Shore Report

February 18, 2019

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them. BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Belmar beach today, and since it appears ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.  Iceboating.  Get it while you can. You remember the “Polar Vortex” that brought sub-freezing weather to our local area last week? Most people complained.  Iceboaters aren’t most people. A couple of the boys from the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered. The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey went into effect last Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) received bids from three developers to provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) for an offshore wind project.  The bids were received December 28, in response to a September 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP). The Applicants Orsted North ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state ...

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Thirty-five recreational fishermen recently attended an informational meeting held by Anglers for Offshore Wind Power at the Langosta Restaurant in Asbury Park. Fishermen listened to a summary of wind-farm development plans scheduled for New Jersey, and Rhode Island charter captain Dave Monti ...

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MANASQUAN/CAPE MAY, NJ — The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from the Manasquan Fire Department, rescued three men and a dog from a sinking commercial fishing vessel in the Manasquan Inlet early Saturday morning. The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay reported that it received notification at 2 a.m. on ...

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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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HOWELL, NJ — The quick action of a Howell motorist to avoid serious injury after a deer crashed through her front windshield underscores the importance of staying alert while driving during the animal’s fall mating season. Melissa Misthal, 36, of Howell was driving a 2004 Toyota RAV4 southbound ...

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BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Borough Land Use Board met on Monday evening to consider some regular business and two special projects that each have created quite a buzz in Southern Ocean County. The two projects are the Morrison's Marina and Victoria Rose project on Long Beach Boulevard. The ...

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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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WARETOWN - The 24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.  There is no cost for this day of fun.  The program features an all day, live stage concert of country, bluegrass and traditional music ...

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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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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Since Kathleen Cunningham lost her brother in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. 2001, she has dedicated herself to making sure he is never forgotten. And for the past six years, she has had an entire team behind her to help. Now more than 400 ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. --  Chowderfest Weekend is just around the corner. This iconic event has extended the summer season to keep the party rolling a few weeks longer. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members again have prepared a memorable weekend to kick off fall by pulling out all the stops ...

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BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar businesses have until mid-May to replace plastic bags with more eco-friendly options, borough officials are considering whether to throw plastic straws and plastic foam containers into the mix. During its effort this winter to ensure merchants are prepared for the ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day holiday weekend is now behind 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 ...

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BELMAR NJ — Some 7,500 people are expected to gather on Belmar’s Seventh Avenue beach on Sunday, September 9 for the 14th Annual Autism Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism spectrum ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ —The 16th Annual Fallen Heroes 5K Memorial Run — to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011 —will be held on Saturday, September 8 along the banks of Lake Como. Presented by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA), the race will benefit ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Arts Center Ocean First Theatre is presenting the Doo Wop Hit Parade featuring Larry Chance & The Earls, Mello-Kings and RB Express on Friday,September 14 at 7 p.m. Stand up and get ready to dance the night away at the Doo Wop Hit Parade! Opening the night ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - At just 20-years-old, Michael Mirabella put more miles on his road bike, in just three weeks, than some of us will in a lifetime.  On August 15, 2012, Temple Students & Rowing Team Members Mirabella and Ryan Rickus set off on an 1900-mile journey from Philadelphia, ...

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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 — Bruce Springsteen may have put Belmar’s E Street on the rock ’n’ roll roadmap, but the borough is long known for its deep-rooted musical history that spans a multitude of genres. In its current exhibit at the municipal building, the Belmar Historical Society (BHS) pays tribute to ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. The Best of the Eagles band is performing ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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