Families Belong Together March Saturday in Asbury Park

On Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m., residents of Asbury Park, and surrounding areas will gather at Springwood Park to protest the federal policy of forcibly separating children from their parents and demand that separated families immediately be reunited. The non-partisan event was spear-headed by the Asbury Park law firm of Hunnell and Breitowich and is […]

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The Challenge of Summer Parking in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park is bracing itself for a summer onslaught of visitors, following two previous summers when parking became scarce on weekends as beaches, downtown businesses and restaurants thrived. The installation of parking meters in the city has been very successful. Over the last five years more than $5 million has […]

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$12,400 Distributed by Community Hope Fund

  The Community Hope Fund of Ocean Township, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting youth development and supporting charitable needs in the township and surrounding communities, recently awarded eight grants totaling $12,400. The grants will help to financially support the efforts of shore area groups that strive to provide youth with programs and […]

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New Look for City’s West Side Community Center

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI There is a transformation happening on DeWitt Avenue in Asbury Park as the West Side Community Center gets a new coat of paint, new landscaping and fencing and a new gymnasium floor. Volunteers from such diverse organizations as Neighborworks, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch came to the center on Fri. […]

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MAX WEINBERG IS THINKING INSIDE THE (JUKE)BOX

  By TOM CHESEK (Click here for Tom’s weekly round-up of area Arts & Entertainment events.) In a seven-day Asbury interlude that boasts no less than Bruce Springsteen among its headlining musical attractions, why opt to spend Saturday night hovering over a jukebox stocked with very-well-played 1960s and 70s hits? Why? Because the hit-dispensing device in question […]

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3 Arrests and a Plea for Help from County Prosecutor

  By JOANNE L. PAPAPAINNI Law enforcement officials arrested three Asbury Park men for the murder of Denzel Morgan-Hicks on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22, outside of the Frederick Douglass housing complex in Asbury Park. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said a comprehensive investigation involving the prosecutor’s office Major Crimes Unit, the Asbury Park Police […]

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City Developer May Begin Work on 60-Unit Apartments Along Lake Avenue

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A 60-unit apartment complex by Sackman Enterprises may begin construction at 545 Lake Ave., Asbury Park even though state permits are pending. At this week’s Planning Board meeting the developer’s attorney, Andrew Karas, said he has been given verbal affirmation that the permits will be granted within six weeks. An amendment […]

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