RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for September, 2016. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

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9/1/16 – D/Sgt. Chris Isherwood arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Atlantic Highlands for Armed Robbery. The subject was remanded to the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center.

9/5/16 – D/Sgt. Chris Isherwood arrested Krischan Wehnke, 18, of Middletown for Armed Robbery. Wehnke was transported to MCCI in lieu of $250,000 bail set by Honorable Judge Joseph Quinn, JSC.

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RED BANK: STEWART GOODYEAR AT THE BASIE

stewart-goodyearPianist Stewart Goodyear helps usher in a new season of New Jersey Symphony concerts at the Count Basie Saturday evening. 

Continuing a decades-long and beautiful relationship with the Count Basie Theatre, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to Red Bank Saturday night for the first in a new season of concerts — and to sound the keynote in the company of a performer who’s been branded a “phenomenon” by music critics and fans alike.

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RED BANK: SATURN RISING AT SALON SHOW

brittany-james-painting-copyRecent paintings by local artist Brittany James (below) are on display at Broad Street’s Salon Concrete, beginning with a reception Saturday evening.

brittany-jamesFor the 10th and latest in a series of art and cultural events hosted at Salon Concrete, the downtown Red Bank hair studio takes a slight turn toward the cosmic with “Return of Saturn,” a solo exhibit of recent oil paintings by Asbury Park resident Brittany James.

This Saturday, the salon opens its doors for an opening party that pairs an appearance by the featured artist with a photo shoot of models whose hair will be styled by Salon Concrete’s stylists and colorists, taking inspiration from James’ art.

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RUMSON SCHOOLS WELCOME THERAPY DOG

violet_-_therapy_dog_with_kids_at_deane-porterStudents at Deane-Porter School greet their new reading buddy, Violet, Rumson-Fair Haven’s therapy dog.

Press release from Rumson School District

Often, children who have difficulty reading, fear the judgment they receive and become self-conscious while practicing the skill aloud. A reading program involving a dog as a listener has the potential to change that.

Recently, students at Rumson’s Deane Porter and Forrestdale schools welcomed a very special regular guest, as Violet, the official therapy dog of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, joined several RFH students in English Language Arts classes at the two borough schools.

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RED BANK: CURLEY, CHRISTIE TRADED F-BOMBS

SB christie long 082813Governor Chris Christie with Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long in August, 2013, just days before lanes to the George Washington Bridge were shut down as part of an alleged campaign of political retaliation. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

WARNING: The F bomb and other profanity appears in this post.

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03The Bridgegate trial underway in federal court in Newark served up some scatological testimony Wednesday about a purported expletive-packed exchange between Governor Chris Christie and former Red Bank Councilman (now Monmouth County Freeholder) John Curley.

According to various reports, a former Christie staffer, Christopher Stark, described a volcanic phone call between the two Republican pols after Curley referred to the governor as a “fat fuck,” an insult Curley acknowledges he leveled, in so many words.

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RED BANK: CETERA (ET CETERA) AT THE BASIE

ceteraPop crooner and former Chicago frontman Peter Cetera (above) takes it to the Count Basie stage on Thursday night…while Jay Siegel (below) brings The Tokens of “Lion Sleeps Tonight” fame to town in a Friday package of Old Time Doo Wop.

jay-siegelAs a charter member of the pop institution that is the band Chicago, his was one of several different voices that took the lead on their 1970s radio hits — most notably “25 or 6 to 4” and “Feeling Stronger Every Day.” As the group survived and thrived into the 1980s, however, it was the buttermilk-soul voice of Peter Cetera that best defined the Chicago sound, during a next-wave run of signature recordings that included “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” and “You’re the Inspiration.”

The singing bassman brought that crooning capital to a solo career that kicked off in earnest 20 years ago, and that has netted him multiple nominations for Grammy Awards — and even an Oscar nod, thanks to a slew of soundtrack standouts from such films as Karate Kid 2, Pretty Woman, Three Men and a Baby and Chances Are. It’s all part of a considerable catalog that forms the foundation of Cetera’s set, when he visits the Count Basie Theatre tomorrow night, October 6, for a concert that keynotes an October musical interlude on the famous stage.

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LINCROFT: CBA HOLDS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

2016-open_house-tech-clubMembers of the Tech Club at Christian Brothers Academy explain the details of their program to attendees at last weekend’s CBA Open House for the Class of 2021.

Press release from Christian Brothers Academy

On Sunday, October 2, Christian Brothers Academy held its annual Open House event for prospective students and their families. Information on a full lineup of the academics, activities and athletics available to CBA students was on display, as were the hard-working faculty and staff members who make such programming possible.

Attendees were given the chance to meet current students, tour the facilities, and register for the upcoming October 29 Entrance Exam. Over 40 different student clubs and organizations were on display, as were the 18 Varsity athletic programs and the state-record eight ShopRite Cups.

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FAIR HAVEN MARINE MAKES WALL OF HONOR

joe-mcgovern-familyKnollwood School graduate Joseph McGovern Jr.,USMC is pictured with his parents Joseph Sr. and Theresa, after the ceremonial unveiling of his photo on the school’s “Wall of Honor.”

Press release from Fair Haven School District

joe_mcgovernA ceremony was held on September 26 to honor Joseph (Joe) McGovern Jr., who graduated eighth grade at Knollwood School in Fair Haven in 2012. Joe’s photo has been added to the school’s “Wall of Honor” display featuring graduates who are proudly serving their country in the armed forces.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 20, 2016 to October 4, 2016. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

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Theft: The victim reported the theft of her lawn mower from her garage . The theft occurred on 9-20-16 in the area of River St. The Lawn mower is valued at $200.00. Ptl. George Travostino.

Criminal Mischief: On 9-22-16 the words “BANK SQUAD” were observed in blue colored spray paint on the sidewalk located in the parking lot of City Center Plaza on Water St. Ptl. Stanely Balmer.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 24 to September 30, 2016. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Crimes

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/24/16. Victim reports unknown subject made purchase using false identity. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.

Arrests

Damere T. Holiday, male age 25 of Long Branch was arrested on 9/24/16 for Contempt of Court in the area of Broad Street by Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro.

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RBR SENDS FIVE VOICES TO ALL STATE CHORUS

all-state-choir-rbrRed Bank Regional’s representatives to this school year’s All State Chorus are (left to right) Maddie Stout, Erin Ostrowski, Dannielle Wolf, Jade Glab and Victoria White. The students audition for these coveted spots in the state honor chorus.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Five vocal majors from Red Bank Regional High School‘s esteemed Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) have been selected for the prestigious All State Choir. They are senior Danielle Wolf, Shrewsbury (third year at All State); senior Jade Glab, Belmar (third year at All State); senior Victoria White, Union Beach (second year at All State); junior Erin Ostrowski, Little Silver, (second year at All State); and sophomore Maddie Stout, Neptune City, who debuts at All State this year.

The young ladies are all members of the All State Mixed Chorus, except Victoria White who will perform with the Treble Choir. The latter is composed solely of female singers.

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RED BANK: GRANT $, GALA FOR TWO RIVER

trt two river theater 2012From press materials by Two River Theater 

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has announced the major grants and awards the theater has received for its 2016/17 Season. Total funding for the season currently exceeds $500,000 in grants.

In addition, Two River Theater Company has announced the scheduling of a fundraiser Halloween Ball for 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Costumed attire is “highly recommended” for the event in which all proceeds benefit TRTC’s programs and operations, with “ghoulish delights by et al.” and live music by New Life Crisis also on the agenda. Tickets ($200) can be reserved through the theater’s box office, and more information (including details on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities) is available from Camille Susarchick at (732)345-1400 x1805 or csusarchick@trtc.org.

Read on for full details on the generous supporters and major funders of this year’s TRTC schedule.

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RED BANK: BROMBERG, BRADLEE AT THE BASIE

david-bromberg-2-500x332Master multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg (above) brings his Big Band AND special guests to a belated-birthday concert at the Count tomorrow night…while Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (below) maintain the retro-rocking groove on Wednesday.

PMJ-PR-shotIt’s become something of an annual must-see appointment for music-mad fans on the greater Red Bank Green — or it might have been, had it not skipped a year in 2015. But when Grammy-lauded multi-instrumentalist and musicologist David Bromberg returns with his 12-piece Big Band to the Count Basie Theatre tomorrow night, October 4, he’ll be making up for hurt feelings and lost time with a special Big Band Bucket List Birthday Bash that finds the well-mannered virtuoso and good-humored entertainer (who turned 71 this past September 19) joined for the occasion by some folkie friends who are headline-worthy performers in their own right.

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RUMSON: DELI COUNTERMAN TO DISH HERE

The trailer for “The Sturgeon Queens,” a PBS documentary about Russ & Daughters released in 2014.

morsels smallWith luck, the Greater Red Bank Green will have a new, authentic Jewish deli by Thanksgiving, as reported last week by redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

Meantime, folks salivating for the arrival of Shapiro’s New York Style Delicatessen in Red Bank — or mourning the pending demise of New York’s Carnegie Deli —can nosh for an hour or two on the memories and insights of a counterman whose family knows from lox and herring.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, for the month of August, 2016, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

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August 4- Trevor Brian, 23, of Tinton Falls, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Branch Ave. for Driving While Intoxicated. P.O. Brian Conover made the arrest.

August 6- Courtney Calderon, 28, of Ocean, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Branch Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Asbury Park Municipal Court in the amount of $101.00. P.O. Brian Miller made the arrest.

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CLEAN WATER EVENTS IN FAIR HAVEN, RUMSON

CINDY ZIPF 062816Cindy Zipf is pictured addressing a crowd at Rumson’s Bingham Hall on recent pollution issues in the Navesink River. The Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action returns to the borough on October 18, for a free public lecture event sponsored by the Rumson Garden Club.

From press materials furnished by Rumson Garden Club; Monmouth Conservation Foundation

The middle of October will see two free public-welcome discussions — one in Rumson, one in Fair Haven — that aim to furnish the public with updated information on the effort to address the pollution problem in the Navesink River, as well as provide tips on ways that individual residents and business owners can pitch in to help improve the quality of our area’s waterways.

On the morning of Tuesday, October 18, the Rumson Country Club is the setting for a special lecture entitled “Watershed Mindfulness: We Are All Connected to the Sea;” presented by Rumson Garden Club and featuring as guest speaker Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of the Sandy Hook-based nonprofit Clean Ocean Action (COA).

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M’SOUTH EDGES RFH; RBC SQUEEGEES COLONIA

Rich Chrampanis and the video cameras of Shore Sports Zone got to seven rainy games in Monmouth and Ocean counties Friday night, starting at Middletown South, where the Eagles hosted Rumson-Fair Haven in a matchup of unbeaten 2016 state champs. In the end, a missed point-after-touchdown, lost fumbles and a swarming Eagles defense made the difference in the 14-13 outcome, with the Eagles now 4-0.

Across the river at Count Basie Field, Red Bank Catholic played host to Colonia, and quickly established dominance on a fumble recovery that led to a one-yard TD. Third-string QB Nick Brusca was dominant, posting three running TDs. Final score: 35-0.

As previously reported, the Holmdel v. Red Bank Regional game scheduled for Friday at Little Silver was postponed due to illness on the Holmdel squad.

(Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)