Summer Kick-Off

  By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Shore residents have had enough of the dreary rain and cold temperatures and are ready for some fun in the sun. But it may not happen. The forecast for the three-day Memorial Day weekend is not the best with possible rain Sunday and Monday. But towns and businesses are still prepared […]

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Building Boom in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Eastside, westside all around the town, there is a building boom taking place in Asbury Park the likes of which may not have been seen since the city was founded in the late 1800s. Mayor John Moor said this is “definitely” the most construction he has ever seen. “Everybody wants […]

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Danny DeVito Meets Up with Former Classmate

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI When Asbury Park native actor Danny DeVito comes to town, residents old and new, take notice. But for one resident and former Our Lady of Mount Carmel School classmate of DeVito’s, it was also an opportunity to meet up and give him a gift from one of their old teachers. […]

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Quartet to Perform at City Church to Benefit Choir

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Trinity Choir School, affiliated with Trinity Church in Asbury Park, is in transition to become an independent, non-profit community based school called the Choir School of Asbury Park. The church’s musical director, Diane Caruso, is also director of the choir school. During the transition the choir school is using […]

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Remembering King

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It has been a half century since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered on the balcony of a Memphis hotel, but he is in many ways just as present in society today as he was in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement. And that is […]

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Christopher Lloyd in Asbury Park for Film Festival

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Finishing touches are being put on this weekend’s Garden State Film Festival as it prepares to blanket Asbury Park with movies, galas and celebrities. Event Organizer Diane Raver said she has, no surprise, many last minute details to attend to, but her most important as of Tuesday was “doing a last minute […]

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