Freeholder Sue Kiley, Belmar Council Members Tom Carvelli, Jim McCracken and Patricia Wann, Mayor Mark Walsifer, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger celebrate Republican government in Belmar, Jan 5,2019 at the Belmar Fishing Club
The Borough of Belmar has a Republican mayor and a majority Republican Council for the first time since the town’s residents voted in the current form of government in 1990.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »