Down the Shore

August 12, 2018

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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LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12. Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.   Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in ...

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Belmar's beaches on Ocean Avenue are open and not affected by the closing of the L Street beach, which is located on the other side of town off Route 35 along the Shark River.  BELMAR, NJ — The L Street Beach along the Shark River remains closed due to unsafe swimming triggered by ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information on a fatal shooting and motor vehicle accident that occurred early this morning on Route 18 in Colts Neck. After being closed for nearly eight hours between Routes 537 and 34, Route 18 was reopened in both directions ...

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BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend.  The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far. Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Children can learn how to sail or discover the wonders of the Shark River during two programs to be held weekly this summer by Friends of the Belmar Harbor. Registration now is open for FOBH’s Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp programs, which will be held from June 18 through August ...

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TAPintoTravels - Asbury Park, New Jersey will host their 4th annual Music and Film Festival on April 27 - 29. What is better than hanging out in a beach town while listening to good music, watching great films, and all while supporting some great charities? Okay, maybe doing in mid-summer is a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Giving no details on location and time, New Jersey State Police plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 17 in the area of Belmar and Neptune Township, The state police made the announcement on its Facebook page, alerting motorists that state troopers will be ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A federal judge has dismissed a $10 million lawsuit filed against Belmar by the owners of a proposed outdoor bar whose liquor license transfer was rejected. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan on February 26 dismissed without prejudice the complaint filed last April by brothers ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine and his daughter Ariella plunged into the 40-degree Atlantic Ocean surf Saturday to help raise money for NJ Special Olympics. A total of 7,161 "plungers" registered for the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge, raising a record total of ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because ...

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The U.S. Coast Guard has officially ended its search for the two crew members of the fishing boat that went missing off the coast of Barnegat Light during the early morning hours of February 8.   “We would like to extend our condolences to the families and the fishing community affected by this ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event.  The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the summer ...

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When Monmouth Park opens its 73rd race meeting on May 5 — Kentucky Derby Day — both racing fans and horsemen are in for some exciting innovations during the 52 days of live racing. The $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational again is the headliner. The mile and a furlong classic ...

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A tetrad of billowy sea creatures smiling down on Belmar’s beachfront graces this year’s cover of the Visit Monmouth travel guide. The "splashy" scene was snapped by photographer Nancy Orlowski at last October’s Belmar Kite Festival, sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership (BBP). It was ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Belmar Patrolman Lawrence Kelly played a major role in the rescue of a 59-year-old man this morning, January 16, from the Shark River Inlet, according to police. Belmar Police and Belmar Water Rescue Team were among local responders answering an emergency call at 8:55 a.m.

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "Deck the Hulls." The community is encouraged to enter a float for your family, business ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the 80s, it didn’t take long for the Belmar beaches to fill with local residents and visitors on the weekend of September 23 and 24. Despite what appeared to be an ideal late-summer beach day, a closer look told quite a different ...

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BEACH HAVEN -  All one had to do was travel to Beach Haven during the early afternoon on Saturday and see the massive amounts of people who traveled to Long Beach Island for this traditional weekend at the Jersey Shore.  The Merchants Mart took place on Saturday. The 29th Annual Official LBI ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The official end of summer is here.  It is time for the 29th Annual Chowderfest Weekend Saturday and Sunday.  The weekend starts with Saturday's free Merchant Mart presenting live music from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Attendees can spend the day with dozens of merchants to shop for end of ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Republican Chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, has announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has designated Ocean County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Recently, Congressman Tom ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — Investigators are delving into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old Belmar man whose body was recovered on Sept. 25 in the waters off Long Beach Island. The body of Christopher Lucin, who authorities said was last seen on Sept. 19, was discovered by the ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - A GoFundMe site was launched Monday by the Holmdel Lacrosse Team to support the family of their friend, classmate and teammate Jack Dowd, who died after collapsing at a lacrosse game at Rutgers University on Sunday. You can find it and assist the family by clicking ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ — Two young great white sharks remain off the coast of New Jersey, moving toward each other in the waters between Asbury Park and Seaside Heights. Ocearch’s Global Shark Tracker “pinged” Finn at 10:30 a.m. on September 14 about 10 miles off the Asbury Park shoreline, moving ...

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