Special Budget Meeting Planned

  By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach Borough Council will hold a special meeting on April 5 to further discuss next year’s budget. The budget was introduced by a 3-1 vote at this week’s council meeting. The decision to hold the special meeting came after Councilman Randy Bonnell said he was “not comfortable” with the […]

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Love Blooms in Bradley Beach

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Bob and Christine Russo’s romance sounds like one for the movies, and that romance for the past three decades has played out in Bradley Beach and surrounding shore towns. Bob Russo recently recounted that he and Christine have spent almost all of their weekends in the shore area for the […]

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New Restaurant Opens in Bradley Beach

  Via Mare Italian Restaurant and Bar is open in Bradley Beach. The new restaurant at 1217 Main St. is in the space formerly occupied by the Ground Round which closed last year.. Via Mare, which means transported from the sea, is owned by partners Sebastian Tranchina and Michael Fauci and serves traditional Italian Cuisine […]

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Bradley Beach, Avon Churches to Merge

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Two area Catholic Churches are being merged by the Diocese of Trenton. The Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach and St. Elizabeth of Hungry in Avon will join and become one parish with one pastor. Each church will retain its building and current name. According to a letter distributed at […]

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Shop Will Feature New and Vintage Bikes

  By DON STINE   If you are looking for a new or vintage bicycle, or even to have your present bike repaired or accessorized, then you might stop in at the Rusty Pedal bike shop scheduled to open on Sixth Avenue in Neptune this spring.   Shawn Mazur, Neptune, and Steve Vorwerk, Belmar, are opening […]

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Historical Society Honors Legendary Photographer

  Bradley Beach photographer Milton Edelman, who is 94 and been taking pictures of the Asbury Park area for decades, will be recognized and honored at the Asbury Park Historical Society’s annual reorganization meeting on Thurs., Jan. 19. “Milton took many iconic images of Asbury Park and the surrounding area. He was all over the […]

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After 34 Years Giamano’s Closes Its Doors

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI         Giamano’s Restaurant, a fixture in Bradley Beach for more than 30 years, has closed its doors for good. Owner Steffan Manno said the reality of not reopening the restaurant, which has occupied a spot on Main Street for three decades, has not yet hit him. “Well, we traditionally close […]

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