Neptune City Playgrounds to Reopen

By PETE WALTON Playgrounds in Neptune City are scheduled to reopen on Wed., July 1. Mayor Andrew Wardell said insurance issues related to the playgrounds have been resolved, allowing the reopening to take place. The mayor said most borough restaurants were not able to offer outdoor dining when it was permitted due to space limitations. […]

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VFW Members Prepare for Their New Post

The VFW Harold Daley Post No.1333 has been an iconic building overlooking Wesley Lake in Asbury Park for more than 100 years. It has a long storied history as an armory and place where soldiers were inducted into the army. For the last several decades it has been a VFW post where members held meetings, […]

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Business Spotlight – Serpico’s

By ED SALVAS Chris Tilton, owner of Serpico’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Allenhurst, considers himself lucky. His restaurant is geared to take-out which helped him during the three-month shutdown by the coronavirus. “We did alright with take-out and delivery,” Tilton said, “We are lucky we aren’t a dine-in restaurant. We are geared to take-out. Dining […]

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Kula Cafe Offering Produce Delivery

Kula Cafe in Asbury Park is now offering home delivery of its produce on Saturdays. Local pick up at the farm will remain on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The farm has added more products to the online webshop and more will be come available throughout the season. There are now several varieties […]

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Avon Church to Open for 137th Season

St. John’s Episcopal Church, a summer chapel in Avon, will once again be opening its doors on June 28 for it’s 137th season. St. John’s, located at 100 Woodland Ave., is Avon’s oldest church. When the church opens its doors on June 28 it will be the second time they do so while the country […]

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Music Foundation Seeks Donations

The Asbury Park Music Foundation needs help to keep its music education programs going this summer via virtual and small in-person summer camps—and for the 2020-2021 school year. The curriculum is crucial for at-risk students from low-income families in Asbury Park and the surrounding area. These students are often on subsidized lunch programs in an […]

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Athletics Notebook

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Ranney School rising sophomore A.J. Gracia, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder on the Panthers’ baseball team, has verbally committed to play for the Duke University Blue Devils once he graduates in 2023. Garcia chose the Blue Devils during his freshman year. The Panthers’ 2020 season was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Dining on Asbury Park Streets Begins Today

The ReOPEN Asbury Park plan is scheduled to begin today (June 18) at 3 p.m. and run until Sunday at 7 pm. During this time some streets will be closed to through traffic and parking to allow restaurants and business owners to expand outside their stores. The street closures will take place every Thursday through […]

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