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$7.4 Million Bridge Project on Schedule

  The $7.4 million project to replace the Sunset Avenue Bridge over Deal Lake between Ocean Township and Asbury Park will be taking a significant step forward in the coming weeks. Seventy-two piles are required to support three new piers that will support Sunset Avenue Bridge. Three test piles were driven in March. Weather permitting, 23 piles at each of the three piers should be driven in place by the end of this week. Additional piles will be driven this summer: 85 piles will be driven in June to support the bridge abutment and retaining walls on the Asbury Park…

Registration Open for City Summer Camp

  Registration is now underway for children ages 5 to 12 who want to attend the Asbury Park Summer Day Camp Program, which runs from June 29 to Aug. 7. For residents, the cost is $150, plus $50 for each additional child. For non-residents, the fee is $300, plus $150 for each additional child. Registration is available on the second floor at City Hall on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. to noon. The camp is held at the Thurgood Marshall and Bradley primary schools. More information is available from Leesha Floyd, telephone 732-502-5759,…

City Parking Lot Closed for Upgrade

  By DON STINE The municipal parking lot next to the Asbury Park City Hall will be closed for milling and repaving from Wednesday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 20. “This will be a logistical nightmare but the more we prepare the less of a nightmare it will be- but we will get through it,” Mayor John Moor said at Monday’s City Council workshop. Moor said the work, however, is extremely important yet people still need to be able to conduct their business at City Hall, which includes holding municipal court. Entrance doors on the northern end of the municipal…

City Students Ready to Walk with Style

  The hot weather is approaching and fashion is changing. For those who like to keep up with the newest trends, Asbury Park High School is here to show you the hottest clothing for summer with a fashion show. Dubbed, “A Taste of Summer,” the APHS students are working to make this their best fashion show ever. The event takes place May 20 at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel located at 1401 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park. The show starts at 7 p.m. “The goal of this summer show is for students to learn and participate in the business of creating…

Asbury Park Will Limit Parking Permits

  Asbury Park is limiting the number of employees parking passes it will sell for the central business district this year and totally eliminating guest parking passes citywide. “People were buying too many guest passes and it is a luxury we can no longer afford in Asbury Park with our parking crisis,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, who is on the city’s parking committee. The city had sold 65 guest passes by the end of April and the $100 passes, which are good for an entire year, will not be sold after June1. “We sold more passes in the last…

Skate and Surf Festival Rolls into Asbury Park

  The Skate and Surf Festival 2015 at the Asbury Park oceanfront May 16 to 17 is expected to bring about 10,000 people each day into the city. “So residents should be aware that there may be some parking and traffic issues,” city Director of Commerce Tom Gilmour said at Monday’s City Council workshop. The Skate and Surf Festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 at Bradley Park and Ocean Avenue. The festival is a multi-day, youth culture event that combines music, competitive gaming, skateboarding and surfing. “I think it’s going to be great. It…

Asbury Park’s New City Clerk Begins Post

  By DON STINE Asbury Park’s new city clerk took over her job this week and said she feels up to the challenge. Cindy A. Dye, who left her job as clerk for North Hanover, began her new job on May 1 and said she is “glad and excited” to be in the city. The city clerk position was temporarily held by Deputy Clerk and Registrar Melody Hartsgrove, who will now go back to her original jobs. Hartsgrove replaced City Clerk Stephen M. Kay who retired in February after serving 34 years in the position. “Asbury Park looked to be…

City School Board Member to Receive Public Official Award

  By ED SALVAS The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce will present it’s 2015 Public Official Carousel Award to Board of Education member Barbara Lesinski. The award, which is given for outstanding service to the community by a public official, will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Carousel Awards Dinner at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on Fri., May 8. The theme of this year’s gala is “The Love Boat. Come Aboard We’re Expecting You.” Lesinski is currently a member of the Asbury Park Board of Education, but her service to the city of Asbury Park has spanned three decades as…

Jersey Born Music Festival Rolls Into City in May

  The first-ever Jersey Born Music Festival, featuring performers from the Jersey Shore area, will be held in downtown Asbury Park at the end of May and festival organizers are expecting about 15,000 people. “This tribute to Jersey musicians will celebrate the enormous amount of talent found right here in the Garden State, especially in Asbury Park!” said festival organizer Ruthanne Harrison. The festival, presented by Coors Light and the Asbury Park Press, will be held on Cookman Avenue on Sat., May 30, with a rain date of Sunday, May 31. The fenced-in concert area, with two stages, will be…

Asbury Park Paving Municipal Parking Lot; Hires City Clerk

  By DON STINE It will be a little bit difficult parking at Asbury Park’s City Hall for the next 30 days. Concrete was poured at the municipal parking lot last week and other work will continue into late May in an attempt to provide more parking. “Please be patient, this will take several weeks,” Acting-City Manager Tony Nuccio said at last Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The city is repaving and metering the 125-space parking lot to provide more downtown parking. Installing new concrete curbs and sidewalks should be concluded this week but the parking lot will be milled, paved…

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