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Summer of Sand, Surf and Social Distancing to Unfold along Belmar Beachfront

May 20, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are taking an all eyes on deck approach to maintain social distancing and keep beaches from overcrowding when the season opens this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Through the use of digital counters at beach entrance points, drone surveillance overhead and observations by foot and traveling patrols along the 1.3-mile oceanfront, they will be assessing the ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals to Return to NJ Waterways by Sunrise

Coronavirus Count: Hospitalizations Continue Trending Downward, Long Term Care Facility Numbers Tick Upward

TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning at sunrise today..

This latest executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey Shore beaches would reopen for ...

Belmar Opens Seasonal Beach Badge Sales to Overwhelming Response

BELMAR, NJ — A swell of people, stretching blocks along Belmar's boardwalk, turned out to buy seasonal beach badges on the first day of sales at Taylor Pavilion.

Advance badge sales will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days of week, as beaches will officially open on Memorial Day weekend — under capacity and social distancing restrictions that will be ...

Gov. Murphy Gives Go-Ahead for Beaches to Open with Capacity Limits, Social Distancing in Place

TRENTON, NJ — Calling the Jersey Shore central to the state’s identity, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that beaches will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend with social distancing guidelines and capacity limits in place.

And each beach community will be responsible for developing its own plan in following those coronavirus-related rules, which take effect on May 22, he said ...

Belmar Focuses on Social Distancing along Beachfront as Summer Season Approaches

BELMAR, NJ — Closing Belmar’s boardwalk didn’t work in keeping out-of-towners away during the off-season. Neither did restricting parking to residents only on the streets closest to its beachfront — even with the state’s stay-at-home order in effect.

So now with Memorial Day weekend just weeks away, Belmar officials are changing course on how to manage the ...

Gov. Murphy: Shore Towns Can Expect State’s Guidance on Opening Beaches in ‘Next Week or So’

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said that the state will be “giving guidance” to Jersey Shore beach towns in the “next week or so” as local officials continue to plan for the opening of their summer season on Memorial Day weekend.

Responding to a reporter's question during his May 8 press briefing, Murphy said, “We’re trying to come up with a ...

UPDATE: Belmar Reopens Boardwalk to Pedestrians, Paid Parking in Effect Along Ocean Avenue

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar boardwalk reopened on May 8 to walkers and joggers. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters or dogs are not permitted at any time.

Paid parking on the east side of the Ocean Avenue is now in effect through the ParkMobile app or by phone. In addition, the residents-only parking is no longer in effect. 

Earlier in the week, Belmar ...


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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 27, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors. TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate. 

You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 5, 2020

BEDMINSTER – There’s a collective sigh of relief in the hills of Somerset County today with word that President Trump is spending his weekend elsewhere. Let’s make the gigantic assumption that Trump had somebody read The Jaffe Briefing to him earlier this week, ...