City of Asbury Park 2024 Annual Community Development Block Grant Funding Plan

Presentation to take place April 16 at 10am

Asbury Park Reporter will livestream the event. Click to read the draft proposal for how the $409,771 of CDBG federal money will be spent.
Comments will be accepted from April 16-23. Nonprofits and residents can apply for funding.


Gospel choirs and praise teams from Asbury Park and Newark invited to compete for cash prizes

Asbury Park’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

70 parade floats, the festive sounds of Pipes and Drums, and after-party celebrations to top it all off

The streets of Asbury Park came to life for the tenth annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Kerri Martin, Grand Marshal Kerri Martin, Grand Marshal and founder of Second Life Bikes, led the procession of floats from the staging area near Kim Marie’s Eat & Drink Away, along Ocean Avenue to Cookman, and ending at Johnny Mac’s House…

Asbury Park Boardwalk Granted $20 Million From the State

Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall to Benefit

Asbury Park scored big on Friday, when Governor Murphy announced the city would receive a $20 million dollar grant administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist the city and seventeen additional Jersey Shore boardwalks.…

The Stone Pony Turns 50

Asbury Park’s neighborhood dive that became a world renown rock and roll mecca celebrated its golden anniversary this past weekend

On Thursday night it was a party. A reunion of those who worked, played or came to the Stone Pony, as far back as its inception in the 70’s.…

Shadab Maghsood is Sworn in for the Board of Education Vacancy by Dr. Melissa Simmons

Maghsood Gets the Nod

Four Candidates Interviewed in Public for the BOE Vacancy

Shadab Maghsood was selected by a majority of the Board of Education to serve for a one-year term due to Vice President Shadeen Alls Bey’s resignation. Maghsood, a physician, introduced herself to the board as a person who came to this country, at the age of 17, for freedom.…

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Quinn Sworn in Again as Deputy Mayor

Mayor Absent While Recovering from Surgery

Amy Quinn was sworn in as Deputy Mayor by City Clerk Lisa Esposito on Monday, January 22 during the rescheduled reorganization meeting. She was joined by her wife, Heather, and their son, Jensen. The nomination was unanimously supported by council members Ahbez-Anderson, Chapman and Clayton. Noticeably absent was Mayor John Moor who is recovering from surgery.…

free documentary to be shown at boys & girls Club

Boys on the Boat

Screening Hopes to Inspire Rowing Team in Asbury Park

Organizing begins with the award-winning film: A Most Beautiful Thing

The award-winning documentary, A Most Beautiful Thing, will be shown on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 4 pm at the Monmouth County Boys & Girls Club in Asbury Park at 1201 Monroe Avenue. The film is promoted as, “The inspiring true story of the first all-black high school rowing team, including members of rival gangs, willing to try a sport they knew nothing about, and how it changed their lives.”…

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Board of Ed holds annual Reorganization meeting

Want to serve on the Asbury Park Board of Education?

Board of Ed Accepting Applications for Vacancy Position Until 4pm Today

One Year Seat Available Due to Vice President Shadeen Alls Bey’s Resignation

The Asbury Park Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates for membership to the Board. The Board, within the powers delegated to it by law, is the policy-making legislative branch of the School District.

This term will run until the January 2025 Board Organization Meeting.

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