3 Musical Education Scholarships to Be Presented

The POP Music Foundation has announced that three children will be presented scholarships for music education programs as part of the Asbury Park Music Foundation’s program at Lakehouse Music Academy and Recording Studios. To recognize the 50th Anniversary of Asbury Park’s civil unrest in July 1970, a free stream of the film documentary “Asbury Park: […]

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Investigation Reveals Officers Reasonably Believed Reporter Was a Protester

A comprehensive internal affairs investigation into the June 1 arrest of Asbury Park Press reporter Gustavo Martinez has determined that arresting officers had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. The investigation consisted of the interviews of 21 people, including 14 law enforcement officers and Martinez, and review […]

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Famous Song Written in Asbury Park building

By DON STINE A simple, two-story house on Atkins Avenue on the West Side of Asbury Park played an important role in musical history and in the careers of two iconic American songwriters. In 1928, well-known musicians Fats Waller and Andy Razaf wrote the song “Honeysuckle Rose” in the house- a song would be recorded […]

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Asbury Park Resumes Issuing Special Events Permits

Asbury Park’s Special Events Department has resumed accepting Special Events Permit applications for events on public property, or private property that would require the use of city services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issuance of Special Events Permits had been suspended since March 31. Currently, per the Governor’s Executive Orders, indoor gatherings are limited […]

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New Path at City Beachfront

The much-anticipated reconstruction project at the north end of the Asbury Park boardwalk was celebrated June 26 with a ribbon cutting attended by city officials and master developer iStar. With a design that was years in the making, the new boardwalk on the north end includes 1,200 linear feet of straight wooden boardwalk measuring from […]

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VFW Members Prepare for Their New Post

The VFW Harold Daley Post No.1333 has been an iconic building overlooking Wesley Lake in Asbury Park for more than 100 years. It has a long storied history as an armory and place where soldiers were inducted into the army. For the last several decades it has been a VFW post where members held meetings, […]

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Kula Cafe Offering Produce Delivery

Kula Cafe in Asbury Park is now offering home delivery of its produce on Saturdays. Local pick up at the farm will remain on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The farm has added more products to the online webshop and more will be come available throughout the season. There are now several varieties […]

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Music Foundation Seeks Donations

The Asbury Park Music Foundation needs help to keep its music education programs going this summer via virtual and small in-person summer camps—and for the 2020-2021 school year. The curriculum is crucial for at-risk students from low-income families in Asbury Park and the surrounding area. These students are often on subsidized lunch programs in an […]

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