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Verizon Wireless Files Suit Against Belmar for Stalled Plans to Bring 19 New Cell Poles to Beachfront

May 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Verizon Wireless has taken legal action against Belmar for allegedly delaying its plans to place 19 new cell poles along the Ocean Avenue boardwalk.

The telecommunications giant is seeking an immediate order so that it can begin installing the “small wireless facilities” in public right-of-way locations that span the 1.3-mile oceanfront, according to the ...

Belmar Exploring Purchase of Shuttered Belmar First Aid Squad Building Now Up for Sale

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is looking to make the defunct Belmar First Aid Squad’s headquarters the home of its new Emergency Medical Services Division.

The shuttered, privately owned building at 414 Ninth Avenue is currently up for sale with sealed bids being accepted until May 20. At the request of Mayor Mark Walsifer, the borough council at its May 5 meeting directed Borough Attorney ...

Belmar Rolls Out New EMS Division, Replacing Shuttered Belmar First Aid Squad

BELMAR, NJ — Less than three months after the Belmar First Aid Squad announced it would be permanently shutting down, the delivery of emergency medical services is now a borough-run operation.

Since the official switchover on April 1, borough officials report that is has been a seamless transition with some 20 paid emergency medical technicians from the former privately operated squad ...

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DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Assault Arrests in April

May 17, 2021

 Belmar Police Department reported that the following 11 arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 2 to April 27, 2021.

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Darlene Hall, 49, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 2 by Police Officer Peter Speakman, charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

Peter Kelleher, 54, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 3 by Police ...

Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...