Thousands Attend Garden State Film Fest

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event that brought 26,000 people to Asbury Park over five days for a celebration of movie making. Celebrities, honorees, film industry execs and movie fans came to the Garden State Film Festival to visit historic venues throughout the city to watch, shorts, comedies and full length films. The […]

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Founder of Asbury Ushers Will Be Honored

By ED SALVAS Lynne Kirchdoerffer has been part of the Asbury Park music community for nearly 40 years but is not someone you’ve seen perform. Kirchdoerffer is the founder and coordinator of the Asbury Ushers, a group of volunteers who donate their time and share their knowledge of the city to help visitors enjoy their […]

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Millions in Grants Awarded to Shore Towns for Infrastructure Projects

Millions of dollars will be distributed to 18 municipalities in Monmouth County for infrastructure-related funds from the state Department of Transportation. The funds were announced this week by Sen.Vin Gopal and  Assemblymembers Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey. “From potholes to faded paint, many of Monmouth County’s roads are in sore need of rehabilitation and […]

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Banners Discussed for Ocean Grove’s 150th Anniversary

By DON STINE Decorating the two main entranceways into Ocean Grove this summer for the historic district’s 150th anniversary is now under review by Neptune officials. Ocean Grove, the historic district noted for its Victorian architecture and Methodist religious significance, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1869, just after the Civil War. […]

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Neptune Discusses Plastic Bag Ban

Banning plastic bags and other single-use plastics in Neptune was on the Township Committee’s agenda this week but no action was taken on the matter. “I know other (municipalities) have done this but I think it will be difficult. I don’t know how you would enforce it,” Committeeman Kevin McMillan said during the workshop session. […]

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Neptune Municipal Taxes to Decrease

By DON STINE The average Neptune property owner will see an almost $40 drop in their 2019 municipal taxes under a budget introduced by the Township Committee this week. The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for on April 22 when a special presentation will be given. The total $45,056,166 budget, with a $30,231,646 […]

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Preparing for City Wide Yard Sale

The Asbury Park City Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Sat., April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is April 28. As in the past, organizers Connie Breech and Sonja O’Brien are looking for city residents willing to host a yard sale at their home and donate at least 10 percent of […]

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