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Where’s the Bradley Cove Appraisal?

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The City Council in Asbury Park is ready to come to an agreement on the development rights for the property at the north end beachfront with boardwalk developers iStar. At issue, however, is the dollar value of the half acre piece of land known as Bradley Cove. iStar owns the development rights to the property, where in 2008, Asbury Partners presented plans to the city to build 15 homes on the beach in front of Asbury Towers. Many residents, at the time, came out to protest the plan and the fate of the tract of…

The Angel of Salvage in Asbury Park

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO What began in 2002 as a personal desire to restore a home to its original glory has evolved into Central New Jersey’s largest architectural salvage showroom, Salvage Angel, located in Asbury Park. “Salvage Angel grew from a personal need but I knew there were other people like me trying to truly restore their homes in a pure way,” said Carolyn Curtin, founder. “I started getting wish lists from friends and neighbors and my hobby grew from collecting architectural items to include vintage furniture and home decor.” The 20,000-square-foot warehouse in the former Canada Dry building on…

Asbury Park Recall Committee Authorized to Collect Signatures

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Committee to Recall Jesse Kendle from his position as a councilman in Asbury Park has moved one step closer to achieving its goal. The group, comprised of Duanne Small, Mabin Womble and Brian Bass, had submitted a petition to City Clerk Cynthia Dye last week but corrections were needed. On Monday Dye said she had received the corrected petition and signed off on it. Dye said the committee could begin collecting the 391 signatures needed on Thursday at 5 p.m.. They will then have 160 days from the date Dye approved the petition to…

Candidates File for Asbury Park School Board Race

  Two three-member tickets are seeking to win three, three-year terms on the Asbury Park Board of Education in the April 19 election. The school board recently voted to move the elections back to April from November, which cuts all recently-elected board member’s terms by eight months. Board member Corey Lowell has decided not to seek reelection. Incumbent Nicole Harris, who is also the current school board president, is running on the “From the Community, For The Community” ticket along with former assistant city manager and former school board president James Famularo and Derrick Grant, vice-president of the Asbury Park…

CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL RENAMED IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

  BY ED SALVAS Students, faculty, staff and parents came together outside the Asbury Park Middle School Wednesday to join in renaming of the school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony included unveiling of a sign honoring the civil rights leader who was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. The program began with welcoming remarks by the Principal, Dr. Rashawn Adams, and Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet and featured Edith Savage- Jennings, a longtime friend of the King family who called her “Aunt Edith.” Dr. Repollet noted that King appeared in Asbury Park in 1960 and spoke…

City School to Have New Name

  The renaming of the Asbury Park Middle School is scheduled to take place Wed., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The school will be renamed the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School. The Board of Education approved the name change in August.

Asbury Park Food Truck Hours to Be Extended

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Following a successful first outing in the summer of 2015, Asbury Park’s food truck park is expected to open again this year, only with extended hours. The food truck park location is at the north end of the boardwalk. Carrie Turner of beachfront developers Madison Marquette made a presentation to the City Council at this week’s work session requesting that the food trucks be allowed to operate for two additional hours each day, adding on an hour at the beginning and end of each day. The new hours of operation, if approved, will be from…

Daylight Shooting Injures 2

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was quiet in the 1200 block of Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park Feb. 2 where only the day before, a double shooting had taken place. Neighbor Jessie Bennett, who was walking her daughter in a stroller with her adolescent son by her side, said she may be looking for a new home following this recent shooting. She lives on the same block where the shooting occurred. On Mon., Feb. 1 at approximately 2:24 p.m. Asbury Park police responded to a report of a shooting in the 120 block of Monroe Ave. where two victims…

Bridge Replacement on Schedule

  Although rumors have been circulating that the Sunset Avenue Bridge project between Wanamassa and Asbury Park is ahead of schedule, a bridge project manager said last week that is not necessarily the case. “You are never ahead of schedule until you open,” project superintendent Mark Timari said. He said that the original reopening date remains the same, May 27, just before Memorial Day weekend. “We should be open by Memorial Day and that is what we are shooting for right now,” he said. Timari said that the weather has been good and that the recent snow storm had little…

Former Unsuccessful Candidate Seeks to Recall City Councilman

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A former unsuccessful candidate for Asbury Park City Council and two other residents have filed a Notice of Intention at Asbury Park city hall to recall Councilman Jesse Kendle. Duanne Small, Mabin Womble and Brian Bass, formally known as the Committee to Recall Jesse Kendle, were given approval to proceed in creating a petition. The petition will be brought back to city hall for final approval before the recall committee can begin collecting the required signatures. State law mandates that the recall petition must contain at least 25 percent of the electorate. A letter from…

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