COUNCIL HIRES NEW CITY MANAGER
The City Council has hired former Jersey City business administrator John "Jack" Kelly as Asbury Park's new city manager.
He succeeds Terry Reidy, who said in October that newly elected council planned to replace him.
Kelly abruptly retired from his Jersey City job last July. He was an ally of former mayor Jerramiah Healy, who lost his bid for reelection in May.
A state treasury spokesman said at the time that Kelly was in line to receive a $94,000 annual pension. Kelly will be paid $140,000 a year in Asbury