City Library Has New Support Group

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park library, for the first time in a long time, has a Friends of the Library organization. The FOL is being led by acting president Nicole DeGeorge who stepped into the leadership position after two library board members solicited members. The board members, Kerri Martin and Janet Torsney, cannot […]

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Fundraiser for Asbury Park Toy Drive

The Asbury Park Toy Drive is in full swing for it’s 19th Holiday Season. This weekend kicks off the annual fundraising for the Toy Drive at The Asbury Hotel Sat., Dec. 1 from noon to 8 p.m. with the opening of their Winter Park and Skate Rink. Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive free […]

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City Will Meet with Developer

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park officials will meet Nov. 30 with Master Developer iStar to discuss construction on the Boardwalk Project that was suspended after city officials voted to halt the work on the project. At a meeting Nov. 8 residents and activists spent two hours criticizing both iStar and city officials for a […]

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Developer Plans Retail in this Vacant Building in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A Washington, DC developer wants to make the former Braverman Building, 1200 Memorial Dr. into retail space. Douglas Jemal of Douglas Development, purchased the building in July for $1.1 million and began demolishing the interior. The building had been owned by the state and Jemal purchased it at auction. Jamel’s construction […]

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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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