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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New Look for City’s West Side Community Center

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI There is a transformation happening on DeWitt Avenue in Asbury Park as the West Side Community Center gets a new coat of paint, new landscaping and fencing and a new gymnasium floor. Volunteers from such diverse organizations as Neighborworks, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch came to the center on Fri. […]

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3 Arrests and a Plea for Help from County Prosecutor

  By JOANNE L. PAPAPAINNI Law enforcement officials arrested three Asbury Park men for the murder of Denzel Morgan-Hicks on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22, outside of the Frederick Douglass housing complex in Asbury Park. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said a comprehensive investigation involving the prosecutor’s office Major Crimes Unit, the Asbury Park Police […]

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City Developer May Begin Work on 60-Unit Apartments Along Lake Avenue

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A 60-unit apartment complex by Sackman Enterprises may begin construction at 545 Lake Ave., Asbury Park even though state permits are pending. At this week’s Planning Board meeting the developer’s attorney, Andrew Karas, said he has been given verbal affirmation that the permits will be granted within six weeks. An amendment […]

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Republican, Democrat Officials Hosting Fundraiser for Asbury Park Candidates

    By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI In a unique show of shared support two area elected officials from different political parties have decided to forego party politics and host a bi-partisan, joint fundraiser for Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Councilman Jesse Kendle who are each seeking reelection in November. Freeholder Thomas Arnone, a Republican, […]

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