Neptune Man Indicted for Dealing Deadly Drugs

A Monmouth County Grand Jury handed up a four count Indictment Wednesday, charging a Neptune man with selling drugs that led to the overdose death of a Long Branch resident back in May, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Jomell C. Brathwaite, 36, of Neptune, is charged with first degree Strict Liability for Drug […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Boardwalk brightens up this year’s holiday season with an exciting lineup of weekly holiday events, performances and experiences beginning Sat., Nov. 24 with the Christmas tree lighting. The Holiday Bazaar also opens and will transform the Grand Arcade and Convention Hall – a beautiful historic building on the Asbury Park oceanfront – […]

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Beachfront Developer Responds to Asbury Park

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor said the city received correspondence from iStar, the city’s beachfront developer, but he would not divulge the contents due to potential litigation. Moor said the city responded this week to Brian Cheripka of iStar asking him to meet with the city “as soon as possible to resolve this.” The city […]

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Boardwalk Project Halted; Negotiation Sought

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The old saying “you can’t fight city hall” was put to rest last week in Asbury Park when the City Council heeded the concerns of hundreds of citizens protesting the north end boardwalk construction project and voted to direct iStar to stop production. After listening to a long line of residents […]

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City Wants Input on Short Term Rentals

The Asbury Park City Council is seeking input from residents about changes they would like to see to the existing law when the ordinance dealing with short term rentals is amended next year. “The council’s goal has been to put together thoughtful and comprehensive regulations on short term rentals in Asbury Park. We strongly believe […]

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Petition Seeks to End Boardwalk Project

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI More than 2500 area residents are upset over the current project  to narrow the Asbury Park boardwalk at the north end to create a new walkway. A petition posted on Change.org has gathered more than 2500 signatures in an effort to stop the construction. A large crowd is expected at tonight’s […]

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Ocean Mayor’s Golf Tourney Raises $5,000 for Hope Fund

Ocean Township’s Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament held recently brought in sports celebrities and about 70 other people to challenge each other at the Hollywood Golf Course. Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano said that former NY Giants football players Otis OJ Anderson, a star running back, and Stephen Baker, a wide receiver known as “the touchdown […]

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Asbury Park Council Elections Remain As Is

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park City Council elections will remain as is with the defeat this week of questions which would have switched the government to a ward system and made elections partisan. In addition, Mayor John Moor who ran unopposed for his seat, received a healthy 98.25 percent of the vote with […]

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