Longtime Coaster Columnist Dies

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Coaster family has lost one if its own with the death of columnist Bob Deerin this week. Deerin died Mon., Oct. 22 at the age of 97 in Maryland at the assisted living facility where had been living for several years. Deerin wrote the popular Deerin’s Dialogue for over 30 […]

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They Came Saw, Heard at the Beach

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event which won accolades from those who attended along with officials who praised organizers of the Sea.Hear.Now music festival in Asbury Park, saying the two day event ran smoothly despite the 25,000 people who arrived each day. City Manager Michael Capabianco, who attended the festival described it as […]

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The Undead Returning to Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Zombies are once again heading for Asbury Park Sat., Oct. 6 as the now famous walk enters its second decade. In its first decade the walk broke two records in the Guinness World Record book for largest gathering of zombies in 2010 with 4093 of the undead. In 2013 that figure […]

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Thousands Arriving for Festival in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI   Music will fill the air at the north end of Asbury Park this weekend as the Sea.Hear.Now festival arrives, bringing with it an estimated 20,000 people. Restaurants and bars are preparing along with area police departments. The two day festival, Sept. 29 and 30 with headliner Incubus, will be held on three stages […]

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New Director at Asbury Park Housing Authority

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Housing Authority hired a new Executive Director after its Inter-local Services Agreement with the Long Branch Housing Authority came to an end last month. For the past six years both housing authorities were run out of Long Branch after the arrest of Asbury Park’s former director, who pleaded […]

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Neptune Clears Way for Possible VFW Sale

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Neptune officials announced this week that they have decided not to end a reverter clause on the O’Brien-Major VFW Post 2639 property on Route 33. The Harold Daley Post 1333 in Asbury Park, which recently sold its building on Lake Avenue in Asbury Park, has expressed an interest in […]

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Asbury Park Plans to Ban Use of Plastic Bags

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Following the lead of many other municipalities Asbury Park is planning to ban the use of single use plastic bags in the new year. City Council was expected to introduce an amendment to the Environmental Regulations banning single use plastic bags from retail establishments and street vendors at its  meeting at […]

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