ASBURY PARK – When the city’s first new hotel in more than a half century opens in 2016, it could set a new standard for beach hotels on the Jersey Shore. Work is steadily progressing to turn the derelict seven-story brick former Salvation Army building on Fifth Avenue into The Asbury Hotel, a 110-room boutique hotel… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 25th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, iStar, Monmouth County News, Salvation Army building, The Asbury Hotel | No Comments »
The results of the November 3, 2015 Board of Education election in Asbury Park, and the municipal races in Neptune City and Spring Lake Heights will be rechecked and recounted on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 am, at the Board of Elections Office in Freehold, pursuant to Judge Katie A. Gummer’s Orders.
The rechecks and recounts were requested via Petitions filed by Allan C. Roth, a Springfield, NJ attorney, on behalf of Asbury Park Board of Education candidate Barbara Lesiniski, Spring Lake Heights Council candidate Nathaniel Novak and Michael Skudera, a candidate for Council in Neptune City.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2015 Election, Asbury Park, Asbuy Park Board of Education, Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Recount, Spring Lake Heights, Spring Lake Hts | No Comments »
The Neptune Township police officer who shot and killed his wife in Asbury Park last June was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury this morning, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Philip Seidle, 51, a 22 year veteran of the Neptune Police Department, was charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Asbury Park police responded to a report of an unrelated motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Ridge and Sewall Avenues in the city at approximately 11:26 a.m. on June 16, 2015. During that service call, the black 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Tamara Seidle, turned the corner onto Sewall Avenue before crashing into a parked 2002 Ford Focus. The Jetta was being followed closely by the 2005 Honda Pilot driven by Philip Seidle, who exited the vehicle, pulled out a handgun and approached the driver’s side of the Jetta. Philip Seidle fired multiple shots into the vehicle, striking Tamara Seidle. Philip Seidle then turned the weapon on himself, pointing the weapon at his head, before moving to the front of the Jetta and firing several more shots into the windshield of the vehicle.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township, Philip Seidle, Tamara Seidle, Tammara Seidle | No Comments »
ASBURY PARK – The weather was not as cold as it is during the height of polar bear plunge season, but the cold wind that blew off the Atlantic Ocean near Convention Hall on Saturday afternoon was far from inviting. Yet, more than 150 swimmers darted into the chilly water and splashed around, albeit briefly, before… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 15th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Monmouth County News, Plunge, Special Olympics, Thanks4Giving Plunge | No Comments »
ASBURY PARK — A 20-year-old city resident faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he shot at a police officer during a foot pursuit Wednesday night. Dante Allen, who was struck during the gun battle, remains in stable condition at a local hospital, said acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. He was charged with attempted murder,… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 6th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Asbury Park, Asbury Park Crime, Crime and Punishment, Dante Allen, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Asbury Park man shot by cop charged with attempted murder
Asbury Park-Monmouth County military veteran are receiving discounts from local businesses participating in a new program, “Honoring our Heroes” that was announced by County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon in Asbury Park yesterday.
“More than 33,000 veterans call Monmouth County home,” said Hanlon. “We want our Veterans to know that we appreciate their service, so my staff and I have created a Veterans Discount Guidebook that is available to every local veteran who has an Veterans ID card issued by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.”
The 20-page guidebook includes a listing of stores, restaurants and other businesses throughout Monmouth County who are committed to offering product and service discounts to Vets. The business listing will also be published and updated on the County Clerk’s website. The guidebook is currently available to Veterans and the County Clerk’s Office in Freehold and the County Connection on Rt 66 in Neptune.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Asbury Park, Asbury Park VFW Harold Daley Post 1333, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Honoring our Heroes, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth County News, Purple Glaze, TAKA | 6 Comments »
Asbury Park, NJ- Mayor John Moor announced today that he is supporting Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Freeholder John P. Curley in the general election on November 3.
“John and Christine have both been great public officials and have served the citizens of Asbury Park with passion and integrity,” said Mayor Moor.
“Asbury Park has had legally contested elections in recent years. I witnessed Hanlon’s honest and level headed efforts first hand as she dealt with those controversies as a member of the Board of Elections. I have no doubt that Monmouth County elections, and all of the important functions of the Clerk’s Office will be conducted with fairness and integrity so long as Christine remains at the helm.”
“John Curley and all of the Monmouth County Freeholders have been very responsive to Asbury Park. This summer when we had a health concern at Sunset Lake, Curley himself showed up with Health Department personnel,” Moor continued, “That kind of dedication and attention is what Freeholder Curley is all about”
“Asbury Park has a great relationship with Monmouth County. Hanlon and Curly personify excellence in public service. They deserve to be elected on November 3.”Posted: October 20th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Christine Hanlon, John Curley, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park Mayor John Moor, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Christine Hanlon, Freeholder John Curley, John Curley, John Moor, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon | 1 Comment »
Photos by Caitlin Brown
Thanks to John McGillion, owner of Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits, the annual Asbury Park Zombie Walk survived another year.
The next Monmouth County Zombie Parade will be in Highlands on October 24 at 2PM.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park Zombie Walk, Caitlin Brown, Highlands, Highlands Zombie Parade, Monmouth County News, Zombie Parade, Zombie Walk | Comments Off on Asbury Park Zombie Walk 2015 -PHOTOS
ASBURY PARK — A federal audit made public on Wednesday raises questions about more than $770,000 in grant funding Asbury Park spent after Hurricane Sandy, claiming the city did not provide sufficient evidence to support those costs. The city’s chief financial officer, however, said additional documentation has been filed that backs up that spending. The watchdog… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Asbury Park, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | 4 Comments »
ASBURY PARK – Two city men were hospitalized early Sunday morning after being shot on Bangs Avenue, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said. Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Asbury Park police officers responded to the 1000 block of Bangs Avenue for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found evidence of gunfire but… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Shooting | 2 Comments »