Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long: “Leadership is not a mystery”

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sea Bright Library First Saturday Recital Will Celebrate Mother’s Day

IMG_1994 (800x670)May 7 is the first Saturday of the month which means the Sea Bright Library will be hosting its monthly organ recital and sing along.

Councilman Charlie Rooney launched the program earlier this year to give the organ pipes a workout and bring the community together to enjoy the library which is housed in the Sea Bright United Methodist Church.

Rooney has arranged for Judy Grimes to play the organ and lead the community in song. Grimes is bringing song books to help the participants sing along.

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Posted: May 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sea Bright Library First Saturday Recital Will Celebrate Mother’s Day

Sea Bright Library Features Organ Music The First Saturday Of Every Month

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Councilman Charlie Rooney and the Pipe Organ of the Sea Bright Methodist Church,home of the Sea Bright Libray

Sea Bright- When Councilman Charlie Rooney was working with the Sea Bright United Methodist Church to have them host the borough’s library after Hurricane Sandy, he was struck with the beauty of the chapel and especially the pipe organ that majestically rises behind the altar.

Rooney learned that an organ’s pipes will deteriorate if they are not played, and the church’s organ wasn’t being used much. To preserve organ and enhance the community, Rooney arranges for an organist to play for an hour on the first Saturday of every month.  This Saturday, April 2, Jeff Cupp of Ocean Grove will be playing the organ from 11 a.m. till noon.

Rooney said that even though Cupp was an organist at the church during the 70’s and 80’s, that he will be playing more than chruch music this Saturday.

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Posted: March 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Woman gives birth outside Sea Bright beach club

It was crazy,’ says father of baby born in shore traffic

assetContent (5)SEA BRIGHT — When the call came in, Trevor Abbud was at his brother’s house for his niece’s birthday party, dressed as a clown. It was around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when his wife, Rose, called him to say she felt like she was about to go into labor. So he rushed home, got changed and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Woman gives birth outside Sea Bright beach club

Sea Bright favorite Donovan’s Reef reopens tiki bar post Hurricane Sandy

assetContentSEA BRIGHT — When borough resident Daniel Ekdahl heard that Donovan’s Reef was reopening its tiki bar on Friday afternoon, he was the first in line and bought the first beer they sold this season. He returned each day of the weekend. “I’ve known Donovan’s my whole life,” said Ekdahl, 33, remembering that his parents used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sea Bright favorite Donovan’s Reef reopens tiki bar post Hurricane Sandy

Surfers fighting to save dwindling free beaches

assetContentSEA BRIGHT — A stretch of Sea Bright’s shoreline that used to be among the few free beaches in New Jersey will start charging patrons for access starting this weekend when nearly all Shore towns’ beach fees kick in for summer. A wooden booth stands at the entrance to Anchorage Beach where a badge checker will… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long will be unopposed for re-election

Sea Bright Democrats Expect A Primary Fight Over Council Nominations

Councilman Marc Leckstein: Gopal with overrule local chairman and award him the party line in the primary

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

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

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long is poised to lead the tiny coastal borough’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy for another four years.

Long, an Independent, will file her nominating petitions this week, over two months before they are due for Independent candidates.  Both the Democratic and Republican municipal chairs  have said that they won’t field candidates against Long.

“I am hopeful the voters of Sea Bright will give me the opportunity to see through our rebuilding from Sandy, the recovery of our municipal finances and the economic revitalization of our downtown,” Long said in a prepared statement, “I want to make sure we incorporate lessons learned from Sandy to improve our future resilience, and that we continue to engage and empower Sea Bright residents to be an active part that process.

“Over the last three and half years, we have seen that when we roll up our sleeves and work together, we succeed. If we keep bringing that spirit to the tasks at hand, I know Sea Bright’s potential can finally be realized. I am honored that the Democrat and Republican party organizations are not opposing my re-election bid, and am very very grateful. I look forward to working with them all to keep Sea Bright moving forward.”

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Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Monmouth County, Sea Bright, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Demolition of Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright apartments clearing way for state land deal

assetContentSEA BRIGHT —One of the most visible reminders of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction in Sea Bright is about to be a footnote in history. Demolition of the Anchorage Apartments, a riverside condominium complex that sat empty behind a chain link fence for two years, began Saturday morning to make way for a park. The site has been… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Demolition of Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright apartments clearing way for state land deal

Profile: Weathering the Storm — Sea Bright and Its Volunteer Mayor

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Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Dina Long, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Sea Bright Farmers’ Market Touch-A-Truck Event

Sea Bright Farmer's MarketSea Bright, NJPut your imagination in gear and start your engines!

Join us for Sea Bright’s 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck Extravaganza!

Touch-A-Truck is a fun, family event enjoyed by kids of all ages! Kids will be able to sit in the driver’s seat, take pictures and explore everything inside a real police car. This Thursday, 9/18, Sea Bright Police Chief John Sorrentino and his staff will on hand to demonstrate how to best protect our towns!

You’ll also be in time to meet Sea Bright’s rising culinary star Chef Kyle from DIVE Coastal Bar who will prepare a dish using locally grown fruit and vegetables. Come sample one of Sea Bright’s best new and innovative chefs.

Sea Bright’s Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 2 to 7pm, through October and is conveniently located in the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue. Participants include Great Road Farm and Krowicki Farms for locally produced and naturally grown fruits and vegetables, PickleLicious for olives and pickles, Holly Jolly Jams for jams and jellies, Neshanic Valley Beekeeprs for locally produced honey, Baker’s Bounty for breads and cakes, Fair Mountain

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Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Press Release, Sea Bright | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sea Bright Farmers’ Market Touch-A-Truck Event