Saturday, April 20, 2013
Insurance Dept. will be at firehouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To continue assisting New Jerseyans who have suffered property loss as a result of Superstorm Sandy, the state Department of Banking and Insurance will host a mobile office in Bay Head from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to handle consumers’ questions, take complaints, and assist them in filing insurance claims related to damages caused by the storm. Staff will also respond to concerns about banking and mortgage issues related to insurance claims, as well as answer general questions. The Department will send members of its senior staff along with consumer representatives to the firehouse. There will also be a representative from the governor’s office at each site. In order to expedite matters, residents should bring their insurance policy, any…
Friday, March 22, 2013
NJ Natural Gas offering higher rebates to Sandy-flooded residents
It was bad enough that Superstorm Sandy flooded Jim Reilly's Point Borough home, forcing him and his wife to live elsewhere. But then came FEMA's flood maps, putting his house in the flood zone with the toughest building restrictions, with pressure on the towns and the state to accept them. "It's blackmail," Reilly said, outside a FEMA meeting at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School in Point Borough on Wednesday night. "I'm appalled that the town and the state adopted the flood maps and it's because they were being blackmailed by FEMA, because FEMA said, 'Adopt this or we won't give you money.' And you can quote me on that!" Reilly, who lives on Center Street in Sunshine Harbor, had been in an "A5 zone," but is now in a "V10 zone," …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Visit or call if dissatisfied with your private homeowners insurance company
Those with homes damaged or flooded by Sandy who are finding their private homeowners insurance or flood insuranc carriers are not cooperating can visit state insurance department officials today in Manasquan or call them. "To continue assisting New Jerseyans who have suffered property loss as a result of Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration will host a mobile office at the municipal building in Manasquan on Tuesday, March 19, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to handle consumers’ questions and assist them in filing insurance claims related to damages caused by the storm," says a prepared statement from the state Department of Banking and Insurance. "The Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) senior staff and consumer …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Other business owners and residents also ask for help
Renee Typaldos thought sleeping on a mattress on the floor of her Sandy-ravaged restaurant, losing electricity, heat and all the food, and becoming ill from breathing in gas leaking from Sandy-ripped lines all over Bay Head would be enough to get some help from FEMA. She was wrong. A FEMA inspector visited her and Harry Typaldos, co-owners of the Historic Grenville Hotel and Restaurant, shortly after Sandy barreled through Bay Head, flooding the hotel's basement and shorting out the electrical and heating systems. Renee Typaldos was sleeping during those nights on a mattress in front of a fireplace in the main dining room of the restaurant. "That was the only way I could stay warm," she said. "The man from FEMA looked at the fireplace …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The group hopes a new space will accommodate its large numbers
After its last meeting was shut down by Toms River police due to overcrowding, the grassroots organization Stop FEMA Now has found a new meeting place in a location organizers hope can accommodate the group's growing numbers. The next Stop FEMA Now meeting is planned for Sat., March 9, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silverton First Aid Squad at 86 Main St. in Toms River. The venue, which is significantly larger than the group's previous meeting location, a sub shop in a strip mall, should be large enough to handle the anticipated crowd of more than 100 people. The group has had to search for a new location after being overwhelmed at its meeting last Saturday. After receiving 20 RSVPs from area residents saying they would attend, the Belly …
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, June 1, 2012
Tell us your local favorites so we can include them in our Readers’ Choice 2012 poll.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Where can you find the best dentist in Point Borough or Point Beach? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else in the knows to nominate the best local dentists. We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites. All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included. We may not be able to add all businesses to our poll and we want to make sure our readers' favorites make the cut. Thanks in advance for your …