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  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Louise Murray, a longtime Asbury Park resident and former City Councilwoman, questioned the council about beach etiquette and whether or not there is a  city ordinance governing beach coverups for people leaving the beach and heading downtown. She said there  is drinking on the beach and decorum needs to be enforced. “(There should be) Beach coverups and shoes on the boardwalk,” she said. “You see people in bathing suits walking the streets of our city; we are not a beach town, we are a city,” she said. Murray said she sees shirtless men walking downtown.…

In Tinton Falls: Still Time to Sign Up for Summer Reading Program

  By DENISE HERSCHEL Although school has been out for almost a month and summer vacation is in full swing, there is still time for kids in the borough of Tinton Falls to sign up for the summer reading program at the Tinton Falls Library. According to Ruth Santulli, Youth Services Library Assistant at Tinton Falls Library, approximately 135 children registered for last year’s program and she hopes even more will join this year. “The Vacation Reading Club (VRC) began June 1 and ends on August 12,” Santulli said. “Our program is limited to Tinton Falls patrons but children outisde…

Landmark Neptune Building Being Demolished

  By DON STINE A landmark Neptune building – once home to one of the most unique manufacturing companies in the United States- is being demolished this week. The S.S. Adams Co. building, pictured, built in 1932 at the intersection of Memorial Drive (then Railroad Avenue) and Seventh Avenue, saw the wrecking ball this week after it was determined that water had too severely damaged the building for it to be saved. A 2013 site plan approved by the Board of Adjustment allowed the developer, now Neptune Developers LLC, to convert the 68,840-sqaure-foot, four-story building into condominiums or apartments.  The…

I Scream, You Scream, They All Screamed for Ice Cream

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Shore ice cream lovers came out in droves Sun., Juy 16 to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. According to the National Day Calendar website, National Ice Cream Day was proclaimed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to be observed the third Sunday of July, which he also named National Ice Cream month. This year, long lines could be seen at area ice cream parlors up until closing time as customers queued up to get their favorite flavor. At Days Ice Cream in Ocean Grove people stood in lines across the shop’s wooden porch, down the…

Ocean Township Attorney Joins Firm to Lead Sports, Media Group

  Anthony Caruso of Ocean Township is the newest member of Norris McLaughlin and Marcus where he will head the Sports, Media and Entertainment Group. Caruso has a broad range of significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of all types of legal transactions in the areas of business, sports, entertainment, music and literary, intellectual property, franchise and licensing and technology. His notable projects include establishing a revolutionary technology services company, representing professional sports teams and leagues, negotiating music, film, and television deals, structuring multi-year licensing and sponsorship agreements, and supervising private equity/ capital transactions for the acquisition or establishment…

Neptune High Class of 1972 Hosting Reunion Aug. 12

  The Neptune High School Class of ’72 will celebrate the 45th anniversary of its graduation with a mini-reunion on Saturday, August 12, 2017 beginning at 8 p.m..The mini-reunion will be held at Patrick’s Pub in the Neptune City Shopping Center at 116 Third Avenue, Neptune City, just off Route 35. The reunion is free to attend with the exception of whatever food and drink you purchase. Current and former teachers, staff and administration are welcome to join the Class of ’72 to celebrate the occasion. In order to attend please RSVP to Bill King II, NHS Class of ’72…

State OKs Asbury Park Charter School

  A new charter school is scheduled  to open in Asbury Park in September after receiving final approval from the New Jersey department of education this week. College Achieve Asbury Park Charter School, a kindergarten through ninth grade school, will be held at the site of a former church at 700 Grand Ave. The school is also seeking to operate in the First Baptist Church on Grand Avenue, but is scheduled to go before the Board of Adjustment for approval of the site as a school.  The church is also the former site of the Central Jersey Christian School. According…

Do You Know?

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park is home to many creative residents, including artists, musicians and songwriters. It is also home to another type of creative person, one who is a pioneer in pet trusts. Rachel Hirschfield, an attorney, will be teaching a course at New York University about creating legal trusts for pet owners that will provide financial support for their pets should they die or become incapacitated. The course, entitled Pet Trusts: Saving Animal Companions from the Unexpected, will be taught at the NYU School of Professional Studies. “I can hardly believe it, I created it. I…

Film Festival Names Executive Director

  The Garden State Film Festival announces the appointment of its new Executive Director, Lauren Concar, who is taking on the role immediately, serving as the film festival returns to its original home in Asbury Park for the 2018 festival. The return move marks the festival’s “Sweet 16” anniversary and follows a successful four-year run in Atlantic City. Concar is a well-known face to festival fans. She has been with the festival for many years, acting most recently as the festival’s director of operations. She and Production Manager Kristen Dirato have been responsible for many of the festival’s weekend events…

Interfaith Neighbors Receiving Planning Grant

  Interfaith Neighbors has been awarded a new planning grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation continuing a decade of support for economic stability, affordable housing, and youth opportunity on Asbury Park’s West Side. Past WFRF grants have supported such Interfaith Neighbors (IFN) projects as the Springwood Center, affordable homes and rental housing, Kula Café, Kula Urban Farm and a variety of programs carried out by Interfaith’s collaborative partners, including the Community Affairs & Resource Center, Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. The Wells Fargo planning grant runs concurrent…