The Borough of Belmar has a Republican mayor and a majority Republican Council for the first time since the town’s residents voted in the current form of government in 1990.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County | Tags: Belmar, Belmar Republicans, Jim McCracken, Mark Walsifer, Monmouth County News, Patricia Wann, Tom Carvelli | 4 Comments »
Only the L Street Beach on the Shark River is closed due to high levels of bacteria found during testing by the Monmouth County Health Department.
“Some media outlets have erroneously reported that all Belmar beaches are closed due to water sample results exceeding state standards for bacteria,” Impreveduto said in an announcement on his facebook page. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 1st, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar Beaches, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Impreveduto: Belmar Beaches Are Open
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been promoted to the top position at the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, just two weeks after he secured the second in command position at the Atlantic City agency, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic City, Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Atlantic City, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, CDRA, John Curley, John P. Curley, Matt Doherty, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty announced that he turned down Governor Phil Murphy’s offer to be the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission at the Borough’s Council meeting on Tuesday night.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission, New Jersey, NJ MVC | 2 Comments »
Governor Murphy has not yet nominated Doherty for the position, which requires the advice and consent of the Senate, according to the Legislature’s website.
Doherty is in the final year of his second term as mayor of the borough.Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ MVC | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Dirty Doherty, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission, MVC, NJ MVC | 1 Comment »
The death of an adversary does not end the battle in Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty’s demented mind. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, Carmine DeSanctis, Joy DeSanctis, Joy DeSanctis Memorial, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
BELMAR, NJ — On a day that should have been a time of celebration at Belmar Elementary School is a time of grief as the school mourns the drowning of one 13-year-old student and prays for the 12-year-old student who is clinging to life.
Today, June 16, marks the final day of the school year for Belmar Elementary School — less than 15 hours after two unidentified students, who were cousins, were pulled from the surf at the Ninth Avenue beach along Ocean Avenue. While attempts to save one of the girls were unsuccessful, the other girl is in critical condition on life-support at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
What makes the situation even more heart-wrenching is that the tragic scene began to unfold at about 6:30 p.m. on June 15 — the same time 55 eighth-graders were participating in their graduation ceremony at Belmar Elementary School, unaware of the massive emergency scene just six blocks away.admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, Belmar beach drowning, Belmar Elementary School, Monmouth County News, Ninth Ave Beach | Comments Off on Belmar Elementary School Grieves Over Death of Drowning Victim, As Other Student Clings to Life
TRENTON – Several popular Jersey Shore bars including D’Jais in Belmar are seeking a permanent extension to seasonal liquor licenses granted temporarily after Hurricane Sandy that allowed them to open earlier in the year. The bill pending in the Legislature would allow the holders of the nine coveted seasonal licenses to open in time for St.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 5th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblyman Dave Rible, Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, D'Jais Belmar, Monmouth County News, Seasonal Liquor Licenses | 1 Comment »
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been accused of fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract and breach of covenant in suit filed against Doherty personally and the Borough of Belmar by the landlord of Salt, the Harmon Brothers’ establishment whose liquor license transfer was denied by the Borough last Spring.
The suit filed by William Wolf of Bathgate, Wegener and Wolf on behalf a Loko Co, LLC, a development company owned by Gregory Kapalko, alleges that Doherty urged Kapalko to suspend the permitting applications with the NJ DEP for the construction of the waterfront property that Loko has an agreement with the Borough to redevelop and instead enter into a Joint Venture with Ollie Klein, the owner of Klein’s Fish Market, and Stephen and Mark Coleman, Florida based real estate investors. Doherty promised that the Borough would extend the schedule of the Redevelopment Agreement if Klein and the Colemans were involved in the project, according to the suit. Loko complied with Doherty’s suggestion and he reneged on the deal to extend the Redevelopment Agreement.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblyman Eric Hougtaling, Bathgate Wegener and Wolf, Belmar, Dirty Doherty, Fraud, Gregory Kapalko, Harmon Brothers, Lawless Matt Doherty, Loko, Loko Co LLC, Matt Doherty, Matthew Harmon, Monmouth County News, Salt, Salt Waterfront Belmar, Tim Harmon, William Wolf | Comments Off on Doherty Sued For Fraud
In 2014, Doherty wrote a letter endorsing the work of Foward New Jersey, a coalition of unions and other special interest groups who will collect the $2 million per mile construction costs that the $.23 per gallon gas tax will fund. Forward New Jersey has been lobbying for the gas tax increase for almost two years and is waging a social media campaign to counter the grass-roots opposition to the tax increase as you are reading this article. Doherty’s letter can be found here.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Gas Tax, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: AshBritt, Belmar, Dirty Doherty, Forward New Jersey, ForwardNewJersey, Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, Lawless Matt Doherty, Maggie Moran, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ Gas Tax, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Transportation Trust Fund | Comments Off on Doherty’s long term support for the gas tax increase, toll hikes and other profitable ventures