Christie will hold Town Hall Meeting in Belmar, Weds, July 30

The next stop on Governor Chris Christie’s “No Pain, No Gain” tour on the Jersey Shore will be held in Belmar next Wednesday, 3PM, at the  Huisman Gazebo, 500 Ocean Ave.

Christie kicked off the tour in Long Beach Island on Tuesday where he said he would be proposing a plan to save New Jersey from bankruptcy by the end of this summer. The work-in-progress plan will focus on reducing pensions and benefits for public workers.

“There are going to be some really difficult things,” Christie said. “There’s not a lot of places left to do things except to look at a whole different variety of ways to reduce benefits or to increase contributions by employees.”

Residents can RSVP for the Belmar event to TownHall.Belmar@gov.state.nj.us

Posted: July 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Pensions, Reform Agenda | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Summer schedule for drum circles in Monmouth County

Drum Circle

All of these circles will be on going all summer long, 
Please use these spaces for drumming, dancing, hooping and and togetherness

Congo Square Drum Circle
Tuesday 6pm-10pm
North Asbury Park Boardwalk
4th Ave Greens Space
4th and Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Belmar Boardwalk Drum Circle
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 9:00pm
2nd Ave and Ocean, Belmar

Long Branch Drum Circle 
Saturdays 5pm-9pmWest End Park 
Brighton and Ocean Avenue, Long Branch

For further information call John Eustor at 631-741-2295
If you would like updates and to be placed on the e-mail list,
 write to John at, john.eustor@hotmail.com

Don’t forget to Save the Environment and use Resuable Water Bottles!!!!
Enjoy the summer everyone…cause it’ll probably go quicker
 then you think… Blessings, Love & Light- John

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Belmar, BizEturtle, Long Branch | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Belmar Arts Council Presents a Weekend of Music-Poetry-Books

Belmar Arts Council

 

The Belmar Arts Council is primarily a volunteer organization that is housed in a building located at the corner of 7th Avenue and River Road near the railroad tracks in the Borough of Belmar. 

It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish and offering diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages 
in a quaint coffee-house atmosphere.

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Posted: May 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Belmar, BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie and Doherty Kick Off Summer in Belmar

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Chris Christie, Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Friday, May 23, Sitting in the Park

Sitting in the Park

 

Who remembers that song? 
Sittin in the park, waiting for you
Yes, I’m sitting right here
Waiting for you my dear

I sure do.  All winter I wait for the summer concerts.
I can’t wait to pull my chair out, shake off the cobwebs and 
sit and listen to one of our favorite Jersey Shore Groups or a local High School Band.

This Friday, there are two great concerts to choose from

At 7PM, out in front of Hall of Records, located at 
1 East Main Street, Freehold 
Musicians from the Freehold Borough High School
will play in a 22 piece ensemble, headed by music director Eric Gross. 
The Freehold Boro Arts Council will be there and will be 
announcing the 2014 Sunday Night Jazz and Blues Series line up.

Or you can head on over to Pyanoe Plaza, located at 
Main Street & Ninth Avenue, Belmar at 7PM to hear the
 tight harmonies and rhythms of RB EXPRESS

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Posted: May 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Christie and Guadagno to kick off summer season in Monmouth County on Friday

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk last summer.  Freeholder Director John Curley, the the background, right, will not be challenged by Doherty this November.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, left, and Governor Chris Christie, on the Belmar boardwalk in 2011.

Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season on the Jersey Shore with multiple visits in Monmouth County on Friday..

Christie has a busy morning.  He’s scheduled to co-host the Boomer and Carton Sports Radio Talk Show at 8am and be on hand for the ceremonial opening of the Belmar Boardwalk at 9:30.

In the afternoon, Christie cuts the ribbon on Asbury Park’s new boardwalk at 1:30 and then heads to Ocean County to walk the Seaside Heights boardwalk at 3:30.

Guadagno will address the 89th Annual New Jersey State FFA Convention at Monmouth University’s Pollack Theater at 9 am.  Anyone who knows what the FFA is, without using google or another search engine, gets a free subscription to Greg’s List.  Members of the FFA and the Lt. Gov’s staff are not eligible to win.

Guadagno will visit the Keansburg Amusement Park at noon.  She then heads to Burlington County for a Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown.

 

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Judge deems Belmar’s post-Sandy beachfront redevelopment plan unreasonable, invalid

Judge deems Belmar’s post-Sandy beachfront redevelopment plan unreasonable, invalid (via NJ.com)

BELMAR – The borough’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy have been mired in controversy and legal battles. And last week, a Monmouth County Superior Court judge dealt yet another blow to the recovery process. In April 2013, the Borough Council…

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Posted: May 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Belmar’s Sandy debris removal costs questioned by federal auditors

Belmar’s Sandy debris removal costs questioned by federal auditors (via NJ.com)

Federal auditors are questioning more than $500,000 in Hurricane Sandy debris removal costs in Belmar, saying the town awarded two contracts that did not comply with federal rules and lacked paperwork to support other expenses. The Department of Homeland…

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Posted: May 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, FEMA, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Belmar scraps redevelopment plans, intends to start over

Belmar scraps redevelopment plans, intends to start over (via NJ.com)

BELMAR – It’s back to the drawing board for the borough’s redevelopment plans. Following up on a campaign promise made by Mayor Matt Doherty, Belmar is scrapping its old redevelopment plan and is convening a committee to draft a new one. “The…

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Posted: April 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Christie: Federal Law Keeping RREM Applicants in Limbo

Pallone says legislation is not necessary, regulators can change the rules

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

Governor Chris Christie listens to a resident’s question in Belmar. March 25, 2014 MMM photo/Art Gallagher. Click for larger view.

Governor Chris Christie told the 650 people in attendance at his Town Hall Meeting in Belmar yesterday that he went to Washington last week to ask HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to waive the rule that is keeping Sandy victims from rebuilding their homes while they are waiting to find out if they will be approved for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) grants of up to $150,000.

The RREM program will not reimburse homeowners for work done on their homes prior to their acceptance into the program.  Over 3000 people are on the RREM waiting list for the second round of HUD funding which is expected to be awarded late this spring. They are in limbo, living in temporary housing, paying rent and mortgages, while their ruined homes are dormant.

Christie said that Donovan told him he could not waive the rule because a specific federal law prohibits grants being used to pay for work performed prior to the federal approval being secured.

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Posted: March 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Keansburg, RREM, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »