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Seaside Heights prohibits swimming at its beaches Thursday
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The beaches in town will be free Thursday, but bathers will not be allowed to enter the ocean due to negative water quality tests, Mayor Anthony Vaz announced on Wednesday night.
Barnegat cops hunt 'Osiris' tagger
Police found the "Osiris" tag on a Garden State Parkway overpass and other parts of town, according to a post on the department's Facebook page."These acts have occurred over the last few weeks," according to the post.Osiris is also the name of a California-based shoe company.Police asked anyone wit
WATCH: Sand tiger shark released at Beach Haven
In a video the group posted,which can be seen above,the shark was released in under a minute. The fishermen had to walk the shark out passed a rolling surf before the toothy creature started to swim on its own.
Toms River Man Charged by FBI Aftering Offering Child Pornography of His Daughter
David Nelson, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with distribution of child pornography.
Lakewood fire that displaced 37 intentionally set: Prosecutor
LAKEWOOD - An Aug. 2 fire that ripped through a Lexington Avenue rooming house, displacing dozens of residents, was set intentionally, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday.
Toms River 'zombie' properties: Is your property on the list?
The township's first list of zombie properties contains 273 abandoned structures, according to Craig Ambrosio, the township's director of Parks, Buildings and Grounds.
Flood Hell in Brick Senior Community: 104 Still Displaced, Dam Busted, Roads Closed
More than 100 residents of the Greenbriar I adult community in Brick remained out of their homes Tuesday, following an 8-inch torrent of rain that burst open a dam, partially collapsed a culvert over a roadway and backed up sewers.
Verdict at Ship Bottom Waterfront Park and Thunder Thursday at the Shell Lead Thursday's Entertainment in Stafford and on Long Beach Island
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ship Bottom Summer Thursday Evening Concert takes place on Thursday night at the Waterfront Park located at Tenth Street and Shore Avenue at the “Bayfront” in Ship Bottom. Verdict, a Reggae band is the featured band.All are invited to bring the entire family for an evening o
Barnegat Fine-Tuning Proposed Nuisance Ordinance - The SandPaper
Property owners could be paying hundreds of dollars in fines if their properties are declared to be a nuisance, according to an ordinance proposed by the Barnegat Township Committee. Officials postponed adopting the “Excessive Consumption of Municipal Services” ordinance at the Aug. 7 meeting, as th
No evidence new parkway exit caused flood in Brick, freeholder says
Kelly, who serves as liaison to the county engineering department, addressed the matter during his public remarks at a regular meeting of the Board of Freeholders on Wednesday evening.
Ordinance Would Keep Kids From Congregating on the Beach After 9 p.m. in Beach Haven - The SandPaper
Councilman Donald Kakstis disagreed with the ordinance, calling it “overkill.” He moved to have it tabled and got Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis to second his motion, but White and council members Charles Maschal and Tom Lynch voted against that move, so the ordinance stood and was introduced by the same
‘Racist’ employee fired after kicking black girls out of gift shop
Toby Wolf, a spokesman for Jenkinson’s, said in a statement that the incident “does not reflect the core values of the boardwalk,”according to the Asbury Park Press.
On a Rainy Saturday, Beer Fest Brings Hoppyness to Manahawkin - The SandPaper
Brewery buffs braved the rain last Saturday, Aug. 11, for the annual Manahopkin Beer and Music Fest at Manahawkin Lake Park. Despite thunderstorms in the early afternoon, ominous clouds and what seemed to be an unrelenting drizzle, community members soldiered on in their slickers, determined to get
Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop employee fired after kicking black girls out of shop
A woman at the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop told a group of black teenagers they were not welcome, Paterson resident Attiyya Barrett said.Shannon Mullen and Erik Larsen and Mike Davis, Asbury Park Press
Barnegat Ordinance Would Change Work Eligibility for Officials Leaving Office - The SandPaper
Committeeman Albert Bille said the ordinance grew out of criticism made when Martin Lisella resigned his post as committeeman to become township administrator in 2015. Then this past January, Susan McCabe resigned her committee post and was awarded a contract to serve as Barnegat’s labor counsel, hu
105 Homes Still Evacuated As Brick Flooding Cleanup Starts
BRICK, NJ — As water levels start to recede, Brick Township police say 105 homes are still affected by the flooding that forced evacuations in the Greenbriar I senior community.
Parking Lot Becomes Water Ski Course During Brick Flood (Video)
BRICK, NJ — The flooding that caused significant problems for many residents in Brick on Monday also created an opportunity for fun for one group of Brick residents.The flooding from the North Branch of the Metedeconk River and the Beaver Dam Creek put several inches of water in the parking lot at t
Toms River cancer cluster: Will environmental rollbacks bring back 'toxic' towns?
And she remembers the horrible illnesses, the mysterious maladies touching so many families, including her own, in homes seemingly grouped or linked together — in loose clusters of heartache, recriminations and uncertainty. She has attended the funerals of more than 150 children who succumbed to can
7.83 Inches Of Rain, 100 Evacuations In Brick
Lanes Mill Road remained closed from Burnt Tavern Road to Herbertsville Road as of 5 p.m., police said, and astate of emergencydeclared by Police Chief James Riccio remained in effect, telling drivers to stay off the roads due to the flooding and predictions of further rain Monday evening.
Overturned Vehicle On Parkway In Toms River: Sheriff
TOMS RIVER, NJ — There is an accident with n overturned vehicle in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near the Toms River toll plaza, authorities said Monday morning.