SANDY HOOK – One of Sandy Hook’s beaches closed on Tuesday because of high bacterial levels in the ocean water. Testing of the water off Beach D yielded results that showed high levels of bacteria, prompting staff to close that beach and the adjacent parking lot, said John Warren, a spokesman for Sandy Hook. Beachgoers are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Bacteria, Beach closed, Beach D, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Comments Off on Jersey Shore beach closed for high bacteria levels
STATEN ISLAND– Firearms experts believe the weapons seen being handled near the Gateway National Recreation Area Friday are paintball guns, the Staten Island Advance reported. “The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strongly resemble replicas of firearms used in ‘paintball’ games,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller said in a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: assault weapons, Fort Hancock, Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Paintball, Sandy Hook, Staten Island, U.S. Coast Guard, Weapons | Comments Off on Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say
Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.
Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved
Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015
UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPEArt Gallagher | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Fort Hancok, Ft Hancock, Gateway National Recreational Area, Sandy Hook | Comments Off on Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses
The oil slick in Sandy Hook Bay that was reported to be two miles long by 900 feet wide on Thursday afternoon was observed to be one mile long by 150 wide at 10AM this morning, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons during a phone interview with MMM.
Iannazzo-Simmons said a unified command consisting of personnel from the Coast Guard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, NOAA and the National Park Service were still working to identify the both the source and product of the sheen. The color of the sheen changed from a rainbow to a “silverish” metallic color. Last evening it was reported that authorities believed the product to be diesel fuel. Today, they are taking samples to determine what it is.
20 feet of boom was installed at Horseshoe Cove yesterday as a precaution to protect the environmentally sensitive area. Today 70 feet of “hard boom” was installed to shore up the precautionary protection. Horseshoe Cove was deemed to be the only environmentally sensitive area that could be impacted by the sheen.
The sheen remains located at the northern end of Sandy Hook on the bay side.Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: DEP, Energy, Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook | Tags: Environment, Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Oil, Oil slick, Oil Spill Sandy Hook, Petty Officer Frank Iannazza-Simmons, Sandy Hook Bay, Sandy Hook Oil Spill, U.S. Coast Guard | Comments Off on Sandy Hook Oil Slick Has Shrunk By More Than Half
A two mile long by 400 foot wide oil slick is washing up on the bay side of Sandy Hook, according to a report by WNBC 4-NY.
The slick was first witnessed by security personnel at the Earle Naval Weapons Station, according to the the report. The U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are investigating.
The source of the oil is unknown at this time.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sandy Hook | Tags: Gateway National Recreational Area, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NOAA, NOAA Fisheries Lab, Oil slick, Oil Spill Sandy Hook, Oil Sprill, Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Sandy Hook Coast Guard, Sandy Hook Oil Spill, Sandy Hook Seals | 1 Comment »
SANDY HOOK – A fisherman discovered a man’s dead body in a shipping channel off Sandy Hook on Monday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday, a fisherman from Staten Island discovered a dead body in the Ambrose Channel – a major shipping channel…
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“Raise your hand if this is your first time here,” Eddie Segall religiously started off his nightly sunset ceremonies at the Sea Gull’s Nest. “Now raise your hand if this is your last time here,” Segall barked as 10’s of customers raised their hands in laughter, just as they had the night or the week before. The joke never got old.
We’ve raised our hands, sung God Bless American along with a Kate Smith recording and watched the octogenarian Segall challenge much younger men to 50 push ups for the last time.
Sandy, and the federal bureaucracy, has claimed the iconic Monmouth County attraction that was a favorite of tourists and locals alike.
The Sea Gull’s Nest at Sandy Hook will not be reopening, according to a report on Highlandsblog. The blog quotes Daphne Yun, spokesperson for Gateway National Recreation Area, ” the lease for the popular Sea Gull’s Nest Restaurant has not been renewed. Sea Gull’s Nest will not be reopened.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, News, Sandy Hook | Tags: Eddie Segall, Gateway National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook, Sea Gulls Nest | 8 Comments »
Like many young teens in the mid-to-late 1960s, Julie Hankinson spent some of her best days at Sandy Hook. Hankinson, though, had an advantage. She didn’t have to leave after the sun set or when the school year started. She lived there year-round…
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