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N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

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

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will kick off sales of its 2019 beach badges next month with prices remaining unchanged from 2018 — at least for now.

After several rain-dampened seasons that stunted badge sales, coupled with increasing beachfront costs, the borough council is exploring whether to raise the cost of $55 seasonal badges and $15 senior badges, and to create a paid badge for 12- to ...

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