SPRING LAKE — When the 73-acre Wreck Pond overflows, a decades-long problem, its surge prompts frequent beach closures and carries devastating impacts to the coastal environment and nearby homes. With the completion of a concrete culvert that is part of Gov. Chris Christie administration’s $7.4 million lake restoration project, officials are a step closer to improving… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, Wreck Pond | Comments Off on Work completed to ease flooding, beach closures near Spring Lake pond
By Art Gallagher
If a pre-op transgender person with boobs and male parts goes topless in public, is that person violating anti-nudity ordinances?
I’d ask Congressman Frank Pallone, but he couldn’t tell me if a woman with all the parts she was born with should have the right to go topless wherever a man does when I caught up with him three years ago. Since then, the president of the GoTopless movement has publicly chastised the congressman and he runs the other way whenever he sees me.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Belmar, Congressman Frank Pallone, Dirty Doherty, Equal Rights, GoTopless Day, GoTopless.org, Lawless Matt Doherty, Maitreya Rael, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Raelian Movement, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »
Ground spraying to occur in Ocean Township and Spring Lake on Thursday morning
The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division will be conducting a ground spray operation in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township on residential streets near Palaia Park, specifically, north of Deal Road to Dow Avenue and east of State Highway 35 to Whalepond Road and in Spring Lake on residential streets south of Washington Street to Monmouth Avenue and First Avenue west to the NJ Transit railroad tracks on Thursday morning August 25.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County Mosquito Control, Monmouth County News, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Serena DiMaso, Spring Lake | Comments Off on Monmouth County continues to battle West Nile Virus
County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake
Monmouth County’s Mosquito Control Department has discovered evidence of the West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands and the Hillside section of Middletown.
Residential streets in Atlantic Highlands east of First Avenue to Sears Avenue and north to E. Washington Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, and from Portland Avenue to Grand Avenue north of Hillside Avenue in the Hillside section of Middletown will be ground sprayed on Tuesday morning July 26 from 4 a.m. till 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to an announcement by Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Lake Como, Middletown, Monmouth County Mosquito Control, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake, West Belmar, West Nile Virus | Comments Off on County combats West Nile Virus in Atlantic Highlands, Middletown, Lake Como, West Belmar and Spring Lake
“A huge shared service partnership comprising all levels of government and non-profit partners working together to improve the environment, the safety of residents and their property.” That is how Freeholder Director Tom Arnone characterized the Wreck Pond Restoration Project, Phase II of which was kicked off yesterday in Spring Lake.
Congressman Chris Smith, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Assemblyman Dave Rible, Arnone, Freeholders Serena DiMaso and Gary Rich, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife field supervisor Eric Schrading and American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham gathered in the cold yesterday to commemorate the progress of the project that is coming to fruition after more than a decade of advocacy, study and planning.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: American Littoral Society, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County News, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Wall Township, Wreck Pond | 4 Comments »
SPRING LAKE — The operator of a boat that washed up onto a jetty in Spring Lake, prompting a daring rescue by emergency personnel and lifeguards, has been charged with being under the influence of alcohol at the time, authorities said on Saturday. Thomas McGinley, 51, of Toms River, was charged with boating under the influence… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: boat crash, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake, Thomas McGinley | Comments Off on Man accused of boating under the influence in Spring Lake boat crash
Governor Chris Christie will be joined by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin in Spring Lake tomorrow to announce a Flood Mitigation Grant.
Christie and Martin are scheduled to appear at Spring Lake Fire Company #1, 1007 5th Ave, Spring Lake at 11:30 a.m., according to announcement from the Governor’s Office.Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: Chris Christie, DEP, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Flood Mitigation, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »
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 »