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GOP, Ardito clash over attorney appointment By Brian McGinn LAVALLETTE — Nobody on the governing body here expected the first council meeting of 2007 to end the way it did this week. Following the traditionally feel-good moments of the new mayor and council members taking their oaths of office, Tuesday night’s reorganization meeting quickly turned contentious when Democratic Mayor Joseph Ardito attempted to appoint Kevin Starkey to a 30-day provisional term as borough attorney without the council’s consent. During the meeting, Mayor Ardito said it was his understanding that he had the right, as mayor, to appoint a borough attorney on a provisional basis. He said he spoke with several different lawyers in the days leading up to the reorganization meeting who informed him it was his right to make a temporary, 30-day appointment of a professional, without the council’s approval. However, several members of the governing body felt it would be illegal for the mayor to appoint a professional firm without the council confirming the appointment and took action to stop it from happening. Before Mayor Ardito could appoint Mr. Starkey, Councilman Walter LaCicero — who earlier in the evening was elected as the council president — made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Councilman LaCicero, a Republican, also ran for mayor in November’s general election and lost to Mayor Ardito by four votes. He has since filed a lawsuit contesting the election results, though the case has yet to be heard in court. Councilman LaCicero’s motion to end the meeting was seconded by Councilwoman Joanne Filippone and received affirmative votes from Councilman Robert Lamb and Councilwoman Anita Zalom. Only Democratic Councilwoman Britta Wenzel voted against adjourning the meeting, leaving the Borough of Lavallette without a

temporary budget or other form of government. On Thursday, Councilman LaCicero, an attorney, defended his action to adjourn the meeting. “Clearly this was illegal,” Councilman LaCicero said, referring to the mayor’s attempt to appoint Mr. Starkey. “On one hand, he pledged to have cooperation between the council and the mayor and then he tries to cram his personal choice for borough attorney down our throat. “State law clearly says he can’t do that,” he added. “He obviously does not know what his limitations on his position are.” Councilman LaCicero said he believes Mayor Ardito attempted to appoint Mr. Starkey on a provisional basis in hopes of finding a way in the next 30 days to have him appointed on a full-time basis. “We will not allow this to occur,” Councilman LaCicero said. “This is our form of government and he is going to have to get used to it.” On Thursday, the new mayor defended his controversial decision to attempt to appoint Mr. Starkey as the borough attorney. “This was my personal choice,” Mayor Ardito said. “Why? Because his rate is almost half of what we paid last year. I am looking out for the benefit of the taxpayers of Lavallette.” But several Republican members of the governing body felt Mayor Ardito had overstepped his bounds as mayor. “He [Mayor Ardito] wanted us to do something illegal,” Councilwoman Anita Zalom said this week. “We didn’t want this town to do anything illegal that would have put us in jeopardy, so the only way to stop it was to end the meeting. “We are trying to operate this community legally and the only way to do that was to adjourn the meeting,” Councilwoman

See APPOINTMENT, page 14

CANDICE KENMUIR, The Ocean Star

Lavallette Councilwoman Joanne Filippone, Mayor Joseph Ardito and Councilwoman Britta Wenzel were sworn into their terms during this week’s reorganization meeting. However, shortly after the oaths of office were administered, the meeting was abruptly adjourned by a majority of the council after Mayor Ardito tried to appoint a borough attorney without the council’s consent.

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As her husband, Ken, stood by her side holding the Bible, Mary Glass [center] was sworn in as the newest member of the Bay Head Council by Borough Clerk Patricia Applegate on Tuesday night. For more information on the council’s reorganization meeting see the story on page 6.

Beach man arrested for weilding knife at cops By Brian McGinn POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Four police officers here had to draw their weapons on a 59-year-old man last Saturday afternoon after the man brandished a knife on the officers and asked them to kill him. Charles Meehan, a resident of the rooming house located at 315 Atlantic Ave., was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, making terroristic threats, harassment, disorderly conduct, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of aggravated assault on emergency medical personnel. Point Pleasant Beach Police Chief Daniel DePolo said the incident started as a routine first aid call to assist another resident of the rooming house. The chief said that while First Aid Capt. Jay Bayliss was assisting the ailing resident, Mr. Meehan became disorderly, at one point kicking the side of the ambulance and yelling at Capt. Bayliss. “At this point, Mr. Bayliss called officers to the rooming house for assistance,” Chief DePolo said. As the first officer arrived on the scene, he observed Mr. Meehan running into the house, yelling that he was going to burn the house down, the chief said. “As several other officers arrived, Mr. Meehan locked himself into his apartment and refused to open the door,” Chief DePolo said. “Fearing the subject would light the building on fire, the officers used force to enter the room.” Point Pleasant Beach Police Officers Brian Spader, Kyle Boturla, Sgt. Robert Goessell and Special Officer Arthur Gant entered the room to find Mr.

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By Brian McGinn POINT PLEASANT BEACH — When John Dixon and John Mercun took their oaths of office New Year’s Day as the newest members of the council here, the Democratic party took control of the local governing body for just the second time in the 121-year history of the borough. Councilman Mercun began his first term on the Point Pleasant Beach Council Monday afternoon after being administered the oath of office from former Ocean County Superior Court Judge Edward Turnbach. “I want to thank everyone in town for giving me the opportunity, after 30 years of public service, to put my hat forward and serve the town I live in,” Councilman Mercun said. Councilman Mercun is a former Ocean County Prosecutor, the emergency management coordinator in Point Pleasant Beach and is currently working as an attorney. “I love this town,” he said. “The job is very simple, its all about doing the right thing. “I hope over the next three

years, I can live up to the standard he [ Judge Turnbach] has set,” he added. “Thank you to everyone who supported me, I look forward to serving you for the next three years.” Councilman Dixon, who also began his first three-year term on the governing body this week, also thanked everyone for supporting his council campaign. “Just a few months ago, John and I never expected to be here, our wives never expected us to be here,” he said. “First I would like to thank every one of you who came out to vote for us, especially our wives for their hard work, they showed a lot of devotion and support.” Mr. Dixon said by voting for the two Democratic candidates in November, the people of Point Pleasant Beach have made a choice for change. “The people of Point Pleasant Beach have given us a big responsibility and we take that responsibility very seriously,” Councilman Dixon said. “We look forward to working

See DEMS, page 16

Meehan attempting to climb out of the first-floor window of his apartment. “The officers yelled and instructed the subject to come back in, which he did,” Chief DePolo said. “Upon coming back into the room, Mr. Meehan picked up a steak knife, described as a 6-inch steak knife.” The chief said he then “moved aggressively toward the officers” with the knife, flailing his arms and yelling to the officers to shoot him. He said Mr. Meehan also told the officers that he did not want to live and began to quote a number of verses from the Bible. At this point, Chief DePolo said, the officers drew their weapons on Mr. Meehan, at which time he threw the knife at them, but missed the officers. “In all it was about a 15-second standoff before the officers rushed in and restrained him,” Chief DePolo said. The chief said he as proud of the restraint and communication his officers used to prevent the incident from escalating into violence. “They were definitely justified to use deadly force on the subject, but apparently they were able to talk him down,” Chief DePolo said. “They used a lot of restraint in a situation that could have easily been turned into something much worse. “This incident could have easily led to the subject being shot, and that would have been justified,” the chief added.

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Playwrights III theater group gears up for ‘Barrymore’ performance By Brian McGinn The local community theater group Playwrights III is preparing to bring the tale of the rise and fall of a Hollywood legend to life, once again. John Pompilio of Playwrights III, announced this week that the local troupe of thespians will stage its own performance of “Barrymore” in the coming months. The play, a former Broadway success, is a biographical drama

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about a prominent member of the famous theatrical family, Mr. Pompilio said. “Its about John [Barrymore] as he prepares for a big comeback performance,” he said. “It is him, reflecting on the past.” Mr. Pompilio said the play recounts the sibling rivalry the actor had with his brother, Lionel, and sister, Ethel, as they were growing up. All three of the siblings went on to find fame and fortune on the stage and screen, outshining their parents, Maurice and Georgie, who were also well-known in theater circles. “This shows a part of his life I don’t think most people know,” he said. “It’s a good play.” The play was written by William Luce and first staged at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada in 1996. A year later, the play was staged as a one-man performance at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, with the title role played by veteran actor Christopher Plummer, who took home a 1997 Tony Award for his

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performance. According to Mr. Pompilio, Playwrights III chose “Barrymore” this year because the group was looking for a play from Broadway and it offered the actors something different in terms of a performance. However, before the members of Playwrights III can set a date to take the stage at the Point Pleasant Beach Women’s Club in the coming weeks, there are a few cast members that need to be filled. Mr. Pompilio announced this week that the group is still looking to cast two male roles, one should be a male between the ages of 50-75. The second male role still available is for a male voice, only heard from off-stage. “Anyone interested should submit a photo if they have it but at least a bio,” Mr. Pompilio said. Interested actors can submit their information to Playwrights III, PO Box 1838, Point Pleasant Beach, 08742. Playwrights III is a local, volunteer theater group that presents a variety of free performances — including plays and poetry readings — in the Point Pleasant Beach area.

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Linda Kruyl [left] and former Point Pleasant Beach mayor Jack Pasola, let it ride during last year’s casino night hosted by the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation Alumni Association. This year’s event will be held on Jan. 19.

Alumni association prepares for Jan. 19 casino night fund-raiser By Brian McGinn The roulette wheel will be spinning, the poker tables will be packed and the players at the blackjack table will once again be hoping to see 21 when the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation Alumni Association once again hosts its annual casino night fund-raiser. This year’s event, being held for the fourth consecutive year, will take place on Jan. 19 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Lobster Shanty, Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach. “The event has been a success in the past and it just seems to get bigger and bigger every year,” said Sandy Pasola of the the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation Alumni Association and an organizer of the event. Ms. Pasola said each year the event serves as a fund-raiser for the association to give scholarships to Point Pleasant Beach High School graduates. “Last year we were able to give four scholarships to Point

Pleasant Beach High School seniors,” Ms. Pasola said. “Which is great.” As in years past, Ms. Pasola said the event would not be possible without the help of volunteers from the foundation, the school, parents and teachers. “We also want to thank the Lobster Shanty, they have been very supportive of our group,” Ms. Pasola said. “The recent renovations really enhanced the evening.” Continuing the traditions of the event, casino night will feature blackjack tables, video horse racing, poker, roulette tables and more. Some of the prizes include a foursome of golf at the Pine Barrens Golf Course, Metedconk Country Club, gift certificates, artwork by local artists and much more. Ms. Pasola said the hit of the evening will once again likely be the balloons. “The big hit is always the balloons,” Ms. Pasola said. “What we do is hold onto 100 balloons, each with a guaranteed prize in

them and then we sell them.” The buyer of each balloon is sure to go home a winner. Of course, Ms. Pasola said, the evening would not be complete without the 50-50 raffle. The price of admission is $45, which includes a buffet dinner and gambling chips. Additional chips may be purchased during the evening. The chips are redeemable for chances at prizes. “It is just a fun night and a great way to begin the new year while contributing to a wonderful, good, local cause,” Ms. Pasola said. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School on Niblick Street or from any member of the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to attend this event. For more information please call Ms. Pasola at the Antrim School at 732-899-3737.

Beach Police activity highlighted by disorderly conduct, DWIs Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department has announced the following activities handled by the local department over the past several weeks: • On Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m., Tyler Briggs, 32, Point Pleasant Beach, was arrested on Bay Avenue by Officer Robert Kowalewski and charged with burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief. • On Dec. 29 at 7:29 p.m., Bobbie Manniello, 37, Point Pleasant Beach, was arrested on Arnold Avenue by Sgt. Joseph Michigan and charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and aggravated assault. • On Dec. 29 at 7:29 p.m., Joseph Roe, 43, Point Pleasant Beach, was arrested on Arnold Avenue by Sgt. Michigan and

charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and aggravated assault. • On Dec. 30 at 2:28 a.m., Marc B. Hindman, 21, West Long Branch, was arrested on Parkway Avenue by Officer David Thergesen and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. • On Dec. 30 at 2:34 a.m., Louis F. Zasadowski, 25, West Long Branch, was arrested on Parkway Avenue by Officer Thergesen and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. • On Jan. 1 at 1:25 a.m., Robert Stafford, 20, Brick Township, was arrested on the boardwalk by Officer Andrew Gunning and charged with disorderly conduct. • On Jan. 1 at 1:25 a.m.,

Andrew M. Fox, 25, Clifton, was arrested on the boardwalk by Officer Brian Stockhoff and charged with simple assault. • On Jan. 1 at 12:55 a.m., David P. Trojan, 23, Freehold, was arrested on Inlet Drive by Officer Andrew Gunning and charged with obstructing and resisting arrest. The public is reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty. Residents are also reminded that they can call the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department Tips Hotline, to report any suspicious activity at 732-892-0500 ext. 199. Residents are also reminded that they may remain anonymous.

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Mayor Vogel delivers his annual address By Brian McGinn Over the last three years, residents of Point Pleasant Beach have become accustomed to a number of things on New Year’s Day, including college football and a speech by Mayor Thomas Vogel. This year, the mayor, who jokingly said he was going to speak longer than usual, kept up his end of the tradition and delivered his annual state of the Beach address during Monday afternoon’s reorganization meeting. During his speech, Mayor Vogel stressed how lucky he felt the residents of Point Pleasant Beach were to live in “such a special town.” “Take a walk down the boardwalk and look how special it is here, I think sometimes we forget,” the mayor said. “People spend their week’s savings to stay here, I think

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Coin Club Meeting The Ocean County Coin Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and 15 and March 1 and 15 at the Point Pleasant Beach Fire House on Arnold and St. Louis avenues. There is no charge for admission to the events and everyone is invited to attend. ~

Chamber Meeting The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its Installation Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Spano’s at the White Sands. During this event the chamber will honor its business of the year, citizen of the year, chamber member of the year, volunteer of the year, aspiring youth of the year and service to the community award winners. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling 732899-2424 or 732-899-8076. ~

Church Breakfast Central United Methodist Church, 729 Arnold Ave., holds a monthly breakfast between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. on the every second Sunday of the month. The public is invited to start the day by coming for a hearty breakfast. The breakfast features eggs [cooked to order] bacon or sausage, toast, pancakes, juice and coffee, all for $5 per person. ~

we take some of these things for granted.” “We are fortunate to live in such a special community,” Mayor Vogel added. The mayor thanked a number of council members from Point Pleasant Borough who were in attendance Monday afternoon for supporting the Beach Council, but said there was a distinct difference between the two towns. “No disrespect to our neighbors in the back, you have a wonderful community, but we are truly special and blessed,” Mayor Vogel said. The mayor also took the time to reflect on the work last year’s council accomplished. Specifically, he mentioned the 48 ordinances the council was able to adopt during 2006. “We made some great accomplishments in 2006 on a host of different topics,” Mayor Vogel said. “We handled a lot, it was done with a great deal of effort and though and more importantly in a bipartisan manner.” Looking forward to 2007, Mayor Vogel said he was excited to work with a new council on the problems of the town. “There were some changes to the governing body, but I hope everyone will continue to stay focused,” Mayor Vogel said. “We have a simple job, we all love our community and we just have to

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Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Thomas Vogel gave his annual state of the Beach speech during the council’s reorganization meeting earlier this week. Mayor Vogel stressed how lucky the residents of Point Pleasant Beach are to live in a resort town.

make decisions that make Point Pleasant Beach better.” “When you boil it down to that simple thought, it really is a pretty simple job we have up here,” he added.

Beach cops break up boisterous party By Brian McGinn In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department took another step forward in its on-going fight to stop underage drinking in the Beach by breaking up a loud party being held at 407 Richard Ave. After all was said and done, police here arrested three individuals and wrote borough ordinance violations for 15 others for underage drinking. “Officers responded to a noise complaint from a neighbor about a loud neighbor,” Detective Pat Petruzziello said. “Upon arrival, officers determined were the noise was coming from.” He said police were able to make contact with Alyssa Robak, 19, Scotch Plains, and determined she was occupying the home at the time the party was held. As officers were speaking with Ms. Robak, they determined she was both under the influence of alcohol and under the legal drinking age, Detective Petruzziello said. “At the same time, officers observed a large number of people heading away from the door and toward the rear portion of the home,” Detective Petruzziello said. “Officers could clearly see that there was evidence throughout the home that alcohol consumption was taking place.” Through further investigation, the detective said officers were able to determine that a “large amount” of people at the party were under the legal drinking age but were consuming alcohol. “Fifteen individuals who were over the age of 18 but were under

the age of 21 were issued municipal ordinance violations for the underage consumption of alcohol,” Detective Petruzziello said. Those individuals included: Dylan J. Demarsco, Fanwood, 19; Allen B. Berrosky, Roseland, 20; Michael W. Leighton, Scotch Plains, 19; Christopher A. Mettern, Scotch Plains, 19; Amir M. Lowe, Scotch Plains, 19; Andrew F. Lobrace, Scotch Plains, 20; Kyle E. Raunca, Fanwood, 19; Adolfo Tibana, Scotch Plains, 19; Matthew A. Lobrace, Scotch Plains, 20; Savator R. Ceachio, Scotch Plains, 20; Ryan E. Lynch, Scotch Plains, 19; Dana M. Fandzella, Staten Island, N.Y., 19; Amanda R. Stein, Union, 19; Andrew J. Watson, Fanwood, 19 and Dana M. Panqrela, Staten Island, N.Y., 19. In addition to receiving a municipal ordinance violation for underage drinking, Ms. Robak was charged with making space available for the underage consumption of alcohol. Two other individuals charged with underage drinking, Kyle Gates, 19, Scotch Plains and Eric Ajuluchuawu, 19, Scotch Plains, were arrested and charged with additional violations. Mr. Gates was charged with hindering and providing a police officer with false information. Mr. Ajuluchuawu was charged with obstructing and resisting arrest. Detective Petruzziello said the owner of the home, who lives in northern New Jersey, was not aware of the activity occurring at the residence earlier this week.

The mayor said the members of the governing body need to keep in mind that today’s headlines are tomorrow's footnotes and continue to make decisions for the good of the town, even if they are not the most popular decisions. “I don’t know what the future

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By Brian McGinn On New Year’s Day, the Point Pleasant Beach council unanimously voted to appoint Kyle Grace, a current volunteer with the Point Pleasant Beach Fire Department and a patrolman with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, the new fire chief in Point Pleasant Beach. Mayor Thomas Vogel — a former fire chief in Point Pleasant Beach and a current volunteer firefighter — said the people of Point Pleasant Beach are lucky to have a person like Chief Grace serving them. “This is an especially proud moment for me,” Mayor Vogel said of Chief Grace’s appointment. “We are blessed to have a man of true character and an individual of his stature and leadership at the helm of the fire department. “Kyle is a true fireman’s fireman, leading from out in front,” Mayor Vogel said. On hand to share in the celebration of his promotion to chief was Chief Grace’s wife, Amanda Grace, along with his parents, Bob and Anne Grace. A number of members of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department and Fire Department were also on hand to honor Chief Grace. In addition to naming a new chief, the council also voted to appoint several other individuals to positions within the fire department. Michael Brodeur and Vincent

Storino were named deputy fire chiefs and John DeMillio was named the assistant fire chief. In other news from Monday afternoon’s meeting of the mayor and council in Point Pleasant Beach, the governing body decided to wait until its next meeting to appoint its professionals for 2007. That meeting is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at borough hall. While the council did not name its professionals for the coming year, it did make a number of other appointments: • Borough Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Christine Riehl was named to a number of new positions during Monday night’s meeting. The council unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Riehl as the tax search officer, the public agency compliance officer and the insurance fund commissioner. • Municipal Clerk Maryann

Ellsworth was appointed as the assessment search officer, as well as the insurance fund personnel administrator and the New Jersey Department of Personnel systems administrator. • The council voted to appoint Kathryn Beno as the deputy finance officer for 2007. • Eileen Farrell was named the assistant municipal clerk and deputy registrar. Karen Mills was also named as a deputy registrar and the borough’s board of health officer. • Bob Meaney was named the principal public works manager. • The governing body approved a resolution naming Matthew Wisniewski as the neighborhood preservation program coordinator. • Guy Dempsey was named the deputy emergency management coordinator.

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Savings Bank Peter M. Brown, president of Manasquan Savings Bank, recently announced that Jeffrey P. Casten has been appointed to the position of vice president of commercial lending. Mr. Casten enters his new position fresh off an 1 8 - y e a r tenure with Wa c h o v i a Bank, serving as vice president/senior JEFFREY relationship CASTEN manager in the business banking group for that company. Additionally, Mr. Casten was appointed to the board of directors for the Newark Regional Business Partnership in early 2006. This business organization’s services consist of network opportunities, business information programs, as well as the promotion and advocacy of business. Moreover, Mr. Casten is an involved community leader, participating in nonprofit organizations such as Reading First, a program whose purpose is to inspire volunteerism and increase awareness of early childhood literacy. Also, Mr. Casten is a coach and mentor for young children spending much of his leisure time supervising youth sports activity. He has coached baseball, basketball, football and girls soccer as well. Mr. Casten is an alumnus of Bucknell University, graduating in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration-Management. He resides in Brick with his wife and two children.

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Mantoloking

Mantoloking to welcome new mayor, councilmen By Jessica Stenstrom On Sunday afternoon, Councilman George Nebel will take on a new role in the borough — mayor. Mayor-elect Nebel, a Republican, ousted then Mayor William Dunbar in last June’s primary. After winning the primary, Mr. Nebel was all-but guaranteed the four-year mayoral term in November’s general election there was no Democratic nominee. Councilmen Steve Gillingham and Stan Witkowski will also be sworn in on Sunday. Councilman Gillingham was re-elected to his seat and Councilman-elect

Witkowski will fill the seat vacated by Councilman Elbert Husted who decided not to seek re-election. Both ran unopposed. Mayor-elect Nebel served on the council for seven years previous to running for mayor. He was chairman of STEVE the finance GILLINGHAM committee and has led the preparation of the municipal budget the past several years. Though there was no contest in

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Bay Head

Bay Head governing body, citizens welcome Curtis, Glass By Andrea Agardy The Bay Head Council moved swiftly through the agenda of its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday night, wrapping the session up in roughly 15 minutes. The governing body began the meeting by welcoming its two newest members, Councilman William Curtis and Councilwoman Mary Glass. Councilman Curtis, 63, was the first to take the oath of office. Councilman Curtis won his third full term on the governing body in November’s general election, garnering 382 votes. The Republican began his service on the council back in 1999 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy created when then-councilman Arthur Petracco became the borough’s mayor. Councilman Curtis, who summered in Bay

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for another year. Councilman Ryan and Councilwoman Glass were also appointed to the committee. Councilman Urner was selected to fill former councilman Applegate’s spot as chairman of the finance committee, which also includes Councilman DeFilippis and Curtis. In other news, the council appointed a bevy of professionals and officials at the meeting: • Patricia Applegate was once again selected to fill several posts, including municipal clerk, registrar of vital statistics and Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner. • Charles F. Tillson will also continue to wear several hats in Bay Head in 2007. He was named as the borough’s public works supervisor and one of the collection system operator. The second collection system operator position will be filled by Douglas S. Applegate, who is also the construction official. • Bart Petrillo was named the code enforcement and zoning officer as well as the borough’s dune inspector. In a separate move, Mayor Petracco reappointed Mr. Petrillo to a one-year term on the planning board. Other planning board appointees included William Taylor, who will serve a four-year term, and David C. Kellogg, who Mayor Petracco chose as the board’s first alternate, a position that carries a term of two years. • April J. Yezzi was named as the borough’s new chief financial officer, replacing Patricia Wojcik, who held the position for 30 years before retiring on Dec. 31. Mayor Petracco introduced

Ms. Yezzi, who was seated next to the borough clerk at the table adjacent to the dais, to the audience, who greeted her with a round of applause. • A number of other borough officials were reappointed for another year this week, including but not limited to: Court Administrator Denise Mayer; Hannah Helbig, the deputy municipal clerk and deputy registrar of vital statistics; John Wardell, the deputy construction, code enforcement and zoning officer; Tax Assessor Maryann Clear; and Dune Consultant D’Arcy Green. • The council also gave its consent to the mayor’s appointments to the emergency management council, on which he serves. The council also includes Coordinator John Griggs; Deputy Coordinator and Secretary Kelly Mickle; Fire Chief William H. VanderNoot; First Aid Capt. Sabrina Fioretti; Mr. Tillson; Mr. Applegate; Sgt. Geoffrey Barger, a Bay Head Police officer who will serve as the group’s public relations coordinator; William Hoffman, who will serve as the medical coordinator; Ms. Applegate, who will fill the role of public health representative; Shelter Coordinator Frank Alechko; and Ms. Green, the group’s environmental impact coordinator. • As its final act of business during the reorganization meeting this week, the council approved a resolution setting the dates of its meetings for 2007. The governing body will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. in borough hall.

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Bay Head Taking The Oath

Bay Head Council votes to approve 2007 temporary budget By Andrea Agardy The Bay Head Council breezed through its reorganization meeting on Tuesday evening and the same held true for the first regular meeting of 2007 that immediately followed. Within a quarter of an hour, the governing body had approved a temporary budget, set the salary ranges for borough employees and issued several committee reports. In his first official act as chairman of the council’s finance committee, Councilman James Urner made a motion — which his colleagues approved unanimously — to approve a resolution setting a temporary budget. The provisional spending plan totals $844,075 and includes a lengthy list of appropriations. The largest appropriations listed in the temporary budget relate to the salaries of borough employees and Bay Head’s contractual obligations. For example, the document includes a $194,200 appropriation for police department salaries

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Bay Head gallery offering art classes The Anchor & Palette Gallery 45 Mount St., Bay Head, is starting up its art classes again this January, with something for everyone. Local artists will be continuing classes in watercolor painting, oil painting, drawing and other media. In addition, there will be several Saturday workshops offered. Call the gallery or go online for information about registration. Sven Widen and Lizzi Schippert will be returning with their “all media, all levels” eightweek class titled “Open Your Eyes.” This class, open to all levels of experience, includes the classical traditions of drawing and painting and how to express one’s individuality through artwork. Students can bring any of the media they work with, or start with basic drawing supplies [a list is available at the gallery]. The instructors are known for their fun and relaxing class atmosphere and personal guidance is a priority. Although the class starts Wednesday, Jan. 17, it is ongoing, so latecomers are welcome as space allows. On Tuesday afternoons, starting Jan. 16, Kathryn Paul will be offering a drawing class for beginners to intermediates. Students, working in pencil and charcoal, will better understand values, perspective and composition by drawing from nature and

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Retirement Party Following 30 years service to the Borough of Bay Head, Pat Wojcik retired on Dec. 31 from her position as chief financial officer and tax collector. A retirement party will be held for her on Friday, Jan. 19, at Spano's at the White Sands. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes a buffet dinner and gift. A cash bar is available. For information and reservations call Patty Applegate at 732-8920636.

common items. Drawing skills are a must for artists of all levels. Ms. Paul is a member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, Oil Painters of America, and the Manasquan River Group of Artists. She has been teaching drawing and painting classes for many years. This class will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for five weeks. Ms. Paul will also be continuing her oil painting for intermediates on Friday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This class includes everything from preparing a canvas to finishing an oil painting. While conventional oils will be used, Ms. Paul specialized on water-soluble oils, which are becoming more popular among professional artists. The watersoluble oils can be found in local art supply stores or through online catalogs. This five-week class still has two openings. In addition, Ms. Paul is offering a Saturday workshop on Feb. 3 on color theory. Understanding color harmony is important in creating a painting, and this will be the main topic of the threehour workshop. For more information, contact the gallery. Pauline Mickle will be back with her popular watercolor painting class for students of all levels of experience. The sixweek session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, starting Jan. 25. Students learn the basics of watercolor painting and a variety of techniques with a different subject matter each week. Ms. Mickle is a past president of the Manasquan River Group of Artists, and is a member of the Ocean County Artists Guild, where she also teaches watercolor classes. She is a resident of Point Pleasant Beach and her work can be seen at Art in the Park and at many local shops and galleries. Susanna Anastasia will be holding Saturday beginning watercolor workshops. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break on Feb. 17 and 24, March 10 and 31 and April 21 and 18. Each workshop stands alone, but Ms. Anastasia recommends students take two sessions to complete their work. Ms. Anastasia is an active member of the Ocean County

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and wages in addition to the $19,000 earmarked for streets and roads salaries and wages and the $18,500 set aside for finance administration salaries and wages. As far as contracts go, the temporary budget includes a $51,000 appropriation for the borough’s expenses associated with its trash collection contract as well as a $135,000 line item to cover a portion of the fees the borough pays the Ocean County Sewer Authority under the terms of that contract. In another finance-related development, the council approved the introduction of an ordinance setting the salaries of all borough employees for the new year. A public hearing and final vote on this ordinance will be held during the council’s next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 16. Copies of the ordinance, as well as the temporary budget resolution, are available for the public’s review in borough hall. In other news from the council’s first regular meeting of 2007:

Councilman William Curtis announced that the borough’s environmental commission has changed its meeting time from the evening to the morning. The councilman, who serves as the liaison between the council and the commission, said the group formerly met in borough hall at 7:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, a time which has been changed to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate the schedules of the commission members. All meetings are open to the public. On a related note, during the reorganization meeting held immediately before this week’s regular meeting, the council confirmed Mayor Arthur Petracco’s appointment of two members of the environmental commission. D’Arcy Green and Vera Jones were both unanimously reappointed to serve three-year terms on the advisory board.

Motor vehicle acccidents higlight recent police activity in Bay Head Sgt. Geoffrey W. Barger, public information officer for the Bay Head Police Department, reported the following police activity for the final days of 2006: • On Dec. 12 at 6:03 p.m., Vincent D’Adamo, 78, of 5th Avenue, Brick Township, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly sideswiped a parked vehicle on the 100 block of Osborne Avenue. A witness who observed the crash provided police with Mr. D’Adamo’s license plate number and description. Mr. D’Adamo was also charged with failure to report an accident and failure to maintain his lane. The summonses were issued by Ptl. Todd D. LaRue. • On Dec. 18 at 1:36 p.m., George W. Southwell Jr., 26, of Fairhaven Road, Clifton Heights, Pa., was arrested on Main Avenue following a motor vehicle stop on an outstanding warrant issued by Howell Township Municipal Court. Ms. Southwell was processed at police headquarters and released after posting $500 bail. The driver of the vehicle, Kimberly A. Dahlquist, 25, of Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from Mantoloking Municipal Court. She was released after posting $480 bail. The arresting officer was Ptl. William A. Hoffman. • On Dec. 22, at 8:22 p.m., Juan C. Castillo, 24, of Ellison Avenue, Point Pleasant, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly struck a parked vehicle on the 100 block of Bridge Avenue. Mr. Castillo allegedly fled the scene on foot, but subsequently turned himself in at police headquarters the following day. He was also charged with driving without a license, failing to report an accident, failing to maintain his lane and careless driving. The summonses were issued by Cpl. George Duffy. • On Dec. 30 at 9:04 a.m., Suzann J. Balch, 50, of Anchor Avenue, Manahawkin, was arrested on Chadwick Street and charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license. Ms. Balch apparently passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle and an ambulance was called when responding officers could not get her to respond. She was

taken to Ocean Medical Center, Brick, for observation. The arresting officer was Sgt. Barger. • No injuries were reported when a southbound vehicle struck a tree on Main Avenue and overturned on Dec. 31 at 3:22 a.m. Ryan H. Parsons, 18, of Poppy Court, Brick, was heading home from work when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in the 500 block of Main Avenue. The vehicle flipped on its side

and Mr. Parsons was able to free himself by kicking out the sunroof. Mr. Parsons told police he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and complained of minor pains, but declined medical attention. No charges have been filed pending further investigation. Ptl. Zachary E. Keller is the investigating officer.

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Council holds special weekend meeting to award garbage contract By Jessica Stenstrom After approving a garbage contract with Future Sanitation, Inc. at its first December meeting, the Point Pleasant Council was forced to choose another garbage removal company at a special meeting last Saturday. The resolution passed by the council states that the borough was informed by Future Sanitation’s attorney that the company would not be able to execute the contract as it was awarded to them. Councilman Brian McAlindin said the company’s attorney provided no additional information as to the reason it could not follow through and provide the services they bid on. “We are very uncomfortable with the way these events transpired,” he said. Councilman McAlindin said this was an unusual situation because the contract that was bid on had a clear set of specifications and if there was any uncertainty the company could have inquired with the borough before submitting its proposal. He said the council has advised the borough attorney to file a claim with the bid bonding company for Future Sanitation. Councilman McAlindin explained that when companies bid on a

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by the borough. He said these damages would include counsel fees and the additional $541,910 borough residents will have to pay for garbage collection over the next five years. “Borough residents will now be paying that difference in additional garbage collection costs,” he said. Future Sanitation offered the borough a five-year contract of $2,955,090. The new contract — awarded to Suburban Disposal, Inc. — will cost the borough $3,497,000 over the next five years. “In final analysis we prefer having a garbage hauler who will do the job and do it properly,” said Councilman McAlindin.

Council to reorganize on Sunday afternoon By Jessica Stenstrom The mayor and two council members will be sworn in this weekend at the council’s reorganization meeting. M a y o r M a r t i n Konkus will be sworn in for his second four-year MAYOR term. He is MARTIN the first KONKUS Republican mayor in the local Republican clubs history to be endorsed to run for a second term. He ran unchallenged in November’s general election because Councilman S h a w n McCarthy, a Democrat, declined his party’s nomJOHN ination after KAKLAMANIS receiving

enough write-in votes in June’s primary election. Councilman Shaun O’Rourke will be sworn in for a second term on Sunday. He won his term that ended on Dec. 31 on t h e Republican ticket, but ran for his new three-year term for this term as a Democrat.

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Democratic newcomer John Kaklamanis will be also sworn in this weekend, replacing former councilman Timothy Ferrie, who decided not to seek re-election [see related story]. Councilman-elect Kaklamanis is not a stranger to the borough though. He became a full-time police officer in the borough in 1985 retiring in 2001. The reorganization meeting of the Point Pleasant Borough Council will be at noon in the court room at borough hall on Sunday.

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One-and-one-half-year-old Austin Nalducci, of Brick Township, made the most of the warm weather during the first week of 2007 by playing on the swings in Point Pleasant Community Park.

Warrant issued man sought for stealing car By Jessica Stenstrom A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Perth Amboy man who allegedly stole a borough resident’s car and drove it to his hometown. Lt. Richard Larsen said Shawn M. Chazies, 33, in the warrant he was charged with the unlawful taking of a means of transportation by Officer Siveen Greenan. He said Mr. Chazies allegedly took a 1993 Mercury Sable from a residence on Ocean Road, without the owner’s permission, on Dec. 11. “The victim and suspect knew each other,” said Lt. Larsen, how-

ever, he did not specify the nature of the relationship between the two. After stealing the car, Lt. Larsen said Mr. Chazies “then drove it to a relative’s house in Perth Amboy.” The Mercury Sable was later reported stolen by its owner and the Perth Amboy Police Department was able to locate the vehicle, said Lt. Larsen. He said a warrant was issued for the arrest of Mr. Chazies, but he was unsure on Wednesday afternoon if he had been arrested yet.

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Lt. Richard Larsen of the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department has reported the following activities handled by the local department in recent weeks: • On Jan. 2 a motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of Miles D. Scott, 42, Point Pleasant Beach, by Officer Robert Wells. Mr. Scott was arrested on a warrant out of Pennsylvania for parole violations and was remanded to Ocean County Jail to await extradition. • On Dec. 28 Michael T. Salimando, 28, Point Pleasant, was arrested by Cpl. Gary Cohlberg on three outstanding traffic warrants totaling $2,000. The warrants were out of Washington Township, Belmar and Brick. • On Dec. 25 police arrested three borough teenagers after officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sleepy Hollow Road and Shady Glen Avenue. Officers Brian Fennessey and Dave Scalabrini arrested the 17year-old male driver of the vehicle charging him with juvenile delinquency for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a false identification card and possession of alcohol while underage.

He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for possession of an open container in a vehicle, operating a vehicle with a controlled dangerous substance and two violations of his provisional license. Ross Carpenter, an 18-year-old passenger, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. A juvenile complaint is pending against another 17-year-old passenger for underage consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. • On Dec. 18 Tony E. Brown, 44, Lakehurst was charged with contempt of court by Officer Michelle Hill. • On Dec. 15 a 17-year-old Point Pleasant male was charged with the theft of a $307 bicycle from the high school by Officer Christopher Woit. • On Dec. 12 Alexandra L. Cinotti, 18, Point Pleasant, was arrested on a $259 failure to appear warrant by Officer Gene Capoano. • On Dec. 9 Robert Dykeman, 46, Point Pleasant, was arrested at a Beaver Dam Road residence on a $672 failure to appear traffic warrant out of Mantoloking by Officer Christopher Leonhardt. Mr. Dykeman posted bail through a bail bondsman.

By Jessica Stenstrom Point Pleasant Police responded to an early-morning crash on Old Drift Road on New’s Year’s Day. Lt. Richard Larsen said both the Point Pleasant Borough First Aid Squad and the Point Pleasant Borough Volunteer Fire Company came to extricate Michael R. Noel from his vehicle. Mr. Noel, a 19-year-old borough resident, was transported to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune where he was treated for injuries to his lower extremities, said Lt. Larsen. According to the lieutenant, the

vehicle Mr. Noel was driving drifted off the road and struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Mr. Noel faces a slew of charges that were filed by the police department, said Lt. Larsen. He was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, provisional license violations, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle after the consumption of alcohol while underage. Mr. Noel’s present condition was not available at press time.

Point Chamber names leadership award winners Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2007 Leadership Award Recipients. The Lifetime Leadership Award will be presented to Carl Feltz, Point Pleasant Borough Planning Board Member. The Leadership Award For Business Excellence will be presented to J. F. Murray Co., Inc. The Leadership Award For Entrepreneurship will be presented to Kelly's Kitchen. The Leadership Award For

Outstanding Volunteer Service will be presented to Cancer Concern Center. All recipients will be honored at annual awards dinner that thanks the people and businesses that stand out as leaders and make Point Pleasant a better community for everyone. The dinner will be Saturday Feb. 24 at the Crystal Point Inn. All are welcome to attend. Anyone who would like more information, please contact Faye Maresca at 732-295-8850.

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Before ending 2006,council bids farewell to Ferrie Jessica Stenstrom After serving the borough for the past eight years, Councilman Timothy Ferrie has accumulated many memorable accomplishments. He gave up his position on the council on Dec. 31, choosing not to seek re-election for what would have been his third full term. TIMOTHY Councilman FERRIE Ferrie, a Republican, was appointed to the council in 1999 to fill a vacancy left by William Schroeder when he was elected mayor. He has been a member of the council ever since. Some of the highlights of Councilman Ferrie’s career include his work to bring Community Park and the skate park to the borough.

The mayor and members of the council thanked him at their last regular meeting, held last month. “You have been an excellent councilman, friend and running mate,” said Mayor Martin Konkus. “You developed the park, one of the most loved things in the borough. If that was the only thing you have accomplished, you will always be remembered.” Councilman Brian McAlindin said Councilman Ferrie has been a no-nonsense leader during his tenure on the governing body. “You have epitomized leadership,” he said. Councilman McAlindin said there were many times when Councilman Ferrie’s insight showed him the other side of an issue and was able to persuade him to change his mind. “Your imprint will never be forgotten,” he said. “You have permanently changed the landscape [of the borough].” Councilman McAlindin said that Councilman Ferrie had also

helped the borough secure grants from the state. “I hope you will still be around to help us when we need it,” he said. Councilman Shawn McCarthy said Councilman Ferrie had been a constant on the council over the past years. “I didn’t think we were going to have your wake until the reorganization meeting,” he said jokingly. “You have been an honest man and worked unselfishly,” said Councilman McCarthy. “I am proud to have served with you the last three years.” Council President A. Roger Pyrtko said there was not much more that could be said about his colleague. “Smooth sailing pal,” he said. “We still need you for the Memorial Day Parade though.” Councilman Ferrie modestly thanked all the people he had served on council with in the past and present. He used his last opportunity to

give committee updates to let the public know that the borough will be able to go out to bid for Riverfront Park this spring. “The timeline is still working,” he said. The land tract, near the Manasquan River, where the old Point Pleasant hospital was located has been much debated over the past years. There has been mixed opinions over what the open space should be developed into. Councilman Ferrie, chair of the recreation committee, also played a key role in bringing the borough’s Community Park to fruition. Councilman Ferrie previously said that two-thirds of the multimillion-dollar park was paid for through state grants. His work also helped bring the borough’s skate park to fruition — the park finally early in 2006.

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Point Pleasant Library sets schedule of events The Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, located at 834 Beaver Dam Road, has announced its schedule of upcoming events. For more information on any upcoming program, call the library at 732-295-1555. Adult programs • On Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m., Caring Crafters goes to the library. Participants share their skills or learn a new one by joining our group, which uses its talents to create items for distribution to local charities and organizations. Make new friends and earn volunteer hours. • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Caring Crafters: Knitters unite! Join the evening chapter of the volunteer group, which uses its talents to create items for distribution to local charities and organizations. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to join. Share patterns, ideas, yarns, or tips on getting through the tricky parts of a project. • Thursday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Writer’s Group: Develop writing skills by meeting and sharing with others. • Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., County Connection Mobile Center: The Ocean County mobile service center will be in the branch parking lot to offer processing of county IDs, passports, voter registration, senior services, veteran services, parks, tourism, and more. Look for the service center here each month on the third Thursday. Teen programs • Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., Sushi Slayers Anime Club: Catch the latest in new Anime episodes, talk to other teens and enjoy snacks with the Sushi Slayers Anime Club! For teens ages 12 and up. • Thursday, Jan. 25, Teen Advisory Board: Want to make a difference at the library? oin the TAB! The group discusses program ideas, hot new books and DVDs, and ways to make the Point Pleasant Boro an awesome place for teens. Snacks provided, for teens in grade seven and up. TAB meetings and events count as volunteer hours. • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., Fish Printing: Learn the fascinating art of Gyotaku, a form of printmaking using real fish. The library will provide everything needed to make a great fish print. Fish-themed snacks provided. For teens ages 12 and up. Children’s programs • Mondays, Jan 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11 a.m., Babies Storytime: Share rhymes and music with your baby. The program is for childrea ages 12-18 months with caregiver. • Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11 a.m., Pre-School Storytime: Come listen to stories and make a craft with Miss Robin. Ages 3 to 5. • Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m., Toddler Time:

Come with a toddler to share stories, songs and finger plays. For ages 18 months to 3 years with caregiver. • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 4 p.m., Snowman Tic-Tac-Toe Game: Come listen to stories and make a tic-tac-toe game that looks like a snowman. Ages 5-8. • Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., Let it Snow Party: Bring the family and celebrate winter with stories, a craft and refreshments • Monday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m., Snowman Pin: Use seed beads to make a snowman pin. Ages 8+ Computer classes • Introductory classes on Internet basics, e-mail basics and Internet searching are available by appointment. Please call the Information Desk at 732-295-1555. Book Discussions • Monday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m., Drowning Ruth: Friends of the Library book discussion. New members are always welcome! Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Caramelo: Discussion led by Victoria Mastrobuono. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Friends programs • Tuesday, Jan. 16, Friends of the Library Meeting: Join the Friends at the regular monthly meeting. Ask about the latest bus trip or book discussion. Find out what you can do for the library. New members always welcome. • Sunday, Feb. 25, the Friends of the Point Pleasant Borough Library in conjunction with Broadway Ray are sponsoring a trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The bus will depart from the Circle Factory Outlet in Wall at 11:15 a.m. and will return at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $145 per person for the 3 p.m. matinee performance. There are a limited number of seats available. Please reserve prior to Jan. 1. Call Rosalie Fortunato at (732)

295-4057. • Thursday, April 19, the Friends of the Point Pleasant Borough Library will take a trip to see Tutankhamum and the Golden Age of the Pharos at the Franklin Institute. Participants will see more than 130 amazing treasures belonging to Tut and his royal family, many never before seen outside of Egypt. A second trip has been scheduled for Monday April 16 due to the great response for the April 19

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Point Pleasant library branch goes to the dogs By Jessica Stenstrom Nine pooches sat curled by their owners’ feet in the Point Pleasant branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday afternoon, wagging their tails waiting to see which story they would hear next. To the casual observer, seeing a collection of canines in the library may seem a bit odd, but the visit was nothing unusual for the therapy dogs. They are at the Point Pleasant Borough Library once every month. Over a year ago Carol Bardo, a retired elementary school teacher living in the borough, initiated the reading program at the library that pairs the fourlegged friends with children. “It’s an incentive for them to read,” she said. Ms. Bardo said reading to dogs creates a relaxing and nonthreatening environment that young readers can thrive in. “They [the children] really want to come here,” she said. She said many of the same kids come back each month. Ms. Bardo said her Dalmatian Misty has been a therapy dog for a year and a half now. “It’s a really good program,” she said. “This keeps me back in touch with the kids.” Cinda Johnson, Point Pleasant, said she brings her granddaughter, Sarah Johnson, to the program every month. “She loves to read and she

does love dogs,” she said. Ms. Johnson said some of the dogs even recognize Sarah when she walks in now. Sarah, 5, said she enjoys the opportunity to read to the dogs. “It’s so much fun at the library,” she said. Priscilla Sierra, Manasquan, said this week was the first time she had brought her 6-year-old daughter Ava to read to the dogs. “We have always wanted to, but she just started reading,” said Ms. Sierra. “She’s reading better now and wanted to come.” “It’s wonderful and nice here,” said Ava. “I have never read a book to a dog before.”

By the time she went home, Ava said she had read to five dogs there. She said she had a 1-year-old mini dachshund at home, but he does not sit still long enough for her to read to him. “He licks a lot so I can’t,” said Ava. Dawn Parry, Point Pleasant, said she enjoys coming each month. “I like petting them,” said Dawn, 9. “Today I did more petting than I did reading.” Her brother, 8-year-old Ryan Parry, said he thinks reading to the dogs is a good idea. “I think it’s good for kids to get inspiration to read,” he said.

“The dogs actually listen,” he added. “I think it’s cool that [the library] has it.” Meghan Sole, Point Pleasant, who owns two of the therapy dogs, said all of the therapy dogs at the library are certified through Kindred Souls Canine Center, which offers training and doggy day care in addition to puppy classes, obedience, agility and therapy training. Once they are certified, the dogs that visit the library are considered Bright and Beautiful Therapy dogs. Ms. Sole said in order to be certified, each dog has to pass a strict training program and multiple tests, including one where a

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Alexis Benson helped Sarah Johnson, 5, Point Pleasant, read to Kirby at the borough library’s monthly program that pairs therapy dogs and young children for storytime. Kirby, a black lab, listened to a Clifford the Red Dog story.

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hot dog is placed between the dogs paws and they have to follow their owner’s commands not to eat it. Ms. Sole said her two Golden Retrievers, Tully and Murphy, also visit a nursing home with the other dogs. “The dogs love all the attention and the kids and patients love the dogs, so it’s a win-win situation,” she said. The therapy dogs are at the Point Pleasant Beach Library at 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. They also visit the Point Pleasant Beach Library at 3:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The sessions last an hour and all children are welcome to attend and read their favorite stories to the dogs.

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Girl Scouts The Point Pleasant Girl Scouts are currently recruiting new members and adult leaders. All girls from Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head entering kindergarten through high school can join. Anyone interested in joining a troop or becoming a leader can call Georgette Mullen at 732899-7059 or e-mail [emailprotected]. ~

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Tully and Murphy, both Golden Retrievers, snuggled up with their owner, Meghan Sole, waiting to see what story would be read to them next.

Point Pleasant Police nab local teen for stealing from parked cars By Jessica Stenstrom A borough teenager was arrested last month and charged with theft after he was caught rummaging through a car parked on Shady Glen Avenue. Officer James Kavanagh was responding to a call of a suspicious person, which led to the initial questioning of Jarrette J. Foster, said Lt. Richard Larsen. He said the 18-year-old was arrested on Dec. 12 and charged with two counts of theft from a vehicle. Lt. Larsen said that further investigation by Detective Joseph Hynes led to Mr. Foster being

charged with another count of theft, related to an incident involving another car parked on Bridge Avenue. Mr. Foster allegedly stole a pocketbook with money from one car and money from the other, said Lt. Larsen. He said the combined value of the items Mr. Foster allegedly stole from the two vehicles is approximately $185. Lt. Larsen said he does not view car burglaries in the borough as an escalating problem, although he acknowledged, “We have our share of them.” Lt. Larsen said residents can

take some simple precautions to deter thieves from targeting their vehicle. Lt. Larsen said the best tip was to make sure the vehicle is secure, which includes rolling up the windows and locking the doors. “A locked vehicle is the biggest deterrent,” he said. “A majority of the cases we have had are from vehicles that are unlocked.” He said it is also important to hide valuable objects — such as pocketbooks, cell phones and GPS navigation systems — from plain view when parking the car.

The Point Pleasant Garden Club is seeking new members. The club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Church on the corner of Bay and Atlantic Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach. For more information on the club, please contact James Digney at 732-295-0903, or e-mail [emailprotected]. ~

Boating Classes The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-07 is sponsoring a one-day America’s Boating Course at the Point Pleasant Borough High School. Participants will receive the New Jersey State boating certificate that is required by law for all boaters including personal water crafts. There are three different sessions — Feb. 10, March 24 and April 21 — each starting at 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 4:30 p.m.. The cost is $50 per person or $40 for those 15 and under. To register cal 732-785-2618 and leave a name, number and email address.

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Island Junior Baseball Registration The Island Junior Baseball League will hold registration on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Seaside Park Fire House, Central Avenue, Seaside Park. Children with birthdays between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 2000 are eligible to play in the spring league. Proof of age for all new players is required. The registration fee is $75 for the first child, payable in cash or check. Raffle ticket payment is also due at registration. Games are played in Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Lavallette, all are welcome. ~

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zens have of their government and of their elected officials.” Mayor Ardito, a retired manager for Xerox, said his leadership style will focus on working for the betterment of the community rather than partisan politics. He said he wanted to take the advice of his former running mate, Benjamin Brockwell, and “forget the D for Democrat and put aside the R for Republican.” “The citizens spoke in November,” Mayor Ardito said. “They called for greater fiscal restraint; for more opportunities to take part in their government; for more openness in their government and a government that goes beyond merely hearing them. “They expect, and are entitled to,

a government that listens and responds to them,” the mayor added. “A good mayor sets the course for good government through leadership. “He holds firm to the principle that his function is to do what is in the best interest of the taxpayer, not what is best for himself or his political party,” Mayor Ardito said. In “bipartisan spirit,” he asked all members of the council to submit suggestions for the professional and non-professional appointments he is required, as mayor, to make. However, he said those recommendations received “insufficient support” from other members of the council, which prompted him to make appointments with no input from other members of the

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Retirement Party The Borough of Lavallette will celebrate the retirement of Lenny Cristoforo, police records clerk and municipal alliance coordinator, with a party on Jan. 26 from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at The Crystal Point Yacht Club, Route 70 and River Road in Point Pleasant and will cost $45 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Boettger, Court Administrator, Lavallette Municipal Court, P.O. Box 67, 08735. Please make checks payable to cash in the amount of $45, which includes a brunch buffet and gift. ~

Entertainment Books The Catholic Daughters of St. Bonaventure in Lavallette are selling the 2007 Entertainment Books for $25 apiece. These books can be used immediately upon receipt. To purchase a copy or for more information, call Sophie at 732-793-1821. ~

Pet Licensing Residents of Lavallette can license their dogs and cats at the municipal clerks office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All pet owners must bring proof of each pet’s rabies vaccination and alteration papers. ~

Recreation Programs Exercise classes for all levels is held each Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Each person works at their own pace with optional weights. Bring a band or tie to deepen the stretches and also remember to bring water. T'ai Chi Chih classes are held each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. This gentle exercise consists of twenty easy to do movements that promote good health and well being. Bring water and wear loose comfortable clothing. Classes are held at the First Aid Building, Washington Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Lavallette. Call Pat at 732793-3194 for more information. Classes are $3 each. For information regarding aerobics classes please call Mary at 732-793-4623.

ST. JUDE NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. Say it for 9 days. By the eighth day, your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you, St. Jude. GGM

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Sam Stigliano, Brick Township [from left], Barry Wood, Lavallette and Joseph Poerio, Lavallette, took advantage of warm weather this week and spent some time on the boardwalk in Lavallette.

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governing body. During his remarks, the mayor gave an overview of several of the changes he has in store for 2007. Mayor Ardito said he was going to continue to honor the fiveminute time limit on public comments during council meetings, though he was going to reinstate the former process of allowing citizens to make their comments after the council has spoken. In order to further promote a more “citizen-friendly” government, the mayor said he will host a listening post meeting on the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. He said the listening post meeting will give citizens the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns they may have with on-going activities in the borough. Mayor Ardito also said he will also invite council members to join him for the listening post meetings on a rotating basis. “We can prove this year that a good government doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective,” Mayor Ardito said. “Let each of us work together for a better Lavallette. “I am a person who keeps his word,” he said. “There is yet more to be done.” Currently, Councilman Walter LaCicero has a lawsuit pending against the Ocean County Board of Elections challenging the results on November’s general election, in which he lost to Mayor Ardito by just four votes. Both Councilman LaCicero, his lawyer and Mayor Ardito have declined to comment on the ongoing litigation and no court date was set by press time.

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Filippone, Wenzel sworn into Lavallette council seats Ardito’s vacant seat still needs to be filled By Brian McGinn Councilwoman Joanne Filippone began her first term as a member of the governing body in Lavallette by bringing tears to the eyes of many of her friends, neighbors and fellow council members in attendance at her swearing in Tuesday night. After takJOANNE ing the oath of FILIPPONE office and officially beginning her three-year term on the council, the newest member of the governing body addressed those who she said helped her achieve her goal of becoming a member of council. “None of this would have been possible without some very important people in my life,” she said. “First, I know my late husband, Richard, is out there smiling at this accomplishment. “His support of my endeavors was unending,” Councilwoman

Filippone continued. “He encouraged me without hesitation and without question at every step throughout our life together.” Councilwoman Filippone said at this point in her speech she was looking down, focused on the words she wrote because she was fighting the tears back. “I am who I am today BRITTA because of WENZEL him,” she continued. “He was truly the wind beneath my wings.” After the meeting, Councilwoman Filippone said while she was reading the words about her husband, she had to fight to hold back the tears. “I was just trying to get through it,” Councilwoman Filippone said this week. In her speech Councilwoman Filippone went on to thank her daughter, Adrienne and her parents, Olga and Nick Petitti.

Council members object to Ardito’s appointments By Brian McGinn Prior to the premature adjournment of the first meeting of 2007, [see related story, page 1] Mayor Joseph Ardito named several new members of the Lavallette Planning Board Tuesday night, but not without incident. Before a controversial attempted appointment of a borough attorney, Mayor Ardito named several people to the Lavallette Planning Board, people he called “high qualified.” Those appointments included Dr. Walter Boright, to a four-year term as a Class IV member; Paul Grosko, to a four-year term as a Class IV member; Marie Lough, to a one-year term as a Class II member; and Irene Kelly as the mayor’s designee to the planning board. However, a number of Republican council members are challenging the validity of the

appointments, questioning if the appointees were eligible to serve on the planning board. On Tuesday night, Mayor Ardito said Ms. Lough, an attorney, was raised in Lavallette by one of the “old-time families” and recently returned to Lavallette and is “anxious to give back to her hometown.” Ms. Lough was named as a Class II planning board member, a spot that must be filled by a borough official. GOP leaders are claiming that Ms. Lough does not qualify as a Class II member because she is not a borough official. However, Mayor Ardito said because Ms. Lough serves on the borough’s Municipal Alliance Committee, she is qualified to sit

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“As the newest councilwoman for the Borough of Lavallette, I pledge the same level of commitment, one guided by honesty and moral principles,” Councilwoman Filippone said. “My door is open to each and every one of you and I look forward to serving you and the Borough of Lavallette.” Councilwoman Filippone was not the only person in the borough hall Tuesday night to take the oath of office, Councilwoman Britta Wenzel was also sworn in, beginning her second term on the governing body. This week, Councilwoman

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The County Connection, located near Penney’s at the Ocean County Mall, is a service of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as freeholder liaison to the County Connection, invites all Ocean County residents to drop in during their next visit to the mall to learn about programs, services and activities available to them in Ocean County. The County Connection is open regular mall hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays to better serve the people of the county. It is handicapped accessible and served by public transportation, including New Jersey Transit and Ocean Ride buses. For more information, call 732-288-7777 or visit the County Connection web site at

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programs available to eligible Ocean County residents on Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Free blood pressure screenings: The Ocean County Health Department will conduct free blood pressure checks at the County Connection on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. • Senior discounts: Residents who are 55 years old or older, can receive all the great benefits of membership in Ocean County College’'s Academy of Lifelong Learning-all for only $10 a year. For more information, visit the County Connection on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance: Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance will be at the County Connection, Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to provide information about obtaining the best coverage at the best price when purchasing auto and homeowners or renters insurance. • Osteoporosis screeing: Osteoporosis is a major health threat for 28 million Americans, 80 percent of them women. The Ocean County Health Department is offering free bone density screenings for women at the County Connection, Thursday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Screenings are scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month. Call today for an appointment: 732-288-7777. These ongoing services are offered daily at the County Connection: • Ocean County Library services: Book drop-off daily. • Stamps: As an added convenience, the public can now purchase postage stamps from a U.S. Postal Service vending machine at the County Connection. Cash sales only. • Recycle old household batteries and cell phones: For convenient, safe and environmental recycling, bring old household batteries and cell phones to the County Connection. • Drop off worn American flags: Worn American Flags, no longer suitable for display, can be dropped off at the County Connection. The flags will be turned in to veterans’ groups for

proper disposal. • Passport and photo identification services: Travelers are discovering that, with tightened security, they now need photo IDs for boarding planes and cruise shipseven for domestic travel. Plus, many tour operators require passports for travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Prepare for an upcoming trip by getting IDs or passports now. The Ocean County Clerk staffs the County Connection seven days a week to issue photo IDs [$10] and process passport applications. Passport photos are available at the County Connection, too, for $10. • Discounts on Ocean County College shows: Residents can purchase tickets for events at Ocean County College’s Fine Arts Center at the County Connection. Cash, check or money order only. • Register for the county’s offleash dog parks: Visit the County Connection to register dogs for Ocean County’s off-leash dog parks at the Miller Airpark in Berkeley and Ocean County Park, Lakewood. Registration fee is $20. The off-leash parks are operated by the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department. • Senior services: With the highest concentration of seniors in the state, Ocean County’s Senior Services staff has information on all of the latest programs for seniors. A Senior Services representative is at the County Connection most weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Surrogate’s information: The Ocean County Surrogate's Office now has staff at the County Connection Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to answer questions about probating wills and other services of the Surrogate’s Court. • Information on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage trail and tourism-related activities: Discover the historic, cultural and natural treasures found along the coastal areas of New Jersey. The County Connection is an official Information Center for the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. The County Connection also has information on special events and tourism-related activities throughout Ocean County-101 things to do to keep your whole family entertained all year long.

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A warm meal, a friendly gesture, an assuring hand, all make life a little bit better and seniors living in Ocean County can expect all that and more through a host of programs supported by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “We provide services that are essential to the quality of life for many of our seniors,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as chairman of the office of senior services. “Providing our senior with a nutritious meal and outreach services makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many of them.” Ocean County’s senior citizens will benefit from the nutrition and social services as the result of a $2.25 million contract awarded by the board on Dec. 6. Four contracts were awarded to Community Services Inc. of Ocean County to provide both home-delivered [daily and weekend/holiday] meals, and congregate meals to older county residents. The four contracts total $1.76 million. “Our home-delivered meals program not only provides nutritional support to older adults who may be isolated, frail or disabled, but it also provides that important personal contact on a daily basis,” Freeholder Vicari said. “For some this is the limited contact they have with goes on beyond their home. We bring community to them.” Under the contracts, Community Services Inc. will serve more than 75,000 meals to seniors at their 10 nutrition sites

throughout the county in 2007, according to Jane Maloney, director of the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Another 200,000 meals will be delivered to seniors who are too ill to cook for themselves and have no one to cook for them. “In addition, we have awarded a contact to Community Services, Inc. to provide social support services such as outreach, benefits screenings, telephone reassurance and transportation to seniors,” Freeholder Vicari said. The congregate meal program has an older, more frail population attending and a significant number require transportation back and forth to the nutrition site and to access activities of daily living. This contract totals $473,642. Each year, the board of chosen freeholders awards about $5 million for contractual senior programs ranging from health screenings to transportation and caregiver support and education. The bulk of the 2007 contracts will be awarded in January. The money comes from a combination of federal, state and county sources. “Every dollar is designed to help our seniors lead more comfortable and productive lives,” Freeholder Vicari said. Ms. Maloney said each of the agencies expected to be awarded a contract is subject to a thorough year-round review by the office of senior services. “We review their paperwork at least once a mont hand conduct two on-site reviews annually,” she said. “Many of our service

providers have been with us for quite some time and they do an excellent job with our seniors.” Ms. Maloney added that Ocean County is recognized as leader in providing quality services to older adults and caregivers. Program operations receive high marks from state monitors for the administration of varied grants and for service delivery. The nutrition program operated through Community Services, Inc.. recently received an excellent evaluation by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. “With more than 150,000 senior citizen calling Ocean County home, we work hard to make our programs accessible,” Freeholder Vicari said. “Ocean County is the only county in New Jersey with a One-Stop Center where you will find so many agencies in one location ready to serve our seniors.” Information on senior programs is also available at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, here and on the mobile County Connection bus that travels throughout the county. Information on the senior services also can be accessed on the county web site at www.ocean.county.nj.us. “It’s important our senior and their families know the programs and services that are available for them,” Freeholder Vicari said. “Information is key to a healthy and good life for our seniors here in Ocean County.”

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ST. GREGORY ’S PANTRY THANKS COMMUNITY FOR A BANNER YEAR Editor, The Ocean Star: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! All of us at St. Gregory’s Pantry extend our heartfelt thanks to the community for their generosity during this Christmas season. Because of you, we were able to brighten the homes of more people than ever in our history. The donations of food, cash, toys and gift cards filled our distribution area. It was an incredible sight. By the end of the second day, we had “redistributed God’s wealth” to the deserving in our area. St. Gregory’s is most unique as it is an all volunteer organization. From the young students to our “elder elf ” 89-year-old Angie Knecht, the energy is contagious. As exhausting and time consuming is the work that we do, not one of our volunteers gives up until the last client is served. The cooperation is a sight to behold. Everyone has the same purpose and each is tireless until that end is achieved. It is an atmosphere of loving and giving and the spirit resounds within. This year, hearts were heavy due to the loss of Gregory Wilkins, but the students turned it into a positive movement. All of us who work at the pantry feel a special bond and gratitude to be able to participate in this marvelous effort. The community was at work — in the giving, the receiving, the dedication and the caring. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! SUE DEITZ, GAIL DUNN, SANDY McINTYRE & ELLEN TOBIN, Directors St. Gregory’s Pantry, Point Pleasant ~ NO FRILLS COLLEGES WOULD MAKE EDUCATION AFFORDABLE Editor, The Ocean Star: There ought to be a few no frills colleges for students only. After all some students only go to college for an education, and why should their tuitions include the cost of other people’s sports and other extracurricular expenses that they do not want, use or need? Let me remind you that Booker T. Washington, one of America’s greatest achievers never played basketball; and Albert Einstein never played football. There ought to be low tuition colleges strictly for learning, which would make them more affordable for the poor and lower middle classes. I suggest a pilot no frills college circular be instituted in New Jersey’s five largest urban cities. Since the campuses will be small and accessible to public transportation they will not need grounds keepers and big parking lots. They can renovate old buildings and cut costs to their bear bones. My no frills concept will not interfere with choice, students that want football, basketball, fencing, golf and the works can chose those schools and pay higher tuitions. My plan will give the truly disadvantaged an opportunity to education, as a way to get out of the ghettoes and the poor house. In conclusion, my plan will create opportunity for tens of thousands of the forgotten and ignored New Jerseyans without depriving those who believe that education ought to be fun and games; full of extracurricular activities, and social events. My plan will help those who do not qualify for scholarships and government aid and avoid long term student loans. No frills education will begin where the doors are closed

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for those now being left behind. It can’t hurt those in college but it will make New Jersey more attractive for business because our workforce will be more educated and in tune with technology. What do you think? I want to know your opinion. THOMAS PAINE CASLANDER Preston King Trail, Jefferson ~ VAST MAJORITY OF LAKESIDE RESIDENTS ARE GOOD NEIGHBORS Editor, The Ocean Star: In response to my letter last week regarding the Lake of the Lilies dredging, an anonymous caller to my home pointed out that I may have used too broad a stroke when commenting on the actions of a few. To clarify, my remarks were not intended for the vast majority of lakeside residents who are our very good neighbors. My letter was intended to speak to the small minority of lake area property owners who have elected to file suit rather than work with our elected officials to address their concerns. I continue to hope that they will put aside their legal actions and work with the community for the benefit of all. JIM HARRIS Niblick Street, Point Pleasant Beach ~ BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE GIVES THANKS FOR CELEBRATION Editor, The Ocean Star: On behalf of the Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee, we wanted to thank Dave Bassinder and his staff at Martell's for hosting another Christmas party for us. Each year, Mr. Bassinder and his staff outdo themselves with outstanding service, delicious food, and warm hospitality. It is an extremely generous and thoughtful way of thanking our committee for its work in town throughout the year. There was even a large poinsettia plant as a gift at the end of the evening for each member. We are all very touched by his consideration and support. Dave Bassinder is an exceptional example of what makes Point Pleasant Beach such a special place to live or visit. Thank you again for your generosity. SANDY PASOLA & DAVE CAVAGNARO Point Pleasant Beach Beautification Committee

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Twenty-five Years Ago • The Point Pleasant Council brought an end to the controversy surrounding its new emergency warning system when it voted 4-2 to approve activation of the sirens at the sites proposed by Lenny Hahn, the town’s emergency management coordinator. • Officials at the Point Pleasant Hospital are planning an earlyJuly groundbreaking at a newly chosen site for the $34 million 120-bed Brick Township satellite hospital. • Spike’s Fishery closed Christmas Eve after operating 50 years on Broadway in Point Pleasant Beach. Ten Years Ago • Last year approximately 100 drivers that passed through Point Pleasant learned the lesson of not drinking and driving the hard way, through being arrested by the police. This year, Point Pleasant Police Department Traffic Safety and DWI Enforcement Officer Jim Jenson wants to, once again, emphasize the good sense and practical need for drivers not to get behind the wheel after drinking. • There has been a lot of change withing Point Pleasant’s community during the past 57 years, but what hasn’t changed is that it is where Police Chief Robert A. Cooper calls home. Chief Cooper joined the Point Pleasant Police Department in 1961, when the force consisted of 14 full-time officers, one dispatcher and two police cars. One Year Ago Today • Just hours after celebrating the arrival of 2006, residents packed borough hall in Point Pleasant Beach on Sunday afternoon to see three councilman be sworn in during the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting. But for the three councilmen who took the oath of office last weekend — Daniel DiCorcia, a Democrat, and Republicans Michael Loughran and Jeff Dyer — taking the oath of office was nothing new. • A Morris Plains man was listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune yesterday after falling off the hood of a moving car in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day. Lt. Mike Dreher, of the Mantoloking Police Department, said the man, 21-year-old Rudolf Kelly, was walking in the middle of Route 35 at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Sunday after leaving a New Year’s Eve party on Barnegat Lane.

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LACICERO’S ACTIONS WERE BOTH DIVISIVE & FINANCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE Editor, The Ocean Star: When Walter LaCicero asked you to vote for him for Lavallette mayor, he promised fiscal responsibility and an end to divisive government. But his actions at Lavallette’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting were both divisive and financially irresponsible. By abruptly calling for an adjournment of the meeting he put the borough at risk of having to shut down vital services. He also revealed a troubling lack of knowledge on the rules and laws that govern public appointments — knowledge that he as a lawyer ought to know, understand, and cherish. He showed a lack of respect for our new mayor, Joe Ardito, and a total disregard for members of the community who attended the meeting expecting to celebrate the New Year and a new government. Mr. LaCicero’s impulsive motion to halt government was a thoughtless maneuver that failed to take into account the need for council to adopt a temporary budget to fund important police, fire, and safety services for the first months of 2007 — a budget to fund critical services. Making matters worse, he lulled JoAnne Filippone — his running mate and newly elected councilwoman — into the fray. In her first chance to show real leadership, she demonstrated that she apparently isn’t strong enough to rise above the petty politics and lead the community to a higher ground. All of this unfolded because Mayor Ardito wanted to make professional appointments that would save the borough thousands of dollars in taxes — a pledge he made when he asked for your vote. The law grants the mayor the right to make such appointments on a 30-day temporary basis. Then the governing body must approve the designations for them to become full-year appointments. LaCicero and Filippone couldn’t wait 30 days! They selfishly wanted their political cronies to get the jobs right away — at higher rates than Mayor Ardito thought was prudent. But the only way the two of them could stop Mayor Ardito was by circumventing the law and by voting to cut the meeting short — before the important business of the community could be transacted. In Mr. LaCicero’s case, his actions reveal a man afflicted by the jealousy and bitterness of having lost the mayor’s job to a better man. In Ms. Filippone’s case, she came across as nothing more than a mindless pawn in the process. Watch the broadcast of Lavallette’s reorganization meeting this Friday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. on Channel 78 — see for yourself. BEN BROCKWELL Pershing Boulevard, Lavallette ~ ADJOURNMENT PREVENTED CONDONING OF ILLEGAL ACT Editor, The Ocean Star: Contained in the oath of office is a statement whereby I swore to

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was to end the meeting. “We are trying to operate this community legally and the only way to do that was to adjourn the meeting,” Councilwoman Zalom added. Councilwoman Zalom said she felt Mayor Ardito was not giving the right impression to the public about the role of the mayor. “It is embarrassing to me that the mayor of our town would try something like this,” Councilwoman Zalom said. “It is embarrassing to have a person like this trying to lead our town.” Councilwoman Joanne Filippone, who began her first term on the council on Tuesday evening, agreed. Councilwoman Filippone said the mayor’s claim that the borough currently has no professionals in place is false. She said that all professional contracts the borough enters into have “hold-over clauses,” which require the current professional to continue to work for the borough under the terms of their most recent contract until replacements are appointed. The councilwoman said by adjourning the reorganization meeting early and not appointing department heads or approving a

uphold the laws of both the United States and the State of New Jersey. It is outrageous that the very first action Mr. Ardito expected me, and other council members, to support was one which clearly violates state law. In the weak mayor/strong council form of government, the mayor makes nominations for professional appointments but those nominations require the “consent” of the governing body. That consent was withheld when Mr. Ardito introduced the name of Kevin Starkey. Mr. Starkey’s law firm failed to submit an important required document with their application; a document attesting to the fact that the firm was in compliance with the Lavallette pay-to-play ordinance. The specifications of the bid package clearly stated that failure to submit any required item would automatically make that application ineligible for consideration. Additionally, the contracts of all professionals in the employ of the borough contain what is known as a “hold over” clause which clearly states that they remain in active employ until a replacement is “duly appointed.” The mayor does not have the legal right to appoint without the consent of the council, only to place names in nomination. The interpretation of the law was confirmed by four separate legal firms long before the meeting began and Mr. Ardito chose to ignore that information. I had no other choice but to remain loyal to the oath of office I swore to just minutes before. Adjournment prevented all of us from condoning this illegal act. JOANNE FILIPPONE, Councilwoman Pershing Boulevard, Lavallette ~ THE RULE OF LAW MUST BE FOLLOWED Editor, The Ocean Star: As has been reported by various news sources, the Lavallette Council reorganization meeting of Jan. 2 was quite tumultuous. The essence of the controversy is Mayor Ardito’s insistence upon appointing a borough attorney without the advice and consent of the council which is required by New Jersey law. Prior to the meeting, Ardito and the borough administrator placed numerous calls to other professionals with expertise in municipal law. All indicated that the mayor could not appoint without council approval and lacking such approval, the attorney appointed for the previous year would hold over. It is quite obvious that the “weak mayor” form of government does not afford the control that Ardito demands. As such he simply chooses to ignore the laws he has sworn to uphold. The Republican members of council will not allow this illegal activity to occur. The rule of law must be followed. We will not be intimidated by strong arm tactics and unruly mobs. If Mayor Ardito expects to succeed in office, he must recognize the limitations placed upon him by state law and by the voters who have chosen to be governed by the municipal form of government. WALTER G. LaCICERO, Council President Elizabeth Avenue, Lavallette

5 p.m. to finish the re-organization process. Councilman LaCicero said he hopes a Monday evening meeting would allow the council to take care of some of the borough’s essential business, such as adopting a temporary budget. “We hope to get some borough business finished before we butt heads about this again,” Councilman LaCicero said. “But we will not back down on this.” As of press time, no official time or date for the meeting had been scheduled.

temporary budget, the only function the government could perform until the council meets again is to pay employees’ salaries. “We basically don’t have a government right now,” Councilwoman Filippone said. Messages left for Borough Administrator Christopher Parlow seeking further comment on the impact of the meeting’s premature adjournment were not returned this week. Councilwoman Zalom said she is working with the council to trym to prove the mayor’s attempted appointment was illegal. She said the council is currently engaged in talks with the Department of Community Affairs in order to get a written determination of the legality of the attempted appointment of a borough attorney. On Thursday, Mayor Ardito said he was unhappy with the actions the council chose to take Tuesday night. “I was shocked and disappointed that after the president of the council said he would be willing to work with the new government, he would actually shut down the government with his action,” Mayor Ardito said. “It is a shame that politics prevailed over good government.” In general, he said he was disappointed with the way the council acted Tuesday night. “You don’t adjourn a meeting

because you don’t get your way. You can’t just take your marbles and go home,” Mayor Ardito said. “The council will have to learn to conduct themselves in a more professional manner. “They were disrespectful to the people of Lavallette and to me,” he added. The mayor said his main priority now is to get the government of Lavallette up and running, as soon as possible. He said he is in the process of scheduling an emergency meeting of the council on Monday, Jan. 8 at

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sworn into office in Lavallette in the coming weeks to occupy the seat vacated by Mayor Joseph Ardito. Democrats on the council have 30 days to submit a list of three potential council people to the Republican council, who will then

vote to decide who will fill the seat. That person will serve on the council in place of Mayor Ardito until November, when there will be an election to fill the remaining year of the former councilman’s term.

the Lavallette Planning Board last year in response to the board’s decision regarding a neighboring business. Recently, an Ocean County Superior Court judge remanded the approval Kay’s Bakery appealed to the local planning board. Mayor Ardito defended Ms. Kelly’s appointment. He said she has served on the planning board in the past, has resided in Lavallette for many years and will be an important addition to the planning board. Councilwoman Zalom said she and other members of the governing body are investigating Mayor Ardito’s appointments in order to determine if they are legal or not. However, she emphasized that the objections to the appointments relate to the individuals’ eligibility and should not be taken as an indication that the Republican council members have personal issues with

the appointees. “This has nothing to do with the people that were appointed, it has to do with keeping this town legal,” Councilwoman Zalom said. “We do not want to break the law in Lavallette.” Councilwoman Zalom said she and her fellow Republicans are willing to do whatever it takes — including filing a lawsuit if necessary — to make sure the borough’s appointments are in compliance. She said the next step is to go to the Department of Community Affairs to determine if the appointments Mayor Ardito made Tuesday night are legal. If not, she said the council will move on from there. Messages left for Borough Administrator Christopher Parlow seeking additional information on the appointments were not returned this week.

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— REPUBLICANS — From Page 11 on the planning board. A second appointment made Tuesday night is also drawing challenges from the GOP. Councilwoman Anita Zalom said a number of Republicans on the council are concerned that Dr. Boright has not lived in Lavallette on a full-time basis long enough to be eligible as a member of the Lavallette Planning Board. Mayor Ardito said Dr. Boright brings both municipal and county planning board experience to the table and, with his numerous years of experience as a professor at Kean University, he will be an “asset to our community.” Councilwoman Zalom said she was also troubled by the appointment of Ms. Kelly because the business she owns, Kay’s Bakery, sued

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Hypnosis consultant James Malone helps clients leave bad habits behind By Jessica Stenstrom Anyone who has tried to quit smoking or drop a few pounds knows how hard it can be to leave a bad habit behind. Many smokers swear to themselves that they have smoked their last cigarette only to light another one an hour later. Many people struggling to lose weight find their resolve weakens when walking past the candy rack in the supermarket. Many people feel defeated after trying conventional remedies to leave a bad habit behind — quitting cold turkey, spending countless dollars on nicotine gum and patches or frozen low-calorie meals and gym memberships — and fall back on old ways. But one local businessman wants everyone to know that hope is not lost. There is something else to try. Hypnosis consultant James Malone said a majority of his clients come to him for help quitting smoking. He explained a smoker’s conscious self knows that smoking is a bad habit and wants to quit, but the subconscious self sometimes makes it difficult to quit because of automatic responses. “As long as they are holding on to their beliefs they are stuck there,” said Mr. Malone. He said that if someone wants to

quit smoking than hypnosis can help. However, he said there are no guarantees. In order for the client to quit smoking permanently, the person really has to want to quit. “I can’t make somebody do something they don’t want to,” said Mr. Malone. “My role is to get them to believe they can.” He said that many people are skeptical about hypnosis because they are underinformed or believe the stereotypes so often portrayed in stage shows. Mr. Malone said that during hypnosis, the person is never unconscious and that the hypnotist cannot make anyone do anything they do not want to. He said that even in hypnosis stage shows, the audience members who volunteer to become a part of the show know they are going to act silly before they step on the stage, so simply by raising their hands they are proving to be a willing participants. Mr. Malone said hypnosis works more with the imagination. “Anyone who can follow suggestions and wants to be can be hypnotized,” he said. He said hypnotism brings clients into a relaxed state of mind and body, but they are always awake and aware. “People need to get past their

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James Malone, who operates New Jersey Hypnosis Counseling Center, 516 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, uses hypnosis to help his clients with a wide range of issues, ranging from smoking to overeating to improving their golf game.

performance. He said he can offer assistance in other areas as well. Mr. Malone said as long as it is something that is possible to achieve, hypnosis can help. Mr. Malone has been practicing hypnosis since 1999 and has had a full-time practice since 2000. Mr. Malone said he knew this was the right profession for him when the teacher he trained with used hypnotism to help him get over his own

fear of public speaking. “I had a very bad fear of public speaking and my teacher helped me get past it,” he said. Mr. Malone said he also liked hypnotism because he can help people get the results they are looking for quickly. In 2001 he received a alternative doctoral degree in clinical hypnotherapy through American Pacific University, with a dissertation project on hypnotism for weight control. He also holds a bachelor degree in psychology from Georgian Court College, Lakewood. He said at typical session lasts

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Prosecutor’s office launches ‘Operation One-Two Punch’ Ocean County Prosecutor Thomas F. Kelaher recently announced a new initiative dubbed “Operation One-Two Punch.” As of Dec. 31, all home improvement contractors were required to register with the state of New Jersey and are subject to numerous regulations. Those who do not register may be charged with indictable offenses. The prosecutor’s office has, in the past, successfully prosecuted contractors engaged in fraudulent activities such as schemes to take large deposits and in exchange provide little or no work. The new law expands the tools available to deal with unscrupulous home improvement contractors. At this point, there is little excuse for home improvement contractors not to be registered. Working with Director Stephen Scaturro of the Ocean County Division of Consumer Affairs, the prosecutor’s office has been identifying unregistered contractors who are also the subject of consumer complaints. Prosecution of appropriate cases will begin in the near future. Home improvement fraud can be devastating to families and seniors and the public needs to do its part to prevent victimization. Members of the public should not deal with unregistered contractors: • Instead they could obtain the contractor’s registration number and a copy of the required liability insurance policy.

• Check the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs web site, ww.njconsumeraffairs.com, to verify the registration and contact the contractor’s insurance agent to verify the validity of the insurance policy. • The homeowner should also c heck with the Ocean County Division of Consumer Affairs at 732-929-2105 to determine if the contractor has been the subject of previous complaints. Likewise, anyone having a problem with a home improvement contractor should report the problem to either consumer affairs or the local police department.

Raffle to benefit Beach music dept. The Point Pleasant Beach High School Music Parents Association is holding a calendar raffle to benefit the music department. The raffle will run from Jan. 1, through March 31. Tickets are $10 each and there are 65 chances to win during the three months. Minimum prize is $25 and the maximum is $100. Tickets are available by contacting Denise Jurasek at 732-899-9435. Tickets will also be available at the high school.

Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as county liaison for tourism, recently announced the 2007 meeting schedule of the Ocean County Tourism Advisory Council. The organization, comprised of volunteers from various segments of the industry, meets eight times a year to discuss and provide expertise in matters relating to tourism. The meetings will be Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and November 27 in Room 119 at 101 Hooper Ave., in the County

Administration Building at 7 pm. “The meetings are open to all and representatives from venues involved in tourism are particularly encouraged to attend,”Freeholder Vicari said. “This year the tourism council is targeting attracting motor coach/group tours during midweek and shoulder seasons that will support the local economy, allow visitors to enjoy the area during the least congested times and involve a minimum amount of motor traffic,” Freeholder Vicari said.

Ocean County to recycle Christmas trees The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will once again offer County residents the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off at the following park locations up to and including Monday, Jan. 29: • Ocean County Park, Route 88, Lakewood. • Beaver Dam Creek County Park, Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant. • Robert J. Miller County Airpark, Route 530, Berkeley Township. • Cattus Island County Park, Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River. • Stanley H. “Tip” Seaman County Park, Lakeside Drive, Tuckerton. • Freedom Fields County Park, Route 539, Little Egg Harbor. • Berkeley Island County Park, Brennan Concourse, Berkeley Township.

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County officials seek funds for new pumpout boat Since 2001, when it first began service on Little Egg Harbor Bay and Tuckerton Creek, the Waste Watcher, Ocean County’s second pumpout boat has helped insure that more than 49,000 gallons of wastewater from recreational boaters was disposed of properly. However the 23-foot long boat with the 300-gallon holding tank has experienced some fits and starts in at least two of its seasons and is now going to be replaced. “Even with some of the prob-

lems we ran into, the captains have done a great job keeping the boat in working condition and providing this very popular service to our boaters,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the program. “Now we are requesting some funding help to replace the current boat.” The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved the submission of a new grant application to the New Jersey Clean Vessel Act Steering

Committee for the purchase of a new pumpout boat. The estimated cost of the boat is about $65,000 and the county would be responsible for paying for the boat prior to being reimbursed by the state Department of Environmental Protection. "We have been very successful in establishing the pumpout boat program this way,” Freeholder Vicari said. "This has been an ongoing partnership with the DEP in an effort to reduce pollu-

tion of Barnegat Bay and the other waterways in Ocean County. Ocean County’s pumpout boat program includes a total of three boats each servicing a different area of the bay. The boats take to the water starting Memorial Day weekend and continue to provide the service through the month of October. Since the program got started in 1998 with the first boat the Circle of Life which is owned by Seaside Park and part of the county's program almost 300,000 gallons of waste water has been removed from the holding tanks of recreational boaters. "Prior to this service, this waste often made its way into our recreational waters,” Freeholder Vicari said. "In addition to its popularity with the boaters, this service has great environmental benefits.” The freeholders enter into annual operational agreements with Seaside Park, Brick Township, the Tuckerton Seaport and the Ocean County Utilities Authority in order to run the pumpout boat program. "The OCUA along with these

— ARREST — From Page 1

LAUREN PARKER, The Ocean Star

Point Pleasant Beach Police officers were involved in a conflict with a 59-year-old Beach man at the rooming house located at 315 Atlantic Ave. last week.

The chief specifically commended Sgt. Goessell for his role in the situation. “Sgt. Goessell did an excellent job in talking to the subject and de-escalating the situation before it got out of control,” Chief DePolo said. According to police officials, Mr. Meehan’s bail was set a $15,000 and he was transported to Kimball Crisis Center in Lakewood for further evaluation.

municipalities have done a very good job in making this program so successful,” Freeholder Vicari said. "We all work in partnership as guardians of Barnegat Bay.” Pumpout boats are specially equipped boats capable of emptying the on-board toilets and holding tanks of other boats. Seaside Park owns the Circle of Life, which was the first pumpout boat in New Jersey. The boat started operations in 1998 and services central Barnegat Bay off of Island Beach State Park. Last year, the Circle of Life serviced 1,502 boats and pumped more than 25,000 gallons of wastewater. Tuckerton Seaport operates the Waste Watcher for Ocean County in Little Egg Harbor Bay and Tuckerton Creek. The boat began service in 2001. Last year, the boat pumped almost 20,000 gallons of wastewater. Brick Township has operated the Bay Saver for Ocean County since 2003. The boat services the Metedeconk River and northern Barnegat Bay. The Bay Saver serviced 1,447 boats last year and removed 30,685 gallons of wastewater. "Practically the entire intercoastal area of Ocean County is covered by these the three pumpout boats,” Freeholder Vicari said. "In addition to the boats, there are approximately 75 pumpout stations at county marinas up and down the coast.” “The boats are intended to service areas that are not readily accessible to marina based pumpout units,” he added. “It’s important we keep the boats in good running condition to continue the success of the program.”

CANDICE KENMUIR, The Ocean Star

John Mercun was sworn into office this week as the newest member of the governing body in Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Mercun joined Councilman John Dixon in giving them the Democrats control of the local council for just the second time in the borough 121-year history.

— DEMS — From Page 1 seriously,” Councilman Dixon said. “We look forward to working with everybody on the council.” “I think we have a good team up here, we should be able to get a lot of things accomplished,” Councilman Dixon said. “I am just happy to be here. “Hopefully we won’t let you down,” he added. “We will do the best we can.” Councilman Dixon took the oath of office from Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Clerk Maryann Ellsworth as his son, John Jr., held the bible for him. Both men began their first term of public service in Point Pleasant Beach this week after defeating incumbent Republicans James Liotta and Jeffrey Dyer by a large margin of victory in November’s general election. In other council news from Monday afternoon’s meeting: • Councilman Michael DiCicco was elected to serve as the council president for the year 2007. • The council voted to appoint Councilman Michael Loughran as the council liaison to the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. • The council voted to appoint Councilman Daniel DiCorcia and Councilman Loughran as liaisons to the Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education. • The governing body voted to

appoint Councilman Michael Corbally as a class III planning board member. • Councilman DiCicco was named as the council liaison to the Point Pleasant Beach environmental commission. • Councilman Mercun was named as the council liaison to the Point Pleasant Beach Open Space Advisory Committee. • Councilman Loughran was named as the council liaison to the recreation committee. • Councilman Dixon was named the council liaison to the municipal alliance committee. • The council voted to name Councilman Corbally the council liaison to the tourism advisory committee. • Councilman DiCorcia was named the council liaison to the safety council. • The council voted to name Councilman Corbally as the council liaison to the beautification committee. • The governing body voted to establish meeting dates for the 2007 year. Once again, the council will meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at borough hall, located at 416 New Jersey Ave. A list of all meeting dates is available on the borough’s web site, www.pointpleasantbeach.org. The next meeting of the mayor and council in Point Pleasant Beach is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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SPORTS

Friday, January 5, 2007

The life of a wrestler is different from that of many other athletes. For wrestlers — like most other scholastic athletes — the end of high school means the end of competition. For those who are good enough, there’s college wrestling, and for a select few there are world championships and other major tournaments to enter in once their career on the college level is done. But unlike baseball players, who have the option of trying to reach the Major Leagues, or athletes in the ADAM other “major HOCHRON sports” who have at least the prospect of continuing to play in a professional league of some kind, there really isn’t that avenue for the people who have devoted their athletic lives to the mats. For years, there has been the option of professional wrestling, which is more theater than sport. But recently another avenue has become more and more viable. I’ve noticed that on television there has been an abundance of shows from Ultimate Fighting Championship. This is a battle of athletes from all different disciplines, including wrestling, boxing, kickboxing and a variety of the more well-known martial arts. When I was graduating from Rider, our heavyweight was a guy named Carmello Marrero. After college he determined that he was going to throw his rather hat into the ring of the mixed martial arts, but I never knew what became of him. As it turns out, his idea to go into this profession has been a fruitful one as he is now the heavyweight champion for an organization called Cage Fury Fighting Championships. But I didn’t find this web site looking for Carmello, I was looking for someone who at first glance wouldn’t have struck me as a competitor in this arena. Rich Ashkar is an assistant coach on the Point Boro wrestling team, and while you can see the intensity he brings to the mats during matches, it extends far beyond the Panther Path school. Ashkar is also a competitor in Cage Fury and while he’s still new to the sport, he is quickly rising through the ranks of the Atlantic City-based organization. The Middletown South graduate said after finishing his wrestling career at West Virginia University he still had his competitive juices flowing and this was a great avenue to continue competing. Ashkar found Brazilian jiu-jitsu and said it’s very similar to wrestling except the rules allow moves to be taken further which leads to submission moves which are not allowed n the mats. “After college I still wanted to be competitive and still had that drive,” he said adding that he’d been looking for a judo school but instead found jiu-jitsu and has been doing it for the past four years. Ashkar also said the time has has spent working in mixed martial arts has more than satisfied his need to compete. “I’m a really competitive person,”

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CANDICE KENMUIR, The Ocean Star

Point Boro junior Kyle Coleman [right] has had a solid season to date, highlighted by a 4-1 win over Bridgewater-Raritan’s Drew Ives [left] on Saturday.

Panther wrestlers upset Bridgewater By Adam Hochron POINT PLEASANT — Heading into Saturday morning’s match with Bridgewater-Raritan High School — a top 20 team in the state — Point Boro wrestling coach and Bridgewater grad Kyle Franey was just looking for a good showing. “I thought we’d win three,” WRESTLING Franey said of the number of POINT BORO 35 weight classes he predicted his BRIDGEWATER 29 team would take. “I would have been happy with six and thrilled with seven.” What Franey and the Panthers got was eight wins helping them to a 35-29 victory. The match started at 130 pounds and the Panthers started their day with a win. It did not look like a good start for sophom*ore

Brian Munsie, who was facing Bridgewater’s Jon Friedman and found himself taken down and on his back early in the match. Munsie did not panic as he was able to reverse Friedman and pick up two of his own back points to end the first period with a 5-4 score. The sophom*ore started the second period down, and after a stalling caution was called against Friedman, Munsie executed a hip heist to get him in the lead. With time expiring in the final period Munsie got a takedown to clinch the 8-5 win. Senior John Kosequat was the first Boro wrestler to see just how strong the Bridgewater squad was as he

See WRESTLERS, page 21

Lenahan’s efforts to lift Gulls over Henry Hudson fall short By Adam Hochron POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Senior Eric Lenahan is trying to make his last BOYS BASKETBALL year on the Garnet Gulls basketPOINT BEACH 44 ball team a good one. Whether playing hard-nosed HENRY HUDSON 53 defense, scoring 20-plus points in a single game, driving to the basket to draw a foul, or trying to drain the long-distance shot to get his team momentum, there is nothing he has not tried to help the Gulls win. Despite the efforts of the team’s leaders, which also includes senior Ernie Smith, the Gulls have struggled to find their footing early in the season. On Tuesday night back in their home gym, Lenahan and the Gulls squared off with the team from Henry Hudson and despite keeping the game close, the locals ended the night with a 44-53 loss. The B Central loss sent the Gulls’ record to 0-4 in the B Central Division and 3-5 overall, while Hudson improved to 2-2 in the division and 5-2 overall. The first quarter seemed to be an indication that

By Adam Hochron BRICK TOWNSHIP — With this afternoon’s game against Brick Memorial very much on their minds, the Point Boro Panthers faced a Toms River South team they had never beaten and came away with a 7-0 shutout win on Wednesday. What made the win more impressive was the Panthers’ ability to show restraint and discipline on the ice, something which had nearly cost them victories in several recent games. It was more of the same for some of the Boro’s talented senior scoring duo of Chad ICE HOCKEY Blakaitis and Chris POINT BORO 7 Wollerman as Wollerman TR SOUTH 0 had four goals in the game and Blakaitis added two more. Wollerman got the Panthers on the board first as he hunted down the puck, surged toward the Toms River goal and punched past the goalkeeper with 13:15 left in the first period. Not long after that, sophom*ore Mike Barthelme skated into the Indian zone and put the puck in the net to give his team an early 20 lead. After a while of very little action, Wollerman again found himself in the Indian zone and, after having his first shot rebuffed, he found a way to get the puck into the bottom right corner of the goal to give his team the 3-0 lead they held until the first period came to an end. The Panthers had just two penalties in the first period and they were spread out enough that the penalty-killing unit was able to survive, and even thrive, as Wollerman’s goal came at the end of the first penalty. When the second period started, it was not a

finesse game that was seen on the ice of the Ocean Ice Palace but, rather, a match of two physical teams with the Panthers trying to keep their advantage and the Indians trying to whittle down the lead. The physicality of the game was somewhat diminished by Wollerman, who used his skating and puck-handling ability to once again come in on the Toms River goalie and add to his team’s already sizeable lead with 9:23 left in the second. Blakaitis notched his two goals within a minute of each other in the second period, as he flipped a wrist shot past the goalie on two separate occasions. With their lead now at six, the Panthers kept heat on the Toms River team as they tried to put pressure on freshman goalie Pete Stamberger, who held strong for 11 saves in his first shutout on the high school level. After Wollerman scored the last goal of the game early in the third period, the Panthers kept the Indians in check and did not let them pose any real threat to the win or the shutout. After the game, coach Mike Ryan said he was very happy with the win and the way his team got it. “It was a good game,” he said. “I was much happier with the discipline. There were still a couple too many penalties but, for the most part, we kept the discipline together.” As for today’s game against Brick Memorial, Ryan said he sees a lot of parity between the two teams, including the fact that both teams beat the Indians 7-0. “It’s going to be a pretty good game,” he said.

See PANTHERS, page 20

Beach bests Squan By Adam Hochron POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Friday morning was the first time in six years that coach Steve Sasse was back at the helm, at home, of the Garnet Gulls wrestling program, WRESTLING and between the success POINT BEACH 43 of the Beach wrestlers on MANASQUAN 33 the mat and a series Manasquan forfeits, the Beach walked away with a 43-33 win over the visiting Warriors. The match started with Beach freshman John Palsi claiming the 112-pound weight class by forfeit. Beach won three matches by

forfeit to help them on their way to a 43-33 win. The scariest moment of the match came in the next weight class when Beach sophom*ore Nick Bravo faced off with Manasquan’s Paul Harley in the 119-pound bout. After Harley started things off with a takedown, Bravo escaped, got a takedown of his own and recorded two back points. As Harley fought to get back to his feet, Bravo brought him back down at an awkward angle. Harley came down hard on the mat and after being

See BEACH, page 20

the game could go either way, as the visiting team only outscored the Gulls 7-6. The one-point margin was as close as the Gulls came to taking control of the game. In the first half the Gulls had to cover Hudson’s Brian Olofson, a solid shooter from the outside who helped the visiting team build the lead as he lit up the scoreboard for 15 points. The other high scorer for the Admirals was Adriene Anderson, who put up 20 points. As the first half came to an end the Gulls were trailing 17-23 as Smith missed a long-range attempt at the buzzer. Lenahan once again broke the 20-point barrier, and nearly crossed the 30-point mark, as he made 10 shots from the field and three shots from the free throw line for 26 points. For his part, Smith made four shots from the field and two from the free throw line for a total of LAUREN PARKER, The Ocean Star

Point Beach sophom*ore Kevin Kozub got a pin in the Gulls’ 43-33 win over Manasquan at Point Beach High School on Friday.

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High School Basketball 2007

Seniors shine asa Point Boro tops Lacey to end WOBM run By Adam Hochron Entering the WOBM tournament as the third seed, the Point Boro Panthers boys basketball team was hoping for a strong showing. But, after an openingPOINT BORO round loss BOYS BASKETBALL that sent WRAP them into the consolation rounds, the Panthers bounced back and in their last game of the tournament topped the Lacey Lions 56-40 last Friday to end on a high note. The Panthers fell behind to start the game, as they were down by six in the first quarter. The locals eventually pushed their way

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back into the game and held their opponents to just 12 points through the entire second half. Senior Sean Hughes continued a successful final season in a Panther uniform, going 7-13 from the floor and 2-5 from behind the arc to give him a game-high 25 points. Hughes was backed up by fel-

low senior Matt Puorro, who added nine points to the cause. while also picking up five rebounds. The Panthers are in action again tonight when they host Monsignor Donovan at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Middle School gym.

Beach boys no match for Nottingham By Adam Hochron When the Gulls travelled to Allentown High School last week for the Allentown POINT BEACH Holiday BOYS BASKETBALL H o o p f e s t WRAP they started by beating the home team in the first round. Two days after beating the Colonial Valley Conference team on Wednesday, the Beach squad was set to meet Nottingham, a

Group III Colonial Valley Conference squad, in the finals. In the end the Gulls could not top the Northstars and left with a 62-42 loss. The Gulls’ scoring was led by the senior duo of Eric Lenahan and Ernie Smith. Lenahan had 25 points and Smith added 13. The Gulls are in action again on Monday when they are scheduled to host Keansburg at 5:15 p.m.

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Point Boro junior Jon Banionis [right] and the rest of the Panthers boys basketball team wrapped up the WOBM Tournament with a win over Lacey last Friday.

Lady Panthers end WOBM with loss to Central By Adam Hochron After the Point Boro boys basketball team topped Central Regional in the consolations round of the WOBM tournament last week, the Lady Panthers got their chance BORO GIRLS at the Lady BASKETBALL G o l d e n WRAP Eagles last Thursday afternoon. Unlike the boys team though, the Boro girls were unable to come up with a win as they fell 55-41. The Lady Panthers fell behind 13-4 in the first quarter and were never able to come back all the

way. Sophom*ore Becky Metzger was the team’s leading scorer in the game with 10 points. Senior Cory Boyd was the next leading scorer, taking her 3-point prowess to new levels, making all three of her shots from behind the arc for nine points in the game. With the loss, the Lady Panther record dropped to 3-3 as they return to division competition this week. The Boro girls return to action tonight when they face Monsignor Donovan on the road at 6:30.

Varsity Calendar FRIDAY Hockey Point Boro vs. Brick Memorial 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Point Boro vs. Monsignor Donovan, 6:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Point Boro at Monsignor Donovan, 5 p.m.

SATURDAY Wrestling Point Beach vs. Keyport/ Middletown South, Freehold Township 10 a.m. Point Boro vs. Colts Neck, 9 a.m.

MONDAY Bowling Point Boro at Southern Regional 3:45 p.m. Boys Basketball Point Beach vs. Keansburg, 5:15 p.m. Girls Basketball

LAUREN PARKER, The Ocean Star

Point Boro senior Cory Boyd [right] has been a force from behind the three-point line this year for the Lady Panthers.

Point Beach at Keansburg, 5: 15 p.m.

TUESDAY Ice Hockey Point Boro at Toms River South, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Point Beach at Calvary Academy, 4:30 p.m. Point Boro at Lakewood, 6:30 p.m.

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By Adam Hochron The Point Beach Girls basketball team had their best week of the season so far, winning a pair of games and picking up a thirdplace finish in a competitive BEACH GIRLS tour nament BASKETBALL last week. NOTEBOOK Coming off a hardfought loss to eventual champion Neptune, the Beach squad picked up third place in the Mustang Invitational Friday with a win over the Lady Hornets from Hamilton West High School. The final score of the game was

37-32 and senior Pauline Robinson was responsible for more than a third of her team’s points in the win. Senior Katie Warner and junior Erica Meyer each had eight points for the team, with six of Warner’s points coming from three-point land. Senior Bianca Russo chipped in six points of her own. On Tuesday the Lady Gulls had an easy time with B Central opponent Henry Hudson as they picked up the 65-17 win. Robinson again led scoring for

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By Adam Hochron Coming off of Friday’s win over Manasquan [see related story, page 17], the Point Beach wrestling POINT BEACH team looked WRESTLING to be in good WRAP standing against teams in the A Central Division. On Wednesday night those fortunes were turned upside down as the Gulls where shut out by

Raritan, another A Central team, 56-0. With double forfeits coming in the 103, 130 and heavyweight classes, the two teams competed at 11 of the 14 weight classes with Raritan picking up pins in four of those and technical falls in two others. Beach sophom*ore Nick Bravo had a solid match at 112 despite falling 3-2, and junior Rick Morris fell in his match by a score

of 10-5. With the loss, the Gulls’ record dropped to 3-4 overall while Raritan remained undefeated, improving to 5-0. The Gulls return home tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a quad match with B Central rival Keyport, and nondivisional opponents Middletown South and Freehold Township who both hail from the A North Division. Action is slated to start at 10 a.m.

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Point Boro senior Gage Bongiovi [top], seen here in Saturday’s match with Bridgewater-Raritan, moved up to heavyweight in Wednesday’s match with Barnegat and picked up a second-period pin.

Panthers rout Barnegat By Adam Hochron Coming off of an impressive win over Bridgewater Raritan on Saturday morning [see related story, page 17], the Point POINT BORO B o r o WRESTLING wrestling WRAP team picked right back up where it left off on Wednesday night and collected a 64-9 B South win over Barnegat. The Panthers took advantage of three Barnegat forfeits and con-

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Point Beach sophom*ore Nick Bravo [top], seen here in Friday’s match against Manasquan, lost 3-2 at 112 in the Gulls’ match at Raritan on Wednesday.

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the Cadet Freestyle Nationals in Fargo, N.D. The tournament in Fargo is one of — if not the — biggest scholastic wrestling tournaments and typically has upwards of 10,000 people in attendance watching some of the nation’s top young grapplers. So it should come as no surprise that after being to such a prestigious tournament, Palsi has taken

love getting out on the mat and that success to the mats for the working at it and the feeling you Point Beach team. get when you win.” In his first two tournaments of Between the work that he has the season, Palsi has taken second done with Team New Jersey and at the tournament in Ewing two his contributions to the Point weeks ago and took third at a very Beach squad, Palsi said all the work competitive Brick Memorial tourhas most definitely nament last week. paid off in the end. In all Palsi has “I’ve been workbuilt a 9-4 record and said he’s enjoyed “When you work ing hard, working his time on the high hard, things fall into with the right people and devoting school level. place.” time to it,” Palsi “It’s been good, John Palsi said. “When you and exciting and work hard things tough at times,” he fall into place.” said, adding one of the hardest parts has Palsi also said the work at Fargo helped prepare been the amount of wrestling he has done in the past two weeks and him for what lies ahead this year. “The experience of going to Fargo the work that has gone into it. Even with the third-place finish helped me not be so nervous and helped me get more physical.” at the Mustang Classic at Brick Palsi wasn’t the only Beach Memorial Palsi wishes he could wrestler at Fargo as he got to know have done better, especially considering that the wrestler he lost to junior Tyler Walengewicz better as members of an elite team who have eventually went on to win the title. Palsi, who started wrestling four helped the Gulls to early-season success. years ago, said he enjoys the sport and the work that has gone into getting him to this point. “I love the feel of it,” he said. “I

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tinued working from there. Freshman Sean Brand picked up the victory at 103 winning 8-4, while junior Pat Hunt won by third-period pin to get things going for the local team. The next contested win came from senior John Kosequat, who picked up a second-period pin at 125. Junior Anthony Tarantin won his match in an 11-4 decision. Once again the Boro upper weights came up big for the Panthers. Juniors Kyle Coleman and Skylar Engelken came up with wins as Coleman picked up a 17-2 win at 189 and Engelken got a fall in the first seven seconds of the second period at 215. Senior Gage Bongiovi wrestled up at heavyweight and picked up a second-period win by fall. The Panthers win moved their record to 5-0 heading into tomorrow’s match at Colts Neck which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Point Boro will return home Wednesday night to face Monsignor Donovan at 6 p.m.

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High School Swimming 2007

Boys swimming sweeps Barnegat to balance record By Adam Hochron In their 118-51 sweep of Barnegat Tuesday night, the Point Beach boys swim team returned their record to 2-2 overall and BOYS SWIMMING 2-2 in the B S o u t h WRAP Division. The team, which is a co-op program of swimmers from both Point Beach and Point Boro, got things started off right in the

200 medley relay as sophom*ore Matt Bottone, seniors Rob Wilkes and Bret Lada and junior John Ireland brought the locals their first win of the day. Sophom*ore Jimmy Stephens brought in the first individual win of the day for the Gulls, taking first in the 200 freestyle relay and Lada picked up an individual win in the 200 individual medley. Beach swimmers claimed the top three spots in the 50

freestyle race as sophom*ore Kenny Montalbano finished first, junior Alex Kosenski took second and Wilkes took third. Junior Russ Kyff took the top spot in the 100 butterfly to help the team bolster its lead. Also helping the effort was another top-three sweep in the 100 freestyle led by Kosenski, followed by Montalbano and junior Matt Mehorter in third. Stephens took the top spot in the 500 freestyle followed by

Wilkes in second with just four events to go. In the 200 freestyle relay Stephens, Kosenski, Montalbano and Kyff worked together to pick up the first-place finish. The Gulls also took the top three spots in the 100 backstroke with Kyff finishing first, followed by Bottone and sophom*ore Greg Connell in second and third, respectively. Lada also picked up a firstplace finish in the 100 breast-

stroke and, in the last event of the day — the 500 freestyle relay — Kyff, Wilkes, Thompson and Lada all worked together to take first and two other relay groups picked up second and third to help close out the meet with a win. The Gulls swim again Tuesday and Thursday as they continue to work through the course of the season and improve on their record.

Lady Gulls’ swimmers win all events in meet with Barnegat By Adam Hochron The Point Beach girls swim team is a young squad loaded with potential and to GIRLS SWIMMING trying make a name WRAP for themselves in a conference loaded with powerhouse programs. A win in the meet on Tuesday against Barnegat would have put the Lady Gulls over the .500 mark and help them as the season progresses. In the end the co-op program, including athletes from Point Beach and Point Boro, more than tripled their opponent’s score as they came away with a 129-40 win.

The Lady Gulls won all the events that were held, starting with the 200 medley relay as juniors Alex Brannick and Nora Martin teamed with sophom*ores Andrea Criscuolo and Molly Evans to pick up the win in the event. Andrea Criscuolo also won the 200 freestyle and the100 butterfly. Brannick also picked up individual wins in the 200 IM medley and the 100 freestyle. Sophom*ore Julie Criscuolo won the 500 freestyle and helped the Lady Gulls win the 200 freestyle relay with help from senior Lauren Costello, Bisceglie and freshman Abby Wall. Junior Lindsay Peters picked up

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individual wins in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Evans also won the 100 breaststroke and worked with Brannick, Bisceglie and Julie Criscuolo to wind down

the day with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. The Lady Gulls have two meets coming up next week against St. Rose on Tuesday and Wall on

Thursday as they work toward their goal of claiming the public school portion of the B South Division.

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affected the way they played. The coach said the team will need more than just the play of Lenahan and Smith to turn their fortunes around in the division. “We need other guys to step up and do something on the floor. Whether it’s rebound or defend, we’ve gotta do it together. Lenahan said the team needs to put its latest loss behind them and keep working to get better. “It all starts in practice,” he said. “We can do different things but

people have to step up. We’ve played eight games… and someone has to step up big time.” The senior said the goal for the team right now should be to get back to a .500 record and see where they can get from there.

From Page 17 of 11 points. Henry Hudson used its ability to drive to the hoop and score to build the lead to as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter but, with nobody in foul trouble, the Gulls were able to keep all their regulars in the game and stay in contention. The Gulls’ last points of the game came after Smith was fouled going up for a hook shot which he missed. After missing the first foul shot, Smith swished the second. After the game, Beach coach Nick Catania said his team never hit its stride in the game and was not able to get their momentum going enough to conquer their opponents. “I don’t think we ever got into any type of rhythm and didn’t play our style,” he said. “I thought Hudson played their style and even though we had a huge size advantage we were still outrebounded.” Catania said some of his players have had to deal with lingering injuries on the court, which has

— PANTHERS — From Page 17 “It’s going to be a game that comes down to who is more disciplined and who gets the breaks.” As a program which, just a few years ago, was struggling for any credibility in the Blue Division, Ryan said Friday’s game — which could decide who grabs first place in the division — is a big step. “It’s huge,” he said. “When I started with the program we were an independent team and even last year we finished with a .500 record. It’s really nice to see that Friday night’s game is for first

Henry Hudson 53, Point Beach 44 Point Beach: Lenahan 10 3-4 26, Smith 4 2-4 11, Donahue 1 0-0 2, Prestia 2 0-0 5 Henry Hudson: Muradi 2 0-0 4, Tennant 4 1-1 9, Olofson 6 2-2 15, Silakowski 2 0-0 5, Anderson 8 4-6 20. Henry Hudson (5-2, 2-2) 7 16 14 16 - 53 Point Beach (3-5, 0-4) 6 11 9 18 - 44

place. We’ve shown we can beat everyone else.” Wollerman also said he was happy with the way the game went for his team. “We played good,” he said. “We came out to play and didn’t let up at all.” The puck is scheduled to drop today at the Ocean Ice Palace at 4 p.m. No matter the results of today’s game, the teams are scheduled to meet on Jan. 17 for their second and final regular-season matchup of the year. Both teams can also look forward to the start of the Blue Division playoffs which are scheduled to kick off Valentine’s Day.

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Point Beach senior Eric Lenahan [15], seen here in an earlier game, has been the driving force behind the Gulls team this season.

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Point Beach coach Steve Sasse, seen here with sophom*ore Nick Bravo returned to the Garnet Gulls home mat Friday as the team beat Manasquan in their first home match of the year.

— BEACH — From Page 17 unable to continue the match was awarded an injury default to give his team six points in the match score. The Warriors extended their lead at 125, where Brian Grieb got a takedown on Alex Barlow and pinned him with 31 seconds left in the first period. Not to be outdone and in an attempt to keep his team in the match, Beach sophom*ore Kevin Kozub got a quick takedown on Pat Leonard and pinned him with 27 seconds left in the match to get the win at 130. At 135 pounds, Manasquan’s Spencer Ahern took on Beach’s Matt Lees. Ahern’s first takedown in the first period got him two points, but also gave Lees a point for a hard slam. Although Lees was the one who was brought hard to the mat, Ahern appeared to be disoriented. After being checked by the trainer and coaches the Manasquan wrestler returned to the mat and got three back points before the period came to an end. When the third period started, Lees started on top but Ahern got a quick reversal, locked in a half nelson and pinned Lees for the win. That loss was one of the last the Gulls had in the day. At 140, junior Tyler Walengewicz faced off with Greg Barber. Walengewicz started things off with a takedown which Barber promptly reversed. After escaping, the Beach wrestler picked up his second takedown and two back points before the period came to an end. Walengewicz started the second period on top and worked Barber to his back, but the Manasquan wrestler was able to fight his way up off his back but no points were garnered for either side for the entire period. After an escape, a takedown and two back points, Walengewicz helped his team by picking up a 15-2 win. Junior Richie Wright’s win at 145 gave his team a one-point lead, and at 152, Beach junior Rick Morris got a cradle loaded up on Logan Burke in the second period and pinned him with 1:16 left. Junior Adam Palisi and senior Sean Farrell took forfeits at 160 and 171, respectively, to help boost the Beach's lead to 37-18. Manasquan picked up another win at 189 when Jason Mopsick picked up a 12-6 win over junior Luke Zappulla. Beach junior Zach Fioretti picked up another win for the Gulls by forfeit but the Warriors picked up a first period pin by Andrew Jennings at heavyweight and Manasquan’s Rob Camidge picked up a forfeit at 103 to bring the match to an end the Gulls 4333 win. After the match was over, Mopsick said he was glad to come

away with a win, two days after a rough trip to the Holmdel Tournament and a day before his birthday. “I took it easy, had fun and did What I had to do,” Mopsick said. Having lost a chunk of their core from last year and with several holes in the lineup, Mopsick said the year has been about learning for the Warriors. “It’s a big learning experience,” he said. “We’re taking guys who never wrestled and mold them into a future team.” Jennings — who improved his record to 12-0 including 11 pins and one tech fall — said his junior year is going well and that Friday’s match was a continuation of a good start. “The kid [Beach senior Tom Jurokowski] came out and started wrestling me tough,” Jennings said. “He made a mistake and I capitalized.” Manasquan coach Ken Perovar said forfeits will continue to be a problem for his team during the course of the year. “Forfeits kill us and they’re going to continue to kill us for the rest of the year,” he said. “We have a lot of youth, and a lot of injuries so it’s going to be a tough year. We’re going to try to bring the young kids up and the kids are getting better every day.” Beach coach Steve Sasse said Morris’ win at 152 really gave his team the edge they needed. “He really won the match for us,” Sasse said. The coach also said after wrestling six dual meets in two weeks, his team came into the match against Manasquan a bit worse for wear. “We wrestled two tournaments and six duals in two weeks so now we’re a beat up team and you could see it today,” he said. The last time Sasse was the head coach of the Beach program in a home match was February 2001 but he seemed to be right back at home next to the mat last week. “It’s kind of like what I do,” Sasse said. “Some people are meant to do certain things. I guess I was meant to coach.” Sasse won’t have to wait long to get back into the gym as the team hosts a quad Saturday with Keyport, Middletown South and Freehold Township. Action is slated to start at 10 a.m.

— TOURNAMENT — From Page 18 the Beach, who shut out their opponents 19-0 in the first quarter to jump out to a sizeable lead. The next leading scorer was fellow senior Meg Crawley who added 12 points of her own. Warner added nine points and sophom*ore Justy Daley added six points of her own. The Lady Gulls travel to Keansburg on Monday to keep their season going. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:15.

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— COMPETITION — From Page 17 he said. “I like to compete and don’t think there’s a higher form of competition than mixed martial arts.” The assistant coach, who will soon be taking time off from the competitions to attend the New Jersey State Police Academy, said the excitement that comes with the sport is something unparalleled to most other things. “It’s an amazingly entertaining sport. It’s high paced the entire time,” he said. “There’s so many ways to win or lose a fight that you never really know what's going to happen.” Ashkar also said that while it’s certainly possible to get hurt doing mixed martial arts, the danger to the athletes is no greater than in other sports. “There is the possibility for injury but if you look at professional football their injury statistics are much higher,” he said. He said unlike boxing — where fighters can get hit 200 to 400 times before the fight is over — if someone in Cage Fury gets hit too many times the referee can halt the match or the fighter can submit to prevent any injuries. While he’s only been training since June, Ashkar said he’s been lucky enough to not incur any serious injuries. “I’ve had minor injuries in training, but I’ve never broken anything and never had any liga-

— WRESTLERS — From Page 17 fell to Erik Willis at 135 after being taken down 10 times. Bridgewater picked up a win by fall at 140 and a 5-0 win at 145 to build an early 13-3 lead. The Panthers bounced back at 152, where junior Sean Casey picked up a first-period fall, but that momentum was quickly stopped in the 160-pound bout when Bridgewater’s Wayne Hampton caught junior John Yaro in a cradle and pinned him with 1:10 left in the first period. The tide of pins shifted back to the Boro at 171, when junior Skylar Engelken pinned Mike Nobrega with 1:26 left in the first period following an early takedown. The thud that accompanied the takedown reverberated through the gym and was closely followed by the thunderous ovation of the crowd as they realized their team was in this match to win it. If Engelken’s match nudged the Panthers closer to winning, junior Kyle Coleman gave their chances a big shove in the right direction and brought the crowd to a frenzy. The beginning of the 189 bout was no much to talk about, as neither wrestler got a shot off in the first period and Bridgewater’s Drew Ives recorded only an escape in the second. Coleman did appear to have a takedown in the first period but the ref ruled they were too close to the edge and with Coleman believing the action had stopped he got up and walked away. No whistle had blown, so Ives continued to pursue Coleman and put a shot on the junior that almost caught the Panther completely unaware but Coleman was able to rebuff the shot to keep the match close. The momentum turned against Ives in the third period as he got a technical violation for locking hands, as well as a stall caution, before Coleman was able to escape and get a shot off sealing the 4-1 win and giving the Panthers all the momentum they needed for the rest of the match. Trailing 18-19 heading into the 215-pound weight class, senior Gage Bongiovi kept things rolling for Point Boro, picking up a dominating 14-2 win over Bridgewater’s Andrew Hampton to put the Boro in the lead 22-19. While the momentum was strongly swinging toward the Panthers’ favor heading into the heavyweight division, things looked to be in good shape for the locals. However, if there was one person who could put a halt to the home team’s momentum it was three-time state place-winner

ments ripped,” he said. Injuries was one of the main things the coach said his family was most concerned about when he informed them of what he was planning on doing. “My family obviously was concerned because they weren’t very knowledgeable about it and thought it was a blood sport,” he said. After explaining more about it to to his family, Ashkar said they’ve since become very supportive and have attended both of his matches as a professional. Ashkar also said his goal isn’t to hurt his opponent but rather to win, fair and square. “It’s not about hitting people with me,” he said. “I’m not a violent person. I don’t want to go out there and injure someone. It’s a sport to me and I don’t do it as a violent act.” Having never been in a fight, I obviously have no idea what it takes to win one, but having watched wrestling practices and matches for years, I thought I understood the disciplined training that went into it. But for Ashkar, the time he spends in the Point Boro wrestling room is only part of the story. “The training is very elaborate,” he said. “You’ve got to do everything from distance running to sprints. I train in wrestling, boxing, jiu-jitsu and kickboxing.” All that training has paid off. For his first match alone he was paid in four digits for the win he picked up. But the money aside, the coach

said he just likes being able to compete and that extends to the wrestling room, where he said he competes with the Panther wrestlers to make them the best they can be. The coach said some of the wrestlers know what he does with the mixed martial arts and at times joke around and try to beat him at his own game. But with all his training Ashkar said it isn’t a problem to bring their attempts to a speedy and painless end. In high school wrestling the matches for the regular season is three two-minute periods. In Cage Fury it’s three, three-minute periods. It was a difference Ashkar didn’t think would be quite as significant as it has turned out to be. “The only difference is I didn't think it would be as exhausting physically,” he said. “Three three minute rounds doesn’t sound like a long time, but that's the longest nine minutes of your life.” While it’s a long nine minutes Ashkar said he wants people to know that it’s not the bloody brawl it used to be. “It is a sport not a brutal street fight,” he said. “There are rules in place and it is a competition. I’m more likely to buy the guy a drink after the fight rather than hate the guy.” His next match is scheduled for two weeks from today at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. At nine o’clock the next morning the Panthers are scheduled to travel to Holmdel as they continue their pursuit of winning competitions.

and upperweight titan senior Roy Dragon who took on Boro’s Martin Infante. Dragon, who can either wrestle 215 or heavyweight, was able to get a stalling caution called against Infante in a rather quiet first period, then got a takedown and two back points before Infante had another pair of stalling calls against him to give Dragon a 6-0 lead. In the third period, with Dragon starting on top, Infante was unable to better his position and the ref called a final stall call on the Boro wrestler bringing the match to an early end. Dragon’s win gave his team a 22-25 advantage, but that lead was quickly wiped out when Boro junior Pat Hunt picked up a fall at 103 less than a minute into the first period. Hunt’s win put the Panthers back on top 28-25 and the excitement in the gym at Point Boro High School was palpable with just three weight classes left to go. Freshman Sean Brand jumped up to the 112-pound weight class from his normal 103 and was outweighed by Bridgewater’s Ryan Radwanski by more than 20 pounds. If Radwanski had been able to pin the younger, smaller Brand the match would have swung decidedly to BridgewaterRaritan’s favor but despite losing 13-4, Brand’s ability to hang in throughout the match kept his team in contention and only down by one. Now trailing 28-29, Boro freshman Jordan Beverly stepped in at 119 to face Kenny Maslow and walked away with an 11-2 major decision win to put his team up again, this time 32-29. The match came down to the 125-pound weight class and Boro’s Anthony Tarantin taking on Bridgewater’s Andrew Conklin. For Tarantin, the stakes were simple — win, and the team pulls off an upset. Lose by a regular decision and the teams tie, or any other result and the Panthers would have fallen short in their gallant efforts. But the junior was not about to let this bout or this match slip through his hands as he picked up the decisive 9-3 win to give the Point Boro Panthers the big 35-29 win. After the victory, Munsie said he was glad he could do his part. “It got the team started on the right track,” he said. “I almost got caught in the first period but I came back.” Tarantin also said he was very excited with the win. “It feels good,” he said. “They’re in the top 20 in the state so it’s pretty sick that we beat them.”

Coleman admitted to having some butterflies in his stomach before the day started, but was very pleased with the way it ended. “I was so nervous before the match,” he said. “I just knew he was a good wrestler so I had nothing to lose going in and everything to gain.” As for what it might mean for the rest of the year, Coleman said, “This makes our team get noticed. This is the match to let everyone know we’re here now.” While it was a big match, Coleman also said he understands this does not make or break what is still a very young season. “Now we’ve got to get back in the room,” he said. “This was a good win but we can’t think the rest of the season is going to be easy. We’ve got to work hard and take nothing for granted.” For the Boro coach, as of the end of the match, the reality of winning had not yet sunken in. While they were the clear underdogs coming into the match, Franey said he told the team they were not in over their heads. “I had been telling them all week we could be in the match,” he said. Franey said he believed if the team could be down by nine points or less at heavyweight they could have a chance at winning. When he realized they were winning heading into heavyweight was when he realized how good their chances of winning really were. The coach also had good things to say about several members on the team who contributed to the win. For Coleman he said, “I knew he was going to win. I’m thrilled for him. I’ve gotta convince him he’s as good as he is.” Franey also said he was not worried about sending Brand in to wrestle a guy who was so much bigger and heavier than he was. “If it was anyone else I’d be worried,” he said. “He’s [Brand] a pest and even though he’s overpowered he keeps coming.” Brand and the Panthers will be in action again tomorrow when they travel to Colts Neck for a dual match and are home again next Wednesday when they will face Monsignor Donovan.

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FISHING TIPS It was all striped bass for the new year if you were in a boat and in the Sandy Hook area. The action was fantastic right up to New Year’s Day, when heavy rain kept everyone inside in front of the bowl games. Acres of striped bass and birds have been present all around the mouth of Sandy Hook as these fish are just waiting to make their run up the Hudson River if water temperatures ever drop and winter decides to set in. If the weather, however, remains relatively mild for this time of year I expect the action to continue through the week. The location in the mouth of the bay where the striped bass and bait are present is a wide area stretching from Sandy Hook channel across to Ambrose Channel and in between these two channels. The action also stretches across to the New York side of the bay over by Brooklyn and Breezy Point. The bass present are ranging in size from small 24 inches all the way up to 30 pounds. Each day has seen a different class of fish as some days more teen size fish and 20-plus pounders are present than others. On other days, just small but good quality fish are present. I was out on Saturday with my partners, Capt. Greg Cuozzo and Shell E. Caris, and we had all the bass we wanted to 10 pounds. On this day no bigger fish were around as the wind was light from the northeast. It seems that the best days for the bigger bass are when the wind is from the northwest and cranking. 15 to 20-plus mph winds have been lighting this area up. All our bass came up top on Capt. Greg’s custom swimmers Pajama plugs. No jigging was necessary as the bass were

pushing the sea herring to the surface. You can check out some photos of these plugs at our website at www.shorecatch.com/wp. As I mentioned this action looks like it will continue in this area until a big blow comes in and moves the fish around or up into the Hudson. Don’t expect to see these fish move from this area and head south as this has not happened at all in the last three weeks. These fish will move up the Hudson when water temperatures drop or when wintry conditions take hold, if they even will. If you are coming out of the Shark River or Manasquan Inlet then you will have to decide if you want to burn the gas to get up there as there is nothing going on south of this area. On the beach the action is the same, as small bass are there for the taking. Even though the fish are small it is still nice to be out there on the beach with the great weather. Capt. Howard Bogan of the 125-foot Jamaica out of Brielle, reports that offshore fishing was very good again last Saturday. Everyone on board caught plenty of giant sea bass and jumbo porgies with a few ling and pollock up to 25 pounds mixed in. Some passengers who fished hard caught limits of both sea bass and porgies. We fished three wrecks that day and all had life on them. The water temperature was 52 degrees and the readings around the wrecks was impressive. The offshore migration is going strong, and I expect to have good fishing for the entire month and most likely beyond. Recent pool winners were: Jose Burgos from Union Beach with a 25-pound pollock; James Chou from Great Neck,

By Jim Freda N.Y. with a 12-pound white hake;Glen Padla from Hillsboro caught his limit of giant sea bass up to 6 pounds and his limit of jumbo porgies up to 4 pounds. Ronald Kubik and his dad from Brielle topped off their catch of giant sea bass and jumbo porgies with the biggest pollock of the week that tipped the scales at 28 pounds; John Scott from New Rochelle, N.Y. had a 25pound pollock; and James Grant from Scotch Plains had a 20-pound pollock. Darryl Warner from Queens, N.Y. boated a 21-pound pollock. Call the office for reservation information. We will now sail to the 50- to 80-mile wrecks every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1 am. There are also trips on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day. For a complete schedule call 732-528-5014. To reserve space on offshore trips mail the full payment to: Capt. Howard Bogan, PO Box 307, Brielle, 08730. The New York National Boat Show concludes this Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For information visit the web site at www.nyboatshow.com or call 212-984-7007. For information on the 24th annual Garden State Outdoor

Sportsmen’s Show ,that will run from Jan. 11 to 14 at the New Jersey Convention in Edison, go to www.gsoss.com. On the freshwater scene, the trout action has been very good for this time of year in both the rivers and lakes. This is mainly due to the warm weather. Spring Lake has been seeing particularly good action for trout as both golden and brown trout have been caught. Tom Westervelt, of Spring Lake, has been getting the grand slam in as he been catching browns in the lake and then jumping up to the ocean for small striped bass in the surf. Announcements of interest: • Through Jan. 7, New York National Boat Show, Jacob Javits Convention Center 35th St. & 11th Ave., NYC. • Jan. 5, Manasquan Fishing Club monthly meeting, Women’s Club, 62 Main St., Manasquan, 7:30p.m., new members welcome. • Jan. 6, Saltwater Sportsman 2007 National Seminar Series, Trump Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City. • Jan. 11 to 14, Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen’s Show, Raritan Expo Center, Edison. • Jan. 18 to 21, Philadelphia Outdoor Show, Fort Washington Expo Center. • Jan. 26 to 28, Somerset Fly Fishing Show, Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset. Tip of the week If you are looking to cut down your cost and still cash in on the striped bass action in the Sandy Hook Bay area, then give the Gambler in Point Pleasant a call at 732-2957569 or check out www.gamblerfishing.net. Fares are $48; senior fare $43; child fare $30. Send info, comments, or notable catches to: [emailprotected].

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tion followed in The River House, Brielle. The bride is a graduate of Freehold Borough High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., and earned a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia. She completed a residency in podiatric orthopedics and surgery with the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange. She is an associate podiatric physician and surgeon with the Ocean County Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, Toms River. The groom is a graduate of Howell High School. He is employed as a carpenter with Mission Possible General Contracting, Howell. After a wedding trip to Almond Beach Resort, in Belize, Central American, the couple is residing in Point Pleasant.

Did you wake up feeling fat today? The holidays are over, the festivities done. The new year has arrived, and with it comes that sinking feeling that now you have to get going and make some changes in your life. What are you going to do? In my last column I discussed what you might consider in order to get going. Have you figured out what you need? If your get up and go cuts out on you by the middle of the month, you may need to reassess your resolution. Is it unrealistic? Are you unwilling to make the choices necessary to keep yourself on track? Do you need guidance or information? What do you need? Think about it from a deeper level than just “wanting to lose weight.” You may be surprised by your answers.

Consider the following thoughts… The funny thing about the desire for weight loss, or the need to make diet changes for any reason, is that often the nutrition issues are masking the real issues. This is not to say that there is not a real desire to lose weight, just that the desire to lose weight becomes the primary focus. For example, I may have a client come to me for weight loss guidance. During the assessment it comes out that the client constantly thinks about food and weight loss. The client appears desperate to lose weight yet constantly self-sabotages. Upon further questioning, it becomes apparent that there are other issues in the client’s life that feel insurmountable. The feeling of little control over life issues leads the client to try to “overcontrol” eating and weight.

and Anita Nowalski, Point Pleasant. He graduated from Point Pleasnt Borough High School, and earmed a bachelor’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is employed as a network engineer with Pzifer, Morris Plains. A wedding is being planned for Sept. 29.

LYNN O’HARA M.S., R.D., LPC It is safer to obsess and worry over weight than it is to worry over a bad marriage or a child in trouble or past history or any other number of issues that one may be dealing with. By making food and weight the issue, a person does not have to contend with the real issues in his or her life. It is safe and acceptable to worry over weight. So you do it, worry and fret over weight. There’s a clincher though. What would this person fret over if they were to lose weight? It may be that the weight will not come off

PATRICIA CRANWELL & STEVEN NAWOLSKI until the life issues are dealt with. I have seen this time and time again in my practice. It is not until the “real” issues are discussed and worked on that the weight starts to come off. Weight and the desire to lose it become a coping mechanism for many. How would one cope if they didn’t have that coping mechanism? This is but one example of why a person might find it difficult to lose weight. Does this sound complicated? For some it is and for others it becomes clear as they travel through the counseling process. Every person is different and has different reasons for doing the things they do. Think about your current life. Do you make the same New Year’s resolution every year only to have it come up again a year later? If so, you may want to consider getting some guidance. Please feel free to contact me at [emailprotected] or call 732-899-9312 [my office] if you want to discuss your own situation further. Until next time, eat healthy, be happy!

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SCHOOL NEWS AND VIEWS Beach’s Gourley completes cadet training course Cadet Max L. Gourley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Gourley, of Point Pleasant Beach, has successfully completing six weeks of comprehensive new cadet training at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Wayne, Pa. The new cadet is a member of G Company. School President Charles A. McGeorge personally recognized Cadet Gourley for his achievement. Cadet Gourley joined nearly 300 new cadets who sore to uphold the Cadet Resolution during a Recognition Day ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the campus. At the ceremony, he was recognized as a full-fledged cadet and was awarded his cap shield. The day is one of the proudest

moments for a young cadet, acknowledging that he or she has successfully learned to place the concept of duty above his or her own personal desires. Founded in 1928, the mission of Valley Forge Military Academy and College is to provide a character-based education where young cadets become fully prepared to meet their responsibilities, to be alert in mind, sound in body and considerate of others, and to have a high sense of duty, honor, loyalty and courage. Hailing from 31 states and 38 countries, the twoyear transfer college is home to nearly 225 young men and women, and the academy has over 300 young men from grade seven through 12 and postgraduate.

PTO to host ‘Nite at the Races’ fund-raiser The G. Harold Antrim Elementary School PTO is sponsoring its third annual Nite at the Races event at Martell’s on the boardwalk on March 16. This year’s theme is “Luck of the Irish.” Once again, there will be eight thoroughbred previously run horse races to bet on, door prizes, and a 50-50 raffle drawing.

As in previous years, the event will feature an open bar and continuous co*cktail food throughout the night, gates open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. For ticket information, information about gift, sponsorship or advertising in the program, please contact Tracey Jackson at 732-2958495.

Academic Honors Doane named to dean’s list Gayle Doane, daughter of Peter and Gayle Doane, of Point Pleasant, has been named to the

dean’s list at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. for the fall 2006 semester. Ms. Doane is a 2005 graduate of Point Pleasant Borough High School.

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PTO to hold ‘regift’ auction on Jan. 26 The Point Pleasant Borough High School Parent Teacher Organization is holding a Re-Gift Auction on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria to benefit the group’s scholarship fund. Tickets are only $10 and include coffee and cake. Tickets will be sold Jan. 9 at the high school from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and

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Students in Jane Stoll’s third-grade class at the Lavallette Elementary School recently received a free dictionary as part of the Verizon Dictionary Project for schools and the Telephone pioneers. The dictionaries were delivered by Marilyn Dunleavy, a member of the Asbury Park Life Member Club of Verizon Telephone Pioneers.

on Jan. 16 in Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone wishing to donate unused or not needed gifts and household items, please call Chris Vogler at 732-899-035 or Grace Gynn at 732-899-0095. Volunteers are also welcome to call the above numbers for more information.

Antrim PTO schedules events The G. Harold Antrim Elementary School PTO has announced the dates of a number of events it will be hosting in the coming weeks. • On Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. auditorium, the PTO will host the annual Antrim School Geography Bee. This event is also open to the public, family and friends are invited to attend. • On Saturday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Antrim PTO will host its Scrap-a-thon, a scrapbooking fund-raiser. Participants are asked to bring all their own supplies, breakfast, lunch and gifts. Accessories will also be available for purchase. Special scrapbooking packets are available for purchase but must be purchased before Jan. 12. Tickets for this event are $30 until Jan. 10 and $40 after that. For more information, please call Dara at 732-899-0191.

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Julia M. Slossar Point Pleasant Beach resident Julia M. Slossar died Saturday, Dec. 30 in Claremont Care Center, Point Pleasant. She was 99 years old. Born in Rockaway, Mrs. Slossar lived there before moving to Point Pleasant Beach in 1972. She was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church, Point Pleasant Beach, and a member of the church’s Rosary and Altar Society. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and the VFW, Point Pleasant Beach. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was predeceased in 1986 by her husband, John J. Slossar. Surviving are one daughter, Joanne McGary, Point Pleasant Beach; her granddaughter, Kelly McGary-Horan; her grandson, John McGary; and one greatgrandson, William McGaryHoran. Funeral arrangements are from the Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Point Pleasant Beach. Interment will be private.

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Malinowski, whose son lives in Point Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 28 in her home. She was 90 years old. Born in Newark, Mrs. Malinowski lived in Harrison before moving to Brick 40 years ago. She was employed as an engineer’s aide with RCA, Harrison, for 30 years, retiring in 1975. She was a life member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation and past president of the Young Women's Guild of the Church of the Transfiguration in Wallington. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1987. Surviving are a son, Robert E. Malinowski, Point Pleasant; and a daughter, Judith Malinowski, Harrison. Funeral arrangements were from the Armitage Funeral Home, Wall Township. Internment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

____________________ John A. Walsh Freehold resident John A. Walsh, whose brother lives in Point Pleasant Beach, died Sunday, Dec. 31 in CentraState Medical Center, Freehold. He was 52 years old. Born in Montclair, Mr. Walsh lived in Clifton for five years and Howell for six years before moving to Freehold nine years ago. He owned and operated X.Stream Systems Inc., a computer-consulting firm, Freehold, for 17 years. His work took him into Manhattan every day. He was a great family man and dad, and enjoyed bike rides with his daughters. Computers were not only a profession, but also a passion he enjoyed. He was predeceased in 1980 by his father, John G. Walsh. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Gina E. Walsh; two daughters, Lauren E. and Alanna J., both at home; his mother, Joy Schultz, Paterson; his brother and sisters, Valerie Tomasino, Aberdeen, Angelica Ullina, South Hackensack, Paula DaSilva, Paterson, Michael Walsh, Point Pleasant Beach, Wendy Rossy, Lake Hopatcong, and Tammy Walsh, Lake Hiawatha; his mother and father-in-law, Mortimer and Jean Presby; brother-in-law, Mark and his wife Lorrie Presby of Manalapan; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral arrangements were from the Oliverie Funeral Home, Manchester. To send online condolences please visit the funeral home's website at http://www.oliveriefuneralhome.c om. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.

____________________ Thomas H. Davison Sr. Beachwood resident Thomas Howard Davison Sr., formerly of Point Pleasant, died Friday, Dec. 29, in his home. He was 73 years old. Born in Neptune, Mr. Davison resided in Manasquan, Point Pleasant and Lakewood before moving to Beachwood seven years ago. He was employed as a driver with Aries Taxi, Lakewood. He was a life member of the Manasquan Fire Company, Engine Company No. 2. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Margaret Olivier Davison; five sons and three daughters-inlaw, Thomas Jr. and Terri Davison, of Florida, Leon Davison, Douglas Davison, and Kevin and Sharon Davison, all of Beachwood, and Joseph and Maggie Davison of Neptune; one daughter, Debra Davison, Beachwood; four grandchildren, Brian, Michelle, Thomas III and Shaunice; one great-grandchild, Triston; and best friends, Edward and Monica Anderson. Funeral arrangements are from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home. Burial with full Fire Department Honors will follow at Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan.

____________________ Adele Biddle Schoettle Chestnut Hill, Pa., and Bay Head resident Adele Biddle Schoettle died Sunday, Dec. 17 in Chestnut Hill Hospital, Pa., after a brain aneurysm.

She was 82 years old. She was a freelance writer, horticulturist, volunteer and long time resident of Bay Head. A member of one of Philadelphia's oldest families, Adele was the daughter of the late Katharine Hansell Biddle and the late Alexander Mercer Biddle Jr. of "The Dell" in Andalusia, Pa. Each summer, Adele could be found tending to her state awardwinning, blue ribbon garden at the Schoettle's Bay Head cottage on Howe Street, where strollers among East Avenue's historic homes would stop and admire her unusual varieties of iris and snapdragons blooming late into the fall. Like so many early Philadelphia family members, Adele spent childhood summers in Bay Head with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mercer Biddle Sr., in the Biddle cottage which stood across the street from the Schoettles on the northeast corner of East Avenue and Howe Street. A member of the Mantoloking Yacht Club, Adele enjoyed sailing on Barnegat Bay almost as much as her favorite pastime of recreating 19th century designs for her custom cut-sculptured lamp shades. Beloved for her unpretentious free spirit, Adele lived her life with the same wit and whimsy with which she wrote poetry and theatre reviews for the Stagecrafters of Chestnut Hill, and articles for The Wissahickon Skating Club Bulletin, for which she served as editor. Her weekly articles in The Chestnut Hill Local chronicled the disappearing lifestyle of early Philadelphia gentlemen and ladies as they ice-boated on the frozen Delaware River and served homemade [terrapin] turtle soup at the "Fish House," the oldest men's club in Philadelphia. An accomplished ice dancer, Adele had a flair for choreographing skating routines for the annual "Wisscapades" carnivals at the Wissahickon skating club, Chestnut Hill, where the whole family — children and grandchildren — learned to skate. In her youth while others of her generation stayed close to home, Adele followed her pioneering heart to San Francisco where she served as a nurse's aid during World War II, later returning to Philadelphia to raise her children in Chestnut Hill where they attended Springside school. Actively involved in her community, Adele was esteemed for her fund-raising prowess as publicity chairwoman for galas to benefit the World Affairs Council and the Wistar Institute. Surviving are her current husband of 42 years, Philip Alden Schoettle of Chestnut Hill and Bay Head; three daughters, Marjorie Merritt Robinson, Darien, Conn., Dr. Amar Jane Merritt El-Yacoubi, Fairfax Station, Va., and Tessa Merritt LeBaron, Atlanta; and 10 grandchildren. Contributions in Adele's memory may be made to the Andalusia Foundation, P.O. Box 158, Andalusia, PA 19020. Interment was private.

____________________ Doris Hickey Brett Lake Park, Fla., resident Doris Ann Hickey Brett, whose sister lives in Point Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 28 in her home. She was 85 years old. Born in Newark, Mrs. Brett was a longtime resident of Spring Lake Heights. She moved to the Palm Beaches over 30 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Riviera Beach, Fla., and St. Clare Church, North Palm Beach, Fla., where she was involved in various church activities. She served as a Pink Lady at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for many years. She was predeceased by her first husband, Matthew T. Hickey Sr. in 1965, her second husband, William Brett in 1995; her parents, Harry LaMountain and Genevieve Sullivan LaMountain, and a brother, Daniel LaMountain. Surviving are her devoted son, Matthew T. and his wife Janet Hickey Jr., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two grandchildren, Matthew T. Hickey III, Alpharetta, Ga., and Brian C. Hickey, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Lauren;

two sisters, Joan and her husband Anton Schiffenhaus, of Arizona, and Veronica Reed, Point Pleasant; nieces and nephews; and other members of the Brett family. Funeral arrangements were from the Howard-Price Funeral Home, North Palm Beach, Fla. Contributions in Mrs. Brett’s memory may be made to Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 200 West 20th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.

____________________ Brian Edward Stafford Point Pleasant resident Brian Edward Stafford died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 28 in his home. He was 26 years old. Born in Bronx, N.Y., Brian was a lifelong Point Pleasant resident. A graduate of Point Pleasant Borough High School, he attended Ocean County College, Toms River, and became certified as a physical trainer. He was also an avid football fan. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Ellen. Surviving are his father, Sam, and his brother, Chris, both of Point Pleasant; and also many friends. Funeral arrangements were from the Pable-Evertz Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to the Point Pleasant Boro First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 3, Point Pleasant, 08742.

____________________ John Paul Boyle Manasquan resident John Paul Boyle, whose son lives in Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was 60 years old. John graduated from St. Mary's High School, Rutherford, in 1964, where he was an outstanding student and athlete. He was voted Most Valuable Player in football, baseball and basketball his senior year. He was accepted to West Point and Holy Cross in Boston, but chose Rutgers after after being awarded a football scholarship. He also played basketball his freshman year at Rutgers after having won a spot as a walk-on trying out with 1,100 candidates. He graduated Rutgers in 1968 and went on to attend St. John's University Law School, Queens, N.Y., which was interrupted by two years of military service in 1969. He completed his military obligation with honors as a marksman and sharpshooter. He continued law school and graduated in 1973. He first practiced law in Newark and in the summer of 1982 permanently moved to his summer home in Manasquan. He became a member of the law firm of Richard A. Amdur, Esq., Eatontown, which eventually became Amdur, Boyle, Maggs & McGann, where he tried many cases throughout his career, some of which were landmark cases. He was an avid fisherman. He fished in the surf and at the Manasquan inlet where be made many friends fishing and came to know many of the Over-the Rail Gang. He admired their ability to fish, enjoyed their camaraderie and learned a great deal about fishing from them. Surviving are his son, John Michael Boyle, Point Pleasant; a long-time friend, Cheryl Martin; and a brother and sister. Funeral arrangements were from the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan. Interment was in Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan. Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, 07702.

____________________ Elizabeth Mary White Wall Township resident Elizabeth Mary White, whose son lives in Point Pleasant, died Monday, Dec. 25 in Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was 79 years old. Born in Neptune, Mrs. White remained a lifelong area resident. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Acme Markets in the Shore area for 30 years before retiring many years ago. She was an active member of

the Glendola Bible Church and the Glendola Church Ladies Group. She was predeceased by her husband, John White, in 1991; by her parents, Fred William Patterson and Elizabeth Mary Ryan Patterson; her sister, Irene Lawrie; and her brother, James Patterson. Surviving are her two children, Gary William White, Point Pleasant, and Sandra Lynn Moline, Lake Como; her brother, William Frederick Patterson, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Joan Woolley, Farmingdale, and Dolores Behrman, Gouldsboro, Pa.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Marie White and Kelly Ann White, both of Point Pleasant, Kimberley Ann Kerr, Southampton, Holly Jean McDowell, Middletown, and Michael John McDowell, San Antonio, Texas; three greatgrandchildren; and her companion, John Glab. Funeral arrangements were from the Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, Wall. Interment was in Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

____________________ Nicholas Paul Bonn Point Pleasant resident Nicholas Paul Bonn died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 22, in Manalapan. He was 40 years old. Born in Dunlevy, Mr. Bonn was a resident of Point Pleasant. He was employed with C&D Detergents Inc., North Brunswick. He was a peacetime veteran in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed raising reptiles as a hobby and was an avid animal rights activist. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur "Mickey" Horton. Surviving are his wife, Christine Sinko Bonn; a daughter, Courtney Bonn, a son, Nicholas A. Bonn, and a stepson, William Covey, all at home; his parents, Michael R. Bonn and Joanne Munder Bonn; four brothers, Michael R. Bonn, and Curtis, Stephen and Keith Horton; and two sisters, Joanne Blangger and Kimberly Heichelbech. Private funeral services were from the L.M. Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela, Pa. Contributions in Mr. Bonn’s memory may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

____________________ Mary Ellen Glazauskas Maplewood resident Mary Ellen Glazauskas, whose sister lives in Point Pleasant Beach, died Monday, Jan. 1 in Overlook Hospital, Summit. She was 63 years old. Born in Elizabeth, Mrs. Glazauskas lived in Randolph and Caldwell before settling in Maplewood 26 years ago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from Caldwell College in 2002. She was employed with Warren Communications, Livingston, from 1974 to 1988, and then with New Jersey Transit, Maplewood and Newark for the past 18 years. She was a beloved wife, loving mother, devoted grandmother and cherished sister and aunt. Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Robert C. Glazauskas; one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Steven Booth, Rahway; two sisters, Mary Ann Murphy, Union, and Catherine Saponara; Point Pleasant Beach; one granddaughter, Lauryn Nicole Booth; and one niece and two nephews, Tara Murphy, Indianapolis, Ind., and Kevin Aiello and Michael Aiello, Carlisle, Pa. Funeral arrangements are from the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Glazauskas’ memory may be made to the Overlook Hospital Foundation, 36 Upper Overlook Rd, Summit, 07902.

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Houses of Worship ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL

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Bay Head 500 Lake Ave.

Point Pleasant Beach 708 McLean Ave.

The Rev. Neil C. Turton is rector. Sunday services include a Rite 1 service at 8 a.m. and a Rite II service with Holy Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. There is an informal fellowship gathering immediately following the 10:15 a.m. service. All Saints’ has a church school program called Young Explorers for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old to attend during the 10:15 a.m. service. The program runs through May. For more information, call the parish office at 732-892-7478.

Sunday worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and small groups for preschoolaged children through adults meets at 9 a.m. A Spanish service will be held at 6 p.m., lead by Pastor Marcelino Garcia. Wednesday prayer hour is held at 7 p.m. For information or prayer, call 732-892-4648.

BAY HEAD CHAPEL Bay Head Bridge and Main avenues

The Bay Head Chapel is closed for the season. It will reopen again in May 2007. For information, call 732-8922317.

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST Point Pleasant Beach 729 Arnold Ave.

Central United Methodist Church, open minds, open hearts, open doors. Our Sunday morning worship services are led by Pastor Tyler Christensen at 8 and 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Child care is available for the 10 a.m. service. Sunday school meets at 10:15 a.m. For more information, please call the church office at 732-8923233. We look forward to having you join us Sunday morning.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH Lavallette 1801 Grand Central Ave.

Sunday worship services are held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. Due to recent kitchen renovations, Faith Lutheran Church’s annual Election Day dinner has been cancelled. Look for us in 2007. For more information, call the church office at 732-793-8138.

FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL Point Pleasant Ocean Road School, Route 88

We currently meet at Ocean Road School. Sunday services are held at 9 and 11 a.m., featuring relevant Bible teaching and contemporary music. Nursery, preschool and K-5 are available at both services. For more information, call 732892-1445 or log onto www.fellowshipchapelnj.org.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Point Pleasant 3118 Bridge Ave.

Sunday morning services, led by Pastor Rev. David A. Kaiser, begin at 10:30 a.m. Bible classes are available to all ages, beginning at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday, 6 p.m. is the evening praise and testimony time. On Wednesdays, family night begins at 7:30 p.m., including ministry for boys and girls and also youth fellowship. 412 Youth Ministries meets at 7 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 732295-9191.

Real Estate Transactions [Editor’s note: The following listings were purchased from a real estate information services company. If there are any errors, please call 732223-0076, ext. 27, and we will correct the error the following week.] BAY HEAD Address: 312 East Ave. Close date: 10/3/06 - $2,850,000 Buyer: Frank G. Hubbard Seller: Lydia Z. Campbell LAVALLETTE Address: 110 Westmont Ave. Close date: 11/20/06 - $565,000 Buyer: Frank J. Verducci Jr. Seller: Mary L. Gruenert

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Point Pleasant 708 Ocean Road

The traditional Sunday services include an 8:30 a.m. contemporary and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday school for children age 2 through high school and adult Bible classes are held at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Schonberg at 732-8924492.

HARVEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Point Pleasant 1120 Arnold Ave.

Pastor Eileen Murphy presides over the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Our Christian Education Program, “God’s Campus,” is held on Sunday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. for preschool through adults. Service in Spanish are held on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., led by the Rev. Allen Ruscito. The thrift shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the church office at 732-892-1660.

OUR LADY OF PEACE Normandy Beach Seventh Avenue and Highway 35

For more information, call 732793-7803.

POINT PLEASANT PRESBYTERIAN Point Pleasant Beach Bay and Forman avenues

Everyone is welcome at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church — come as you are. Sunday worship services, led by the Rev. Carlos E. Wilton, Ph.D., and the Rev. Robin Lostetter, M.Div., are at 9 and 11 a.m, with fellowship and refreshments after each service. Excellent infant care is provided during the worship, with silent pagers available so parents can keep in touch. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month an informal healing service is held in the sanctuary from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday church school is from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m., with children invited to attend the first part of the 9 a.m. worship service with their parents. Club LOGOS, for children in preschool through fifth grade takes place on Wednesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., including music, recreation, Bible study and a kidfriendly dinner. Youth connection groups for junior and senior high meet on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. Troop 6, Boy Scouts of America meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., with Pack 6 of the Cub Scouts meeting at various times. A variety of adult education

opportunities and support groups are available. For more information, call the church office at 732-899-0587 or visit www.pointpresbyterian.org.

SACRED HEART Bay Head 751 Main Ave.

We invite you to join us in prayer. Saturday Masses are held at 5:15 p.m. Sunday Masses are held at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Weekday Masses are held at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 732899-1398 or log onto our web site sacredheartbayhead.com.

ST. BONAVENTURE Lavallette 103 Washington Ave.

The Rev. Msgr. Leonard Troiano is pastor. For more information, call 732793-7291 or log onto www.saintbonaventure.net.

ST. MARTHA ROMAN CATHOLIC Point Pleasant 3800 Herbertsville Road

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is held at 5 p.m. Sunday Mass begins at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. For more information, call 732295-3630.

ST. MARY’S BY THE SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH Point Pleasant Beach Bay and Atlantic avenues

The Rev. C. John ThompsonQuartey, rector, and the Rev. Linda Chase, pastoral assistant, lead the Sunday services. The solemn Eucharist Rite 1 begins at 8 a.m. and the choral Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is available for the 10 a.m. service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 732892-9254.

ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Bay Head Bridge And West Lake avenues

The Rev. Scott H. Bostwick is pastor. Sunday services include an 8:30 a.m. family worship service and children’s church and an 11 a.m. morning worship service. Nursery is available for both services. Sunday school and adult education groups will meet at 10 a.m., which is also when coffee time is held in Fellowship Hall. For additional information, contact the church office at 732892-5926.

ST. PETER’S CHURCH Point Pleasant Beach 406 Forman Ave.

Vigil Mass is as listed: Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30, 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon. Daily Masses are at 6:30 and 10 a.m. On the first Friday, Masses are held at 6:30, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Eucharist adoration is following the 10 a.m. Mass. The Holy Day vigil is at 7:30 p.m. The Holy Day services are at 6:30, 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Confessions are on Saturday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. St. Peter’s Church also holds one monthly Mass followed by individual healing prayers. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, the rosary begins at 7:15

p.m. For more information, call 732892-0049.

ST. SIMON BY THE SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH Mantoloking 1324 Ocean Ave.

St. Simon’s Church is closed for the winter. Services will resume in June 2007.

TEMPLE BETH OR Brick Township 200 Van Zile Road

Dr. Robert E. Fierstien, rabbi, leads the conservative congregation. Temple service hours are Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Daily Minyan Monday through Thursday at 6:45 p.m. Temple Beth Or offers Hebrew School, Hebrew High School, adult education, youth groups, men’s club, sisterhood and various social functions. Recently, the temple changed to an all-paper bingo game. Prizes total $1,000 plus three 50/50 games. There also are weekly raffle bingo prizes. The game is held Thursday evenings at 200 Van Zile Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game begins at 7:15 p.m. There is one 15-minute intermission. Please call 732-458-4700 for more information, visit www.templebethorbrick.org.

Point Pleasant Beach G. Harold Antrim School Niblick Street

A new church has come to the Jersey Shore, Trinity Church. If you are inspired by contemporary Christian Music, like “Hillsong,” if you value rock-solid Biblical teaching and spiritual motivation along with Christian fellowship, then come and worship with us. The church is open year round and we meet every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the women’s club in Point Pleasant Beach. Pastor Anthony Storino leads the services and all faiths are welcome. The worship and the message is very contemporary. For more information, call 732240-0922 or log onto www.trinitychurchnj.com.

UNION CHURCH Lavallette 25 Philadelphia Ave.

Sunday morning services, led by Pastor Todd Condell, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is also held at 9:30 a.m. Beginning Nov. 12, a once-a-month Sunday contemporary worship service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Bible studies, led by Pastor Todd Condell, are held Monday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. A women’s Bible study, led by Krista Condell, is held twice a month at 7:30 p.m., Friday. Choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Women’s Aid Society and the Men’s Club meet at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month. The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. The church and Fellowship Hall are handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Call the church office at 732793-6028 for more information.

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Address: 101 Maxson Ave. Close date: 11/1/06 - $1,110,000 Buyer: John T. Moyse IV Seller: Sally H. Brookes Address: 821 Harrington Court Close date: 10/27/06 - $410,000 Buyer: Steve Grippo Seller: Justin R. Newton Address: 1236 Gardens Ave. Close date: 10/18/06 - $600,000 Buyer: William Pappas Seller: David Guisinger Address: 845 10 Arnold Ave. Close date: 10/13/06 - $505,000

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__________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF BAY HEAD ANNUAL SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS NOTICE is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bay Head will meet on the following dates in 2007 for the purpose of conducting the business of the Borough of Bay Head: Tuesday, January 16 Tuesday, July 3 Tuesday, February 6 Tuesday, July 17 Tuesday, February 20 Tuesday, August 7 Tuesday, March 6 Tuesday, August 21 Tuesday, March 20 Tuesday, September 4 Tuesday, April 3 Tuesday, September 18 Monday, April 16 Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday, May 1 Tuesday, October 16 Tuesday, May 15 Monday, November 5 Monday, June 4 Tuesday, November 20 Tuesday, June 19 Tuesday, December 4 Tuesday, December 18 The meeting will be held at the municipal building, 81 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, New Jersey and will commence at 8:00 PM. PATRICIA M. APPLEGATE, RMC Municipal Clerk ($14.96) (44) (01-05) The Ocean Star __________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF BAY HEAD ORDINANCE 2007-01 AN AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE #2004-07 ESTABLISHING SALARY, WAGES, HOLIDAYS, SICK LEAVE, VACATIONS AND OTHER BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BAY HEAD, OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY FOR THE 2004 THROUGH 2007 CALENDAR YEARS. BE IT ORDAINED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bay Head, in the County of Ocean and the State of New Jersey, as follows: Section 1. Salaries and Wages. The following salaries and wages shall be paid, effective January 1, 2007 to the officials and employees set forth as amended: ANNUAL SALARY RANGE TITLE MINIMUM MAXIMUM Public Works Supervisor $27,500 $68,000 The salary and wages for the employees listed above shall be paid biweekly on Friday. Section 2. If any part or parts of this Ordinance are for any reason held to be invalid such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. Section 3. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are repealed, but only to the extent of such inconsistency. Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication as required by law.

NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance 2007-01 was introduced at a meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Bay Head, in the County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, on the 2nd day of January, 2007, and was then read for the first time. The said Ordinance will be further considered for final passage by the Mayor and Council at Borough Hall on the 16th day of January, 2007. At such time and place, or at any time or place to which said meeting may be adjourned, all persons interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance. PATRICIA M. APPLEGATE, RMC Municipal Clerk ($25,84) (76) (01-05) The Ocean Star __________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH LEGAL NOTICE The regular meetings of the Mayor and Council of the Borough Point Pleasant Beach will be held on the following dates for 2007 at 7:30 o’clock in the evening, prevailing time, in the Municipal Building, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, unless publicized to be held at another time or location during the year of 2007. A caucus session will be held at 6:30 o’clock in the evening prior to each regularly scheduled meeting, unless otherwise advertised to the contrary. January 16th June 19th February 6th July 17th February 20th August 21st March 6th September 18th March 20th October 2nd April 3rd October 16th April 17th November 20th May 1st December 4th May 15th December 18th The following Tuesdays, during the year 2007, will be set aside as workshop meetings to handle closed session, budget and other special matters at 6:30 o’clock in the evening, prevailing time, if such meetings are felt to be necessary: January 23rd June 26th January 30th July 24th February 27th August 28th March 27th September 25th April 24th October 23rd May 22nd November 27th May 29th Maryann Ellsworth, RMC Municipal Clerk ($22.44) (66) (01-05) The Ocean Star

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BRICK- 3BR, 2BA ranch, hdwd. floors, in-law suite w/separate entry. Huge walk in pantry, laundry rm., 2 car detached garage, in Herbertsville. $347,777. The Real Estate Co., Realtors BRIELLE- TOWNHOUSE, Barclay Woods, Laurel model, 2,100sq. ft., 2 lg. BRs, HDWD flrs., 2.5BAs, frpl., finished bsmt., attached garage. FL., HUTCHINSON IslandCompletely renovated 1BR, oceanfront condo with restaurant and tiki bar on premises. FL., MARCO Island- Beautiful 2BR, 2BA townhome fully equipped & furnished. Asking $299,000. Please call MANASQUANSTEPS to beach! Completely redone 4BR, 2 full baths, gas frpl., 3 balconies. Separate guest suite. Asking $1,400,000. The Real Estate SPRING LAKE Hts.- Vacant lot 62’x148’ w/approvals. $475,000 o/b/o. Call 973-610-6100 or STRATTON, VT.- Brand new 3BR townhouse with loft in exclusive Treetop. Must sell at cost or loss. $949,000 o/b/o.

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Park Like Half Acre Nicest 3 BR, 2 BA country Ranch in most desirable Point Pleasant neighborhood boasts a spectacular 15x25 all glass family room. A full partly finished walk out basem*nt plus a most inviting warm & cozy country kitchen with generous breakfast. Attached garage, 75x100 landscaped lot, pool & covered patio. $389,900.

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CHARGE YOUR AD! BRADLEY BEACH- Yearly. 4BR + enclosed porch, garage. Avail. immediately. 1.5mo. security, credit check. $1,500/mo. 732-822-1416. BRICK- SHARE house with teacher near Marina Grill across river from Wall. No pets/smokers. $650/mo. + 1/2 utils. BRIELLE- 3BR, 1BA duplex. Yearly. $1,300/mo. plus utils. No pets. Call 732-458-6867 or BRIELLE- YEARLY or seasonal. Charming 2BR, 2BA cottage adjacent to golf course, waterfront, totally renovated, custom kitchen, 2 frplcs., w/d, hdwd. FL- MARCO Island- Lg. top floor condo overlooking Smokehouse Bay, heated pool, bikes, docks. Walk to restaurants & stores. March availability. $,3500./mo. FL., SANIBEL Island- Feb. avail. vacation home w/heated pool Near beach. Monthly rentals. Beautifully furnished 3BR, 2BA. 732-223-5937, www.sanibelvaFLORIDA KEYS- Islamorada2BR, 2BA townhouse, pool, tennis, beach, gated community. FLORIDA KEYS- Islamorada. 2BR/2BA townhouse in gated community. Fully equipped including bicycles & kayak. Fishing dock, pool & sandy beach.

FLORIDA, JUPITER- 1 story furnished end unit villa w/garage. Avail. Jan.-Mar., 2BR, 2BA, 1/2 blk. to beach & shopping. No pets, no smoking, no trucks. 732-616-0005. LAKE COMO- Waterfront. Borders Spring Lake. Furnished 1+BR w/fabulous waterviews, W/D. Winter $900/mo., Summer $12,000/season Owner NJLR. LAKE COMO- Yearly. 2BR, 1BA, W/D, DW, recently renovated, detached 2 car garage, near town, 5 blks. to beach. $1,600/mo. negotiable. MANASQUAN BEACH- Sleeps 7, furnished, AC, W/D, DW, screened porch, off-street parking, large yard. Avail. for winter/summer. Call MANASQUAN- FIRST Ave. Beautiful 1BR cottage, fully furnished, cac, avail. immediately thru 6/15/07. No pets/smokers. $950/mo. Must see! Call 973-377-2943. MANASQUANFURNISHED 2BR beach house. Waterviews, close to town & trains. C/A, private deck & outside shower. Avail. 5/25-9/4/2007. $19,500. Call John at 732-904-0614, MANASQUAN- OFFICE space, flexible 120-650 sf. Convenient downtown location, utilities included. Avail. immediately. Call

THE OCEAN STAR, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007 MANASQUAN- IMMACULATE, furnished winter rental. Beachfront, 2BR, 1BA, W/D, D/W, $995/mo. + utils. Security. No smokers. No pets. Call 732-299-8927. MANASQUAN- YEARLY. 1BR furnished or unfurnished carriage house. Close to town. No pets. $1000/mo. + utils. Avail. MANASQUAN/WALLYEAR round. 3BR, huge yard w/shed, full bsmt., new kitchen & bath, C/AC, freshly painted. Neighborhood private beach rights. $2,150/mo. Call Anthony MARTHA'S VINEYARD- Mint cond. 3BR, 2BA Cape. Deck, outside shower. Overlooking farm, midway bet. beach & town. Avail. Summer 2007. Off season rates avail. 732-996-1027 or MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina. Barefoot Resorts golf community. Three private golf courses, pool, workout facility, 1/2 mile from ocean. 3BRs, 2.5BAs, 1st floor condo. Rental information 732-292-9900, cell NORMANDY BEACH- seasonal. Waterfront, 175’ of bulkhead, newly renovated, 5BR, 2BA, w/d, hdwd. flrs., custom kitchen, lg. deck. Weekly or monthly. ORTLEY BEACH- Exceptional year round, waterfront condo. Spacious 1BR w/all amenities. No pets. Must see. $1200/mo + PT. PLEASANT Beach- 1 & 2 BR apts. $1000-1300/mo. Heat, water, gas included. No pets. Call 732-528-4326 or PT. PLEASANT- On Canal. 2BR w/bsmt. $1,300/mo. + utils & security; Studio, utils included, $800/mo. + security. Contact Pat at All Shores Realty,

SEA BRIGHT- Winter. Executive, immac. charming, furnished 1 BR condo facing Ocean Ave. $975/mo. + utils. No pets. Call 201-337-4423. SEA GIRT- Summer rental. Large 4BR, 2BA, A/C, 3.5 blocks to beach. Memorial Day - Labor SEA GIRT- 5BR, 2BAs, formal DR, EIK, 2 car garage, close to town & schools. Good condition. Yearly lease $3,100/mo. Immediate occupancy. Call Mike Sweeney, 732-245-4415. Henry S. Schwier, Inc. Realtor, SEA GIRT- Governor’s Court. Year round rental, 2 units available! Conveniently located, 2BRs w/washer/dryer. Starting at $1,700/mo. + utils. Call Phil Schwier cell: 732-492-7365. Henry S. Schwier, Inc. Realtors. SEA GIRT- JULY, 2007. Perfect beach hideaway in this lovely 3BR, 2BA home close to beach & town. C/AC, hot tub, deck, fin. bsmnt. Avail. 7/1-7/31/07 $15,000. Call John at 732-904-0614, Kevin Murphy SEA GIRT- Professional office space avail. Rte. 71, approximately 2,500 sq. ft. dividable.

SPRING LAKE Hts.- Studio apt. $750/mo. + utils. Call Henry 732-492-8655. Henry S. Schwier, Inc., Realtors.

WALLANNUAL. 3BRs, $2,100/mo., Orchard Park area, Old Mill school district. All Shores Realty, 732-974-9254.

SPRING LAKE, year round, spacious 2BR apt., near beach, H&HW, garage, W/D, $2,200/mo. + security.

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SPRING LAKE- Charming 1BR apt. overlooking village, 3blks. to ocean, quiet setting. Excellent cond. Heat included. $1,250/mo. SPRING LAKE- Summer 2007, 3-4 BRs, beach, pool, locker, utilities, cable, WiFi included. www.rent4summer.com, SPRING LAKE- Yearly. 1+ BR, 2 story townhouse, furnished, pool, parking, 1.5BA. $2,000/mo. incl. H & HW. WALL- 1BR, very clean, nice backyard, bsmt., W/D, $1,050/mo. + utils, 1 month security. No pets/smokers. Avail. WALL- ALLAIRE Country Club Estates newly renovated 2BR, 2.5BA townhouse w/frpl., full basem*nt, private garage, e-mail: pixavailable, $1,995/mo.

PROFESSIONAL office State Hwy. 70 exposure. level, private bath. The Estate Co., Realtors

L. Business Opportunities AUTO INTERIOR repair and detailing business (B to B) franchise for sale. $90,000 includes supplies, van and setup and owner training. Ready to build-up. Monmouth/Ocean

M. Help Wanted ASSOCIATE EDITOR- For leading trade publication serving the packaging/converting industry. Must have at least 2 yrs. exp. working for business publisher rewriting news articles & creating feature stories w/editor. This is a growth position w/all benefits. Send resume to NV Business Publishers Corp., PO Box 188, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717 or e-mail jcurley@nvpub-

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BEAUTY DEMONSTRATORS needed in Ocean to promote beauty & skin care products. PT, $17/hr. E-mail [emailprotected] CUTS FITNESS for men is now accepting applications for P/T help. Call 732-714-8288. DRIVER-PT Wednesday & Thursday mornings. Approx. 8 hours/week for deliveries and general maintenance work such as newspaper recycling. Must have driver's license, ability to lift newspaper bundles, and be flexible to fill in for vacations of other drivers. Please call 732-223-0076 ext. 21 for more PART-TIME ORDER Processor to input clients orders into Quickbooks database & Excel. Fax resume to 732-292-1111 or email to bjunior@healthre-

EDUCATOR/PRESENTERPRESENT fun science after school programs to kids. Must have experience w/groups of kids. Need car. Paid training, $30/class. Ocean/Monmouth FT STOCK person, Health Food Store product tagging. Placement of product and add’l job HOUSE/PET SITTER needed in my Manasquan home mid Jan. thru mid April. Call for details LEGAL ASST.- Solo practitioner in Sea Girt. Matrimonial/family lawyer. Must be dependable & punctual. Knowledge of Windows XP & PC Law. Some exp. preferred. Opportunity to grow w/firm. Fax resume to

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SEA GIRT- Winter. 3BR, 1.5 blocks to beach, $900/mo + utils. No pets. Call

SPRING LAKE Hts.- Oaks Apartments. Lovely 1 BR apts. avail. No pets. 50% off 1st month. Call 732-644-3716 or

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Oceanblock! Third house from Ocean Terrace! Charming Cape-style home with 4 BRs, 2 baths, fireplace, hardwood floors in bedrooms, central air, gas heat, vinyl clapboard siding, 9-year old roof. Asking $949,000. Call Normandy Beach Office, 732-793-5500.

Open Bay! Beautiful custom-build home completely renovated in 2004 featuring living room with gas fireplace, 5 BRs including first-floor Master Suite, 3.5 baths, central air, deck & balconies, 100-year roof. Asking $1,995,000. Call Lavallette Office, 732-830-2700.

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OCEAN BEACH - UNIT II

Library Section!! Pristine Dutch Colonial with 4 large bedrooms, sunroom, fireplace, hardwood floors, walkup attic, basem*nt recreation room with bar and bonus summer kitchen, large lot, two-car detached garage. Reduced to $649,000! Call Point Pleasant Beach Office, 732-714-7900.

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POINT PLEASANT- Ranch style home. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths. Attached 1 car garage. New kitchen & appliances. hardwood floors throughout. (170-006654). $369,900. Dir. Beaver Dam Rd., rt. on Cardinal Dr. #2351.

BRICK - 15 year old 4 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial in great neighborhood. Large fencedin yard. 2100 sq. ft. Garage, close to Marinas/Bay. (170-006644). $395,000.

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BRICK - 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Full finished basem*nt with laundry room & workshop. Hardwood floors throughout. Completely renovated. (170006652). $339,000.

LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP - Franklin lakefront end unit. 2 bedrooms in original Leisure Village. (170006648). $115,000.

Totally renovated cottage close to bay and beach featuring 2 BRs, 1 full bath, vaulted ceilings, skylights in kitchen and living area, baseboard heat, C/A, plenty of off-street parking. Attic & shed for additional storage. Close to clubhouse, park, beach & Bay. Reduced to $409,999. Call Bay Head Office, 732-295-2008.

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THE OCEAN STAR, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007

PT MANAGEMENT Position avail. Corningware Corelle Revere Factory Store, Circle Factory Outlet Center, 1407 W. Atlantic Ave., Manasquan. Apply in person 732-223-0796. PT SALES Help- Teddy Bears by the Seashore. 732-449-7446. REAL ESTATE Sales- 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, REAL ESTATE- Have you dreamt of working at the beach? Training + support. Call Frances Graffeo, Mgr. Normandy Beach office. 732-793-6484. Weichert, RETAIL CASHIER/SALES- My Petique Pet Boutique, Manasquan. Must love animals, be personable & 18 yrs.+. Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm. Will train. THE BOROUGH of Belmar is accepting resumes for the position of Municipal Prosecutor. Please send to the Borough of Belmar, 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ. 07719, Attn: Margaret

P. Situations Wanted CAREGIVER FOR male, live-in 7 days, 24 hrs. Experienced & references. 732-984-1470. CARETAKER- LIVE-IN Personal care, home care. 7 yrs. experience, 5 w/professional couple Four Seasons at Wall. Family ELDER/CHILD CARE, housekeeping, live-in, live-out. In Belmar, Avon or Spring Lake. Experienced Polish woman w/referEUROPEAN CAREGIVER, English speaking, 7yrs experience w/refs. Hard worker & caring person is looking for job, live-in.

CAREGIVER- LIVE-IN- Experienced, reliable, excellent cook & housekeeper, caring, compassionate for his/her elder care. Excellent references. Call 732-899-7487 or 732-648-5229. POLISH REFERRAL Service, Inc.- Licensed/bonded. Serving all NJ area. Providing exp. live-in companions/housekeepers, w/excellent references. Call

S. Child Care LOVING, DEPENDABLE, nurturing, professional nanny willing to feed nutritious meals while you're out working. Call 732-223-0954. Also available

T. Instruction CERTIFIED TEACHER available for tutoring. French all levels, Spanish beginner and intermediate. 732-600-8799. ENGLISH TUTORING- Individualized instruction tailored for each student after personalized evaluation. One to one feedback & teaching that will interest & motivate each pupil. Certified teacher, master’s degree in English, doctorate in jurisprudence. Over 25 yrs. classroom & S.A.T. experience. Published author & journalist. Will travel to your home. Edward Shakespeare. 732-793-8126(h), JOYOUS PIANO lessons for the holidays & beyond in your home. Children 7 & older. Call QUALITY GUITAR instruction & performance. Juiliard grad. All ages, levels & styles. Call Keith

2007 TOYOTA Camry LEAM/FM/CD, pwr. driver’s seat, cruise, 2,630 miles. Silver. $18,250. Call 732-245-8876.

AFFORDABLE SMALL painting jobs 1 or 2 rooms, $75 per room. Call Joe 732-681-6570. Please leave message.

A NEW Year, a new car! Take over lease payments on a 2006 Malibu SS. Loaded. Payments are $388/mo. For more info. call

BARBARA SYKES CleaningCommercial & residential. Excellent refs. 732-785-1197.

AUTOS, TRUCKS, Vans- Any year or model, running or not. Highest cash paid- or donate to Madonna House or St. Rose H.S. for full market value, free

Y. Services A CLEAN Sweep- Local residential & small business cleaning service Move-ins/outs, post construction, seasonal clean-ups. Call 732-528-4877. A SUMMER Wind Cleaning Service- 20 yrs. exp. Owner supervised, fully insured, free estimates. Call Barbara, AFFORDABLE + ProfessionalJeannette's Cleaning Services. Free estimates. Fully insured. Residential/commercial. Reasonable rates. Cleaning weekly, biweekly, monthly. Excellent refs. Call 732-449-6882 or APPLIANCE REPAIRS - And sale of Maytag, GE, Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool, Kenmore and others. Courteous service by Apple Ap-

CARMELA’S CLEANING- We specialize in cleaning for the business professional. Let us be your helping hand in meticulous cleaning. Your office or home. We donate 10% of sales to the Humane Society. Call CLEAN-UP, DEMOLITION & Hauling- Debris removal. Call Randy Stoddard 732-751-9300 CLEAN-UPS, CLEAN-OUTS. single items or large quantities. Friendly, reliable. BobCat services also available. Free estimates. Call Shore Removal Service. Immediate response. CLEANING Service- Homes, condos. Many years experience, free estimates. Exc. refs., very honest, reliable & reasonable. COLLEGE ESSAY, HS & college writing, & English tutoring avail. 21 yrs. HS English teaching exp. MA from NYU. COMPUTER SERVICES- Frustrated? Ready to throw your PC out the window? Call 732-202-8721. Certified, expert, honest, personal, reliable serv-

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Plumbing & Heating Service REPAIRS ON Water Heaters & Dock Water Lines

X. Automotive

Sewer & Drain Cleaning Gas Piping - Boilers

1994 JEEP Cherokee. Good engine/body. New radiator, catalytic converter, tires. 158k miles. $2,695. 732-528-7819.

GRACE SULLIVAN Professional Cleaning service. 38 years serving the shore. Owner supervised. Honest, reliable, reasonable. Fully insured, free refs./estimates. 732-280-1087. DON CARNEVALE/ PAINTINGSpecializing Interiors. Neat, clean. Reasonable, reliable. Quality always! 25 yrs exper. References. Winter Rates.

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

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

PARALEGAL WILL help you organize your important papers & documents. Senior discount.

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526 BAY AVENUE POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ 08742 Jim Dattoli, Jr. Cell 732-773-5166 JimDattoli.com

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732-899-8202 Each Office Indepenently Owned & Operated

Combined 50+ Years of Fulltime Listing and Selling Experience OUTSTANDING AGENTS, OUTSTANDING RESULTS REDUCED TO SELL $499,900 • PT. PLEASANT BEACH OPEN HOUSE • SUN. 1/7 1-4PM

Only steps to the Bay and two blocks to the Beach! Totally renovated! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home features an open floor plan w/gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the home, a master suite w/cathederal ceiling, attached full bath, two walkin closets and a balcony w/bayviews! First floor bedroom has a full bath & added "Bonus Room" w/separate entrance. Many possibilities! Great location, up-to-date & meticulously maintained! Asking $1,395,000.

WALK TO BEACH! Desirable Pt. Pleasant Bch/Bay Head Border. 4BR, 2.5BA Col, 1 car GAR, LIV rm w/gas frplc. Balcony/Deck off mstr BR! Sliders to outdoor patio & more. Close to train, schools, restaurants & shopping, great summer or yr round location! Dir: Rt. 35/Rt. 88 Intersection. Right on Charleston (by McDonalds) to Maryland #512. Call Jim Dattoli Jr. x41 & visit www.JimDattoli.com

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS LARGE LOT - $499,900

2-story w/bsmt & GAR on very large lot 130x155x110x161 - overlooking Spring Lake Country Club. Ask for Jim Sr. x40.

___________________________________________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH ORDINANCE 2006-48 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH AT CHAPTER IX ENTITLED “TRAFFIC” AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING SECTION 9-9A ENTITLED “UNMETERED PARKING LOT TIME LIMITS” DESIGNATING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMERCIAL PARKING PASS WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach (Borough) recognizes the need to allow its business community the opportunity to utilize designated parking lots in a manner that is not overly restrictive and yet balances the needs of the business community with the needs of its residents; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Borough Council find and determine that for the benefit and welfare of its citizens it is necessary and advisable to establish regulations and provide for the enforcement of a commercial parking pass program within the Borough; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows: SECTION I Chapter IX of the Borough Code, entitled “Traffic”, Section 9-9A entitled “Unmetered Parking Lot Time Limits”, Schedule XVI entitled “Unmetered Parking Lot Time Limits” shall delete the following language from Schedule XVI: Name of Direction Time Hours Location Street Limit Arnold North Monday 3 Lot north of Avenue through Arnold Avenue Saturday extending from 9:00 A.M. River Avenue to to 5:00 Richmond P.M. Avenue with the exception of the northeast corner of the lot marked in orange where there shall be no time limitation. SECTION II Chapter IX of the Borough Code, entitled “Traffic”, Section 9-9A entitled “Unmetered Parking Lot Time Limits” shall be supplemented with the following text for a new Section 9-9A1 to be known as “Commercial Parking Pass” stating as follows: 9-9A1 Commercial Parking Pass Section 1. In accordance with the provisions of 9-9A above and with regard only to the Arnold Avenue North lot which is located north of Arnold Avenue extending from River Avenue to Richmond Avenue, hereinafter referred to as the Arnold Avenue North lot, the Borough shall allow a commercial parking pass to be issued pursuant to the following:

____________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT NOTICE OF RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,

that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, will hold a Re-Organization meeting on Sunday, January 7, 2007, commencing at 12:00 noon, in the Borough Hall Council Chambers, 2233 Bridge

Avenue, Point Pleasant, New Jersey. FORMAL ACTION MAY BE TAKEN. DAVID A. MAFFEI, RMC, CMFO Municipal Clerk/Administrator ($6.80) (20) (01-05)

Any business owner or operator of a business that is located within the Borough will be entitled to purchase commercial parking passes for use in the Arnold Avenue North lot only. Each business owner or business operator may claim a commercial parking pass by providing the following documentation: 1. Business License evidencing the Borough as the proper address of the business establishment for which the commercial parking pass is claimed; 2. One of the following identification cards to be presented by the business owner or operator: A. Current New Jersey driver or non-driver license; or B. Current New Jersey boat license; or C. Valid U.S. military photo identification; and 3. Vehicle registration card for each commercial vehicle for which a commercial parking pass is claimed; 4. Vehicle insurance card for each commercial vehicle for which a commercial parking pass is claimed. Section 2. An owner or operator of a business establishment registered within the Borough may claim up to five commercial parking passes per business establishment. Each commercial parking pass shall be issued for a fee of $500.00 per registered commercial vehicle. The commercial parking pass shall not be transferable between business entities nor between vehicles. A. The Borough Administrator is hereby authorized to issue to owners and operators of businesses licensed within the Borough providing proofs as set forth above in Section 1, up to five commercial parking passes for the parking of commercial vehicles in the Arnold Avenue North lot. B. The applicant shall complete a form provided by the Borough Administrator detailing the name of the business, the location of the business, the business license number, the applicant’s name and address, the insurance information, and the registration number of the commercial vehicle for which the business owner or operator desires a parking pass. C. Each business establishment is limited to receive five commercial parking passes, and each commercial parking pass shall be apply to only one registered commercial vehicle. D. The Borough Administrator will issue a placard which shall hang conspicuously from the commercial vehicle’s rearview mirror and which shall identify the license plate number of the commercial vehicle for which the commercial parking pass is registered. E. Said pass shall be issued on a yearly basis valid from January 1 to December 31 of the year issued. There shall be no proration if less than the full relevant period remains at the time an application for a pass is issued. There shall be no refunds for any unexpired pass that is returned to the Borough Administrator. F. Parking permission is subject to the following: 1. The commercial parking pass shall be and remain in effect until the end of the year unless surrendered or revoked prior thereto; 2. No amount paid on account of any commercial parking pass fee shall be refunded; 3. The issuance of a commercial parking pass shall not obligate the Borough to furnish parking facilities to the holder of said commercial parking pass; and 4. No commercial parking pass shall be issued for a vehicle with a gross weight exceeding 35,000 pounds. G. Permission to park may be revoked for any of the following: 1. Falsely representing the address of the business establishment; 2. Using a commercial parking pass insignia on a vehicle other than that for which the commercial parking pass was granted; 3. The commission by the operator of any vehicle which holds a commercial parking pass of any unlawful act prohibited by the laws of the state of New Jersey or for any act in violation of the provisions of this or contrary to any regulation of the Borough pertaining to the use and occupation of any parking area while entering, parking or The Ocean Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that

the Planning Board of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach has scheduled a workshop session for review of the Master Plan Re-evaluation on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach,

New Jersey. The public is invited to attend the workshop but may not participate. DIANE F. JOHNSON Clerk/Secretary Point Pleasant Beach Planning Board

NEW WATERFRONT LISTING PT. PLEASANT - $699,900

That 3BR bulk headed waterfront Ranch that is always in short supply...Bay Head Shores location for beach, tennis, clubhouse. Ask for Jim Sr. x40

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REDUCED TO SELL $459,900 • PT. PLEASANT

Bay Head Shores, reduced to sell! Lrg rooms and MBR suite w/Jacazzi, 9 ft. ceilings, club house, beach, tennis, boat basin available. Ask for Jim Jr. x41.

SUNSHINE HARBOR PT. PLEASANT

Magnificent Ranch in beautiful waterfront community. 3BR, 2BA, atrium rm, LR w/FP. Starter, vacation or retirement. $449,900. Ask for Jim Sr. x40

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leaving such parking area as set forth in this Ordinance; 4. Furnishing false information or fraudulent documents in connection with an application for a commercial parking pass. H. Reproduction of any commercial parking pass is prohibited: No person shall: a. Copy, reproduce, or otherwise create a commercial parking pass authorized pursuant to this Ordinance; b. Create a facsimile or counterfeit commercial parking pass; c. Display or use a commercial parking pass knowing same to have been copied, reproduced or otherwise crafted in violation of this Ordinance; I. Any person found violating the provisions of this Ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed two thousand ($2000.00) and/or imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days and forfeits the right to receive or use a commercial parking pass under this Ordinance for a period of three years; J. No commercial parking pass may be issued to a business establishment with three or more outstanding summonses by its commercial vehicle operators for violations of this Ordinance or any related parking Ordinance. K. In addition to the imposition of the above or any other penalty that may be imposed by law for the violation of any of the provision of this Ordinance, the Borough may provide for the removal of any vehicle which is allowed to stand or be parked in any parking area pursuant to this Ordinance. The business owner or operator shall bear the reasonable cost of removal and storage that may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle. L. Any violations under this Section that are disputed by the owner or operator of a business establishment to which the parking pass was issued, will be adjudicated before a hearing officer. Section 3. Notwithstanding the restriction of parking above provided, any business owner or operator who has received a parking pass as defined in this Ordinance shall be entitled to park in the spaces designated in the Arnold Avenue North lot pursuant to the following restrictions: 1. Parking will be limited to forty-eight (48) hours in any spot; any vehicle left over that time will be ticketed as being parked over the time limit allowed (overtime parking); provided, however, that for any vehicle parked Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. through Sunday at 12:00 p.m., there shall be a seventy-two hour limit in any one spot. 2. Any business establishment with four (4) or more tickets issued against its name for parking beyond the fortyeight (48) hour time period shall have its privileges revoked pursuant to this Ordinance by the Borough Administrator for the remainder of the calendar year, as well as for the following year. 3. The parking pass may only be utilized in the Arnold Avenue North lot. Section 4. The Borough Administrator shall serve as the hearing officer for any such suspension of this privilege. Should such suspension occur, the business owner or operator so affected may, within ten days from receipt of the notice of suspension, appeal the decision and seek a hearing before the Administrator. The Administrator's action after hearing shall be deemed the Borough's final action. SECTION III In the event any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by any Court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance or any remaining part of this Ordinance other than the part held unconstitutional or invalid. SECTION IV All ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistencies. SECTION V ($6.80) (20) (01-05) The Ocean Star ____________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach has scheduled the year 2007 reorganization meeting for Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach,

New Jersey. The public is invited to attend the reorgnization meeting but may not participate. DIANE F. JOHNSON Clerk/Secretary Point Pleasant Beach

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