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July 3, 2022

BELMAR, NJ—The Belmar Public Library and Recreation Department are partnering in producing this year's 2022 Juneteenth Holiday Celebration and Concert event. The event is Monday, June 20, at 7 pm at the Taylor Pavilion, and features the John Luckenbill Pop Orchestra and speaker Tasha Youngblood ...

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BELMAR, NJ—The borough council considered renewal of eight liquor licenses at their meeting on June 8th. All licenses voted on are in effect until June 30, 2023. Anchor Tavern (Chef’s International Inc.), Klein’s Fish Market, Dolce Vita (joined with La Terrazza), Riverview Pavilion (joined with ...

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LAKE COMO NJ—Resolution 2022-104, which calls for a new geese management program, was passed at the June 14th Council meeting. The interlocal service agreement with Spring Lake is designed to harass trespassing geese and discourage them from loitering. Galaxy Geese Management will provide geese ...

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BELMAR—A workshop discussion was held at the June 8th Borough Council meeting surrounding a resolution to move paid parking time along the boardwalk from 10pm to 1am. The change stems from pop-up parties occurring along Ocean Avenue in Belmar.  “After the last pop-up party that happened during ...

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BELMAR, NJ—Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, in both Belmar and Lake Como.  While the Federal and County candidates are the same for both towns, the municipal candidates are different. The US House of Representatives candidates for the Republicans are Mike Crispi, Steve Gray, Mike Blasi, ...

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BELMAR, NJ—VFW Post 1838 from Manasquan, NJ presided over the Memorial Day Services in Belmar once again this year.  The sober ceremony was well attended by a few hundred residents. In addition to the traditional remarks regarding Memorial Day, a poem by a soldier who fought and died in World ...

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BELMAR, NJ—The Belmar Fire Department will gather on Monday, May 30th, at the Fireman’s Memorial located at the corner of 12th Avenue and Main Street, at 9am to remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the department both abroad and at home, and during times of battle ...

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Memorial Day weekend is here and with it comes bright sunny days, warm nights, and an energy in town that cannot be denied. Belmar’s population swells dramatically every summer and there are some things that locals are well aware of that our out-of-town guests might not know about. Here at TAPinto ...

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In direct response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, that left 19 students and two teachers dead, the Belmar Police Department deployed additional resources to all four schools today in Belmar and Lake Como.  The shooting is the second deadliest in US history, only ...

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Work will begin in the next few months for a new walkway in Lake Como around the lake.  Lake Como applied for and received a 50% matching grant from the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program.  The $200,000 grant will allow the town to install a new walkway similar to the one already in ...

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The borough council at its May 17 meeting unanimously passed resolution No. 2022-90, which would enter the borough of Belmar into a shared service agreement with the boroughs of Lake Como, Sea Girt, and Manasquan for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Conversations surrounding a regional ...

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WAYNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation is closing the Route 71 drawbridge over the Shark River for restriping and other work on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The drawbridge connects Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea. The closure will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Councilman Tom Carvelli has announced he will not run for reelection. Carvelli has served on the Belmar Council since 2019. “Changes in both my personal and professional commitments have made me realize that I may not be able to commit the proper attention and focus the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Is a regional shared service for emergency medical services in Belmar’s future? A resolution supporting the borough’s participation in negotiations for such a service appeared on the consent agenda during the Mayor and Council Meeting on March 15 at Belmar Municipal ...

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BELMAR, NJ - A group of residents voiced their concerns about potential changes to the Seaport Village Redevelopment Plan during the Mayor & Town Council Meeting on March 1 at the Belmar Municipal Court. The event included the second reading and public hearing for an ordinance that would amend ...

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BELMAR, NJ - Increased tourism fees on businesses were addressed during the Mayor & Town Council Meeting on March 1 at the Belmar Municipal Court. The meeting included the second reading and public hearing for an ordinance amending and supplementing Chapter III Tourism Development Commission of ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — A month after Lake Como Business Administrator Louise Mekosh announced her retirement, two more longtime borough employees are also leaving their municipal posts. Public Works Superintendent Brendan Maas, a 32-year borough employee, and Deputy Treasurer Patricia Holmes, whose ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar has unveiled plans to buy the Belmar Auto Service property at the corner of Main Street and 12th Avenue to build a new emergency medical services headquarters and new home for the Volunteer Hook & Ladder Fire Co. Below is the video of the borough council’s February 1 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Municipal Building reopened to the public on Monday, January 31, ending a three-week closure related to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases. While the number of new COVID-19 cases in Belmar rose by 145 for the two-week period from December 27 to the time of the building’s ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como Borough Administrator Louise Mekosh announced her retirement at the January 18 meeting of the borough council, which then voted to hire former Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman to fill the post. Mekosh, who has served as borough administrator, borough clerk and chief ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ— Belmar and Lake Como will be switching to the Nixle emergency notification system, effective January 16. Under the Nixle system, users can decide what types of alerts they’d like to receive and whether they want to receive them by landline and/or cell phone, text or ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In response to a rise in COVID-19 numbers, Belmar Municipal Building will be closed to the public until further notice, effective Monday, January 10, according to statement posted on the borough’s website. Borough officials said the decision was made in “an effort to keep our staff ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Incumbents Christopher D’Antuono, Heather Albala-Doyle and Peter Ventrice returned to the Lake Como Council during its reorganization meeting on January 4. D’Antuono began his second three-year term, while Albala-Doyle and Ventrice are now officially elected members of the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Jodi Kinney took her seat on the Belmar Council on January 4 during the borough’s reorganization meeting. “I’m excited to be here and looking forward to being part of Belmar Council and be part of all the decision-making,” said Kinney, who officially was sworn into office by Mayor ...

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HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — It's the end of an era of sorts for Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th District) who has represented Hamilton and Robbinsville in Congress for 40 years. According to the newly released map of New Jersey's congressional districts, set to go into effect for the 2022 election, the two ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — When it comes traffic and parking, Lake Como is a “tale of two communities,” depending on the time of year. In the winter, there’s room for vehicles to pass safely or be parked in most parts of town. But in the summer, the dramatic influx of seasonal residents and visitors makes ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s water storage tank on 12th Avenue is no longer a rusty eyesore, thanks to a nearly $388,000 paint job. Cherry Hill-based Allied Painting Inc. performed the work, which included applying new coats of paint to the exterior of the ground-level structure, as well as power ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s traffic study committee will present its recommendations to make the borough's roadways safer and less congested — particularly on the east side of town in the busy summer months — during the borough council’s workshop session on Tuesday, November 9. The committee — ...

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