City Chamber President Dies

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce was stunned Tues., Sept. 6 to learn of the sudden death of Chamber President Roy Werts. “The sudden passing of our esteemed President, my dear friend, is heartbreaking,” said Retiring Chamber Director Jacqueline Pappas. “Roy Werts leaves behind a legacy of passionate leadership, historic […]

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Beach Revenues Up $381,000 Over 2015

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Beach revenues are way up in Asbury Park as new attractions, hotels, restaurants and worldwide publicity have drawn bigger crowds. Not only is the beachfront benefiting from the influx, but downtown as well, where several new restaurants and breweries have opened. On holiday weekends in the summer finding a parking […]

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Respect the Power of the Ocean

  By PETE WALTON and JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Officials at the shore caution bathers never to underestimate the ocean following the rescue of four from the water in Asbury Park Sun., Aug. 14 and the apparent drowning of a man off Bradley Beach over the weekend. Bradley Beach Chief of Police Leonard Guida reminds those […]

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City Audit Gets High Marks

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Auditor David Kaplan gave Asbury Park good marks in his annual audit report saying this year’s total general fund balance is the highest ever at $4.7 million. In 2014 the fund balance was $3.4 million. “You have complied,” he said. “ You have an unmodified report; that’s what you want.” […]

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The Heat is On!

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was a weekend of near constant heat advisories and thunderstorms watches from local police departments as officials warned shore area residents and visitors to take caution in the high heat. Asbury Park Deputy City Manager Kevin Keddy said the city was “busier than you can even imagine. The whole […]

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