Sandy Hook beachgoers expect bang for buck if parking fee rises

assetContent (47)SANDY HOOK — With a slight grimace and a less than enthusiastic nod, Michael Bishop said he would likely still go to Sandy Hook next summer, even if parking fees increased for the second time in five years. However, Bishop said that he’ll stomach the hike as long as the money is actually put to good… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sandy Hook beachgoers expect bang for buck if parking fee rises

Second Sandy Hook beach closed for high bacteria levels

assetContentSANDY HOOK — Another beach at Sandy Hook has closed because of elevated bacteria levels. Gunnison Beach was open for sunbathing on Tuesday but beachgoers weren’t allowed in the water because of high bacteria levels, according to the Sandy Hook’s Facebook page. The closing comes as New Jersey is in the middle of a heat wave,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

MAST gets another Fort Hancock building, Students will have a gym

By Muriel Smith

Osprey Sandy Hook (510x640)MIDDLETOWN – “We’re a long way away from putting a shovel in the ground, but if we’re able to agree on a project plan that meets our needs, and is acceptable to all community stakeholders, it will be a huge step in the future of our program. We really can’t thank Ms. Burry and the Freeholders enough for recognizing our need for a gymnasium, and offering their support.”

That’s what Earl Moore, principal at MAST, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Fort Hancok said this week when he learned the Monmouth County Vocational Board of Education and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Intent, paving the way  for conversion of Buildings 56 and 23 at Fort Hancock into a new facility.

The announcement, which was signed by all parties involved on Thursday, was made at the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee meeting at Thompson Park Friday.

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Posted: June 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jersey Shore beach closed for high bacteria levels

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

SANDY HOOK – One of Sandy Hook’s beaches closed on Tuesday because of high bacterial levels in the ocean water. Testing of the water off Beach D yielded results that showed high levels of bacteria, prompting staff to close that beach and the adjacent parking lot, said John Warren, a spokesman for Sandy Hook. Beachgoers are… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jersey Shore beach closed for high bacteria levels

Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Update:  Dylan was found alive by the U.S. Coast Guard at 6:30 a.m. this morning!

 

Highlands, NJ- The U.S Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station, is conducting a search over night for Dylan Gowan, 19, of Highlands.

Gowan reportedly left Brooklyn, NY on a jetski, heading home to Highlands via the New York-New Jersey Harbor Outer Gateway at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening August 11.  He was reported missing to the Highlands Police at 9:18 p.m. and the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station received the report at 9:48 p.m.   Coast Guard personnel told MMM that a boat was searching for Gowan overnight.

Dylan is the son of Jamie and Kerry Gowan.  Kerry is the well known animal control officer in Middletown, Highlands and other Monmouth County towns.

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Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man

Body of missing swimmer found at Sandy Hook identified

assetContent (52)SANDY HOOK –Federal parks officials identified the man who died while swimming at Sandy Hook as a 25-year-old Red Bank man. Andros Vega-Pena was swimming with a group of people Wednesday evening at Beach B when he came into distress between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Body of missing swimmer found at Sandy Hook identified

Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say

assetContentSTATEN ISLAND– Firearms experts believe the weapons seen being handled near the Gateway National Recreation Area Friday are paintball guns, the Staten Island Advance reported. “The preliminary opinion of these experts was that the weapons in the pictures strongly resemble replicas of firearms used in ‘paintball’ games,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller said in a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Weapons that prompted Staten Island, Sandy Hook lockdowns paintball guns, police say

Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses

Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.

 

Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved

Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPE

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Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses

Sandy Hook season parking passes go on sale this weekend

Sandy Hook-20140725-00310 (640x479)SANDY HOOK —Those who want to get a jump on buying their season parking passes for Sandy Hook can make their purchases beginning this weekend, park officials said. Parking permits will go on sale April 11 at the front entrance station, said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. For now, they will only… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, National Park Service, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sandy Hook season parking passes go on sale this weekend

Oil Slick in Sandy Hook Bay

photo by Noel Westerland Sr. 11/29/2014

photo by Noel Westerland Sr. 11/29/2014

A two mile long by 400 foot wide oil slick is washing up on the bay side of Sandy Hook, according to a report by WNBC 4-NY.

The slick was first witnessed by security personnel at the Earle Naval Weapons Station, according to the the report.  The U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are investigating.

The source of the oil is unknown at this time.

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Posted: December 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »