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 »

Jersey Shore Tech Meetup Panelists Talk About the Ups and Downs of Launching Products

Panelists_at_Jersey_shore_Tech_product_event_Marc_imageDetailSizePanelists at the Jersey Shore Tech Meetup talk about launching products. | Marc Weinstein Technology entrepreneurs gathered inside an Asbury Park art gallery on May 26 to offer advice and recount their own personal experiences of the ups and downs of launching products in a crowded and competitive marketplace. During the two-hour Jersey Shore Tech presentation… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jersey Shore Tech Meetup Panelists Talk About the Ups and Downs of Launching Products

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

Suspended Asbury Park Police Officer, His Sister, Indicted In Insurance Fraud Scheme

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Alix Antoine, a 37 year old suspended Asbury Park Police Officer and his sister Patricia Louis, a/k/a Patricia Antoine, 43, of Clifton, were indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury today on charges related to their scheme that enabled the sister to receive medical benefits she was not entitled to through the Asbury Park Police Department, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Between June 1, 2009 and April 1, 2013 the siblings knowingly made false statements and tampered with public records resulting in Patricia being enrolled in Alix’s Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy provided by the Asbury Park PD.

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Posted: June 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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

Garden State Equality and Frivolous Deeds of Treachery

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”

David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

By Tommy DeSeno

beheadingGarden State Equality (GSE) is a civic group that supports equality for the LGBT community in New Jersey.  Started in 2004 by Steven Goldstein, a college professor and activist, it is run today by 25 year old Christian Fuscarino.  It’s powerful, with politicians and news media always at their events.

GSE has involved itself in protests of people, both business professionals and politicians, who they think are on the wrong side of LGBT equality.

For instance, GSE’s last protest was against Jack Kelly, an Ocean County Freeholder trying to get a cushy state job, seemingly to pad his pension.  A dozen years ago he wanted to deny pension benefits to the lesbian partner of the dying Laurel Hester, a sheriff’s officer, stating it would “hurt the sanctity of marriage.”  Before that, GSE protested Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican Congressman over a comment he denies making.

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Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

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 »

Asbury Park Man Climbs Through Sunroof To Steal From Car in Ocean

Not Damian Forde

Not Damian Forde

Damian Forde, Jr, 21 of Asbury Park, was charged with burglary of a vehicle and theft of property after an investigation by the Ocean Township Police Department determined that he entered a vehicle outside the Target store in the Seaview Square Mall and stole two electronic devices on Monday night, May 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Man Climbs Through Sunroof To Steal From Car in Ocean

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