Saturday, May 25, 2013
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS: Let us know if you're seeing what has become the weekly exodus to and from the beach.
It's the first weekend at the Jersey Shore and we've got live traffic updates for you to plan your trip accordingly. Memorial Day weekend is expected to be fabulous. Enjoy! What are you seeing? Send us your photos and let us know in the comments.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Get updates on your computer and mobile devices
Whether you are heading to the shore this weekend, heading out of town or just driving Route 35, traffic figures to be an issue with Memorial Day weekend. No matter where your destination is Patch can help you get there as quickly as possible while also helping you find the best deals for gas. Just go to our commute page for all the latest traffic updates and the cheapest gas prices around. The map above also provides live traffic conditions in the area. You can also zoom in and out or search a specific area. If you are already on the road and wondering what the cause of the traffic is check out our mobile site and it will help locate you and give you the latest information possible. Traffic figures to be worse than usual this weekend …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Years of youtube videos show amiable surfing conditions
Surfing is a year-round activity near Manasquan, as surfers brave both wintery waves and summer crowds to ride the crests. But with Memorial Day approaching, we thought it a good time to celebrate surfing the Manasquan oceanfront. We've compiled this gallery of YouTube videos of surfers throughout the years. If it doesn't inspire you to grab your board, we don't know what will.
Less than one week until major tourist season
Friday, May 17, 2013
Gee Gee's torn down, while Borough Beach Headquarters going up next door
Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged large portions of Manasquan's beachfront, and this week one of the most well-known businesses fell to the wrecking crew. Gee Gee's most damaged portion, its south side, was demolished this week. The northside is being prepared to reopen, selling pizza and other boardwalk food in time for the 2013 season. But the landmark business became a casualty to Hurricane Sandy and was torn into a pile of rubble this week. However, the signs of destruction that is Gee Gee's is being flanked by rebuilding to its north and south. While the building is renovating on the north side, the borough of Manasquan is rebuilding its beach headquarters directly to the south. The beach headquarters is quickly taking shape, with …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Borough struggles against tourist assumption
While Manasquan works hard to rebuild its beachfront, it's downtown remains virtually unscathed -- a message Borough Administrator Joe DeIorio says needs repeating. "We need to get the message out that we are open," he said. As the borough resurfaces its asphalt beach walkway, sifts beach sands and secures damaged beachfront, stores along such places as Broad Street are its own destination that reopened as the power went back on after Hurricane Sandy. But that area struggles against assumptions that the whole borough is closed from the storm, DeIorio said. "Tell everyone: that is not the case," he said. The perception problem needs to be overcome to bring tourism back to both the downtown and the beachfront, he said. The borough plans to …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Schedule for live music, special events and more
Whether you are looking for Ladies Night, karaoke, live bands or beat-dropping djs, here's a calendar to guide you. The calendar lists what's up at the bars, pubs, night clubs and dance halls of Manasquan, Belmar and the surrounding area. For details on any event in the calendar, click on the event to find out cover charges, times and addresses. Know an event we missed? Feel free to add it to the calendar or shoot us an email at email@example.com
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Seven houses near oceanfront remain exposed with heavy damage after Hurricane Sandy, and the borough contacted homeowners to secure the property
Manasquan's message to seven homeowners who've yet to secure their heavily damaged properties: act soon or have the borough secure it for you and send you a bill. Seven homes around the Manasquan oceanfront which saw walls and roofs collapse —their damaged interiors still flapping in the wind — have yet to secure the property since Hurricane Sandy. But the borough will require action from homeowners, on grounds these homes are so open and unsafe that they could cause someone harm. With the beachfront to open in less than a month and the tourist season behind it, there is concern that someone could wander near the heavily damaged and partially collapsed houses and be hurt, Borough Administrator Joe DeIorio said. While other properties have …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Visitation and funeral service on Wednesday
Melvin S. Burdge, 96 of Manasquan passed away Sunday April 21 at Ocean Medical Center with his wife by his side. Melvin was born and raised in Freehold and had moved to Manasquan in 1949. Melvin was a licensed funeral director for 46 years working for Floyd T. Brown Funeral Home, Robert C. Neary Funeral Home and Neary-Quinn Funeral Home before his retirement in 1995. Melvin was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served from 1941 – 1945 in the 11th Air Force in Alaska, Elmendorf Field Anchorage Alaska as adjutant of the Alaska Air Depot, and the Western Aleutian Islands. Melvin was a captain at the time of his discharge. He a member of the Wall United Methodist Church, Spring Lake Heights, a former member of the Wall Lodge #73 F&…