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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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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Bradley Beach Allows Expanded Dining Areas for Restaurants

In anticipation of the Governor’s lifting of Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants this week, the Bradley Beach Borough Council voted unanimously to support the expanded use of outdoor cafes for restaurants in the borough. Since the existence of some restaurants is at stake, and the livelihoods of restaurant employees at stake as well, the council took […]

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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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