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 recently passed by the City Council. [MORE]
State slashes aid for local schools
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to cut school aid to Asbury Park by nearly 15 percent. [MORE]
Beach badges on sale
Asbury Park 2021 season beach badges went on sale April 15. Badges are available for purchase in person at the beach office, First Avenue on the boardwalk, from 10 am to 4 pm daily. [MORE]
City hires first female firefighter
Nicole Golden is the first female firefighter in Asbury Park history. [MORE]
Second best beach in the world?
We've long known we have a great beach, but Money magazine has somehow decided Asbury Park has the second best beach in the entire world. [MORE]
Sun power for local school buildings
A local company, Solar Landscape, will provide electricity to the Asbury Park School District at no cost for 15 years. The company says the district will save more than $120,000 a year. [MORE]
High praise for city hotel
Maxim magazine is singing the praises of the Asbury Hotel. [MORE]
Smashing Pumpkins, Patti Smith added to 2021 festival lineup
The Smashing Pumpkins and Patti Smith are among the performers added to the lineup for the Sea.Hear.Now festival scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19, 2021 at the Asbury Park oceanfront. Most of the artists scheduled to perform at the scheduled 2020 festival will take part in the 2021 event. [MORE]
Information on coronavirus measures
Here is a link to the state's COVID-19 information page.
The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce has set up a web page with information on local businesses which continue to serve the public, mostly in a modified fashion.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a web site where government notices about the virus fight can be read.