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Cool People for Week of October 14-20th

October 14, 2007

Matt Smith, seen in his uniform as Supervisor on El Toro at Great Adventure.

Bob and Patty Bennett.

Devin Bruton.

Mike Blandina, Columbus Parade Chair.

Brian Hoffnagle

Anne Avignone.

Greg Kohr.

Lucille Kindangen.

Samantha Samarelli, Tommy Bright, Danielle Stanulis.heather9.jpg

Big Drill at 202 Dupont Avenue…

October 14, 2007

Firefighters from Seaside Heights and Toms River are seen at the location of 202 Dupont Avenue for a fire drill. The building is being demolished to make way for another luxury condo development.

On the evening of Tuesday October 9, 2007, Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department hosted a drill at the location of 202 Dupont Avenue, which is being demolished to make way for even more luxury condos. The drill was planned by SHFD Battalion Chief Lou Urcinole. Invited to the drill were members of Station 28, The East Dover Fire Company, and Station 26 from Downtown Toms River. Over 70 firefighters descended on the property for the drill, which included roof operations, forced entry, search and rescue practices. After the drill, those present went back to Station 44’s firehouse where a spread of food had been placed out by the Station 44 Auxiliary members. Food was catered by Mario’s South, Sub Doctors, and Mia’s Pizza. Following the meal, the various Chiefs and other line officers involved in the drill conducted a critique of the event to review what had been learned. The building used for the drill was once the home of the the late John Ricotta, longtime Seaside Heights Building Inspector. Seen at the drill was Station 44 member John LaStella, who is the grandson of Mr. Ricotta.

Over 70 firefighters from Seaside Heights and Toms River attended the drill at 202 Dupont Avenue in Seaside Heights.

After the drill, hungry firefighters returned to Station 44’s firehouse for a catered meal.

One Ocean Boulevard soon to be reality..

October 14, 2007

Workers are seen on the site of the new “One Ocean Boulevard”, a luxury condominium project underway at Porter Avenue and the Boulevard in Seaside Heights.

Another new condo complex is being built in Seaside Heights at the corner of Porter Avenue and The Boulevard. This property is next to Surf Liquors, and is at the site of what many might remember as the old Dairy Queen building, which has also been other businesses over the years. The property’s address is #1 Boulevard, and the condos are being Christened, “One Ocean Boulevard”. According to inside sources, One Ocean Boulevard promises to be very swanky and exclusive indeed. Since about 2003, a condo building boom has been occurring in Seaside Heights, and every year since, more and more projects are getting underway.

Rest in Peace Mrs. Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo (1911-2007)…

October 14, 2007

Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo (1911-2007)

It is with the greatest sadness that we must announce the passing of Mrs. Theresa “Mom-Mom” Loffredo, namesake of Mom-Mom’s Special Pie, the house specialty at Luna Rosa Trattoria, owned by Carmine DiRosa and wife Stephanie, who is Mom-Mom’s granddaughter. Mom-Mom passed on October 1, 2007, just a week shy of her 96th birthday. Mom-Mom was the matriarch of a large family, and the above photo was taken in 2005, when Mom-Mom was still in good health, and still making personal appearances promoting her secret recipe that goes back generations to Naples, Italy. Mom-Mom was doing great until about last year, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Last month, we reported that the original Mom-Mom was retiring from her role as official Mom-Mom’s Special Pie spokeswoman due to health issues, and her daughter Catherine Giordano would be taking over duties for her mother. Mom-Mom remained in her home in Orange until the end, and the house where she died is the same house she was born in 1911. All of our condolences go out to the family of Mom-Mom, as we know what a great loss this is.

Diane Martinez now at Palm Villa Deli..

October 14, 2007

Diane Martinez is seen with husband John on the steps of the Palm Villa Deli, where she has recently accepted employment.

A friendly and familiar face can now be seen at the Palm Villa Deli, Fremont Avenue and The Boulevard in Seaside Heights. Mrs. Diane Martinez has taken a job working at the convenience store, which opened a full-time, year-round operation in April 2007 and is from the same owners as the Babe’s Corner Store. Diane doesn’t have much of a commute, as her home is right across the street from the deli. Diane will be working the 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shift , so do stop by and say hello. In addition to her duties at the deli, Diane is the treasurer for the Auxiliary of the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department.