The Gift of Life

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Four years after receiving one of her husband’s kidneys, a Bradley Beach woman is doing well and calling the entire episode “a miracle.” Beth Williscroft, 57, was a healthy 50-year-old woman when a rare one in a million person disease, Goodpasture syndrome,(GPS) took hold and caused her kidneys to shut […]

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City School Chief Nominated for Commissioner

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park School Superintendent  Dr. Lamont Repollet has been chosen by Governor Philip  Murphy to be New Jersey’s next Commissioner of Education. Repollet, in his three and a half years in the city, made a positive impression, introducing new programs and increasing test scores and high school graduation rates. He […]

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Goldfarb Named Council President in Bradley Beach

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Norman Goldfarb was unanimously approved as Bradley Beach Council President at the borough’s reorganization meeting this week. Goldfarb is replacing Harold Cotler who served last year. Council then made its professional appointments for the year reappointing Michael Dupont as the borough’s attorney. The two newest council members, John Weber and […]

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Mayors List Their Hopes for New Year

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI and DON STINE As we publish our final edition of 2017 (on newsstands from Thurs. Dec. 21 through the first week of 2018) we asked the mayors in our readership area what wishes and goals they have for the coming year. Asbury Park Mayor John Moor offered up some lofty […]

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Food Pantry to Deliver to 800 Families

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Bradley Food Pantry is set to deliver a record number of holiday food baskets and toys Fri., Dec. 22. “It’s been a busy, busy week,” said Director Linda Curtiss. Curtiss said the pantry will be delivering turkeys and all the groceries to make a feast to over 800 families, who […]

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