City AIDS Survivor Featured in Documentary

  By JOSEPH SAPIA In 1986, Asbury Park’s Scott Smith was diagnosed with AIDS. Twenty-seven years later, he is going strong. “I don’t want to give up that Social Security check,” he joked. Seriously, Smith, 56, attributes his longevity with the immune system disease to having good medical care, living a healthy lifestyle and having […]

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Interlaken School Taxes Up $800 for Average Home

  Residents in Interlaken will see an increase in their school taxes after the Board of Education approved school-age children attending West Long Branch schools and Shore Regional High School at a per-pupil cost. Residents are expected to attend the board’s Aug. 19 meeting to express concerns. In a recent letter to property owners, Mayor […]

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What do you do to beat the heat?

  The Jersey Shore is getting a merciful break from the clammy heat we’ve suffered most of the past month. As July starts to give way to August – and perhaps the Dog Days of Summer – we thought it would be a good time to ask folks, “What do you do to beat the […]

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Asbury Election Results to Remain Unchanged

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Vote-by-mail ballots rejected by the Monmouth County Board of Elections during the May 14 Asbury Park City Council election will remain unopened, a Superior Court judge ruled July 18. Superior Court Judge Dennis R. O’Brien ruled that the 252 unopened ballots will remain that way after hearing several […]

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The BPlot: She’s on a roll

  By RICHARD VIRGILLIO After seven years, the nation is finally learning what Asbury Park has known for years: Second Life Bikes, the non-profit that repairs and sells bikes and keeps lives on track, is making a tangible impact on Monmouth County. During the past 10 days, Second Life Bikes on Main Street and the […]

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Vive Sells Out Townhomes in Phase 2

  ASBURY PARK – iStar Financial Inc., developer of the Asbury Park waterfront, said its luxury townhome community, Vive, sold out its entire inventory of homes in phase two of the project within one day of their release on July 8. This record demand from buyers is similar to the response that Vive’s first phase […]

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