Virus response kills two theaters
The coronavirus has has put a beloved Asbury Park spot out of business. The two Showroom Cinema locations in the city and in Bradley Beach will not reopen. "We'd love to see the theaters continue showing movies, we just can't afford to be the ones to make that happen any longer," said co-founder Nancy Sabino. "We thank our loyal staff and devoted audiences for their support these past 11 years." [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
Updated Sept. 2, 2020 -- 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.
New boardwalk section opens
The north end boardwalk construction project is complete and the new section is now open to the public. Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The project, which began in October 2018, was constructed by waterfront developer iStar. [MORE]
Beloved Asbury Park icon passes
Joan Flatley, longtime executive director of the Greater Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, has died. She was 91. [MORE]
NBA player, Asbury Park native donates meals
Asbury Park's Naz Reid of the Minnesota Timberwolves has donated 200 lunches to the COVID-19 and ER units at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The former LSU Tiger made the donation to mark National Nurses Day. [MORE]
Magazine says city beach tops list
An international luxury magazine says Asbury Park has the best beach in New Jersey. [MORE]