City Will Meet with Developer

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park officials will meet Nov. 30 with Master Developer iStar to discuss construction on the Boardwalk Project that was suspended after city officials voted to halt the work on the project. At a meeting Nov. 8 residents and activists spent two hours criticizing both iStar and city officials for a […]

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Developer Plans Retail in this Vacant Building in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A Washington, DC developer wants to make the former Braverman Building, 1200 Memorial Dr. into retail space. Douglas Jemal of Douglas Development, purchased the building in July for $1.1 million and began demolishing the interior. The building had been owned by the state and Jemal purchased it at auction. Jamel’s construction […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Boardwalk brightens up this year’s holiday season with an exciting lineup of weekly holiday events, performances and experiences beginning Sat., Nov. 24 with the Christmas tree lighting. The Holiday Bazaar also opens and will transform the Grand Arcade and Convention Hall – a beautiful historic building on the Asbury Park oceanfront – […]

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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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