BELMAR — Belmar residents should be getting a new pavilion on the boardwalk after voters Tuesday night narrowly approved a bond ordinance to borrow $4.1 million to rebuild what Hurricane Sandy destroyed three years ago. The approval wasn’t without confusion, though. Shortly after borough officials declared victory with a plan they had pushed and modified for… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2015 Elections, Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Pavilion Bonding Belmar | 1 Comment »
BELMAR – In February, borough officials and The Saint Vincent De Paul Society of St. Rose in Belmar announced a fundraising campaign, called “Home by Summer,” aimed at getting the borough’s last two families displaced by Hurricane Sandy back in their own homes by June. Well, June came and went – as did the entire summer… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County | Tags: Belmar, Home by Summer, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, St Vincent De Paul Society of St Rose | Comments Off on Belmar marks Sandy anniversary with return of last 2 displaced families
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources has awarded the bid to complete the long awaited Shark River and Shark River Spur Dredging Project to the low bidder, Mobile Pumping & Dredging Co., of Chester, PA. MPD’s bid of $7,649,817.50 was $1.8 million lower than the next closest bidder.
The State of New Jersey will contribute over $5 million to the project. Monmouth County will contribute $1.1 million and Neptune Township has committed $450,000. Belmar, Neptune City and Wall Township are expected to share the remaining costs of the project, according to a statement isssued by Senator Jennifer Beck, Freeholder Tom Arnone and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop. Beck said the project will start this year, “if all the stars align,” and will be completed by the end of 2016.
“After over two decades, there has finally been a bid awarded to dredge Shark River. Notably, The National Marine Fisheries only allows dredging work from July 1st to December 31st, so I’m happy to see this monumental step taken forward, which, if all the stars align, will allow dredging to begin this year. None of this could have been possible without the work of Freeholder Tom Arnone and Committeeman Randy Bishop, working together in a bipartisan fashion with every state, county, and local stakeholder to make this project happen. While the State is investing more than $5 million, the project couldn’t have moved forward without the assistance of Monmouth County, which is accepting the material at its landfill and helping to fund the trucking. In addition, a number of surrounding municipalities have preliminary agreed to share in the cost of the project” said Beck.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Arnone, Belmar, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Jennifer Beck, Mobile Pumping and Dredging, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune City, Neptune Committeeman Randy Bishop, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ DOT, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, Shark River Dredging, Tinton Falls, Wall Township | 2 Comments »
BELMAR — After a server at D’Jais Bar & Grill shared an image of her receipt on Facebook, thousands have weighed in on tipping etiquette in the restaurant industry. The Asbury Park Press reports that on Aug. 17, Jess Jones was waiting on a party of eight at the seaside restaurant and nightclub. The diners’ bill… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, D'Jais, D'Jais Belmar, Jess Jones, LOL, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, tipping etiquette | 2 Comments »
BELMAR — Elias, a 100-pound Hammerhead shark that has been swimming around the Jersey Cost over the past week, made its way to Belmar Sunday morning. The shark was recently tagged by OCEARCH, the same non-profit organization that tracks the whereabouts of social media sensation Mary Lee, a 3,000 pound great white shark. The group is… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Belmar, Elias, Elias the Hammerhead, Hammerhead shark, Monmouth County News, Pt. Pleasant | Comments Off on Hammerhead shark swimming around Jersey Shore surfaces off Belmar
By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone
Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is out there enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. An annual tradition here in Monmouth County is the County Fair. The 41st Monmouth County Fair was a huge success with thousands of residents attending over the five days it was held at the East Freehold Fairgrounds on Kozloski Road.
Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey Shore, and you will find more than 50 miles of beaches, revolutionary history sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, outdoor dining experiences for all tastes and plenty of places to spend the night. The Monmouth Park System offers over 30 park areas to explore, please go out and enjoy all our beautiful county has to offer.
While we are on the topic of outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout our County, I would like to take a moment to address several concerns within different regions, including the Shark River dredging and the two-river area bike path.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune Township, Shark River, Tom Arnone | Tags: Belmar, Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Little Silver, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Neptune Township, NJDOT, Randy Bishop, Rumson, Seaview Island, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, Shark River Dredging, Tom Arnone, Two River, Two River Bike Path | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Progress on Shark River Dredging and Two River Bike Path
UPDATE: Traffic from Route 35 into Belmar was reopened at 7 p.m., according to a tweet by Mayor Matt Doherty.
Belmar Mayor Matt Dorherty announced via twitter that the iconic Jersey Shore Borough that is hosting the New Jersey Seafood Festival this weekend, is filled to capacity.
As of 3 p.m. all traffic into the borough from Route 35 is being diverted.Posted: June 14th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Belmar Seafood Festival, Belmar Seafood Festival closed, Jersey Shore, Mayor Matt Doherty, New Jersey Seafood Festival | Comments Off on Belmar is Closed—Seafood Festival Fills The Town To Capacity
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone, and Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop offered the following statement Monday to update residents on the progress being made in the effort to dredge Shark River state navigation channels:
“This project is closer to reality than ever before. This is a result of years of work coordinating with the many agencies that have authority over this project. This project focuses on what we can do, dredge the state navigation channels of the river” Arnone explained, a former Neptune City Mayor. “A project like this has to have full cooperation from the federal, state, county, and municipal governments. It has been a long process, but one that is moving forward”.
There are two permits necessary to move forward with the project: one from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the second from the US Army Corps of Engineers. NJ DOT has submitted applications for both permits. The State hopes to bid this project in time for a late-summer project award. If a responsive bid is received, and the selected contractor chooses, dredging could potentially begin later this year. The contractor may be given the option to conduct the work over two dredging seasons if necessary.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shark River | Tags: Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Belmar, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune City, Neptune Committeeman Randy Bishop, NJ DEP, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Dept of Transportation, NJ DOT, Press Release, Senator Jennifer Beck, Shark River, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Wall | 2 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie will be in Belmar tomorrow, May 29, to announce the award of a $6.185 million flood mitigation grant and to “kick off the summer in Belmar baby,” Mayor Matt Doherty told MMM.
The Community Development Block Grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is being awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after a competitive application process, according to Doherty. The funds will be used for an outflow pipe in Lake Cuomo which will provide flood mitigation for residents of Belmar, Spring Lake and the Borough of Lake Cuomo.
Christie is scheduled to arrive in Belmar at 2:15 p.m. The event will take place on Ocean Avenue at 20th Street.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Belmar, CDBG, Chris Christie, Community Block Development Grant, DEP, HUD, Jim Keady, Lake Cuomo, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »