Open Footbridge Gates Says City Official

By DON STINE An Asbury Park City Councilwoman believes it’s wrong to have locked gates on two footbridges over Wesley Lake between Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, and it may be illegal. Asbury Park Councilwoman Eileen Chapman said earlier this week that the gates, which prevent public access from Asbury Park into Ocean Grove from […]

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Free Concerts Starting Again in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Music Foundation will once again host free concerts three days a week for the summer. The three series bring different styles of music so there is something for everyone. Music Mondays at Springwood Park has diverse styles including Soul, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop and Jazz. The Asbury Park Live series on Wednesdays […]

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Launch Party for African-American Music Project

The Asbury Park African-American Music Project is holding a launch party on Fri., June 21 at the Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery, 201 Fifth Ave. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. There will be live music, historic photos ad stories of Springwood Avenue. The AMP is a volunteer organization that celebrates the […]

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Liquor License Expansion Granted

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A dispute about the expansion of a liquor license owned by restaurateur Tim McLoone on the Asbury Park boardwalk was settled in Trenton when James Graziano, acting director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, decided in favor of McLoone. McLoone’s Supper Club and The Robinson Ale House, both located in […]

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Neptune Violent Crime Down

By DON STINE Neptune saw a 29 percent decrease in violent crimes and a 6.6 percent decrease in nonviolent crimes in 2018, with the police department receiving 37,773 calls for service, up from 37,248 in 2017. Police officials gave the 2018 annual police report at this week’s Township Committee workshop. “This is good and everything […]

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Volunteers Sought by Historical Society

The summer season is approaching and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove seeks volunteers. The group will  host a Volunteer Social on Sun., June 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum at 50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove. Opportunities are available for the various events being offered this summer- docents and museum guides […]

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2 Men and 15-Year-Old Charged in Shootout

Two men and a juvenile are charged with attempted murder and other offenses following an exchange of gunfire between them in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue in Neptune at approximately 4:43 p.m., Mon., June 3. No one was injured in the incident, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Corey Gibson, 30, of Tinton […]

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