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Swamps of Central Jersey, USA
Freelance Journalist

Journalist/semi-retired, writing teacher, night watchman, Pine Barrens woodsman, Helmetta historian, folk artist, @MarquetteU Jesuit-educated, @Packers owner.

Vote Count Changes in Neptune City — By JOSEPH SAPIA In the week after the Neptune City elections, the results for one of two full-term Borough Council seats seemed in doubt - and may still be that way as votes are certified. On Thursday, Nov.

Republicans Sweep in Neptune City — By JOSEPH SAPIA Republicans swept the local election in Neptune City, winning the mayor's seat and three Borough Council seats. In the mayor's race for a full four-year seat, incumbent Robert J. Brown defeated Democrat Councilwoman Pamela Renee, 612 to 556.

Police Officer of Deal and Allenhurst Remembered — Jeff Henry died just prior to his Saturday day shift on the Allenhurst Police department, doing something that was routine for him. "He was sitting in his car," said Sgt. Brian Egan of the Deal Police, where Henry formerly worked. "He would do it everyday before his shift - drink coffee, read his paper."

Democratic Challengers Win Assembly Seats — By JOSEPH SAPIA Democrats Eric Houghtaling, a member of the Neptune Township Committee, and Joann Downey, a lawyer from Freehold Township who has never held elected office, have won the two 11th District state Assembly seats. They defeated Republican incumbents Mary Pat Angelini of Ocean Township and Caroline Casagrande of Colts Neck Township in the Tuesday, Nov.

Who’s the Girl on Springsteen Single Cover? — In 1979, hired by Bruce Springsteen, Joel Bernstein spent days with the rock and roller, shooting photographs of him. One is an iconic black-and-white shot - Springsteen dressed in light-colored long pants and a dark-colored T-shirt standing on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The Boardwalk's herringbone pattern is covered with rain.
Jun 26, 2015

Who’s the Girl on Springsteen Single Cover? via @po_st @Springsteen #BruceSpringsteen #SoundofAsburyPark

Ocean Grove Community Pulls Together as One — Born and raised in Ocean Grove, Bobby Eastin knows the charm of the late 1800s historic community. And Eastin, 40, knows the dark history of fire in a town of old wooden structures only inches apart from each other, sometime whipped by a Shore breeze. "Everybody in town is very fire-conscious," Eastin said.
Feb 13, 2015

My story on #OceanGrove fire from last wk on @TheCoasterNews: Ocean Grove Community Pulls Together as One via @po_st

Bradley Beach Food Pantry Founder Turning 100 — By JOSEPH SAPIA If you can spare a hundred, the Bradley Food Pantry is ready to take it off your hands. The 100, in honor of founder Eleanor Pierson turning 100-years-old Friday, Sept. 19, can be in various forms, such as $100, 100 dimes, 100 cans of food, 100 minutes or hours of volunteerism and so on.

Summer at the Shore: Ready, Set, Go — On Tuesday, Joanne Letson was planting canna flowers and palms at the "Bradley Beach sign" on the oceanfront. Earlier, she had planted marigolds and begonias in the area. Soon, the B-R-A-D-L-E-Y B-E-A-C-H lettering sitting in the flower bed would be getting a coat of white paint.

These Knights Ride to Raise Money for Charities — When one thinks of the Roman Catholic men's group, the Knights of Columbus, one may think of members collecting money for charity on roadsides or dressed in ceremonial costumes of cape, hat with ostrich feathers and sword. But riding motorcycles?

A Christmas Song for the Shore by 2 Jersey Guys — By JOSEPH SAPIA Weeks ago, the seasonal bombardment of Christmas music started. But here is a song arguably worth listening to. It has Asbury Park-area flavor, "Christmas on the Jersey Shore," written in 2011 by Neptune's Ray Dahrouge and performed by Dahrouge and his group, the Darchaes.
Dec 19, 2013

My story in @TheCoasterNews, interviewing 2 pre-@Springsteen Sound of #AsburyPark legends via @po_st

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Nov 29, 2015

RT @AP: Cooperative weather and flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts:

Nov 29, 2015

RT @MyCentralJersey: Rutgers football commits, area coaches react in wake of Flood firing via @MyCentralJersey

Nov 29, 2015

RT @NYTMetro: Aiming to offer an experience, Delta’s serves no-nonsense soul food in a lively setting.

Nov 29, 2015

Report: #Rutgers Fires Football Coach Kyle Flood, Athletic Director Julie Hermann « CBS New York

Nov 28, 2015

N.J. woman chooses to die in the luncheonette she ran for 36 years…

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