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Sadie Says: Don’t be a poopie head. Pick up your trash and don’t litter on the beach!

By Joe Sinagra

SadieShe is only 7 years old from Manville, NJ, and already knows how to get things done. On June 7, Sadie Fleming was at Monmouth County’s Union Beach that Sunday morning with her family.

The Union Beach Borough is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, recently undergoing an extensive restoration of its beach front due to the effects of hurricane Sandy. The beach offers a view of the New York City skyline and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Walking along the beach with her mom, dad, and her sister, Sadie couldn’t help but notice how dirty it was. Sadie was visibly upset that adults weren’t being responsible with their trash and not throwing their litter in the garbage. She was concerned that all that trash would wind up in the ocean, potentially killing the fish and wildlife.

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Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sadie Says: Don’t be a poopie head. Pick up your trash and don’t litter on the beach!

Christie, Army Corp Announce $202 million Flood Control Project In Union Beach (Video)

Governor Chris Christie came to Union Beach today announce the funding of a resiliency and flood control project that has been on the drawing board since 1995.

Photo by Paul Scharff

Photo by Paul Scharff

The project plans have been updated since Superstorm Sandy and will include:

  • The massive flood control project – funded by federal, state and local contributions – will consist of construction of levees, floodwalls, tide gates and pump stations.
  • The project will also rebuild beaches, dunes, and groins, which are jetty-like structures that are designed to slow loss of sand from beaches.
  • In addition, more than 25 acres of degraded wetlands will be restored to help better absorb flood waters.

The majority of funding for the massive flood control project will come from the federal government at $132 million. New Jersey will fund about $57 million and Union Beach will provide $17 million.

“Union Beach has long been one of the most susceptible areas to coastal flooding in New Jersey, a vulnerability that was made all too real when Sandy slammed the town with its record 14-foot storm surge,” said Governor Christie. “As part of our long-term recovery strategy, this $202 million resiliency project will finally give this close-knit community the protection they need and the sense of security they deserve to withstand future storms.”

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Posted: April 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s Union Beach Visit Moved To Boro Hall

IMG_3507Governor Chris Christie will visit Union Beach this afternoon for an announcement regarding a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Flood Control Project.

The event is scheduled to  start at 2:30 PM in the Council Chambers of Borough Hall, 650 Poole Ave.

Previous announcements and media reports said the event would be held Veteran’s Park

Posted: April 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Union Beach | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

0026Sandy devastated most of the homes on Ron Krauss’s block in Union Beach, NJ. October 29, 2012 seemed like just another day for Ron Krauss and his family. The Halloween decorations were up at their Union Beach home, and though Sandy was approaching, Krauss wasn’t terribly worried. “We said we’re going to stay because nobody was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. couple hit with $33K flood insurance bill after Sandy gets reprieve

assetContentUNION BEACH — Nine months ago Richard Drake opened a letter notifying him of a 55-fold increase in his flood insurance premium even though he and his wife, Sandra, raised their Union Beach home three feet above federal requirements. Since then, Drake feared the $33,000-a-year bill would force his family to walk away from the home… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, FEMA, Flood Maps, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, National Flood Insurance Plan, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. couple hit with $33K flood insurance bill after Sandy gets reprieve

Bon Jovi opening community kitchen in Monmouth County, plans another in Ocean

assetContent (23)UNION BEACH — A community kitchen that served up meals in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged borough of Union Beach until closing down over the summer plans to reopen today thanks to Jon Bon Jovi. An arm of the New Jersey rocker’s nonprofit organization is sponsoring “Spoon Full of Hope,” a program run by Gateway Church of Christ… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bon Jovi opening community kitchen in Monmouth County, plans another in Ocean

Sandy victims home for holidays thanks to volunteer group | Di Ionno

assetContent (9)Katharine Koehler’s big idea began with a simple act of kindness. She brought coffee into Sandy-battered towns on the Raritan Bay for stunned homeowners and the volunteers helping them clean up and, in many cases, clean out. “I remember seeing heaps of people’s belongings – dressers, tables, chairs, all this furniture and household furnishings piled up… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Middletown, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Union Beach Joins Middletown in Supporting Law Enforcement With Blue Light

 

Blue LightsThe Borough of Union Beach is joining Middletown Township in showing their support of all law enforcement personnel by light their town blue between now and January 1st.

MMM has received an advanced copy of the following statement that the Borough will release on Tuesday:

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Posted: December 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Today is the last day to register to vote on November 4

voteToday is the last day to register to vote in New Jersey, if you want to vote in the General Election on November 4.

The Monmouth County Clerk of Elections’ Office told MMM that if your Voter Registration Application is post marked today, October 14, your registration will be valid today.  Postage is free, but if you go to the post office, ask the postal clerk to stamp a post mark on the application, just to be sure it is dated accurately.

You can also drop your application off at your municipal clerk’s office.  Three Monmouth County towns have extended hours today to accommodate new voters.  Eatontown is open until 8pm. Freehold Township is open till 7:30pm and Union Beach is open till 7pm.

The County Elections Offices at 300 Halls Mill Rd, Freehold, NJ is open until 9pm to accept Voter Registration Applications.  Download the form here. 

Posted: October 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Today is the last day to register to vote on November 4

Union Beach Fireworks Postponed Till Saturday

The Borough of Union Beach announced that the Independence Day Fireworks celebration on the beachfront, originally scheduled for tonight, July 3, has been postponed until Saturday night, July 5th, due to expected inclement weather.Sea Bright Fireworks 2013 Paul Scharff

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Union Beach | Tags: , | Comments Off on Union Beach Fireworks Postponed Till Saturday