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November 30, 2011
Saturday, 10 a.m., the College of New Jersey. At stake: Central Jersey Group 1 championship. Coaches: Florence, Joe Frappolli (264-114-5); Asbury Park, Matt Ardizzone (13-7). Sectional titles: Florence, five (SJ, 1985; CJ, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). Asbury Park, five (1980, CJ2; 1984, CJ2; 2007, CJ1; 2008, CJ1; 2009, CJ1). Fast fact: Florence or Asbury Park has won seven of the previous eight Central Jersey Group 1 titles. - Marc Narducci
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November 22, 2003 | Images and text by Eric Mencher, Inquirer staff photographer
"Sandy, the fireworks are hailin? over little eden tonight. " "Fourth of July, Asbury Park" Bruce Springsteen, 1973 Other than in some lyrics by the Boss, little attention has been paid in recent years to Asbury Park, N.J. Once a thriving seaside community of amusement centers and boardwalks, whose strong architectural character drew the admiration of summer crowds, Asbury Park now has the look of a place seeking to crumble into the...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1987 | By Susan Karlin, Special to The Inquirer
To hear the old-timers, Asbury Park in its heyday was a Never-Never Land of people pouring out of bars into the street, hotels with Las Vegas-style showrooms and, everywhere, music. "We were all hippies then - everyone was interested in listening to music," says Kevin "Bird" Connair, 35, an Asbury Park musician who played with Bruce Springsteen in one of the Boss' early bands in the late '60s. "Then it all got swallowed up in disco and techno-pop," he says. As he speaks, Connair surveys the display of mementos in the Asbury Park Rock-and-Roll Museum.
NEWS
April 27, 1986 | By Ewart Rouse, Inquirer Staff Writer
Listen to enough Bruce Springsteen records and you get the idea that this faded resort town on the North Jersey shore is little more than a haven for youthful drifters, acting out their pangs of loneliness and pent-up frustrations on a bleak honky-tonk boardwalk landscape. Not surprisingly, city boosters - anxious to stem a decades-long loss of family tourism here - would rather emphasize the brighter side of things. Superstar Springsteen, who traces his musical roots to Asbury Park, may have put the place back on the map, but officials and local developers would much rather talk about the ongoing rebirth of this aging dowager.
TRAVEL
October 2, 2011 | By Si Liberman, For The Inquirer
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Summer may be over, but this Jersey Shore resort is enjoying what promises to be its hottest fall season in decades with an impressive array of events. Off-season hotel and bed and breakfast rates, which are 20 to 30 percent lower, are now in effect. The landmark, 300-room oceanfront Berkeley Carteret Hotel, headquarters for a three-day, 30-band music festival engulfing the city Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was sold out. "We've had an amazing summer, our best yet despite a $30 room rate increase during this recession year," said Berkeley manager Michael Fanning.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owners of Brickwall Tavern, a trendy bar and comfort food restaurant in Asbury Park, will open a second location inside a historic firehouse in Burlington City on Thursday. The tavern, which will have 24 beers on tap, will also offer fare such as Cajun-seared shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and mac & cheese cooked in an cast-iron skillet. Smith, a company based in Asbury Park that buys up old buildings with exposed walls in struggling towns and turns them into restaurants, began purchasing properties in Burlington City two years ago. Brickwall Tavern is the first the company will launch in Burlington, while Porta Pizza, another popular gourmet restaurant in the Shore town, is expected to be next.
NEWS
February 12, 2006 | By Kaitlin Gurney INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Asbury Park's most famous newlyweds will celebrate their two-year anniversary next month. Louis Navarrete and Ric Best say they will toast the day that the Shore city named for a Methodist church founder became the first in New Jersey to marry a gay couple. With the March 8, 2004, nuptials, Asbury Park public officials joined in a wave of civil disobedience stretching from San Francisco City Hall to New Paltz, N.Y. Town leaders said their public statement in favor of same-sex marriage was a gesture of thanks to the gay community that has revitalized the gritty seaside resort.
NEWS
June 20, 2011 | By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - About 150 fans gathered Sunday at the famous Stone Pony rock club to mourn the death and celebrate the life and music of saxophonist Clarence Clemons. They lined up to snap pictures and leave flowers at the Asbury Park landmark where Clemons launched his career with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in the early 1970s. Known as "The Big Man" for his size, stage presence, and booming sax notes, Clemons, 69, died Saturday night from a stroke he suffered a week earlier at home in Singer Island, Fla. Within hours of his death, fans slowly began stopping by the club, where an act catering to a younger crowd was playing.
SPORTS
March 11, 2011 | By Bill Iezzi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Pitman pummeled Penns Grove on Tuesday for the South Group 1 boys' basketball title - its first since 1998 - Panthers coach Kevin Crawford said the whole town would follow the team to Holy Cross Thursday night. The whole town couldn't fit into the Holy Cross gym, but Pitman had as many vociferous followers as possible to cheer it on against Asbury Park, the Central 1 champ, in an NJSIAA Group 1 state semifinal. This time, however, not even three busloads of Crawford Crazies, teens clad in orange-and-black T-shirts with the coach's likeness on the front, could will a win for the Panthers.
NEWS
April 2, 2002 | By Eugene R. Dunn
The development company Ocean Front Acquisitions is trying to find a buyer for one of Asbury Park's oldest and most notable landmarks, the dilapidated Palace Amusements complex, which was romanticized in several of Bruce Springsteen's songs, including the epic "Born to Run. " If a buyer is not found within six months (asking price $2.5 million), the developer says, it will be forced to demolish this historic building. Who needs to step up to the plate and save the day for the past and future identity of Asbury Park?
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The lawyer whom embattled Temple University president Neil D. Theobald has hired as he tries to stave off his ouster by the university board has a long history of representing college presidents who need to negotiate exit deals once relationships have soured. Raymond D. Cotton, a Washington lawyer who works for the Boston-based Mintz Levin firm, is a nationally known expert on college presidential compensation. "Inside the industry, Ray is the 911 call you make when you're in trouble," said Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm in Media.
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MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Haitian immigrant and the daughter of an Asbury Park, N.J., taxi driver, Withney Barthelemy was not exactly the prototypical candidate for an elite prep school. But at the behest of a teacher, she applied to a 300-acre boarding school deep in the hills of south-central Pennsylvania - Mercersburg Academy - and it offered her a full scholarship. "It provided me with so many opportunities I wouldn't have had any other way," said Barthelemy, who moved to the United States when she was 4. "I felt like I was wanted despite the economic background I had. " She had what might be viewed as a dream high school career.
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June 3, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Six South Jersey residents are among nine people charged in connection with an interstate dogfighting network, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Those charged would set the dogs up in matches to attack and fight each other, which often would result in the dogs' deaths, the office said. Facing conspiracy and other charges are Anthony "Monte" Gaines, 35, Lydell Harris, 30, and Tiffany Burt, 34, all of Vineland; Justin Love, 36, of Westville; Mario Atkinson, 40, of Asbury Park; and Frank Nichols, 39, of Millville.
FOOD
May 20, 2016
Cook from the Boardwalk and beyond Fast-forward from spring to summer with The Jersey Shore Cookbook , a compendium of dishes - like blueberry scones and spaghetti and crabs - from beloved fine-dining restaurants, seafood shacks, and pancake houses from Cape May to Asbury Park. With tempting photos and chef profiles, the collection by Jersey food blogger Deborah Smith is a Shore dining guide and cookbook in one. - Samantha Melamed The Jersey Shore Cookbook by Deborah Smith, Quirk Books, $22.95 Botanical bowls for summer For dining on the deck or by the pool, these lovely serving dishes look amazingly close to porcelain, yet are made of melamine, and thus are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and dishwasher safe.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Terri Akman, For the Daily News
DURING THEIR five-year courtship, Stephanie Covaleski's boyfriend, John Foster, suggested she get a tattoo. Her thoughts: "When he puts a ring on my finger, I will get a tattoo on my body. " He did, and after their August 2013 wedding, the Morrisville resident, now Stephanie Foster, followed through on her promise. The tattoo - her wedding bouquet - covers the right side of her torso, from her armpit to her thigh, strategically placed to be covered with clothing when she wants. She got it from tattoo artist Pete Zebley, who has created a niche business for brides at Central Tattoo Studio in South Kensington, which he owns with Melissa Montiel.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
Authorities have charged a Burlington Township man with killing a Willingboro store clerk the night before Thanksgiving. Eramus Canty, 31, was arrested just after midnight Saturday in Asbury Park, N.J., after police discovered his red Dodge Charger at a convenience store on Memorial Drive, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said Monday. Investigators, who had determined that Canty was a suspect, had released information about the vehicle to other law enforcement agencies before he was arrested and charged with murder.
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November 20, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JIM BERRY might have been the best-dressed truck driver in Philly. He drove for a couple of beverage distributors and his uniforms were always clean and pressed, his shoes shined. And his trucks were always immaculate. Stand aside when he went to church. Neat and stylistic were his watchwords. And those Cadillacs of his! They virtually gleamed with polish and perfection. There was only one flaw in Jim Berry's character. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan! Maybe that could be forgiven because even before he moved to Philadelphia from New Jersey, he was a Phillies and 76ers rooter.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owners of Brickwall Tavern, a trendy bar and comfort food restaurant in Asbury Park, will open a second location inside a historic firehouse in Burlington City on Thursday. The tavern, which will have 24 beers on tap, will also offer fare such as Cajun-seared shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and mac & cheese cooked in an cast-iron skillet. Smith, a company based in Asbury Park that buys up old buildings with exposed walls in struggling towns and turns them into restaurants, began purchasing properties in Burlington City two years ago. Brickwall Tavern is the first the company will launch in Burlington, while Porta Pizza, another popular gourmet restaurant in the Shore town, is expected to be next.
SPORTS
March 29, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. - Two and a half years ago, Joe Gigas sat in a hotel room and made a decision. His house had just been ripped apart by superstorm Sandy. The homes and lives of his neighbors had also been upended. Chaos reigned. As the race director of the New Jersey Marathon, he knew that there was one thing he could do to bring back some sense of normalcy: pronounce that the 2013 race would go on as planned. "I didn't have a clue how we were going to do it," he said. He did it by working with the governments and police departments of eight Shore towns in Monmouth County.
NEWS
February 27, 2015
ISSUE | BUSINESS AID Zoned out As a former mayor, I know that political speeches don't help small businesses and municipalities, but that the Urban Enterprise Zone Program does. With a proven track record of bolstering the stability and growth of the main-street business districts in 37 communities across New Jersey, it is a program that is ready on day one. So it is my hope that, on his next visit to New Jersey, Gov. Christie will reconsider the UEZ Restart Initiative, which he recently vetoed.
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