The Coaster, a paid weekly newspaper, is a family operated business established in 1983 in Asbury Park. As the premier weekly print newspaper in Asbury Park, Ocean Township, and Neptune, The Coaster brings you all the local news – from goings on at town hall to business events, social news, school happenings, and local sports at both the high school and elementary level.
If you want the local news of what’s happening in your town you’ll find the story in The Coaster. In addition, The Coaster has more photographic coverage of local events by a greater than 3:1 margin over any other local weekly, shopper, or free newspaper.
The Coaster won a first place statewide award for enterprise journalism in uncovering a land scam in Asbury Park.
Published on Thursdays, The Coaster has a distribution of 5,400 each week. Our subscribers receive the newspaper each Thursday in the mail. The remainder of our readers purchase the paper at newsstands and convenience stores. The Coaster publishes a sampling of its stories on this website, but not all. There is also an e-mail newsletter sent out a few times per month.
Thirteen municipalities are covered by The Coaster: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune, Neptune City, Ocean Grove, Ocean Township, and Tinton Falls.