The BPlot: She’s on a roll

  By RICHARD VIRGILLIO After seven years, the nation is finally learning what Asbury Park has known for years: Second Life Bikes, the non-profit that repairs and sells bikes and keeps lives on track, is making a tangible impact on Monmouth County. During the past 10 days, Second Life Bikes on Main Street and the […]

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Vive Sells Out Townhomes in Phase 2

  ASBURY PARK – iStar Financial Inc., developer of the Asbury Park waterfront, said its luxury townhome community, Vive, sold out its entire inventory of homes in phase two of the project within one day of their release on July 8. This record demand from buyers is similar to the response that Vive’s first phase […]

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Fastlane memories and more to be preserved

  ABOVE – John Bongiovi and Bruce Springsteen at the Fastlane in Asbury Park Jan. 9, 1980. It was the first time they appeared on stage together. Photo courtesy of Billy and Ruth Smith By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – The Fastlane, one of Asbury Park’s most famous musical revenues, will be razed soon as […]

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Hot Weekend Boosts Beach Revenues

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – It was a great four-day run at the Asbury Park beachfront over the July 4 holiday with beach revenues up a bit from last year and business owners happy, too. “I think we are a little ahead of last year. We had good beach weather and a good […]

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Rocky Start for New Asbury Park Mayor

  ABOVE – A PACKED CHAMBER FOR THE ASBURY PARK CITY COUNCIL SWEARING IN MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013. Coaster photo. By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Jeers and boos greeted new Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell at the July 1 City Council reorganization meeting where she was sworn in to her first term on the […]

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Reality Show Will Begin Filming in Asbury Park

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Reality television is coming to Asbury Park and it’s going to be “Jerseylicious.” The reality-based show, “Jerseylicious,” which follows the exploits of employees from The Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, NJ, will begin filming 10 episodes in Asbury Park and the surrounding area beginning July 1. The shows, […]

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