Holiday Weekend a Winner

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The holiday weekend, started with sunshine and crowds but fizzled out by Monday, Labor Day as heavy rain hit the area. However, beach revenues in Asbury Park were still over $100,000 for the weekend, close to last year’s, $110,000. Beach Utilities Manager Gary Giberson said he is pleased with the overall […]

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Off Duty Transit Officer Charged in Altercation

An off-duty New Jersey Transit police officer was arrested following an altercation with several individuals in Belmar early Friday morning Aug. 30, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. At approximately 11:41 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 the Belmar Police Department responded to a disturbance in the area of 11th and Ocean Avenues in Belmar. Off-duty […]

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Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Banner Weekend at the Shore

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and MATT ENGEL It was all smiles over the Memorial Day holiday weekend as blue skies and warm temps translated into hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for shore municipalities. In Asbury Park beach revenues more than doubled last year’s with a grand total of $250,000 collected over the three-day period, […]

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NJ Media Works Builds Anniversary Video for Coastal Habitat for Humanity

NJ MediaWorks LLC was recently called on to create a 25th Anniversary video for Coastal Habitat for Humanity. The video was presented at the Anniversary Dinner on April 11 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.  Producer/Director John Kaplow brought in Beth Tancredi (BethTancredi.com) to write a script that portrayed the breadth of programs and […]

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Millions in Grants Awarded to Shore Towns for Infrastructure Projects

Millions of dollars will be distributed to 18 municipalities in Monmouth County for infrastructure-related funds from the state Department of Transportation. The funds were announced this week by Sen.Vin Gopal and  Assemblymembers Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey. “From potholes to faded paint, many of Monmouth County’s roads are in sore need of rehabilitation and […]

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Renowned Scientist Speaking at InfoAge

Scientist Kimberly Kowal Arcand, the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, headquartered at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be speaking at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall Township on March 9 at 2 p.m. Her talk is entitled How to Color the Universe, in 2D and 3D. Arcand is an award-winning […]

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