Keep left for express
If you want to use the express lanes when leaving the Asbury Park toll plaza on the Garden State Parkway, make sure to stay to the left. Only the two left lanes will have access to the express roadway under a new traffic pattern devised by the New Jersey Highway Authority, which operates the Parkway.
Lineup set for new festival
Organizers of the New Alternative Music Festival planned for Convention Hall Sept. 16-18 have announced the extensive lineup of performers expected to take part. Despite the hall's large capacity, just a portion of it will be used for the event, with only 900 tickets available each day.
City school board member charged
Asbury Park Board of Education member Felicia Simmons has been charged with voter fraud in Elizabeth. Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said that Simmons is charged with third-degree vote-by-mail fraud.
Budweiser Clydesdales coming
The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Asbury Park in July for a two-hour walk from the oceanfront to City Hall.
Food truck hours increase
Food trucks at the Asbury Park oceanfront will be allowed to operate for two additional hours each day, adding on an hour at the beginning and end of each day.
Asbury Park named 10th best worldwide travel destination
Travel and Leisure magazine says Asbury Park is the 10th best travel destination in the world for 2016. The magazine notes progress already achieved in the resort city and previews ambitious future plans. Asbury Park is higher on the list than Rio de Janeiro (30), Costa Rica (32) and Casablanca (43).