A Shore Thing To Help Sandy Impacted Families

Shore Thing 1smThe Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore is hosting a “high-spirited, beach-casual” fundraiser at Windows on the Water, Thursday July 24 at 6 PM.  Tickets are only $75, almost all of which will go directly to families and individuals who are still displaced after Hurricane Sandy.  The food, alcohol and entertainment have all been donated.

Co-founded by businessmen Warren Diamond, NFL Veteran Phil Villapiano and Kevin Leahy after they personally witnessed the destruction of Sandy in their own and surrounding communities on the Jersey Shore, The Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore assists local families, businesses and municipal leaders in rebuilding. Click here to read some of what they have accomplished.

“The news media may have moved on from the devastation of Sandy, but we haven’t,” Diamond said, “Although much of the visual damage has been addressed through repair and demolition, we are looking at thousands of our neighbors who are still struggling to get back into their homes. They are committed and tenacious—they refuse to walk away, and that keeps us focused and inspired.”

Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Read Murphy resigns from Sea Bright Council

Read Murphy

Read Murphy

After 25 years of service over a 28 year period, C. Read Murphy has stepped down from the Sea Bright Borough Council.

Murphy has been contemplating leaving the council for some time.  He informed the Sea Bright Republican Committee he would not seek another term during their candidate selection process last spring, and then had a last minute change of heart and filed to run in the primary.

John Lamia, the candidate selected by the committee to replace Murphy before his change of heart, was the top vote getter, with 63 votes, in the primary.  Murphy and his fellow incumbent, James LoBiondo, tied and there was one write-in vote, which created a vacancy for the second GOP nomination for council.  Murphy also had a write-in vote in the Democratic primary.

For the last several months, Murphy has wanted the borough to hire him as the beach manager, a job he has been performing as a volunteer.  Had he been hired, he would have resigned.   Murphy said the job is still up in the air, but that he resigned for personal reasons and not due to his pending job application.

 

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Thar she blows! Whale spotted off Sea Bright

John Scheinder spotted a whale not far off the beach in Sea Bright. Thanks for sharing John!

Posted: May 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Sea Bright | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Sea Bright Business Owners Donate Bicycle Repair Station To The Borough

Jersey Shore bicyclers who need to adjust their equipment have a place to stop in Sea Bright thanks to the generosity of the Businesses of Sea Bright (BSB).

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MMM happened upon Mayor Dina Long, Councilman Read Murphy, and residents Marianne McKenzie Morse, Karley York and Jack Gotti shortly after the dedication ceremony for the newly installed Dero Fixit.

Morse said, “We need to get the word out.” MMM is happy to help.

Murphy said he is a big Bike Supporter.

Long said, “The Fixit is a generous gift of the Business of Sea Bright, BSB, for the use of all cyclists for the betterment of Sea Bright and the promotion of cycling in Sea Bright.”

The repair station is adjacent to the bus stop at the beach parking lot on Ocean Ave.

The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments, according to Dero’s website.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long leaves the Democratic Party

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com

When Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal promised retribution and accused Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long of abandoning her principals by endorsing Governor Chris Christie for reelection, Long said, “Whether Vin likes it or not, I’m still a Democrat.”

Now she’s not a Democrat.  Long quietly changed her registration to Unaffiliated in February.  The Asbury Park Press was the first to report Long’s new status.

“I did this quietly and without fanfare,” Long told MMM, “to talk about why I did it would defeat the purpose.”  Prodded, Long said, “its a long story, no pun intended.”

Political insiders in Sea Bright have been aware of Long’s new status for a few weeks.  One insider said that something happened in the county Democratic Party that Long considered  personally hurtful.

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Posted: May 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Monmouth Democrats, Sea Bright, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Hurricane Sandy victims make do in trailers as they wait to rebuild

Hurricane Sandy victims make do in trailers as they wait to rebuild (via NJ.com)

Tina Napalo lived in a bungalow-style house on Fourth Street in Union Beach for more than 20 years. “I didn’t have everything,” said the 40-year-old mother of four, but, “it took me a long time to get what I had.” Then Hurricane Sandy hit.…

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Posted: March 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, Keansburg, Middletown, Monmouth County, Obama Administration, RREM, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

SEA BRIGHT RISING TO HELP REBUILD HOMES

SEA BRIGHT RISING TO HELP REBUILD HOMES (via redbankgreen)

Sea Bright homes being elevated last June. Officials estimate 80 percent of the town’s homes are still vacant. Below, Chris Wood, flanked by Pete Forlenza and Zack Rosenburg, addresses a gathering in Rumson Tuesday night. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN…

Posted: February 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Rumson, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Remains Discovered on Sandy Hook Not Human

Remains Discovered on Sandy Hook Not Human (via Middletown Patch)

The remains were found near Gateway National Recreation Area on Saturday. The remains discovered in Sandy Hook bay on Saturday were not of human origin, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Brian Polite said Sunday. The remains were found near the Gateway National…

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Posted: December 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, News, Sandy Hook, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

SEA BRIGHT CELEBRATES COMMUNITY

SEA BRIGHT CELEBRATES COMMUNITY (via redbankgreen)

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Posted: October 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Sea Bright Takes Hurricane Sandy as an Opportunity to Reinvent Itself

Sea Bright Takes Hurricane Sandy as an Opportunity to Reinvent Itself (via NJSpotlight)

When Sandy came ashore last October, Sea Bright’s downtown was severely flooded, with more than a thousand homes and businesses damaged or destroyed and the streets filled with mountains of sand and debris. Ten months later, as the repairs continue…

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Posted: September 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off