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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Skate and Surf sizzles again

The 2015 Skate and Surf Festival provided pop-punk passion and several happy returns as bands including Thrice, Acceptance and From Autumn to Ashes reunited for the two-day event in Bradley Park and along Ocean Avenue.

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Consultant recommends huge hikes in parking fees

The city paid a parking consultant $45,000 to recommend that it hire two new bureaucrats at a cost of $135,000, charge $3 for the first hour to park for dinner on Cookman Avenue, and increase resident parking permit fees by 4000 percent from $30 a year to $1200 a year. The consultant makes many other suggestions in a 152-page report which can be read online or downloaded.

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