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‘Running Bamboo’ Disputes in Lake Como to Be Settled Between Neighbors

May 7, 2021

LAKE COMO, NJ — When neighbors in Lake Como have a dispute over the growth of bamboo in their yards, it will now be their responsibility — and not the borough’s — to settle the matter.

The zoning officer will no longer be involved in determining where the “running bamboo” originated and who would be required to remove it, under a revised ordinance approved ...

New Arbor Day Tradition Takes Root at Belmar Public Library

Shade Tree Commission Also Hands Out Seedlings in Community Giveaway

BELMAR, NJ — Gathered on the steps of the Belmar Public Library yesterday morning, fourth-graders from Belmar Elementary School and St. Rose Grammar School came ready to “dig in” for their annual Arbor Day task.

But rather than assisting the Belmar Shade Tree Commission plant a mature tree on the front ...

Belmar and Lake Como Collect $8,500 in DEP Grants for Recycling Efforts

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como Belmar will receive a total of nearly $8,500 in state grants for its 2018 recycling efforts.

Belmar garnered a $7,055 recycling tonnage grant, while Lake Como’s award was $1,429, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which recently announced a total of $16 million in recycling tonnage grants to municipalities ...

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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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 17, 7:00 PM

Belmar

Belmar Planning Board Meeting on Zoom

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Tue, May 18, 6:00 PM

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Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting on Zoom

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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

Lake Como

CANCELED: Lake Como Council Meeting on Zoom

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Wed, May 19, 4:00 PM

Neptune Senior Center, Neptune

Monmouth County Free COVID-19 Testing

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Thu, May 20, 9:30 AM

New Videos on YouTube and Facebook Weekly

Belmar Public Library's "Storytime with Miss ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...

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 ...