Celebrating Heritage, Culture and History at Universal African Festival

  The Universal African Festival is an annual celebration of heritage, culture and history scheduled for Sat., Aug. 4 at Springwood Park in Asbury Park. The festival provides a variety of events and family activities.  Attendees can watch and listen to an array of live musical vibes, spoken word, and other cultural performances from local and traveling […]

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Luxury Condominiums on Asbury Park Oceanfront Listed for Sale

  The Asbury Ocean Club Surfside Resort and Residences at 1101 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park has begun selling its available condominiums as work continues on the unfinished 17-story building. The building is the tri-state’s most anticipated and most complete luxury residential oceanfront development in decades, according to iStar, the developers. It will feature sun-drenched apartments […]

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Former Asbury Park Official Remembered

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Flags at Asbury Park’s City Hall flew at half mast this week to honor former assistant city manager and Pop Warner coach, James Famularo, 52, who died tragically in a fire in his Park Avenue home on Mon., July 9. He was at home looking for his wife, Shonna, when […]

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Free Family Day at City Beach

  The Surfrider Foundation: Jersey Shore Chapter is hosting its 12th Annual Free Family Day on the beach in Asbury Park, Sat., July 14 beginning at noon on the North Beach at the Eighth Avenue entrance. Beach access and food is free. Free transport to the beach leaves at 11:30 a.m. from the Boys and Girls Club; Mercy Center; and West […]

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Around City Hall…

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The City Council announced at its recent meeting that the Bangs Avenue parking garage will be free on the first Saturday of every month until September. The hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m It is hoped this will be an incentive to increase business in the downtown area during the summer season. The […]

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In Asbury Park: More Popularity More Problems

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Several Asbury Park business owners spoke at this week’s City Council meeting about the crowds causing disruption and destruction to storefronts and vestibules. Jan Sparrow, owner of Words Bookstore, said although the bar scene is “better” there is already a bigger influx this year, especially of college age or those […]

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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Sought in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A group of Monmouth County residents are working on a proposal to bring a dispensary for medical cannabis to Main Street in Asbury Park. Peter Hunnewell, a principal and team leader, introduced his team at an informal information session at the Asbury Hotel last week to provide information to businesses, […]

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