BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — From arrests involving drugs and weapons to motor vehicle accidents and investigations, news that involved the Belmar police grabbed many of TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como’s top headlines in 2019.

The other most-read stories of the year focused on a variety of topics, including Belmar's fiscal health, liquor licenses, beach badge prices and the new home for the New Jersey Seafood Festival. Click on each headline below for the leading stories of 2019, based on pageviews.

Belmar Police Need Public’s Help to Locate Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck 2 Pedestrians Near 15th Avenue and E Street This Morning

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  • Editor's note: Nearly six months after the accident, an arrest was made in December. Click here.

Belmar Police: 12th Avenue Man Charged in Drug Distribution Ring

Joe’s Surf Shack in Lake Como at Risk of Liquor License Suspension after Alleged After-Hours Bat Attack on Employee

  • Editor's note: Joe's Surf Shack received a seven-day liquor license suspension as a result of the incident. Click here.

Belmar 2019 Beach Badges Go on Sale, Despite Looming Price Hikes and Talk of New Teen Badge

  • Editor's note: Beach badge price hikes did take effect, but a new teen badge was scrapped. Click here.

Belmar Police: Neptune Motorcyclist in Critical Condition after Accident on Route 35 Bridge

Local Artist Laurie Tobia of Lake Como ID'd as Victim in Fatal Train Strike

Belmar’s Beach Haus Brewery Seeks Transfer of Jack’s Tavern Liquor License to Open On-Premise Restaurant

  • Editor's note: The Belmar Council on December 17 approved the liquor license transfer. Click here.

Belmar Cops: Woman Arrested after Fleeing Scene Following Reports of Gunfire Near Windmill on Route 35

Belmar's New Professional Staff Sheds Light on Concerns Facing Borough

New Location for NJ Seafood Festival: Three-Day Event Heads to Downtown Belmar

  • Editor's note: Moving the annual three-day festival to the heart of Belmar received positive feedbckk from attendees, nearby residents and borough officials alike. Click here.


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