According to documents provided by the county prosecutor’s office, Peter Mullen, 23, of Tallwood Lane in Lincroft, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of aggravated assault on police officers and one count of resisting arrest arising out of an incident on White Street on May 28.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 13 to September 19, 2013.
Report of Theft in the area of Marshalls, Broad Street on 9/18/13. Victim reports purse taken from shopping cart by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $310.00. Purse later recovered. Ptl. Frank Neary.
Report of Vehicle Burglary in the area of 55-59 White Road on 9/19/13. Victim reports wallet taken from unlocked vehicle by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $110.00. Sgt. Michael Gallagher investigating.
By GRACE GOLDONI
As someone who bills herself as a “spiritual intuitive counselor” and professes to hear angels talking in languages she doesn’t speak, Lenore Dinger might defy expectations.
She looks, quite frankly, like the average mom she is. Seated at a small table in closet-sized room where she counsels clients at Earth Spirit new age store on Monmouth Street in Red Bank, she’s more likely to wear a denim shirt than a peasant dress. Her hair, simply cut, is free of dreamcatchers and swirling silks. There’s no crystal ball on the table.
Nor, she says, does she just make stuff up to seem all-knowing.
“I don’t play that game that a lot of psychics out there play,” said Dinger. “I don’t want it played on me, and I don’t play it on people.”
Meet the seer who admits that she doesn’t always see. When it comes to insights into a client’s past lives, or guidance on the future, Dinger said, “if I don’t know, I’m going to tell you I don’t know.”
Local faves Brian Kirk and the Jirks, above, return for the fourth Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival on Sunday. Below, Touch-a-Truck parks it at the Red Bank Middle School Saturday in a fundraiser for the Monmouth Day Care Center. (Click to enlarge)
Friday, September 20:
LINCROFT: Carpe diem at TEDxNavesink, where attendees will get to experience 25 live talks in addition to livecast sessions from the “TEDxCity2.0” conference. TED is a nonprofit organization devoting to sharing “Ideas worth Spreading.” The nine-hour day is filled with sessions on topics like redrawing our oceans, repicturing paradise, remapping the self and more. The sold-out event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center and is followed by a light reception. Newman Springs Road.
RUMSON: The second annual Canterbury Arts: A Tapestry of the Arts show features works by New Jersey artists, with all proceeds going to Outreach Grants to benefit Lunch Break, Family Promise, HABcore, 180 Turning Lives Around and more.The three-day exhibition kicks off Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church. Tickets include a wine, beer, and hors d’oeurves/dessert and admission to all days of the show. Reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are $10 day admission, $40 reception (in advance), $50 at the door. 7 Lincoln Avenue.
Weapons may be surrendered anonymously, with no questions asked, at the borough police department and at a site in Asbury Park under a program run by the county prosecutor’s office.
Jonathan Chapin, 20, of Maple Avenue, was arrested as he rode a stolen bicycle away from the Krauszer’s convenience store on River Road – after taking a sweater-wrapped axe to the front door, police allege.
It was an unsettled afternoon in downtown Red Bank. A series of pouting, petulant young men and women were hanging out on the corner of Broad and West Front streets, getting on your Model Citizen correspondent’s nerves.
Crossing Broad to escape the negativity, we were immediately distracted by Brandi Coleman’s laid-back look. In cutoff shorts with a white lace throw waving behind her as she strode, she was a breath of fresh air amid the crop tops and t-shirts. Her bag hung freely on her shoulder, its long fringes almost grazing the sidewalk.
Bare shelves indicate a critical shortage of food items at Lunch Break’s Red Bank facility. The charitable nonprofit that marks 30 years of service in 2013 is putting out the call for more food donations in advance of its October fundraising gala. (Click to enlarge)
Press release from Lunch Break
Founded in 1983 as the first Monmouth County soup kitchen and pantry by a group of concerned citizens, Lunch Break is currently the largest and most accessible such facility. Today, Executive Director Gwendolyn Love, her staff, and more than 2,000 volunteers continue that original commitment and so much more — but even as the nonprofit prepares to celebrate 30 years of service to the community, the director points out that “our resources are critically low.”
“With summer vacation over and the push to get kids back to school and the signs of fall popping up everywhere, at Lunch Break the sign of fall is bare shelves in the pantry,” says Love. “The toughest times of year for us are September and October, as well as February and March, where we face critical shortages. We try to plan for these months, but with the daily increase in demand for our services, when the food is gone, it’s gone. It’s heart wrenching to plan and not be able to meet the need.”
“Unfortunately, it’s a sign of the times,” said Love. In a study released last week by the Legal Services of the New Jersey Poverty Research Institute it was concluded that over two million people in New Jersey struggle to meet their basic needs. This represents a significant increase of over 300,000 since the beginning of the economic recession.
The RBR Buccaneer Athletic Foundation members proudly stand before the new lights on the RBR athletic field. Left to right are (back row) foundation members Don Chamberlain, Scott Navitsky, athletic foundation President Cathy Reardon, RBR Athletic Director Del Dal Pra, RBR Superintendent Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz; (front row) Anne Amato, Debbie Juliano, Jody Navitsky and Judy Bonanno. Not pictured are foundation members Diane Davis and Beth Lloyd. (Click to enlarge)
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
After two years of fundraising, The Red Bank Regional Buccaneer Athletic Foundation (RBRBAF) has succeeded in its founding initiative of bringing lights to the Red Bank Regional athletic field in the fruition of their “Let There Be Lights” campaign —and on the evening of September 20, the Friday Night Lights come on for the first time, as the RBR Buccaneers play the Wall Township Crimson Knights in a contest that kicks off at 7 pm.
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 31 to September 12, 2013.
Guilherme Ortiz, male age 24 of Newark was arrested on 8/31/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Sycamore Avenue by Ptl. Ryan Cullinane.
Jason M. Smith, male age 26 of Newark was arrested on 9/3/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Sycamore Avenue by Ptl. Ralph Latham.
Taronne R. Ross, male age 39 of Newark was arrested on 9/5/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Sycamore Avenue by Ptl. Ryan Cullinane.
For the fourth year in a row, autumn kicks off this weekend with the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival. Featuring headliner bivalves and brew, the event is also a showcase for dozens of local restaurants, a fundraiser, and an open-air music event that draws thousands of visitors to the White Street municipal parking lot. It runs from noon to 7 p.m., with a rain date of September 29. Admission is $5 for anyone over 10. (Click to enlarge)
Dozens of Lunch Break supporters turned out at Red Bank’s Downtown Wednesday night to help kick off a drive toward a major fundraising gala for the the borough-based food pantry to be held October 21 at the Navesink Country Club. Local musical favorites The Haven were joined onstage by singer and Lunch Break trustee Susan Haugenes, at right with a fan, Mike Rovere. (Click to enlarge)
Christina Dostie examines the last figs of the season picked from her Italian fig tree, seen to the left in background. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)
By JIM WILLIS
A recent tweet from Tom Labetti over on Elm Place alerted us to the possibility of a profusion of figs in the Red Bank area.
With senses on high alert for neighbors who might be willing to part with some of their figgy bounty, we came across Christina Dostie over on Mori Place, who is picking some of the last figs of the season off the tree in her backyard.
It turns out her tree is no ordinary black bucket special from Lowe’s, either.
“This tree was a birthday gift from my mother and my sister,” she tells PieHole. They got it from “an Italian guy in Manalapan who grafts them from fig trees from Italy, and they’re sweet as pie.”
Dozens of cyclists, some of them regulars on a Tuesday night ride from the Red Bicycle Studio in Red Bank, assembled for a ride Tuesday evening as a way of pulling for Cole Porter, the Shrewsbury cyclist who suffered serious injuries in an accident during Sunday’s Tour de Fair Haven.
Cindy Arko, right, showed off a t-shirt made up to commemorate the ride, which left from Marine Park and was scheduled to pass by a Porter family gathering in Holmdel. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By TOM CHESEK
The way that Brian Smiga sees things, it’s an idea whose time had come — even before the arrival of a thing called Sandy.
“All of us here on the Shore recently experienced a big event that disrupted our lives,” says the native Rumsonite, software entrepeneur, actor and venture capitalist. “There’s really no time like that, no moment like this one, to plan for the next 20 years and beyond.”
The future of what Smiga calls “the country Shore” — in particular the Bayshore, Atlantic coastline and “Two River” areas of Monmouth County — is the primary topic this Friday, when the first-ever TEDx Navesink event comes to the Performing Arts Center at Brookdale Community College. The daylong ideafest features more than two dozen short lectures by innovators in education, technology, science, sustainability and the arts, who “will give the talks of their lives during 5-to 18 minute presentations that focus on their contributions, thoughts and vision for the future of the New Jersey Shore,” according to the promo lit.
By JOHN T. WARD
A long brick wall, traffic flow and merchandise deliveries emerged as early concerns as the Red Bank Planning Board took up the question of whether to allow a Walgreen’s pharmacy on Broad Street Monday night.
At the first of several expected hearings on the proposal, an engineer for he developer sought to depict the proposed 14,200-square-foot store as an improvement on what was there for decades: the now-closed Rassas Buick showroom, opposite the foot of Maple Avenue.
There will be less impervious ground cover, more greenery and better vehicular access, according to engineer Dan Dougherty.
But questions from board members and the public reflected concerns about the store’s size, placement and more.
“Garfield Place will be 137 feet of brick wall,” said nearby resident Art Ziemanis.
“A 137-foot brick wall standing 37 feet at its peak – it just doesn’t seem to fit the site,” said Monica Boscarino.
By TOM CHESEK
His adventures include an attack by a rabid coyote, abduction by an obscure doomsday cult and forced labor on an Amish farm, as a result of his having toilet-papered the farmer’s buggy (he also managed to impregnate and run off with the farmer’s daughter).
He’s Fake Dave Cicirelli, and beginning three years ago, the real Dave Cicirelli chronicled his ersatz odyssey in an epic series of Facebook posts, keynoted by the sudden announcement that he was quitting his job as a successful and award-winning art director in New York in order to embark upon a soul-searching, westbound walking sojourn.
By the time that the Facebook version of Dave returned to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, “to adopt the Amish way of life… leaving the world of Facebook with a heart full of sadness,” he had amassed hundreds of new friends and even a stalker or two — while an increasingly isolated Real Dave was lying low from the world in his former family home.
The River Plaza, Middletown native tells his double-life story with double-edged candor and humor in the memoir Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies, to be released Tuesday by Sourcebooks. On Thursday, the first-time author comes to River Road Books in Fair Haven for a 7:30 pm reading and signing appearance that promises to reunite the real-world Dave with several of the Facebook friends who played a part, consciously or not, in the social media saga.
The Local Literary Desk at redbankgreen talked with Cicirelli about playful lies and rippling repercussions, before Oprah or Jon could get to him. Read on…
Friends of Cole Porter, the Shrewsbury man who was seriously injured in a cycling accident during Sunday’s Tour de Fair Haven, are planning what one called a “suffer fest” bike ride in his honor Tuesday evening.
Porter, a regular in Tuesday night group rides out of the shop, is said to have suffered a brain injury when he collided with a race official during the first of six scheduled races Sunday.
Canio Paradiso, center, and crew at the Red Bank Sub Shop, which opened Monday morning at 8A Monmouth Street more than two years after Paradiso first filed plans for the business. (He promises redbankgreen the scoop on what took so long.)
At right, a view of the unusual air-shaft seating area we wrote about in July 2011. (Click to enlarge)
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department.
August 1– Louis Haynes, 3rd, 24, of Tinton Falls, NJ, was arrested on Prospect Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Union Township Municipal Court. P.O. Peter Giblin made the arrest.
August 1– A resident from Laurelwood Dr. reported Criminal Mischief after discovering that an unknown subject(s) damaged her mailbox during the early morning hours. P.O. Eric Van Schaack investigated.
August 5– A resident from Oakes Rd. reported Burglary after discovering that an unknown subject(s) entered his vehicle sometime during the night. P.O. Amanda Arnold and Det. Greg Oliva investigated.
Theft occurring between 8-30-13 and 9-6-13 at Riverside Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole $1,000.00 in cash from bedroom of condo. Ptl. Nicholas Maletto.
Theft from vehicle occurring between 9-6-13 and 9-7-13 at Newman Springs Rd. Victim reported that unknown person(s) took a check from parked vehicle. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.
Criminal Mischief occurring on 9-8-13 at Locust Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) damaged tire on parked vehicle. Ptl. James DePonte.
A rider in the first race of Sunday’s Tour de Fair Haven series of bike races was seriously injured in a crash, police confirmed to redbankgreen.
The rider, whose identity is not yet being disclosed, was transported by MONOC helicopter to the trauma center at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following the collision shortly after 7 a.m., according to Sergeant Jesse Dykstra.
Saturday, September 14:
RED BANK: Scramble up your Saturday night, bring your Scrabble board (and a dictionary) and compete against other Scrabble scrimmagers at the Red Bank Public Library. The Scrabble tournament runs from 2 to 4 p.m. 84 West Front Street.
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
Peter Christensen, age 21, from Florence Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook for Being under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.
Joseph Levy, age 29, from Mills Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Albert Scott for Obstructing a Pubic Passage and Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.
Michael Ruzzano, age 33, from Beacon Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on August 31, 2013 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. He was held on $247.00 bail.