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Belmar Honors First Responders for ‘Extraordinary Performance’ in Saving 35 Lives in Dangerous Surf

October 6, 2017

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 story. Dangerous and life-threatening rip tides had triggered a swimming ban along ...

The 2017 Chowderfest Weekend Breaks Attendance Record

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 Chowderfest took place on Sunday.  There were over 3,000 gallons of chowder served on ...

29th LBI Chowderfest Weekend in Beach Haven Has Arrived

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 season bargains, localized specialties and food tent.

This years expanded ...

Ocean County Designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (IDTA)

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 MacArthur led a letter to the ONDCP urging the addition of Ocean County to the HIDTA program and has ...

Body Found in Waters off Long Beach Island Identified as Missing Man

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 crew of a commercial boat at 8:45 a.m. about one mile off the coast of ...

First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters on One Beach This Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 persons were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on September 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

Fundraising Site Launched After 16- Year Old Dies During Lacrosse Game at Rutgers

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 here:

https://www.gofundme.com/jack-dowd-fundraiser

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Great Whites Finn and Amagansett Paths Converging Along Jersey Coast

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 along a southbound track. Amagansett ‘s last known whereabouts was about ...

Belmar Puts End to ‘Beach Spreading’ by Banning Large Tents and Canopies during Busy Summer Season

BELMAR, NJ — When heading to the Belmar beach next summer, make sure to leave the tent or canopy at home.

The borough council on September 5 approved a measure that prohibits tents, canopies or any shade-producing devices measuring more than 36 inches in height, width or depth on their beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Most beach umbrellas and small sun shelters measuring under ...

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