Festival adds vax, mask rules
Attendees at the sold-out Sea.Hear.Now Festival will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test results. In an e-mail, concertgoers are instructed to "comply with the Sea.Hear.Now Fan Health Pledge, each day, bring a printed copy of your vaccine card, vaccine record, or negative COVID-19 test and a mask." "If you are unvaccinated, wear a mask throughout your time onsite," the e-mail says. Sea.Hear.Now is also requiring masks "in any indoor spaces at Asbury Park, which include the Transparent Gallery, Grand Arcade, box office and a premium hospitality tent."
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 as 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 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]
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]