Electric Car Share Introduced in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park continues its march toward initiative and innovation with the introduction this week of an electric car and car share program demonstration. Elected officials, speakers and residents had the opportunity to take a test drive of either a Chevy Bolt or two BMW models. At the opening ceremony many spoke […]

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Longtime Coaster Columnist Dies

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Coaster family has lost one if its own with the death of columnist Bob Deerin this week. Deerin died Mon., Oct. 22 at the age of 97 in Maryland at the assisted living facility where had been living for several years. Deerin wrote the popular Deerin’s Dialogue for over 30 […]

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They Came Saw, Heard at the Beach

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was an event which won accolades from those who attended along with officials who praised organizers of the Sea.Hear.Now music festival in Asbury Park, saying the two day event ran smoothly despite the 25,000 people who arrived each day. City Manager Michael Capabianco, who attended the festival described it as […]

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The Undead Returning to Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Zombies are once again heading for Asbury Park Sat., Oct. 6 as the now famous walk enters its second decade. In its first decade the walk broke two records in the Guinness World Record book for largest gathering of zombies in 2010 with 4093 of the undead. In 2013 that figure […]

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Thousands Arriving for Festival in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI   Music will fill the air at the north end of Asbury Park this weekend as the Sea.Hear.Now festival arrives, bringing with it an estimated 20,000 people. Restaurants and bars are preparing along with area police departments. The two day festival, Sept. 29 and 30 with headliner Incubus, will be held on three stages […]

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New Director at Asbury Park Housing Authority

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Housing Authority hired a new Executive Director after its Inter-local Services Agreement with the Long Branch Housing Authority came to an end last month. For the past six years both housing authorities were run out of Long Branch after the arrest of Asbury Park’s former director, who pleaded […]

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