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Cool People for the week of 3/23-3/29 2008…

March 22, 2008

Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd, with prominent local realtor Mike Loundy.

ALWAYS READY TO TAKE CHARGE Seaside Heights Council President Joann Duszczak was again pressed into serving as acting-Mayor, when Mayor Ken Hershey had to respond to a fire call during the March 19th meeting.

Bill Akers, Jr. and Al Poane, at a recent meeting.

The Maltese and Funari families of Kearney Avenue.

Marco Craparotta.

Matt Semeraro of the SHPD.

Paul John Smith and Maria Maruca.

Bill White of Murph Construction.

Molly Stabile.

Congratulations Maria, Kelly and Tara….

March 22, 2008

Maria Meredith, new Confidential Aide to the Seaside Heights Chief of Police (left) and Tara Dube, new Public Safety Telecommunication Trainee are seen at the March 19th meeting of the Seaside Heights Mayor and Council. Kelly Dwyer, who has moved-up to the Records Division of the SHPD, is not pictured.

Congratulations Maria, Kelly and Tara: A restructuring of the clerical and communication staff has recently taken place at the Seaside Heights Police Department. Maria Meredith has been named Confidential Aide to Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd. Taking Maria’s former spot in the Records Division is Kelly Dwyer. Taking Kelly’s spot in the Radio Room is Tara Dube, a former seasonal Class II Officer and dispatcher, now named full-time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee. The changes were made at the March 19th meeting of the Seaside Heights Mayor & Council, and Chief Boyd spoke highly of all the promoted staff.

‘One Life to Live’ in Seaside Heights Update…

March 22, 2008

‘One Life to Live’ in Seaside Heights Update: Overwhelming interest has been shown by the Ocean County public since it has been announced that the popular ABC television soap opera One Life To Live will be filming in Seaside Heights early this spring. Although no firm date has been set, mid-April appears the mostly likely filming time currently. OLTL brass were in Seaside Heights last week surveying sites and formalizing plans at places like Casino Pier, Lucky’s Arcade, The Kearney Avenue Oceanfront Lifeguard Headquarters, and the Kearney Avenue Bay Dock. Among those in Seaside Heights this past week was Frank Valentini, OLTL‘s Executive Producer. Frank Valentini is the top person at OLTL, showing how serious the Seaside Heights locations are being taken by the daytime drama. Although OLTL personnel were purposely vague when it came to discussing plot line, a few details have emerged relating to the storyline set in Seaside Heights: Speculation is that the scenes will most likely feature popular teenage characters and hot on-screen couple Starr Manning and Cole Thornhart, played by actors Kristen Alderson and Brandon Buddy. Loyal viewers of the show see a current plot of OLTL where extreme tension exists between Starr and her father, Todd Manning, who appears to be attempting to separate Starr and Cole. This leads to speculation that the couple might be running away together to a seashore love nest. Keep watching!

The Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations asks those interested to check its website ( for updates. In a March 20th statement they said, “It is expected that the ABC soap opera One Life To Live will be filming in Seaside Heights sometime in mid-April, but no firm date has been set. Film crews are notorious for changing dates and times, depending on weather factors, etc. It is also unclear if extras will be needed for the shoot. Nothing has been set-up as far as that sort of thing, so we have NO INFORMATION currently. However, we will be posting information on our site if and when we get it.”

OFFICIAL ONE LIFE TO LIVE PHOTOS! Although she is just short of her 17th birthday, Kristen Alderson has been a veteran of One Life to Live for ten years, originating the character of Starr Manning in 1998. Starr is one of the characters believed to be part of the One Life To Live on location shoot scheduled for April 2008.

Brandon Buddy plays Cole Thornhart, Starr Manning’s boyfriend, another character speculated to be involved in the on-location shoot in Seaside Heights this April.

THE BIG GUY One Life To Live Executive Producer Frank Valentini is seen on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights Tuesday March 18, 2008.

One Life To Live senior staff evaluate shooting locales in Seaside Heights March 18th.

Aaron Deluca to spend year serving U.S. Coast Guard in isolated area of Alaska…

March 22, 2008

Local United States Coast Guardsman Aaron Deluca has chosen to serve a difficult one-year assignment in one of the most isolated portions of Alaska, the St. Paul LORAN-C station.

Aaron Deluca to spend year serving U.S. Coast Guard in isolated area of Alaska: Loyal readers may know the name of Aaron Deluca, who has been a member of Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department since he was a teenager in the mid to late 1990’s. Aaron has been featured on our pages in the past in relation not only to the SHFD, but also relating to his service in the United States Coast Guard, in which he has been enlisted since 2000. Aaron has chosen to leave the relative comfort of his current assignment at the Coast Guard Station in Barnegat Light, to the bleak reality and intense cold of the St. Paul’s LORAN Station, just a short distance from the United States and Russian border. It is one of the most remote and isolated military installations in the world, and Aaron needed to undergo extensive training in Virginia recently to prepare for the one-year post. Aaron will arrive at St.Paul’s in late May, just days after his 27th birthday May 2oth. He will be stationed with a small group of people for an extended period of time, enduring little sunlight, and routine blizzards of hurricane force. LORAN stands for LOng RAnge Navigation, and it is a system that records the time interval between radio signals received from three or more stations to determine the position of a ship or aircraft, according to Aaron & online encyclopedia Wikipedia says, “LORAN-C transmitter Saint Paul is the master station of the North Pacific LORAN-C Chain (GRI 9990). It uses a transmission power of 325 kW. Saint Paul LORAN-C transmitter, situated at Saint Paul, Alaska at ( 57°9′12″N, 170°15′6″W). Saint Paul LORAN-C transmitter uses as antenna a 190.5 meter (625 ft) tall mast radiator.”

See New Jersey Amusement Association 2008 East Coast Variety Show…

March 22, 2008

The New Jersey Amusement Association had its 2008 East Coast Variety Show Tuesday March 18th. At the show, every type of stuffed animal, prize, video game, food product, condiment and packaging good available were shown.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NJAA Executive Director Kimberle Rolle-Samarelli, whose big day was March 17th.

Bob Harzer from the Casino Pier & Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach.

Elayne Whalen & Helen Stewart.

Helen is seen her with husband Bob Stewart and son Kevin.

Greg Kohr.

Mark Malland.

Elayne Whalen and Patty Bennett are seen with NJAA President Paul Levchuk and wife Jill.

Anthony(left) and Vincent Storino from Casino Pier.

Wayne and Iryna Cimorelli from Coin Castle.

woodfieldpetils.jpgThe Woodfields and The Petils.

HIGH ROLLERS at NJAA Casino Night included Kevin Stewart, Iryna Cimorelli, and..

Vincent Storino.