Beloved Boardwalk Businessman Remembered

One of Asbury Park’s most beloved boardwalk businessmen died Nov. 29. George J. Panas, the long-time owner of the iconic Howard Johnson’s restaurant on the Asbury Park boardwalk, was 88. After he immigrated to the United States in 1956, he and his family opened and operated the Howard Johnson’s 50 years until his retirement in […]

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Asbury Park Museum to Open on Boardwalk

By DON STINE  Those visiting the Asbury Park boardwalk will soon be in for a unique experience- the Asbury Park Museum is opening its doors there.    “This is well overdue. Asbury Park is such a unique place and it’s too bad that its history has never been fully-documented,” said Kay Harris, owner of Asbury […]

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Beach Badge Gift Certificates

The city of Asbury Park is selling gift certificates for season beach passes at 2018 prices in the lobby of city hall. They will be sold on Fridays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rates of […]

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Film Series Continues at Crane House

On Sat., Dec. 8 at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park it will be the third and last screening of former city Mayor Ed Johnson’s current film series. The film will be the   1935  “Ruggles of Red Gap.” The movie stars Charles Laughton, an actor of incredible range, but one not usually […]

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Toy and Coat Give-Away at Kula Cafe

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Members of the Spring Lake/Brielle Rotary Club gave away, coats, hats, socks and toys at the Kula Cafe in Asbury Park this week. Club president Mary Donovan said this is the fourth year they have held the event. She said club members were familiar with Interfaith Neighbors, which owns the cafe, […]

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Suspect Arrested in Deadly Neptune Shooting

A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 43-year-old Neptune man that occurred on Saturday night Nov. 10. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said Mark Morrissey, 48 of Asbury Park was arrested on charges of first degree Murder, first degree Felony Murder, first degree Robbery, second degree Possession of […]

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