Belmar/Lake Como Top Stories

January 20, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — For Main Street Donuts in Belmar, celebrating its first anniversary will be as easy as 1-2-3. That’s because on Wednesday, January 23, it will be offering doughnuts for a dollar to mark the special occasion at its specialty shop, located at 705 Main Street. “We are so excited to ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Mayor Kevin Higgins brought the coffee and some 25 residents their questions to kick off his Saturday morning series of monthly open forums. A wide-ranging conversation highlighted the 1½-hour informal session held on January 19 at borough hall, as Higgins and residents shared in ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Jersey Shore will be spared any significant snow as temperatures are expected to rise through tomorrow, but then drop significantly for the coldest conditions of the season, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation that will move into the region at ...

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BELMAR, NJ — After being shuttered for nearly one year, the Belmar Inn on 12th Avenue has reopened after undergoing nearly $300,000 in renovations to remedy fire and building code violations. The 40-room hotel at 112-114 12th Avenue opened on January 1 with most work completed — and proper ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The prolonged wait to bring new lights to the northern end of Main Street in Belmar may soon be over. Crews from Valiant Power Group of Branchburg began working on January 14 along the downtown’s main thoroughfare between Fifth and 10th Avenues to erect taller utility poles that ...

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BELMAR, NJ — On the job for only 10 days, five members of Belmar’s recently appointed professional staff last night provided a sober picture of the borough’s financial health. During a 1½-hour workshop session of the borough council, presentations on the “state of the borough” were given by bond ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School girls will enjoy a fun-filled evening with their fathers or a special guy in their lives during the school’s Sweetheart Dance on Friday, January 25 at Taylor Pavilion. Open to all BES girls in prekindergarten through eighth grade, the dance begins at 6:30 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the first time in nearly three decades, Belmar’s mayor is a Republican, as Mark Walsifer was officially sworn in to the borough’s top elected office. During the council’s January 5 reorganization, the GOP also took control of the four-member governing body as Patricia Wann, who ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Edward D. Kirschenbaum was named Belmar’s new business administrator at the borough’s reorganization meeting on January 5, when the Republican Party took control of the governing body. Kirschenbaum stepped down as Neptune City public safety director in November, responsible for ...

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As a new year begins, TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como hopes that yours is full of many sunrises over the ocean, sunsets over the marina and many memorable moments and milestones in between.

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Christmas is a day to give, love and share in the magic of the season. As you gather with family and friends, we extend our warmest wishes on this joyous day. May your celebration be filled with lots of smiles, hugs and laughs — the makings of memories that will last a ...

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UPDATE: Santa delivered 7,281,439,471 gifts around the world on Christmas Eve,  according to the NORAD Santa Tracker. PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO — Santa should be very familiar with New Jersey. On Christmas Eve, Santa takes off from the North Pole to begin his global journey to ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Yesterday's frost is long gone, as today will bring rain — and lots of it — to the Belmar/Lake Como region. A flood watch took effect at 7 p.m. on December 20, with up to 3 inches of rain to fall by tonight with thunderstorms possible, according to the National Weather ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Seasonal liquor establishments, including D’Jais in Belmar, can now open 14 days during the offseason, under legislation signed into law yesterday by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill enacted on December 17 allows seasonal liquor license holders to obtain up to 14 one-day permits to open ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Strong, gusty winds last night dislodged an outdoor billboard from the side of a Main Street building, falling on a vehicle parked at Belmar Auto Service. The fallen sign at 1202 Main Street caused minor damage to the sport utility vehicle, said Nicholas Janides, owner of the car ...

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