By Joe Sinagra
She 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: admin | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Environment, Jersey Shore, Joe Sinagra, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sadie Fleming, Union Beach | Comments Off on Sadie Says: Don’t be a poopie head. Pick up your trash and don’t litter on the beach!
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
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: admin | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Tags: Chris Christie, Mayor Paul Smith, Monmouth County, Paul Smith, Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Union Beach | 1 Comment »
Governor 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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Union Beach | Tags: Chris Christie, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Union Beach | 1 Comment »
Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bob Menendez, FEMA, Flood Maps, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, National Flood Insurance Plan, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: FEMA, Flood Insurance, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, National Flood Insurance Plan, Richard and Sandra Drake, Richard Drake, Sandra Drake, Sen Bob Menendez, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Comments Off on N.J. couple hit with $33K flood insurance bill after Sandy gets reprieve
Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County, Union Beach | Tags: Gateway Church of Christ, Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, Jakeabob’s, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Spoon Full of Hope, Union Beach | Comments Off on Bon Jovi opening community kitchen in Monmouth County, plans another in Ocean
Posted: December 24th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Middletown, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Hurricane Sandy, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Room in our Hearts, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach, volunteers | 1 Comment »
The 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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: Law enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu, Police, Union Beach | 3 Comments »
Today 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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News | Tags: Eatontown, Freehold Township, Last day to register to vote, Monmouth County, Union Beach, Voter Registration | Comments Off on Today is the last day to register to vote on November 4
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.
Posted: July 3rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Union Beach | Tags: Union Beach, Union Beach Fireworks | Comments Off on Union Beach Fireworks Postponed Till Saturday