Archive for the ‘Week of 1/13-1/19 ’08’ Category

Cool People for the week of 1/20-1/26 2008…

January 20, 2008

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Adam Emmons and Ashlee Stanulis.

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Father Richard Rossell.

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Mr. John Camera.

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Mike Konfederack of the Seaside Park Police Department.

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Ken Roberts.

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Jamie Loundy and Maria Meredith.

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Marsha Dionisio, Stacey Smith, and Miriam Schneider.

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Melissa Adetto, Eileen Carew, Alicia Horowitz, Lauren Whittaker, and Lori Beers.

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Angela Banuelos.

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Mr. Steve Healey, retired high school gym coach to the stars.

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See Marie Rice…

January 20, 2008

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Marie Rice has been the Captain of Tri-Boro First Aid for over 20 years.

See Marie Rice: Nobody will ever know the countless amount of volunteer hours that have been spent by Marie Rice over the years as Captain of Tri-Boro First Aid, which serves Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Island Beach State Park and barrier island Berkeley Township. ‘Captain-for-life’ Marie has been in her position for twenty-plus years. Marie is well-known and respected in all the areas in which her squad serves. Marie is very proud of the new paid staff at Tri-Boro, which began service about three months ago.

Cool People for the week of January 13-19, 2007

January 13, 2008

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PETE is seen from the 100-foot high bucket of the new SHFD ladder truck, 4405.

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Prominent local defense attorney Kevin Young, loyal Commerce Bank customer.

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Prominent local Realtor Michael Loundy, seen with John Camera.

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Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari, a fan of the Seaside Heights Christmas display, at a recent tourism-related event.

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Beach Haven Mayor Tom Stewart, also a fan of the Seaside Heights Christmas display.

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Edgar and family from Mia’s in Ortley Beach, seen with Miss Lauren Rumbolo.

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SHPD Chief Tommy Boyd, Tony Vaz, and Lavallette PD Chief Colin Grant.

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Jane Carrozza, Maryanne Shenewolf, Jackie Wohlleben and family are seen at the 2008 Seaside Heights re-org. BONUS! Seated behind this group can be seen Carmela and Cara Tompkins.

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The Patterson family of Kearney Avenue.

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‘Big Hearted John’ Sundermann, front-runner for Father of the Year 2008.

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Station 44’s new 100-foot ladder truck “towers” over the rest:

January 13, 2008

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The new American LaFrance 100-foot ladder truck, which has a capacity of 2,000 gallons of water per minute, was delivered on Tuesday January 8, 2008.

Station 44’s new 100-foot ladder truck “towers” over the rest: Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department is extremely proud of their new 100-foot ladder truck that was delivered Tuesday January 8, 2008. The new truck is dedicated to the late Dell Hopson, who served as Station 44’s Chief for 32 years. This is long-awaited replacement for a 20-year old ladder truck, which was sold to raise funds to go towards the new 100 foot model. The truck, called 4405 like its predecessor, was built by American LaFrance, and is 12 feet higher than the old 4405, which reached 88 feet. Price tag on this new beauty is $790,000, and all parties involved spent along time comparing trucks and prices before making the final purchasing decision. The new truck was purchased in response to the age of the old model, and also to service all the new tall buildings that have been constructed around the Borough since the early-2000’s building boom that continues to this day. Many buildings, like several of the condo projects clustered in the area between Blaine and Webster Avenues along Ocean Terrace, are built to the current maximum allowable height of 40 feet. Easily towering over the highest buildings in town, the basket of mechanical arm of the ladder fits at least two more firefighters, and elevates much faster and smoother than the old 4405. The long arm also has a far reach over things, allowing easier access to hard-to-get locations, such as the rear building of a deep property, or the buildings along the boardwalk. Extremely proud of the new 4405 is SHFD Engineer Rich Tompkins, who is not only a member of the department, but also a Borough Councilman. Rich was in attendance when the new truck was delivered and demostrated by American LaFrance reps. Proud of all the features of the truck, Rich explained that the truck holds 300 gallons of water, and has a 2,000 gallon per minute capacity. In addition to its large payload of water, the new 4405 also has a Global Positioning System installed, an example of how fire truck manufacturers are including the very latest technologies in their products.

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The new truck is dedicated to the late Dell Hopson, who served as Station 44’s Chief for 32 years.

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FROM THE 100-FOOT PERCH OF THE NEW 4405 are seen some of the properties the new ladder fire truck was purchased to protect. Many of the recent additions to Seaside Heights can be seen from the photo, including many condo projects, Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach, and Hemingway’s, to name just a few.

SOME MORE 4405 AERIAL SHOTS…

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Congratulations Anita Alliston and Jackie Wohlleben

January 13, 2008

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Anita Alliston (left) & Jackie Wohlleben were named full-time Seaside Heights municipal employees at the January 2008 re-organization meeting.

Congratulations Anita Alliston & Jackie Wohlleben: Congratulations are in store for two Seaside Heights municipal employees who have reached full-time status. Anita Alliston has been named full time, currently assigned to the Office of Code Enforcment, where she provides support to the four other members of the her unit. Anita started in 2006. Jackie (Murt) Wohlleben has been named full-time at the Municipal Court, where she has worked since 2003. Becoming full time is a very big step in a municipal career. Anita and Jackie will now be paid a yearly salary, increasing with negotiated annual increments, and a paid lunch hour. Both already had pension benefits as part of their previous hourly, part-time permanent status, but now they will get increased amounts of paid leave time, including personal days.  Both are also eligible for the Borough’s health insurance. Anita and Jackie are each hard-working employees, and both received much praise and recommendation from their superiors in regards to their new appointments.