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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Child Pornography Sweep Nets 14 Arrests

A five month operation focused on online consumers of child sexual exploitation materials recently resulted in the arrest of 14 individuals during “Operation Trading Post.” The operation was carried out by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between June of 2018 and October […]

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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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Neptune Man Indicted for Dealing Deadly Drugs

A Monmouth County Grand Jury handed up a four count Indictment Wednesday, charging a Neptune man with selling drugs that led to the overdose death of a Long Branch resident back in May, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Jomell C. Brathwaite, 36, of Neptune, is charged with first degree Strict Liability for Drug […]

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