Thursday, May 23, 2013
DEP Commissioner: side scan sonar used to detect sunken debris; Tourism Commissioner: rental market is healthy
Though immense devastation from Superstorm Sandy remains visible up and down the New Jersey coastline, beaches, boardwalks and even rental homes are ready for the annual influx of summer tourists that will begin this weekend, officials said Thursday at the annual "State of the Shore" event in Belmar. The State of the Shore report is presented by state officials and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium every year before Memorial Day weekend kicks off, but this year it evolved to mark the unofficial reopening of the Shore area following Sandy. With emergency repairs to state and local infrastructure damaged by the storm now complete, work has started on the state's long term recovery, said Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of …
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. Herb Jackson of the Record and northjersey.com reports President Obama will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday with Gov. Christie. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. More information can be found here.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, beaches look safe for swimming
Volunteer divers from Divers Two in Avon-by-the-Sea came to Brick Wednesday to search the oceanfront area for debris left over from Superstorm Sandy. But hours into their search, nothing had been found. Dives will continue throughout the summer season all along the Jersey Shore as a precaution, officials said. Recently, volunteer divers affiliated with the Point Pleasant First Aid and Emergency Squad, serving Point Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking, dove off the shore of Point Pleasant Beach and did not find any significant debris or problems.
Checkpoints set up throughout Ocean County all weekend
Drivers getting stopped at DWI checkpoints this weekend will also be checked for being under the influence of drugs, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's office. With the start of the busy summer travel season looming, Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the continuation of the annual countywide DWI checkpoint program. The program, which supplements local DWI enforcement, consists of staging numerous checkpoints throughout the county. "Most significant for the program this year, is the addition of two drug recognition experts at each checkpoint to detect those under the influence of narcotics," says a prepared statement from the prosecutor's office. Coronato, quoted in the statement, reminds drivers that "an extra measure…
In addition to extra trains and buses, two children can ride free with each fare-paying adult.
NJ Transit will be offering extra trains and buses to patrons leaving work early Friday for Memorial Day weekend, according to a press release Monday. Extra outbound trains will operate on the North Jersey Coast line, which extends into Point Pleasant Beach and ends at Bay Head; the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley, Morris and Essex and Port Jervis lines, starting around 1 p.m. Additional buses will also be operating from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on over three dozen bus routes starting around noon, according to NJ Transit. On Memorial Day, trains will operated on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, according to NJ Transit. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule, Newark Light Rail will operate …
Joseph Frystock, 56, and Mattew Frystock, 26, have been accused of stealing goods worth more than $500 for Shop Rite
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Two Brick men have been indicted for stealing from Shop Rite, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Joseph Frystock, 56, and Mattew Frystock, 26, have been accused of stealing goods worth more than $500 for Shop Rite, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. No information on bail was available.
With just two days until Memorial Day Weekend, we check in on the beaches and some of our other favorite spots.
After Superstorm Sandy struck in the fall and wintry temperatures continued through the spring, summer is almost here. Here's our summer countdown and update on the beaches, boardwalk and businesses preparing for another season. Check out the images in the photo gallery above to see the beaches as they look today. SUMMER COUNTDOWN (from The Star-Ledger) Just 2 days until the start of Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 25. Video: The party begins, but suffering continues in post Sandy Point Pleasant Beach Driving us crazy: High airfares will spike Memorial Day traffic at N.J. beaches and beyond Gov. Christie on reopening of Belmar's boardwalk: 'We're back!' Poll: What's your favorite holiday down the Jersey Shore? Shore Roundup: Ledger …
Add your own reports to this map of Manasquan, Belmar area
This map of the Manasquan, Belmar area shows where some users have reported issues such as potholes, graffiti, blight, traffic issues and more. We've embedded the map here, and you can add more using the map tools. Check it out and see if someone else has spotted your least favorite pothole in town, or if there's a speed trap you never knew about.
Program for teens begins in July
Applications are currently being accepted for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Youth Week program. The 21st annual program, open to high school-aged students, aims to give participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The free program is scheduled to be held July 8 to 12. The deadline for application is June 7. “Recruits” report daily by 7:45 a.m., with the day ending at 4 p.m.. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill, physical training and ceremonies. Sheriff Youth Week concludes with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday with parents and friends encouraged to …
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
More than six months after Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore region, the beaches will be open for Memorial Day Weekend and the summer. While certain access points and facilities might be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration, for the most part, the beaches will be operational. The only beach that remains off limits to the public is Mantoloking. The borough was home to a breach that split Ocean County's northern barrier island in half and was one of the hardest hit communities in New Jersey during the storm. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious …