‘I have to prove my innocence,’ says Asbury Park man charged in shootout with cop

A man accused of attempted murder in an exchange of gunfire with a police officer in Asbury Park that left a young girl with a graze wound rejected a plea deal of 15 years in prison Monday and will instead go to trial. Dante Allen, 23, of Asbury Park, faces up to 36 years in a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Remove the Statue of Asbury’s James Bradley, the Jim Crow of the North

By Tom DeSeno

James A Bradley statue in Asbury Park, NJ

Let me solve America’s current war on statues.  Not just weigh in – solve it.

Whether or not to remove a statue should be governed by the “doctrine of subsidiarity.”  What is subsidiarity?   The doctrine holds, “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need.”

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Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Race, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

About the Asbury Park Anti-Hate Rally

By Art Gallagher

For this conservative Republican who believes in Dr. King’s dream, there was much more to be hopeful about than to fear at the Anti-Hate rally in Asbury Park yesterday. There was actually nothing to fear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on About the Asbury Park Anti-Hate Rally

Scotch Plains Man Arrested For Pepper Spray Attack in Asbury Park

photo via Joe Grillo’s facebook page

Morris May White, 22, of Scotch Plains, was arrested in Asbury Park on Sunday evening and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon after he pepper sprayed a transgender woman who was participating in a sign making event in preparation for Monday’s Stand Against Hate rally in the city, according to The Asbury Park Sun.

White’s arrest in not being treated as a hate crime, according to the report.

Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo, as Asbury Park Board of Education member and one of the organizers of the anti-hate rally characterized the incident as a “hate assault” on facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Sun, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Scotch Plains Man Arrested For Pepper Spray Attack in Asbury Park

Asbury Park Fire Displaces Family of Five, Help Them Get On Their Feet

Sherrice Lyles and her children

A fire in Asbury Park yesterday has left a single mother and her four children, ages 2 through 11 without a suitable place to live.

Sherrice Lyles was sitting on the porch of the Prospect Ave home she moved into just last week yesterday afternoon when she smelled smoke and heard the alarms go off inside her home. She entered the house and saw flames in her son’s room and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

The Asbury Park Fire Department arrived shortly after the 4:25 p.m. call, according to Asbury Park Sun.

The blaze was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

OpEd: Asbury Park’s New Charter School and Religious Funding

By Tommy DeSeno

“College Achieve” charter school is trying to open in Asbury Park. It’s operated by Mike Piscal, who is known in the education field for making charter schools in California go broke, for having lax policy on sexual harassment and choosing spokespeople the likes of Bill Cosby. After California he spent two years in Las Vegas, then recently had a failed attempt to open a charter school in Brooklyn.

Having come back home to New Jersey, he incorporated “College Achieve” charter school with no assets other than the $75.00 filing fee, with an address at his father’s house in Toms River.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Education, Marriage Equality, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

By Popular Demand—the Garden State Film Festival will return to Asbury Park

The Garden State Film Festival announced today that it will return to its original home in Asbury Park for its “Sweet 16” anniversary after a four year hiatus in Atlantic City.

“We are coming back largely due to the popular and steady demand of our legions of fans,” said GSFF Board Chairman Nicholas J. Falcone While many factors played a role in our decision to return to our original home, we had to listen to them. This move is in no way is a statement about our four-years in Atlantic City, where we were given an incredible reception and great cooperation.”

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Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on By Popular Demand—the Garden State Film Festival will return to Asbury Park

Asbury Park Police seek public’s help in locating 13 year old runaway girl

The Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating Gina Perrilla, a 13 year old girl who ran away from Child Protection and Permanancy (CP&P, formerly DYFS).

Perrilla is hispanic, 13 years of age, 5’5″, approx 190 to 200 lbs with long curly hair. She is known to frequent Asbury Park. She also claims to be a member of the bloods street gang.

Anyone who sees or comes in contact with her is advised to contact the Asbury Park Police Department at (732)774-1300 or the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)431-7160

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Posted: February 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Police seek public’s help in locating 13 year old runaway girl

Missing Asbury Park Girl Returns Home Safely

America Rice aka Serenity, the 14 year old girl who yesterday was reported missing since Sunday, February, 19, has returned home safely, according to a report in The Asbury Park Press.

Police said that Serenity returned home safely on Wednesday evening.

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Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Missing Asbury Park Girl Returns Home Safely

14 year old Asbury Park girl is missing

The Asbury Park Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 14 year old city girl who was last seen on Sunday, February 19th.

America Rice aka Serenity, is African American, 5’2″, 145 lbs with brown eyes, red/auburn hair, light brown complexion.

Anyone with information about Serenity’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective April Bird at 732-774-1300.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 14 year old Asbury Park girl is missing