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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City Developer Seeks More Welcoming Climate

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park developer Pat Fasano, one of the pioneers who renovated and refurbished dilapidated buildings downtown and at the beachfront over the last 20 years, has decided to head south to Atlantic City. Fasano purchased 21 contiguous properties in the city where he will build a project called the Orange […]

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Memorial Day Weekend a Mix of Sun and Storms

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI and DON STINE The summer season started strong with a hot and sunny Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, however, everything changed. The rain, wind and cooler temperatures kept people away from the beaches. Peter Mantas, manager at Langosta Lounge and Pop’s Garage on the Asbury Park beachfront said, “It was a wonderful, busy weekend. […]

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Offshore Drilling was Topic at Hands Across the Sand

    By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Elected officials and environmental leaders gathered in the cold rain and wind on the Bradley Beach boardwalk Saturday to express their collective disdain for the idea of offshore drilling at the seventh annual Hands Across the Sand Event. Congressman Chris Smith and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. both attended the […]

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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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