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One year after murder of 10-year-old boy, is Asbury Park safer?  Asbury Park Press

Shootings and other violent crimes are decreasing in Asbury Park. But raw numbers can't measure the collective grief of decades of gun violence on the city's ...

Asbury Park Superintendent, Principals: 2018 Pay

Asbury Park Superintendent, Principals - Asbury Park, NJ - The NJ Department of Education released its salary list for 2018.

Jersey Shore Women in Tech Raise Funds to Send Asbury Park Students to Coding Camp

Asbury Park, NJ, February 2019 -- Jersey Shore Women in Tech (JSWT), the fast-growing organization dedicated to supporting, educating, mentoring women in ...

Black residents say pricey pool club will leave them out

The city's waterfront developer will present plans for the club at Wednesday night's city council meeting.

Asbury Park Press  Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park High School held its commencement ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park on Thursday, June 21, 2018./Russ DeSantis for the Asbury ...

Highest-Paid Teachers In Asbury Park In 2018

Teachers' salaries continue to rise, and six-figure salaries are no longer uncommon for educators in New Jersey. In fact, nearly 10,000 teachers make $100,000 ...

Alum paying for 80 Asbury Park High School students to attend March for Our Lives in D.C.  Asbury Park Press

Ron Taft, a 1962 grad, wants Asbury Park teens to experience the power of mass protest. 'I'm going because I want to be heard,' one said.

Asbury Park fire: Former city official died searching for his wife, friends say  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK - Former Asbury Park city official James Famularo was searching for his wife when he collapsed and died in a fire that broke out in his Park ...

YMCA + 300 Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. + Videos of Angels Singing!

RED BANK, NJ – Moving and Inspiring. Those two words said it all at a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial breakfast held by the Monmouth County YMCA's at ...

A Bet That Luxury Can Be a Part of Asbury Park’s Comeback Story  The New York Times

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — For nearly 40 years a plot of land one block from the ocean sat rotting and abandoned, a decrepit visual counterpoint to the mounting ...

Asbury Park boy's killer only wanted to 'scare' man who stabbed him: lawyer  Asbury Park Press

The teen who shot and killed a 10-year-old Asbury Park boy was only trying to scare a man who previously stabbed him, his lawyers say.

Asbury Park celebrates the life of James Famularo  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK - To the tune of R. Kelly's “I Believe I Can Fly,” a sea of black and blue balloons were released from the Prospect Avenue basketball courts at ...

YMCA Hosts Over 300 Guests in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Commemorative Breakfast

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Moving and Inspiring. Those two words describe it all at a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial breakfast held by the Monmouth ...

Asbury Park fatal townhouse fire ruled accidental; 'Catastrophic' damage to one unit  Asbury Park Press

James Famularo, 52, a former Asbury Park assistant city manager, was found dead in the upstairs bedroom of his burned out townhouse, authorities said.

In Haitian Heritage Month, Asbury Park celebrates community's contributions  Asbury Park Press

Haitians have stayed in Monmouth County through the best of times and the worst. On Saturday, locals honored those who uplift their neighbors.

Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito childhood homes: see where they grew up at the Shore  Asbury Park Press

Editor's note: This is the second in an occasional series looking at where celebrities grew up at the Jersey Shore. Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito. Both actors ...

Asbury Park kids get a shot a degree in high school  Asbury Park Press

Students in the district need a leg up, but giving them that can be difficult.

Track: Asbury Park's Joinvilmar 2nd in Meet of Champions high jump  Asbury Park Press

COLUMBUS - Add another page to the rich history of Asbury Park High School track and field. Blue Bishops senior Davensky Joinvilmar finished second in the ...

Lamont Repollet leaving for NJ education chief amid Asbury Park schools resurgence  Asbury Park Press

As Lamont Repollet prepares to take charge of the state's education apparatus, he leaves behind an Asbury Park School District that is simultaneously struggling ...

Money well spent on Asbury Park schools: Letter  Asbury Park Press

Does Asbury Park spend more per student than the state average? Yes, but education is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Will Casino be restored to its former glory in Asbury Park?  Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park City Historian Werner Baumgartner talks about the history of the Casino building in Asbury Park. Tanya Breen, @tanyabreenphoto. Asbury Park ...

Slain Neptune man's family begs the public: No more killing  Asbury Park Press

NEPTUNE - The murder of Randolph "King" Goodman outside his home on Saturday has left his family begging the public not to get revenge for his unexpected ...

Edelson: For Jaylen Paige, Asbury Park wrestling, a moment to savor  Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park's Jaylen Paige hopes to become the school's first placewinner in 81 years at the NJSIAA Championship, while providing a path for others to follow.

See Judi's HS yearbook picture ... before she takes it down  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Never before revealed, I'm sharing it with you now. Peek at your own risk.

Annual Asbury Park-Neptune football game now canceled; police checking 'threat of violence'  Asbury Park Press

After deciding to postpone the annual Thanksgiving Day High School football game between Asbury Park and Neptune because of "credible, live threats," ...

More Asbury Park deadly violence on the docket  Asbury Park Press

Prize Johnson was fatally stabbed in 2015 on the same Asbury Park street where a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot last week.

Asbury Park student fell 2 stories to skip PSAT  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK - Officials said a 15-year-old female student tried to climb out of her high school's second-floor window Wednesday morning to avoid taking the ...

NJ Football: Asbury Park qualifies for playoffs with win over Keansburg  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK - The Blue Bishops of Asbury Park High School secured their second-straight spot in the playoffs thanks in large part to senior Donte Abrams.

From ward of state to Notre Dame: An Asbury Park triumph  Asbury Park Press

EATONTOWN - Namir Argilagos talks about his life experiences analytically, as if solving a math problem, which happens to be something he's quite good at.

March for Our Lives 2018: Ocean, Monmouth students want more gun control  Asbury Park Press

Students from Monmouth and Ocean counties will be participating Saturday in various March for Our Lives demonstrations for restrictions on guns across New ...

New schools chief makes gains in Asbury Park  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK - The bell rang, classroom doors swung open, and children in khaki and blue uniforms and hauling backpacks and three-ring binders flooded ...

Asbury Park High, Monmouth University make debate magic  Asbury Park Press

A mentoring partnership is bearing fruit. Asbury Park's debaters just won a big trophy.

Threats Prompt Cancellation Of 90-Year-Old Thanksgiving Day Football Game  CBS New York

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Safety concerns have forced school administrators to cancel an annual high school football game. Threats targeted both ...

Lessons to fix Asbury Park schools  Asbury Park Press

At Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, poverty, single parent homes and neighborhood crime are no excuse f...

MLK assassination: How the Jersey Shore mourned 50 years ago  Asbury Park Press

Jersey Shore residents learned of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago the way most Americans learned of important events by the ...

New Education Boss Would Take Seat in Trying Time for State's Schools  NJ Spotlight

Murphy names Asbury Park's Lamont Repollet as commissioner of education.

Weapons Found In These 578 NJ Schools During 2016-17 Year  Middletown, NJ Patch

NJ Schools With Weapons - Middletown, NJ - NJ compiled a list of schools where weapons were found during 2016-17. They include knives, pepper spray and, ...

Monmouth hoops: 5 thoughts, 5 quotes on Hawks' 85-61 loss to Lehigh  Asbury Park Press

Monmouth opened the season with an 85-61 loss to Lehigh at OceanFirst Bank Center.

Asbury Park sets out on ambitious program to improve health  Asbury Park Press

The teens gathered at the Boys and Girls Club in Asbury Park on a frigid Tuesday night with the mission of creating a healthy city, but to do so they would first ...

Asbury Park man gets 16 years in prison in killing of star athlete  Asbury Park Press

FREEHOLD – A judge on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old Asbury Park man to 16 years in prison for a double shooting that took the life of a star ...

'College Promise' Initiative Launched in Asbury Park  Brookdale Community College Newsroom

The Asbury Park School District, Brookdale Community College and the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation have partnered to launch the “Asbury Park ...

Which district tops Shore area schools in spending?  Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park School District leads Monmouth and Ocean counties once again as the top spender on public schools, at $33,109 per pupil in the 2013-14 ...

Asbury Park bald eagles: What would you name them?  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK – To welcome our new friends to the city, let's give them some honorary names. This week word got out that two bald eagles have been ...

Asbury Park girls to build leadership skills in Africa

Asbury Park teens will make the 9000-mile trek to the southern regions of Africa.

Former Asbury Park School Board member dies  Asbury Park Press

Former Asbury Park School Board member Joseph Raines Jr., who died April 15 after a long battle with Lupus, will be remembered in services Friday. Raines ...

Asbury Park to name stadium after long-time football coach William "Butch" Bruno Friday

ASBURY PARK — The 92-year-old Asbury Park High School Stadium will be named in honor of one of the school's greatest athletes and coaches Friday night.

Graduation rates on the rise in New Jersey  Asbury Park Press

TRENTON – More than 90 percent of New Jersey high school seniors graduated in 2016, the highest rate since the state implemented a new methodology for ...

Athletic standout killed in Asbury Park shooting was a 'shining star'

ASBURY PARK -- Jamar Small had defied the odds that were stacked against him -- until he was gunned down Sunday on a city street in broad daylight.

Some Shore gun-control student activists 'demoralized' after Texas shooting  Asbury Park Press

Some felt powerless. But others in favor of more gun control said they hoped the "fire" could be rekindled.

Asbury man pleads guilty to killing local star athlete  Asbury Park Press

Diquan Speights, 23, pleaded guilty to killing Jamal Small and injuring Tyreek Small.

Man, 19, slain in Asbury Park remembered as 'amazing kid'

The man found slain Monday night at a Ridge Avenue apartment was a former Asbury Park High School football player, officials said.

Boys hoops: 10 greatest performances ever in SCT finals  Asbury Park Press

A look at 10 iconic individual efforts in the Shore Conference Tournament boys basketball final over the years.

Will $3.4M effort teach Asbury Park children to read?  Asbury Park Press

District will pay education and publishing company $3.4M for four-year reading initiative.

Gonzaga Madness: NJ coach loving his former team's rise  Asbury Park Press

Lennie Parham's phone started buzzing Saturday night, shortly after Gonzaga punched its Final Four ticket. His old college basketball teammates and coaches, ...

Makin Waves with Black Suburbia Music Group: Sound, culture and vision  New Jersey Stage

Influential Black Suburbia Music Group have unified the Asbury Park rap and rock music scenes with mixed bills and features, along with Chris Rockwell, Chill ...

Former Asbury Park star athlete killed in shooting  Asbury Park Press

Two people were shot Sunday afternoon at the 1000 block of Summerfield Avenue, Asbury Park Police Officer Michael Casey said.

75 years ago, The Glenn Miller Band made Asbury swing  Asbury Park Press

The Glenn Miller Band was the most popular band in the land when they played in Asbury Park in the early 1940s.

In Martin Luther King Jr. style, Asbury Park residents dream of a better life

When nearly 200 residents from Asbury Park and neighboring Neptune Township took to the city streets minutes after West's address, they also took with them ...

Asbury Park police chief to retire  Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Acting Police Chief Anthony Salerno is retiring. Mayor John Moor said Captain David Kelso has been promoted to Deputy Chief, and will run the ...

Man charged in stabbing death of former Asbury Park H.S. football player

An Asbury Park man was arrested Thursday in the stabbing death of a former Asbury Park High School football player, authorities said.

Jean Dortissant of Asbury Park is Fall Coach of the Season  Asbury Park Press

In his first game as Asbury Park High School's boys soccer coach, back in 2007, Jean Dortissant had no subs available. His team faced Shore Regional with 11 ...

HS Wrestling: Focus pays off for Jalen Paige  Asbury Park Press

High School Wrestling: Jalen Paige of Asbury Park named Most Outstanding Wrestler in District 23.

High school graduation rates for Monmouth County

Breakdown of high school graduation rates throughout Monmouth County.

Friends, school mourn Asbury Park stabbing victim  Asbury Park Press

ASBURY PARK – Friends and family of Prize R. Johnson, the victim of the fatal stabbing Monday in Asbury Park, described him as a star — a budding musician ...

Helping Hands: Plangeres, community pitch in for Asbury students  Asbury Park Press

Three high school seniors are headed for an all-American football game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Brookdale, Asbury Park Announce New 'Dream Academy'  Brookdale Community College Newsroom

Officials from the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College signed off Aug. 4 on the Asbury Park Dream Academy Early College Program, ...

Students named to Pallone's Youth Advisory Council

Students from Middlesex and Monmouth counties will serve on the 2018 Youth Advisory Council.

Asbury Park natives' nonprofit provides hope in crime-ridden city

After a life surrounded by guns, drugs and violence, four Asbury Park men are trying to right the ship in the city they call home.

Man indicted in killing of former Asbury Park football player

Tyreek Williams was charged with stabbing 19-year-old Prize Williams to death in 2015.

N.J.’s school-funding puzzle: Study shows aid isn’t a cure-all  Asbury Park Press

The 31 school districts that receive billions of dollars in extra court-ordered state education aid each year have not narrowed the gap with the rest of the state ...

SAT Scores For All N.J. High Schools Released: How Did Yours Do?

SAT Scores For All N.J. High Schools - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are lists of the best and worst performances by New Jersey school districts on the state's annual ...

Where are they now? Catching up with Bryan Spoonire  Asbury Park Press

The track legend from Asbury Park High School and Seton Hall University made a run at the Olympics. It proved costly.

18 hours in Asbury Park: A guided tour of the Jersey Shore's revitalized hub  The Star-Ledger

After 18 hours in Asbury Park, a look at the best, and most unique places that have rebuilt the waterfront into New Jersey's most eclectic beachfront hub.

Murder rap, doctored records, Snooki's revenge on the docket  Asbury Park Press

Prize Johnson was an aspiring rap artist who used the stage name, “Star.'' He played football for Asbury Park High School. He wrote music and produced ...

Teaching Trump: How schools tackle 2016 election  Asbury Park Press

STAFFORD – Southern Regional Middle School teacher Bill Smith is hoping to catch red, white and blue lightning in a bottle. The students have spent the ...

Cotillion helps prepare next generation of Monmouth County leaders  Asbury Park Press

LONG BRANCH – For 67 years, the Monmouth County Cotillion Ball has served as a monumental step for some teenagers here on their path to adulthood.

Asbury Park Legend Leon Trent Releases "Hangin On By A Thread"  New Jersey Stage

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- New Jersey's own James Brown - Leon Trent - has recorded his latest release "Hangin On By A Thread" at SONY Studios in Nashville, ...

Asbury Park's Monterrosas rock the stage and the Boho Hair Salon  Asbury Park Press

Albie and Sally Monterrosa will rock you on stage — and in the hair salon. The Monterrosas take their Latin rock group, the MonteRosa Band, to Springwood ...

Nicolle Harris: Improving Asbury Park schools  Asbury Park Press

Nicolle Harris has a passion for serving her community in both the schools and churches.

SOMA School Group Wants Principal Back, Plans Rally  Maplewood, NJ Patch

SOMA Group Wants Principal Back, Plans Rally - Maplewood, NJ - CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron has reportedly been reassigned. Hundreds of people in South ...

'March for Our Lives' in NYC, NJ Expected to Draw Thousands Saturday as Students Demand Gun Reform  NBC New York

Numerous sibling marches for gun safety are now scheduled for Saturday across the world, including one in New York City. These March For Our Lives rallies, ...

7 ways to go to college tuition-free in N.J.

New York isn't the only state offering ways to go college tuition-free.

Deal Lake finally scheduled for post-Sandy dredging

The Deal Lake Commission had pushed for the project to go another seven blocks further west to Asbury Park High School but that would have cost more than ...

Seashore Day Camp celebrates 90 years of happy campers  Asbury Park Press

An iconic Jersey Shore camp is celebrating 90 years with a special open house on Feb. 6.

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore  The College Voice

Street art near the Casino on Asbury Park Boardwalk – DAY OUT – Asbury Park PHOTO – Jasmine Santalla. Joggers on Asbury Park Boardwalk in the morning.

Billionaire Ron Baron started in Asbury Park  Asbury Park Press

Ron Baron, CEO of Baron Capital Group, grew up in and around Asbury Park.

Dream Academy Students Prep for First Semester  Brookdale Community College Newsroom

The newest – and youngest – members of the Brookdale community were welcomed to campus last week, as the Asbury Park Dream Academy Early College ...

Brick apartment fire: 'Smoking materials' the cause  Asbury Park Press

The building is home to a range of residents of various ages who are on a fixed income and have special needs.

Who were the Shore's best linebackers, defensive backs?  Asbury Park Press

Covering five decades and a lot of Shore Conference history, here are 10 of the best ever at the Jersey Shore.

10 classy, kooky, wacky, rocking and time-traveling Jersey New Year's Eve parties  Asbury Park Press

Southside Johnny, Remember Jones, "Twilight Zone" and much more on tap for New Year's Eve.

How much money would needy school districts lose under Christie's funding plan?  Asbury Park Press

Fourteen school districts in Monmouth and Ocean counties would lose nearly $89 million in state aid under an overhaul of the school funding formula being ...

Babe Ruth part of rich baseball history at Jersey Shore  Asbury Park Press

When Babe Ruth made played three games at the Jersey Shore during his barnstroming tours, they were huge events for the area.

The Pair Of Asbury Angels Who Directly Changed My Life  New Jersey Stage

(OCTOBER 2, 2017) — I woke up this morning to the news about the devastating Las Vegas shooting and later heard of Tom Petty in the fight for his life.

N.J. Football Coach Struck And Killed By Car On Garden State Parkway  CBS New York

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There is sadness in several New Jersey communities following the death of a popular football coach who was killed ...

Former Press publisher Jules L. Plangere Jr. dies  Asbury Park Press

A major benefactor of Monmouth University and other Shore-area institutions, Jules L. Plangere Jr. was 95.

Softball: 2017 APP All-Freshman Team unveiled...VOTE for Freshman of the Year  Asbury Park Press

A handful of first-year players didn't merely debut in the Shore Conference this season, but made incredible impacts and, what's more, emerged as the future ...

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on January 21 - Atlantic Highlands Herald  Atlantic Highlands Herald

Red Bank, NJ – The Community YMCA and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County are pleased to announce their 30th Annual Commemorative Breakfast ...

The Boys of Winter: Yankees, Giants at Shore during WWII  Asbury Park Press

With travel restricted due to the war, the Yankees trained in Asbury Park, the Giants in Lakewood.

Softball: 2017 APP All-Sophomore Team unveiled  Asbury Park Press

The second-year standouts listed below made incredible impacts on their clubs and emerged as cornerstones for their respective programs. For their impressive ...

NJ Today: Central Jersey Daily Rundown, Tuesday, April 24

Oliver Corona and Christian Menjivar, 16-year-old students at Plainfield Public School's Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development, have been ...

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