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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750 Boxes of Food Distributed to Community by Law Enforcement and Farmers

On Fri., Aug.7 local law enforcement, in conjunction with Farmers Against Hunger, held a produce giveaway event at Springwood Park in Asbury Park. During the course of the event, representatives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department, the Office of the Attorney General and the Asbury […]

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Schools Plan to Open in a Month

By DON STINE Both Ocean Township and Neptune have adopted plans for school reopenings in September which will feature hybrid schedules that have students in school only two days a week and be taught remotely on other days. Their plans had to be submitted to the county school officials earlier this week. Asbury Park, which […]

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Storm Rips Through Shore

By DON STINE and ELLEN CARROLL The fast-moving tropical storm which tore through the Jersey Shore Tuesday left little rain but felled trees, damaged homes and caused power outages for thousands, many still without power at press time. In Asbury Park, sections of the city lost power effecting approximately 300 residents and many large trees […]

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