VFW Post Future Still Uncertain

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The future of the O’Brien-Major VFW Post in Neptune is still uncertain with at least a couple of buyers interested in the Route 33 commercial property. Peter Falvo, an Ocean Township attorney is representing a local group, 5E Enterprises, LLC, which is interested in purchasing the property. Falvo said his client […]

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Reeve Foundation Donates Adaptive Beach Chairs

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is hosting an event to celebrate its accessibility initiative partnership with Asbury Park. The event is scheduled for Thur., Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave. The Reeve Foundation was started by actor Christopher […]

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Former Asbury Park Official Remembered

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Flags at Asbury Park’s City Hall flew at half mast this week to honor former assistant city manager and Pop Warner coach, James Famularo, 52, who died tragically in a fire in his Park Avenue home on Mon., July 9. He was at home looking for his wife, Shonna, when […]

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Around City Hall…

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The City Council announced at its recent meeting that the Bangs Avenue parking garage will be free on the first Saturday of every month until September. The hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m It is hoped this will be an incentive to increase business in the downtown area during the summer season. The […]

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In Asbury Park: More Popularity More Problems

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Several Asbury Park business owners spoke at this week’s City Council meeting about the crowds causing disruption and destruction to storefronts and vestibules. Jan Sparrow, owner of Words Bookstore, said although the bar scene is “better” there is already a bigger influx this year, especially of college age or those […]

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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Sought in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A group of Monmouth County residents are working on a proposal to bring a dispensary for medical cannabis to Main Street in Asbury Park. Peter Hunnewell, a principal and team leader, introduced his team at an informal information session at the Asbury Hotel last week to provide information to businesses, […]

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The Challenge of Summer Parking in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park is bracing itself for a summer onslaught of visitors, following two previous summers when parking became scarce on weekends as beaches, downtown businesses and restaurants thrived. The installation of parking meters in the city has been very successful. Over the last five years more than $5 million has […]

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