Movies return to city Oct. 28
The long wait to see a movie at the ShowRoom in Asbury Park is just about over. Nineteen months after closing in March 2020, the ShowRoom returns Oct. 29 with a pair of first-run features to welcome patrons back. [MORE]
High School Football: Raritan 40, Asbury Park 28
Raritan defeated Asbury Park 40-28 in high school football action on Fri., Oct. 22. Nasir Alston had a 58-yard touchdown reception from Jai'Sun Brown in the second quarter for the Bishops and ran in a 2-point conversion with 59 seconds left in the game.
The massive Tillie mural that adorned the north wall of Palace Amusements made a brief public appearance recently as developers removed Tillie and two companion wall murals from their storage sheds near the waterfront. The artifacts have been moved to a walled-in area next to Convention Hall, where they now sit, covered by tarps. The city reportedly asked that the icons be moved to enable a work project on municipal property. [MORE]
Six-story mixed-use project eyed
Oceanfront developer iStar is proposing 206 residential units and street-level retail on a 112,000-square-foot property directly west of the Asbury Ocean Club. The project is being reviewed by the Asbury Park Planning Board.
Builder plans 44-unit development
One of the more prominent multi-family housing builders in the Garden State is looking to expand its footprint with a new project just a few blocks from the ocean.
Hurley comes to Main Street
Hurley, a major beach lifestyle retailer, opened a store in Asbury Park this summer. Previously, the closest Hurley owned store was the one in Myrtle Beach, S.C. [MORE]
NO 63%, YES 37%
Asbury Park voters rejected a radical rent control proposal by a 27-point margin. The plan backed by failed political candidates and far-left community activists would have replaced a rent control ordinance passed by the City Council. [MORE]
City hires first female firefighter
Nicole Golden is the first female firefighter in Asbury Park history. [MORE]