Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Point Beach is 1 of 5 NJ schools competing for nation's best high school mascot.
Are you a Garnet Gull fan who would love to see the mascot and Point Pleasant Beach High School win a national contest? Then you better move fast because voting in the statewide round of a USA Today contest ends at 3 p.m. March 5. The Garnet Gull, the mascot for Point Beach High School, is one of five high school mascots in N.J., and one of 255 schools across the U.S., competing for the title of "Best High School Mascot" in a national contest. There are five high schools from each state and the District of Columbia up for the title of "Best High School Mascot" in a USA Today contest that began Monday. Anyone at least 13 years of age is eligible to vote as many times they like. Click here to vote for the Garnet Gull. First comes the state…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Both parties also approve of governor's level of support for those more affected by Sandy.
Republicans will be mostly likely to benefit from a down voter turnout Tuesday in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, New Jersey political insiders believe. According to a Patch poll of state elected officials and party insiders, 15 of 22 Republican respondents believe voter turnout will be down slightly from where it would have been otherwise. Of 27 Democratic respondents, 26 expect there will be either a slight or sharp decline in turnout. "The areas likely to remain without power by Tuesday are predominantly smaller, suburban and rural communities that are typically Republican bases," one Republican respondent said. "Power restoration to urban areas, with higher Democratic concentration, seems to have been prioritized," the respondent …
Bay Head not voting in Point Borough municipal building
Despite information released by Point Borough over the weekend, Bay Head registered voters will actually vote in their own fire house on Bridge Avenue, Point Borough Administrator David Maffei said on Monday morning. "The polling location for residents of Bay Head Borough is now at the Bay Head Fire House," Maffei said. "It was moved out of our Borough Hall early this morning. "All I know about the Bay Head change is that the (Ocean) County warehouse truck came here early this morning to take the machines to the Bay Head Fire House," Maffei wrote in an email. A few Bay Head residents began noticing over the weekend that the Bay Head municipal website said voting would be at the fire house in Bay Head, even as Point Borough's Facebook page…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Point Boro's Bay Head Shores and Point Beach also voting in Point Boro's municipal building
All registered voters in Bay Head and Mantoloking, along with all Point Beach voters, will have to go to Borough Hall on Bridge Avenue in Point Borough to vote on Nov. 6. The information about Bay Head Shores, which is part of Point Borough, Bay Head and Mantoloking, along with Point Beach, is posted on Point Borough's Facebook page. The Point Beach information is also posted on the municipal website's home page and was also communicated to residents by Reverse 911 calls on Saturday. Borough Hall may get crowded and voters are asked "to plan accordingly," says the Borough's Facebook page. The Bay Head Shores section and the Borough's Sunshine Harbor section, were heavily flooded, according to Borough Administrator David Maffei. He said …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A New Jersey governor's office directive issued Thursday makes it easier for voters to cast last-minute ballots this year.
In an effort to accommodate NJ voters affected by Hurricane Sandy, the governor's office issued a directive Thursday evening easing voting restrictions and ordering election offices to remain open through the weekend. Per Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's directive, the state has extended the deadline for mail-in ballot applications -- normally due no later than one week before election day -- to close of business Friday, to make voting more accessible. Additionally, the state has ordered that county clerks and all election offices remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 2 until Monday, Nov. 5 to accommodate early in-person voting. By law, voters may apply for and submit in person a mail-in ballot at their county clerk's office …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Event will be at Woman's Club at 7 p.m.
The Candidates Forum for the Point Beach Borough Council will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woman's Club, 513 St. Louis Avenue, Point Beach. Independent candidate Tom Davis, Republican candidates Andy Cortes and Stephen Reid, and Democratic candidates Sharon Cadalzo and Barry Moffett will be participating in the forum. They are running for two, three-year seats. The evening is sponsored by the Woman's Club and will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Ocean County. Mary Ellen Luthy, Woman's Club president, will welcome the community, Gail Marsh Saxer of the League will serve as moderator for the forum. Lois Jacobson, League vice president and timekeeper for the evening, and Lynn Wiss, Education Chair of the Woman's Club, …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In November, two Republicans will face two Democrats
The primaries today for two Point Borough Council seats are uncontested, but there will be a contest in November. Republicans Antoinette "Toni" DePaola and William T. Borowsky are running uncontested, while Salvatore Martino and James McClure are running uncontested in the Democratic primary. Of the four, DePaola is the lone incumbent. Incumbent Republican councilman Mitch Remig decided not to run for re-election, saying he wants to concentrate his time and effort on work and studies. Based on the sample ballot mailed to all Point Borough registered voters, it appears the only real choices today are for races in higher levels of government for Republicans or for Independents voting in the Republican primary. Those choices are whether to re…
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 nail salon in Point Pleasant Borough or Point Pleasant Beach? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows nail salons to nominate the best spots in or near town. 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 now. 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 …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Lorton's Bay Avenue Deli comes in second
US Subs on Route 88, on the eastern end of Point Borough, is the Readers' Choice winner in Point Borough or Point Beach. US Subs won with 145 votes or 43 percent of the total of 331 votes cast. Lorton's Bay Avenue Deli, on Bay Avenue, just off Bridge Avenue, came in second with 80 votes or 24 percent of the total votes (for complete results, please see poll box). Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Official rules for the Readers' Choice Poll are attached to this story.