State Police Announce DWI Checkpoints in Belmar and Neptune Saturday Night

Don’t count of the Luck of the Irish to get you home if you drive to your St. Patrick’ Day shenanigans on Saturday.

If you’re celebrating the Irish in Belmar or Neptune Township, the New Jersey State Police will have DWI checkpoints in the area, according to their announcement on facebook.

Do yourself a favor and use Uber or Lyft.

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Posted: March 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Matt Doherty Gets Big Atlantic City Job From Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie on Super Tuesday

 

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has joined the Murphy Administration as the Deputy Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, according to a story posted by NewJerseyGlobe.

Doherty started the job which does not require confirmation by the state Senate on Monday.  His predecessor earned $175,000 per year, according to the NJGlobe report. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Video: Dirty Matt Doherty Takes Political Retribution Beyond The Grave

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: | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

35 swimmers saved during weekend in Belmar, officials say

BELMAR — Thirty-five swimmers were saved this weekend in the borough as Tropical storm Jose created life-threatening rip currents along the Jersey Shore. Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said the 35 were pulled from the water along the borough’s 1.3-mile long coastline by lifeguards, police, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Belmar Water Rescue Team. Police rode… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 35 swimmers saved during weekend in Belmar, officials say

State Police plan DWI checkpoints in 2 Jersey Shore towns Saturday

MONMOUTH COUNTY – The State Police announced plans for DWI checkpoints in a pair of Jersey Shore towns on Saturday in a Facebook post that took shots at commenters who criticized past checkpoint announcements. “Beware of taking advice from Google lawyers,” the State Police wrote. “Rest assured that checkpoints are legal and that their purpose is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on State Police plan DWI checkpoints in 2 Jersey Shore towns Saturday

Belmar Elementary School Grieves Over Death of Drowning Victim, As Other Student Clings to Life

By Cathy Goetz, TAPintoBelmar/LakeComo

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.

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Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Belmar Elementary School Grieves Over Death of Drowning Victim, As Other Student Clings to Life

Bill to expand seasonal liquor licenses heads to Christie’s desk

TRENTON — A bill that has sparked ire among local bar owners at the Jersey Shore cleared its last legislative hurdle Monday and is now headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The bill (S2606), which will allow the holders of the nine coveted seasonal liquor licenses to open in time for the St. Patrick’s Day parade,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Bill to expand seasonal liquor licenses heads to Christie’s desk

Jersey Shore bars battle over bill to extend seasonal liquor licenses

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: | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ex-Belmar Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Taking $34,000 through False Timesheets

by William Skaggs, USDA-NJ BELMAR-A former Borough of Belmar fire marshal and senior lead fire protection inspector with the Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department today pleaded guilty to fraudulently reporting his hours on time cards to the Borough of Belmar, causing it losses of approximately $34,141, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. John Rizzitello, 45, of Nashville,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Family of missing teen organizing search of Jersey Shore towns Saturday

BELMAR — Family members of the missing 19-year-old Neptune City woman missing nearly a week since her car was found unoccupied on a Belmar bridge are organizing a search party for Saturday in coastal towns in Monmouth County. Sarah Stern’s car was discovered unoccupied on Saturday on the Route 35 bridge not far from her home.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Family of missing teen organizing search of Jersey Shore towns Saturday