Cameo Bar to Keep its Iconic Cameos

  By DON STINE There may be a new buyer taking over the well-known Cameo Bar on Main Street in Asbury Park but little change will be made to the bar’s iconic interior, which was filmed for a 1988 Mickey Rourke movie, “Homeboy.” John McGillion, owner of Johnny Mac House of Spirits at the other […]

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City AIDS Survivor Featured in Documentary

  By JOSEPH SAPIA In 1986, Asbury Park’s Scott Smith was diagnosed with AIDS. Twenty-seven years later, he is going strong. “I don’t want to give up that Social Security check,” he joked. Seriously, Smith, 56, attributes his longevity with the immune system disease to having good medical care, living a healthy lifestyle and having […]

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Asbury Election Results to Remain Unchanged

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Vote-by-mail ballots rejected by the Monmouth County Board of Elections during the May 14 Asbury Park City Council election will remain unopened, a Superior Court judge ruled July 18. Superior Court Judge Dennis R. O’Brien ruled that the 252 unopened ballots will remain that way after hearing several […]

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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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