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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Casino Still Stands, Diminished in Size

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Casino on the Asbury Park boardwalk still remains, although a shell of its former self, and basically unchanged since the eastern part of it was demolished in 2006. Beach goers stroll through the walkway into Ocean Grove but the building is nowhere near the way it was in its glory […]

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Asbury Park Beaches Ready for Season

But Northend Boardwalk Ready Later By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park Mayor John Moor broke the news at the recent City Council meeting that the north end boardwalk will not be rebuilt for the beginning of the summer season. He said, however, that all beaches will be open and accessible with gatekeepers posted. Moor said […]

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