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IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law. March 12, 2015 – March 19, 2015 CRIMES: Theft occurring on... Read More...
IMAGE Oceanic Bridge Maintenance to Begin Tuesday, March 24
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Overnight closure 10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. through April 30 RUMSON, NJ – Repair work to the structural steel and concrete deck on the Oceanic Bridge (S-31) over the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown will be more evident to motorists,... Read More...
AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pump Shot – Gas Prices Sink a 2-Pointer
Saturday, 21 March 2015
The Week Prices at the pump continue to level off following a 40-day upswing that ended on March 8.  The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.43 Friday, down a penny on the week.  While 15 cents higher than month ago... Read More...
IMAGE Film: Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of Achievement Culture
Saturday, 21 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ - Race to Nowhere calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. The filmmakers examine the stress placed on today's young students in terms of competitiveness and overscheduling. Named... Read More...
People's Choice Car Show at Poricy Park, May 2-3
Saturday, 21 March 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Poricy Park Conservancy will host it's first, People's Choice Car Show, on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The weekend promises to be fun for all ages and the whole family with additional events such... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...
IMAGE Review - McFarland USA
by David Prown
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It is common knowledge that I'm a big fan of true sports movies regarding stories that are under the radar and rarely been told. So when I started... Read More...
IMAGE Musings from a Migraneur
by Anne Mikolay
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I've suffered from migraines for so many years, by now I ought to understand how they work. I don't. In fact, though one might consider me the... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Exotic Marigold Hotel II
by David Prown
Saturday, 14 March 2015
It had all the themes I adore in films: things like ethnicity, a killer mature actress cast, warmth, fun interplay and a spice of youth. I heard lots... Read More...
IMAGE Golf Instructor Keeps Swinging at 78
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 14 March 2015
At the age of 78 and on the surface, at least, Ed Koepp seems to have gone through life effortlessly and has accomplished much. For example, he shot... Read More...

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Income Tax Help - Union Beach

shll_trent_howard_2photo: Trent Howard, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles franchise Frederick Keys, poses with ballplayers from Sandy Hook Little League

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - With spring around the corner, the hearts and minds of children young and old turn to baseball season. But for leagues around the shore, it could be difficult to start the season with some fields and equipment damaged from the superstorm that hit the area last October.

The Sandy Hook Little League plays at Fireman's Field in Atlantic Highlands.  When the adjoining Many Mind Creek overflowed its banks and flooded the field, concession stand and equipment storage area with more than two feet of water, league president Tom Caizza, Sr. said there was considerable damage to league equipment, including kitchen appliances and material for the "snack shack".  He estimates the cost of damage at nearly $75,000.

While speaking recently with the governor's office about the damage to the municipal marina, Mayor Fred Rast III, mentioned the damage to the field used by Sandy Hook Little League.  As it happens, a member of the Baltimore Orioles franchise had also contacted the governor's office to offer assistance to local clubs that had been affected by Superstorm Sandy.  

shll_snack_shack Photo: The concesson stand suffered 2 feet of water during Sandy.  Equipment was lost.

Trent Howard, 23-year-old left hander with the Baltimore Orioles' Frederick Keys farm team, saw the devastation and wanted to do something. He contacted the governor's Sandy Recovery Task Force to offer assistance.  

Howard, a native of Indiana, made a personal financial contribution and intends to speak with his teammates and management about making a donation when he starts spring training March 2nd. "Hopefully, the thing can get really big," Howard said. Howard has also been in touch with the New Balance Foundation about a donation.

"(The ball field) is where it all starts, Howard said.  "Get the parents involved and get the kids out here.  I don't want to see the kids have to sit out after all that happened."

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Photo: Fireman's Field in Atlantic Highlands.

Trent Howard signed autographs and took photos with his young fans at the baseball field this afternoon. He said that he wants the folks in his native Indiana to see photos of the devastation so they might better understand the needs at the shore too.

Mayor Rast said, "It's great that they're doing this.  They are role models."