Friday, June 23, 2006

Springsteen at Tradewinds

Back in the day, Springsteen used to occasionally play unannounced at either Donovan’s, or the Rum Runner or Cheers in Long Branch and Tradewinds, among a few other places. After hearing a rumor that he would be at Cheers one Sunday night, and spending way too much time there listening to an overrated local band called the Outcry while waiting for him to show up, I reached the conclusion that local bar owners start the Springsteen rumors just to drum up business on a slow Sunday night in the winter at the Shore.

The latest Springsteen rumor that I heard was that he bought one of the huge Kara Homes McMansion’s in Sea Bright where the Tradewinds used to be. As I said, it’s only a rumor, but I can’t help but think that some Realtor took a page from the Shore bar owners’ book of “How to Drive Bar Traffic at the Shore in December” and once again started the rumor that Springsteen will be at the Tradewinds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

PNC Bank alleges that HSBC BANK suspected that Solomon Dwek was engaged in real estate fraud


Saturday, June 24, 2006 1:21:00 PM  
Anonymous rbyzell said...

bruce currently lives in rumson and owns a lot of land in colts neck. i mean, he can live anywhere he wants at anytime. maybe he bought one of the mcmansions and will knock it down. wishful thinking on my part, but if i had his money, that's what i would do!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign-carrying protesters want immigration laws enforced
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 06/25/06


MANASQUAN — By Ron Bass' estimate, there were four dozen people waiting at the corner of Route 71 and Main Street in Manasquan. They all were waiting for a ride — not on the NJ Transit bus that stops there, nor on the train at the station one block up the street. They were waiting for a ride to work.

Aside from the group being all male, and that they were in a parking lot clearly marked in Spanish and English, "No congregarse/No traspasar" ("No loitering/No trespassing"), they had another trait in common, Bass said.

"Every one of them is an illegal alien," he alleged.

Bass, a 61-year-old resident of Elizabeth, is founder and president of Linden-based United Patriots of America, and was among six people representing a coalition of groups protesting illegal immigration in the borough Saturday. Holding signs such as "Don't hire illegals," "Secure our borders" and "Save Amer-ican jobs," they stood at a known gathering spot for illegal immigrants, objecting to what they say is a lax enforcement of immigration laws.

"We're here to send a message to fellow citizens and to elected officials that we will not accept nonenforcement of the laws of the United States," said Bass, adding his group plans to hold future protests on Saturdays at the same location in Manasquan, near borough hall.

Joining them were representatives from like-minded organizations such as New Jersey Citizens for Immigration Control, Carlstadt and New Jersey Minutemen.

While relations between the immigrants and the protesters were peaceful, without a word passing between them, some passing motorists yelled at the protesters. One of them asked UPA member Carmen Morales, 58, of Middlesex County, where her ancestors were from.

"That's not the point," said Morales, a citizen born to Puerto Rican parents. "Yes, we are all immigrants, but do they (the people waiting for work) have the right to cross the border illegally?"

"We're not looking to do anything other than educate people on how bad the problem is," said Ted Mechnick, 58, of Wall. "We're not looking for confrontation."

As well, "homeowners don't realize that if they hire someone who is not insured and that person gets hurt, they can go after your homeowner's policy," said Pat DeFilippis of Lakewood, a New Jersey Minutemen member who also runs a home-improvement company.

Mechnick, who runs a construction company in Lakewood, said hiring legal workers is not difficult as long as one is persistent.

"There are plenty of guys out of work today," he said. Mechnick said he took out a newspaper ad, and though it cost him $1,300, he found four people whom he hired.

"I'm (determined to get) all legal people," Mechnick said. "It all worked out."


Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employers would face fines of up to $10,000

Employers found to have knowingly hired illegal workers would be subject to orders to stop the practice. If they fail to do so — essentially a second chance — they would be subject to fines of up to $10,000.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Southside Johnny is buying a place in Hoboken!!!!

Monday, June 26, 2006 9:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sign-carrying protesters want immigration laws enforced

Saw those folks out there and gave a supportive honk! I didn't know they were going to have the demonstration before hand, but think it is great they did so.

Monday, June 26, 2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard that jim morrison is buying kara homes winding run subdivision ripping it down and making a indian grave yard with would be fine with me

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:08:00 PM  

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