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Asbury Park Food Truck Hours to Be Extended

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Following a successful first outing in the summer of 2015, Asbury Park’s food truck park is expected to open again this year, only with extended hours. The food truck park location is at the north end of the boardwalk. Carrie Turner of beachfront developers Madison Marquette made a presentation to the City Council at this week’s work session requesting that the food trucks be allowed to operate for two additional hours each day, adding on an hour at the beginning and end of each day. The new hours of operation, if approved, will be from…

Daylight Shooting Injures 2

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was quiet in the 1200 block of Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park Feb. 2 where only the day before, a double shooting had taken place. Neighbor Jessie Bennett, who was walking her daughter in a stroller with her adolescent son by her side, said she may be looking for a new home following this recent shooting. She lives on the same block where the shooting occurred. On Mon., Feb. 1 at approximately 2:24 p.m. Asbury Park police responded to a report of a shooting in the 120 block of Monroe Ave. where two victims…

Bridge Replacement on Schedule

  Although rumors have been circulating that the Sunset Avenue Bridge project between Wanamassa and Asbury Park is ahead of schedule, a bridge project manager said last week that is not necessarily the case. “You are never ahead of schedule until you open,” project superintendent Mark Timari said. He said that the original reopening date remains the same, May 27, just before Memorial Day weekend. “We should be open by Memorial Day and that is what we are shooting for right now,” he said. Timari said that the weather has been good and that the recent snow storm had little…

Former Unsuccessful Candidate Seeks to Recall City Councilman

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A former unsuccessful candidate for Asbury Park City Council and two other residents have filed a Notice of Intention at Asbury Park city hall to recall Councilman Jesse Kendle. Duanne Small, Mabin Womble and Brian Bass, formally known as the Committee to Recall Jesse Kendle, were given approval to proceed in creating a petition. The petition will be brought back to city hall for final approval before the recall committee can begin collecting the required signatures. State law mandates that the recall petition must contain at least 25 percent of the electorate. A letter from…

King’s Legacy Reinforced During Celebration

  By DON STINE Asbury Park School Superintendent Lamont Repollet brought a little faith of his own to Congregation Torat El last week and issued “a call to action” during the temple’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held on Jan. 13. Repollet, who was the keynote speaker, said there has been poor parental involvement in Asbury Park. “The community matters. People need to stand up and say `enough is enough’ and take back their families, their communities, and their education,” he said. “Let us be united to save our students.” Repollet said he is calling on people of all…

USE OF DEADLY FORCE BY POLICE OFFICER WAS JUSTIFIED

  Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni released a statement saying the use of deadly force by an Asbury Park police officer regarding a non-fatal shooting in Asbury Park in November was justified. The entire matter has been reviewed by the acting prosecutor and his staff at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. On Nov. 4, 2015, at approximately 7:15 p.m., 20-year old Asbury Park resident Dante Allen was shot after first firing his weapon at a uniformed Asbury Park police officer (Officer #1) near the intersection of Atkins and Springwood Avenues. Allen suffered non-life threatening injuries to his left…

Asbury Park’s APTV Looks Back at 2015 in Special Series

  Asbury Park’s Public Access Cable Television station, APTV, is taking a look back at the year 2015 by presenting a three-week review of programs produced and aired during the year on the city’s public access channels. APTV broadcasts on channel 30 on Verizon/FIOS and channel 77 on Cablevision and the 2015 retrospective is running around the clock through January 18. “In 2015, APTV produced and showcased Asbury Park High School’s award winning Debate Team, the Summer Internship Work Program, and Class Valedictorian Carl Cazeau. APHS Principal Reginald Mirthil has assembled a collective of students, who will create features on…

Art, Music, Light of Day Will Collide on Cookman Avenue

  On the heels of the successful Asbury Underground Art and Music Crawl which brought some 6,000 attendees to the downtown district of Asbury Park this past October for an afternoon of music, art and shopping, the Light of Day Foundation once again has invited Asbury Underground to produce the downtown leg of their festival which will take place on Jan. 16 and new this year, an added Sunday, Jan. 17. This years’ event, the third year running with Light of Day, will feature 32 performances by musicians and/or bands, with the focus on original music, and singer/songwriters, playing in…

New Brewery Opening in Asbury Park

  By DON STINE Asbury Park’s new Dark City Brewing Company, which opens Jan. 8 and has been more than two years in the planning and construction, offers a unique selection of hand-crafted beers. “I am incredibly excited and a little bit nervous but it is nice to finally be open,” company founder Kevin Sharpe said. Located at the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue, the small-craft brewery is having its grand opening January 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. “We will have a selection of year-round and seasonal beers as well as limited releases of specialty beers,” Sharpe…

City Reorganizes for New Year

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI There were no changes in the appointments of personnel including attorneys, engineers and auditor, made by Asbury Park Mayor John Moor at this week’s reorganization meeting. The city did not however appoint a redevelopment attorney, which City Clerk Cindy Dye said was still being decided and would be on the agenda for the first regular meeting of the year on Monday. The only new appointments made by the mayor were to the library and planning boards and the Office of Emergency Management. Kerrin “Kerri”Martin was appointed to the library board committee. Garret M. Giberson, city…

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