City Board Denies 17-Unit Project

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Plans for a four-story, 17-unit residential property on the 300 block of First Avenue in Asbury Park were denied unanimously by the Board of Adjustment this week. The applicant, who was asking for use and bulk variances,  began the process one year ago testifying before the board four times including three […]

Continue reading

After 106 Years Church Closes Its Doors

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Memorial United Methodist Church in Neptune City is holding its final service  Sun., Sept. 15 as it celebrates its 106th anniversary. Marj Peterson Mottola, a board member, said the closure has been in the works for the past year. Mottola, who is sad to see her home church close its […]

Continue reading

Holiday Weekend a Winner

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The holiday weekend, started with sunshine and crowds but fizzled out by Monday, Labor Day as heavy rain hit the area. However, beach revenues in Asbury Park were still over $100,000 for the weekend, close to last year’s, $110,000. Beach Utilities Manager Gary Giberson said he is pleased with the overall […]

Continue reading

Jonas Brothers in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Jonas Brothers, who performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park in 2005, returned to the iconic music venue Sunday night to perform and wow a younger audience. The Asbury Park beachfront came alive Sunday night as thousands of screaming fans greeted and cheered for the famous Jersey born brothers, […]

Continue reading

Asbury Park Police Officer Laid to Rest

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Police from the surrounding towns and throughout New Jersey came together on Monday in Asbury Park’s Paramount Theater to honor Det. April Bird. Bird died three days after suffering a medical incident while investigating a recent shooting in the the city on Aug. 3. Bird was much beloved by her fellow […]

Continue reading