Thousands Attend Garden State Film Fest

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event that brought 26,000 people to Asbury Park over five days for a celebration of movie making. Celebrities, honorees, film industry execs and movie fans came to the Garden State Film Festival to visit historic venues throughout the city to watch, shorts, comedies and full length films. The […]

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Casino Still Stands, Diminished in Size

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Casino on the Asbury Park boardwalk still remains, although a shell of its former self, and basically unchanged since the eastern part of it was demolished in 2006. Beach goers stroll through the walkway into Ocean Grove but the building is nowhere near the way it was in its glory […]

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Asbury Park Beaches Ready for Season

But Northend Boardwalk Ready Later By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park Mayor John Moor broke the news at the recent City Council meeting that the north end boardwalk will not be rebuilt for the beginning of the summer season. He said, however, that all beaches will be open and accessible with gatekeepers posted. Moor said […]

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New Retail, Apartments Planned in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The construction of four new apartments with ground level retail is underway at Fourth Avenue and Main Street in Asbury Park. Developed by Fasano Properties the building will also have nine on-site parking spaces. The four apartments will each have a balcony and dedicated tenant parking in the rear. By giving […]

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Iron Whale Prepares for April Opening

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Iron Whale seafood restaurant in the Fifth Avenue pavilion on the Asbury Park boardwalk is preparing its menu and choosing decor for its April opening. Restaurateur Tim McLoone said this will be his company’s 11th restaurant. He also owns Tim McLoone’s Supper Club and The Robinson Ale House both located […]

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