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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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$1 Million Homes Selling in Bradley Beach

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI How much would you pay to live in Bradley Beach? $1 million? There are several houses for sale for more than that. House prices in Bradley Beach are on the rise. Currently there are eight properties listed for over $1 million with the top price for a new construction at $1,899,000 […]

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Ocean Grove Chamber Welcomes New Director

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of new director Jessie Thompson, is inspecting the special events roster to see what can be added or updated for the year 2020 Thompson took over the director’s role in January and says this has been a “year of proficiency” for the […]

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