Friday, May 24, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon — a Guinness World Record at over five miles long — to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Boardwalk area from the Sawmill to Spicey's is reopened to the public.
A cool breeze that kept air temperatures in the low 60s weren't much of a deterrent to the dozens of visitors that stopped by the partially-reopened Seaside Heights boardwalk on Saturday - for what many described as their first glimpse of the rebuild since Sandy. Although the ocean side of the beach remained roped off - and will stay that way for a few more weeks - the boardwalk from the Seaside Park end of the boardwalk near the Sawmill to the area just in front of Spicey Cantina has been reopened to visitors. Many games have been reopened - with the familiar sounds of barkers yelling "win a prize here!" down the boards - and those game stands that haven't yet reopened were under construction Saturday afternoon. Most of the dining …
Monday, April 8, 2013
More than half of the boardwalk reconstruction project is complete in Seaside Heights.
Boardwalk reconstruction is well underway in Seaside Heights. With a deadline of May 10 to finish, crews have been working steadily to add boards to previously installed pilings along the 15-block stretch of planned boardwalk. The resort town has always eyed Memorial Day as its reopening date, though it appears as though it will beat that prediction. Town officials have yet to schedule a reopening of Seaside Heights' beaches. Debris is still scattered throughout and will require additional, and thorough, beach cleanups before it's ready to go.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Contract awarded to Sidd and Associates for $3.6 million.
Seaside Heights awarded a $3.6 million bid Wednesday night for the reconstruction of its devastated boardwalk. And as terms of the deal, the borough is setting what it believes is a realistic deadline of May 10 to have it complete. The Borough Council accepted the proposal of Millstone-based Sidd and Associates to rebuild the entire length of the boardwalk destroyed when Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey at the end of October. The reconstruction of the boardwalk is the first of two planned phases, the second a more encompassing effort involving the rebuilding of ramps, repairs to buildings, and other miscellaneous improvements, officials hope will get the shore resort back on its feet and ready for tourists before the upcoming …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A look at amusements and rides in Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach.
The rides at Seaside Heights boardwalk and pier and at Jenkinson's on Point Pleasant Beach are a staple for tourists and locals. But how much does one ride cost patrons? The difference between the Wally Gater children's coaster and the adult thrill rides isn't just the height requirement to ride them. There's a big dollar difference, too. Here's a rundown of what's new this year at the area's amusement piers, and also the cost to ride some of those attractions. Walking through Funtown Pier, located at 1930 Boardwalk in Seaside Park, the Skycoaster is pulling riders in the area only to release them through the air over the waters. The Slingshot is throwing people into the air and the Ferris Wheel is filled. The Skycoaster costs $20 for a …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Police Chief Thomas J. Boyd ordered boardwalk shut down around 1 a.m.
All seemed well early Monday night when Seaside Heights Chief of Detectives Steven Korman and his family watched the fireworks display, then hit the boardwalk. "It was calm," Korman said. "We just walked on the boardwalk, got ice cream. I had my mother-in-law in a wheelchair with us." The Korman family left between 10 p.m. and 10:30, he said. But things changed on the boardwalk not long after. Large crowds began to gather. Fights broke out in various areas of the boardwalk. Police had to use mace in some instances, Korman said. "I don't know what happened," said Korman, who could not recall a time when the boardwalk was shut down completely. "It obviously isn't a normal thing. I don't know what went wrong." The disturbances continued to …
Boardwalk closed early this morning, dispatcher says
Seaside Heights police called for help to quell fights and large crowds on the boardwalk early this morning. "We closed it," a dispatcher said. "It's down for the night. There's way too many people on the boardwalk." Reports of crowds and fights in the Dupont Avenue area began surfacing shortly after 1 a.m. Police were reportedly using mace to control the crowds. The Toms River and Lavallette police departments also responded. Come back to Patch later today for more information on this developing story.