Belmar Community Comes Together to Help New Mom Recovering from Life-Threatening Condition

July 6, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Molly and Brad Harrison welcomed their first child on June 5 — a healthy baby boy, Ryder Michael, weighing in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces after a speedy delivery. What should have been a time of joyful celebration for the new parents has been turned into a young mother's battle for life.

Less than 24 hours after delivery, Molly Harrison suffered a stroke due to a rare, ...

Children’s Book Author Donates Proceeds to Buy Protective Vests for K-9s in New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ  — Author Jim Wiater came up with the story by chance. He was multitasking — driving the car and entertaining his young daughters, Nikki and Kaci, with a story that he made up as he drove.  

Over the years, he expanded and refined the story line, sat down and began to write. Finally, last year, he self-published “The Adventures of Solo, The Big ...

Online Fundraiser for Belmar Drowning Victims Closes with Nearly $63,000 in Donations

BELMAR, NJ — The social media fundraising campaign established for the families of the two Belmar drowning victims has closed, bringing in nearly $63, 000 from some 600 donors.

“Through your support we have far surpassed our initial goals and have raised over $60,000 to be split between the two families,” the fund’s message read. “It is because of all of you that ...

Belmar Sets Up Online Fund, Dedicates $20,000 from Mayor's Ball to Help Families of Girls in Tragic Beach Incident

BELMAR, NJ — A GoFundMe campaign to help the families of the two Belmar girls involved in the tragic swimming incident on June 15 has raised nearly $33,000 — surpassing the $20,000 goal set by Mayor Matthew Doherty.

According to the Belmar Angels online fund established on June 16 by the borough, Doherty announced that $20,000 from the 2017 Mayor’s Ball will be set aside for ...

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