New plans for oceanfront tower
Plans have been unveiled for a 16-story tower on Ocean Avenue on a lot where two high-rise proposals previously failed. The new plan calls for 128 residential units, a 58-room boutique hotel, 400 off-street parking spaces and more than 20,000 square feet of retail space at street level.
Law cuts chances for vote abuse
A new law will make it harder for candidates and their supporters to cheat. The law reduces the number of voters for whom a person can serve as 'messenger' from 10 to three.
Oceanfront food trucks a hit
It's another home run for Asbury Park's beachfront as visitors and locals flock to what may be the world's best setting for gourmet food trucks.
Whale seen off Asbury Park beach
Whales have been spotted recently just off the coast of Monmouth County beaches including Asbury Park and Sea Bright. Fortunately, in this information intense era, there is photographic proof.
New festival debuts at Pony
Musician Jack Antonoff (Steel Train, fun., Bleachers) will present a new outdoor music festival at The Stone Pony in September. Bleachers and Charli XCX will headline, and the rest of the lineup includes red-hot New Jersey band The Front Bottoms, Cults and Robert DeLong.
Bridge project advances
Foundation piles are being installed for the new Sunset Avenue Bridge over Deal Lake between Asbury Park and Ocean Township. A total of 72 piles are needed to support the three piers of the new $7.4 million bridge, which is due for completion next May.