Monday, March 10, 2008

Keeping up with the Keelens in Keansburg

CAPTION: Tommy and Maureen Keelen at the Irish Celebration at New Point Comfort Fire Dept., on Monday night.

About a year ago, Keansburg bar owner Tommy Keelen, formerly the owner of TJK Stadium, Beachway, sold his bar and headed into what was thought to be retirement.

Never one to be idle too long, though, Keelen is back working again, this time as a security officer at Naval Weapons Station Earle.

"I like it," Keelen said. "My job enables me to do something to help protect our country and it's something that I enjoy doing."

After operating nightclubs and bars since the 1970s, Keelen said this latest role marks a new journey for him.

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