RED BANK: JAILED LAWYER GETS OUT EARLY

alex iler 2 052814Alex Iler at No Joe’s last Wednesday. Below, the Locust house that Iler fraudulently deeded over to himself after his landlord died. (Photo above by Dan Natale; below by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

471 locust pt 052914A disbarred Red Bank lawyer sentenced to 10 years in state prison last October for stealing the Locust home of his dead landlord and half a million dollars from clients is already out.

Alex Iler, 40, was freed on a court order in February, just four months after he was sentenced, a beneficiary of New Jersey’s “intensive supervision program,” redbankgreen has learned.

In the course of following up on a tip from a reader who was outraged that Iler had been cut loose, redbankgreen ran into Iler in downtown Red Bank last Wednesday. He agreed to an interview.

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FAIR HAVEN: AFTER SANDY, INK RUNS AGAIN

Shayne Wolfe, below, and some of the products available at her paper shop, above. (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

After Hurricane Sandy barreled though the East Coast and demolished the former Sea Bright location of Ink, a stylish paper and gift boutique, store owner Shayne Wolfe took matters into her own hands.

On May 29, she re-opened shop at 803 River Road in Fair Haven.

Ink provides customers with more than just customized cocktail napkins and guest towels; Wolfe goes above and beyond for her clientele, making every trip to Ink personal.

“I love being able to work with customers – that’s my passion,” said Wolfe, the sole employee of her business. On top of custom printing, Wolfe said she is willing to help with events and parties anyway she can.

“Yesterday I stuffed envelopes for a baby shower with the mother and the daughter who was having the baby, and two days ago I did it with the mother of the bride,” she said. “It’s a really nice way to get to know your customer. There’s a real personal element and you become part of somebody’s life, you become part of a really momentous occasion.”

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RBMS BAGS MORE CASH WITH ANTI-RAT RAP

For the third consecutive year, Red Bank Middle Schoolers have exterminated the competition in a national video-production contest sponsored by a pest-control trade group.

The $3,000 grand prize for the school’s ‘I Hate Rats’ video, above, adds to a long list of accolades, cash and supplies won by the school’s vaunted video program.

Not bad for a bit of rapping that features rodents, rat poop and a reference to the plague.

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HALLOWEEN SKELETON STOLEN

The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of October 7 to October 14, 2011. This information is unedited.

call-in-the-authoritiesTheft occurring at Maple Ave-restaurant on 10-8-11. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a cellular phone from table in restaurant, phone described as Droid Incredible-Verizon. Sgt. Michael Furlong.

Theft occurring between 10-7-11 and 10-8-11 at West Sunset Ave. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) entered parked vehicle, rummage through and took a pack of cigarettes and lighter. Ptl. Matthew Ehrenreich.

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