Major last-minute show in city
Alt-pop icons Panic! at the Disco announced at noon on March 23 that they'd be playing the same night at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The group is releasing a new album called Pray for the Wicked in June and will headline Madison Square Garden and other arenas across North America this summer.
Film fest comes home
The 16th annual Garden State Film Festival is underway, returning to the city where it started after a brief flirtation with another oceanfront resort.
Lanes remake revealed
Oceanfront redeveloper iStar has revealed their plans for the revamped Asbury Lanes on Fourth Avenue. The updated facility is targeted for a Memorial Day opening.
Work starts on Boston Way
The "new" Boston Way Village is ready for construction to begin in Asbury Park, reports The Coaster. The old seven-building complex was demolished in October.
The long and thinning road
The state is restriping Route 71 in Asbury Park and adjacent towns in advance of narrowing the road to one lane in each direction.
Alleys get names
City officials have given names to previously unnamed alleys in Asbury Park. The lanes -- Albion, Charms, Cuba, Fisch's, Kershaw, Mayfair and Roseland -- are named after memorable places in the city which no longer exist.
Wyclef Jean plays the Pony
Wyclef Jean has been added to the lineup for the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival. He'll perform on April 28 at The Stone Pony. Proceeds will help fund a new mobile recording studio for young local musicians. "The talent that these kids have is incredible," Jean said. "With this studio, I hope that we can provide an outlet where they can let their talent shine. I'm excited for this studio, and even more excited to hear what the young people of Asbury Park come up with."