Two Asbury Park Advocates Form Ticket for City Council seats

Longtime Asbury Park resident Kerry Margaret Butch and Asbury Park native Felicia Simmons announced their candidacies for this year’s City Council election scheduled for Nov. 3. Both women are  vocal advocates who consistently devote time and talent to local issues. Recently, they participated in the successful campaign to restore Asbury’s historic boardwalk and continued to […]

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All-Remote Learning Only in Asbury Park and Neptune Schools

Both Asbury Park and Neptune school districts will begin the school year with all-remote learning only. Neptune was considering a hybrid plan of some remote learning and some in school  learning earlier in the summer. But School Superintendent Tami R. Crader said in a statement to parents  that “Current restrictions, coupled with an ever-increasing number […]

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Asbury Park Joins Energy Group

In an effort to lower the city’s energy bills and be environmentally conscious the city of Asbury Park voted to join the Renewable General Energy Aggregation, or R-GEA, with Red Bank as the lead agency. The program is part of Sustainable Jersey and will allow the city to purchase 40 percent of sustainable energy. With […]

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Athletics Notebook

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER The Ocean Township High School Football Booster Club will stage its Steak Bake on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Firehouse, 72 Larkin Place. All proceeds will benefit the Spartans’ football and cheer teams. An all you can eat buffet will consist of filet (beef), salad, french fries and […]

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Lower Sewer Fees in Bradley Beach

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach Borough Council has adopted an ordinance which lowers sewer charges for property owners. The decrease helps offset a small tax increase for municipal purposes which was previously approved by the council. “The overhauling of the borough’s budgetary processes caused the tax levy to increase for fiscal year 2020, in […]

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Gold Cross Lost in Storm, Then Found

By PETE WALTON While swimming in the ocean recently off Bradley Beach, 15-year-old Nicky Schneider lost his grandmother’s chain and crucifix. Nicky and his mother Terri were devastated. Terri’s father bought the chain while on a trip to Europe for Nicky’s grandmother, who died four years ago. The next day, Tropical Storm Isaias hit. “I […]

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