A short film about pooping in Monmouth County

A short film about #2 is destined to be #1 at the first annual Boardwalk Film Festival in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove this weekend.

House Brokenwritten, produced and co-starring Heather Brittain O’Scanlon is a short film about a couple struggling to potty train their reluctant 4-year old, and the strain that puts on their marriage and social lives.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Ocean Grove | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Garden State Equality to move its headquarters to Asbury Park

GSE Asbury ParkGarden State Equality, the powerful LGBTG advocacy group, announced today that it is moving its headquarters to Asbury Park in a fundraising email by Executive Director Christian Fuscarino.

Fuscarino said the move was prompted by his desire to have a headquarters that is ADA compliant and by Asbury Park’s history as a LGBT gathering place.

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Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Garden State Equality, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Jazzy Punk Classics in Asbury Park Weds Night

Punk Asbury PosterThe Jersey Shore and Monmouth County in particular is known throughout the world for its contributions to rock and roll and pop music.

Wednesday night a global talent… local artist Deborah Dutcher of Rumson, who is known in London as Christine in “Phantom of the Opera” will perform punk classics like the Ramones’ I Wanna Be Sedated and the Clash’s Lost in the Supermarket “re-imagined” as jazz standards in a show called Punk Standards at the new Asbury Hotel.

The show was conceived by Phil Kuntz, also of Rumson, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for Bloomberg News who has also worked for The Wall Street Journal.

Accompanying Dutcher on the piano will be Joe McGinty, an Atlantic City native who know owns the New York piano bar, Sid Gold’s Request Room.

McGinty will follow Dutcher’s performance with live piano karoke.

The show starts at 8pm and is free.  Seating is limited so get there early.

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Posted: July 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Jazzy Punk Classics in Asbury Park Weds Night

About 1,000 join at Asbury ParK equality walk in wake of Orlando attack

assetContent (27)ASBURY PARK — Danielle DiNapoli is no stranger to the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, that was recently attacked by a lone gunman that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured. When she heard about the attack, she said, “It literally felt like my heart was being ripped out.” DiNapoli, 35, of Spring Lake,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on About 1,000 join at Asbury ParK equality walk in wake of Orlando attack

A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

assetContent (26)FREEHOLD — A year after a Neptune Township police sergeant chased down his ex-wife and opened fire on her in broad daylight on an Asbury Park street, authorities have yet to release a report on how cops responded to the deadly shooting and the history of the couple’s tumultuous relationship. In announcing that the findings into… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

This Memorial Day, Remember American Military Killed at the Urging of the Asbury Park Connected Sheikh, Taqi Usmani

By Tommy DeSeno

Sheikh Usmani

Sheikh Usmani

In Asbury Park, all the boardwalk buildings including Convention Hall, The Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar are owned by a Middle Eastern company named Capital Guidance, by way of a holding company they formed called Madison Marquette.  Capital Guidance operates Madison Marquette from their offices in Reston Virginia, amid the fastest growing Islamic concentration in the country.

Capital Guidance employs a Sharia Advisory Board chaired by a Pakistani Mufti, Muhammad Taqi Usmani.  When it comes to human rights, this scrivener of that area’s Sharia laws is a monster. He has a 30 year career of jailing gays, beating women for being raped and like atrocities, such as supporting modern slavery.

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Posted: May 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Former N.J. assemblyman rescues woman from drowning in Asbury Park lake

assetContent (11)The moment someone in his Asbury Park office yelled “Oh my God, there’s a woman in the lake drowning!” Jason O’Donnell’s experience as a Bayonne firefighter kicked in. The former firefighter, city public safety director and assemblyman says it was instincts that propelled him and a co-worker out the door and across Wesley Lake to save… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Former N.J. assemblyman rescues woman from drowning in Asbury Park lake

Joe Woerner resigns from Asbury Park Council to focus on his son’s health

Joe and Michael WoernerAsbury Park Councilman Joe Woerner announced his resignation from the city’s governing body this evening in a poignant post on facebook wherein he publicly disclosed his family’s struggle with his son Michael’s genetic mutation which was diagnosed the month following his election in 2014.

Michael’s condition has recently taken a turn for the worse.

Woerner’s posted as follows:

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Posted: April 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bruce Springsteen, Will You Support Asbury Park Gays Against Bigotry and Refuse to Play There, Too?

 

By Tommy DeSeno

Tommy DeSeno1Greetings, Bruce!

I hail from the City of your choosing, Asbury Park New Jersey.  A fan since you named your first album after our fair city; I’m one of your loyal “kids huddled on the beach in the mist.”  We’ve met on those nights you thrill the locals with impromptu performances at the Stone Pony, which made that venue famous.

I’ve noticed your occasional forays into politics, including your concert cancellation in North Carolina to protest laws about who gets to use what bathroom, and who gets to sue for discrimination.

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Posted: April 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce to Honor Company Connected to Homophobic, Racist Sheikh

By Tommy DeSeno

carousel_awards_2016The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce by all accounts is handled well. It was once as out of sorts as the City itself, run by the gas company with mostly out of City gatherings.

Lifetime resident Don Stine gave it a boost in 2002.  He formed the competing “Asbury Park Merchants Guild,” which gobbled up all the new businesses that were opening at the time as members.  It was vibrant, fresh and gave Asbury Park some great events. Little did anyone know Stine purposely designed it not to last.  He wanted to jump start the Chamber through competition, then eventually merge with it.  That happened.  The Merchants Guild became a special events committee of the Chamber, which has been running well ever since.

Yet there is something ominous coming this May 13, when the Chamber honors the Stone Pony with a Carousel Award, despite it being revealed that the parent company who owns the Pony is rooted in the Middle East and has a brutal Sharia Law advisor named Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani.

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Posted: March 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »