Sandy victims just want to go home

assetContentSTAFFORD — If Joe Karcz had gone with his gut, he’d be home by now, instead of staring at his empty lagoon-front lot in Stafford Township. A disabled construction worker, Karcz, whose home was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, first thought he’d rehab it on his own, but then decided to get the funding… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Hurricane Sandy, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, May 29-31, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Saturday, May 30

  • Ocean Grove Giant Spring Flea Market – MORE INFO
  • Red Bank River Fest – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Born Music Festival (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Twilight by the Bay on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO
  • Avon 5k Run/Walk – MORE INFO
  • Civil War Encampment at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • “Smartphonographer” Workshop (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Shrewsbury Borough Wide Yard Sale – MORE INFO
  • Criminal MIND, Dead BODY, Evil SPIRIT at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie blames N.J. shore defense delays on ‘extraordinarily selfish’ residents

assetContent (19)MANVILLE — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday blamed delays in finishing a comprehensive shoreline storm defense program on “extraordinarily selfish” residents who prize their picturesque views over the lives of their fellow citizens. Christie was addressing dozens of homeowners in the process of selling their homes to the state’s Blue Acres program, which uses bond funds… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015

By Greg Kelly

 

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Friday, May 22

  • Monmouth Civic Chorus Spring Soiree (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • WFAN Radio “Kickoff to Summer” (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • Meridian Health “Paint the Town Pink” Month in Monmouth County – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Margie Moore “Relief with Water Colours” Art Show (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • ’70s Summer Cover Show at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Fletcher at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Primal Scream at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Not with Haste” by Stormin’ Arts Players (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J.’s Sandy spending dipped in first quarter of 2015, report shows

IMG_5425The pace of spending on Hurricane Sandy disaster programs in New Jersey waned in the first three months of this year compared to the previous quarter, a new report shows. Roughly $180 million in federal recovery funds were handed out in New Jersey in the last quarter, according to the state’s latest report to the federal… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Jersey Shore summer rentals are still out there — if you’re flexible

IMG_2570 (640x522)For beachgoers just now starting to search for a Jersey Shore rental property to call home for a week or more this summer, realtors say flexibility is key. If you wanted the six-bedroom, four-bathroom oceanfront home in Lavallette listed by Birchler Realtors for the first week of August, it’s not available then. Same goes for a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Demand pushing Jersey Shore rental prices higher as peak weeks sell out

assetContentBeachgoers hoping to spend a week at Gary Hunsinger’s home on Philadelphia Avenue in Lavallette this summer are out of luck: the Jersey Shore property advertised online as just 100 yards from the beach has been booked solid from the first Saturday in June through the end of August. Hunsinger, of Westfield, said he had 10… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Paint cans replace spray tans as new Jersey Shore reality show focuses on Sandy recovery

assetContent (29)A new reality television show plans to film on the Jersey Shore this spring but expect less “gym, tan, laundry” and more hammers, paint and sawdust. The series is a part of a project launched by Humanity TV’s TravelTelevision to focus attention on the ongoing Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort in New Jersey and drive people to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

In Sandy’s aftermath, the battle of the beaches is coming to a head: Mulshine

assetContent (11)On a recent weekend I drove to a spot along the beach in Brick Township to see how my tax dollars were doing. About 40 million of them are going to build a steel wall that will protect a four-mile stretch of beach running from Mantoloking southward. Once I parked, I realized there was no way… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Opinion, Paul Mulshine | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, October 10-12, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, October 10

  • “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Frankie Avalon/ Fabian/ Bobby Rydell at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • InfoAge’s Camp Evans Base of Terror! (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Bus Stop at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Devil Hunt (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO
  • Little Shop of Horrors at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Dinner with the Boys at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Macbeth by the Stone Church Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO
  • Rope at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Walking Lantern Ghost Tours (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • The American Flag Poetry (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Tai Chi with Kit Lau (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Bonfire on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hall (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Creatures of the Night (Middletown) – MORE INFOOO_SeaStreak_fun_nj_attractions
  • Fall Harvest Tricky Tray (Hazlet) – MORE INFO
  • Sondheim on Sondheim (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Ghosts & Legends Downtown Tour (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Liberty Science Center Bus Trip (Lincroft departure) – MORE INFO
  • Rival at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • The Strumbellas at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Big Rooney Oktoberfest Unplugged at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Neuroscience Symposium (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • Downtown Freehold Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO
  • D-Day Exhibit at NJ National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

 

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Posted: October 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off