Shore Report

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — As Lake Como’s landscape slowly turns into hues of browns, golds and oranges, a great blue heron was easily recognizable Saturday among the resident swans and ducks that call the lake home. New Jersey’s largest wading bird is commonly seen along shorelines, river banks, and the ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar felt the brunt of today’s nor’easter, as strong winds took down tree limbs, power lines and one utility pole, and flooding closed Route 35 at L Street for a time. In addition, a handful of Belmar residents were still without power as of 5:30 p.m. today, October 27 — ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy. The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to celebrate fall during Columbus Day Weekend October 5-8 and take advantage of the Long Beach Island Region's best time of year. Whether it is on the beach, bay or the pines there will be plenty of ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today. BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over. Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week. Department of Public Works employees were out along ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The rain just would not stay away this summer, taking a small bite out of Belmar's beach badge sales for this season. Total beach badges sold slipped by 7,000 to 273,377 over the previous year, resulting in a 2.4 percent decrease in revenue — from nearly $3 million in 2017 to $2.91 ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Time is running out to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. Belmar Parasail offers boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront, where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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Boaters Urged to Take Steps to Stay Safe on Water during Labor Day Weekend BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — When members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from their sinking recreational vessel in Barnegat Inlet yesterday, they found the boaters prepared for the emergency. A Coast Guard boat ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – It can't be true.  Labor Day weekend is here.  Chevy Lopez is performing at the Surf City Hotel at 10 p.m. Ted Hammock and the Pickles, a very popular band will be playing at the Sea Shell Tiki Bar from 4- 7 p.m. and at the Terrace Tavern at 9:30 p.m.  Included below is the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Before heading back to college, Belmar lifeguard Tyler Daniskas ended his summer with quite an eventful week. After he was among a handful of Belmar beach patrol members who got their chance to test a done-assisted lifesaving system along the beachfront on August 22, the next day he ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device on August 22 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center ...

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LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .   The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.

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DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police. Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – Chris Fritz will be performing on Friday evening from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Terrace Tavern. Ted Hammock and the Pickles, a very popular band will be playing at the Sea Shell Tiki Bar from 4- 7 p.m. Included below is the complete list of Friday's entertainment ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach. In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” ...

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BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view. Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled yesterday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts. The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, Belmar’s police department has joined law enforcement across the Jersey Shore that are reminding motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer. Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Merryl Richards, who calls the Manutti Belmar Marina home every summer, captured this photo off the back of her boat, the Seaquel. She and husband Don joined the marina family in 2012, shortly after Superstorm Sandy. “It’s the perfect location for us, an hour and 20 minutes from ...

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BARNEGAT - An area business has a great deal for area residents.  If you give give blood at Candiqueen's Ice Cream in Barnegat, you will get a free pint of ice cream as an act of appreciation.  The Pint for a Pint event will take place on Monday, August 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Candiqueen's is ...

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To help quell the blood shortage that typically hits during summer vacation time, two blood drives will be held locally this week — one in Belmar and the other in nearby Ocean Township. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, July 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at its Jersey Coast ...

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