Neptune City Official, City Church Director Honored

  Anthony “Tony” Campolo, a nationally recognized evangelical and political figure, will be among several New Jersey leaders accepting QSpot Community Awards at the 2018 QSpot Community Awards Jubilee Dinner on June 2 in Belmar. QSpot Community Awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the LGBT community and QSpot. This year’s award recipients were selected for their dedication, passion, […]

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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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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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What’s UP! this week

  By TOM CHESEK SOUNDS: Kiefer Sutherland at the Stone Pony Local audiences have become accustomed to the spectacle of musically curious actors passing this way with projects that have seemed alternately heartfelt (Bacon Brothers, Jeff Daniels) and hardly-so (Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves). But when Kiefer Sutherland returns to the Stone Pony stage for a Memorial Weekend Friday encore, he’ll roll […]

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John Conover Agency and Berkshire Hathaway Properties to Merge

  The John C. Conover Agency and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties announced today a definitive merger agreement to create a $125  million Jersey Shore real estate powerhouse through a combination of their Asbury Park offices. The newly merged office will operate under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties brand beginning on April 30. The two […]

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What’s up!

  That’s right, it’s our weekly roundup of highlighted happenings in and around Asbury Park! Check this selfsame space for our feature on this weekend’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN Springsteen Symposium…and check the printed pages of THE COASTER for the most comprehensive listings of music, movies, theater, art and special events in town! […]

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Spring Comes in Like a Lion

  By DON STINE Talk about March Madness! It seems like Old Man Winter just doesn’t want to give up this year as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. It was the first full day of spring. “I believe the last time we had this many storms, in such a short period, […]

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