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DeSeno will feature challengers in Asbury Park Council forum

Tom DeSeno is hosting a forum for for the challengers in Asbury Park’s non-partisan election for City Council on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.

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Asbury Park Indigenous People’s Day: A Pretext to Hate Italians

By Tommy DeSeno

“I do not intend to prejudge the past.” – William Whitelaw

There’s a right way to do an Indigenous People’s Day and a wrong way.  Leave it to today’s Asbury Park to choose a bigoted way.

The right way to do Indigenous People’s Day is to host a celebration of them, where all their cultural markers are observed.

The wrong way is to spend most of the event haranguing Italian Americans for celebrating Columbus, which is what the Asbury Park event turned out to be.  What low self-esteem Native Americans must have if all they can muster at a celebration of themselves is a complaint about other people. That’s who you are?  A complainant? That’s how you define yourselves?

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Asbury Park Police Officers Plead Guilty To Criminal Mischief, Retaliation

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Two Asbury Park Police Officers admitted that they vandalized vehicles in retaliation for a citizen’s internal affairs complaint, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced today.

Asbury Park Police Officer Stephen Martinsen, 31, and former SLEO-2 Thomas Dowling, 27, both of Asbury Park, entered guilty pleas virtually today to fourth-degree Criminal Mischief before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr.

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Public’s Help Sought In Finding Shooter Of 4 Year Old Asbury Park Girl

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The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the shooter of a 4 year old girl.

At approximately 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, a 4-year-old child was shot while sitting outside the family’s home on Boston Way. The child was shot in the upper thigh area, breaking the femur bone. The injury is deemed serious, but non-life threatening.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Public’s Help Sought In Finding Shooter Of 4 Year Old Asbury Park Girl

Investigation clears Asbury Park cops who arrested APP reporter during BLM protest

As police officers wrestled Gustavo Martinez Contreras to the ground while clearing out protesters in Asbury Park last month, newly released video shows he repeatedly tried to tell them “I’m a reporter” through his face mask.

Martinez Contreras, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press, was charged with failure to disperse — accusations that were later dropped.

But a report released Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office found the officers who arrested him “had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter,” clearing them of wrongdoing.Videos released Wednesday provide new details of … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Race | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Investigation clears Asbury Park cops who arrested APP reporter during BLM protest

Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy Ordered the City of Asbury Park not to implement their resolution allowing indoor dining in City restaurants effective Monday, June 15. Judge Lougy’s Order was requested by Governor Phil Murphy who had filed a lawsuit against the City earlier on Friday.

Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn posted an announcement of the Order on facebook and asked restaurants to comply.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

GOP Mayoral Candidate Applauds Asbury Park, Encourages Howell To Also Defy Murphy On Eateries Reopening On June 15

Suzanne Brennan, GOP candidate for Mayor of Howell, left, and Deputy Mayor Evelyn O’Donnell at Cammareri’s Famous Brooklyn Bakery and Deli on June 5

Suzanne Brennan, the Republican candidate for Mayor of Howell Township, issued the following statement in support of restaurants opening for indoor dining on June 15:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on GOP Mayoral Candidate Applauds Asbury Park, Encourages Howell To Also Defy Murphy On Eateries Reopening On June 15

Asbury Park will allow restaurants to reopen indoor dining — defying Murphy’s order

In a move that runs contrary to Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order, Asbury Park will allow its restaurants to have limited indoor dining for the first time since the state’s eateries were banned from allowing patrons to dine inside during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Asbury Park City Council approved a resolution Wednesday evening allowing restaurants to allow indoor dining at 25% of the building’s capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower, beginning June 15.

The measure was part of a larger resolution outlining plans for establishment to allow outdoor dining and outdoor retail display a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Violence in Asbury Park after peaceful protest

Several protesters were arrested and a police officer was injured during a melee in Asbury Park Monday at the end of a protest prompted by the police killing of George Floyd a week ago in Minnesota.

The protest had been peaceful for four hours after the 5 p.m. start, with officers from multiple departments at times kneeling with the demonstrators in support.

Tensions arose when police, at around 9:30 p.m., began attempting to disperse the remaining 200 or so protesters, in keeping with an 8 p.m. curfew announced earlier in the day by Asbury Park officials.Several protesters were arrested an a po… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Asbury Park imposes an 8PM curfew following tonight’s protest

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Emergency Management Coordinator Garrett Giberson, Jr have proclaimed a State of Emergency in the City and imposed a curfew from 8 pm tonight until 5 am tomorrow morning, in the hopes of preventing the looting and rioting that has occurred elsewhere in the country following peaceful protests of the murder of George Floyd.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park imposes an 8PM curfew following tonight’s protest