Do you know? Santa Claus!

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI “Ho! Ho! Ho!…sorry I just had to say it,” says Santa Claus as we begin our annual profile. Santa spoke to The Coaster in his own words: “I really don’t mind doing these profiles every year, in fact I enjoy reminding everyone that the man from the North Pole loves his […]

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City Library Has New Support Group

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park library, for the first time in a long time, has a Friends of the Library organization. The FOL is being led by acting president Nicole DeGeorge who stepped into the leadership position after two library board members solicited members. The board members, Kerri Martin and Janet Torsney, cannot […]

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City Will Meet with Developer

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park officials will meet Nov. 30 with Master Developer iStar to discuss construction on the Boardwalk Project that was suspended after city officials voted to halt the work on the project. At a meeting Nov. 8 residents and activists spent two hours criticizing both iStar and city officials for a […]

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Developer Plans Retail in this Vacant Building in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A Washington, DC developer wants to make the former Braverman Building, 1200 Memorial Dr. into retail space. Douglas Jemal of Douglas Development, purchased the building in July for $1.1 million and began demolishing the interior. The building had been owned by the state and Jemal purchased it at auction. Jamel’s construction […]

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