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In Asbury Park: Proposed Parking Fees Lowered

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI After complaints about a rise in metered parking fees in Asbury Park, the parking committee made several changes to its proposed ordinance 2962 including making the maximum hourly fee $2 down from $3. City Councilman Joe Woerner, who chairs the committee said changes were made in response to residents comments in emails and on social media. “The point of the process is to get feedback,” he said and thanked residents for their input. Another change is the reduction of resident annual permits in zone 4 to $90 from $120. Additional permits may also be purchased…

Theft at City School Puts Damper on Holiday Fun

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The theft of about $200 from a staff member at the Barack H. Obama School in Asbury Park saddened Asbury Park Education Association President John Napolitani. “It’s such a shame, especially to do that to this woman. She’s such a conscientious worker. She tries to get staff involved in everything,” he said. Napolitani did not mention the staff member by name but said it is a para-professional at the school who was outside monitoring recess when the theft occurred. The woman had collected money for APEA’s annual holiday celebration which took place Friday, December 18…

Record High Temps Bring Crowds to Boardwalk

  By DON STINE Flip-flops, shorts, and t-shirts in the middle of December- in New Jersey? What is going on with the weather here? Record warm temperatures were recorded in this area Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 12, 13 and 14 with temperatures almost 10 degrees above normal for the first half of December. Kay Harris, owner of the Asbury Galleria in Asbury Park’s Convention Hall, said, even though she is on vacation in Florida, her employees raved about sales. “Apparently they were outstanding. They said it was like summertime and it’s safe to say the weather was good for…

Asbury Park Hires 2 Directors

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park will be starting the new year with two new hires, a Director of Communications and Director of Public Works. City Manager Michael Capabianco said the communications director, which is a new position, is Hannah Walker, formerly of the Asbury Park Sun, an online news publication, with a starting salary of $52,500. Walker is a city resident and will begin her post January 4. Director of Public Works is William McClave of Howell Township. McClave is leaving his position as Assistant Superintendent of Public Works in Hillside to begin in the city January 4…

Asbury Park Police Officer Receives Award

  A Boulder, Colorado-based, nationally-syndicated radio show has selected Asbury Park Police Officer Connie Breech its eChievement Award for her work gathering toys for needy children during the Christmas season. The annual Asbury Park Toy Drive is now in its 16th year. Founded by Breech, the program has expanded over the years and toys collected go to area residents only. Former Mayor Ed Johnson, who wrote the letter of nomination for Breech, said it was one of the easiest things he ever did. “I have written many letters of recommendation and sometimes they’re a challenge to write, but this was…

Time Again for Season’s Readings

  The busy season is upon us, but if you’ve got the time to spend a couple of hours listening to old friends reading short stories and tales of the season, come join us at the Crane House, 508 4th Ave., Asbury Park Dec. 19 for an afternoon called “Season’s Readings: a Crane House Christmas.” The festivies begin at at 2 p.m. It is the14th annual offering, and there is no charge for admission, but you’re welcome to bring an unwrapped toy for the Asbury Park toy drive. Or if you like, you can donate by check or cash to…

Asbury Park Students Urged to Work Hard, Respect Elders

  By JOANNE PAPAIANNI Work hard, don’t be discouraged and respect those who love was the message Community Activist Tyronne Laws brought to Asbury Park High School students during a recent program. The program “Understanding and Respecting Your Culture” touched on a wide range of topics during a slide show of prominent African Americans. As he went through the program which included Wilma Rudolph, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, Hank Aaron, Laws frequently pointed out to students that these luminaries started out as teenagers just like them. “They realized something inside of them when they were your age,” he told them.…

Beloved Asbury Park Photographer Remembered

  By DON STINE Asbury Park lost one of its most iconic business owners on Sat., Dec. 5 with the death of well-known local photographer who had his business in the city for more than 60 years. Ed Noumair, 94, died peacefully in his Lincroft home. Born in Brooklyn in 1921, Edward George Noumair started his business in Asbury Park in 1939 after he graduated from Asbury Park High School. He remained in the city for more than 60 years except for a tour with the Marines during World War II. And almost everybody knew Ed Noumair, especially for his…

New Chamber Office ‘Funky’ and Centrally Located

  By JOSEPH SAPIA For the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce and Harold Daley VFW Post 1333, it is a happy marriage — the chamber renting newly renovated space in the basement of the post at the corner of Lake Avenue and Bond Street. “We’ve learned a lot more in what the chamber is doing for the community,” said Frank Brogna, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, adding the new marriage is good for joint efforts between the VFW and the Chamber. “It’s a nice combination of learning what they do, what we do, helping one another.” “This…

Donate a Toy, Enjoy Free Buffet

  Georgie’s Bar on Fifth Avenue in Asbury Park will host the annual toy drive to benefit the Asbury Park Toy Drive from 5 to 10 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. Those attending are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and enjoy a free buffet, drink specials and live entertainment featuring Lady Marisa and Christy Girlington with musical guests Lisa and Wendy, the Acoustic Duo with Chris “Jiggy’ Whittet on guitar. All proceeds benefit the children of Asbury Park. In addition those attending the Stone Pony show featuring Nicole Atkins with Marco Beneventos Dec. 5…

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