Beloved Boardwalk Businessman Remembered

One of Asbury Park’s most beloved boardwalk businessmen died Nov. 29. George J. Panas, the long-time owner of the iconic Howard Johnson’s restaurant on the Asbury Park boardwalk, was 88. After he immigrated to the United States in 1956, he and his family opened and operated the Howard Johnson’s 50 years until his retirement in […]

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In Neptune: 100-Year-Old House to be Demolished

By DON STINE A more than 100-year-old house in Neptune is being demolished to make way for several multipurpose athletic fields. The Township Committee passed a resolution at this week’s meeting awarding a $39,875 contract to Nacirema Demolition and Recycling, based in Matawan, to demolish and remove the debris. Earlier plans for the house included […]

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Asbury Park Museum to Open on Boardwalk

By DON STINE  Those visiting the Asbury Park boardwalk will soon be in for a unique experience- the Asbury Park Museum is opening its doors there.    “This is well overdue. Asbury Park is such a unique place and it’s too bad that its history has never been fully-documented,” said Kay Harris, owner of Asbury […]

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Beach Badge Gift Certificates

The city of Asbury Park is selling gift certificates for season beach passes at 2018 prices in the lobby of city hall. They will be sold on Fridays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rates of […]

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$50,000 Raised to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

By DON STINE A $50,000 check was presented to the Lustgarten Foundation by Neptune, county, and state officials at the recent Neptune Township Committee meeting. The money was raised through the annual Pound the Pavement For Purple Committee, which holds an annual 5km run/walk in Neptune and Neptune City to raise the money to help […]

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Film Series Continues at Crane House

On Sat., Dec. 8 at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park it will be the third and last screening of former city Mayor Ed Johnson’s current film series. The film will be the   1935  “Ruggles of Red Gap.” The movie stars Charles Laughton, an actor of incredible range, but one not usually […]

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