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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 ...

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 ...

Shark River Dredging Project to Resume After Labor Day in Channels Off Belmar Marina

BELMAR, NJ — Dredging in the Shark River channels situated off the Belmar Marina will resume shortly after Labor Day.

Preparations currently are under way to remove the sediment that will open the western portions of the Shark River Channel and Shark River Channel Spur to full depth and width, making it easier and safer for commercial and recreational boaters to navigate those waterways.

Keansburg Amusement Park on the Bayshore of New Jersey for a Delightful Day Trip

KEANSBURG, NJ.  Fun is ready and waiting for you at Keansburg Amusement Park, located in the heart of the New Jersey bayshore.

The venue includes a great waterpark, rides for all ages, games and tempting food choices.   With just a few weeks remaining in the summer season, Keansburg is a fantastic destination for families, couples and many more.  

Start your day at ...

Belmar Launches Water Safety and Rip Current Awareness Campaign

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar has placed rip current warning signs and flotation buoys at 19 locations along its 1.3-mile oceanfront — its first step in a public education campaign to raise water safety awareness on its beaches.

The signs are written in both English and Spanish and include a large diagram on how to get out of a rip current. The signage and safety-orange buoys also have been ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Responds to ADA Settlement Frenzy

September 12, 2017

WARREN, NJ - After a settlement agreement was released by the US attorneys office and social media discussions became heated on Tuesday, Watchung Hills Board of Education president Bob Morrison took the opportunity to address the issue at Tuesday's board meeting. 

He said:

We would like to provide clarification on some recent media reports regarding a settlement that this ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School District Agrees To Settle Claim It Violated Americans With Disabilities Act, U.S. Attorney Says

WARREN, NJ – The Watchung Hills Regional High School District Board of Education has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it failed to evacuate at least one student with a mobility disability during a school-wide evacuation and failed to have any policies addressing emergency evacuations of students with disabilities, Acting U.S.

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