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This Is the Coolest Small Town in America

Bruce Springsteen made Asbury Park, NJ, famous

(Newser) - Not a big fan of crowds? You might want to check out one of Budget Travel's "coolest" small towns this summer. With suggestions from readers, the site has created a list of small towns that shine through their "cultural and ethnic diversity," beaches, cuisine, "creative... More »

Barack H. Obama Elementary School to Close

Asbury Park school hit by declining enrollment over decade

(Newser) - Just a year after it was renamed to honor President Barack Obama, an elementary school in New Jersey's Asbury Park is closing, the Asbury Park Press reports. The school's enrollment has dropped 35% over the last decade, so it got the short straw when the district opted to shut one... More »

Jersey Beaches to Go (More) Topless?

Asbury Park may allow nude sunbathers

(Newser) - Want to go nude or topless at the beach in New Jersey? You have to go to a remote section of Sandy Hook where the feds run the beach and allow it. But now Asbury Park is thinking of allowing topless sunbathing. "Why not?" asked Deputy Mayor and City... More »

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