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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Liquor License Expansion Granted

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A dispute about the expansion of a liquor license owned by restaurateur Tim McLoone on the Asbury Park boardwalk was settled in Trenton when James Graziano, acting director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, decided in favor of McLoone. McLoone’s Supper Club and The Robinson Ale House, both located in […]

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Around City Hall…

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park City Manager Michael Capabianco said an analysis by Community Solar Initiative may help save residents of Boston Way Village money on their electric bills. The state program is designed to help low income housing  residents, who cannot acquire solar on their own, reap the benefits of solar energy. The […]

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Asbury Park School Tax to Increase

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park School District’s 2019/2020 preliminary budget includes an average increase for property owners of $270. According to Chanta Jackson, Communications Officer, “The increase in the school tax rate was precipitated by the increase in property values. The average home assessment went from $310,00 to $360,000. Therefore, homeowners will see […]

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Thousands Attend Garden State Film Fest

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event that brought 26,000 people to Asbury Park over five days for a celebration of movie making. Celebrities, honorees, film industry execs and movie fans came to the Garden State Film Festival to visit historic venues throughout the city to watch, shorts, comedies and full length films. The […]

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