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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Stroll Back in Time Dinner in Bradley Beach

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Bradley Beach Historical Society is holding its first annual Stroll Back in Time Dinner on Sun., Oct. 14. Participants, who will be wearing attire from the 1930s, ‘40s and ’50s, are asked to meet at the 4th Avenue Gazebo at the beachfront at 4 p.m. for photos and a stroll by the sea. […]

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Oysterfest a Success Despite Rain

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Oystefest in Asbury Park, in it’s 11th year, was a success despite the fact that rainy weather interfered causing organizers to shut it down on Sunday. Friday night and Saturday, however, were so successful they more than made up for the shutdown. According to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sylvia Sylvia-Cioffi the event […]

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Asbury Park Election Only Attracts 3 Candidates

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Nov. 6 election in Asbury Park features only three candidates, the least number anyone can recall in the last 50 years. Mayor John Moor is running unopposed for his second term as mayor. City Councilman Jesse Kendle is seeking his second term on the council and is being challenged by Felicia Simmons, […]

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