After 31 Years Still Growing in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Giving Tuesday is a day to give back to the community following the shopping frenzies on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Interfaith Neighbors, which has been a part of Asbury Park and Neptune for the last 31 years, participated in the event at all four of its locations with specials, giveaways […]

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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 […]

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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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