iStar and Vin Gopal’s Civic Association Offering Grants to Businesses

Asbury Park waterfront Master Developer, iStar, and Sen. Vin Gopal’s Civic Association announced they will team up to support the local Asbury Park business community with micro-grants as they work to overcome the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. “Asbury Park’s small businesses help to make the city a vibrant and special community, […]

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Former Two Guys Store Getting New Occupant

By ED SALVAS The former Two Guys department store in Neptune City has been vacant for longer than anyone can remember, but it’s about to come back to life with a new owner and new use. Uniserv Advertising Inc.is taking over the 70,000-square-foot building in the Stop and Shop Center on Route 35. Company President […]

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3 Musical Education Scholarships to Be Presented

The POP Music Foundation has announced that three children will be presented scholarships for music education programs as part of the Asbury Park Music Foundation’s program at Lakehouse Music Academy and Recording Studios. To recognize the 50th Anniversary of Asbury Park’s civil unrest in July 1970, a free stream of the film documentary “Asbury Park: […]

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Investigation Reveals Officers Reasonably Believed Reporter Was a Protester

A comprehensive internal affairs investigation into the June 1 arrest of Asbury Park Press reporter Gustavo Martinez has determined that arresting officers had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. The investigation consisted of the interviews of 21 people, including 14 law enforcement officers and Martinez, and review […]

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Church Seeks Donations for Treasures Bazaar

The Ocean Grove Church at 80 Embury Ave. will host its Treasure Hunters’ Bazaar Sat., Aug. 22 in the Fellowship Hall. Donated items that are new or like-new are sought. The specific types of items requested are antiques, new clothing and shoes with sales tags, jewelry, new books, fresh linens, like-new home décor, brand new […]

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Local League of Women Voters Wins National Award

During its recent convention , the  League of Women Voters-US  singled out  the  Southern Monmouth County league as a national leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The award comes  in recognition of the initiative to register formerly incarcerated citizens on a regular basis at the ReEntry program in Neptune City.  Local League member,  Annette Scott […]

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Famous Song Written in Asbury Park building

By DON STINE A simple, two-story house on Atkins Avenue on the West Side of Asbury Park played an important role in musical history and in the careers of two iconic American songwriters. In 1928, well-known musicians Fats Waller and Andy Razaf wrote the song “Honeysuckle Rose” in the house- a song would be recorded […]

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