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Seastreak Ferry runs aground near Highlands

A commuter ferry operated by Seastreak ran aground about 200 yards from the Highlands pier on Thursday night, March 23, according to an announcement by the U.S. Coast Guard.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., watchstanders at Sector New York Command Center were that 95 passengers were aboard the grounded vessel.

A rescue crew from the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station arrived on scene and oversaw the safe transfer of passengers from the ferry vessel Whaling City Express to the ferry vessel New Jersey.

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Seastreak Ferry runs aground near Highlands

Seastreak to upgrade its fleet

commodore-4Seastreak, the company that provides ferry service from to New York and Jersey City from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, announced a $24 million upgrade to its fleet of luxury vessels to commence with the construction of a new 600 passenger catamaran that will be delivered in late 2017.

The new vessel, which is being built by Incat-Crowther of Sydney, Australia, will include 520 interior seats with an additional 206 exterior seats located on the second and third deck.  The pilot’s house will be on the third deck, improving the views of passengers on the second deck.  There will be seven restrooms located inside the vessel along with ADA compliant accommodations.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan will not seek a third term

photo by Tim Larsen, Governor's Office

photo by Tim Larsen, Governor’s Office

Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan announced on facebook last night that he will not seek a third term.

Thank you to so many people for encouraging me to run for a third term as mayor. The past six years have been tough with Irene, Sandy, and all the other set backs. Last year was the toughest with my own personal health issues. Those that are closest to me know I have truly enjoyed being an elected official for the past ten years. I am honored and humbled to have been able to serve the town and all its people. I made some mistakes but tried my best to always do the right thing. My role as a father and husband has to come first. For this reason I will not be a candidate for mayor this November and will serve out my current term. I want to thank all the great borough professionals, past and present I have had the pleasure of working with. The many council people and Mayor’s who I may have had my differences with but at the end of the day I think we knew our common goal was the advancement of the town. Special thanks to my wife and soulmate Lori Ann. You have stood by me through thick and thin and I love you forever.

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Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Nolan, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

The Best of Boats and Baseball

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. Right, and the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”2016052995212301

—George F. Will

By Greg Kelly

I first became a baseball fan back in 1969—a signature year for the New York Mets. And I’ve been talking to my children about the “Amazing Mets” since they were little. It has stuck with them.

My daughter Lauren went through a time where she watched all the games and got me back into watching regularly. My son Kyle has a real appreciation for baseball history and went to his first professional game before he was 10.

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Posted: June 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Best of Boats and Baseball

Obama’s NY trip delaying Monmouth County Commuters, Tourists

IMG-20130929-00071President Obama’s long weekend jaunt to New York for a fundraiser and a show with his daughters will inconvenience Monmouth County commuters tonight and Tuesday, as well as tourists who wish to cruise between the Big Apple and the Bayshore tomorrow.

Seastreak Ferry announced potential delays or cancellations of its Pier 11 – Highlands/Atlantic Highlands trips at 6:10 and 7:10 Friday evening, Saturday afternoon’s 4:30 and 5:30 trips and Tuesday’s scheduled trips at 2:40, 3:40, 7:20 and 8:20 p.m.

Seastreak’s clothing optional cruises this weekend to Sandy Hook are not affected.

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Exclusive first look at NY Waterway’s luxurious new ferries [PHOTOS]

Tired of the older commuter ferries now plying the route between Monmouth County and New York? NY Waterway has a sweet new commuter ride hitting the seas next month. The company’s newest two newest ferries, the Molly Pitcher and the Betsy Ross, are the first commuter vessels constructed in New Jersey in at least a century,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Exclusive first look at NY Waterway’s luxurious new ferries [PHOTOS]

Obama’s NYC trip to impact Seastreak riders

file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallagher

President Obama will be visiting Lehman College in the Bronx today for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a non-profit spin off of a White House initiative intended to help men of color finish high school or find jobs.

Your Spouse’s commute could be impacted by the President’s travel.

Seastreak announced this afternoon that ferry delays and temporary closures of Pier 11 are expected between 2:45-3:45 this afternoon and again this evening between 9 and 10.

 

Posted: May 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Commandant Christie Lifts Travel Ban South of I-195

Governor Chris Christie announced via twitter that the statewide travel ban for the blizzard that wasn’t will be lifted for areas south of I-195 effective at 7am.

Seastreak announced that it will provide ferry service to New York City from Highlands (which is north of I-195) at 8am.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Commandant Christie Lifts Travel Ban South of I-195

Blizzard Cancelled, Travel Ban Still In Effect

The National Weather Service cancelled the blizzard warning for New Jersey at 3:51 this morning. A winter storm warning remains in effect.

The travel ban in New Jersey ordered by the Christie Administration has not been lifted as of 5:55 am.  NJ Transit is closed.  Seastreak crews are standing by to resume ferry service for Monmouth County commuters once the travel restriction has been lifted.

Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service in Mt Holly issued an apology to decision makers, politicians and the general public via twitter at about 1 am.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 13-15, 2014

 

Monmouth County Post CardBy Greg Kelly

 

Friday, June 13

• Air Supply at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Fine Art & Craft Show at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

• Campfire on the Beach at Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

• Butler at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Oceanport Lions Club Strawberry Festival – MORE INFO

• NJ Seafood Festival (Belmar) – MORE INFO

• All My Sons at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Hit the Road, Jack at First Ave Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Third at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Atlantic Highlands Farmer’s Market – MORE INFO

• Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO

• Dr. George Sheehan 5k Classic (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Laugh 4 a Cause with Mike Marino (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Spring into Summer Book Sale (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

• Ocean Grove Tent Revival Meeting – MORE INFO

• Nelson Riveros Trio (Matawan) – MORE INFO

• Online Travel Planning Class (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 13-15, 2014