Just Another Day in Asbury Park

              Bruce Springsteen stopped in at the Wonder Bar Sunday afternoon where he watched the Giants game. He is pictured with Asbury Park resident Cindi D’Onofrio, Asbury Park (above) and (below from left) Tee Lesinksi, Barbara Lesinksi, Connie Breech, Corey Lowell and D’Onofrio, all city residents.

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They Came Saw, Heard at the Beach

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event which won accolades from those who attended along with officials who praised organizers of the Sea.Hear.Now music festival in Asbury Park, saying the two day event ran smoothly despite the 25,000 people who arrived each day. City Manager Michael Capabianco, who attended the festival described it as […]

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The Undead Returning to Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Zombies are once again heading for Asbury Park Sat., Oct. 6 as the now famous walk enters its second decade. In its first decade the walk broke two records in the Guinness World Record book for largest gathering of zombies in 2010 with 4093 of the undead. In 2013 that figure […]

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City Receives Planning Award

Asbury Park was recognized for its work in creating Springwood Park by the New Jersey Planning Officials organization, receiving a 2018 Achievement in Planning award. Director of Planning and Redevelopment, Michele Alonso, and Springwood Park Project Manager Kirk Danielson from Suburban Consulting Engineers accepted the award at a ceremony recently in Edison. The NJPO, which […]

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Asbury Angels Inductees Named

Six prominent and influential members of Asbury Park’s music scene have been selected by the Asbury Angels Project to be honored with plaques on the city’s “Boardwalk of Fame,” intended to memorialize those who have made important contributions to the city’s musical legacy. The plaque installation ceremony, honoring the 2018 “Asbury Angels” inductees, will be […]

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Thousands Arriving for Festival in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI   Music will fill the air at the north end of Asbury Park this weekend as the Sea.Hear.Now festival arrives, bringing with it an estimated 20,000 people. Restaurants and bars are preparing along with area police departments. The two day festival, Sept. 29 and 30 with headliner Incubus, will be held on three stages […]

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City Church Group Sponsors Trip to NYC

The Racial Justice Project at Trinity Church in Asbury Park is organizing a trip to the Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Re-Thinking Columbus Day. The celebration is being held Mon., Oct. 8 on Randall’s Island and is an alternative to celebrating Columbus Day. Derek Minno Bloom is the director of the Racial Justice Project and said, “For those […]

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New Director at Asbury Park Housing Authority

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Housing Authority hired a new Executive Director after its Inter-local Services Agreement with the Long Branch Housing Authority came to an end last month. For the past six years both housing authorities were run out of Long Branch after the arrest of Asbury Park’s former director, who pleaded […]

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