New Campaign to Save Madonna House

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The founder and director of Madonna House in Neptune is once again asking for donations so she can stay in the building where she also runs a thrift store. Madonna House, founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization supporting destitute women and children. Founder Rebecca Blonski said she recently received […]

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Asbury Park Food Truck Hours to Be Extended

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Following a successful first outing in the summer of 2015, Asbury Park’s food truck park is expected to open again this year, only with extended hours. The food truck park location is at the north end of the boardwalk. Carrie Turner of beachfront developers Madison Marquette made a presentation to […]

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Daylight Shooting Injures 2

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was quiet in the 1200 block of Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park Feb. 2 where only the day before, a double shooting had taken place. Neighbor Jessie Bennett, who was walking her daughter in a stroller with her adolescent son by her side, said she may be looking for […]

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City Reorganizes for New Year

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI There were no changes in the appointments of personnel including attorneys, engineers and auditor, made by Asbury Park Mayor John Moor at this week’s reorganization meeting. The city did not however appoint a redevelopment attorney, which City Clerk Cindy Dye said was still being decided and would be on the […]

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Ready to Ring In the New Year

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI There are plenty of places to go to celebrate the new year, but for those not interested in heading to the frenzy of Times Square or taking to the Hudson River on a Sea Streak cruise for the the fireworks show, area restaurants are offering special nights of their own […]

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Asbury Park Planning Board OKs High Rise

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Planning Board gave preliminary and final approval to waterfront redeveloper iStar Residential for the construction of a 16-story high rise on Ocean Avenue at the long vacant Esperanza site. According to Board Member Yvonne Clayton all board members were in favor of the plan. “They were all in […]

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Four-Story Building Proposed for Giamano’s Site

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The owners of Giamano’s Restaurant in Bradley Beach will go before the Planning Board tonight (May 28) for approval to construct a four-story mixed use building that principal Steffan Manno says completely adheres to the town’s current Master Plan. Giamano’s restaurant has been located at the site for 30 years. […]

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