Asbury Park School Tax to Increase

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park School District’s 2019/2020 preliminary budget includes an average increase for property owners of $270. According to Chanta Jackson, Communications Officer, “The increase in the school tax rate was precipitated by the increase in property values. The average home assessment went from $310,00 to $360,000. Therefore, homeowners will see […]

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Russo Music Hosting Free Event for Musicians

Local musicians are invited to attend a free recycle and restring event at Russo Music in Asbury Park on April 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by D’Addario and international recycling company TerraCycle, musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or […]

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Pizza Returns to Asbury Park Boardwalk

By DON STINE Pizza will be returning to the Asbury Park boardwalk this summer and some say it’s about time. Area realtor and concert promoter Sammy Boyd is teaming up with Domenic Maruca, owner of Maruca’s Tomato Pies on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, to open a restaurant on the Asbury Park boardwalk next month. Boyd, […]

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Historical Society Hosts Genealogy Lecture

For its first lecture and general meeting this year, the Historical Society of Ocean Grove will welcome genealogist Melissa A. Johnson of Middletown Township who will present Researching Twentieth-Century New Jersey Families. The lecture and meeting will be held at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 South Main St., Ocean Grove on April 29 at […]

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Neptune Business Woman Recognized for Outstanding Service to Community

Neptune McDonald’s Owner/Operator Marty Gillis was recently presented with a joint proclamation from  Sen. Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey of the 11th Legislative District for outstanding service to the community. In addition to serving as a McDonald’s owner and operator Gillis has partnered with local organizations and schools and has […]

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