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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Outside Seating OK’d for Distillery

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI An Asbury Park spirits distillery was given permission at this week’s Planning Board meeting to provide outdoor seating for customers. Attorney Andrew Karas representing Asbury Park Distilling Co. on Lake Avenue said plans call for three tables with four seats each to be placed on the existing patio at the site. […]

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Asbury Park Rotary Set to Celebrate Centennial

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Rotary is going strong and attracting younger members as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2019. Public Relations person Robin Platt-Lacey, who is also a past president, said, “We are alive and well and we have lots of young people.” Rotary Clubs are service organizations that provide […]

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