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Point Elks yard sale set for this Saturday

June 13, 2011

The Point Pleasant Elks, No. 1698 will host a yard sale on location, at 820 Arnold Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

The rain date will be the following day, Sunday, June 19.

To rent a table, the cost will be $25. Contact Carmen with the Elks at 973-975-5652 or email for more information, or to get a table.


Ocean County Prosecutor asks for public’s help in identifying possible assault suspect

June 7, 2011

Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford is asking for the public to view the photograph above in an effort to ascertain this subject’s identity.

This individual is a person of interest who may have information regarding a sexual assault on the beach  of an adult female. This occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, May 30, in which the beach was closed for 45 minutes, according to Point Pleasant Beach Police Chief Kevin O’Hara.

Anyone who has information or can identify this person is requested to contact either Det. John Murphy of the Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 ext. 2422, or  Det. Clint Daniels Point Pleasant Beach PD 732-892-0500 ext. 160.

Chamber gears up for Jazz & Blues Fest tomorrow, Sunday

May 20, 2011

For the third year in a row, the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend, May 21 and 22.

This two-day festival of music will feature regional jazz and blues artists on the main stage, located in the public parking lot between River Avenue and Route 35 South, across from the street from Frankie’s and behind Borden’s stationery.

Wine tasting will also be available for a fee of $12 to enter the wine garden, in the same parking lot as the music.

After entering the garden, guests will receive a souvenir glass and an unlimited tasting of wines from eight New Jersey wineries.

The participating wineries include Cream Ridge Winery, Laurita Winery, Bellview Winery, Renault Winery, Wagonhouse Winery, Auburn Road Vineyard, Coda Rossa Winery and Plagido’s Winery.

From 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, the wine garden will be open.

“Just come out and have a great time,” said the event chair, chamber member John Bezerra, who owns the Europa South restaurant on Arnold Avenue.”It’s a free event and a great chance to look at local crafters and food vendors. We have some great bands showing up, come and support the community.”

The full performance schedule is as follows:


• Eryn Shewell, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

• Keith Marks, 3:34 to 5 p.m.

• Debbie Davies Band, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• Around the Horn, 7 to 8 p.m.

• Trio of OZ, 8:30 to 10 p.m.


• Matt Wade Organ Trio, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

• Gashouse Gorillas, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

• Matt O’Ree Band, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Reid, Mayer and Cortes team announce campaign co-chairs

May 2, 2011

The candidate team of Stephen Reid, Bill Mayer and Andy Cortes are pleased to announce that Harry “Chip” DiCorcia and Angela Fioretti have  joined the campaign as co-chairs.
Lieutenant DiCorcia is recently retired from the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. Mr. DiCorcia is a lifetime resident of Point Pleasant Beach and has a long record of distinguished service in law enforcement and holds numerous professional and academic credentials. He is currently an instructor at Ocean County

College and Thomas Edison State College. He is also a former member of the Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education.
Ms. Fioretti is a longtime Point Pleasant Beach resident and Point Beach graduate. She works for the Lavallette School district, is involved in numerous Booster activities. Ms. Fioretti has three children; Zack, who graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School in 2008, Victoria who will graduate in June and Jake who will graduate eighth grade in June.
“Our team is very fortunate to have the support of these two proud Point Beach residents” said Stephen Reid, Republican candidate for Mayor. “They are both very well-known and involved in Point Beach. They both have tremendous energy and commitment to the community. People like Chip and Angela represent the Point Beach spirit that is the hallmark of our campaign to unify the community.”

Point Beach’s Big Beautiful Tree program off to a roaring start

April 25, 2011

Point Pleasant Beach’s Shade Tree Commission has developed a new program that allows residents to purchase shade trees which are not typically available  at retail locations.
This program titled Big Beautiful Tree, enables locals to buy these trees, and have them professionally planted by RT Davies Tree Services in Point Beach.

“This effort is part of the commission’s mission to protect the majestic trees that line our streets and encourage the replacement and planting of new trees,” said Anne Lightburn, Shade Tree Volunteer.

For more information check Friday’s issue of The Ocean Star.

Point Beach Police make arrest for television theft

April 15, 2011

On April 14, at approximately 3:30 p.m., detectives from Point Pleasant Beach Police Department arrested a subject at his residence in Beachwood, without incident, in connection with the theft of eight televisions from 709 Arnold Avenue.

Robert J. Berlinski, 25, was identified as one of the two subjects captured on the surveillance cameras last weekend. Mr. Berlinski is the registered owner of the white Toyota Tacoma.

“Subsequent to his arrest, a search warrant was executed. At this time, no additional information will be released as to any evidence recovered or specifics of how Mr. Berlinski was identified,” Detective Pat Petruziello said. ” The investigation remains open and active.”

Mr. Berlinski was charged by Detective Clint Daniel, with one count each burglary and theft, which are both third degree crimes. Bail was set by Judge James Liguori, at $10,000 with no ten percent option. Mr. Berlinski was remanded to the Ocean County Jail.

Anyone with information please contact Det. Daniel, 732-892-0500 ext.160.

Beach Police looking for suspects who stole TVs

April 12, 2011
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The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who burglarized an Arnold Avenue eatery early Sunday night.
On Monday, at approximately 8 a.m., Point Pleasant Beach Police Officer Pashcal Drew responded to a report of theft from the commercial property located at 709 Arnold Ave.
The building on the property is currently under construction, and is set to open soon as a restaurant called 709.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects police say took eight plasma televisions from the property. The restaurant’s surveillance system captured images [below] of the two suspects entering the building at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, as well as their vehicle, a white pickup truck.

Anyone with information pertaining to the burglary is asked to contact Detective Clint Daniel at the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department, at 732-892-0500, extension 160.

See Friday’s issue for more information.