WOMAN CHARGED IN 1992 KILLING OF 12-YEAR OLD GIRL

A woman who formerly resided in Asbury Park has been charged in the 1992 fatal shooting of a 12-year old girl. The woman, now 40 and living in Henderson, North Carolina, has been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter for the killing of Quiana Dees, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. In the early morning hours […]

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Officials Get Look at Planned Beach Club

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI Representatives of iStar presented plans for its beach club in Asbury Park at the recent meeting of the city’s Technical Review Committee. The club, at the north end of the city beachfront, will be constructed entirely on private property owned by iStar and will maintain existing public beach access points. It also […]

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Rotary Club Delivers Free Dictionaries

The Asbury Park Rotary recently distributed free dictionaries to all third-graders in the club’s district, including Asbury Park Neptune, Ocean Township and Deal. For 15 years the club has been giving dictionaries to approximately 800 students in 16 schools. Some Rotary members hand-delivered the books to the students and spent time looking up words like […]

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City Seeks Feedback on Biking Plan

The City Council of Asbury Park has announced the beginning of a public comment period on the final draft of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the city, which will end on Jan. 11. The plan, entitled “Asbury Park Plan for Biking and Walking,” was presented to the Asbury Park City Council on Dec. […]

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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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