Saturday, February 16, 2013
Find out what you may have missed from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Saturday, February 16
Brick- Officials in Brick Township and Mantoloking Borough are both hoping their residents sign easements allowing for an Army Corps of Engineers dune project that will shore up the oceanfront and, hopefully, prevent breaches like the one that occurred near the Mantoloking Bridge during Superstorm Sandy. That breach, which led to a 20 foot-deep inlet forming between the ocean and the base of the county-owned bridge across Barnegat Bay, is largely blamed for the resulting floods in mainland neighborhoods such as Shore Acres and Baywood in Brick Township. Read more on Brick Patch. Berkeley- Berkeley officials will travel to Trenton on Wednesday, to protest the new FEMA advisory base elevations Township Council President James J. Byrnes …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Check out the news you may have missed this week from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Saturday, February 2
Avon — Longtime Avon restaurateur Rob Fishman, owner of the Avon Pavilion, went to Borough Hall on Monday to show officials new blueprints for rebuilding the boardwalk mainstay. He left without a restaurant. Read more on Wall Patch Rumson — In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, those living along the Shrewsbury River in the hard-hit West Park section of Rumson rallied to sift through soggy debris, dry out their homes and rebuild. Three months after Sandy struck on Oct. 29, while there are still remnants of the storm peppering West Park, there are also many signs of completed rebuilding and in-process elevations. Things are literally "looking up" in some spots. Read more on Rumson-Fair Haven Patch. Ocean County — Ocean County will not …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Find out what you may have missed this week from our neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Saturday, January 19
Bradley Beach — With the whir of front loaders and bulldozers pushing sand on the beachfront behind him, Gov. Chris Christie pointed to rebuilding an aggressive dune system as perhaps the most important step in restoring and safeguarding tourism, property and residents' lives along the Jersey Shore. Read more on Manasquan-Belmar Patch. Brick — Becky Grodzki and Matthew Budreck, both of Brick, had planned their June wedding at the waterfront Martell's Waters Edge venue, in Bayville. But when Sandy blew in, portions of the couple's venue were reduced to rubble, and they were told the venue probably wouldn't be ready in time for their wedding. Grodzki and Budreck captured the most votes overall in the Jersey Shore Strong Wedding Package Give…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
News from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean counties
Saturday, January 12
Belmar — Gov. Chris Christie and a host of elected officials stood amid a still recovering Ocean Avenue in Belmar Wednesday to kick off the rebuilding of the borough’s boardwalk 73 days after Hurricane Sandy. Flanked by Mayor Matthew Doherty and U.S. Reps. Chris Smith and Frank Pallone, Christie gave a decidedly upbeat speech to a crowd of more than 200 assembled in front of a massive pile driver as construction on the $6.6 million boardwalk commenced. Read more on Manasquan-Belmar Patch. Toms River — In the center of the complex student athletes mill about, waiting as they do between the lengthy delays typical to track and field meets. They’re unaware, as they should be, of one particular seam in the corner of the Toms River facility …
Monday, January 7, 2013
FEMA's latest 'Sandy Recovery Bulletin' includes links to information on a new base flood elevation map and what it means to flood insurance policy holders.
Monday, January 7
NEW ADVISORY BASE FLOOD ELEVATION MAPS AVAILABLE The state of New Jersey and FEMA have released Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps for 10 coastal counties: Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex and Union. To access the new maps, visit www.Region2coastal.com and click on the Hurricane Sandy tab. The page referenced above includes the following direct links: IMPORTANT DEADLINES EXTENDED FEMA Registration - Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey have until Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. FEMA encourages anyone who suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy from Oct. 26 to Nov. 8, 2012, to apply for assistance before the deadline. SBA Physical Damage Loan …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Foundation awards six grants to organizations in Sandy-battered communities
OceanFirst Foundation’s Relief and Recovery Grant Program is awarding six new grants totaling $93,000 to organizations in Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River and Monmouth County. The recipients are: Ocean Fire Co. #1, Point Pleasant Beach; Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, Toms River; Children’s Home Society, Toms River; Homes for All, Toms River; O.C.E.A.N., Inc., Toms River and United Way of Monmouth County, Farmingdale. "The foundation's grant program assists the efforts of nonprofit organizations in the New Jersey shore market area that are helping local families and individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy," says a prepared statement issued by the foundation. The amount awarded to each of the organizations and details about their …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at stories you may have missed from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
For those looking for updated information of the mass shooting in a Newtown, CT elementary school, please visit our Newtown Patch. Our editors in CT are working tirelessly to keep the nation updated. Seaside Park- Courtney Chibarro was luckier than many after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore on Oct. 29. Her family home on Roberts Avenue and the dunes in South Seaside Park were high enough to keep flood waters at bay. On Thanksgiving Day, when the chaos of evacuation had passed, she took a little time to reflect on how the storm had affected her friends and neighbors on the barrier island and the mainland. And she wanted to do something to thank the first responders and volunteers who are still helping out. Read more on …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Belmar man's indictment comes less than two weeks after another former executive of Birdsall Services Group pleaded guilty
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A former executive of Birdsall Services Group, a Monmouth-based engineering firm, was indicted today, less than two weeks after another executive pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to avoid the state's pay-to-play regulations. Thomas Rospos, 60, of Belmar was indicted after being accused of disguising illegal corporate political contributions as personal contributions by employees of the firm, according to a release from the Attorney General's Office. “Mr. Rospos allegedly conspired with others at Birdsall Services Group to circumvent New Jersey’s pay-to-play law through a fraudulent scheme in which extra bonuses were paid to employees to reimburse them for making unreported political contributions,” said Attorney General Jeffrey …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Others have had no power at all for 10 days
Gov. Christie told a gathering on Long Beach Island on Wednesday that the coming Nor'easter and anticipated snowfall would likely cause "a setback" in the work underway for full power restoration. Boy, he wasn't kidding. JCP&L, on its website, is acknowledging that the nor'easter has created new outages, often for customers who were hit with outages in the height of Sandy's destructive path, had power restored and are now in the cold darkness yet again. "Late Wednesday, heavy, wet snow and high winds from the nor'easter resulted in approximately 120,000 additional power outages in the Jersey Central Power & Light service territory," says the JCP&L website. The company serves 13 counties in New Jersey, including Monmouth and Ocean. There …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Still 74,012 in the dark in Ocean and Monmouth counties
There are currently 28,176 JCP&L customers without power in Ocean County and 45,836 without power in Monmouth County, according to an update on the JCP&L website. Those numbers change constantly as crews continue to work on outages throughout the region. However, the nor'easter starting to move into the area may cause new outages as well as coastal flooding, according to the National Weather Service. JCP&L, in a prepared statement, says: "Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored power to more than 900,000 of the 1.2 million JCP&L customers affected by Hurricane Sandy, marking five consecutive days where crews have restored at least 100,000 customers per day. While restoration continues, JCP&L is preparing for a Nor'easter that is …