Time for Girl Scout Cookies

  By ED SALVAS The gym at Barack Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park was crowded with young girls ready to start selling Girl Scout Cookies as part of their after school program sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. The girls, in Kindergarden through fifth grade, had been practicing greeting customers and […]

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It’s Parade Day in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Asbury Park this Sunday, March 12 is shaping up to be one of its biggest yet. Parade Chairman Garrett Giberson said last year’s parade drew up to 10,000 people. “They came from all over, North Jersey, South Jersey, Trenton,” he said. “Every […]

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In Ocean: Official to Seek Assembly Seat

  By DON STINE Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra has thrown his hat into the political ring again and will run for a state Assembly seat on the Republican slate in November’s election. “I was always taught that when you are asked to serve- serve. I was asked to serve and I look forward […]

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Seeking Asbury Park Tour Guides

  Are you interested in being a tour guide and showing visitors to Asbury Park the city’s unique history and culture?  If so, then you might want to attend a special meeting at the Stephen Crane House Sun., March 19.   “The Asbury Park Historical Society is getting many requests for guided tours of the city […]

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Where Have All the Trees Gone?

  By DON STINE Keeping trees, especially shade trees, in your community healthy and thriving was the focus of a special forum in Ocean Township Sat., March 4. A panel discussion on ways to keep shade trees healthy, learn about the current threats, and look at the challenges and dangers to trees native to this […]

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Fire Destroys Ocean Grove Buildings

  By DON STINE A wind-whipped fire destroyed four buildings and damaged others today in the northeast section of Ocean Grove., including two condominiums and an abandoned hotel that had been the source of concern for residents for years. “If the wind was as high as it was yesterday, I think we might have lost […]

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Politics and Corruption is Theme for Film Series

  On Sat., March 4  Asbury Park’s Mayor Emeritus Ed Johnson returns to the historic Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park for another in a series of free screening events in the “Lights! Camera! Politics!” film series. The theme for Winter/Spring 2017 is “The City Never Sleeps: Politics, Influence and Corruption” — and the feature […]

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