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Asbury Park Man Receives 12-Year Sentence for Murder

  An Asbury Park man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a March 2013 murder, said Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Dominique Moore, 25, of Asbury Park pled guilty in January to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Moore admitted to having in his possession a loaded 9mm handgun, pointing the gun at the victim, pulling the trigger and killing Daniel Graves, 23, also of Asbury Park. On the first degree Aggravated Manslaughter charge, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman, P.J.Cr., sentenced Moore to 12 years in state prison, which makes him subject to the provisions of the No Early…

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CALLING ALL CATS

  Superstars of social meow-dia claim new territory, during NJ’s first-ever Cat Con By TOM CHESEK “Cats are in vogue,” declares Dean “DJ” Bornschein, speaking on a recent sunny afternoon just prior to yet another late-season snuggler of a coastal storm. “The 21st century is the century of the cat.”   While there are those in this passionately pooch-friendly city of Yappy Hours and canines-OK café tables who may sit up and beg to differ, there’s no denying that the age of fun-size digital cameras and globe-conquering social media platforms has elevated many examples of the domesticated CAT from hairball-producing…

Lobster Run Back in Asbury Park

  Lace up your running shoes and dig out your lobster bibs for the 3rd Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast, on Sat., April 7 in Asbury Park. Event proceeds will benefit the American Littoral Society. This year the event returns to an afternoon start, which will be followed by an optional after-party featuring fabulous food and drink from Asbury Park’s Langosta Lounge, and lobster from The Lusty Lobster of Highlands. This limited-registration event will have a rolling start from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., with food from 2:20 to 4 p.m. and start/finish outside the Langosta Lounge,1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.…

Biergarten Owner to Receive Chamber’s Visionary Award

  By ED SALVAS Jennifer Lampert says she is a true “Jersey Girl,” but her career has taken her from the Garden State to many places around the world before she settled in Asbury Park as the managing owner of the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten. Lampert will receive the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Visionary Award at the annual Carousel Awards Gala May 11 for her work as the managing owner of the Lake Avenue establishment that opened in February of 2015. Formerly called Economic Development, the visionary name fits Lampert and her partners who have created one of the city’s most…

WHAT’S UP This Week, April 5-11

  Here are just a few additional reminders highlighting things to do in and around Asbury Park this week…for a complete rundown of music, movies, art, theater, words and MORE, check out the weekly WHAT’S UP section, ONLY in the printed pages of THE COASTER! SCENES: A downtown Devil  of a Festival  It is decreed, by proclamation of the Mayor of AP: the Jersey Devil is the official cryptid of Asbury Park. And not a moment too soon, as Kathy Kelly of the recently re-opened Paranormal Books and Curiosities has staked out this very weekend to honor our homegrown haunter of the deep dark pines (and…

Boutique Hotel Planned for Landmark Building in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Sackman Enterprises has developed plans to construct a boutique hotel in the landmark Kinmouth Building which once housed the Savoy Theater on Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park. A hotel would be a first for the city’s downtown. The developer had previously proposed building micro residential units at the site but believes a hotel would be more beneficial to the community. A discussion of the proposal took place last week at the City Council meeting. Andrew Karas, representing Sackman Enterprises, described the proposed boutique hotel as a “luxury” one and added that customers would have access…

In Neptune City: Route 35 Changed to Commercial Instead of Mixed Use

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has approved zoning changes, one of which designates the Route 35 corridor as commercial rather than mixed use. Borough Planner Jennifer Beahm said at this week’s council meeting that the zoning change does not prohibit any existing use and will have no effect on tax bills or assessments. Other changes involved properties which fell into more than one zone. Beahm said the dual zoning required some property owners to go through extra approval procedures affecting only a small portion of their land. “Our primary focus is to cleanup the [zoning] map,”…

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