Bradley Beach Mayor Will Not Run Again

By PETE WALTON Gary Engelstad says he will not run for a third term as Bradley Beach mayor. “I came in in a hurricane, right after Sandy, and it looks like I’ll be leaving during a pandemic,” the mayor said during an interview with The Coaster in the backyard of his home on Second Avenue. […]

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Elks Reognized for Service

The Asbury Park-Wall Elks Lodge 128 was recognized by local officials Sat., June 13 in recognition of the lodge’s continued charitable support in Neptune and the surrounding area. “The lodge does so much for the community and they have certainly stepped up in its response to the Covid19 virus,” state Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling said. Houghtaling […]

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Gopal to Host Community Relations Panel

Sen. Vin Gopal will join Asbury Park and Neptune law enforcement, clergy, elected officials, and community leaders for a Zoom discussion panel on police and community relations and the necessity of law enforcement reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death. This panel is the second in a series of three community panels held throughout […]

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Asbury Park Offering Loans to Small Businesses

Asbury Park, through a partnership with Urban Enterprise Zone, New Jersey Community Capital, has launched the Garden State Relief Fund to offer working capital loans to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To support the recovery program, the Asbury Park Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) has expanded the use of $100,000 in […]

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New Priest at Bradley Beach Church

The Episcopal churches of St James of Bradley Beach and St. Michael the Archangel of Wall Township announced the appointment of a new priest, Rev, Dr. James T. Yarsiah,  former Chaplain/Vicar and Assistant professor of Religion and Philosophy at Voorhees College and St. Philips Episcopal Church in Denmark, South Carolina. “Father James,“ as he wishes […]

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4 Charged After Burglary Spree

Ocean Township police arrested three Long Branch men and a Tinton Falls man in connection with dozens of car burglaries over the last month. Police said police officers and detectives have been investigating dozens of car burglaries on Rustic Drive and Garden Drive within the Middlebrook apartment complex. On June 14 at approximately 2:30 a.m. […]

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Governor Visits City Boardwalk

Gov.Murphy stopped by the Asbury Park boardwalk near Convention Hall this morning (June 15) to chat with the Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie about the state’s reopening today. Murphy defended his call to allow outside dining ahead of inside dining after a very public dispute with the city’s governing body last week. The city voted to […]

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