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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State plans lawsuit

A bold move by the City of Asbury Park to approve indoor dining at its June 10 meeting in contradiction to a directive from Trenton, has lead to a lawsuit being filed by State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Before the vote Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn said all state safety guidelines would be followed. Those guidelines […]

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Village Launches New Recycling Program

This spring, Loch Arbour, in partnership with SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands, launched a pilot program for residential curbside recycling of plastic film, the second such program to launch in New Jersey. This curbside pilot program allows residents to recycle clean and dry plastic grocery bags, plastic storage bags like Ziploc® […]

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Ocean Football Running Back Looks Forward to College

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Nasir Thompson was a Classic football player for the Ocean Township High School Spartans during his senior season. He rarely came off the field. And he impressed enough coaches to earn a berth in the 43rd annual Shore Sports Network All-Shore Gridiron Classic, cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It really hurts […]

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Governor Pledges Action Against Asbury Park

At his June 11 news conference, Gov Murphy said there “will be some action taken” against Asbury Park following the city’s decision to allow indoor dining at restaurants beginning Mon., June 15. He did not elaborate on the action that will be taken. The city’s decision to open indoor dining goes against Murphy’s executive order […]

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