Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Missing deadline means missing free pick-up
The Point Borough Public Works Department is reminding residents they have to call by Friday to get their Sandy-related debris hauled away for free. "Sandy-related debris" means any household debris flooded or damaged in the storm or any debris from clean-up or construction. Call public works at (732) 892-1287 to make an appointment for pick-up.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Residents north of Lavallette can bring one car per household between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. this weekend, but access will depend upon where the home is located.
Entry to parts of the township north of Lavallette will enter another phase this weekend when residents can visit sections of the storm-ravaged peninsula in their own cars between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to the Toms River Township's Website. This gives residents an opportunity for more extensive remediation and preparing their homes for winter. Large moving vans will not be allowed entry. On Saturday, Nov. 17, residents from the following sections will be able to visit: Shore Way (Lavallette Border) North to Strickland Blvd.; Ocean Beach Units 1, 2, and 3; Ocean Beach Shores; Seacrest Beach; Sunset Manor Shores; Monterey Beach; and Ocean Beach Peninsula (Bayside). On Sunday, Nov. 18, residents of the following sections will be able …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Work includes widening shoulders from mile markers 83 to 99
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Board of Commissioners has approved construction contracts worth $330.3 million for a project that will restore full-width shoulders and make other safety improvements of a 16-mile stretch roadway in Ocean and Monmouth counties. The project will start at mile marker 83.5 in Toms River and will run to mile marker 99.5. Construction will begin this fall and is scheduled to be completed in 2014. “There is no better use for our capital dollars than projects like this one that make our roads safer,” Transportation Commissioner James Simpson said in a prepared statement. “When the project is complete, a section of the Parkway with narrow shoulders, narrow travel lanes and a history of accidents will be built …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Growing enrollment, OCC-Kean partnership sparking need for new access driveway, student center
In two separate ordinances on Wednesday, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders approved $18.5 million in spending for improvements to the campus at Ocean County College. Thanks to state funding and money from the college itself, the measures are expected to cost the county $11 million of that total, however, Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett said. The improvements are the result of the college’s partnership with Kean University that allows students to start at OCC and wind up with a bachelor’s degree from Kean. “This is going to be a major development for our community,” Freeholder Director Gerry Little said. “It will offer students an affordable baccalaureate degree for under $25,000 total.” One ordinance, for $8.5 million, will…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Construction of stairs to beach may temporarily limit some access points
A little patience will go a long way this summer if you plan to beach it in Bay Head. Superstorm Sandy not only wiped out the wooden stairs and platforms from the street ends to the beach, but it also badly damaged the building where badges are sold. Plans are in the works for full restoration but, meanwhile, as construction progresses, there may be days where there is not full access to every beach access point. But the beach will be open on June 15, the typical starting date, beach badge prices are the same as last year and there will be lifeguards, as usual, according to Tom Gage, president, Bay Head Improvement Association. Prices are: $70 for the season, $45 for half season and $7 for the day for those 12 and older. Those younger than…