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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2 Teens Hospitalized in City Shooting

A double shooting in Asbury Park left two teenagers with gun shots wounds, with one critical and another with a non-life threatening injury. According to Sgt. Michael Casey, Community Relations Director, on Oct. 15 about 9 p.m. Asbury Park Police Units responded to the area of 1100 Atlantic Avenue for the report of shots fired. […]

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Main Street Work Now Scheduled for Oct. 26

Asbury Park has issued an update about the rescheduling of the ongoing roadwork on Main Street. Originally planned to begin Oct. 19 the project is now set to begin Fri. Oct. 26 when southbound lanes of Main Street/Route 71 will be closed for work from Asbury Avenue to Deal Lake Drive. Traffic in both directions […]

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Electric Car Share Introduced in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park continues its march toward initiative and innovation with the introduction this week of an electric car and car share program demonstration. Elected officials, speakers and residents had the opportunity to take a test drive of either a Chevy Bolt or two BMW models. At the opening ceremony many spoke […]

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