Beachfront Developer Responds to Asbury Park

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor said the city received correspondence from iStar, the city’s beachfront developer, but he would not divulge the contents due to potential litigation. Moor said the city responded this week to Brian Cheripka of iStar asking him to meet with the city “as soon as possible to resolve this.” The city […]

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Boardwalk Project Halted; Negotiation Sought

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The old saying “you can’t fight city hall” was put to rest last week in Asbury Park when the City Council heeded the concerns of hundreds of citizens protesting the north end boardwalk construction project and voted to direct iStar to stop production. After listening to a long line of residents […]

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City Wants Input on Short Term Rentals

The Asbury Park City Council is seeking input from residents about changes they would like to see to the existing law when the ordinance dealing with short term rentals is amended next year. “The council’s goal has been to put together thoughtful and comprehensive regulations on short term rentals in Asbury Park. We strongly believe […]

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Petition Seeks to End Boardwalk Project

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI More than 2500 area residents are upset over the current project  to narrow the Asbury Park boardwalk at the north end to create a new walkway. A petition posted on Change.org has gathered more than 2500 signatures in an effort to stop the construction. A large crowd is expected at tonight’s […]

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Asbury Park Council Elections Remain As Is

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park City Council elections will remain as is with the defeat this week of questions which would have switched the government to a ward system and made elections partisan. In addition, Mayor John Moor who ran unopposed for his seat, received a healthy 98.25 percent of the vote with […]

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It’s No Shave November for Asbury Park Police

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Police in Asbury Park are saving on shaving this month as part of a No Shave November fundraiser for cancer awareness. Police Officer Steven McCarthy, who is the Police Benevolent Association Local 6 president, is the impetus for the fundraiser. He said over half the department is participating by not shaving […]

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Jack and Whiskey on the Road in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Finding a way to make life interesting can be a challenge for many retirees, but Jack Butterly with the help of his horse, Whiskey, has found a way. Butterly, of Toms River, brings Whiskey, who lives in Jackson Township, for regular horse back riding excursions to Asbury Park. “I guess you […]

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