On May 11th, theaters everywhere will be showing previously-unreleased footage of a classic Grateful Dead show, highlighting the band’s performance at the Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, MA on July 2nd, 1989. The Meet-Up At The Movies event brings Deadheads together nationwide, screening not only the concert but also behind-the-scenes footage from Dead & Company’s tour.Dead & Company Announces Upcoming Performance On Jimmy Kimmel LiveIn anticipation of this fun event, the Dead has shared footage of the “He’s Gone” from that show. You can enjoy it below:This is the second video that the Grateful Dead has released ahead of the screening; “Tennessee Jed” hit YouTube a few weeks ago. Watch that here.
View Comments James Earl Jones Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 You Can’t Take It With You Related Shows Angela Lansbury Two surprise guests arrived for dinner on October 7! Before reprising her role in Blithe Spirit on tour, Angela Lansbury stopped by to see her pal and former The Best Man and Driving Miss Daisy co-star James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway. She brought along Stacy Keach, who is gearing up to star in Love Letters on Broadway beginning December 6. Keach and Jones also have a connection—they starred in the 1970 film End of the Road together. Lansbury also snapped a photo with You Can’t Take It With You’s Elizabeth Ashley (below), who, like Lansbury also played Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamage in The Best Man on Broadway. See Jones and Ashley in You Can’t Take It With You at the Longacre Theatre! Star Files
CONTROLLING THE GLASS—Marritta Gillcrease of Perry grabs a rebound in front of Schenley players. Gillcrease controlled the boards but it was not enough as Perry fell to Schenley 36-29 in overtime in a City League playoff game, Feb. 25. (Courier Photos/William McBride) by Malik VincentThe quarterfinals in the girls City League playoffs began with the defending champions Perry being eliminated by Schenley on Saturday at home. The contest required an extra period in which Schenley outscored its opponent 8-1, and walked away with the 36-29 victory to advance to the semi-final round that will commence on March 2. Taylor Smith and Shamauri Phillips, both juniors, led the Spartans with 10 points each. Latosha Fortson had a game-high of 11 points for the Commodores. Other quarterfinal games Feb. 25:1. Allderdice pounded Oliver, 64-30. Lanise Saunders (16), Janay Bottoms (14), and Sydnee Abernathy (14) all ended up in double-figures for the Dragons. Oliver was led by Sakeenah Johnson with 15 points.2. Brashear ousted Langley, 48-32, behind Ebony Brown’s game-high 24 points. Nautica Buchanan also had double-figures with 11 points for the Bulls. Desiray Weston led the Mustangs with 11 points of her own.3. Westinghouse eliminated Peabody, 54-14, in the last game ever for the Highlanders. Jasmine Myers had a game-best of 18 points. RoiShay Woods also contributed with 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Semaj Pamplin led all Peabody scorers with 5 points.GIRLS SEMIFINALISTS1. Allderdice (16-0, 19-4)2. Westinghouse (14-2, 18-5)3. Brashear (12-4, 15-6)4. Schenley (7-9, 8-14)#1 Allderdice vs #4 Schenley at Brashear March 2 at 7:30pm#2 Westinghouse vs #3 Brashear at Allderdice on March 2 at 7:30pmBOYSThe City League boys concluded their regular-season Feb. 23 and begun the playoffs with eight of the nine teams qualifying for the playoffs. All eight teams played in the quarterfinals Feb. 28 after the Courier press time. The eight teams qualifying for the playoffs are: Perry vs. Westinghouse, Allderdice vs Brashear, Carrick vs. Peabody, and Schenley vs. Oliver. The winners will play March 2, with the championship game being played March 4.RESULTS:1. Allderdice defeated Carrick, 60-54, behind four double-digit scorers, led by Justin Dobbs with 16. JaJuan Thomas led the Raiders with 11 points.2. Brashear edged Langley, 61-57, despite the Mustangs having two players with 20-plus point performances. Jamie Acie led all scorers with 22 and Jamil Alteri had 20. Daejuan Tucker led the Bulls with 13.3. Perry snuck past Westinghouse, 52-49, behind Marcus Smith’s 15 points. David Pryor led the Bulldogs with 11 points.FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS:Team Conf. Overall1. Perry 15-1 19-32. Allderdice 12-4 14-73. Schenley 11-5 14-84. Carrick 10-6 12-85. Peabody 9-7 10-86. Brashear 5-11 5-177. Oliver 5-11 5-178. Westinghouse 4-12 6-169. Langley 1-15 1-21Semifinals: March 2 at 6 p.m.Perry vs. Carrick, at Allderdice.Schenley vs. Allderdice at Brashear.City League QuarterfinalsPerry cruises to easy victory March 1Only one City League team defeated Perry in the regular season. The Commodores just might make sure it doesn’t happen again. Marcus Smith scored 26 points to lead top seed Perry to a 93-56 win Monday against visiting Westinghouse in a City League boys quarterfinal.“The guys came out and played their game,” Perry coach Marco Corona said. “We want to do well in the city playoffs and beyond.”Greg McGhee added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Commodores (20-3), who scored more than 90 points for the fifth time this season.Darrelle Burton led the Bulldogs (6-17) with 17 points.Allderdice 65, Brashear 32: Justin Dobbs had seven 3-pointers among his 27 points to lead the defending champion Dragons (15-7) to the victory against the visiting Bulls (7-16). Jordan Smith led Brashear with 10 points.Carrick 84, Peabody 55: Jaquan Wheaton’s 17 points topped six Carrick players scoring in double figures, as the host Raiders (13-8) advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2008 with the win against Peabody (10-9). Dontae Forte scored 18 points for the Highlanders.Schenley 55, Oliver 39: City League scoring leader Brandon Johnson netted 17 points to push the Spartans (15-8) to the win against visiting Oliver (5-18). Lamontae Harrison paced the Bears with 17 points.
By John BurtonThis year’s election wasn’t going to be much, with low voter turnout predicted and safe seats up for Assembly, county seats and locally. But those political prognosticators were wrong in a Monmouth County legislative race and for a surprising number of local contests.They were correct about the turnout, which was a historic low at 23 percent, and with low turnout elections come the informed and passionate voters, analysts agree.Results continue to remain fluid in a number of races around the area; some, as of Wednesday, continuing to be too close to call in Belmar, Neptune and Long Branch until provisional ballots are counted Monday. To further complicate things, result totals were delayed as county election officials worked with a computer software contractor Dominion Voting Services employed by the county to recover accidentally deleted vote-by-mail numbers by an employee of Dominion but were restored. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano apologized to the candidates whose results changed as a result of the error and noted the county is more than displeased with the “chronic” problems with the company.Because the turnout was expected to be a few points below the previous historic low, Patrick Murray, founding director the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said “It didn’t look like there was going to be a huge turnout effect,” to sway elections, Murray said. But the low response may have factored into some noteworthy upsets. Democrats increased that party’s majority by taking two Assembly seats in the traditionally Republican bedrock of Monmouth County, in the 11th District. Democratic challengers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey defeated eight-year Republican incumbents Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.Murray called this “a huge upset.”“There was talk of this all along that this would be a potential pickup,” Murray said. The major factors being that the 2011 redistricting appeared to favor Democrats, with more registered Democrats – by one estimate as much as 10,000 more Democrats. But the defining factor was likely a last minute influx of about $1 million in Democratic PAC money into the district.“They smelled blood in the water,” Murray said of the Democrats. “And they threw some money into the race.”And ultimately, “The Republicans were caught sleeping on this race,” Murray maintained. “No question about it.”What that “onslaught of money” was able to do was to buy TV ad time and mailers contending the Republicans were continuously in league with Republican governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie, “tarring him with his feathers, if you will,” observed Ingrid Reed, a Rutgers University political scientist and former executive director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.The Democrats’ strong showing was likely a mandate on Christie, even as Christie stayed out of state during campaign season (and rarely appeared in GOP candidates’ campaign photos – much like President Barack Obama did in the 2010 Congressional races) Reed suspected.The candidates failing to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular governor could be blamed for Angelini and Casagrande’s loss, Murray suspected. Neither of the lawmakers ever voted for a veto override and “sometimes you have to stand up for your constituents,” Murray said, explaining that may have lead to Republican voters staying home. “The Republican Party has reaped what they’ve sown,” in this case, he observed.“The county GOP is still strong,” countered Shaun Golden, Monmouth County Republican Committee chairman. Golden pointed to continued comfortable victories for freeholder and county clerk and solid wins in many of the municipalities, including picking up at least one seat, and probably two, in Democratic stalwart Red Bank. The Republicans have a four-vote lead for the second seat. He insisted the 11th District loss was the product of outside money and district gerrymandering. “But we’re going to get it back in two years,” which will be a gubernatorial, Senate and Assembly election. Republicans easily won the 13th legislative district returning a.“I think the incumbents in the 11th failed to show that they should be re-elected,” was how Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal saw it. He accused the GOP incumbents of “arrogance.”Gopal observed “When you take voters for granted it doesn’t work out.”Democrats, Gopal noted, had “some very big wins,” in Matawan, Manalapan, and Spring Lake Heights. They picked up the mayor’s spot in Atlantic Highlands and very likely Oceanpor t.What is interesting about Atlantic Highlands and Oceanport is that in both of those races, incumbents crossed party lines and offered endorsements. In Atlantic Highlands outgoing Republican Mayor Frederick Rast supported the victorious Democrat Rhonda LeGrice for mayor; and Oceanport Republican Councilman actively worked for write-in mayoral candidate and presumptive winner John Coffey.When you have such low turnout those who bother coming to the polls tend to be the most informed and passionate, Reed pointed out.Murray agreed. “These are the surprises you get with a low turnout.”Local 2015 election coverage on The Two River TimesUnexpected Results in a Historically Low Turnout YearGOP Takes Red Bank By 4 VotesIncumbents Ousted in HighlandsGOP Sweeps, Other Than Stunning Angelini and Casagrande Loss‘Quixotic’ Oceanport Mayoral Attempt SucceededLocal Election ResultsVoters Approve Liquor Sales in Little SilverVIDEO: Local Candidate DebateEvery Vote Counts (Editorial)
By John BurtonFREEHOLD – A county grand jury on Monday indicted a Middletown woman investigators say was responsible for the hit-and-run death of an Atlantic Highlands teenage girl last summer.The grand jury handed up the four-count indictment for Toni A. Marletta, 50, a resident of Thompson Avenue in Middletown’s Leonardo section, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Marletta faces charges of one count of second degree knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality; one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child; and two counts of third degree endangering the welfare of a child, resulting from a July 7, 2015 motor vehicle collision in Leonardo.In addition, Marletta last summer was issued a motor vehicle summons related to the collision for failure to report a motor vehicle collision; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; and for having an unsafe tire, according to law enforcement authorities.Middletown police were dispatched at approximately 8:24 p.m. last July 7 to state Highway 36 in the area of Avenue D in Leonardo for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Responding officers discovered the victim, 15-year-old Marissa Procopio, Atlantic Highlands. Procopio was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she died the following day from her injuries.The investigation conducted by Middletown police detectives with the assistance of the county prosecutor’s office determined Procopio was crossing Highway 36 at the Avenue D intersection when she was hit by the vehicle allegedly driven by Marletta.Family members said at the time that Procopio, a Henry Hudson Regional School student, was crossing the highway on her way home to meet her 9 p.m. curfew.Authorities charged that Marletta had three 16-year-old girls in the car at the time of the collision and fled the scene following the collision. Police were able to identify Marletta’s vehicle through security video recorded by a business in the vicinity of the collision. When Marletta’s vehicle was located that evening, investigators said it displayed damage consistent with the collision.Marletta turned herself in to Middletown police and was released pending the outcome of the investigation. Authorities on July 15, 2015, initially charged her with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident and took her into custody, taking her to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, on $150,000 bail without the option to post a 10 percent bond. Succeeding in her subsequent bail reduction hearing, Marletta was allowed to post a 10 percent bond and was released last Aug. 4, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.A conviction on a charge of the leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality carries with it a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison; the second degree endangering offense also could result in a maximum 10-year prison sentence pending a conviction; and the third degree endangering offenses could result in three-to-five-year prison sentences for each charge, according to the prosecutor’s office.
One group gave an update on the oysters placed at Naval Weapons Station Earle and told of the bivalve’s amazing ability to clean up the surrounding waters. Another group shared the benefits of purchasing bee-friendly plants and those native to the Two River area to reduce the need for chemicals in the soil that end up in nearby water ways. RUMSON – A statue of a seahorse graced the grounds at Victory Park June 8 during Clean Ocean Action’s Rally for the River Eco-Fest. Created by an artist using trash gathered from local beaches, attendees added more debris to the sculpture during the event, leaving their mark on the artwork and learning about environmental issues in the process. Many who attended left with a renewed passion andan urgency to do more to be good stewards for the localecosystem. Many local environmental groups came out to thefree, family-friendly event to educate the public aboutthe challenges the marine ecosystems face and theprogress being made to address those issues. Students from Rumson-Fair Haven High School, along with their biology teacher Michael Haughwout, talked about the research they are doing to protect terrapins. Representatives from waste management presented the issues “flushable” wipes can cause for the local sewage system. Another group shared information on alternative energy suppliers that could provide clean energy at less cost. Photos by Patrick Olivero