Friday, April 19, 2013
Man arrested and charged in connection with Thursday's shooting in Asbury Park
A Freehold Borough man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Asbury Park Thursday that left one man dead and another seriously wounded, authorities said Friday. Jamar S. Walker, 30, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Walker's cash bail was set at $1.5 million, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Following an argument in Asbury Park on Thursday, authorities say Walker shot Orlando Rowe, 30, of Bridgeport, Conn., and a 23-year old Freehold Borough man, whose name has not been released. Rowe was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday night. The second man underwent emergency surgery and remains …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
An upcoming concert will benefit five charities that have aided and continue to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Suffice it to say, On the Beach: A Sandy Relief Concert is no 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief. Perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. The latter concert raised millions of dollars for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy relief fund with an aged lineup of sometimes-shirtless rock icons and was broadcast throughout the world on television, radio and the Internet. The concert helped highlight the need that followed Hurricane Sandy and has resulted in millions of grant dollars being distributed to various organizations, a majority of them in New York City. But, the concert left promoter and Jersey Shore native Tony Pallagrosi feeling a bit detached. Despite Jersey representation at 12-12-12 courtesy of The Boss and Bon Jovi, the show was held at…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The finale of the fireworks show on the beach in Asbury Park
The finale of the July 4 festivities in Asbury Park.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
An old Asbury Park law says bathing suits are banned on the city's boardwalk.
An ordinance that dates back to decades ago leaves Asbury Park beach boardwalk patrons breaking the law. The ordinance bans bathing suits on the city's boardwalk, but has little to no enforcement from the city these days. Former Asbury Park Councilwoman Louise Murray, who is now the municipal chair for the Asbury Park Republican Party, reminded the council of this ordinance at a June 20 council meeting. “I’ll be darned if I want to be standing at a bar and have somebody slither up in a Speedo or bikini that shouldn’t be in a bathing suit,” Murray said, according to the Asbury Park Sun. “It’s disgraceful … I implore you to enforce this, but do not amend it.” And according to the Asbury Park Sun, Deputy Mayor John Loffredo agrees. This …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Rock festival plays to thousands at the beach
The Bamboozle was back at the beach this year, invading Asbury Park for the 10th anniversary of the yearly rock showcase. Headliners Skrillex, Foo Fighters, and Jersey's own Bon Jovi were joined by dozens of other national and local bands playing seven stages located throughout Asbury Park's North Beach. Patch was there Friday and Saturday and we've got a ton of great pictures from bands like the Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, My Chemical Romance, and more. Check out the Friday pictures here, and stay tuned for Saturday's set coming soon!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Looking to avoid the mosh pits, Mom prepares for mega music festival with four teens on Saturday.
Like any good mom, I wanted to give my 15-year-old daughter something she really wanted for her birthday. So what did she want to do more than anything else this weekend to celebrate? Maybe a Broadway show? A Knicks game? A day at a spa? A trip to the beach? She wanted to go to the beach all right — to Bamboozle, the three-day music festival at Asbury Park that is expected to draw 90,000 concertgoers down the shore over the weekend. A few months ago, a concert on the beach sounded like a fun and reasonable thing to do — at least one day of it — so I let her pick a day, and I offered to drive and chaperone. I didn’t really think too much about what I was getting myself into. Now it’s here, and I’m getting bulletins about traffic and how to …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex highlight three-day event
The Bamboozle Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Friday through Sunday with a beach blast in Asbury Park, marking a proper return to the multi-faceted concert event’s original home. The festival, which began in Asbury Park in 2003, has been staged the past six years at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. This year the main stage is on the North Beach and bands will also play at Convention Hall, the Paramount Theater and on several outdoor stages along Ocean Avenue. Best-known as Bruce Springsteen’s original stomping ground – he named his first album “Greetings from Asbury Park” - the city is also home to the legendary concert venue The Stone Pony. “Asbury Park is one of America’s greatest unsung music cities,” said Christian …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The annual event raised money for four Monmouth County charities.
Thousands gathered on the beach outside Convention Hall on New Year’s Day. Some were there to dive into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, while others were there to cheer on the charitable endeavor. The 9th Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Plunge raised money for The Ashley Lauren Foundation and the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, both of Holmdel; The Barn for the Poorest of the Poor, based in Colts Neck; and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. An event that started in 2003 as a tradition among a group of Christian Brothers Academy alumni has turned into annual fundraiser organized by the Rumson-based Sons of Ireland. Did you take the plunge on New Year’s Day? Upload your photos and videos to our …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The bar, a frequent home of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, honors legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died on Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla.
The Stone Pony in Asbury Park opened at noon on Sunday to allow hundreds of fans to pay tribute to legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons. Clemons, 69, the "Big Man" in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Saturday night after suffering complications from a stroke on June 12. Springsteen and Clemons, who was 6-foot-4 and weighed 250 pounds, met at the Asbury Park bar in 1971, a story both men have told onstage for the past 40 years. Fans of all ages came to pay their respects to Clemons at the very stage where he and Bruce began playing together. Valerie Koelsch of Bear, Del., and Tony Tanzi of Ocean Township stood in front of the stage adorned with flowers, burning incense and photos, sharing memories of seeing Clarence perform live…
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Legendary E Street Band saxophonist died nearly a week after suffering a stroke in his Florida home
Clarence Clemons, 69, the legendary saxophone player who was the "Big Man" in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Saturday night after suffering complications from a stroke. Springsteen, who began his nearly 40-year relationship with Clemons in Asbury Park, broke the news on his website, brucespringsteen.net, Saturday night, nearly a week after Clemons suffered a stroke on Sunday, June 12. Springsteen's connection with Clemons ran deep, performing with the saxophone player at arenas and stadiums around the world. But if Clemons was performing solo in Sea Bright, Red Bank, Belmar or Seaside Heights, there was always a good chance that Springsteen would jump on stage and join his good friend. Springsteen, in a statement on his website, …