affiliation with the GOP Party. Mr. McCorry, 53, who has lived in Belmar for the last 17 years, said that he also plans to campaign on making new housing affordable for families. “We have to work to provide choices for all residents along the entire economic spectrum,” he said. Mr. McCorry conceded that if elected in November he would probably step down as TRDC chairman, but hopefully would become council liaison to that group. He works as an architect at Kaplan, Gaunt, DeSantis Architects in Red Bank and is a trustee with the Belmar Arts Council. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two children, Diana, 16, a student at Red Bank Regional High School, and Cody, an eighth-grader at Belmar Elementary School. Mr. Dempsey, 57, resides on 17th Avenue with his wife, her mother and two of his four children. He said other campaign issues will center around quality of life and balanced and open government. “You can never communicate too much, especially in times of change,” Mr. Dempsey said. He graduated from Scranton University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has been married for 34 years to Rita, with whom he has four children, Christopher, 34, and Brian, 28, both of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Timothy, 26, and Jillian, 24.

“brag” about having controlled the borough’s Democratic Party since 1974. Controlling a small town like Spring Lake Heights is nothing to brag about, Councilman Gannon said. “These people have lost all sense of scale and proportion,” he said. "They've got the mayor on the little marionette string, and they pull the strings," Councilman Gannon said. "The mayor exercises no leadership." “If the voters want a sheep, then vote against us,” Councilman Gannon said. “That’s democracy.” Councilman Gannon rejected the notion that the reason he and Councilman Ford are on the council is to promote personal agendas or ambitions. “I’m doing this because my wife and my kids live here, and I’m trying to make this a better town, pure and simple.” Still, Councilman Gannon acknowledged he aspires to be mayor “at some point.” “They like to do things on their own as opposed to being part of a team,” Mayor Malick said of the councilmen. “I would’ve appreciated more support in the past couple years than they’ve shown me on a personal level.” Councilman Ford called the mayor’s comment about them doing things on their own “extremely hypocritical.” Mayor Malick and Councilwoman Mary Beth McKnight, a Republican, often work together on councilrelated matters “without anyone’s knowledge,” he said. “Support is earned,” Councilman Gannon said of the mayor’s complaint. He also said he has found

A Feast At St. Denis

ADAM HUTCHENS , The Coast Star

Jenna [left] and Kathryn Wynd enjoyed some fish and chips at an event at St. Denis Church this Saturday afternoon.

— TREES— From Page 30 proper funding was to blame. Council members maintained that great strides have been made, however, with a strong effort being put forth for the maintenance and preservation of trees in the borough. The council subsequently approved, unanimously, the Memorial Tree Program. This program involves the purchasing, planting, and donating of trees for memorial purposes. Choice is given as to what size tree the buyer desires, with prices varying accordingly. In other news, • The borough has been proactive on sewer maintenance, said a council member, as seen by the ordinance passed providing for the sanitary sewer pump station rehabilita-

that involving Mayor Malick in projects has not been productive. “If you bring something to the mayor, it’s like taking it out to the pasture to have it killed,” he said. He and Councilman Ford have been working hard for the town, while the mayor and some council members “want to coast,” he said. “I don’t know why we should support [the mayor],” said Councilman Ford. “He hasn’t come up with an initiative that needs support. I’m still waiting to see what he’s done as mayor … I feel I have a list of accomplishments.” He went on to cite his work on a new ordinance requiring background checks for those who work or volunteer with children, spearheading a sex offender-free zone ordinance and organizing an annual senior health fair with Councilman Gannon. Councilman Gannon pointed to his efforts, which he said helped the borough obtain $1.1 million in state and federal grants for sidewalk and paving projects, the demolition of the rail baggage station and lights at the borough’s tennis courts. He said he and Councilman Ford successfully lobbied U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine, Rep. Chris Smith and the DEP for money to restore Wreck Pond. Asked whether he supports Councilman Gannon and Ford, the mayor said, “I plan on supporting the people who plan on supporting me.” Both councilmen expressed confidence about winning the primary. “If we get our message out ... I’m very confident,” Councilman Gannon said. “I plan on winning,” said Councilman Ford, saying he believes he has a strong record to run on.

tion. There is no need for any tax worries on behalf of the residents, council members made it known. Money for the sewer work is already provided for in the borough’s sewer fund. • Summer beachfront preparations have been underway, though a couple concerns raised, according to a public works official. The women's’ restrooms would benefit with an additional stall, increasing capacity to accommodate summer crowds. A discussion was also opened regarding boardwalk maintenance and replacing wooden

boards with a synthetic material known as “trex,” or pavers. No action was taken on the topic, but the council members expressed a desire to view Trex as the financially sound choice, given the price per square foot. • The Bradley Beach tourism commission was commended by the council for their continuing efforts towards spreading the word to come visit Bradley Beach this summer. The borough officials said they were looking forward to a prosperous summer season.

MHS Class of 1971 seeks classmates The Manasquan High School Class of 1971 “Big Blue Beach Bash” 35th Reunion is slated for July 29 at the Barclay, in Belmar. Organizers of the event are still trying to locate the following classmates. If anyone has any information call Lorrie Traverso Golom at 732-280-1053. Judy Allen-Martinson, Christopher Barton, Mark Baxis, Joanne Bedell, Federico Beevers, Lucnida Braun-Taber, Patricia Burke, Bruce Cirrinone, Connie Ecks-Eitner. Susan Evans-Fillian, Pat Ferrell-Vamvas, Robert Frank, Joseph Graham, Paul Johnson, jay Kaczmar, Holly Kadlac, Candice

— VOTERS — From Page 30 $1,088,597 in state aid. New Jersey’s aid to the district declined by $22,708 this year. Dr. Turner explained that the district received a one-time grant of that sum last year to help with general expenses. Therefore, the 2-percent decline in state aid recorded for the year is actually a return to the usual amount of state-generated revenue. As compared to last year, the proposed budget shows a 6.14-percent increase from last year in the general fund. Last year the general fund totaled $6,243,526, whereas 2006 has a proposed general fund of $6,626,720. The 2006-2007 proposed budget has programs and services in addition to the Core Curriculum Content Standards that the BOE has adopted which has put the proposed budget over the maximum. Some of the reasons, which fall under the T&E budget, are adopt-

Karasko, James Kelly. Paul Knight, Steve Koehler, Linda Kurpiewski, Yvonne Latimore-Morris, Donald Latimore, Nancy R. Lewis, Robert Locke, Mimi Lockwood, Susan MacFadyen-Smith. Tim Mahony, Joanne MarinoBossa, Beverly Marron, Robert Martin, Elizabeth Nadas, James Nelson, Kevin Pappas, Valda Ribeiro-Harriet Gabriel, John Richardson. Barbara Robinson, Cathy Scattaglia, Cathy SpaightsBrown, Peter Stanley, Mary Stone, Paul Vallas, Thomas Ward, Steven Wien, Jackie Willms, Beverly Wright-Carins.

ing higher teacher and staff salaries due to negotiated settlements and a large proportion of the staff’s being at the top of the pay scale; estimated increases of 11 percent and 5 percent in medical and dental insurance rates, respectively; and a projected 65-percent increase in natural-gas costs. There has also been a significant increase in the board’s share of the Public Employee Retirement System pension liability expected for the 2006-2007 school year. And there will be an increase in capital outlay expenditure to complete boiler-room renovations, the installation of an exterior surveillance system, and the purchase of new fire-retardant stage curtains and new riggings in the auditorium. Polls will be open in Bradley Beach from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Districts 1 and 2 will vote at the firehouse, 725 Main St. Districts 3 and 4 will vote at the senior center, 719 Main St.


— ZAN TOZZI — From Page 1 ticket included an informal dinner, and raffles of items such as a surfboard, a luxury watch and other gifts. The focus of the memorial fund will next go to the awarding of the second annual Alexandra “Zan” Rose Tozzi Scholarship Award. This award is made possible through the fund-raising efforts of Zan’s classmates and the students who are members of the Spring Lake Drug Prevention Alliance. According to Rev. Ray DuBois who heads the alliance, the award will be given to a candidate who embodies the spirit of the community of Spring Lake and reflects the zest for life and positive attitude so evident in Zan Tozzi’s character. Eligible candidates will have been accepted to a two- or fouryear college, university or technical school. All of Spring Lake’s graduating high school seniors in the class of 2006 are invited to apply for the second annual award. To apply for the award, please submit the following to the Spring Lake Drug Prevention Alliance: 1. Name, address, telephone number.

2. Name of school attending in the fall. 3. High school transcript from school guidance office. 4. Description of extra curricular and community service activities. 5. Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, religious or civic leader. 6. Essay of not more than 200 words describing, “What You Have Done to Make a Positive Change in Your Community or in the Life of a Person Close to You.” Only complete applications will be considered. Applications should be mailed directly to Rev. DuBois at Borough Hall, Fifth and Warren avenues, Spring Lake, 07762. They should be postmarked no later than May 2. The Spring Lake Drug Prevention Alliance scholarship committee will review the applications and the committee’s decision will be final. All information regarding the applications will be kept confidential and each application will be reviewed anonymously. Each applicant will receive a written response from the committee in late May or early June. A formal presentation to the recipient of this award will be made at the H.W. Mountz Graduation ceremony, which is scheduled for June 16.


Jo-Jo Reilly attended the benefit for the Alexander “Zan” Rose Tozzi Memorial Foundation last Wednesday evening, which included raffling off of prizes such as fruit baskets.




Obituaries Burton Davidson Bradley Beach resident Burton Vincent Davidson died Thursday, April 6 in Shore Meadows Care Center, Toms River. He was 60 years old. Born in Newark, Mr. Davidson had lived in Bradley Beach for the past 30 years and was a dedicated Communicant of Church of the Ascension. He had been an employee of the U.S. Post Office, Edison. Prior to this employment, he had been a member of the United States Marine Corps for 20 years before his retirement in 1974. At the time of his retirement he held the rank of Master Sergeant. Mr. Davidson was the recipient of the following Medals and Citations; National Defense Services Medal, seven Good Conduct Medals, Armed Forces Honor Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the RVN Meritorious Unit Citation with Palm and the Navy Commendation Medal. He was predeceased by his wife, Sally, in June 2000. Mr. Davidson is survived by his two sons and their wives, Richard and Tracie, of Brielle and Michael and Nancy Davidson, of Fairfax, Va.; four brothers, Irwin, of Oakland, Fla., George, of Tinton Falls, Frank, of Jackson, N.C., and

John Davidson, of Tampa, Fla; and three sisters, Evelyn Parker of Huntsville, Ala., Catherine Mulvihill of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Helen Davidson of Neptune City. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Caroline, Olivia, Meredith, Katherine, and Lydia Davidson and 59 nieces and nephews O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, 07834.

____________________ Dorothy Porter Wall Township resident Dorothy F. Porter died Saturday, April 8 in Colts Neck Village, Colts Neck. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Jersey City, she had lived in Wall for the past 39 years. Mrs. Porter had been employed as the sales manager at Carter’s, Jersey City, and had also worked at Kay’s Monogram Shop in Belmar. She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Ocean Chapter No. 214, Wall, and a member of the Pride of Wall Seniors. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert L. Porter, in 1986. Mrs. Porter is survived by her son Gary H. and Emily Porter, of Wall; her daughter, Barbara McGuirl, of Hazlet; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. The O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township, handled the arrangements.

____________________ Arthur Bruce Clapp Bradley Beach resident Arthur Bruce Clapp died Saturday, April 7 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was 69 years old. Born in Chester, Pa., Mr. Clapp lived in Piscataway before coming to Bradley Beach 30 years ago. He was employed as

a painter with Adamantic Inc. in Eatontown before retiring. Mr. Clapp was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jane Smith Clapp; his son Robert Clapp, of Raritan Boro, his daughter Sheree Cronin, of Washington; his stepchildren, Joanne Snyder, of Wall Township, William Reehil, of Barnegat, Edward Reehil, of Bradley Beach, and Christopher Reehil, of Bradley Beach; and his grandchildren, Thomas, Luke and Adrienne Haberl, Christina, William III and Rose Reehil, Taylor and Jordan Clapp, and Alex and Jonathan Cronin. He also leaves his sister Florence Clapp of Texas. The O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township, handled the arrangements.

____________________ Richard ‘Dick’ Rogers Naples Fla. resident Richard L. “Dick” Rogers, formerly of Spring Lake Heights died Friday, April 7 in Naples Community Hospital, Naples Fla. He was 83 years old. Mr. Rogers retired in 1979 after 32 years with the State of New Jersey, Division of P a r o l e , Department of Corrections, where he served as parole supervisor. He was an active member of the East Naples United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Lakewood Country Club in Naples, where he enjoyed playing golf three days a week. He recently won a trophy for a first-place tie in a tournament at the club which he was so excited about. Mr. Rogers served with the 38th Fighter Squadron of the 8th Air Force in Everett, Wash. before shipping over to England during World WarII where he served four years. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. Mr. Rogers was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley; his parents, Helen and Lester Rogers; and a brother, Jack Rogers. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Sally Rogers, of Ocean Township, and Dr. Jon and Geralyn Rogers, of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law Dr. Ralph and Diane Scaccia, of Tinton Falls; two grandchildren, Bryan and Kristin Rogers, of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Nelda Giles of Nashville; and nieces and nephews around the country. Relatives and friends are invited to call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, Route 35, Wall Township. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home. Interment will be in Glendola Cemetery, Wall. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity of your choice.

____________________ Rose Bonadona Spring Lake resident Rose Merlino Bonadona died Sunday, April 9 in Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.

She was 99 years old. Born in and raised in New York City, Mrs. Bonadona moved to North Arlington, where she was employed as a teacher for 28 years. She then lived in West Orange for 22 years before coming to Spring Lake where she resided for the past 31 years. Mrs. Bonadona was a long time communicant of St. Catherine’s Church, Spring Lake, where she served as president of the Altar Sewing Guild, SCAMP [St. Catherine’s Association of Mature Persons], and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She was also a member of the Alter Rosary Society of St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt. Mrs. Bonadona was predeceased by her husband, Amedeo Bonadona, and her daughter, Sylvia Scott. She is survived by her grandson, John C. Scott, of Florham Park and her great-grandsons, Bailey and Caiden Galvin-Scott. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Joy DeCicco of Atlantis, Fla.; her nephews, Rev. Msgr. Ronald Amandolare of Little Egg Harbor, John Amandolare of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Albert Amandolare of Milford, Mass., her nieces, Camille [Ginger] McGlone, of Yonkers, N.Y., Patricia Rice of Brielle, Nancy DePasquale of Eastchester, N.Y. and several other loving nieces and nephews. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Township handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Catherine’s Church Restoration Fund 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, 07762

____________________ James W. Karlinski Belmar resident James W. Karlinski died Wednesday, April 5 in his home. He was born in Plainfield and resided in Forked River before moving to Belmar six years ago. Mr. Karlinski was predeceased by his father, Frank Jr. Surviving are his wife, Eileen; two sons, James Jr., of Brigentine and Jason, of Belmar; his mother, Karlin Karlinski, of Red Bank; one brother, Frank J. Karlinski III, of Red Bank; and two sisters, Judith Keating, of Plainfield and Trish Karlinski, of Oakland Calif. All services are private. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to His Love Ministries, C/O Fr. John Compoli, P.O. Box 433 Allenhurst, 07711 Reilly Funeral Home, Belmar, is handling the arrangements.

____________________ George “Poss” Pulsinelli Point Pleasant Beach resident George “Poss” R. Pulsinelli, whose fiancee lives in Brielle, died Thursday, April 6 in Ocean Medical Center, Brick. He was 63 years old. Mr. Pulsinelli was a lifetime resident of the Jersey Shore, an avid surfer, lover of music and fine automobiles. He was born in Neptune and had lived in Asbury Park and Manalapan before moving to Point Pleasant Beach. He was a retired diamond broker and consigner of the Essex and Sussex Hotel, Spring Lake. Mr. Pulsinelli was a veteran of the Vietnam Army, serving in the 101st Airborne. He is survived by his son, Sergio G. Pulsinelli, of Manalapan; his daughter, Marisa Lauria, of Keyport; his mother, Wilhemena Gubitosa Pulsinelli, of Neptune; his brother, Albert Pulsinelli and his wife Carol, of Jackson; his fiancee, Janet Murray, of Brielle; and the mother of his children, Dora Mussenden, of Manalapan. Francioni, Taylor & Lopex, Inc. Funeral Home, Neptune, handled the arrangements.

____________________ Margaret Burger Spring Lake Heights resident Margaret Ann Burger died Wednesday, April 5 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was 57 years old. Born in Newark, Ms. Burger

lived in Sea Girt for 17 years before moving to Spring Lake Heights 13 years ago. She was a graduate of Star of the Sea Academy, Long Branch. Ms. Burger was employed in the communications department of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and previously was employed as a receptionist with Wheelock, Inc., Long Branch. She was a communicant of St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, where she was a member of the Third Order Carmelites. She was the devoted caretaker of her parents for many years. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Jane Burger. Surviving are her son, Sean Burger, and his fiancee, Kristine, Brick Township; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles J. and Ginny Burger, of Brielle, and Kevin B. and Peggy Burger, Toms River; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mary Jane Gaines, of New York City, Nancy and Tommy Kowalsky,Wall Township; Patricia Golden, Neptune; Ginny and Mike Fallon, Toms River; and Susan E. Burger and John Wallace, Point Pleasant; two grandsons, Robbie and Drew; and her nieces and nephews, Rose, Jennifer, Michael, Monique, Meghan, Kevin, Kelly, Kathleen, John, Kristopher, Maura, Stephan and Brendan. Funeral arrangements were from the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall.

____________________ Mary Jo Read Manasquan resident Mary Jo Read died Sunday, April 9 in her home She was 55 years old. Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Point Pleasant Beach, Wall Township and Manasquan. She attended Point Pleasant Beach High School and graduated magna cum laude from Georgian Court University. She was a vital member of the Ocean County College Community Chorus for 32 years. Mrs. Read is survived by her husband, Charles E. Read; her brother, Walter J. Canzonier; and her brother and sister-in-law, James and Margaret Canzonier. A loving mother, Mrs. Read is survived by David and Nancy Read, Jennifer and Ronald Nowak, Allison Read and James Ebert and Johanna Read, as well as her three grandchildren, Gabrielle and Hayley Read and John Read Nowak. A private family committal will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, 07012.

____________________ Marjorie Lawless DeLuca Eatontown resident Marjorie Lawless DeLuca, formerly of Belmar and Jersey City, died Friday, March 31 in Jersey Shore Center, Eatontown. She was 96 years old. She was born Sept. 23, 1908 in Jersey City, where she was educated and resided until 1971. She and her family relocated to Belmar where they had always enjoyed summers for many years. She moved to Eatontown in 1986. Mrs. DeLuca was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone before retiring to raise her family. She was a member of the Jersey City Woman’s Club, the Mother’s Club of St. Dominic Academy, a former parishioner of St. Rose Church, Belmar and St. Dorothea, Eatontown. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Caroline Schlitt Lawless; her husband, Martin J. DeLuca, in 1952; her daughter, Joan DeLuca; and nine siblings. She is survived by Barbara McKinney, of Belmar and Susan and Kenneth Becker, of Princeton; her grandchildren, Barbara Krumleich, William McKinney and Brooke Formica; and her great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Krumeich and Ryan Formica. Funeral arrangements were by McDonough Funeral Home, Manasquan.



Houses of Worship THE CHURCH IN BRIELLE 821 Riverview Drive, Brielle On Maundy Thursday, April 13 Rev. Walther will lead a Service of the Upper Room with Tenebrae and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m. On Good Friday, April 14, the Manasquan-area Ministerium will conduct a Good Friday Service at 12 noon. Rev. Gerald Schenck of Shiloh Baptist Church in Manasquan will be delivering the sermon. All are welcome. On Easter Sunday, April 16, Rev. Walther will lead a Celebration of the Resurrection with special music at 10 a.m. On Monday, Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 732-528-7070, or visit


West Lake and Fourth avenues, Spring Lake Worship services are at 9:30 a.m., followed by coffee hour. The Rev. Murphy has a children’s message, so all children are welcome. Nursery and Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. All children are to meet in the sanctuary. Contemporary evening services will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. Call 732-449-5147 for further information.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 13th Avenue and E Street Belmar Sunday-morning blended worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday-morning Bible classes for all ages are at 11:15 a.m. For more information on smallgroup, youth and children’s activities, and Bible studies, call 732-681-0940.

ST. ROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Belmar Schedule of Masses is as follows: Saturday Vigil Mass, 5 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 5 p.m.

GRACE TABERNACLE 2014 Main St., Lake Como Christ-centered worship and biblical truth is proclaimed every Sunday at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Randy Smith will be preaching. A nursery program and Sunday school are provided for children through fifth grade. A mid-week prayer service and Bible study is held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Youth group for ages 11 to 18 also meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., as does the Good News Club for ages four through the fifth grade at 7 p.m. For more information, call 732681-3712 or visit

MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 703 17th Ave., Lake Como Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9 a.m. Sunday-morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday-evening Bible study is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Jesse W. Evans is pastor. For additional information, call the church at 732-681-1730.

WALL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2414 Old Mill Road Spring Lake Heights Sunday worship service led by the Rev. Glenn K. Miller begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during the service. Children attend the worship service with their parents and then go to their Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. A praise service is held the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to attend. Fellowship and refreshments are provided following each service. Ongoing activities include: Bible studies on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children’s choir meets on Thursday at 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. and the adult choir rehearses on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Wall United Methodist Church is located at 2414 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, across from the Circus Drive Inn, just off Highway 35. For more information, call 732449-8287.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7th Avenue and D Street, Belmar The blended contemporary-traditional worship service meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Come to worship where biblically grounded, challenging, practical messages are heard, and enjoy inspiring and uplifting music. For more information, phone the church at 732-681-1385 [English]. The food pantry is open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. The church asks that if you have prayer concerns, call them and their prayer-chain ministry team will help.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9th Avenue and E Street, Belmar Palm Sunday 10 a.m. service will include special music by the choir and handbell choir. Maundy Thursday, April 13, Communion service at 7 p.m. with choir and bell choir. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m. will feature adult and bell choirs, organ and instrumental music. Church flea market will be on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, April 30, the 10 a.m. service will be a jazz service, featuring the John Gronert Trio. At 4 p.m. there will be a concert featuring renowned violinist Diane Bruce and pianist Tim Broege. For additional information, call 732-681-8685, or visit

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2263 Allenwood Road, Wall Sunday worship services led by the Rev. Craig L. DiBenedictis begin at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Children’s church and nursery care are available. For more information, call 732449-8889.

GLENDOLA BIBLE CHURCH 1615 Glendola Road, Wall Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship for all ages begins at 10:45 a.m. and fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 732681-3029.

ST. MICHAEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH Wall Township Celebration of the Holy Eucharist is at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school is available for children preschool-age through eighth grade. Nursery care is also available for infants and toddlers. Fellowship continues after services in the undercroft. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call the parish office at 732-681-1863.

WEST BELMAR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1000 17th Ave., West Belmar Contemporary worship service and Sunday school are held at 9:15 a.m. Traditional worship service is held at 11 a.m. For more church information, call 732-681-4413.

SAINT URIEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 3rd Avenue and Philadelphia Boulevard, Sea Girt Regular services are at 8 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. The principal service of the day is a choral celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school follows the 9:30 a.m. service. A nursery is provided for infants and preschool children during the 9:30 a.m. service. Wednesday celebration of the Holy Eucharist is offered with prayers for healing and the laying on of hands at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 732-449-6173.

SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTER 4041 Squankum Road, Wall Looking for a spiritual home filled with exciting worship, influential Bible teachings and life-lasting fellowship? SCC offers something for anyone “searching.” We welcome all and hope they bring their friends! Services are held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Saturday services at 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. will be starting in May. Coffee offered after Sunday service and brunch the first Sunday of the month. “Life Together Groups” gather every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in church members’ homes. Nursery, children’s church and Eternity Youth Ministry groups are growing in numbers and welcoming more each day. God’s Pantry collecting food, clothing household goods open each week. For additional information, call the church office at 732-938-4353 or check us out at


301 McCabe Ave. Bradley Beach Please call 732-774-2495 for services.

TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH Allenwood-Lakewood Road, Wall Experience uplifting, contemporary worship, relevant teaching, friendly atmosphere and biblically solid messages that quench the thirst of anyone seeking spiritual renewal. Sunday worship starts at 10:30 a.m., with a family Bible school at 9:15 a.m. for children and adults. “New Community” small groups meet throughout the week in home Bible studies.

For more information on activities for children and youth, or other special events, contact the Rev. Lenny or the Rev. Marc at 732-458-6210 or visit

FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 2649 East Hurley Pond Road, Wall The Full Gospel Church welcomes everyone. Sunday services include Christian education at 9:30 a.m. [classes for all ages]. The worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Intercessory prayer is on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Adult Bible study is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Royal Rangers and Missionettes, for children 3 to 18 years old, is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Youth group, for youth 13 to 18 years old, is Friday at 7:30 p.m. Prayer and outreach is Friday at 7:30 p.m.; the church welcomes all. For information, call the church office at 732-681-5335.

SOCIETY OF FRIENDS Wall Township The Religious Society of Friends [Quakers] meets for worship at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday. Worship is held in the Manasquan Quaker Meeting House, Route 35 off the Manasquan Circle. Adult class convenes at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend a Peace Vigil to be held the first and third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m. The Society welcomes all.

ST. DENIS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Route 71, Manasquan Masses are celebrated in the church at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday Masses are celebrated at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. at the church and at 10 a.m. at the beach chapel.

MANASQUAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 23 Church St., Manasquan Open hearts, open minds, open doors. This Easter Sunday, April 16, please join us for worship at 8:15 a.m. for a brief service of Word and Table, a service of praise at 9 a.m. or a spirited traditional service at 10:30 a.m. This week Pastor Rambach’s message is “Happy News.” Coffee hour will be held between the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. for children between the ages of 3 and 14. Wesley Club will meet this Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for children in grades one through six [this includes Celebration Singers and Wesley Choir]. Women’s Bible study will meet on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call the church at 732-223-5432.

ST. MARK ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Sea Girt Masses are held on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon. There is a Hispanic Mass at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Daily Masses are at 7:30 and 11 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena will be held after 7:30 and 11 a.m. masses on Wednesdays. Our Lady’s Rosary is daily after the 7:30 and 11 a.m. masses. The sacrament of reconciliation is administered Saturday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call the parish office at 732-449-6364.

KING’S HARBOR ASSEMBLY OF GOD 62 Main St., Manasquan Children’s church for ages 3 through 9 is provided during the worship hour. Nursery is also available. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. For further information, call 732223-2127.

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 23 Taylor Ave. [Rt. 71], Manasquan The Rev. Joe Santucci will lead Sunday-morning worship at 11 a.m. Bible study and prayer Wednesdays will be from 7 to 9 p.m. DivorceCare is Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 732223-4115 or visit

HOLY TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Main Street and Osborn Avenue, Manasquan On this Sunday of Passion, the Rev. Timothy A. Leitzke will preach and the Rev. Mary V. Olsen will preside at the 5 p.m. Saturday service and at the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday. Sunday services will include a procession with palms. All weekend services include Holy Communion including Wednesday at 7 a.m. Holy Week and Easter services at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church are as follows:

Good Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. “Good Morning Friday,” Children’s Way of the Cross, preregistration required. An Ecumenical Service at The Church In Brielle will be held from noon to 1 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a Liturgy for Good Friday, followed by a silent prayer vigil starting at 9 p.m. On Holy Saturday at 6 p.m., the silent prayer vigil ends. The Great Vigil and First Liturgy of Easter, followed by Break-the-Fast Reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday festival liturgies will be held at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. All services are with Holy Communion, with the exception of Good Friday. Holy Trinity also offers a service with Holy Communion at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan On Palm Sunday, worship services are held at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Davis will be preaching on a series “What on earth are we here for? - 40 days of community.” Child care will be provided for all three services. Sunday School will both be held at 9:30 a.m. A Contemporary Worship Gathering begins at 7 p.m. led by Minster to Youth Chuck Gianakos. For more information, call 732223-4627.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH Third and Monmouth avenues, Spring Lake Historic Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is a welcoming church. Service begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday. For information, call 732-4495240.


4th and Hammond avenues Bradley Beach 732-775-5414 On Palm Sunday, there will be a service at 8 and 10 a.m. for the Holy Eucharist and Distribution of Palms. On Tuesday of Holy Week, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated for World Peace 7 p.m. On Holy Thursday there will be a service at 6:30 p.m. for Holy Eucharist, Washing of the Feet, Stripping of the Altar and Night Watch. On Good Friday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. will be the Stations of the Cross; from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. will be the meditation readings and hymns by the choir; and from 2 to 3 p.m. the Solemn Service of Good Friday and Reception of the Eucharist will be celebrated. On Saturday an Easter Vigil will be held at 4 p.m. for the Holy Eucharist and Liturgy of the Easter Vigil. On Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist at the Gazebo on the boardwalk will be held at 6 a.m.; Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m.; and Holy Eucharist with Choir at 10 a.m. For more information, call the parish office at 732-775-5414 or visit the web site


P.O. Box 58 Bradley Beach 07720 732-693-7079 Bradley Beach Community Church holds its services Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Bradley Beach Fire Department Hall, 815 Rear Main St., Bradley Beach. For more information, call the Rev. Wayne E. May at 732-693-7079 or visit


47-51 South St., Manasquan Worship services are held on Sunday mornings at 8:45 and 11 a.m. All are invited to attend. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 732-223-4649.


Avon-by-the-Sea Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. For more information, call 732-774-4368.


Spring Lake Weekend Masses are Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Weekday Mass is held at St. Catharine. See the schedule under that church’s heading. Confessions will be heard between the hours of 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 732449-5765.


435 Sylvania Ave., Avon Worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Nursery and children’s church are available during the 10:30 a.m. service. Prayer meetings and Bible study are every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible study is at noon every Thursday. For more information, call 732776-8806.

ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH Avon-by-the-Sea Masses are celebrated at 4 and 5:30

p.m. Saturdays and at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Confessions are heard between 3 and 3:45 p.m. Saturdays.

SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH 44 Union Ave., Manasquan Prayer and Bible study are held each Wednesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. and again in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 732458-9238.


First and Woodland avenues Avon-by-the-Sea The chapel will be closed now until the last week of June 2006.

THE CHURCH OF ASCENSION Bradley Beach Weekend Masses will be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Mass is at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday. Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The Church’s Holy Name Society meets the second Monday of each month starting with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by members’ meeting in O’Hara Hall. Anyone interested in joining the Holy Name Society is welcome to attend. For more information, call 732774-0456.

ST. CATHARINE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Spring Lake Weekend Masses will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Weekday Mass is at 6:45 and 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Confessions will be heard at St. Margaret on Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 732449-5765.

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— AGAIN — From Page 4 quickly the organizers shifted activity to the rain date, after Saturday downpours postponed the event. Altogether, some 150 children hunted down 2,500 eggs. Councilman Bolger also said the first aid squad will be trying a new fund-raiser. On Saturday, May 6, the squad will be hosting a garage sale on their Old Bridge Road grounds. Those who would like to donate, the councilman said, items to the sale should drop them off at the first aid squad building at 710 Old Bridge Road on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. • Councilman Timothy Shaak reported that the water main installation at Linden Lane and Riverview Drive was nearly complete. The councilman, who is also the borough fire chief, said that last Sunday Brielle Fire Company No. 1 put out a fire in a two-bedroom bungalow on Leslie Avenue. Councilman Shaak said the fire company had stopped the fire in the room of its origin and saved the house. No one was reported injured. • Councilman Paul Nolan said a general upgrade for the borough web site will be coming soon. He also reported on having attended the board of education’s recent meeting, during which School Board President Greg Marotta presented the proposed 2006-2007 district budget. He informed those present that

the school board would be holding another information session at the Brielle Fire House Tuesday and one this morning, Thursday, April 13, at 11 a.m. • In the public portion of the meeting, the board of education’s business administrator, Ed McManus, told the council that a coworker’s father had been in the recent multi-car accident on Route 70. The business administrator said that Mr. Shaak’s wife was “integral” in extricating the man from his car and thanked the town. He then went on to deliver what he described as an “elevator pitch” on the school district’s 2006-2007 budget — “just so there are no surprises,” Mr. McManus explained. The budget is a 5.4-percent increase over last year — 4.8 percent of that comes from increases in staffing costs, he said. Mr. McManus noted that many of the other school districts in the area have experienced declining or steady rates in their school populations. Brielle, however, has increased by 200 students in the last eight years. The health insurance costs of the school have decreased by $126,000, Mr. McManus said. The district was actually anticipating a 6-percent increase, but by seeking competitive bids, the board has seen their rates fall this year by 8 percent. “That’s two cents right there,” said Mr. McManus, referring to savings to the annual tax rate. He also stated that the district also received over $64,000 in an enrollment growth grant from the state that would also offset the price tag to taxpayers of funding the dis-

trict. Mr. McManus observed that Brielle has one of the lowest costper-pupil ranks in the area and such low administrative costs that it has actually raised the curiosity of the state. The business administrator, who has been involved with the board for nearly ten years and is its former president, closed his talk by acknowledging that it has been a tumultuous time recently for the district’s elected body. “This has been a contentious year … We’ve had a lot of, let’s say, information in the paper.” While it has been “a rocky road,” Mr. McManus said, “we’re going to get through this.” • The discussion of establishing a skateboard park or a designated area for skateboarding continued at the council meeting, when resident Ron Emish of South Street raised the topic. Councilman Nolan responded that the idea is still being considered by town officials and the recreation commission. Among the complications of creating such a park that the councilman listed were liability insurance and the requirement of staffing the park for the sake of insurance.

Students Raise Money For SPCA

— GANNON — From Page 2 web site. Councilman Thomas O’Brien said he would like to proceed with such an ordinance but only after further discussions were held with borough lawyers. The councilman feared the ordinance would overstep the council’s municipal bounds and that it would be open to court challenge over the First Amendment’s free speech clause. There was also concern about the provision of preventing officials from voting on certain matters if they had accepted $1,000 or more from a pass-through contribution source. Both Mayor Malick and Councilman Thomas Martin agreed the ordinance could be legally “problematic,” especially after receiving input from borough counsel. “Council members who voted against it are protecting the status quo,” Councilman Gannon said the next day.

Photo courtesy of Karen Flynn

St. Rose Grammar School students Lauren Strazdis [from left], Kirsten Schall, Colleen Flynn, Kaitlyn Hunt and Nicole Donahue raise over $400 for the local SPCA by holding pony rides and a bake sale.

— BLOTTER — From Page 24 Department. • After stopping a car for a traffic violation on Brighton Avenue at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, Ptl. Kerr found the operator to be in possession of two club-like instruments and several hollow point bullets. The operator was a 17-year-old youth from Staten Island, N.Y. He was taken into custody, processed and released to a guardian. Charges are pending on unlawful possession of a weapon; possession of hollow point bullets will be reviewed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. • Police were called at 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 8 to a residence on Ocean Road where, during a domestic dispute, the 17-year-old girlfriend of the 22-year- old male resident allegedly damaged property inside the house and attempted to cause injury to her boyfriend. The female was taken into custody later in the day. Charges of criminal mischief are pending. Ptl. Giblin and Ploskonka investigated. • A routine license plate check of a vehicle parked on Ocean Avenue on Monday, April 10 indicated an outstanding warrant for the registered owner. Investigation by Patrolman Pat Gilroy lead to the arrest of the driver and owner, John C. Payne, 35, of Wall Township for an outstanding warrant at 5:30 p.m.


— HEARS — From Page 5 land 2,500-square-feet smaller than it is now. The property is currently a 5-acre undeveloped subdivision. The board determined that the alteration in the land’s size would have no affect on the preliminary site plan approval they had previously granted. • Birdsall Engineering Inc. presented a review of the stormwater management portion of the town’s master plan. Engineer Andre Lennertz, who presented the findings to the board, said the town’s standards are “consistent” with the new state regulations on the subject and only need some minor changes. • Property owner Charles Varga and his attorney, Michael Landis, requested waivers for the performance and maintenance bonds which were conditions of approval for the former to redo his property at 114 Cedar Lane. Mr. Varga cited financial hard-

ship due, in part, to the additional engineering and legal fees he had recently incurred when objecting residents initially opposed his building plan. “All my funds are tied up,” said Mr. Varga. “I’m in a real bind here.” The attorney volunteered that his client would be willing to mortgage the house to the town. “It’s rare, but I know it’s something the borough would consider,” said the lawyer. “He’s living there. He’s not going anywhere.” The board accepted the offer of a mortgage, but also allowed that if Mr. Varga could manage to obtain the necessary cash bond, the mortgage deal would drop. The deal is also pending an inspection by Birdsall engineer Alan Hilla Jr.


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— RYAN — From Page 23 within their budget, especially since the state budget is going “to be rough” for municipalities in the near future. He also wants to ensure the entire borough is run smoothly and that tax dollars are not wasted. He attended Ocean County College, where he enrolled in business administration courses. Councilman Brower has lived in the borough for 55 years and is a retired state police officer. He was elected as councilman in Lake Como in 2001 and then was not re-elected. Last November he was appointed in place of outgoing Councilwoman Giresi. Councilman Brower has two children, Elizabeth and Thomas. Mr. Kelly, of Greenwood Terrace, said an issue he will focus on during the primaries and general election is opposing eminent domain, in addition to property taxes, pay-to-play laws, ethics reform and the Main Street development. He supported the Lake Como Main Street Development Commission and said the borough “needs to have a very healthy Main Street. Business is the backbone here in Lake Como.” He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, majoring in sociology and criminology, with a minor in political science. He currently is applying to Monmouth University to earn his master’s degree in teaching. He has also applied to the law schools of Seton Hall and Rutgers University. Mr. Kelly is presently a substitute teacher at the Academy Charter school in Lake Como. Councilman Wilton is married to Sarah, with whom he has a baby daughter. He is an attorney with the law office of Francis E. Wilton in Tinton Falls. Councilman Wilton has served on the council since last September. He is a volunteer with the Belmar Water Rescue Team and is a search-and-rescue diver with A.N.S.W.E.R. He could not be reached for comment by press time.

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The Coast Star! __________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF BELMAR ORDINANCE 2006-_04_w/ changes thru 4/9/06 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XL (DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS) OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Belmar do ordain as follows: i. Article 7 of Chapter XL, subsection 40-7.8.b., of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Accessory Buildings and Structures/Uses, is hereby amended as follows: b. No detached accessory garage building in any zone, shall be less than ten (10’) feet from a principal building. In residential zones no vehicular access into a garage (i.e. garage door) shall be oriented towards a street unless the point of access into the garage is set back at least seventy (70’) from the street right-of-way line. As applicable to corner lots, access into a garage shall not face the street which serves as the primary access for the residence. ii. Amend Article 7 of Chapter XL, subsection 40-7.8.f. of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Accessory Buildings and Structures/Uses, as follows: f. A porch deck, patio or similar structure designed to adjoin or as part of the principal building shall in all cases conform to the yard requirements for the principal building. Where the structure has no roof and is constructed of not more than six (6”) inches above grade, it shall adhere to the yard requirements for an accessory structures. Provided further where a principal residential structure conforms to the rear yard setback requirement, an uncovered, unenclosed deck and associated access area adjoining the principal structure shall be permitted to encroach into the rear yard setback in accordance with the distance set forth at Table 407.8(f). iii. Amend Article 7, of Chapter XL, at subsection 40-7.9.b. and c., of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Accessory Buildings and Structures/Uses, Porches as follows: b. Any porch constructed subsequent to the adoption of this chapter shall comply with the yard standards set forth for the principal building in

the zone district where the porch is located. Porches may be constructed on non-conforming structures, provided such porches meet all requirements of this chapter. A one story open and unscreened porch providing entry to the first floor, not more than ten (10’) feet in depth may project not more than eight (8’) feet into a conforming front yard provided the finished floor elevation of the porch is no greater than four (4’) feet above the average grade elevation at the perimeter of the porch. Porches may be constructed on non-conforming structures, provided such porches meet all requirements of this Chapter. c. A roofed porch may have an open-air deck on top with an open thirty-six (36”) inch high safety railing which shall conform to the roof lines of the porch. (Ord. No. 1992-32 § 7.9) A one-story open and unscreened porch may have an open-air deck on top with a minimum of fifty-percent (50%) non-solid - thirty-six (36”) inch high safety railing provided: 1. The safety railing does not project beyond the edge of the roof line of the porch. 2. The finished floor elevation of the open air deck does not exceed twelve (12) feet above the finished floor elevation of the roofed porch below. iv. Amend Article 2 of Chapter XL of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Definitions to provide as follows: Yard, Front shall mean a yard extending across the full width of the lot and lying between the front line of the lot and the nearest line of a building or structure. The depth of the front yard shall be measured at right angles to the front line of the lot. Cornices, eaves, gutters, chimneys, steps, open balconies which are not located above porches, and terraces may extend into the front yard no more than twenty-four (24”) inches. Open balconies above the first floor on buildings built as hotels or motels or apartments may extend up to six (6’) feet into the front yard. One-story open porches of residential structures may extend into the front yard no more than eight (8’) feet in accordance with 40-7.9. v. Amend Article 2 of Chapter XL of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Definitions to provide as follows: Dormer, a projection from a roof that contains a window. Dormers shall be located upon compliance with the following conditions: • dormers must have sloped roof lines at a minimum of 18 1/2 degrees

(4/12 pitch ratio); and • all dormers, except stairwells, must be stepped back a minimum of 24” from the exterior wall face beneath it; and • no single dormer may exceed 10 feet in length; and • the total length of all dormers shall not exceed 20% of the total main roof perimeter lineal footage. vi. Amend Article 2 of Chapter XL of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, Definitions to provide as follows: Story, half shall mean that portion of a building under a gable, hip, or gambrel or sloping roof, the wall plates of which on at least two opposite exterior walls are not more than two (2’) feet above the floor of the half story. that has the line of intersection of the roof and wall face not more than three feet above the floor level and in which space the possible floor area with head room of five feet or less occupies at least 40% of the total floor area of the story directly beneath. The minimum roof slope must be at least 30 degrees (7/12 pitch ratio). vi. Amend Article 7 of Chapter XL of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, at subsection 40-7.26.c., Garages, to provide as follows: c. No detached accessory garage building in any zone, shall be less than ten (10’) feet from a principal building. In residential zones, no vehicular access into a garage (i.e. garage door), whether attached or detached to the principal building shall be oriented towards a street unless the point of access into the garage is set back at least seventy (70’) feet from the street right-of-way line. As applicable to corner lots, access into a garage shall not face the street which serves as the primary access for the residents. vii. Amend Article 8 of Chapter XL of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, at subsection 40-8.4, Design Standards – Landscaping, to provide as follows: a.2. Landscaping may include plant materials such as trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennials and annuals and other materials such as rocks pebbles, decorative stone, water sculpture, art, walls, and fences. Provided however, all land area covered with pebbles, or decorative stone shall be designed to contain onsite and minimize spillage of such materials upon public walkways and rights-of-way. Areas covered with pebbles,

or decorative stone shall be included in the calculation of impervious coverage. b. Landscape Plan. A landscape plan prepared by a certified landscape architect shall be submitted with each subdivision or site plan application, unless an exception is granted pursuant to Article 3, of this chapter. The plan shall identify existing wooded areas and existing trees six (6") inches or greater caliper, and proposed trees, shrubs, ground cover, natural features such as rock outcroppings, and other landscaping elements. The plan should show where they are or will be located and planting and/or construction details. The landscape plan shall also include the total pervious and impervious coverages on the property expressed in both square feet and percentage of the total lot area. When existing natural growth is proposed to remain, applicant shall include in the plans proposed methods to protect existing trees and growth during and after construction. i. Stones, pebbles, gravel. 1. The use of stones, pebbles, gravel and like materials (“stones”) for landscaping or decorative purposes shall not be in excess of twenty percent (20%) of the total Lot Area. 2. For properties which have driveways constructed of stones, and which also use stones for landscaping or decorative purposes, the combined coverage of stones for the driveway and for landscaping or decorative purposes shall not be in excess of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Lot Area. 3. Stones used for landscaping or decorative purposes shall not be installed closer than ten feet (10’) back from the curb, measured from the inside of the curb. If the property also has a sidewalk, stones shall not be installed closer than three feet (3’) back from the sidewalk, measured from the inside of the sidewalk, or ten feet (10’) back from the curb, measured from the inside of the curb, which ever is greater. 4. Stones used for driveway purposes shall not be installed closer than ten feet (10’) back from the curb, measured from the inside of the curb. If the property also has a sidewalk, stones shall not be installed closer than three feet (3’) back from the sidewalk, measured from the inside of the sidewalk, or ten feet (10’) back from the curb, measured from the inside of the curb, which ever is greater. viii. Amend Article 3 of Chapter XL of the Revised General

Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar, at subsection 40-3.3, Provision Applicable to Both Municipal agencies (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment), to provide as follows: f. Appeal of Use Variance Approvals. Any interested party may appeal to the Governing Body any final decision of the Planning Board Zoning Board of Adjustment approving an application for development involving a variance under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d). The appeal shall be made pursuant to the provisions outlined under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-17. Any provision of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Belmar inconsistent with the provision(s) above-written is hereby repealed. If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision so adjudged and the remainder of the Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective. This Ordinance shall take effect after final adoption and publication pursuant to law. Language underlined (thus) is added; language struck (thus) is deleted. STATEMENT The changes presented are intended to clarify definitional sections and design concepts for the Borough of Belmar’s Development Regulations. NOTICE OF PENDING ORDINANCE The Ordinance published herewith was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Belmar in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey held April 12, 2006 at 8 P.M. It will be further considered for public hearing at a meeting of said Council to be held in the Council Chambers April 26, 2006 at 8P.M. and during the week prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said ordinance will be made available at the Clerk's Office to the members of the general public who shall request the same. Margaret D. Plummer Borough Clerk, RMC ($125.30) (358) (04-13) The Coast Star

















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Baseball Warriors top Matawan 5-3. Page 54

Wallace, McGrath help Squan rout rival Roses By Dan Pennucci WALL TOWNSHIP — Two traditionally solid girls lacrosse programs and heated rivals met up with one another on Monday at the St. Rose Athletic Complex and both saw themselves travelling in difGIRLS LACROSSE f e r e n t Warriors 16 directions. St. Rose’s Roses 6 young s q u a d B NORTH adapting to its new style of play took some more lumps on the young season as they fell to 1-4 after Monday’s 16-6 loss to Manasquan, who raised their record to 4-1. Manasquan displayed a solid all-around effort that has seen them start the season strongly, falling only to perennial power Shore Regional. Squan’s dynamic and athletic offense proved to be too much for the Roses to contain as they moved the ball around well and used their skills to build up a sizable lead the Roses couldn’t close. “I think we came out and let our nerves get the best of us,” Roses coach Brighde Dougherty said. “We’ve been working on basically an entirely brand new

ballgame for everybody, so I think it will take a while for it to settle in, but all the fundamentals are there, so it’s just a matter of getting them in place.” Squan senior Meg Wallace led the Warriors barrage with seven goals and two helpers while junior Ryan McGrath was also buzzing around the Roses goal, registering six goals and two assists. “We were very excited, we definitely played our best,” Meg Wallace said. “Coming off of last year’s season we were really wanting to win this game. Other than that, I think we played pretty strong.” Lauren Hansen, Christie Furman and Courtney Carpinello notched the other tallies for Squan on the afternoon. There wasn’t much doubt in the outcome of the contest as Squan opened up a 7-0 lead toward the end of the first half, but took a little longer to start scoring than coach Maria Eldridge may have liked. Squan piled on four goals in a six-minute span in the first half before the Roses’ Tressa Huizenga pulled a goal back for her squad in the final minute of the opening frame.

“Toward the beginning it was kind of slow, we had to find our pace, but I really think we picked it up in the second half,” Wallace said. “Our offense was pretty solid.” Squan wasn’t all about playing well offensively, as they were able to limit many of the St. Rose chances on goal before they were created. Many of the Roses six goals on the afternoon came directly from restarts, not in open play. Squan senior Laurine Stafin made some strong saves in the goal while Bailey Juska and the rest of the Squan defense limited the quality looks St. Rose had at goal. Huizenga finished with three goals on the day while senior Katie Molzon had two of her own while Glynnis Fastiggi notched St. Rose’s final goal with her squad trailing 15-5. The Roses peeled off three unanswered goals early in the second half, with Huiznega getting two of them. The mini-run cut Squan’s lead to five, but Wallace answered back with three consecutive goals to give Squan back its comfortable lead.

See SQUAN, page 63


Justin Leddy [left] tries to run past a Christian Brothers Academy defender during the Warriors’ 11-3 loss to the Colts on Tuesday. Doug Homan [below, at left] wards off a check as he looks for an opening against the Colts defense.

Warriors at standstill as CBA runs past By Len Bardsley SEA GIRT — The Manasquan boys’ lacrosse team got an unintended lesson in inertia against Christian Brothers BOYS LACROSSE Academy at Colts 11 the Sea Girt camp Warriors 3 Army on Tuesday. A NORTH The Colts seemed to

stay in motion the entire game, while the stagnant Warriors offense could never build any momentum in a 11-3 loss. Manasquan coach Mike Dowd knows all too well an object at motion remains at motion and an object at rest remains at rest. “We just were trying to get our guys to stop standing around on offense,’’ said Dowd. “We have guys who are cemented into one

spot. When we move we are fine, if you stand still for 40 minutes that is the kind of result you get.’’ Dowd feels his team may have become a victim of its early success. The Warriors started the season with impressive offensive showings against Toms River North and Red Bank Catholic, scoring 26 goals in two victories. The Warriors may have fallen into the trap of feeling that scoring

goals was going to be easy this season, but their last two games, a loss to Howell (12-4) and the setback to the Colts, should send a message you can’t take anything for granted on the lacrosse field. “That is probably it,’’ said Dowd of one of the offensive problems. “We have to keep working on what we are trying to get them to do. They have to buy into it. Everyone on offense has to be on the same page.’’ The CBA offense, with its movement and patient possession game, wore down the Warriors defense and goalie Mike Reynolds. The Colts often caught the Warriors with some cutting and giveand-go passes from behind the net. “If you play defense too long you get tired,’’ said Dowd. “That is the hardest thing to do.’’ The Colts scored the first goal of the game midway through the first quarter when Josh Orchant took a pass from Christian Dugan and fired a shot past Reynolds on a man-up situation for CBA. The Warriors got their first of many glimpses of the Colts movement and passing on offense when Jonathan Lubas took a Rob Napp pass from behind the net and fired it into the goal in one motion to give the Colts a 2-0 lead with 3:53 left in the first quarter. The start of the second quarter was a perfect example of the frus-

See OFFENSE, page 61


Manasquan attack Ryan McGrath and St. Rose’s Alyssa Cannuli look to gain possession of a loose ball in the first half of the Warriors’ 16-5 win over St. Rose on Monday.

Forsyth, Freehold foil Knights rally By Dan Pennucci WALL TOWNSHIP — Facing a familiar foe in what could turn out to be one the pivotal B North divisional contests of the season, the first round of the WallFreehold SOFTBALL softball Colonials 3 r i v a l r y went to the Knights 1 Colonials. Behind the B NORTH pitching of ace Ashley Forsyth, Freehold raised its record to 4-0 on Tuesday with a solid performance in their 3-1 victory over the Knights. Forsyth and Wall have had several memorable meetings in the

last few years in the division, as well as in the states and Shore Conference Tournament. Last spring Wall and Freehold played an epic 24-inning contest that saw Forsyth strike out over 30 batters. The Freehold ace had her pitches working on Tuesday, getting the outs when she needed them and when Wall needed to convert on scoring chances. Forsyth struck out 10 while allowing just four hits, three of which went for extra bases. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs, Wall third baseman Nikki Renna drove a low fastball over the newly raised center field fence, pulling her squad within one run.

“The ball moves like crazy, it’s so tough to get a key hit and get out in front,” Renna said of Forsyth. “She’s an exceptional pitcher,” Wall coach Tony Vodola said of Colonials’ ace. “She moves the ball around and you’ve got to get it just right, like Nikki [Renna] did.” Wall wouldn’t get another runner in scoring position in its final two at bats. With two outs in the sixth and the number-eight hitter, Andrea Dutt, up, the Knights sent pinch-runner Melissa Gelman on a 2-2 count where she was gunned down by Colonial catcher Heather Woolford at second.

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High School Baseball 2006

Manasquan makes life interesting vs. Matawan By Dan Pennucci MANASQUAN — After a rather disappointing result in their season opener against Red Bank Catholic two weeks ago that saw the Warriors lose in the final inning after leading the whole game, Squan made amends last Thursday with a 5-3 win over Matawan. However, things got a little too close for comfort in the final innings against their A Central division BASEBALL rivals in the inning. Warriors 5 final Senior Matawan 3 J a m e s McNulty A CENTRAL recorded his first victory of the season, going seven-plus innings in the win, but in the top of the seventh, he walked the bases loaded with no outs. In came junior Alex Otchy in a what became a save situation. Matawan picked up two runs on infield hits before Otchy struck out Dan Turley for the first out. Otchy surrendered just one more run on a groundout before getting the game’s final batter to bounce out to Tom Phillips at third. McNulty pitched solidly throughout the contest, allowing just three hits and striking out seven. He aided his own cause with a RBI single in the fifth inning that scored Brad Newman after the junior first baseman doubled home Otchy, stretching the lead to 2-0. Squan added a pair of insurance runs that paid off on a Joe Florentine double to the short porch in left center, scoring Phillips and Otchy in the sixth

Until the final inning, Matawan didn’t threaten to get any runs home save for a bases-loaded, 2out situation in the third inning. McNulty got the Huskies’ cleanup hitter Dan Turley to fly out to center to end the inning. The victory for Squan helped showed them what they need to do in order to be successful and Gordon was pleased the team cut down on mental errors in the contest, something he said was the

downfall against RBC. “We didn’t make the mental errors,” Gordon said. “We played the same way against RBC, but we didn’t have mental errors. We didn’t really do anything differently.” Manasquan 5, Matawan 3 Matawan (2-1, 2-1).....000 000 3– 3 5 4 Manasquan (1-1,1-1)..010 022 x– 5 7 0 2B: (SQ) Newman, Florentine. WP: McNulty (1-1). LP: Renner (1-1). RBI: (SQ) Florentine 2, Kircher, Newman, McNulty. (M) Knox, Sonnenfeld, Renner.

Squan tops Rumson Wall, Roses cruising early LAUREN PARKER, The Coast Star

Manasquan pitcher James McNulty struck out seven on Thursday to get his first victory of the season as Manasquan topped Matawan.

inning for a 5-0 lead. “We were very clutch [at the plate,” Gordon said. “Everyone is moving each other over and everyone is trading spots, I love it,” McNulty said. “We didn’t make a lot of mental errors, that’s what Mr. Gordon is all about.” Those runs certainly came in handy with Matawan mounting a comeback in their final at bat. Squan was able to hold on to the victory last Thursday thanks to some strong defensive play throughout the contest and doing the little things right. “You make the simple plays and making the simple plays will

lead to making plays you didn’t think you would make,” Gordon said. “Do the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.” “Everybody did what they were supposed to do, they couldn’t have helped me more. They helped me win this game,” McNulty said. Matawan had runners on first and second in the top of the sixth inning with just one out before Phillips ended the threat rather quickly. J.D. Melendez hit a sharp ground ball to third which Phillips snared, stepped on the bag and fired to first for the double play.


Manasquan junior first baseman Brad Newman makes a tag on Matawan’s Jon Foster during Thursday’s 5-3 win for the Warriors.

By Dan Pennucci With a doubleheader rained out on Saturday, the Manasquan baseball team had to wait until Monday to get back on the diamond, where they notched another narrow win, topping Rumson 42 in an A Central contest. Squan got a strong effort BASEBALL on the hill NOTEBOOK from senior Joe Florentine in his second start of the season and first victory, giving up three hits and striking out four. Squan trailed in the game 2-0 until the fourth inning where Tom Phillips and Mike Falciani each responded with 2-run singles to give the Warriors the only runs they’d need to top Rumson. “He had a very good game, gave up three hits on pitches that were poor location, there wasn’t really a great solid hit,” Squan manager Art Gordon said. With the victory Squan was 2-1 heading into yesterday’s game against Long Branch before travelling up to Raritan today to face their divisional rivals. Squan faces Holmdel on Saturday and then a doubleheader with St. John Vianney next Saturday. Squan very could be 3-0 were it not for their hiccup on opening day against Red Bank Catholic. The Warriors have been replacing some players in the lineup and Gordon has been impressed with the efforts they’ve been getting from first-year varsity players like Tom Phillips at third and A.J. Miller behind the plate. Miller took over for a four-year starter in T.J. LaBaugh and has been strong defensively. Phillips, a sophomore, has shown some spark early in the season both offensively and defensively. Gordon calls him a “junemore” because he is a sophomore and has to play like a junior. “[Phillips] has to come along fast to be the shortstop next year,” Gordon said. “Both kids have been great. We’re very thin and A.J. coming after playing behind T.J., we had to bring him along

quick. He’s been great defensively, but I wish he’d become more disciplined at plate. [Phillips and Miller] are playing the way I expected them to play a little earlier than I thought. [The way they’re playing] is not surprising me, they’ve just come along faster than I thought they would.” WALL Wall posted a very convincing 14-0, mercy-rule shortened win over Long Branch last Friday, raising their record to 2-1 heading into yesterday’s contest against Red Bank. Red Bank lost some key players from last year, including ace Corey Young, but topped an undefeated Monmouth squad several days ago. Wall is getting set to head down to Fort Pierce, Fla. for the Easter vacation where they will play two games against squads from New York, St. Joe’s from New York City and Stuyvesant In the win over Long Branch, Matt Logan sparked the team’s attack with a 2-run homer and three RBI on the day while Ed Galante went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Junior Brian Donahoe went five innings for his first victory of the season. We were pleased with way he pitched,” Wall coach Todd Schmitt said. “We’re trying to get him as many innings as possible, right now he’s our No. 3 starter, and he’s only a junior.” ST. ROSE The Roses continued their run of strong play this past week notching victories over Mater Dei on Friday and Henry Hudson on Monday. In Friday’s victory, St. Rose captured a 19-13 win over the Seraphs with James Reilly leading the way with a 4-for-5 day that featured two homers, 6 RBI and a grand slam. Roses coach Dave Parnell said the game was a high-scoring affair thanks to the wind blowing out at Mater Dei’s field. “James has been very consistent, aggressive and confident.

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High School Tennis 2006

Warriors blank Knights


By Dan Pennucci In what could be their only meeting of the season, Manasquan got the better of their local rival Wall, pasting the Knights 5-0. The two could also meet up in the Shore Conference Tournament, but not in the states, as they will compete in different sectional tournaments. Wall fell TENNIS victim to a NOTEBOOK balanced Manasquan team led by state standout Jarrad Smoke at No. 1, who defeated Wall’s Bryan Keelan 6-0, 6-0. Brian Brateris and John Van Wagner also captured victories at singles while Squan swept the doubles. Wall coach Anthony Nardino said they were in a bit of a bind as their second singles player, Billy McDonald, was not in the lineup. John Lesko bumped up to the second spot while Nardino broke up the first doubles team of Dan Burns and John Farruggio, with the latter playing at third. “It hurt us,” Nardino said of not having their second singles player. “The scores indicated that we did pretty decently in doubles, I think we could have taken doubles too if they were in their regular positions.” Nardino said he was impressed with the effort that Keelan gave


It’s feast or famine for the Roses


Manasquan third singles John Van Wagner won his match in the Warriors’ 5-0 win over Wall on Monday at home.

against Smoke in the first singles match, despite not winning any games. “He gave a great effort against

Smoke,” Nardino said. “To see the change and improvement in one year in Keelan [it’s great]. He got to 40-30 and a few deuces it showed some marked improvement. [Keelan] is definitely a good player, and he’s only a sophomore.” ST. ROSE Early in the season it has been all or nothing for the young St. Rose tennis team as they hope to again claim the NJSIAA South Non-Public B sectional crown. The Roses are 2-2 this season and both of their wins, over Keansburg and Asbury Park, have been 5-0 while their losses to Monsignor Donovan and St. John Vianney have seen 5-0 scorelines the other way. Longtime Roses coach Jerry Joyce has been pleased with the

progress he’s seen from the team and noted that Andrew Dwulet has been playing well and Bill Fay has been solid at second singles. “Most of these kids have never really played before, they’re all soccer and basketball players,” “They’re still getting a feel for the game. Dwulet has been playing quite well at first singles and Bill Fay is coming around at second. He’s been aggressive and rushes to the net. “Shane Nolan’s been very consistent at third,” Joyce added. “He plays a very nice baseline game, a very controlled game. All in all, it’s been a nice season so far.” The Roses doubles teams include Tim Brogan and Mike Moore at first with Ryan Gangle Brian Wildeman at second doubles.


celled due to rain. Despite not facing any topnotch competition in the first couple weeks of the season, Parnell has been very pleased with what he has seen from his squad. “Our pitching has been very good and I’d have to say that we’re hitting to all fields and not chasing pitches,” Parnell said. “We’re being patient, and wherever the pitcher is throwing it, we hit it in that direction. Our pitchers are hitting spots too.”

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Wall first singles Bryan Keelan fell to Squan’s Jarrad Smoke on Monday but has been showing good improvement this season.

He’s doing what we expected him to do,” Parnell said. “He’s a quiet guy and he is a very hungry player.” The Roses followed up that win with a 16-2 thumping of B Central foe Henry Hudson. St. Rose was slated to battle Hillsborough and Immaculata on Saturday in a doubleheader up in Somerset County, but it was can-

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High School Lacrosse 2006

St. Rose’s reversal of fortune leaves Purple Roses undefeated By Len Bardsley The St. Rose boys’ lacrosse team continues to roll along, putting together several impressive wins to improve to 5-0 after recording BOYS LACROSSE only five wins NOTEBOOK all of last season. The Purple Roses started the week with a 5-4 win over Colts Neck on Wednesday. Junior middie Jonyar Bagheri produced two goals and had an assist against Colts Neck, while Colin Aldino also supplied two goals and an assist, and Nick Wall had a goal and two assists. The Purple Roses got some breathing room with a three-goal third period before Colts Neck scored two goals in the fourth quarter, including the final tally with less than 30 seconds left in the game.

Dave Pizzolato was strong in the net for St. Rose, making 12 saves against the Cougars. The Purple Roses carried the momentum into Friday’s game against Toms River East, when the locals rolled to a 9-2 victory. Wall led the Purple Roses scoring attack with four goals, while Joe McGowan had two goals and one assist. Bagheri had two goals and an assist and Aldino had one goal and one assist in the victory. Mike Scotto added two assists, while Tom Scotto and Chris Hoffman each had one assist in the victory for the Purple Roses. “Things are going very well,’’ said St. Rose coach Rick Stainton. “The boys are playing with confidence. They have the desire to go out every day and play together and win.’’ Stainton gives a lot of credit to the Purple Roses early success to

his goalie and his defense. “The play of the three defensive long poles [Brian Rista, Tom Hendrix and Justin Howlett] and the whole defensive unit has been great,’’ said Stainton. “They have been winning balls and starting the transition on offense. They have been handling the ball so well. They are playing patient and waiting for opponents to make a mistake. It has been a big difference in our play.’’ The Purple Roses closed out the week by defeating Red Bank Catholic 9-5 on Tuesday. Bagheri and Wall each scored three goals, while Aldino scored twice and Joe McGowan added a single goal. St. Rose pulled away with five goals in the fourth quarter against Red Bank Catholic. St. Rose faced non-conference foe North Brunswick on

Wednesday in a game too late to be reported to The Coast Star. The Purple Roses face a stiff test in a rare night game on Tuesday when they travel to Howell. “That will be one of our toughest divisional games,’’ said Stainton of the game against the Rebels. “They beat Manasquan pretty good.’’ MANASQUAN The Warriors dropped their first game of the season on Thursday, losing 12-4 to Howell. Manasquan scored all four of its goals in the second quarter, to cut the Rebels lead to 5-4. The momentum didn’t carry over into the second half, however, as Howell scored a man-up goal to take a 6-4 advantage. The Rebels picked up steam after taking a two-goal lead while the Warriors could not respond. “They turned it right around on

us,’’ said Manasquan coach Mike Dowd of the momentum swing. “We had a poor game all over the field except for that four-minute span in the second quarter. We did a lot of standing around and didn’t get it done. The guys have to understand teams are out to get us.’’ WALL The Knights had a wet sloppy game with New Egypt on Saturday, losing 15-1 in the heavy rain. Pat Hannan scored the lone goal of the game for Wall. The Knights bounced back and displayed some strong offense in a 9-8 loss against Red Bank Regional on Monday [see related story]. Wall played Brick Township on Wednesday in game too late to be reported in this week’s edition of The Coast Star.

Wall falls just short of earning program’s first win By Len Bardsley WALL - The Wall boys’ lacrosse team probably felt it was begging for crumbs off a table during its first couple games of the season. T h e BOYS LACROSSE Knights irst-year Bucs 9 fvarsity proKnights 8 gram faced experienced NON-DIVISIONAL opponents in Old Bridge and New Egypt and lost by a combined score of 25-1. Wall had a chance to step to the table for a full meal on Monday against another first-year program in Red Bank Regional, and though the Knights got a good taste of a competitive game they were still left hungry following a 9-8 loss to the Bucs. The Knights had plenty to be positive about following the game despite the setback. The Wall offense looked in sync at times and worked together to create numerous scoring chances while goalie T.J. Vilardi had a solid effort making 12 saves. Still knowing the historic first

win of the program was well within their grasp left Wall coach Chris Knight a little frustrated. “I thought we were going to get it,’’ said Knight. “I thought we were the better team today.’’ Wall seemed to have control of the game and held the lead for much of the contest, but the Knights were hurt often by fouls. “The kids are still learning the rules,’’ said Knight. “We make a lot of mistakes a fourth or fifth year team would not make. We were called for 100 times for pushes.’’ The teams went into the fourth quarter tied 7-7 when Rob Daly picked off a pass at midfield for the Knights and raced upfield. Daly hit Kevin Dahms with a quick pass and the Wall attacker beat Bucs goalie Jake Brutman one-on-one with 11:08 left in the fourth quarter to give Wall a 8-7 advantage. The Bucs struck twice in a span of 22 seconds to take the lead for good. Charlie Pontone stole an outlet pass from Vilardi and raced into the Knights end before sending a bouncing shot into the goal with

7:31 left in the fourth quarter to tie the game 8-8. Connor Lawlor scored the winning goal off a nice spin move on a play that started behind the Wall goal with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter. Joe Perrino had an excellent chance to tie the game in the final two minutes, but Brutman just managed to get a foot on Perrino’s shot from 10 yards out from the goal. “We are learning day by day,’’ said Knight. “We put in eight goals today. That is a step up. We went from zero to one to eight.’’ Knight felt at times it might have been a shock to Wall’s system to get so many quality chances after being totally bottled up against Old Bridge and New Egypt. “We had a lot of open opportunities today,’’ said Knight. “We had to slow it down more. We are going to work on seeing the field more, seeing who is open. I am proud of the kids, they worked hard today.’’ Midfielder Dan O’Heney can see the improvement with each game.

“The first game against Old Bridge we didn’t know what was going on,’’ said O’Heney. “(Today) we were picking up our men and moving the ball around on offense and getting shots. It gets better every game. We will go out to practice tomorrow and try to work on the things we did wrong today.’’ Wall gained a 2-1 lead after the first quarter off goals by Pat Hannan and Kevin Dahms. The Bucs tied the game 2-2 early in the second quarter, but the Knights responded with two quick goals in a span of 20 seconds to regain the advantage. Rob Daly collected a quick pass from Heney which put him in the clear, allowing him to send a shot past Brutman. A few moments later O’Heney shocked Brutman with a long shot from 25 yards out to give Wall a 4-2 lead. The Knights extended their advantage to 5-2 with another goal from Dahms off a Kevin Kirms assist before Red Bank Regional scored the next two out of three goals, including one with eight seconds left in the half to bring the score to 6-4 at the break. The Bucs tied the game 6-6 with two low shots from Corey Lunney before Matt O’Donnell took advantage of one of several man-up situations for the Knights scoring off a Dahms pass to give Wall a 7-6 lead with 5:55 left in the third quarter. It was a Red Bank Regional man-up situation that sent the game into the fourth quarter tied 7-7 after Connor Lawlor scored from point-blank range with 3:49 left in the third quarter. RBR 9, Wall 8 RBR (3-2).............................1 3 3 2-9 Wall (0-3)..............................2 4 1 1-8 GOALS/assists: First quarter- (W) Hannan 2:59; (W) Dahms 3:39; (R) Keily (Pontone) 9:01. Second quarter- (R) Pontone :41; (W) Daly (O’Heney) :53; (W)

O’Heney 1:13; (W) Dahms (Krims) 3:51; (R) Pontone (Lawlor) 8:26; (W) O’Heney (Gavaghan) 9:42; (R) Lunney (Lawlor) 11:52. Third quarter- (R) Lunney :10; (R) Lunney (Pontone) 1:51; (W) O’Donnell (Dahms) 6:05; (R) Lawlor (Lunney) 8:11. Fourth quarter- (W) Dahms (Daly) :52; (R) Pontone 4:29; (R) Lawlor (Chamberlan) 4:51. SAVES: (R) Brutman 6, (W) Vilardi 12 . Shots: Wall 42-35.

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Bob Hurley to run Atlantic Club camp The annual Bob Hurley Basketball Camp will take place June 24 to June 28 at the Atlantic Club from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bob Hurley is the head coach of St. Anthony’s in Jersey City where he has compiled over 800 career wins and is regarded as one of the top coaches in the nation. The camp is for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. For more informaiton please contact Matt Burke at (732) 292-4377.


High School Lacrosse 2006


The St. Rose girls lacrosse team won its first game of the season last Wednesday, beating Colts Neck 7-3.

Roses, Dougherty notch first win Warriors rolling early in season By Dan Pennucci Last week, the St. Rose girls lacrosse team grabbed its first win of the season, topping B North division rival Colts Neck, 7-3, giving new coach Brighde Dougherty her first GIRLS LACROSSE career victory. NOTEBOOK A f t e r Monday’s loss to Manasquan, the Roses sat with a 1-4 record but Dougherty has been very impressed with the progress the team has made as they adapt to a new style of play. “We were very excited, it was one of the first times that everything clicked and we weren’t worried about winning or losing, and that was the first time we stuck out there and did it. It’s been hard and everything has been so new,” Dougherty said of the Colts Neck win. In the early goings of the season, senior Kate Molzon has been bolstering the squad’s offense along with Tressa Huizenga and Dougherty noted the job defensively that Corrina White and

Dominique Capplone have done. MANASQUAN The Warriors were hoping to raise their record to 5-1 after yesterday’s game against Rumson, and Squan has started the season very well, a trend they hope will continue. The Warriors have jumped to a great start thanks to their dynamic offense led by the Wallace sisters, Meg and Nora, along with junior Ryan McGrath and the defense anchored by goalie Laurine Stafin and defender Bailey Juska. Two players on the squad will be playing Division I lacrosse next season as Stafin is heading to Sacred Heart and Meg Wallace is set to play at Fairfield, where former Squan standout Sarah Masterson currently plays. Fourth-year coach Maria Eldridge has been very pleased with how her team is performing but said they know they have more in them. “We’ve been playing well but we know that we can play better and we have the potential to play better,” Eldridge said. “The skills

are there and the athleticism is there, we just have to be a little more aware on the field.” In addition to the usual suspects on the field, Eldridge said they’ve been getting some great efforts from players stepping in to fill roles like midfielders Courtney Carpinello and Lauren Hansen. “We’ve been OK, we knew our offense was going to be good,” Eldridge said. “We have a few girls that weren’t as active last year like Jamie Gyftakis playing really good in the midfield and our low defense, Bailey [Juska] is playing everybody tough, she’s a great low defender.” Squan’s only loss this season has come at the hands of Shore Regional, whom the Warriors fell to 13-5 last Wednesday. “We went in so flat and it was 7-1 in the first half,” Eldridge said. “In the second half it was 6-4, so we definitely played a lot stronger, we still only let 13 goals go in, so it wasn’t a massacre like we thought it would be.”




High School Softball 2006 Athletic Big inning ruins six innings of solid work for Squan Calendar

THURSDAY Baseball: St. Rose vs. Mon. Don., 3:45 p.m. Manasquan @ Raritan, 3:45 p.m. Softball: St. Rose @ Mon. Don., 3:45 p.m. Manasquan @ Raritan, 3:45 p.m. Tennis: Manasquan vs. Rumson, 3:45 p.m. Golf Manasquan vs. RBC, 3:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Golf: Wall vs. Lakewood, 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY Baseball: Manasquan vs. Long Branch, 10 a.m. Boys Lacrosse: Manasquan @ Jackson, 11 a.m. Girls Lacrosse: St. Rose vs. Howell, 10 a.m.

MONDAY Baseball: St. Rose @ Pt. Beach, 3:45 p.m. Softball: St. Rose @ Pt. Beach, 3:45 p.m. Girls Lacrosse St. Rose @ Vianney, 3:45 p.m. Manasquan @ Holmdel, 3:45 p.m. Golf Wall @ Rumson, 3:30 p.m. Tennis St. Rose vs. Shore Regional, 3:45 p.m. Track Manasquan @ Holmdel, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY Softball Manasquan @ Colts Neck, 3:45 p.m. Boys Lacrosse: St. Rose @ Howell, 6:30 p.m. Manasquan @ Rumson, 3:45 p.m. Golf: Wall @ RBR, 3:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Baseball: St. Rose @ Keansburg, 10 a.m. Softball: St. Rose @ Keansburg, 10 a.m. Manasquan vs. Vianney, 3:45 p.m. Girls Lacrosse St. Rose vs. Rumson, 3:45 p.m. Manasquan vs. Shore, 3:45 p.m. Tennis St. Rose @ Pt. Beach, 3:45 p.m.

By Len Bardsley MANASQUAN — The Manasquan softball team played six solid innings on Thursday against Matawan. It was the inning that got away that the Warriors will remember, however, after a frustrating 11-7 loss to the Huskies. Matawan held a 7-2 lead going into the top of the sevSOFTBALL enth inning, Huskies 11 but were by Warriors 7 stunned a nine-run A CENTRAL H u s k i e rally. “They came back and fought back,’’ said Manasquan coach Amy Certo of Matawan. “We played six innings of softball, not seven.’’ Liz Lowes appeared to break the game open for the Warriors in the bottom of the sixth inning when her bases-loaded single up the middle got past the Huskies center fielder, allowing Sam Lowes, Jess Rogers and Amber Burke to score, giving Manasquan a five-goal cushion heading into the seventh. Warriors senior pitcher Amy Walzer went into the seven inning having allowed only four hits, while striking out four. The Matawan bats came alive in the top of the seventh inning as the Huskies seem to find every spot on the field not occupied by a Manasquan fielder. Kelly Reagan led off with a single to center and Danielle Davenport followed with a single to right just under the glove of Warriors second baseman Sam Lowes. Tina Soltren loaded the bases with an infield single just out of the reach of Walzer. A walk to Jen Ortega forced in a run, cutting the Manasquan lead to 7-3, before the Huskies collected the first of several big, base-clearing hits in the inning. Lizzy Robinson smashed a


Liz Lowes did all she could at the plate for Manasquan going 4-for-4 with three RBIs, but the Warriors fell short after a ninerun rally by Matawan in the top of the seventh inning.

double to center scoring two more runs before Nicole Gorhan cleared the bases and tied the game with a triple. Amanda Lombardi took over for Walzer after a hit batter put runners on first and third with one out. Lombardi walked Ali Jones, but got Reagan to hit a grounder to short that Katie McFadden handled and threw to Lindsay Ayers who got the second out of the inning with a force at home. Davenport delivered the crushing blow when she connected for a double to right, clearing the bases. Davenport went to third on the throw home and was able to score when the throw back into the Warriors’ infield got away, giving Matawan a 11-7 lead. The Warriors looked like they

might put together a seventhinning rally of their own. Lombardi led off the inning with a walk, before Sam Lowes drew a free pass. Lombardi and Lowes went to second and third on a wild pitch, but a base running error on an Amy Rea grounder to short forced Lombardi to run home where she was easily tagged out by the Matawan catcher. The play at the plate seemed to take the steam out of the Warriors’ offense. Ortega, who had pitched in and out of trouble all game, got a strikeout and a grounder to end the game. “They hit the ball,’’ said Certo of Matawan. “It was not like we were making errors. They hit the ball were we weren’t. It is tough losing a game when you are up by five in the seventh. You give

them an extra run with the throwaway. It was a tough game.’’ There were bright spots for the Warriors, who were coming off being no-hit by Red Bank Catholic on Tuesday. Liz Lowes went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Lindsay Morrow scored two runs. The Warriors responded well to Matawan taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Manasquan came right back in the bottom of the first inning and took the lead on a walk by Allison Vadas and back-to-back doubles by Liz Lowes and Ayres. Walzer also pitched her way out of trouble and got some defensive help until the Huskies big rally. Walzer got out of a one-out bases-loaded jam in the second inning on a force at home from McFadden to Ayres and a nice running catch in center field. “It comes down to the little things,’’ said Liz Lowes. “We played six innings of softball instead of seven. We worked hard all six innings, but the last inning they got up (nine runs). “I think we were pretty confident going into the seventh, but we started getting down once they scored runs.’’ Liz Lowes feels the Warriors have to learn to fight through adversity. “We are going to have tough games,’’ said Lowes. “We have to learn to pick ourselves up and come out ready to play (the next game). When everyone has their heads in the game we can produce pretty well. We have a pretty solid team.’’

Matawan 11, Manasquan 7 Matawan (3-0).......100 001 9– 11 10 1 Manasquan (0-2)..200 113 0– 7 8 1 RBI: (MT) Davenport 3, Robinson 2, Gorhan 2, Ortega. (M) L. Lowes 3, Ayres, Maxwell. 2B: (MT) Robinson, Davenport. (M): L. Lowes, Ayres, Lombardi. 3B: (MT) Gohran. WP: Ortega (3-0), LP: Walzer (0-2).


High School Softball 2006

Mater Dei runs away with a win against the Purple Roses By Len Bardsley WALL — The St. Rose and Mater Dei softball game on Friday was a case of the Purple Roses giving the Seraphs an inch — and Mater Dei taking a mile and running with it again and again and again. T h e SOFTBALL P u r p l e Seraphs 2 Roses could not quite Purple Roses 1 contain the Seraphs B CENTRAL a g g r e s s ive style on the base paths and lost 21. St. Rose coach Jenny Ross was forced to shake up her lineup due to an injury to catcher Julia VanNostrand during the Purple Roses victory against Keyport.

St. Rose got a great defensive effort and a solid pitching performance by Amanda Heyl, but could only produce a single run against Seraphs senior hurler Laura Vega. The Purple Roses scored their lone run in the bottom of the third inning after freshman Kat Bryant led off the inning with a double to left. Bryant went to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a Allison Kurtz single to center. Kurtz’s hit was the only one of the game for St. Rose with runners in scoring position. “We had a lot of runners in scoring position,’’ said Ross. “It was a matter of making the hits when we needed to.’’ Mater Dei produced both its

runs in the top of the fifth inning without the benefit of a hit. Tess Gagliano reached third on a one-out walk, a passed ball and wild pitch before eventually scoring on another wild pitch to tie the game 1-1. Danielle Murphy would score what would turn out to be the winning run in a similar manner. Murphy drew a walk, stole second went to third when Kristin Gallagher was hit by a pitch and raced home on a passed ball, giving the Seraphs a 2-1 advantage. “They were very aggressive out there,’’ said Ross of Mater Dei. “They capitalized and played a nice game. We were trying a few things out. We had new people in different positions because we had some injuries. It is tough to

do in your first three games.’’ It was a frustrating game for Amanda Heyl, who only allowed two hits to Mater Dei, both to Jamie Coppa. Heyl also got some solid defense behind her, as the Purple Roses didn’t commit a single error in the game. Still, Heyl was upset with her pitching performance. “I think I could have pitched better,’’ said Heyl. “I thought we could have played better. We were not hitting too well, but we were doing excellent in the field. I don’t think we could have done any better in the field.’’ The Purple Roses turned a put out from right on what looked to be a sure single in the second inning. Kristen Vidreiro snared a line drive at first base in the third

Heyl flirts with perfect game, strikes out 17 in St. Rose win By Len Bardsley Amanda Heyl did not think she pitched very well on Friday in a 2-1 loss to Mater Dei (see story), but the St. Rose junior pitcher had to be satisfied with her next effort which resulted in a 4-1 win against Henry Hudson on Friday. Heyl took SOFTBALL a perfect NOTEBOOK game into the sixth inning before settling for a 17-strike out, two-hit performance against the Admirals. Heyl also contributed offensively with a double to two RBIs in the victory. Gina Falcone went 2-for-3 for the Purple Roses. “They bounced back very well,’’ said St. Rose coach Jenny Ross of her teams’ response following Friday’s loss. “They scored a lot of runs and got eight hits.’’ St. Rose took control of the game against the Admirals with three runs in the third inning. The Purple Roses started the week with a 4-3 win against Keyport on Wednesday. The game ended in dramatic fashion after catcher Julia VanNostrand was injured. Jayme Narcsio took over behind the plate and was there for the final

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out of the game when she took a throw from centerfielder Christine Connors and tagged out the Red Raiders runner at the plate to end the game. It was a good ending, to what had been a sloppy game for both teams. Keyport scored three runs despite only one hit. “There were a couple of errors that allowed them to get on base and score runs,’’ said Ross. Heyl had eight strikeouts in the win against the Red Raiders, while Tina Wixon went 1-for-4 with an RBI. The Purple Roses have a busy week of games starting yesterday with a battle against division leader Shore in a game that finished too late to be reported in The Coast Star. St. Rose faces Monsignor Donovan today before traveling to Pt. Pleasant Beach on Monday. MANASQUAN The Warriors bounced back after a tough loss to Matawan last Thursday (see story), defeating Rumson 5-4. Allison Vadas led the Manasquan offense, scoring three runs, while going 2-for-2 against the Bulldogs on Monday. Vadas started things off for the Warriors from her lead off position with a single before scoring on a Liz Lowes double. Lowes scored on an RBI double by Lindsay Ayres to give Manasquan a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning. Rumson tied the game 2-2 in the third inning, but the Warriors took the lead with a run in the bottom of the stanza when Lindsay Morrow knocked in Vadas with an RBI sacrifice. The Warriors extended their advantage to 5-2 in the fifth inning, but Rumson cut the lead to 5-4 in the sixth. Manasquan coach Amy Certo was pleased to see her team keep its composure when the Bulldogs cut into the advantage after giv-

ing up a huge seventh inning in Matawan’s comeback win last Thursday. “After the Matawan loss they knew what they had to do,’’ said Certo. “They could not fall apart. The gave up a few walks, but came together to get that third out.’’ Senior pitcher Amy Walzer put in a solid effort on the mound, not only turning a double play when he ran and grabbed a bunt attempt out of the air and threw to first, but also struck out four against Rumson. Manasquan played St. John Vianney in a makeup game yesterday in game too late for this

edition of The Coast Star and are trying to schedule Holmdel for Saturday. Long Branch pulled out of Saturday’s game due to a conflict with scheduling a division game, creating an opening to face Holmdel. WALL The Crimson Knights had a good week, going 3-0 before running into Freehold (see story). Wall defeated Neptune, Long Branch and Colts Neck before losing a pitching duel against Freehold. Wall will travel to Florida for Easter break to enjoy some warm weather and tough competition.

inning and St. Rose catcher Gina Falcone made a juggling, diving catch to end the third. Ross felt Heyl gave St. Rose just the kind of effort they need. “She has been doing well for us,’’ said Ross of Heyl. “She is getting the job done and she is pitching very hard. She is moving the ball around a lot and hitting her spots.’’ The Purple Roses collected five hits from five players, it is just a matter of getting a couple hits in a row. “We did play well today,’’ said Ross. “I can’t complain about that. We just have to wake our bats up a little bit and start putting more runs on the board.’’ The loss was the first of the season for the Purple Roses, while Mater Dei improved to 3-0 and earned its first win at the St. Rose athletic complex in several seasons according to coach Jeanne Dickinson. The Seraphs played the type of game they needed in order to slip past the Purple Roses, taking 14 extra bases on steals, wild pitches or passed ball. “We are young,’’ said Dickinson. “We are going to have to manufacture runs. When we get on we are going to try to be as aggressive as possible. We figured we would live and die by our pitching and defense and hopefully manufacture one or two runs and come up with a win.” Mater Dei 2, St. Rose 1 St. Rose (2-1, 2-1)....000 100 0– 1 5 0 Mater Dei (3-0, 3-0)..000 020 0– 2 2 0 2B: (SR): Bryant. WP: Vega (3-0). LP: A. Heyl (2-1).




High School Golf 2006

Knights keeps rolling, now 5-0 By Dan Pennucci After their big win on opening day at the Wall Invitational at Shark River, the Knights have kept rolling along, posting three more dual match victories to raise their record to GOLF 5-0 with the NOTEBOOK Easter break coming up this week. On Tuesday, Wall snuck past Toms River North 159-168 getting a one-under par 34 from Alex Campbell and a 41 from Greg Mergel. Mason Wolf and Christina Hall each carded a 42 in

the victory. Campbell birided four holes while Mergel and Wolf each birdied the eighth hole. Last Thursday Wall shot a season-low 155 in their victory over Point Beach, winning by 40 strokes. Mergel and Dylan Wagner led the way for the Knights with a 36 while Hall shot a 38. Both Mergel and Wagner notched two birdies apiece. Wall notched another victory this past Monday with a 164-197 beating of Neptune with Alex Campbell shooting a 39.

High School Track 2006

Squan boys earn dual meet win vs. Vianney


Wall golfer Greg Mergel shot a 36 in the win over Point Beach last Thursday.

By Len Bardsley It was a good week for the Manasquan boys track team, as the Warriors recorded a dual meet victory over St. John Vianney and, days later, made the most of the rain-shortened Huskie Relays at Matawan on Saturday. Squan started the week with a 72-68 victory over St. John Vianney last Wednesday. The Warriors gave a solid effort against Matawan, one of the deepest teams in the Shore TRACK NOTEBOOK Conference, losing 85-55. Matt Cohen led Manasquan, winning the triple jump with a lead of 41-1. The Warriors 4x400 team was victorious against St. John Vianney with Tom Salaway running a 400 meter split of 52.8. Salaway also came in second to Matawan in the open 400. “We held our own in the running events,’’ said Manasquan coach Kevin Higgins of the meet against Matawan and St. John Vianney. “We had some trouble in the throwing events, but overall we are very pleased. It was a successful day we hope to build on.’’ The Warriors competed in the shuttle hurdles with Kevin Kircher, Salaway, Brendan Quigley and R.J. Read running to a time of 1:10.13 at the Huskie Relays, while the 3x400 hurdles team of Kircher, Salaway and Quigley placed second, setting a school record of 3:06 in the process. Higgins was thrilled to see his 3x400 hurdles team break the school record by five full seconds in terrible conditions. “We are very happy with our hurdlers,’’ said Higgins. “In the meet, in the rain, to break the school record.’’ Owen Boyle also put in an excellent performance at the Huskie Relays, running the 1,600 leg of the Distance Medley Relay. Boyle moved the Warriors up to fifth place in a crowded field with a split time of around 4:25. “In that weather to run around 4:25 is pretty good,’’ said Higgins. “He is coming on real strong and helping out another distance runner, freshman Pat Gallagher, who we think will be real good in the future. It is nice to see that leadership [in Owen].’’ The Manasquan girls also edged St. John Vianney 74-65 in a tight meet, while losing to Matawan 92-48. The meet was decided when

Ashley Aquilanter won the long jump by a quarter of an inch, leaping 14-9 1/2. Aquilanter also earned a firstplace finish in the triple jump. “The dual meet was great,’’ said Manasquan coach Kristin Zdanowicz. “I think the runners and jumpers did a tremendous job. They really performed well. The long jumpers and triple jumpers performed great.’’ The Warriors were also helped by Alex Lopez, who was third in the long jump and competed in the triple jump for the first time, reaching 28-1. Lopez also claimed the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.1. Claire Nielsen led the distance team, breaking the six-minute mark with a time of 5:54.4 while taking second, while also taking second in the 3,200. Manasquan also got some good contributions from Katie Nolan, who ran her first 800 meters as a freshman, taking second and Katie Szakal, who took third. The Warriors also competed in the rain-shortened Huskie Relays at Matawan on Saturday. The Warriors came in fourth in the shuttle hurdles relay, third in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the distance medley. “Liz Bryndza and Delia Beck both did both hurdle races,’’ said Zdanowicz. “She (Bryndza) is a solid hurlder and is someone you can count on to do a great job at the meet. All the girls did well. I am very happy with them. They all put in a good effort.’’ WALL The Wall boys swept past Neptune and Long Branch in a trimeet on Tuesday. Kyle Clayton led the Knights, winning four events. Clayton claimed the 110 hurdles, the long jump, the triple jump and the high jump. Jeff Louisius won the intermediate hurdles and placed second in the 400. Jeff Siedel was impressive for the Knights, taking the 800, 1,660 and 3,200. Tim Farrell led a Wall sweep in the javelin, with a throw of 142 feet, while Robert Ragan won the pole vault clearing 9 feet. The Knights competed in the Cougar Classic at Columbia High School on Saturday, the alma mater of coach Doug Richardson. “We had to endure the weather conditions, but the kids did very well,’’ said Richardson. Louisius was second in the 400, while Jim Louro won the sophomore 100 meters. Neil Doherty was second in the freshman 100 meters and second in the long jump, while Howard Suffill won the shot put. The Wall girls dominated Long Branch and Neptune in a tri-meet on Tuesday. Anna Birdsall won the 400 hurdles and was second in the 800, while Ashley Green won the 800 and 1,600 and was on the Knights’ winning 4x400 team. Stephanie Krauser won the 400 and the 3,200 and was part of the winning 4x400 relay as well. Jamie Michalowski was another double winner for Wall taking the discus and the triple jump.



Doug Homan, (right) fends off a CBA defender during Manasquan’s 11-3 loss to the Colts on Tuesday. Homan scored a fourth-quarter goal for the Warriors.

— OFFENSE — From Page 53 were given a perfect opportunity to get their offense rolling when CBA was whistled for a threeminute penalty for an illegal stick. The Colts were forced to play a man short for three full minutes, but the Warriors never got a quality shot on goal, at one point losing possession when they sent the ball through the box with an errant pass. Manasquan did score with 6:50 left in the second quarter when Paul Mackey picked up a loose ball and shot it past Colts goalie Brendan Duffy, but the Warriors did not gain any momentum from MacKey’s opportunistic goal. CBA would take control of the game over the next six minutes of the first half as Orchant and Max Cabasso led the Colts offense in helping produce four goals in the final six minutes of the second quarter to give CBA a 6-2 lead. Orchant finished the game with three goals and four assists, while Cabasso supplied three goals. Cabasso scored the back-breaking goal moments after he had

worked a perfect give-and-go with Orchant to give the Colts a 4-2 lead. Cabasso won the ensuing draw, raced down the field and scored again to give CBA a 5-2 lead, six seconds later. The Colts would score four straight goals in the third quarter to take all the drama out of the game. CBA coach Dave Santos felt the Colts put together their best offensive effort against Manasquan. “We have little experience on the attack,’’ said Santos. “They are starting to click and move the ball. Our defense has played well all season. Our biggest question mark was our offense. Today was their best game to date.’’ Gage O’Connell and Doug Homan scored goals for the Warriors in the fourth quarter, but well after the game had been decided. Manasquan middie Nick Melchiona felt the Warriors offense and defense never got in sync against the Colts. “Our offense is not doing what they are supposed to be doing,’’ said Melchiona. “When that happens our defense collapses. We get

frustrated when we have all these man-downs and we can’t score on them.’’ Melchiona knows the Manasquan offense and defense has to feed off each other with positive energy and not negative energy. “We were playing zone and I think that is when we got tired (on defense),’’ said Melchiona. “We were leaving men behind us and they would pass it over the net and get guys coming across for easy goals. When our defense is good our offense is good and when our offense is good our defense is good. It works both ways, they feed off each other.’’ CBA 11, Manasquan 3 CBA (3-1)............................2 4 4 1-11 Manasquan (2-2) ................0 1 0 2-3 GOALS/assists: First quarter- (CBA) Orchant (Dugan) 4:44; (CBA) Thomas (Napp) 8:07. Second quarter- (M) Mackey 5:10; (CBA) Lubas (Orchant) 5:40; (CBA) Cabasso (Orchant) 7:16; (CBA) Cabasso 7:22; (CBA) Napp (Orchant) 9:21. Third quarter- (CBA) Orchant 3:48; (CBA) Thomas 6:08; (CBA) Orchant (Thomas) 7:19; (CBA) Cabasso (Orchant) 10:32. Fourth quarter- (M) O’Connell 2:05; (M) Homan 9:12; (CBA) Napp10:23. SAVES: (CBA) Duffy 6, Metcalf 0, (M) Reynolds 12. Shots: CBA 36-34.




— KNIGHTS — From Page 53 Wall was retired in order in its last at-bat with Freehold second baseman Julia Brown making a nice play to get Kylie Softcheck at first for the second out before Maggie Margadonna lined out to Alyssa Mayrose at first to end the contest. Freehold added an insurance run in the top of the seventh with two outs after a Brown single to center snuck past Softcheck, scoring the Colonials’ third run. Wall pitcher, senior Jackie Zoller, struck out six batters on the afternoon in a losing effort with all three runs being unearned. The story of the game for the Knights was their inability to convert with runners in scoring position. “We led off some nice innings with runners on but we just couldn’t make anything happen,”

Vodola said. “You’ve got to put the ball on the ground and not pop it up. You’ve got to advance the runners and then get the bat on the ball to move the runner in. Three times we had that opportunity to take the lead and we just fell short of it.” In the first two innings, Wall led off each at-bat with a double, from Margadonna and senior Danica Vitale, respectively. Wall left the bases loaded in the first inning after Katie Verruni and Cara Vitale reached base with two outs, and in the second inning, Wall left Danica Vitale on third. Verruni found herself on third in the bottom of the third inning with two outs after reaching on center fielder J.T. Kelly’s error and a wild pitch, but Forsyth was able to keep Wall off the board, striking out Cara Vitale to end the inning. “We know that if they have a runner on base in scoring position, even if there’s no outs, [Forsyth]

— LETTERS — From Page 64 tribute with us. Again, my thanks to the members of Post No. 1838 for their continued support of Manasquan's educational achievements. Thank you. JUDITH MANGAN East Main Street, Manasquan ~ ACCORDING TO WEBSTER … Editor, The Coast Star: Webster defines “illegal” as “not according to or authorized by law.” With reference to the entire current multi-directional “illegal immigrant” feeding frenzy, why is there any need to go beyond understanding and enforcing correction of the significance of the adjective “illegal?” WILLIAM ONDERDONK East Main Street, Manasquan ~ OFFENDED AND DISAPPOINTED Editor, The Coast Star: I have been a member of the Wall High School Booster Association for the past seven years and co-president for three years. I, along with other booster members have spent countless hours volunteering our time supporting the students and faculty of Wall High School. I take offense to both the article and advertisement in the April 6 issue of The Coast Star that Ann Marie Conte, John Lane, MaryLou Margadonna and Michael Clayton were boycotting the candidates night because they felt it would be completely biased and lack objectivity. We have traditionally sponsored this event for many years and have never had anyone question the integrity of the Wall High School Booster Association, much less boycott this opportunity to allow the voters to meet the candidates and ask questions. This forum is sponsored by us in order to give the entire community, whether a parent or not, a chance to ask questions of the candidates who are running for the Board of Education. To take such a positive event and attempt to portray it as anything negative is very disheartening. I am a parent first and am entitled to my own personal opinions and may support whomever I chose without its interfering with my responsibilities as co-president of the booster association. As an officer, I have always encouraged citizens to vote, not how to vote. I am immensely disappointed that this group of candidates has sought to spoil all the hard work and time devoted to preparing for this event. I salute all the organizers for this event from the various parent-teacher groups, and can unequivocally say that I am proud of the work we do. BARBARA RANAUDO

will find a way to work out of it. Either she’ll strike them out or make the pitch for us defensively,” Freehold coach Jerry Acevedo said. Freehold scored its first two runs with two outs in the second inning, getting consecutive RBI singles from Woolford and Brown to left field. “They don’t get discouraged,” Acevedo said of her team. “We like to work from behind once we get two strikes and and we also like to work from behind once we have two outs. They have the confidence to push runners across. They played a great game today defensively and our hits came in timely, that’s what we’ve been needing.” “It was still early in the game,” Renna said. “It’s like a bummer when they get runs, you get a little down on yourself but our heads were high. We tried to stay in there, we got people on, but no one was scoring.”

Wall preemptively ended a potential scoring threat in the fourth inning on a nice play from Margadonna and shortstop Kristen Miller. With a runner on first, Freehold’s Alexis Roldan smacked a ball up the middle where Margadonna dove to snare it behind the bag and flip to Miller for the force out at second. Wall would have liked to been able to convert their scoring chances, but Forsyth had their number when she needed to get it done. The Knights head off to Florida today for the week after they face Red Bank yesterday.

Freehold 3, Wall 1 Freehold (4-0, 4-0)........020 000 1– 3 7 2 Wall (3-1, 3-1)...............000 010 0– 1 4 3 2B: (W) Margadonna, D. Vitale. HR: (W) Renna. WP: Forsyth (4-0); LP: Zoller (3-1).

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BELMAR BOA: UNFAIR PRECEDENTS/DOUBLE STANDARDS Editor, The Coast Star: For the first time in history, the board of adjustment has allowed a homeowner “three bites of the apple” [i.e.: three separate hearings], as opposed to every other applicant, who are only allowed “two bites of the apple” [i.e.: two hearings]. Why the dangerous/unfair precedent? Amazingly, the board did not even realize the house is located in a Federal Flood Zone, until I pointed it out, during Mr. James Ward’s second “hearing,” two months ago. The March 23 meeting, which was the third attempt by 2000 Ocean Ave. property owner, Mr. Ward to receive approval to build a very large house, not in conformance with the R-150 Zone, was amazingly approved by the board of adjustment, by a vote of 4-2. Despite the many reasonable objections, by myself and many other neighbors, who attended all three lengthy meetings, they fell on “deaf ears.” Seven major, specific variances were unreasonably granted, which will allow it to be constructed in such a manner, as to infringe all the setbacks [front, side, rear yards, etc] adjacent to my Ocean Avenue home. This is in contrast to the zero variances, which my family was allowed, for the construction of our home in 2003. In addition, it directly blocked many 20th Avenue families’ view of the ocean, including my own home, which is next door to 2000 Ocean. I also object to the construction of a rooftop swimming pool, which will overlook my children's’ bedrooms. For the first time in history, the board is allowing three full stories to be constructed, as opposed to the 2.5 stories, which is the maximum height allowed in the R-150 Zone. My family, and probably others in the neighborhood, requested to build three full stories, but were denied. Why the double-standard? My firm understanding is that in order to get three stories, he needed to prove “hardship.” Indeed, no proof was requested, or exhibited. For the first time in history, in the R-150 zone, the board is allowing a structure, approximately 4,300-square feet, as opposed to the 3,200-square feet [maximum allowed], that I was allowed to build next door when my family built our home in 2003. I believe the proposed house is too big for the lot. It is extremely unfair, for double-standards and unfair precedents to occur. Federal Flood Zone: Since the home will be built in a federal flood zone, an extensive system of pilings, driven 30 feet below ground, are needed, as I needed for my home construction. The safety of the neighborhood families and homes are at stake, if this house is not built in accordance with federal flood standards on pilings. The board issued no mandate, as to how this would be monitored or inspected. What purpose do specific zoning laws serve if the board of adjustment is going to overlook the rules, whenever the whim arises? Double-standards and unfair dangerous precedents, are not good for the residents

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FISHING TIPS Opening day of trout season started off rather nice as the predicted cold front had not yet dropped down on us when I awoke at 5 in the morning. It was warm and the smell of spring dampness had the anticipation of trout in the air. I drove over to Spring Lake to meet my partner Tom Westervelt who had arrived an hour earlier to secure our spot. Everything was in place so a quick trip back home at around 7 a.m. to get the kids was all that was left to do. It wasn’t long after Chief Dawson’s gun went off at exactly 8 a.m. that the first trout was landed around the lake. There was good action throughout most of the day in spite of the rain and wind which came in at 10 a.m. Once again, the Shark River Surf Anglers Kid’s Fishing Contest took center stage. This event isn’t just for the kids anymore as it has grown and developed into a family affair. The three large tents with food, beverages, hot chocolate, coffee, bait, rods, reels and helpful club members ready to assist everyone has made this affair in my mind the number one trout event in the state. All of us are greatly appreciative to the Shark River Surf Anglers and tournament director Greg Hueth for all their hard work and efforts to make this a very special day for everyone. The results of the Kids Trout Contest are as follows: Age 05years, 1st: Mackenzie Melton 5lb. 2-1/2 oz rainbow, 2nd: Justin Golba 3 lb. 6oz. rainbow, 3rd: Michael Frey 1 lb 12oz. brook. Age 6-9years, 1st: Austin Lindner 6lb. 13 oz. rainbow, 2nd: Derek Frey 3lb 3oz rainbow, 3rd: Tyler Kay 2lb 9oz tiger. Age 10 –12 years, 1st: Justin Nietzel, 3lb 11oz rainbow, 2nd: Ryan McMenaman 3lb 9oz. golden, 3rd: David Bukle1 lb 11oz rainbow. Age 13-15

— SQUAN — From Page 53 For St. Rose and Dougherty, the learning process continues with each game they play and the first-year coach, a Manasquan graduate, is impressed with the progress the girls have made. “We got a couple goals and we started to play through our nerves and we played our own game, we weren’t worried that we were playing Manasquan,” Dougherty said. “We’re St. Rose, it doesn’t matter who we play or what the score is, it’s totally about playing for the love of the game and for each other.” On several occasions in the offensive end of the field, St. Rose was just a split-second behind or in front of passes that would have led to great scoring opportunities. Squan has been pleased with its performance this season, as they have been able to do well

By Jim Freda years, 1st: Jon Winemiller, 5lb 12 oz tiger, 2nd: Chris Cutler 5lb 6oz golden, 3rd: Tyler Power 2lb 4oz tiger. And the grand prizewinner for the largest trout of the day was 8-year-old Ryan Tucker with an 8lb 3oz brown trout. Congratulations to all. A boater’s vessel safety inspection is a good idea to have before you start your fishing season. This is a courtesy examination of a boat to verify the presence and operable condition of certain safety equipment required by state and federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. They inspector will also make certain recommendations and discuss safety related issues that will make boat owners safer boaters. In our area, boaters can pull up to the dock of Coast Guard Auxiliary member Donna Turner and have your boat inspection done right in her backyard which is in the Beaver Dam Creek. Upon passing you will be issued a vessel safety check decal that is affixed to your boat that will be visible to the Coast Guard when they are on patrol. To make an appointment to have your boat inspected you can call Auxiliary member Turner at 732-892-8368. She on both ends of the field heading into yesterday’s big divisional contest against Rumson. “I think we’ve been playing very well,” Wallace said of this season. The Warriors, though, admit that they have to shore up things in their midfield in terms of getting back to pick up attackers and sparking the transition from defense to offense. “We need to work on our midfield defense and our midfield transition,” Eldridge said. “That’s just been haunting us this whole entire season. We just can’t seem to mark up fast enough, we have the speed in the midfield, it’s just not putting it all together.” Squan’s blend of experience and talent should allow them to do well this season, as their attack should always be able to produce. “Our offense is pretty strong because Meg, Nora [Wallace] and Ryan all spread out the ball a lot, it’s not the same per-

is glad to assist and a pleasure to talk too. Greg over at Brielle Bait and Tackle reports that the flounder fishing in the upper part of Barnegat Bay has been very good in the area around Lyman St. Brian Hanlon and John Grady both of Manasquan had 28 flounder on sandworms and kept their limit. Greg also reports that the trout fishing has been very good in both Spring Lake and the Manasquan River. Anglers are getting their limit of tout of small brookies and browns in the Manasquan River on rooster tails. 11-year-old Jeremy Kuper of Manasquan weighed in a 2 lb rainbow caught in Mac’s Pond. Bob over at Reel Life Bait and Tackle in Point Pleasant reports that the winter flounder fishing is very good south of the Mantoloking Bridge, at Dale’s Point, at the mouth of the Canal and Metedeconk River. Bob says that limits are easy to get at this time. Bob also reports that some small stripers have been caught in the Canal and along the beachfront. Bob over at Fishermen’s Den in Belmar reports that it was a slow weekend winter flounder fishing in the Shark River due to the cold and wind but he expects that to improve quickly with the warmer weather this week. Bob says that anglers are doing real well with the herring and perch in Forge Pond. Announcements of Interest: April 17, Manasquan, Metedeconk, and Toms rivers in-season stocking, no fishing until 5 p.m. April 22, JCSA Winter Flounder Tournament, for info call 732-840-1999. Tip of the Week: In Spring Lake try using yellow Berkeley Power Bait for trout, it has been very effective. Send info, comments, or notable catches to: [email protected] son shooting every time,” Eldridge said. “We have new offenders who are doing a good job. Christie Furman has been doing a great job and Lauren Hansen, they can both shoot really well. So having them as threats makes it that much better.” Manasquan 16, St. Rose 6 Manasquan (4-1, 4-1)....7 9– 16 St. Rose (1-4, 1-4)........1 5– 6 GOALS/assists: (M) McGrath 6:31, (M) M. Wallace 9:31, (M) McGrath (N. Wallace) 12:36, (M) Hansen (McGrath) 16:12, (M) McGrath 16:50, (M) Carpinello 18:14, (M) Furman (M. Wallace) 21:19, (S) Huizenga 24:19, (M) M. Wallace 26:56, (M) McGrath 28:14, (S) Huizenga 30:48, (S) K. Molzon 31:43, (S) Huizenga 33:05, (M) M. Wallace 26:48, (M) M. Wallace 37:23, (M) M. Wallace 37:40, (S) K. Molzon 38:04, (M) McGrath 38:22, (M) M. Wallace (McGrath) 39:23, (M) McGrath (M. Wallace) 41:24, (S)Fastiggi 45:15, (M) M. Wallace 29:58. SAVES: (M) Stafin 12, (SR) 10. Shots. Manasquan 26-18.

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— LETTERS — From Page 62 of Belmar. The four members who approved it, should be ashamed of themselves. My thanks, however to the two members who were the only “voices of reason,” and voted no. KEVIN T. FAY Ocean Avenue, Belmar ~ A VOTE AGAINST THE BUDGET SHOWS A LOSS OF CONFIDENCE Editor, The Coast Star: It is interesting to note that the Spring Lake Heights BOE President wants to table the non-resident tuition policy, so as to separate that issue from the budget. Thirty-two non-resident students are already in the proposed budget, which is up for vote on April 18, makes you wonder. The idea of forming an ad hoc committee of concerned parents to study this proposal is the BOE’s way of calming the parents down. I do believe that this board has every intention to vote for the tuition student policy in July/August time frame in that tuition students are already in the budget, and these meetings are lightly attended due to vacations. Instead of an ad hoc committee, the BOE can count the no votes against the budget. A no vote against the budget is not a vote against the children but rather it is a clear sign that the parents have lost confidence in this board. Send the board a clear message — vote no. As far as a full-time business administrator, if I remember correctly didn’t we just have a $500,000 error in last year’s budget with a full-time administrator? By the way, does anyone know what the final cost to the taxpayers is on the $10 million building referendum? JAMES SHULER Shore Road, Spring Lake Heights ~ GLARING INCONSISTENCIES IN 4 FOR WALL’S RESPONSES Editor, The Coast Star: From the outset I want to disclose that my wife is one of the candidates for the Wall Board of Education election. In the April 5 edition of The Coast Star you published interviews with all of the candidates as well as advertisements published by both teams. In comparing all the published information, I noticed some glaring inconsistencies with the “4 for Wall” team made up of three incumbents and one newcomer vying for the one-year term: 1. In the question about political affiliation, one states that, “If invited, I will speak at any civic group.” Yet, in the same issue this team ran an ad and issued a press release explaining that they were boycotting the candidates night sponsored by the Wall Booster Association volunteers and open to all Wall Township citizens. 2. All four candidates gave almost identical answers to the question regarding the need for a referendum. They all disavowed any consideration of building any new school facilities. Yet their public record of statements made and votes cast at board of education meetings, as reported by your newspaper and illustrated in the Kukucka-Lucas-Van Ness ad, completely contradicts their answers to your question. Obviously, they could not have known the Kukucka-Lucas-Van Ness team’s ad would be appearing in the same issue to illuminate their actual record. Besides being dishonest, this shows obvious pandering to all of us who are tired of ever increasing taxes. The Kukucka-Lucas-Van Ness team, along with Mr. Carhart, answered your questions openly and truthfully, acknowledging

the need to consider all options available to the taxpayers once a proper, contemporary study has been done to access the needs of the district. They have made themselves available to the voters and enthusiastically open to suggestions as demonstrated by their appearances at numerous coffees the past two weeks and at the candidates night forum Monday night. The entire campaign process has proven to be a positive exchange of ideas with the citizens of Wall, who collectively have far greater knowledge, and more suggestions for solutions, than any one person could possibly possess. Whether you have children in the school system or not, you deserve board members who will be open and available to the advice of the public, who will devote the time to tackle the tough issues, and who will analytically consider all options to best serve the needs of our schools at the least impact to the taxpayer. Please vote on April 18. JOHN R. KUKUCKA Winesap Drive, Wall Township ~ KEEP BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS NONPARTISAN Editor, The Coast Star: I don’t generally like to respond to things that are printed about me or said about me in the newspaper, but in this instance, I must make an exception. In last week’s edition of the April 6, 2006 newspaper, The Coast Star posed questions to the candidates who are running for the board of education. One of the questions was, “Do you have or expect to receive the endorsement and/or support of the Republican or Democratic party in the township; have you or your campaign solicited such support, and have you or your campaign visited any partisan club or organization during the campaign? Why or why not?” In part of one of the candidate’s answer was, “can it be foremost in their minds since the campaign manager of my opponents, Laurie Cannon, ran two political campaigns for Democrat John Devlin?” Bill Myretus, my actual campaign manager, must have been surprised to read that. Am I a Democrat? Yes. Was Mrs. Cannon every my campaign manger? No. Laurie Cannon and her family have always been a good friend and support of my campaigns and I thank her and her family for all their support. In a nonpartisan election, I don’t know why any candidate’s response should place an emphasis on my being a Democrat in an election in which I have no part in other than being a Wall resident and a concerned parent. I hope that in this board of education election the voters support the candidates who are the most qualified and who are sincerely interested in the education of our children and fiscal responsibility for all of our residents. To prove how nonpartisan I believe the board of education elections should be, I am supporting three Wall residents who happen to be Republicans. I ask you to join me in support of Kukucka, Lucas and Van Ness, the candidates I believe will keep politics out of the board of education. JOHN P. DEVLIN Belmar Boulevard, Wall Township ~ KUKUCKA, LUCAS, VAN NESS & CARHART WILL BE INDEPENDENT Editor, The Coast Star: I urge all residents of Wall Township to exercise their constitutional right and vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming school board election. We can all agree that the entire town derives great benefits from a quality educational system. Citizens are best served when represented by individuals who are intelligent, independent and owe no allegiances to

local party bosses. Deidre Kukucka, Dave Lucas, Terry Van Ness and James Carhart are such people. They are people who will represent the interests of students, parents and all taxpayers in a professional and positive manner. From personal experience I know what a terrific job Mrs. Kukucka has done with the Wall Booster Club and I have no doubt she will bring the same energy and talent to her new position. Mr. Lucas is someone I have known for many years on a professional basis. He is highly effective and a man of integrity.With his election, we can look forward to having an attorney on the board of education who is ethical and respected by his peers. Terry Van Ness and James Carhart bring valuable experience to the board of education and Mr. Carhart has been a wellrespected educator in our school system. As to the “4 for Wall” candidates, I suggest you scrutinize their literature, attack ads, and lawn sign locations which will demonstrate they are using the same playbook that has been utilized by the current political machine in the last number of general elections. If you want a truly independent board who will not bow to the interest of the few but will promote excellence in our educational system, please support Kukucka, Lucas, Van Ness and Carhart on April 18. MARK G. KITRICK Laurel Court, Wall Township ~ I’LL MISS MANASQUAN WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD TO LIVE HERE Editor, The Coast Star: When I moved to Manasquan six years ago, my taxes were about $6,000. They are now nearly $12,000. The idea of giving the town council of Manasquan health benefits to further raise our taxes is outrageous. If that happens, then why wouldn’t the first aid, two fire departments and planning board members be entitled to benefits as well? We are so lucky that we have people that volunteer their time and effort to help our community. They are to be applauded every day. But, if the council doesn’t want to follow suit, they maybe they should be replaced. I have a lot of respect for Mayor Dunne and the council, but we as a town have got to stop raising taxes. We won’t have too many volunteers left because they won’t be able to pay the cost of living here. Manasquan is such a great place to live, I’ll miss it when I can no longer pay my taxes. ALISON M. WILSON E. Virginia Avenue, Manasquan ~ THANKS FOR SUPPORTING CANCER FOUNDATION FUND-RAISER Editor, The Coast Star: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Manasquan community. This past Saturday, my daughter and her friends were selling flower pots for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. Due to the inclement weather, The Korner Market was kind enough to let us set up in their store. Patrons, including parents, police officers, students and people from out of town, kindly contributed to the cause. People graciously handed us money and said they just simply wanted to help. We would like to thank Manasquan resident Bob Hart for supporting us with a very generous donation. To the girls, thanks for donating your time and efforts on two Saturdays when you could have been doing other things. They spent April 1 decorating the flower pots and then April 8 selling them for children with cancer. The girls who participated were: Morgan and Madison Harkness, Madison and Shannon Brown, Bridia and Kaela Hegarty, Kate Badecker, Emily Montgomery, Hannah Briant, Shannon Walsh and Casey Cleffi. To all the moms, I am fortunate to know such a great bunch of

ladies! A special thank you also goes out to the owners of the Korner Market, as they always support Manasquan citizens, students and their causes. Again, thanks to everyone who supported us in this worthwhile fund-raiser which we hope will offer a little support to the people and families with children with cancer. DENISE HARKNESS Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan ~ THERE WAS NO NEED TO ATTACK BOE ABOUT TUITION STUDENTS Editor, The Coast Star: This is an open letter to the residents of Spring Lake Heights. I have spent the past few weeks reading articles in this publication as well as notices from school regarding the uproar that has happened over one simple question: do we open up the doors of our school to tuition reimbursement students in order to support the economic needs of our school? There was a board of education meeting on March 29 to discuss this question with our town. While I was not at this meeting, I cannot believe what I have heard and read about the outcome. It would appear that the concept of exchanging ideas in an open forum to discuss how to meet state-mandated requirements have been eliminated from our town. The outcome of the meeting appears to be personal attacks on both Mrs. Linda Martensen and Mr. Sean Gately. [I am stunned the meeting could turn so ugly]. While I have not been as active in our school as I used to be, I did not realize people were so unhappy. Does anyone remember the state that our school was in before Mrs. Martensen arrived? I do. Parents of younger students might not remember how poorly maintained Spring Lake Heights Elementary school was 10 years ago. To put it bluntly, it was a mess. Due to the ineffectiveness of the previous administration, the curriculum was not meeting the needs of its students, our financial requirements and obligations from the state were not being met, the building was falling apart, and there was enormous discord throughout the community. Mrs. Martensen came into a quagmire to say the least. I have watched her work tirelessly to turn things around and she, along with the business administrator, and the board of education have done a remarkable job. While not everyone agrees with everything that has been instituted, overall the job has been done quite well. My husband and I have sent our children to our local school district and we have never regretted this decision. Was there a need to attack the board and the administration for simply proposing a question about tuition reimbursement students? I don’t think so. In closing, I am very disappointed that Mrs. Martensen will be retiring in July. I have admired and respected the job she has done for our school. As a community we would be remiss not to recognize the work that she has done. Due to her efforts and that of the board of education, we have seen an increase not only in community involvement with our school, but also an increase in our property values. On a personal note, my children have benefited from her tireless work ethic and for that I am very grateful. Please keep in mind that because of her impending retirement, we as a community now have a new issue to concern ourselves with. We need to pass the current budget in order to not only keep our school funded but to also search for a new superintendent/principal. In order to get the best person for the job, we need to show that we are a community that is willing to invest in our school. The best way to do this is to pass the school budget on April 18. MARY & HUGH FERGUSON Homestead Avenue, Spring Lake Heights











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DIRECTOR CHAIRS, white, 8 for $75. 732-892-1848. ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $50, misc. golf clubs $5, children’s movies $2, Pioneer receiver $20, Sony CD player $25. 732-223-3812. KITCHENAID DISHWASHER, Magic Chef electric stove $75. each. Call 732-556-0777. LADIES GOLF Clubs(MacGregor). Full set, bag & cart. Like new $40. Club chair, mauve velour, new, from Brielle Furn. $50. 732-528-9404

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Ads run in both The Coast Star & The Ocean Star plus on our website. Ads LL BEAN Classic farmhouse table & chairs for sale. Five piece set good condition, 30”H, 30”W, 48”L, $500. Call 732-722-8100.

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B.Garage & Yard

MERCURY INFLATABLE, only $1,000. 10’2” AirDeck310, 15 HP rated. Never used & in box. Valued at $1,684. 732-233-9318.

BRIELLE- 632 Holly Hill Dr., Fri. 4/14, Sat. 4/15, 9am-1pm. HH items, furniture, clothing, Christmas Spode.

NEW COMMERCIAL Vandermolen Windmill backpack leaf blower, model 542BTX, w/Kawasaki motor. $300 takes it. 732-223-1666.

PT. PLEASANT Bch.- 113 Atlantic Ave., Sat. 4/15, 10am-2pm. Electric stove, small furniture, home goods, etc.

PLAYER PIANO- Victorian era Aeolian Player Piano w/50+ music rolls. Plays manually as well. Player mechanism can be operated by peddles or electric. $1,000 o/b/o. Call Calvary Baptist Church, 732-681-0940. TWO ELECTRIC lift chairs in excellent cond. $150. each. Call 732-899-1854. WOMAN’S BIKE, Electra Cruiser 22” wheels, purple w/white flowers, & black & white seat. $90. 732-974-0030.

SEA GIRT- 303 Bell Place, Sat. 4/15, 9am-2pm. Everything must go! Household items, furniture, tools & more. No early birds pls. SPRING LAKE Hts.-812 Wall Rd., Fri., 4/14, 9am-2pm. Baby jogger, oak table, Little Tikes toys, home furnishings. WALL- MULTI-FAMILY, 2000 Monmouth Blvd., 4/15, 9am-2pm. Indoor & outdoor furn., kids toys & other great items for sale.



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CHARGE YOUR AD! WALL/MANASQUANMOVING/YARD sale. 1210 New York Ave. (off Atlantic Ave.), Sat. 4/8, 9am-3pm. Furniture, electronics, clothing, yard tools, military items.

HOME BUT Not Alone- Professional pet care when you can't be there. Whether at work or traveling. Insured, bonded, veterinarian recommended. 732-528-0407.

D.Articles Wanted

PET NANNY while at work or away. Will board with conditions. 732-280-9452 or 732-233-4865.

LIQUOR BOTTLES, decanters, Brooks, Beam, etc. Empty or full. Call Dom Sr. 732-223-3324.

E. Dogs, Cats, A BETTER Alternative- Pet Watch, the pet sitting & dog walking service for when you can't be there for your pets. Medications administered. Bonded/ Insured. Est. 1993. Website: Call 732-899-8338. DON'T WANT to board your pet? Experienced pet sitter offering pet sitting in private home. Reasonable rates. Call Beth 732-449-2382 or 732-757-9409.

G.Real Estate for BRICK- CEDAR Village 55+, Holly model, 2BRs, 2BAs, 2 car garage. Perfect cond. FSBO. 732-223-5337. $405,000. BRICK- CEDAR Village Adult Community (Willow model), LR/DR combo, EIK/family rm., sunroom, 2BRs, 2BAs, 2 car garage, gas heat, CAC, professionally landscaped, paver patio. $459,900. 732-701-0280 BRIELLE- 1,732 SQ. Ft Ranch, plus garage, partial bsmt., 100x100 landscaped, 3BR, 2BA, lg. family rm., hdwd flrs., CAC, Gas heat, hotwater, range dryer; Storage; 2 blks. to school, park. $590,000. By appt., owner 732-223-1628. HUNTER MT., NY- Great investment opportunity. Cute, cozy & adorable describes this 2BR, 1BA home nestled on 1.4+ acres. Oil heat, hdwd flr. throughout. Full bsmt., garage, $220,000. Owner. Broker 518-263-5477 or 518-488-2340. MANASQUAN- LOT for sale by owner, 50'x145' on East Main St. near Curtis park. $599,000. Call 732-773-5539.

PAGE 66 WALL- FOUR Seasons, Danberry. Open House Fri.-Sat., 4/14-4/15, 12noon-5pm. Also shown by appt. 2584 Collier Rd. Expanded w/sunroom; porch w/tinted screened windows; oversized wooded lot; 3BRs, 2BAs, HWBB gas heat; Jacuzzi, gas frpl., 10’ ceilings; energy saving upgrades, many other upgrades incl. some not found in other Four Season Homes. FSBO. $679,500 732-223-5925, 908-581-3679 POINT PLEASANT Beach- 123 Griffiths Ave. Open house every Sun. 1-3 pm. 3BR, 1.5BA, deck, immac. $469,000. 732-892-8163

THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 SPRING LAKE Hts.- For Sale By Owner. Desirable Fairway Mews country club living. Golf, tennis, pool. Lg. ranch, 2BR, 2BA, LR, DR, patio, garage, near beach. $525,000. 732-974-9408 or 732-859-0253(c).

PT. PLEASANT Bch.- FSBO Bay Head By The Sea. Beautiful 1BR condo, upper unit, EIK, updated bath & carpeting. Great pool, 1 blk. to beach. $365,000. No realtors please. 732-682-8461.

H.Real Estate for WALL- ORCHARD Crest, Lovely 4BR, 2.5BA, 2 car garage, family rm., frpl., porcelain tile kitchen, crown molding, hdwd., French doors, spa, deck, treed lot & landscaped. FSBO $837,900 1413 Winesap Dr. 732-528-6226.

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, OCEAN views from patio! 7 doors to beach! Neat 2BR, 1BA 1st flr. apt. w/new kit., queen beds, cable TV, off-street parking for 1 car. $12,500/season (utils. incl.). Diane Turton Realtors, call Barbara at 732-319-7751 or 732-974-3653. BELMAR- YEARLY. Charming 2-3BR ranch near school, beach, town. Immediate occupancy. $1,750/mo. Diane Turton Realtors, contact Susan Careatti 732-449-4441 x204. BRICK- SUMMER or yearly. Upstairs rental. Share kitchen, bath, W/D. Minutes from beach/major hwys. No pets/smokers. Call for details. 732-996-5885. FLORIDA KEYS- Islamorada2BR, 2BA townhouse, pool, tennis, beach, gated community. Call 732-223-1174. FLORIDA KEYS- Islamorada. 2BR/2BA townhouse in gated community. Fully equipped including bicycles & kayak. Fishing dock, pool & sandy beach. 732-223-0543 Subscribe to

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MANASQUAN BEACH- 4BR, 2BA, updated, porch, off-street parking, AC, nicely furnished. Call Janet DaCruz at Weichert Realtors. 732-223-2322, cell 732-995-1327. MANASQUAN SUMMER rental, 4 blocks to beach. 3BR, ac, dw, w/d, grill, porch, parking $2300/wk., $8500/mo. Call 201-513-9975 MANASQUAN- 1BR, 3.5 room garden complex, available immediately, 2nd flr, carpeted, ceiling fans, A/C, blinds, tub doors, off street parking. 1 yr. lease. 1.5mo. security. No pets. $795. + utilities. 732-223-6500.

MANASQUAN- IMMACULATE Summer rental. Beachfront, 2BR, 1BA, W/D, DW. $1,475/wk; $14,950/Summer incl. utilities & cable. Outdoor shower, barbecue. 732-431-9099.

PT. PLEASANT- Yearly 1 BR, sunporch, bsmt., fenced yard, shed, A/C, W/D. $900/mo. + utils & water. 1.5mo. sec. No pets. Avail. ASAP. Must see! 732-295-5560

MANASQUAN- OFFICE space, convenient downtown location, flexible 140-700sq. ft., utilities included. Avail. immediately. CallLinda 732-223-4148. MANASQUAN- ONE bedroom efficiency apartment, year round. Quiet individual only. $750/mo. Call 908-890-4888. MANASQUAN- PREMIUM year round rental. All new 2BR, 2BA apt. w/EIK, LR, laundry rm. Features security TV camera for privacy to 2nd flr. residence. Storage & parking. A must see. Great for young couple. Ask for Terry for a preview, 732-600-4570. Asking $1,600/mo. Diane Turton Realtors. MANASQUAN- YEARLY, 2 BR 2nd floor apt. $1,075/mo. + utils. & sec. No pets or smokers. Call 732-223-8007. MARTHA'S VINEYARD- Mint cond. 3 BR, 2 BA Cape. Deck, outside shower. Overlooking farm, midway bet. beach & town. Avail. Summer 2006. Off season rates avail. 732-996-1027 or 732-974-2300. PT. PLEASANT Bch.- Yearly, 2BR, 1BA, ocean & inlet views, parking, no pets. $1,400/mo. Call 732-223-3612. PT. PLEASANT Bch.- Yearly. Clean 1BR cottage, parking, yard. No pets. $1,000/mo. + utils. 1.5mo. sec., references. Avail 5/1 732-741-0496 or 201-741-4145. PT. PLEASANT- 1BR cottage, very clean & newly renovated. CAC, gas heat. No pets. $800/mo. + utils. 732-295-9784. PT. PLEASANT- 2 BR, 1 BA, new kit., appl. W/D, DW, C/AC, 1 car garage. N/S, no pets. $1,400/mo. + utils. Avail. 5/15. 973-503-1414. SEA GIRT- Summer. 5BR, 2BA, yard, grill, 5 blks to beach, 2 blks to town. Avail. May-Sept. $35,000. No Realtors. 732-974-4041.

RED BANK- Class A Professional window offices & conference rooms with expert receptionist svcs. Located next to GSP, exit 109 Red Bank. Monthly cost $675 plus svcs. by the hour $15 and up. Call 732-784-2800. SANIBEL ISLAND FL- Time share for sale or rent. Fully equipped, 2BR, 2BA. On the gulf. Free access & use of the Dunes Country Club. Call 732-449-3437. SANIBEL ISLAND- Near beach, newly built 3BR, 2BA, beautiful Florida vacation home w/heated pool. Monthly rentals. 732-223-5937, SEA GIRT- (Governor’s Court) Year round rental. Conveniently located 2BR unit on 2nd flr. $1,450/mo. + utils. Avail. for immediate occupancy. Call Phil Schwier cell: 732-492-7365. Henry S.Schwier, Inc. Realtors, 732-449-6200, ext. 323. SPRING LAKE Hts. Summer rental, 2BR, 2BA, LR, DR, deck w/gas grill, AC, W/D, garage & off street parking. Bike to beach, close to area stores & restaurants Avail. 5/26-9/4, $11,500 908-309-4008. SPRING LAKE Hts. Think Summer at the Jersey Shore. 4BR, 2BA, AC home. July & Aug. Price reduced $10,400. will consider monthly. Call 732-449-0803 SPRING LAKE Hts. yearly. 5BR, LR, DR, 2BA, EIK, full bsmnt., w/d, cac. $2000./mo. + utils. Call 732-223-3612 SPRING LAKE Hts.- Summer 2006. Beautiful 2-3BR, furnished, CAC, 6/17/06-9/04/06. $12,000/season, including utilities (except elec.), basic cable, outdoor shower, charcoal grill & computer workstation. Also includes 4 Sp.Lk. season beach badges. Call 11AM-4PM, 732-449-2300.

THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 SPRING LAKE Hts.- Charming carriage house, 2nd flr. apt., 6 rms., LR, DR, KIT, MBR, guest rm, den. Close to train, beach, town, bars, & restaurants. Charming neighborhood. Small pets allowed., small dogs accepted w/extra deposit. $1,600/mo. 732-449-2119. SPRING LAKE Hts.- Homestead Garden Apts. 1BR Special starting at $1,180/mo. incl. heat, hot water, cooking gas. Private, park like setting. No dogs, cats only. Call 732-449-3270. SPRING LAKE Hts.- Remodeled 4 room apt., W/D, hook-up, $1,200/mo. + elec. No pets. 908-216-6537. SPRING LAKE Hts.- Summer. 3BR, 2BA, family rm., furnished, sleeps 8, newly renovated. Backs up to water. $5,000/June, $6,000/July or Aug., $15,000/season. 908-337-7752. SPRING LAKE- Charming 4BR Colonial w/ocean views, 5 blks. to beach. Avail. 7/16/06-8/12/06. $3,750/wkly., $15,000/mthly. No Realtors. Call 732-974-4042. SPRING LAKE- Efficiency apt. in private beach cottage. A/C, sleeps 2, Near beach, church, town. No smokers/no pets., $6,000/season. 973-768-8682. SPRING LAKE- Summer 3-4 Bedrooms, $24,900. Includes North End Beach, pool, locker, all utilities., cable w/internet,, or leave msg. 732-528-7393. SPRING LAKE- Summer. Beautiful home sleeps 8 comfortably, close to beach, train, town & St. Catherine’s. $5,000/wk. Avail. July/Aug. 732-974-0522. SPRING LAKESummer. Ocean block exquisite 4BR, 4BA French Mansard. Also, immaculate lake view 3BR Cape tastefully furnished. No pets. 732-682-9582. WALL- SPACIOUS 1BR cottage on 3 acres, 1.5BAs, all utils. inc., $1,400/mo. No pets 732-996-2681. WALL- STORES, offices, warehouses & apts. in Colfax Plaza. Call for info. 732-681-5797.

WALL-WEYBRIDGE CONDO, 2BR, 2BA, gas heat, CAC, W/D, pool, tennis, 1.2 miles to beach. No pets/smokers. $1,450/mo. + utils. Minimum 1yr lease. 917-553-2642. WALL/MANASQUAN- OFFICE suites for rent. Starting at $400/mo., rooms are furnished, include shared kitchen & conf. rooms. Free T1 internet svc. & all taxes, utils., maintenance & cleaning! Located at 1913 Atlantic Ave. (across from Atlantic Club). Pls. call 732-223-7500.

J. Real Estate LOCAL PROFESSIONAL couple looking to buy modest first home in the Manasquan/Manasquan Shores area; 2+ bedrooms, bsmt. preferred. Pls. call 732-722-8602.


Help Wanted

RETAIL SALES P/T help wanted. Creative environment, some exp. necessary. Shoppers Wharf, Bay Head. 732-295-4333 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Spring Lake Inn seeks best housekeeper to make the best money. Head housekeeper & breakfast server. Meals. 732-754-8674. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR- Clerical PT, 9am-11pm, Mon.-Wed.-Thurs., book theater, casino, bus trips & events for small adult condo community in Lakewood/Brick area. $10-$11/hr. Fax letter/resume 732-477-3451. FT/PT BREAKFAST cook, waitress. Pt. Pleasant area. Call 732-899-5004.

BOOKKEEPER- BUSY Real Estate office seeks an experienced bookkeeper proficient in QuickBooks Pro. Qualified individual must be able to work in a busy, but friendly atmosphere. Send resume to PO Box 215, Sea Girt, NJ 08750. BOOKKEEPER/SECRETARY. FLEX. hrs. Auto Service Facility, general ledger, tax, computer skills. Call JMA Auto, 732-449-7050 or [email protected] REAL ESTATE- Have you dreamed of working at the beach? Training + support. Call Frances Graffeo, Mgr. Normandy Beach office. 732-793-6484. Weichert, Realtors.

NURSES/HOME HEALTH AidsESI Professional Services is seeking applications from the following healthcare professionals: RN, LPN, CNA, HHA. We are currently staffing FT, PT & live-in assignments for Home Care, Hospice, LTC, Assisted Living, Assessments, Correctional, & Dialysis. Interested professionals pls. email resume to [email protected] or fax to 732-292-9911. LANDSCAPING, LAWN maintenance. Belmar area. Must have NJDL, able to drive truck & trailer, & use walk behind mowers. Responsible people only. Good work, top pay, paid holidays. Bonuses avail. Call Paul at 732-556-1189.

PAGE 67 TACO BELLOpportunity doesn’t knock... it rings! Immediate openings for managers, assist. managers, team members. Join the organization that has the world eating! We offer training too. Strong career growth & strong benefits. Forward your resume now! El Rancho Foods, attn.: HR Recruiter, 1 Palmer Terrace, Carlstadt, NJ 07072. fax:201-507-5221, email:[email protected]

HAND ASSEMBLY work in our mailroom. Manasquan. As needed position. Flex. daytime hrs. based on work load need. Hand insert material for mailings. Sales flyers, bills, newsletters. Collating, folding, labeling. Good manual dexterity, collating skills required. Send resume to [email protected] com; or fax to 732-292-1111. MORTGAGE PROTECTION Agent, $75K++. Leads, leads, leads! 877-347-3734.

PAGE 68 GOOD MEMORY! Mystery shoppers needed in Sea Girt and Shrewsbury! Apply online at

THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 MANICURIST WANTED. Immediate hire, guaranteed salary. For LaLuz Salon, Bay Head. 732-892-6363.

NOW HIRING. Counter sales & designer. Applications accepted in person. Mueller’s Flowers & Gifts, Hwy. 71, Manasquan.

PT. PLEASANT Beach- With home sales at all-time highs, our busy office could use a few more good people. Weichert offers the best training in the industry to get you started. Call Karen Contreras, Pt. Pleasant Beach office, 732-899-9700 x112. Weichert, Realtors. PUBLIC RELATIONS firm seeks Office Manager, M-F, 9am-3pm. Previous exper. a must. Applicant must have excellent interpersonal & computer skills. Send resume to Jewell Marketing Associates, 601 Bangs Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712 SPRING LAKE Golf ClubServer, cook, bus, snack bar, locker rm., FT/PT. Excellent opportunity for dynamic individuals to join prestigious golf club. Benefits avail. Apply: Warren Ave., SLH. 732-449-8100.

LOAN OFFICERS needed for local Manasquan mortgage company. We will train you. Pls. call 732-292-0400 or fax resume 732-292-0550. For interview call Mike Alveriso.

P. Situations POLISH REFERRAL Service, Inc.- Licensed/bonded. Serving all NJ area. Providing exp. live-in companions/housekeepers, w/excellent references. Call 908-689-9140.

LOCAL PEST Control Co. looking for FT/PT person. Willing to train the right person. Flex. time & schedule. Salary commensurate to ability. Sales exp. a+. Call 732-449-3030.

S. Child Care

PT/FT COUNTER Help and deliveries for summer season beginning 5/06. Valid NJ drivers license required. Apply at Tom Bailey’s Market, 1323 3rd, Spring Lake.

ARE YOU in need of childcare? Teacher looking to do childcare for the summer. 908-461-3221 (cell)


RECEPTIONIST WANTED part-time for a Wall Twp. wellness center. Must be energetic, outgoing and have phone skills. A big smile is a plus. Call 732-451-0688, leave message.

MATHEMATICALSOLUTIONS. COM, PRIVATE math tutoring. High School & University. Algebra-CalculusIV, SAT prep. Children & adults; flexible hrs. 732-330-5047. MUSIC LESSONS- beginner to advanced piano, guitar, & voice lessons. Clean, studio learning environment. The Musician’s Prep., Pt. Pleasant Beach. 732-475-2775, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, licensed, avail. for summer articulation & language therapy in Manasquan area. Pls. call Kristine at 732-722-8602.

P/T SALES Help- Computer skills most helpful. Some weekends. Apply in person: Invitations, Ink 117 Main St., Manasquan. 732-223-0313.

TUTOR- CERTIFIED K-8, specialty Math/Language Arts, grades 4-8. Call 732-974-8147 or visit to view professional experience & principals' letters of recommendations.

X. Automotive

PT SALES Help- Teddy Bears by the Seashore. 732-449-7446.

‘02 ACURA TL Type S, 39K, fully optioned, pearl white, tan leather, V6 w/5SPD auto-man trans, new tires. Orig. owner. Asking $19,000. 732-585-5218. More info at

REAL ESTATE Sales/RentalsLicensed salesperson for busy Manasquan office. Call Bob. 732-223-1830.

1994 DODGE Pick-up, power windows/locks, runs great, looks great. 137K miles, $3,800 o/b/o. 732-449-1478.

THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 AUTOS, TRUCKS, Vans- Any year or model, running or not. Highest cash paid- or donate to Maddona House or St. Rose H.S. for full market value, free pick up. 732-280-6444. FORD TAURUS SE 2000, 50k miles, fully loaded, CD player, good condition, $5,500. Must sell. 732-714-9219.

Y. Services A SUMMER Wind Cleaning Service- 20 yrs. exp. Owner supervised, fully insured, free estimates. Call Barbara, 732-458-2255. #1 COMPUTER Service & repair! A computer mess? Commercial & residential computer services. Installations, repairs, upgrades, networking, virus & spyware cleaning, child safety & personal & group training. Free no obligation consultation & assessment. Call Jack Ryan,, 732-449-8130

A CLEAN SWEEP- Residential & sm. business cleaning. Move ins/outs, post constructions welcomed. Call Dawn. 732-371-2333. A PERSONAL Assistant Services- Errands, shopping, driving. Vacation, delivery watch. Organization of home, office. Perfect for busy moms, professionals, seniors. Positive, honest, outgoing personality to de-stress your life. $20-$25/hr. 732-280-3054. A PROFESSIONAL Cleaning Service- Our reputation is "spotless". We're honest, reliable & reasonably priced. Free estimates. Fully insured. Many yrs. exp. Call Maria, 732-241-7896. A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING service. Grace Sullivan, 38 years serving the shore. Owner supervised. Honest, reliable, reasonable. Fully insured, free refs./estimates. 732-280-1087. AREA CLEANING woman does white-glove, meticulous & detail oriented work. Weekly, bi-weekly, summer rentals. Honest, reliable, great rates. 908-433-4305.

A-1 HOUSECLEANING- Experienced & honest Polish woman with refs., English speaking. We do the best job in town! Also we provide daily housekeeping. Housecleaning, laundry and ironing. 732-920-3210. AAA TVS CONNECTED. Extra TV hook-ups, DVD & VCRs installed. Help w/cable TV Call 732-528-6486 ALL COMPUTER problems solved! Your satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Slow computer, viruses, spyware? New systems, networking. Call Dan 732-681-2360.

AB CLEANING Service- 1 time, weekly, biweekly, monthly. Residential, commercial, windows. Tailored to meet your needs. Affordable & reliable. Same maid each time. All supplies incl. Refs. avail. serving Monmouth & Ocean Counties. Ask for Carmen. 732-458-0104. AFFORDABLE + PROFESSIONAL- Jeannette's Cleaning Services. Free estimates. Fully insured. Residential/commercial. Reasonable rates. Cleaning weekly, biweekly, monthly. Excellent refs. Call 732-449-6882 or 732-223-6661.

AFFORDABLE HOUSE cleaning. Reliable & trustworthy. Pls. call for a free estimate. Refs. avail. Amy 856-912-2129 ALL CLEANING Service. Residential, commercial & new construction. Fully insured. Refs. avail. Price starting at $39.99. Neuza Barbosa 732-768-4082. APPLIANCE REPAIRS - And sale of Maytag, GE, Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool, Kenmore and others. Courteous service by Apple Appliance. 732-223-1286. CLEAN-UP, DEMOLITION & Hauling- Debris removal. Call Randy Stoddard 732-751-9300 or 732-245-1474 (cell).

PAGE 69 CLEAN-UPS, CLEAN-OUTS. single items or large quantities. Friendly, reliable. BobCat services also available. Free estimates. Call Shore Removal Service. Immediate response. 732-267-2183. CUSTOM TILE & Painting. Service Ocean County over 30 years. Free estimate, 732-701-0263. DISCOUNT TELEPHONE- Service, phone jacks, wiring, cable TV outlets. Retired from N.J. Bell. 27 yrs. experience. Call 732-528-7535.

DNR HANDYMAN Service- Will do odd jobs for you. No job too odd! Call Dan, 732-229-4959. HOME, OFFICE & new construction cleaning, 20yrs. experience, reliable, honest, reasonable rates. Call for free estimate. 732-895-3115. LANDSCAPE/GARDENINGSPRING clean-ups, weekly & bi-monthly cutting, edging, shrub care, overseeding, mulch, thatching, aerating. 2 free cuts. Owner operated, fully insured, free estimates. Best prices guaranteed! Call Brian 732-600-5196.


THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 LIGHT HAULING- Remove trash or any unwanted items. Reasonable rates. Ron Masella Sr. 732-528-5769.

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PROFESSIONAL HOUSECLEANING, 15 yrs. exp. Call 732-892-5490. Ask for Chelo.

PAINTING- 20 years experience, interior and exterior. Top quality work at fair prices. Call Glenn. 732-223-8777.

LET PETER Do It!- Interior painting, wallpaper, more. Meticulous, dependable, satisfaction guaranteed. Refs. Peter Harrington, Bay Head. 732-295-1930.

PAINTING- BRUSH STROKES interior, exterior. Reliable, quality work at reasonable rates. Call Mike for free estimate at 732-996-4066.

PC PROBLEMS? I come to your house. If I fix your problems, it's $30/hr. If not, no charge. I also do printers & wireless networks. Jerry 732-892-8618

LAWN/GRASS CUTS, Thurs. & Fridays avail. Spring clean-ups. Owner operated. Duane [email protected] 732-684-6203.

SEA GIRT Lawns- For all your lawn & garden care. Spring clean-ups, lawn cutting, mulch, landscaping, split feeding, dethatching. Owner operated. 732-233-9680.

SHORE CLEANING our services provide year round cleaning and rentals in between tenants. Yes, we do windows. 732-701-0263. WEBSITE HOSTING, design, maintenance & redesign at affordable rates w/personal service. Call 732-597-4782. WINDOWS DIRTY?? Call now to schedule spring cleaning. Inside, outside & hand washed screens. Repairs ok. Free estimates! 732-300-6517.

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_____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1818701 Sheriff’s File #05001835 First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, Plaintiff vs: Louis J. Acerra, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 24th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 44 Peachstone Road, Howell, NJ 07731 Tax Lot No. 11 in Block No. 35.64 Dimensions of Lot: (approximately) 75 x 175 Nearest Cross Street: Starlight Subject to any open taxes, water/sewer, municipal or tax liens that may be due. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $272,551.29. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication.

JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman Attorneys Leonard B. Zucker, Esq., for the firm (908) 233-8500 Attorney Ref.: XFA L 47626 (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20) ($86.80) (62) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1178405 Sheriff’s File #06001193 WM Specialty Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff vs: Nancy Christensen, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 24th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 10 Hall Avenue Tax Lot No. 18.01 in Block No. 106 Dimensions of Lot: 212’ x 122.5’ Nearest Cross Street: Corner of Hall Avenue and Hulse’s Road TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only.

The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $431,393.35. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Powers, Kirn, Attorneys Sarah E. Powers, Esq., for the firm (856) 802-1000 Attorney Ref.: 2005-0719-C (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20) ($82.60) (59) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1508404 Sheriff’s File #05001737 Provident Bank, Plaintiff vs: Kelly Woods, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 24 day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Red Bank in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 15 Leonard Street, Red Bank, NJ Tax Lot No. 30.01 in Block No. 75.04 Dimensions of Lot: 50 feet wide by 150 feet long

Nearest Cross Street: Bridge Avenue Prior Lien(s): Subject to unpaid taxes and other municipal liens. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $230,022.44. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg & Norgaard, Attorneys Dolores M. DeAlmeida, Esq., for the firm (732) 356-9800 Attorney Ref.: 200402033 (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20) ($85.40) (61) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1579605 Sheriff’s File #06001263 Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A. as trustee, Plaintiff vs: Daniel Grunseth, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 24th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing

time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 122 W. Sixth Street, Howell, NJ 07731 Tax Lot No. 14 in Block No. 115, on the official Tax Map of the Township of Howell. Dimensions of Lot: 50.00 ft x 200.00 ft x 50.00 ft x 200.00 ft Nearest Cross Street: State Highway Route 9 Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or other charges, and any such taxes, charges, liens, insurance premiums or other advances made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested parties are to conduct and rely upon their own independent investigation to ascertain whether or not any outstanding interest remain of record and/or have priority over the lien being foreclosed and, if so the current amount due thereon. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $157,468.49. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Phelan, Hallinan & Schmieg, Attorneys Rosemarie Diamond, Esq., for the firm (856) 813-5500 Attorney Ref.: CAD958 (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20) ($106.40) (76) The Coast Star ____________________________

BOROUGH OF BELMAR NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that Encumbrance Inc. trading as Tropical Pub, has applied to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Belmar, New Jersey, for a seasonal retail consumption license for premises situated at 102 13th Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey. Names and addresses of all Officers, Board of Directors and all Stockholders holding more than one percent of outstanding stock of the applicant corporation are: George B. Pappa, President 1902 Shadowbrook Drive Wall, New Jersey 07719 William P. Pappa 9 Overbrook Road Norwalk, Ct. 06851 Objections, if any, should be made immediately in writing to Margaret Plummer, Borough Clerk of the Borough of Belmar, New Jersey. ENCUMBRANCE INC. 102 13th Avenue Belmar, New Jersey 07719 ($20.30) (29) (04-06, 04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF LAKE COMO NOTICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL Take notice that application has been made to the Borough of Lake Como for a place to place transfer by Payday Inc. T/A Paul’s Tavern, Plenary retail consumption license #1347 33006008 located at 1705 Main Street, Lake Como. The persons who hold an interest in this license are Paul J. Heaney & Margaret K. Heaney. Plans may be reviewed at the office of the Municipal Clerk. Objections if any should be made in writing to the Municipal Clerk, Borough of Lake Como. PAUL HEANEY ($14.00) (20) (04-06, 04-13) The Coast Star


_____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-128400 Sheriff’s File #06001341 Fleet Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff vs: Elhajj M. Davis, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 248 Park Avenue Tax Lot No. 35 in Block No. 117 Dimensions of Lot: 94’ x 147’ Nearest Cross Street: 683.31’ from West Main Street TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $194,481.36. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Powers, Kirn, Attorneys Sarah E. Powers, Esq., for the firm (856) 802-1000 Attorney Ref.: 2000-0064 (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($79.80) (57) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1039805 Sheriff’s File #06001368 Federal National Mortgage Association, Plaintiff vs: Tashana Bullock, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006

at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 45 Institute Street Tax Lot No. 24 in Block No. 93 Dimensions of Lot: 40 feet wide by 120 feet long. Nearest Cross Street: Parker Street Prior lien(s): Subject to unpaid taxes and other municipal liens. As of 11/14/05, taxes paid through year 2005; Total amount due as of 1/14/06 for sewer is in the aggregate sum of $598.31. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $127,539.32. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg & Norgaard, Attorneys Jennifer T. Pelkowsky, Esq., for the firm (973) 740-0700 Attorney Ref.: 200501310 (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($89.60) (64) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT

OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1509005 Sheriff’s File #0601381 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-FF5, Plaintiff vs: Raymond F. Posa, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 104 Casino Drive, Township of Howell, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 Tax Lot No. 3.01 f/k/a Lots 3 & 4 in Block No. 155 Dimensions of Lot: (approximately) irregular lot: 852.06 ft x 400 ft x 510.84 ft x 125 ft x 490 ft x 22.87 ft x 182.84 ft x 20.17 ft x 204.16 ft x 215.49 ft Nearest Cross Street: West Farms Road Subject to open taxes, water/sewer, municipal or tax liens that may be due. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $379,225.95. The successful bidder

will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, Attorneys Leonard B. Zucker, Esq., for the firm (908) 233-8500 Attorney Ref.: XCZ 66447F (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($95.20) (68) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1125102 Sheriff’s File #05003776 Fleet Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff vs: Ricardo Quinones, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located

in the Borough of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 136 South Street Tax Lot No. 10 in Block No. 103 Dimensions of Lot: 87.21’ x 158.53’ Nearest Cross Street: 84.30’ from Brinkerhoff Avenue Superior Interests: Borough of Freehold holds a claim for taxes due and/or other municipal utilities such as water and/or sewer in the amount of $1,816.10 as of 08/11/2005 Borough of Freehold holds a claim for taxes due and/or other municipal utilities such as water and/or sewer in the amount of $1,402.00 as of 09/12/2002. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $219,072.23. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Powers, Kirn, Attorneys Sarah E. Powers, Esq., for the firm (856) 802-1000 Attorney Ref.: 2002-0656 (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($93.80) (67) The Coast Star

_____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1217005 Sheriff’s File #06001410 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Debra J. Stevens, Mr. Stevens, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 49 Scarborough Court, Unit 3, Freehold, NJ Tax Lot No. 49.03 (S03) in Block No. 86.182 Dimensions of Lot: n/a Condo Nearest Cross Street: Joda Drive Prior lien(s): Subject to unpaid


taxes and other municipal liens. As of 12/22/05, taxes paid through year 2005; total amount due as of 3/6/06 for water and sewer is in the aggregate sum of $241.82. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $26,946.57. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg & Norgaard, Attorneys Dori L. Scovich, Esq., for the firm (973) 740-0700 Attorney Ref.: 200501554 (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($95.20) (68) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1840005 Sheriff’s File #06001343 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of Ameriquest

Mortgage Securities, Inc. Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-R4 under the pooling and servicing agreement dated as of May 1, 2004 without recourse, Plaintiff vs: Helene Moreno, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 1st day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Keyport in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 66 Fulton Street, Keyport, NJ 07735 Tax Lot No. 26 in Block No. 130, on the official Tax Map of the Borough of Keyport Dimensions of Lot: 40.00 ft x 119.30 ft x 48.20 ft x 146.20 ft Nearest Cross Street: n/a Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or other charges, and any such taxes, charges, liens, insurance premiums or other advances made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested parties are to conduct and rely upon their own independent investigation to ascertain whether or not any outstanding interest remain of record and/or have priority over the lien being foreclosed

and, if so the current amount due thereon. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $130,388.79. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Phelan, Hallinan & Schmieg, Attorneys Rosemarie Diamond, Esq., for the firm (856) 813-5500 Attorney Ref.: AMQ 721 (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27) ($109.20) (78) The Coast Star ____________________________ AUCTION NOTICE Frank’s Auto Repair, 53 Union Avenue, Manasquan, NJ, Saturday, 4/14/06, 8AM. 1997 Chevy Cavalier, Black, vin #1G1JC5244V7195343. 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo, Silver, vin #2G1WWJ2E929311502. 1990 Ford Mustang, White, vin #1FACP41E4LF165888. 1987 Volvo,Yellow, vin # YV1AX8843H3233848. ($4.55) (13) (04-13) The Coast Star







THE COAST STAR, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006 _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-482804 Sheriff’s File #06001106 Fundex Capital Corporation, Plaintiff vs: Michael Harris a/k/a Michael F. Harris & Cynthia Harris, h/w, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 17th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Wall in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 1537 Tobaggan Run, Manasquan, NJ 08736 Tax Lot No. 138 in Block No. 893 as shown on the tax map of the Township of Wall, Monmouth County, New Jersey TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $816,859.62. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Schiffman, Berger, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, Attorneys Steven L. Davis, Esq., for the firm (201) 488-2600 Attorney Ref.: 23817 (3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13) ($82.60) (59) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-224105 Sheriff’s File #05002819 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Linwood Baswell, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 17th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Manalapan in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 11 Hawthorne Avenue Tax Lot No. 10 in Block No. 1402 Dimensions of Lot: 80’ x 200’ Nearest Cross Street: 70’ from Pease Road Manalapan Township holds a tax sale certificate in the amount of $2,840.84 as of 11/28/2005 TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $350,501.45. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Powers, Kirn, Attorneys Sarah E. Powers, Esq., for the firm (856) 802-1000 Attorney Ref.: 2005-0089-C (3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13) ($85.40) (61) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1803402 Sheriff’s File #06001113 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Diane Daniels; Fleet Finance, Inc., Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 17th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 5101 Harding Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 Tax Lot No. 5.101 in Block No. 41 Dimensions of Lot: n/a Nearest Cross Street: n/a The sale is subject to unpaid taxes and assessments, tax, water and sewer liens and other municipal assessments. The amount due can be obtained from the local taxing authority. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $130,898.84. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Shapiro & Diaz, Attorneys Nelson Diaz, Esq., for the firm (856) 810-1700 Attorney Ref.: FL002-43525 (3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13) ($88.20) (63) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-588905 Sheriff’s File #06001265 Banco Popular North America, Plaintiff vs: Kathleen M. Clayton, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me

directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 24th day of April, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Lake Como in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 1831 Pine Terrace, Lake Como, NJ Tax Lot No. 15 in Block No. 15, Tax Map of the Borough of Lake Como, County of Monmouth, New Jersey Dimensions of Lot: (approximately) 35’ x 100’ Nearest Cross Street: New Bedford Road TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $339,837.03. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, Attorneys Samuel Feldman, Esq., for the firm (973) 622-6200 (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20) ($84.00) (60) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF AVON-BY-THE-SEA PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea will hold a Municipal consent hearing on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 301 Main Street, Avon, NJ. This hearing will be held for the purpose of evaluating the application of Verizon for Municipal consent to own, operate, extend and maintain a cable television and cable communications system in the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea and is held in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-23, and N.J.A.C. 14:18-11.6, and all other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard with respect to this application. Copies of the application will be on file with the Borough Clerk and can be reviewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. ($9.80) (28) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BELMAR ORDINANCE 2006-06 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER XIX (TRAFFIC) OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR, SECTIONS 1954.5 HANDICAPPED PARKING IN FRONT OF CERTAIN RESIDENCES Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading on the 22nd day of March, 2006 and was finally adopted by the Council of the Borough of Belmar on the 12th day of April, 2006. Kenneth E. Pringle Mayor Margaret D. Plummer Borough Clerk, RMC ($8.05) (23) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ BOROUGH OF BELMAR ORDINANCE 2006-07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER XIX (TRAFFIC) OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR, SECTIONS 19-24 LOADING ZONES Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading on the 22nd day of March, 2006 and was finally adopted by the Council of the Borough of Belmar on the 12th day of April, 2006. Kenneth E. Pringle Mayor Margaret D. Plummer Borough Clerk, RMC ($7.35) (21) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ BOROUGH OF BELMAR ORDINANCE 2006-08 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER XVIII BEACHFRONT AND MARINE REGULATIONS OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading on the 22nd day of March, 2006 and was finally adopted by the Council of the Borough of Belmar on the 12th day of April, 2006. Kenneth E. Pringle Mayor Margaret D. Plummer Borough Clerk, RMC ($8.05) (23) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BELMAR ZONING BOARD LEGAL NOTICE TO: Property Owner PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned has appealed to the Zoning Board of the Borough of Belmar from the terms and Sections of the Zoning Ordinance so as to permit: GERALD RABADEAU and EVELYN RABADEAU to remove an existing older structure and replace with a new modern efficient 2 1/2 story, 4 bedroom home with bulk variance requests, on premises located at 2002 Surf Avenue, Block 200, Lot 4, Belmar, New Jersey. The applicant also reserves the right to request approval for any and all variances, including, but not limited to Lot Area, Frontage, Front yard setback, side yard setback, total side yard, stories/height and building coverage, or design waivers, which are necessary or may become necessary as a result of the public hearing process. This appeal is now on the Clerk’s calender and a public hearing has been ordered for Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Commission Chamber, Municipal Building, 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey, at which time you may appear either in person, or by agent, or attorney and present any objection which you may have to the granting of this appeal. The application and supporting documents are on file in the office of the Zoning Board of the Borough of Belmar in the Municipal Building and are available for inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This notice is sent to you by the applicant, by order of the Zoning Board. WILLIAM J. SHIPERS, ESQ. Attorney for Applicant GERALD RABADEAU and EVELYN RABADEAU ($18.55) (53) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE On Tuesday, April 4, 2006 the

Brielle Board of Adjustment approved the following Resolution: Block 79.01, Lot 2, owned by Marta Aviles (George Perk - applicant); the Board determines that the present structure located at 715 Ashley Avenue exceeds the variance relief originally granted in a Resolution of Approval dated November 2, 2004. The Board shall conduct a continuation hearing and retains jurisdiction of this matter. KAREN S. BRISBEN Recording Secretary ($6.65) (19) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ORDINANCE NO. 966 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER II OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “ADMINISTRATION”. PUBLIC NOTICE The foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle, at a meeting held on March 27th, 2006. The Ordinance was finally adopted at a meeting held on April 10th, 2006. THOMAS B. NICOL Mayor THOMAS F. NOLAN Municipal Clerk ($7.00) (20) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE PROPOSED 45 DAY PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Borough of Brielle will hold a municipal consent hearing on Monday, June 12th, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey. This hearing will be held for the purpose of evaluating the application of Verizon New Jersey, Inc. (Verizon NJ”) for a municipal consent to own, operate, extend, and maintain a cable television and cable communication system in the Borough of Brielle and is held in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-23c and N.J.A.C. 14:18-11.6, and all other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard with respect to this application. Copies of the application will be on file with the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Brielle and can be reviewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey. This notice shall be published again between the fourteenth (14th) and seventh (7th) day prior to the hearing. THOMAS F. NOLAN Municipal Clerk ($12.95) (37) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ PUBLIC AUCTION TAKE NOTICE, that the undersigned Public Agency Brielle Police Department, Monmouth Cnty NJ, shall expose for sale, at Performance Auto Towing & Trans, 1208 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant NJ a 1989 Ford trk., vin# 1FTHF25Y2KNB68501 who is claiming a lien amount of $17,623.00 for services. This vehicle came into possession of Public Agency through abandonment or failure of the owner to claim same. Sale date will be April 20th, 2006, at 10 AM. The motor vehicle listed herein may be seen 1 hr. prior to the sale time. All bids accepted will be over the lien amount and the vehicle will be sold in AS IS Condition. Terms: 10% of bid down balance in cash within 3 days of sale or deposit will be forfeited, vehicle will then be sold to next high bidder. ($8.40) (24) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF SEA GIRT NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sea Girt, for uniforms for the Beach Department Lifeguards, Gate guards and other beach staff and for Junior Lifeguards uniforms, on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Borough Hall, Baltimore Boulevard and Fourth Avenue, Sea Girt, NJ 08750. Specifications can be picked up at Sea Girt Borough Hall, Baltimore Blvd. & 4th Avenue between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Bids must be made on the standard proposal form in a manner designated therein and required by the specifications. Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975 c. 127 N.J.A.C. 17:27. The Contract shall be awarded or all bids rejected within sixty days from the receipts of bids or within such extensions of time as permitted by law. Mayor and Council reserve the right to reject any and all bids, or to waive any informality of any bid. PATRICIA A. ALLEN Borough Clerk ($12.25) (35) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF SEA GIRT PLANNING BOARD NOTICE The meeting of the Sea Girt Planning Board scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2006 has been cancelled. Any notice advertised for this meeting will be carried to the next regular meeting which will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 7:15 P.M. in the Sea Girt Elementary School. DARLENE DI LEO Secretary ($5.25) (15) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ ATTENTION SPRING LAKE BOROUGH RESIDENTS Spring Lake Borough has entered into a cooperative gypsy moth control program with the Monmouth County Shade Tree Commission, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ. Brian Gosnell, County Pilot, (DEP license #24807B) will be applying Bacillus thuringiengsis (FORAY 48B, EPA Reg. #73049-46) using the County Helicopter to areas infested with gypsy moth larvae. Aerial application will begin on or after May 1, 2006 through June 16, 2006 or until completion from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and possibly in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the affected areas. A map indicating the exact areas to be treated is available for inspection at the municipal building. Residents may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office at 732-449-0800, ext. 10 or 11, or stop in Borough Hall at 423 Warren Avenue, Spring Lake for information regarding the exact date, application times and ay other information concerning the treatment program. Individuals wishing addition information about pesticides may contact the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-8587378. for emergencies call the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System at 1-800-2221222. For pesticide regulation information, pesticide complaints, and health referrals call the New Jersey Pesticide Control Program at 609984-6507. Upon request, the pesticide applicator or applicator business shall provide a resident with notification 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease

Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time. Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake ($18.90) (54) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE NOTICE OF PENDING STORMWATER CONTROL ORDINANCE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. 4-2006 The Stormwater Control Ordinance, the summary of which is included herein, has been finally adopted by the governing body of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on April 10, 2006. Title: AN ORDINANCE OF SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS BOROUGH, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY ENACTING CHAPTER 22535 “STORMWATER CONTROL”, TO THE BOROUGH OF SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS LAND USE REGULATIONS Purpose: To fully integrate the principles and methods of the State of New Jersey’s newly adopted Stormwater Management Rules into the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights. This Stormwater Control Ordinance will incorporate the new stormwater management design and performance standards for water quality and quantity. The Ordinance also describes how adequate long-term operation and maintenance facilities will be ensured as well as how the plan will ensure compliance with Safety Standards for Stormwater Management Basins. Elise McCann Borough Clerk ($14.35) (41) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ORDINANCE NO. 5–2006 AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK WHEREAS, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.1 et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget to 2.5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions; and WHEREAS, N.J. S.A. 40A:445.15a provides that a municipality may, when authorized by ordinance, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights, in the County of Monmouth, finds it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2006 Budget by up to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby determines that a 1% increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $33,551.63 in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby determines that any amount authorized herein below that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVEDby the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that a majority of the full authorized membership of this governing body affirmatively concurring, as follows: SECTION 1. In the CY 2006 budget year, the final appropriations of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights shall, in accordance with this ordinance and N.J.S.A. 40A:445.14, be increased by 3.5%, amounting to $117,430.71, and that the CY 2006 municipal budget for the Borough of Spring Lake Heights be approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance; and SECTION 2. Any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; and SECTION 3. A certified copy of this ordinance, as introduced, be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within five days of introduction; and SECTION 4. A certified copy of this ordinance, upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within 5 days after such adoption. SECTION 5. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be the same and are hereby repealed. SECTION 6. If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision so adjudged and the remainder of the Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective. SECTION 7. This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication as provided by law. Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting of the Borough of Spring Lake Heights held on April 10, 2006. Said Ordinance will again be read and considered for final passage at a meeting of the Mayor and Council to be held on April 24, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 555 Brighton Avenue, Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. At said time and place all persons having an interest in the foregoing Ordinance will be granted an opportunity to be heard concerning the same prior to consideration for final passage. Elise McCann Acting Borough Clerk ($43.75) (125) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ BOROUGH OF MANASQUAN PLANNING BOARD NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Manasquan Planning Board, at their April 4, 2006 regular meeting, memorialized Resolution #51-2005 granting applicant, Philip and Mary Farmer approval for repair and replacement of previously existing deck with a hot tub to be relocated to be consistent with Manasquan zoning ordinance with respect to property located at 11 Captains Court also known as Block 174.01 Lot 7 Zone R-3 as shown on the Tax Map of the Borough of Manasquan, New Jersey. The public may inspect all documents relating to this application from 8:30AM - 4:00PM at the office of the Secretary of the Planning Board located in Manasquan Borough Hall,201 East Main Street, Manasquan, NJ. PHILIP and MARY FARMER Applicant

($9.80) (28) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF HEARING To Whom It May Concern: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT David and Kathryn Croson, the undersigned, has appealed to the Board of Adjustment of the Township of Wall for Variance approval. The applicant does hereby propose to: Erect 60’ x 120’ sports court with variance being sought for 10’ high fence where 6’ high is allowed (140-205B) and 7200 square feet of coverage where 4000 square feet is allowed (140-205E) and lighting where none is permitted (140-205D). Applicant requests that the application be deemed amended to include and the Board grant any additional approvals, waivers or variances determined to be necessary in the review and processing of this application. ON PREMISES LOCATED AT: 2451 Easy Street. Also known as Block 971 Lot 1.02 on Tax Map. Any person or persons affected by this application may have an opportunity to be heard at the meeting held Wednesday evening, the 17th day of May, 2006 in the Municipal Meeting Room, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township, at 7:30 P.M. A copy of the application has been filed in the Office of the Board Secretary and may be inspected by the Public between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Municipal Building, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, New Jersey 07719. DAVID and KATHRYN CROSON Applicant ($16.10) (46) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Frank J. Grausso has appealed to the Board of Adjustment of the Township of Wall for Variance approval on the premises located at 2156 Gregory Place, also known as Block 281, Lot 28 on the Tax Map. The applicant does hereby propose to erect a 6 feet high solar panel array within one foot of the side yard property line. A variance is being sought for a side yard setback 140-199; where 15 feet is required and one foot is proposed. Applicant requests that the application be deemed amended to include and the Board grant any additional approvals, waivers or variances determined to be necessary in the review and processing of this application. Any person or persons affected by this application may have the opportunity to be heard at the meeting held Wednesday evening, the 26th day of April 2006 in the Municipal Meeting Room,2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township, at 7:30 P.M. A copy of the application has been filed in the office of the Board Secretary and may be inspected by the Public between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Municipal Building, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, New Jersey 07719. Frank J. Grausso Applicant ($15.05) (43) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS WALL FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Fire Commissioners, Wall Fire District #2, Wall Township, New Jersey, will hold its meetings on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Glendola Fire House on Belmar Boulevard. The Commissioners can be reached via mail at PO Box 1405, Wall, New Jersey 07719. The Coast Star is the official publication of the Board of Fire Commissioners, District #2, Wall Township, for public notices and other announcements. David Shotwell is the Board’s Attorney and Barry Osborn is the Board’s Accountant. JOHN TENNISSEN Clerk ($8.75) (25) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF DECISION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the meeting of the Planning Board of the Township of Wall on March 27, 2006, at the Wall Township Municipal Complex Meeting Room, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, New Jersey, the following action was taken: The Applicants, Stewart and Catherine Mencer, were granted an extension of a minor subdivision approval as per the Resolution dated March 27, 2006. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the determination of said Board has been filed in the Office of said Board at the Municipal Complex, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, New Jersey, and is available for inspection. This notice is given pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 4:69-6 (b) (3). TIMOTHY B. MIDDLETON Attorney for Applicant STEWART and CATHERINE MENCER ($10.50) (30) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF DECISION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 4, 2006 the Planning Board of the Township of Wall, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, adopted a Resolution granting Preliminary and Final Site Plan and Technical Approval to Monmouth Investors, LLC on property known as BLOCK 916, LOT 1.02 on the Tax Map of the Township of Wall. A copy of the Resolution has been filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Planning Board, Township of Wall, New Jersey and is available for inspection during regular business hours. MARK R. AIKINS, L.L.C. Attorney for Applicant MONMOUTH INVESTORS, LLC ($8.40) (24) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF DECISION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 3, 2006, the Planning Board of the Township of Wall, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, adopted a resolution granting Minor site Plan approval to Two River Community Bank for property shown as BLOCK 917, LOT 13.01 on the Tax Map of the Township of Wall. A copy of the resolution has been filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Planning Board, Township of Wall, New Jersey and is available for inspection during regular business hours. MARK R. AIKINS, L.L.C. Attorney for Applicants TWO RIVER COMMUNITY BANK ($8.05) (23) (04-13) The Coast Star ____________________________ TOWNSHIP OF WALL PLANNING BOARD

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning Board will hold a hearing on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wall Township Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, New Jersey, for the purpose of taking action on the application on Township of Wall for property located at 2136 Shadow Lane also known as Block 805 Lot 25 as found on the Wall Township Tax Map. The applicant requests permission to subdivide a 72.77 acre mining pit. The subdivision proposed divides the property into 5 lots; 3 for residential purposes (1 dwelling existing,) 1 for open space and 1 to temporarily continue recycling operation. Applicant requests that the application be deemed amended to include and the Board grant any additional approvals, waivers, or variances determined to be necessary in the review and processing of this application. All plans and documents relating to this application are on file in the office of the Board Secretary and may be inspected by the public between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on regular working days at the Municipal Building, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, NJ 07719. Roberta M. Lang Board Secretary ($13.65) (39) (04-13) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. DJ 01917205 & DC 1170304 Sheriff’s File #06001504 Velocity Investments LLC, Plaintiff vs: Cindy E. Bertsch f/k/a Cindy E. Weger, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Manalapan in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 2 Joseph St., Manalapan, NJ 07726 Tax Lot No. 1 in Block No. 8303 on the Tax Map of the Township of Manalapan, NJ Dimensions of Lot: 230’ x 327.49’ x 249.98’ x 320’ Nearest Cross Street: Corner of Sweetmans Lane Deed Book 5576 Page 361 TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $7,623.62. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Ragan & Ragan, Attorneys W. Peter Ragan, Jr., Esq., for the firm (732) 280-4100 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($85.40) (61) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. DJ 00449205 & DC 1125704Sheriff’s File #06001501 Velocity Investments LLC, Plaintiff vs: Tajen E. Chou also known as Edward Chou, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Farmingdale in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 37 Vardon Way, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 Tax Lot No. 7 in Block No. 1851 on the Tax Map of the Township of Farmingdale, NJ Dimensions of Lot: 78.59’ x 98.77’ x 83.64’ x 118’ Nearest Cross Street: approximately 100 feet from Turley Lane Deed Book 5579 Page 572 TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $16,463.83. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Ragan & Ragan, Attorneys W. Peter Ragan, Jr., Esq for the firm (732) 280-4100 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($86.80) (62) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1607405 Sheriff’s File #06001488 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Manuel Pontes, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May, 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Manalapan in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 62 Tracy Station Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 Tax Lot No. 5 in Block No. 49 Dimensions of Lot: approximately 186 ft x 420.44 ft x 250 ft x 435.60 ft Nearest Cross Street: northwest corner of tax lot 4 in block 49 Subject to any open taxes, water/sewer, municipal or tax liens that may be due. Tax and prior lien info: current

PAGE 75 TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $287,900.33. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, Attorneys Leonard B. Zucker, Esq., for the firm (908) 233-8500 Attorney Ref.: XCZ 72434F (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($89.60) (64) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-975398 Sheriff’s File #05001527 Ocwen Federal Bank FSB, Plaintiff vs; Larry R. Weinbaum, et als, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Manalapan in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 2 Wendi Court, Manalapan, NJ 07726 Tax Lot No. 32 in Block No. 344 Dimensions of Lot: n/a Nearest Cross Street: beginning at the northerly terminus of a curve at the northeast intersection of Wendi Way and Jeanine Court. Prior Liens/Encumbrances 2006 Taxes quarter 1 open + penalty $2,313.49. Total as of 03/17/2006 is $2,313.49. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $298,969.18. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, Attorneys Russell T. Brown, Esq., for the firm (973) 538-4700 Attorney Ref.: SNJ 038 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($91.00) (65) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1419004 Sheriff’s File #06001490 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Kristina Brown, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Borough of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 13-7 Interlaken Court, a/k/a 13 Interlaken Court, Apt. 7, Freehold, NJ Tax Lot No. 13.07 S03 in Block No. 86.180 Dimensions of Lot: n/a condominium Nearest Cross Street: n/a condominium Subject to unpaid taxes and other municipal liens. As of 3/16/06 Real Estate Taxes were paid through 1st quarter 2006. Total amount due as of 5/1/06 for unpaid 2nd quarter 2006 Real Estate Taxes is in the aggregate sum of $836.16. Total amount due as of 4/1/06 for unpaid water/sewer charges is in the aggregate sum of $124.79. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $489,003.14. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg & Norgaard, Attorneys Jeanette Frankenberg, Esq., for the firm (973) 740-0700 Attorney Ref.: 200401933 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($100.80) (72) The Coast Star _____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-660604 Sheriff’s File #06001451 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Plaintiff vs: Joseph Korotky & Tracey Korotky, h/w, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 406 Oak Glen Road, Howell, NJ 07731 Tax Lot No. 24 in Block No. 36 Dimensions of Lot: approximately 560.00 feet wide by 357.60 feet long. Nearest Cross Street: Situated on the centerline side of Oak Glen Road. The sale is subject to unpaid taxes and assessments, tax, water and sewer liens and other municipal assessments. The amount due can be

obtained from the local taxing authority. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $321,948.26. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Shapiro & Diaz, Attorneys Nelson Diaz, Esq., for the firm (856) 810-1700 Attorney Ref.: AMC 04 47569 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($91.00) (65) The Coast Star ____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-1507005 Sheriff’s File #06001563 JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. as trustee for the Registered Holders of ABFS Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, series 2002-3, Plaintiff vs: Stephen Zarrella, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Freehold in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 6-5 Seattle Court Freehold, NJ 07728 Tax Lot No. 21.065 S02 in Block No. 83 Dimensions of Lot: n/a Nearest Cross Street: n/a The sale is subject to unpaid taxes and assessments, tax, water and sewer liens and other municipal assessments. The amount due can be obtained from the local taxing authority. Pursuant to NJSA 46:8B21 the sale may also be subject to the limited lien priority of any condominium/homeowner association liens which may exist. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $126,940.64. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Shapiro & Diaz, Attorneys Nelson Diaz, Esq., for the firm (856) 810-1700 Attorney Ref.: BFB05 48946 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($96.60) (69) The Coast Star

_____________________________ JOSEPH W. OXLEY MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY MONMOUTH COUNTY CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F-702805 Sheriff’s File #05004190 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as indentured trustee for New Century Home Equity Loan Trust 2004-4, Plaintiff vs: Christina A. Avino, et al, Defendants By virtue of a writ of execution in the above stated action to me directed, I shall expose for sale at public vendue, at Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street (2nd Floor Freeholders Meeting Room), in the Borough of Freehold, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, on Monday, the 8th day of May 2006 at 2 o'clock, P.M. prevailing time. The property to be sold is located in the Township of Howell in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey. Commonly known as: 5 Plymouth Drive, Howell, NJ 07731 Tax Lot No. 3 in Block No. 8415, on the official Tax Map of the Township of Howell Dimensions of Lot: 100.06 ft x 93.67 ft x 100.00 ft x 74.07 ft Nearest Cross Street: Friendship Road Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or other charges, and any such taxes, charges, liens, insurance premiums or other advances made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested parties are to conduct and rely upon their own independent investigation to ascertain whether or not any outstanding interest remain of record and/or have priority over the lien being foreclosed and, if so the current amount due thereon. TERMS OF SALE: DEPOSIT: 20% of the bid amount at the time of sale. Balance due in 30 days. Cash or certified check only. The approximate amount of the judgment, Commission and costs to be satisfied by sale is the sum of $311,064.26. The successful bidder will be responsible for all fees, commissions and costs of sale. The Sheriff hereby reserves the right to adjourn this sale without further notice by publication. JOSEPH W. OXLEY, Sheriff Phelan, Hallinan & Schmieg, Attorneys Rosemarie Diamond, Esq., for the firm (856) 813-5500 Attorney Ref.: NCE-29 (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4) ($107.80) (77) The Coast Star ____________________________ BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS WALL FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that at the next meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, District 2, Wall, New Jersey on April 26, 2006, a hearing will be held to determine any increases in Length of Service Awards Program for the year 2007. JOHN TENNISSEN Clerk of the Board ($4.90) (14) (04-13) The Coast Star

__________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE BOND ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND BOND ORDINANCE NO. 951 BE IT ORDAINED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle that Bond Ordinance 951 shall be amended as follows: Of the total amount of $315,000.00, $50,000 shall now be reauthorized for Improvements to the Water/Sewer Utility. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby repealed, but only to the extent of the inconsistency. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle on April 10th, 2006, and will be considered for final passage and adoption at a meeting of the Mayor & Council to be held on April 24th, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, at Brielle Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, at which time and place all interested parties shall be heard. THOMAS F. NOLAN Municipal Clerk ($16.10) (46) (04-13) The Coast Star __________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER THREE OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “POLICE REGULATIONS”. BE IT ORDAINED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle that Chapter Three Section 3-1.9 entitled “Specific Prohibitions” shall be amended as follows: Section 3-1.9 h. Refuse Compacting Vehicles shall now read: “The operation of Refuse Compacting Vehicles shall be prohibited on Saturday except during the period 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.” BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby repealed, but only to the extent of the inconsistency. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publicationa ccording to law. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle on April 10th, 2006, and will be considered for final passage and adoption at a meeting of the Mayor & Council to be held on April 24th, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, at Brielle Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, at which time and place all interested parties shall be heard. THOMAS F. NOLAN Municipal Clerk ($18.90) (54) (04-13) The Coast Star __________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF SEA GIRT AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF THE SUMMER SEASON EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF SEA GIRT IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY BE IT ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sea Girt in the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey: SECTION ONE - The salaries to be paid to summer season employees and the time for payment of same are hereby fixed as follows: 1. Beach Manager - $1,005.50 per week for sixteen weeks, payable bi-weekly. 2. Head Cashier - $10.69 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 3. Assistant Cashier - $9.53 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 4. First Aid - EMT - $9.46 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 5. Lifeguard Supervisor -$698.81 per week for sixteen weeks, payable bi-weekly. 6. Crew Chief - $12.33 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 7. Lifeguard - Fifth Year - $11.06 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 8. Lifeguard - Fourth Year - $10.24 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 9. Lifeguard - Third Year - $9.76 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 10. Lifeguard - Second Year - $9.53 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 11. Lifeguard - First Year - $9.03 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 12. Gateguard - Fifth Year - $8.00 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 13. Gateguard - Fourth Year - $7.89 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 14. Gateguard - Third Year - $7.56 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 15. Gateguard - Second Year - $6.95 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 16. Gateguard - First Year - $6.67 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 17. Beach Cleaner - $7.31 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 18. Rest Room Attendant - $10.30 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 19. Summer Recreation Director - A Salary not to exceed $4,155.16 payable in equal installments during the period of employment, payable bi-weekly. 20. Casual Labor Recreation Commission - an hourly wage not to exceed $15.00 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 21. Recreation Commission Supervisor - an hourly wage not to exceed $20.00 per hour, payable bi-weekly. Recreation Commission wages are at the discretion of the Commission Chairperson. 22. Jr. Lifeguard Director - $11.06 per hour, payable bi-weekly. 23. Jr. Lifeguard Assistant - an hourly wage not to exceed $12.00 an hour at the discretion of the Commission Chairperson. 24. Summer Recreation Assistant Director - an hourly wage not to exceed $20.00 per hour, payable bi-weekly. SECTION TWO - All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance or any part thereof are hereby repealed. SECTION THREE - This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication pursuant to law. PATRICIA A. ALLEN Borough Clerk ($33.60) (96) (04-13) The Coast Star