Shore Report Top Stories

February 10, 2019

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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