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: , , , , | No Comments »

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 »

Fisherman discovers dead body off Sandy Hook

Fisherman discovers dead body off Sandy Hook (via NJ.com)

SANDY HOOK – A fisherman discovered a man’s dead body in a shipping channel off Sandy Hook on Monday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday, a fisherman from Staten Island discovered a dead body in the Ambrose Channel – a major shipping channel…

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Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Fisherman discovers dead body off Sandy Hook

Sea Gull’s Nest Will Not Reopen

“Raise  your hand if this is your first time here,”  Eddie Segall religiously started off his nightly sunset ceremonies at the Sea Gull’s Nest.  “Now raise your hand if this is your last time here,” Segall barked as 10’s of customers raised their hands in laughter, just as they had the night or the week before.  The joke never got old.

Sea Gulls Nest flag

Photo by Paul Scharff

We’ve raised our hands, sung God Bless American along with a Kate Smith recording and watched the octogenarian Segall challenge much younger men to 50 push ups for the last time.

Sandy, and the federal bureaucracy, has claimed the iconic Monmouth County attraction that was a favorite of tourists and locals alike.

The Sea Gull’s Nest at Sandy Hook will not be reopening, according to a report on Highlandsblog.   The blog quotes Daphne Yun, spokesperson for Gateway National Recreation Area, ” the lease for the popular Sea Gull’s Nest Restaurant has not been renewed.  Sea Gull’s Nest will not be reopened.”

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Posted: May 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Monmouth County, News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »

Earth Day & Arbor Day

Earth Day & Arbor Day

It looks like a great week ahead. Earth day is on Tuesday, April 22nd
and Friday, the 25th is Arbor Day.
Monmouth County is celebrating all over.

It all starts on Monday, the 21st  with two EARTH DAY STORY & CRAFT events. Be sure to Register and get there by 4:15 PM to either the
Holmdel Township Library, RSVP: 732-946-4118 or
to the Marlboro Library, RSVP: 732-536-9406

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Posted: April 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Environment | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »