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Important Reminder About Digging on Beach

August 9, 2017

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Long Beach Township Beach Patrol issued a note of warning on their Facebook page about digging large holes and ditches in the sand while visiting the shore.

 "You're here to relax and kick back,  leave the ditch digging to the pros. Usually out of view of lifeguards, we find a wild number of these projects when we are patrolling the ...

Colorado Cafe Bids Farewell; Liquor License Fetches $200K in Liquidation Auction, But Offer Is Rejected by Owners

WATCHUNG, NJ – More than two decades of memories were auctioned off at the Colorado Cafe on Monday, July 31 as the renowned country-themed bar welcomed its most loyal patrons for one last time with virtually everything up for sale. Anything from kitchen utensils and glasses to the iconic Buck Off mechanical bull and of course, the valuable liquor license.

Mark Bahna, a 30-year-old ...

First Woman in Blue at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton

NEWTON, NJ - History is being made at the Little League Baseball State Tournament in Newton this week.  While the games are the highlight of the season for the players and their families, the series is notable because, for the first time since the tournament began in 1949, a woman, Christine Sammon, was assigned to umpire the tournament.

"No pressure," Sammon said learning she ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy taps Newark native Sheila Oliver as running mate

On the day she was officially named the Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Sheila Oliver's mind went back to Bock Avenue, the one-block street in Newark's South Ward where she grew up and where her political awakening began. 

"It was a very multicultural and multiethnic neighborhood when I grew up there," said Oliver, 65, a 13-year state ...

Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Summit and Chatham

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. July 17 on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham.

According to a NJ Transit spokesperson, Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train #6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m. None of the 150 passengers ...

Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Inches Ahead

WASHINGTON --The draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway Hudson River train tunnel project.

Tens of thousands of commuters on the Raritan Valley Line, including Somerville, will benefit from the project, with fewer delays and a smoother ride in to and back from Manhattan.

“Congress is ...

Amtrak Summer Repair Work Starts Monday

NEW YORK, NY – In light of the pending Amtrak summer repair work at Penn Station, New York, and the summer service changes to accommodate the upgrades, Steven H. Santoro, Executive Director at NJ Transit has issued a statement, that reads in part:

“If you haven’t done so already, I strongly advise taking some time over the next few days to ...

Great White Mary Lee Now Swimming Near Seaside Park

BRICK, NJ — Great white shark Mary Lee seems to be taking an off-shore sightseeing tour of the Jersey coast, now swimming near Seaside Park.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark's latest ping was registered at 10:32 a.m. on June 4 in the Atlantic Ocean — south of an erroneous ping reported three hours earlier in the Barnegat Bay near Long Point Island, according to Ocearch’s ...

Great White Mary Lee Tracked Off Belmar, Full Speed Ahead Northward

BELMAR, NJ — Wave hello and good-bye to Mary Lee. The great white shark was pinged about 30 miles off the Jersey coast between Brick and Asbury Park at 6:30 a.m. today, June 2, and is still heading north to cooler waters, according to Ocearch’s Global Shark Tracker.

Unless she does a complete about-face, the next time she may be traveling past the Jersey Shore will be the fall, ...

Great White Shark and Twitter Star Mary Lee Tracked off Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Mary Lee, the great white shark that New Jerseyans love to follow, spent last night moving up the coastline and was last tracked about 30 miles off Long Beach Island.

Traveling about 50 miles northward overnight, the 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark pinged in at 5:20 a.m. today, June 1, some 30 miles east of LBI, according to Ocearch’s Global Shark Tracker. The ...

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