Come join Belmar Mayor Doherty and Council members volunteer in a massive makeover cleaning up parks and streets in town.

Mayor Matt Doherty stated, "The Belmar Makeover" will be held from 9amuntil noon onSaturdayMay 19th,rain or shine. Volunteers are asked to meet at Belmar Elementary School on Main Street, between 11thand 12thAvenues, at the school steps.Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied with and an adult. Department of Public Works Superintendent Michael Campbell will arrange for supplies that will be needed for the cleanup, including bags and gloves. This is a great opportunity for students to satisfy their Community Service Hours.

Volunteers will be given assignments at the following locations:

  • Maclearie Park
  • Silver Lake
  • E Street Park
  • Individual Streets

Participants are advised to dress for working outdoors. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a season Belmar Beach badge and other prizes.

If you have any questions, please call Belmar Department of Public Works at 732-681-0452.

Request for Proposal - Taylor Pavilion Vendors  


Request for Proposal

For Professional Service Designation


Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44-20.5, et seq, through a fair and open process, the Borough of Belmar, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, is requesting sealed proposals/submissions for the following:  Licensed Caterers for Taylor Pavilion


Date of Receipt of Proposal:  July 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time.


Proposal/Submission packages are available at:

Borough Clerk’s Office, 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719, NJ during normal business hours, or by calling 732-681-3700, or fax request to 732-681-3434 or at


Proposal/Submissions will be publicly opened and read by the Business Administrator or designated representative, at the Borough of Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ, on the date and time noted above. 


Businesses unable to be present for the opening of proposals may mail proposal package to the attention of the Borough Clerk at the above address.


Professional service designationors/vendors are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq, and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq., PL 2004, c.19, and Belmar Pay to Play Ordinance.

The successful professional/business will be required to provide, prior to award of the designation, their Affirmative Action documentation, New Jersey Business Registration (Form NJ BUS REG). Successful professional will also be required to comply with all terms imposed by NJ Elections Laws subject to campaign funding limits, and with the Borough of Belmar’s Pay to Play Ordinance.


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May 1st parking meters will go into effect in Belmar It's that time of year. On May 1st parking meters will go into effect in Belmar. You can find a pay station by looking for the above solar panels. 

You ALWAYS have to pay unless the the station is covered, PLUS exact change only. 

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Bathroom Openings May 1st: 8th and 11th ave bathrooms will open. (Daytime Only)

May 15th: All other bathrooms will be open


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Municipal Court Career Opportunity The Belmar, Lake Como and Spring Lake Shared Municipal Courts are seeking a qualified, detail-oriented individual with excellent customer service and communication skills to work under the direction of the Municipal Court Judge and Municipal Court Administrator of the municipal court.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Court Administrator with the following:

Answering queries from the public, employees, clients, attorneys, etc.; supervising staff; preparing, reviewing and monitoring daily, weekly and monthly reports; evaluating reports; drafting correspondence; reconciling court accounts; complying with the New Jersey Rules of Court, Supreme Court Directives, laws and established policies and procedures governing the operation of the Municipal Courts.   Perform related duties, as required.

Applicants must either have been awarded the title of Certified Municipal Court Administrator, pursuant to NJSA 2B:12-11, or needs to be accredited, or in a position to become accredited within six months of the hire date pursuant to NJ Court Rule 1:41-3.  Applicants must also have experience working in a shared services court.

Please mail or email resume with salary requirements by April 30, 2019  to:

April Claudio, Municipal Clerk

Borough of Belmar

601 Main Street

Belmar, NJ  07719

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Proclamation from the Mayor and Council.  

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Fire hydrant flushing. Belmar will be switching from American Water back to Belmar's wells on April 1st. The Water Department needs to allow some of our well water to mix back into the system before doing the fire hydrant flushings. With that being said, the Water Department will be doing the flushings the week of April 8th. This will be done at night and will take all week.

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Code Red Message From Belmar Police Department


This is a Code Red Message from the Belmar Police Department.

This morning at approximately 7:45am, in Behrman Park, in Lake Como, a resident was walking her dog and there was an unprovoked attack by  a raccoon. Neither the dog nor its owner were injured in the incident. Police as well as the Monmouth County SPCA responded, however they were unsuccessful in capturing the raccoon.

While no one was injured in this particular incident, we continue to encourage our residents to be vigilant and cautious around any wild animals and if you see any animals that are acting strangely or aggressive please contact the Belmar Police Department immediately.

Again, if you see a raccoon or any other aggressive wildlife, please take precautionary steps to protect yourselves, family and pets and contact the police department.






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Help Wanted - Certified Municipal Finance Officer The Borough of Belmar is seeking a Certified Municipal Finance Officer. Applicants must be a State certified CMFO. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or at least three years of experience is preferred.  The position is responsible for all statutory requirements and duties of a CMFO. Duties include but are not limited to assist Administration in the preparation and management of municipal budget, reviewing expenditures for compliance with budget policies, monthly general ledger and bank reconciliations, grant writing, monitoring internal financial controls with regards to receipts and disbursements, capital planning and debt management, oversight of payroll and pension, reviewing contracts and other administrative duties as set forth by Mayor and Council. Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Edmunds, and Quickbooks. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary based on qualifications. Please send cover letter and resume to April Claudio, Municipal Clerk, Borough of Belmar, 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719 or by no later than October 10, 2018.

July Planning Board Meeting The July 16, 2018 Planning Board meeting has been cancelled.  

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Community Meeting The Borough of Belmar Mayor and Council will be hosting a community meeting on May 14, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at Borough Hall, 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the one-way streets throughout the Borough. This meeting is open to the public.

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Public Auction Notice
  • Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13(a), a sale at public auction shall be conducted by the Borough Clerk or her designee at Dempsey Park, 16th Avenue & Railroad Belmar, New Jersey of certain personal property:             

    Item Description

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     Said items are no longer needed for public use and said sale shall take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. prevailing time. In each instance, the sale of personal property shall be made at public auction, item by item and shall be sold in each case to the highest bidder for cash and the monies received from said sales shall be turned over to the Chief Financial Officer for deposit in the General Municipal Treasury.  Items are being sold in as is condition. Items can be inspected the day of the auction beginning at 15 minutes prior to the start of the auction and during the auction. The Mayor and Borough Council reserves the right to in any event reject the   highest bid, and if the highest bid is rejected to reject all bids.

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    Monmouth County Seeking Poll Workers for Elections  

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    RELEASE: Belmar Water Safety & Rip Current Awareness RELEASE:     Belmar Water Safety & Rip Current Awareness

    Mayor Matthew J. Doherty

    Colleen Connolly, Business Administrator


    Today the Borough of Belmar launched a water safety and rip current awareness effort on every beach along Belmar’s 1.3 miles of oceanfront.  Belmar’s Police and Public Works Departments established 19 locations along the beachfront where now stand educational signage on rip currents and a flotation buoy.  The signs are written in both English and Spanish and pictorially explain how to get out of a rip current.  The flotation buoys will also be placed at Belmar’s L Street Beach on the Shark River.


    “Only swim when lifeguards are present, this is the one and only true way to stay safe in the ocean.” said Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty, “Our lifeguards are wonderful, but they cannot be there 24 hours a day and we sadly acknowledge that people will unfortunately attempt to swim outside of guarded hours.  Chief Huisman came to me with this idea and we’re moving full steam ahead. If this awareness effort saves even one life, it will be worth it.”


    “In addition to the hundreds of saves made by lifeguards during the day, many evening saves are made by surfers, off duty lifeguards, first aid and police officers.  The flotation buoys are now at every beach to assist those attempting to help a distressed swimmer until first responders arrive.” Said Chief Andrew Huisman.

    This effort is the start of an ongoing public education campaign for Belmar’s beach goers, residents and school aged children.  The Belmar Police Department is working with the Monmouth County Dive Team to deploy resources to better inform and prepare Belmar beachgoers for the inherent dangers of our ocean.


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    Taylor Pavilion Ribbon Cutting On Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00am, United States Senator Robert Menendez, United States Senator Cory Booker and United States Congressman Frank Pallone will join Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty to officially cut the ribbon for Taylor Pavilion at 5th Avenue & Boardwalk.  All are invited to attend this celebratory moment of Belmar’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

    After the ribbon cutting ceremony, all are invited to stay for a reception in Taylor Pavilion.  Live music will be provided by the Danny White Band.  Food and drink will be provided by a wide variety of Belmar restaurants in a “Taste of Belmar” celebration.

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    The Taylor Pavilion is a 6,800 square foot facility that houses Belmar’s beachfront operations, event and meeting space and an Christian Dior Bags oceanfront concession.  Merri-Makers of Edison, NJ won the lease for the space in March of 2017 via public auction and will operate “Cruz Bay Café” starting in May 2017.  The previous Taylor Pavilion was decimated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

    In January 2016, Belmar Mayor and Council awarded a $5.45 million dollar contract to Epic Construction of Piscataway, NJ for both the Taylor Pavilion and the Howard Rowland Public Safety Pavilion at 10th Avenue.  Epic Construction also constructed Belmar’s boardwalk in 2013 which was the first major infrastructure project to commence at the Jersey Shore in response to Superstorm Sandy.

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    Summer Taxi License Auction  






    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 


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    1. Pursuant to Borough Ordinances, Chapter 21, a sale at public auction shall be conducted by the Municipal Clerk or designee at the Municipal Building, 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey, of seven (7) Summer Taxi Owner’s Licenses. Said sale shall take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time.


    1. In each instance, the sale of each taxi owner’s license shall be made at public auction, with a minimum bid of $400, and shall be sold to the highest bidder for cash and the monies received from said sales shall be turned over to the Chief Financial Officer for deposit in the General Municipal Treasury. No person or company may hold or purchase more than one license.


    1. Each Summer Taxi Owner’s License would be valid from May 15th to September 15th for the year 2017. Each license is for the operation of no more than five (5) vehicles.


    1. The Borough shall have the option to grant a one year extension for 2018 for each licensee holder; any such extension request must be made by the license holder in writing to the borough clerk prior to February 1, 2018.  The borough may approve or reject the request for extension which would be payable at the same annual rate.


    1. The highest bidder of each license will be required to complete an application and submit proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Upon submission of documents and all monies each taxicab driver that works for said licensed owner shall be required to complete an application and submit appropriate fees for a Summer Taxi Driver’s License.

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    1. All license holders and taxicab operators will be required to be processed by the Belmar Police Department which includes fingerprinting and a background check.
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    Christie Administration Announces Housing Recovery Information Session in Monmouth County to Help Homeowners and Rental Property Owners Hard Hit by Superstorm Sandy  


    Information Session to be Held in Belmar on November 2nd to Answer RREM, LMI, and LRRP Program Applicants’ Questions about Rebuilding Their Properties



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    The Information Session will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Belmar Recreation Gym, 601 Main Street, Belmar, to provide individualized, hands-on assistance to help eligible RREM Program, LMI Program and LRRP participants with any housing recovery questions or issues they might have.


    Approximately 2,400 applicants have attended the previous Information Sessions held since October 2014 in communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy, including Monmouth County communities such as Keansburg, Middletown, Union Beach, Manasquan and Sea Bright.


    Information Sessions are designed to provide one-on-one attention to address homeowners’ questions that arise during all stages in their RREM or LMI Program process. This Information Session is also offering assistance to property owners in LRRP, which is designed to restore rental units that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rent the units to low-to-moderate income (LMI) households at approved affordable rents following completion of repairs.


    Information Sessions have been held in each of the nine counties the federal government determined were most impacted by Superstorm Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union).


    “We encourage applicants in our housing recovery programs to come to the Information Session if they have questions about their project. With experts on hand to provide answers and offer guidance, it is a great opportunity for applicants to get the information they need to keep moving forward with their recovery,” said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Charles A. Richman, whose Department administers many of the State’s Sandy housing recovery initiatives.  


    Representatives from the DCA’s Sandy Recovery Division and Housing Recovery Centers, as well as RREM and LRRP Program Managers, who can answer specific questions about the RREM Program, LMI Program and LRRP, will be present. Additionally, representatives of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will be available to discuss best practices in selecting a reliable contractor to undertake rebuilding work.


    Housing Counselors from the Sandy Recovery Housing Counseling Program will also be in attendance to offer RREM Program and LMI Program participants free HUD-certified housing counseling services for a wide array of housing-related issues, including foreclosure prevention, mortgages, budgeting, and rental guidance.


    Furthermore, information will be available about the Rental Assistance Program (RAP), which was launched last year to help homeowners in the RREM Program and LMI Program pay for temporary housing while their primary homes are being repaired, rebuilt or elevated. Through the RAP initiative, homeowners who have signed their grant agreement and meet other eligibility criteria are eligible for up to $1,300 per month for up to a total of 21 months of rental assistance.


    The RREM Program is the largest of the housing recovery programs launched by the State following Superstorm Sandy. The program provides grants to Sandy-impacted homeowners to cover rebuilding costs up to $150,000 that are not funded by insurance, FEMA assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, or other sources.


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    The LRRP Program provides up to $50,000 per storm-damaged rental unit to assist eligible rental property owners in repairing their residential rental properties. To be eligible for the award, a landlord must rent the repaired unit(s) to LMI households after project completion.


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    BELMAR MAYOR DOHERTY LEADS BI-PARTISAN MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTY COALITION IN OPPOSITION OF NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS’ OUTRAGEOUS RATE HIKE PROPOSAL Joined by a bi-partisan coalition of mayors from across Monmouth and Ocean County as well as New Jersey Citizen Action, the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, the Belmar St. Vincent de Paul Society and various small business owners, seniors, homeowners and renters at Federici’s on 10th restaurant in Belmar, Mayor Matt Doherty today vowed to fight New Jersey Natural Gas’ proposed 24 percent rate increase.  According to the Asbury Park Press, and the, the rate increase represents an additional $21.69 increase in an average customer’s monthly bill and is being proposed at the same time NJNG’s top five executives received nearly $13 million in compensation in 2015, which is up over 125% in the last two years.

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    Among the elected officials joining Mayor Doherty today were Brick Township Mayor John Ducey, Ocean Township Mayor Chris Siciliano, Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini, Manasquan Mayor Ed Donovan, Roosevelt Mayor Jeff Ellentuck and Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton.


    Doherty and the bi-partisan Say No To 24 Coalition released Belmar’s Council resolution against NJNG’s rate hike, began signing people up to join them in protest at hearings in Freehold to examine the rate hike proposal and called upon local governments throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties to join them in passing their own resolutions and to stand and fight against the rate hikes.


    “We have worked hard in Belmar to live within our means and continue to do more with less while providing our residents an increased level of service with no municipal tax increase over the past six years and New Jersey Natural Gas should do the same,” said Mayor Doherty. “Twenty one dollars a month is money for food, money for prescriptions, money for gas in people’s cars . . . money people do not have to spare.  New Jersey Natural Gas’ rate hike proposal would be unconscionable under any circumstances but is even more egregious given the millions of dollars in increased compensation being doled out to NJNG’s top five executives.  We are asking elected officials across Monmouth and Ocean Counties to join us in passing their own resolutions and to come with us to the hearings in Freehold on April 27 to fight on behalf of middle class families, small business owners, seniors and every other person who will be negatively impacted by this outrageous rate hike.”


    “Hard working families are being told they need to make household sacrifices while the executives at New Jersey Natural Gas are compensated millions of dollars for simply doing their jobs,” said New Jersey Citizen Action Associate Executive Director Dena Mottola Jaborska.  “The people impacted by NJNG’s proposed rate hike shouldn’t be forced to pay for five people’s raises and a corporate bottom line in order to heat their homes.  We are proud to stand and fight on behalf of working families and we will be helping Mayor Doherty organize against this greedy corporate money grab.”


    “While so many swiss replica watches continue to try and regain their economic footing and work towards fiscal recovery following the worst economic collapse in our country since the Great Depression, it is unconscionable to see a public utility company balancing their fiscal bottom line on the backs of middle class and working class families,” said Brianna Earle the Legislative Coordinator of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance.  “What’s worse is the realization that, while so many would be forced to figure out how to find the money in their household budgets to pay this huge rate hike, five executives are taking home nearly $13 million in compensation.  We are proud to stand with Mayor Doherty in the fight to get New Jersey Natural Gas to rescind their outrageous rate hike request before they do irreparable financial harm to families throughout the region.”


    Federici’s on 10th in Belmar and Federici’s Family Restaurant in Freehold co-owner Michael Federici, talked about the fact that NJNG’s rate hike would increase his monthly bill by $301.88 and his annual bill by $3,622.58 in his Belmar restaurant alone.


    "As a small business owner we watch every dollar, even small increases can mean the difference between turning a profit or not,” said Federici.  “This much of an increase would be extremely painful for a small business like us.  We work from month to month to make sure our restaurants flourish and our employees earn a decent living and it’s good to know that leaders like Mayor Doherty and the other members of this Coalition are fighting for small business owners like myself.”


    Doherty and members of the Say No To 24 Coalition will attend the rate hike hearings on April 27 at the Freehold Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Plaza-Schanck Road, Freehold Township at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Interested parties who would like to attend the Freehold hearings should sign up via email at  Transportation from Belmar will be provided.


    NJNG’s petition has been filed with the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) but is currently in front of an administrative law judge.



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    WHEREAS, New Jersey Natural Gas is a public utility operating in the Borough of Belmar, County of Monmouth providing natural gas energy to our residents and businesses; and


    WHEREAS, New Jersey Natural Gas has proposed raising gas rates by 24% on Belmar residents and business; and

    WHEREAS, The proposed 24% rate increase by New Jersey Natural Gas would increase an average Belmar homeowner’s gas bill by $260.00 a year; and

    WHEREAS, while proposing such an increase, New Jersey Natural Gas paid their top executives $13 Million in total compensation in 2015, a number 125% higher than 2013; and

    WHEREAS, Belmar Mayor & Council have worked to keep Belmar’s municipal taxes flat for 6 years to attempt to keep Belmar an affordable place for working class families and senior citizens; and

    WHEREAS, Belmar residents and business owners cannot afford to see their utility rates increase by 24%; and

    WHEREAS, Belmar Mayor & Council have an obligation to advocate on behalf of their residents and business owners

    NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Belmar in the County of Monmouth, that the 24% rate increase proposed New Jersey Natural Gas is excessive and unreasonable burden to Belmar’s residents and business owners and must not be implemented; and


    LET IT BE FURHTER RESOLVED that the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Belmar call upon all elected officials and government agencies in a position to block this increase do so in the best interests of Belmar citizens and business.

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    Public Auction AUCTION 


    Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 am 


    BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the u-boat replica watches Borough of Belmar as follows:


    1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13(a), a sale at public auction shall be conducted by the Borough Clerk or her designee at Dempsey Park, 16th and Railroad, Belmar, New Jersey of certain personal property:  



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    Said items are no longer needed for public use and said sale shall take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 am, prevailing time.


    2.         In each instance, the sale of personal property shall be made at public auction, item by item and shall be sold in each case to the highest bidder for cash and the monies received from said sales shall be turned over to the Chief Financial Officer for deposit in the General Municipal Treasury.


    3.         Items are being sold in as is condition. Items can be inspected the day of the auction beginning at 15 minutes prior to the start of the auction and during the auction.


    4.         The Mayor and Borough Council reserves the right to in any event reject the   highest bid, and if the highest bid is rejected to reject all bids.


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    New Marina Building Groundbreaking On Monday, February 1, 2016, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and Chef’s International will officially break ground on the new Marina Building at 12:00pm at 10th Avenue in the Belmar Manutti Marina.


    Chef’s International, owner and operator of the popular 9th Avenue Pier Patio Bar in Belmar, is the designated redeveloper for the Belmar Marina Building.  Chef’s International is investing $6 Million dollars for the construction of the new building that will house a restaurant, marina office and a bait and tackle shop.  Belmar will own the building and receive over $24 Million in rents from Chef’s International over the term of the lease.  This is a public/private partnership made possible by the Borough of Belmar, State of New Jersey and Chef’s International.


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    Monday, February 1, 2016


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    NJ – In response to recent municipal resolutions passed about new Coastal A zone construction regulations, which take effect March 21, 2016, New Jersey Department of

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    “The Uniform Construction Code is a performance code. The requirements for construction in Coastal A zones, like all code requirements, establish standards for performance. It is up to the design professional, in consultation with the homeowner, to determine the most appropriate way to elevate the structure. And as has always been the case, any design that meets the performance standards of the code would be approved by the local construction official. The assertions that pilings are the only permissible way to elevate in Coastal A zones and that block construction is prohibited are incorrect

    . While the default elevation method in Coastal A zones is pilings, a masonry foundation can be used provided the design professional has analyzed and accounted for all of the loads in the design.



    “Design professionals must take into consideration all anticipated loads, including the forces of wind and wave action and the ability of the soil to support a foundation. Design professionals have always had to design foundations to resist anticipated loads and to reflect local environmental conditions and the properties of the soil at the site. This is not a new concept.”

    Sandy Anniversary & Ribbon Cutting On Monday, October 26, 2015 United States Senators Robert Menendez and Corey Booker and United States Congressman Frank Pallone will join Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty to commemorate Belmar’s 3rd Anniversary of

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    This event celebrates the conclusion of Mayor Doherty’s national campaign to raise the funding needed to bring home Belmar’s last two displaced families.  In partnership with the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Rose, the initial fundraising goal of $200,000 was Breitling Replica Watches surpassed as donations of money, materials and labor poured in from around the country.  Half of the donors contributed at the $50.00 level or lower illustrating the grass roots effort behind the campaign.  Today over $240,000 has been donated and Belmar’s last two displaced families are returning home.

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    The Roberts/Keefe and Sperber families sustained significant damage to their homes during Hurricane Sandy and saw state and federal grant money for Sandy relief programs dried up or delayed while their home repairs continued to be ongoing and unaffordable.  The stories of the Roberts and Sperber families hit home with people here in New Jersey and around the country.  From a $2.00 donation from a donor in Chicago to a $5,000 donor from a woman in Illinois to platinum financial support from Ferreria Construction, D’Jais, Walmart and Maser Consulting; this was a labor of love and

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    Please join us:

    Ribbon Cutting

    Monday, October 26, 2015


    1002 14th Avenue

    Belmar, NJ


    Reception to follow at Stay Gold Café at 801 Main Street in Belmar; compliments of Stay Gold.


    The Saint Vincent DePaul Society of St. Rose in Belmar is a 501c(3) non-profit and opened an account at Central Jersey Bank for the express purposes of raising money and paying contractors for work completed.  ALL DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.


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    Dedication:                     Saturday, October 24, 2015


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    Local Firefighters Receive Lifesaving Equipment 7,871 Donation Strengthens Emergency Response  

    BELMAR, NJ (August 25, 2015) – Residents and Breitling Replica Watches firefighters of Belmar will be safer 

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    subsidiary of The Capacity Group of Companies) and Fireman’s Fund Insurance 

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    Automated External Defibrillator and essential first aid equipment.


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    out of hospital non-traumatic Sudden Cardiac Arrest and only one out of ten will 

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    also being the leading cause of firefighter deaths in the United States, the purchase of 

    these new devices will keep both community members and firefighters safer.

    “It is critically important that as first responders, we have the proper equipment needed 

    to save victims in any situation,” said Fire Chief George Burr. “We are extremely 

    grateful to Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, Inc. and Fireman’s Fund for this 

    grant.  This truly enables us to provide an increased level of service to the community 

    and safety for our firefighters.”

    Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, City Council members, Fire Department officials, 

    firefighters, and executives from Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, Inc. and 

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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 

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    BELMAR’S “HOME BY SUMMER” CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER 100,000 – HALF WAY TO GOAL Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty today announced that the “Home by Summer” campaign has already raised $104,000 in the 6 weeks since the launch of the fundraising drive in February. Home by Summer is the effort to return the last two families displaced by Superstorm Sandy to their homes in Belmar. The Keefe and Sperber families sustained significant damage to their homes and have seen the last of the state and federal grant money for Sandy relief programs run out while their home repairs continue to be ongoing and unaffordable.

    “We are halfway there. The response from Belmar residents, businesses and people around the country has been awe inspiring. Construction on both homes has recommenced and is well on schedule for completion by Summer 2015. Together we will make this happen.” said Mayor Doherty.

    Donations can be easily made through PayPal at have been received from individuals living in Texas, California, Illinois and Florida; ranging from $3 - $2,000 on PayPal and a mailed check for $5,000 from someone in Illinois. All donations have come from those who have been moved by the families stories and motivated to help.

    In an event just this past weekend, the Belmar Fishing Club and Beach Music Studios in Belmar raised over $4,000 in a concert featuring Danny White. Similar fundraising events are planned:

    March 29, 2015 ~ Bobby Byrne at the Belmar Elementary School Auditorium ~ 3pm
    April 11, 2015 ~ Zumba-thon with DeCarlo Fitness in the Belmar Gymnasium ~ 10am

    Early contributions from D’Jais Bar and Grille for $5,000, Maser Consulting for $5,000, M Public Affairs for $5,000 and the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh for $4,000 kicked off the fundraising effort that has now been complimented with grassroots fundraising events hosted by local businesses and performers.

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    Donations can be made online through PayPal by going and clicking the link “Home by Summer” or checks can be made out to “Home By Summer” and mailed to Borough of Belmar, Attn: Home by Summer, PO Box A, Belmar, NJ, 07719

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    Request for Proposals - Summer Day Camp BOROUGH OF BELMAR


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    It is the intention of the Borough of Belmar to award a Lease Agreement to qualified individuals or firms to provide the following:


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    As further detailed in the Request for Proposals, the Respondent will be responsible for the implementation and management of a summer day camp. The camp shall from June 29, 2015 to August 15, 2015, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Respondent will have use and access to the 8th Avenue Beach tent omega replica, Maclerie Park, 15th Avenue playground, Silver Lake playground, Memorial Field, Dempsey Park, K Street Pier, L Street beach, Public Library, all beach playgrounds, and the 3rd Avenue beach surf camp.


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    MAYOR DOHERTY GUEST BARTENDER AT CONNOLLY STATION, MAKES APPEAL FOR TOY DONATIONS Mayor Matthew J. Doherty and Connolly Station will host a toy donation event to benefit the Belmar 2014 Holiday Toy Drive, Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00pm Mayor Doherty will be guest bartender.


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    Belmar Toy Drive: Mayor Doherty Guest Bartender Night

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 


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    Entertainment: Danny White Band

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    BELMAR RECEIVES OVER 10 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING Belmar has received two substantial payments from FEMA in the past three weeks to total $10.3 Million in federal reimbursements for response and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.  To date, Belmar has received $13.6 Million in reimbursements from FEMA for storm related expenses.


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    The two payments received by Belmar include $8.6 Million towards the rebuilding of the boardwalk and $1.7 Million received for debris removal.  In addition to the $13.6 Million received, Belmar officials continue to pursue reimbursement of another $9 Million for the remaining storm related expenses to date.


    “The residents of Belmar are strong, they have shouldered through this disaster and the many challenges we have faced since the storm. I am thankful for the unwavering support of our elected officials and partners at FEMA for ensuring that Belmar sees reimbursement of all storm related expenses.”  Said Mayor Doherty.


    From the initial days after the storm Representatives Frank Pallone and Chris Smith, Senators Bob Menendez and the late Frank Lautenberg, and Governor Chris Christie have advocated for Belmar.

    Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty Welcomes the Summer Season & Encourages Fire Safety  

    Mayor Doherty, The Belmar Fire Department and Fire Marshall would like to share some fire safety tips that may be helpful when enjoying the upcoming summer season.  As the summer season approaches many of us love to gather together and enjoy fresh, grilled food.  Grilling at home can be hazardous if not practiced safely and properly. 

    The weather has been becoming nice and the time and season for outdoor cooking and grilling begins. We would like to take this time to remind everyone how to be fire safe when cooking and grilling outdoors.

    Annually Fire Departments across the Nation respond to an estimated 7,500 grill related fire incidents; resulting in nearly 5,000 injuries and approximately 27 million dollars in property damages. Below are some commonsense but yet mostly overlooked fire safety tips you should remember.

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    • If you purchased a new grill this year be sure to read and understand the manufacturer’s guidelines prior to using the unit for the first time. For those using a grill from the previous season be sure to check the unit out thoroughly that all part are intact, cleaned  and working prior to first use.
    • Before using a new gas grill or starting up one from a previous season, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes - where the air and gas mix - are not kinked, blocked or broke. Spiders like to make their homes inside of these areas causing blockages and squirrels like to snack these areas causing breaks.
    • If using propane be sure to have your tank filled or swapped by a certified LPG vendor.
    • Be sure your propane or gas connecting is secured as well as the tank prior to using the unit.
    • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking. If your clothing catches fire; stop where you are, drop to the ground and roll; covering your face and eyes. Running will only fan the flames and increase your chance of severe injury.
    • When using a charcoal or wood burning grill be careful when using lighter fluid. Use extreme caution when adding fluid to an already lit fire; the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.
    • Supervise and keep children safely away from all outdoor grills. Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately.
    • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.
    • Never grill in enclosed or covered areas and keep the grill at least 5 to 7 feet away from any combustible item including your house, garage and shed.
    • Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand and familiarize yourself with the proper use prior to operating the grill.

    In addition to the above you should familiarize yourself with any State and Local codes which may govern the use and location of a grill.

    N.J.A.C 5:70 -3 of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code Prohibits the use and storage of Charcoal, Wood Burning and LPG (Propane) cooking devices and outdoor fireplaces in or on any porch, deck, balcony, or within 5 feet of any combustible construction. Exceptions are only detached one and two-family dwellings.

    PROHIBITED in ALL Multi-Family Dwellings with 3 living units or more.

    PROHIBITED in ALL Apartments and Condominiums

    And finally if you have any questions or doubts as to the use and placement of a grill or other outside cooking device or fireplace please contact your local Fire Marshal.  Belmar’s Chief Fire Marshall is John Rizzitello who may be reached at732-681-3700 x239.

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    MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Belmar will host its Annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 28, 2014


    Mayor Matt Doherty announced today that Belmar will host its annual Military Appreciation Day at the 5th Avenue Beach on June 28, 2014.  In gratitude for all those who fight to protect and keep us free; all members of the military and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Belmar beach, now fully restored from Hurricane Sandy.  A day of good food, music, prizes and beach activities are planned, all free of charge for our heroes and their families.


    EVENT DETAILS:                  

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    12:009m – 4:00pm

    5th Street Beach in Belmar, NJ


    No pre-registration is required and all service members must do to enter the event is display their military identification.  Both active military members and veterans are welcome.  Free parking is provided.

    Belmar Voted 1 Beach in Central Jersey Today, Belmar was voted the #1 beach in Central Jersey and the #6 best beach in New Jersey through the Top Ten Beaches Competition, sponsored by New Jersey Tourism, the NJ Sea Grant Consortium, and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Coastal Research Center.


    Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty said, “We are excited to be selected the best beach in Central Jersey. We are proud of how we have recovered from Hurricane Sandy, and rebuilt our boardwalk and beach.  We look forward to a great 2014 summer season.”

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    Belmar makes up a stretch of 1.3 miles of beachfront with the pristine conditions, an abundance of activities, and easy beach accessibility.  Belmar cleans and grooms the beach every morning, and starting this year, smoking is completely prohibited on the entire beach and boardwalk. We have a stellar team of lifeguards, police, first aid, water rescue and fire department members ready to assist visitors when needed.


    “It is great when voters express what we believe.  Belmar and its businesses are very visitor friendly.  A variety of restaurants, boutique shops and lodging are here to meet your needs. From beautiful sunrises on the beach to awesome sunsets at the Marina we have it all.” Said Tom Volker, Owner of Inn at the Shore. 


    Belmar’s beaches have more public playgrounds than another other beach in NJ with playgrounds at 3rd, 8th, 12th and 16th Avenue Beaches.  Activities for children include boogie boarding, kayaking and surfing. We pride ourselves on the cleanest restrooms on the Jersey Shore.  We offer a surf camp at 3rd Avenue where visitors of all ages can take surfing lessons. For active beachgoers who prefer dry land activities, several of our beaches are equipped with poles for volleyball nets; even if you don’t have your own equipment, it’s easy to join a game.


    Belmar prides itself on the accessibility of our beach. Every beach entrance is ADA compliant and features Mobi-Mats that provide a hard surface to operate a wheel chair, pair of crutches, or baby stroller.  Our boardwalk features a 6 foot center strip for smooth operation of a wheel chair.


    Our beach season never ends but our official kick-off starts Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 23rd and runs through Monday, September 1st, Labor Day Weekend.  We have traditional food and beverage outlets on our boardwalk with plenty of parking available.


    When compared to surrounding beach communities’ 2014 prices, our season beach badge is the lowest-priced in the area at $50 and our daily badge is only $7.  Children 15 and under are free so a family of 4 can enjoy a day at the beach for just $14.00.  Beach admission for first responders and active military is always free.  We also partner with NJ Transit to create packages that make family beach visits more affordable for our customers; you can save up to $6.50 when you purchase a daily badge at the same time as a train ticket.


    Belmar was also voted one of the top ten Beaches for Ecotourism, # 1 in Central Jersey for Family Vacations and one of the Top Ten for Day Trips. Come visit our beach and learn for yourself why Belmar earns the designation of best beach in Central Jersey. 



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    Belmar Officials Team with FEMA in Outreach to Small Businesses Mayor Matthew J. Doherty today announced that the Borough of Belmar Officials will conduct a day of service on Wednesday, April 30th in partnership with FEMA.  Borough and FEMA Officials will visit every Belmar Business to deliver information on disaster preparedness and Borough services.


    The borough is participating in FEMA’s America’s PreparAthon, a national day of action to educate residents, business owners and officials in communities across the nation about the importance of preparing for a potential disaster.

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    “This day of service will get Borough officials out of their offices and into the streets, visiting our small businesses door-to-door.  Information about Borough services and disaster preparedness will not only help our business to better respond to emergencies and disasters, but strengthen the relationship between the Borough and our business community.” Said Mayor Doherty.


    As Borough officials go door-to-door, representatives from FEMA will be on hand to support them in delivering this important information to the community.  The goals of America’s PreparAthon are to encourage Americans to understand what disasters are likely to happen in their community, know what to do to be safe, prepare for future disasters and participate in community resilience planning.


    With the summer season just around the corner, the Borough of Belmar and FEMA’s PerparAthon offers businesses and the larger community an opportunity to learn about the steps we can take to prepare for and protect against another natural disaster rolex replica uk.


    For more information please contact Belmar Business Administrator Colleen Connolly at 732-681-9191.

    Air Quality Awareness Week New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is kicking off Air Quality Awareness Week, April 28 – May 2, 2014 (  This week emphasizes that you can protect your health, as well as the health of others, by paying attention to your local air quality and living a healthier lifestyle, while still enjoying outdoor activities and saving some money, all at the same time!


    By making simple changes to your everyday routine, such as not letting your car idle, keeping your vehicle’s maintenance up-to-date, combining automobile trips, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, avoiding painting or cleaning on poor air quality days, and limiting outdoor activities on these days, you can reduce air pollution, lessen your impact on your health and the environment, and likely save money in the process. 



    New Jersey’s Air Quality Awareness Week 2014 focuses on educating the public about air pollutants and the Air Quality Index (AQI).  The messages include examples of the sources of the pollutants, associated control measures, recent actions taken by New Jersey to control the pollutant, and how the AQI relates to air quality and human health. The week also highlights how even our daily routine can impact our environment.  As a follow-up, there are tips and suggestions to reduce ozone and fine particle pollution.  All of the week’s air quality facts and actions can be found at  This site also highlights area or local events scheduled during and around Air Quality Awareness Week. 



    New Jersey’s efforts coincide with a National initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The federal agencies’ facts can be found at  Follow this effort on Facebook ( and Twitter (



    Remember to check your local air quality on the NJDEP’s Air Monitoring website ( or by subscribing to EnviroFlash, (, an online alert system, to receive air quality information straight to your email inbox or cell phone.


    USEPA’s new mobile application, AIRNow (, provides real-time location-specific air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day.


    Please, forward this email to anyone who would be interested. Thank you.

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    Borough receives 650,000 Grant Mayor Matthew J. Doherty today announced that the Borough of Belmar was awarded a $650,000 grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to make streetscape improvements on Main Street between 10th Avenue and 5th Avenue.

    “These improvements to Belmar’s Main Street enhance the appeal of our downtown and will attract more customers to our restaurants, retail shops,franck muller replica watches and other businesses in the area. This award assists Belmar’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy and will support Belmar’s continued growth as a tourist destination for the metropolitan area and beyond.” Said Mayor Doherty. “I extend our gratitude to Michelle Brown and the NJEDA team for this grant award.”

    The street-scape project is a continuation of the improvements previously completed on Main Street between 16th Avenue and 10th Avenue. The project includes updated and energy efficient street lighting and sidewalk improvements to make a more walkable downtown. The newly awarded project will have a positive impact on both aesthetics and safety.

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    Notice to Bidders NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that open public bids will be received by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Belmar, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Municipal Complex, Council Chambers, 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey, at 6:00 p.m.;

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    (Only the space is to be provided either in front of the boardwalk or on the boardwalk. Tenant is responsible for providing the kitchen facility of their choice with approval from the Mayor & Council.)

    Each lease is for a term of five (5) months from the execution of the lease.

    The minimum starting bid will be $1500 per each space.

    For all leases a bid deposit of $500 submitted no later than the beginning of the public auction in the form of cash, certified check or money order payable to the Borough of Belmar is required.  The lease shall be made to the highest bidder by open public bidding at auction.

    The Mayor and Borough Council reserve the right to in any event reject the highest bid, and if the highest bid is rejected to reject all bids. The successful bidder shall be required to execute the form of lease available from the Borough Clerk during Borough business hours, the terms and conditions of said lease being incorporated in this Resolution and Notice to Bidders as if set forth fully herein.

    Specifications or any additional information may be obtained at the office of the Borough Clerk, (732) 681-3700 Ext. 225 during regular business hours 9:00 am till 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays or at

    Required bidder information can be found in the bid documents.  All bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c.127.


    By Order of

    Mayor Matthew Doherty

    Borough of Belmar

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    Impact of Storm Sandy on your State & Federal Taxes MOVE aka Manasquan Organization Volunteer Efforts is hosting a seminar, "Impact of Storm Sandy on your State & Federal Taxes" (Speakers from NJ Division of Taxation & Internal Revenue Service) On Thursday, March 20, 2014 7 p.m. at Manasquan Elks Lodge, 17 Stockton Lake Blvd, Manasquan, NJ. Additional info by calling 732-556-7577.

    2014 Made in Monmouth Made in Monmouth expo, to be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at the MAC at Monmouth University.  This event brings more than 140 vendors of consumer products made in Monmouth County together in one place to showcase and sell their products.  The event is open to and free to both vendors and the public.


    This year we are also conducting a food drive to benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.



    Freehold: Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that work continues on the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Hazard Mitigation Plan update Breitling Watches  process. The plan is a documented evaluation of the hazards to which a community is susceptible and the extent to which these events will occur.


    On Thursday February 27, OEM held two workshop sessions as part of the ongoing Monmouth County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan update process. The work sessions included a presentation from the consulting firm URS Corporation, who was hired through a FEMA grant. The sessions provided municipalities with assistance on the development and documentation of the mitigation strategy.  Monmouth County’s mitigation strategy is designed to reduce and eliminate risks to people and property from natural hazard events. The need for mitigation strategies has increased due to the increase in natural hazard occurences.


    “As a result of Superstorm Sandy, this plan and the information contained within it has never been more important,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose agency oversees the Office of Emergency Management. “Based on the hazards and risks, the projects identified by each town and Monmouth County will help shape the mitigation planning for the next several years.”


    The current Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by Monmouth County and municipalities in 2009. Under FEMA guidelines it is required to be updated every five years. The County has taken the lead on the overall planning process to guide the fifty-three municipalities in an effort to meet the FEMA requirements and therefore be able to officially adopt the plan.


    Upon completion, Monmouth County OEM will submit the plan to New Jersey OEM and FEMA for final approval . Once approved by those two agencies, each municipality will be required to formally adopt the plan. They will then continue to be eligible for pre and post disaster mitigation grant funding. The County anticipates the draft plan will be available and ready for public comment by late spring of 2014. It will then be posted to the Office of Emergency Management’s website.


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    St. Rose Lenten Fish & Chips Dinner The St. Rose Rosary Altar Society and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Rose Church, Belmar are sponsoring a Lenten Fish and Chips Dinner on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the St. Rose High School Cafeteria – 607 Seventh Ave, Belmar.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  Take-out and delivery options are available (call ahead with your order at number below).   

    The dinner will be prepared by Tastefully British (Breitling Watches Christian Dior handbags  ) – and includes fish, chips, coleslaw, dessert, coffee/tea and soda. 

    Tickets are on sale by contacting the Parish Office – 732-681-0512 x415.

    Please help support two wonderful organizations of St. Rose Church!

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    Swiss replica watches The Borough is preparing for the oncoming snow storm.  Please move all vehicles off of the streets immediately.  This is necessary to allow our snow removal operation to proceed quickly and without impediment. Chopard Replica If you require assistance with off the street parking please ask your neighbors Best Breitling Swiss Replica for space or utilize the parking areas at Dempsey Lot on 13th Avenue or Borough Hall at 6th and Main Street.  Vehicles left on the street may be plowed in or ticketed.  Please move your vehicles immediately. You may return to parking on the street Saturday after 12:00 noon.

     JCP&L anticipates power outages in our area.  If you experience power loss please quickly call JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS or 888-544-4877.  Do not assume your neighbor will call.

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    Mayor Matthew J. Doherty today received a generous and massive donation of 1,000 Hess Trucks from the Hess Corporation.  Belmar launched its annual Toy Drive last week and is presently attempting to gather enough toys to assist all Belmar residents in need this Holiday Season.


    “The Hess Corporation was a big partner to the Borough last year in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, their donation this season shows their continued dedication to the residents of Belmar.  I can’t thank them enough.” Mayor Doherty said.


    There are still Belmar families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, who now face a second Christmas away from their homes.  Mayor Doherty launched the 2013 Toy Drive to ensure that every child has the magical holiday they deserve.  Consider supporting this initiative by donating new, unwrapped toys to Borough Hall at 601 Main Street or attending Connolly Station’s donation event on December 12th (details below).


    Connolly Station

    Belmar Toy Donation Event

    Guest Bartender: Mayor Doherty

    711 Main Street

    Belmar, NJ


    Thursday, December 12, 2013

    6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Live Music!


    Admission: $10.00 at the door or a New Unwrapped Toy


    Items needed for Infants-5th Grade:

    Fisher Price Toys, Disney Princess Dolls

    Legos, Tonka Trucks, Barbies

    Sports Equipment, Arts & Crafts Kits

    Puzzles, Board Games, Books



    Items needed for children grades 6th-8thGift Cards: Target, Wal-Mart, Claire’s Boutique, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Dunkin Donuts, Movie Theaters, Bath & Body Works etc.

    Belmar Out to Bid on Major Water Infrastructure Improvement Project The Borough of Belmar is out to bid on a Major Water Infrastructure Project to address aging water infrastructure in the Borough.


    Bids for this project will be received on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00pm at the Belmar Municipal Building.


    The detailed plans are viewable here and all questions and concerns regarding the bid should be directed to:

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    Regarding Attempts to Impede Belmar’s Recovery from Hurricane Sandy The Borough of Belmar learned today through various media outlets that certain individuals best replica watches may have filed suit in an attempt to block the reconstruction of the Oceanfront Pavilions that were decimated by Hurricane Sandy.

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    While the alleged suits still have not yet been served on the Borough, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty released the following statement:


    “Just 10 months ago, Hurricane Sandy took from Belmar our Oceanfront Pavilions that were beloved by residents and visitors alike.  Our Pavilions were a strong characteristic of our town as a beach community and vital to our beach front operations.  Their disappearance from the beachfront has been a loss to our character and a continuing reminder of what Sandy took from us.


    Belmar is recovering from the storm in a steadfast, resolute and honorable manner.  Our boardwalk was the first to be completed in time for Memorial Day 2013 and the result is beautiful.  If people like our new boardwalk they will love the new pavilions.


    These alleged lawsuits are blatant attempts to deter the borough from its recovery from the devastation leveled upon us by Hurricane Sandy.  It is important to me that people understand that these frivolous lawsuits serve only as a distraction and will result in additional expenses incurred by the borough and taxpayers.  I am committed to continuing to act in the best interests of all Belmar residents.  Anyone who attempts to impede our progress should be ashamed of themselves.


    There are those who want to scare residents and distort the facts.  The facts are these:

    • No property tax dollars from Belmar residents will be used to finance the pavilions.  Rather, the financing will be a combination of insurance, federal funding and beach badge revenue. 
    • The new buildings are tastefully designed, worthy of the Belmar beachfront and designed to support beachfront operations, Life Guards, First Aid and Police operations. 
    • We will be aggressive about getting federal funding for the pavilions.
    • Increasing daily badges $1 and season badges $10 will cover the cost of financing the pavilions.
    • There will be no increase to Senior badges.
    • We have held more public meetings about the pavilions than any other subject since 2007.
    • The Taylor Pavilion has historically been a two story building.
    • There will not be a restaurant on the second floor of the new Taylor Pavilion.
    • There will be no liquor license at the new Taylor Pavilion.


    The designs for the new pavilions can be viewed at and I encourage feedback on the designs at”

    Belmar Secures Emergency Equipment & Vehicles at No Cost Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced Belmar’s successful efforts to obtain vital emergency management equipment and vehicles through the United States Department of swiss replica watches Defense’s Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) and the United States General Services Administration (GSA).  These federal programs make available to municipal law enforcement agencies, decommissioned military equipment and vehicles returning from service abroad.  These decommissioned vehicles and equipment are made available atno cost to the Borough of Belmar.


    Mayor Matthew J. Doherty said, “Belmar will never again be short of the vehicles and equipment needed to respond to emergencies like Hurricane Sandy.  Every piece of equipment we scrambled to find during Sandy is now the property of the Borough.  There was no cost to purchase these vehicles and equipment, showing again our commitment to responsibly manage tax payer dollars and prepare for the next emergency.”


    Belmar obtained the vehicles and equipment, valued at over $1,000,000, to ensure that in the event of an emergency, first responders will have the appropriate equipment to respond to all manner of emergency events, including storm surges.  The acquisition of these vehicles will allow the Borough fleet to be parked on high ground, safe from the debilitating effects of flooding.


    Belmar displayed several of the vehicles at the September 18, 2013 meeting of Mayor & Council and will hold a “Touch a Truck” Event on Saturday, October 26th from 11am – 3pm on Ocean Avenue between 17th & 20thAvenues.


    Through the efforts of the Belmar Police Department and the Belmar Department of Public Works, Belmar is now the owner of the following emergency management equipment and vehicles:


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    4 - Hummers

    Police, Water Rescue & DPW can utilize in emergencies and flooding events.


    1 - Unimog

    Versatile all-terrain vehicle equipped with a bucket loader and back hoe.


    2 - Bull Dozers

    Vital for beach dune management and emergency debris response.


    1 - Trailer Bed

    To facilitate the movement of equipment in a state of emergency.


    10  – 60 KW Generators

    Each generator has the capacity to supply power to a typical sized fire house or public building.


    11 – 10 KW Generators

    Each generator has the capacity to power fuel pumps and small structures and equipment.

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    To assist in the mobilization of generators in a state of emergency.


    The equipment will be maintained and serviced by Belmar’s on staff Mechanic and made available for loan to neighboring municipalities when not in service in the Borough. The equipment and vehicles were free to the Borough of Belmar however staff time and transportation costs were incurred to secure the vehicles.

    Mumps Outbreak The Monmouth County Department of Health today contacted the Borough of Belmar regarding a suspicion of multiple cases of Mumps in Monmouth County and a possible link to D’Jais, a popular bar and grill in Belmar.

     “This matter is being handled with great concern and sensitivity by the owners of D’Jais, the Borough and the County of Monmouth.  It is absolute necessary to advocate responsible and accurate information regarding these suspected cases.  D’Jais and the County of Monmouth are working together on ensuring that workers and patrons are safe and will follow all necessary protocols to ensure the matter is handled responsibly.  Nothing is more important than the health and well being of our residents.” said Colleen Connolly, Belmar Business Administrator.

    Mumps is a viral disease that is commonly spread by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes or talks. Items used by an infected person, such as cups or soft drink cans, can also be contaminated with the virus, which may spread to others if those items are shared.

    The Borough of Belmar, The County of Monmouth and the owners of D’Jais ask that if you are experiencing the swelling of salivary glands along with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite you should seek medical attention and call the Health Department at 732-431-7456.

    People who were vaccinated with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, as an infant and again between the ages of 4 and 6, are 90 percent less likely to contract mumps, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    There are several things you can do to help prevent spreading the virus to others:

    ·        Wash hands well and often with soap, and teach children to wash their hands too.

    ·        Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and put your used tissue in the trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

    ·        Stay home from work or school for five days after your glands begin to swell, and try not to have close contact with other people who live in your house.

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    San Gennaro Italian Festival is this weekend The Borough of Belmar is proud to host the 2nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore in downtown Belmar on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th. 

     The festival will fill Main Street in Belmar with authentic Italian foods, wines, games iwc replica watches and activities, starting with the traditional procession of the statue of San Gennaro, benefiting the Belmar Hurricane Sandy Displaced Family Grant Program.  Look for dancing, games for young and old and live entertainment. 

    The festival is an occasion to honor local officials of Italian-American descent who have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our area.  Claire Deike, long-time Belmar resident, former Belmar Elementary School Teacher and present Belmar Council President, will be honored as the Daughter of San Gennaro of the Jersey Shore. Thomas Gagliano, former Executive Director of New Jersey Transit and founding President of the Jersey Shore Partnership, will be honored as the Son of San Gennaro of the Jersey Shore, and Thomas Faragalli, owner of T&T Coast Buick in Sea Girt and Johnny Fries Restaurant in Ortley Beach, is being recognized as the San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore Italian-American Businessperson of the Year.

     The event starts on Saturday, September 7th with a Mass at 10:00am at St. Rose Church at 603 Seventh Avenue in Belmar.  The statue of San Gennaro will then lead a procession down Main Street to the Festival location.

     The festival will take place between 10th and 12th Avenues on Belmar’s Main Street from 11am until 8pm on Saturday, September 7th and from 11am until 6 pm on Sunday, September 8th.  

     Festival Information

    Mass:              Saturday, 10:00am St. Rose Church at 603. Seventh Avenue

    Procession:    Saturday immediately following Mass

    Festival:         Saturday 11am –8pm

    Sunday 11am – 6pm


    Movie:           “Big Night”

    Saturday 8pm at 12th and Main

    BELMAR OPENS COOLING CENTER AT 601 MAIN STREET Mayor Matthew Doherty announced today that the Borough of Belmar has opened a cooling center at 601 Main Street due to the heat wave impacting our area with temperatures expected to reach the high nineties throughout the week,


    The community room at 601 Main Street will be open as a Cooling Center all of this week.  Residents can come to the community room to get out of the heat and relax in the air conditioning; ice, water and games are also available.  Especially if you do not have air conditioning at home, consider coming to the community room any day this week from 9am – 4:30pm.  If you have questions about the cooling center, please call Kelly Williams at732-681-3700 x 218.


    We remind all our residents to keep as cool as possible and to drink plenty of water.  Remember that 11am to 3pm is typically the hottest part of the day and you should avoid exposure to the sun.  Children and seniors are the most vulnerable to heat stroke.


    We encourage everyone to stay safe and cool during this intensely hot week .

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    The following events are free and open to all.  With the present heat wave we encourage all our residents and event attendees to drink plenty of water and stay cool during the peak hours of the day, typically from 11am – 3pm.  As a reminder, the Borough’s Cooling Center is open at 601 Main Street from 9am to 4pm every day this week.


    WEDNESDAY, July 17th

    Join us for the 26th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest

    Belmar’s 18th Avenue Beach

    8:00 AM


    THURSDAY, July 18th

    “Songwriters on the Beach” by Brookdale’s 90.5 The Night & Belmar Tourism

    Featuring: Michael McDermott / Jerzy Jung


    5th Avenue Beach in Belmar


    Frank Rummler Memorial Band

    8:00pm – 10:00pm   

    Community Room at 601 Main Street, Belmar


    FRIDAY, July 19th

    Friday Night Concert Series

    Featuring: The Snakes


    Pyanoe Plaza


    SATURDAY, July 20th

    Choose Your Cover – Free Skin Cancer Screenings

    10:00am – 2:00pm

    5th Avenue Beach


    Movie on the Beach



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    Friday Night Summer Concert Series:  Every Friday night in the summer, different artists will be performing at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th & Main St. Concerts will begin at 7PM, weather permitting. For a full schedule of performers please

    Saturday Concert Series: Every Saturday night in the summer different artists will be performing at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th & Main St. Concerts will be from 7PM-9PM, weather permitting. For a full schedule of performers please visit

    Mondays - John Luckenbills Pops Band Starting July 1st, John Luckenbills Pops Band will be performing at the Pyanoe Plaza from 8PM-9:30PM every Monday night.

    Wednesdays - Drum Circle Every Wednesday night there will be a Drum Circle at Pyanoe Plaza from 6:30PM- 9:30PM. Bring your own drum and come and play!

    Thursdays - Frank Rummler Memorial Band Starting in July, the Frank Rummler Memorial Band will be performing every Thursday night at Pyanoe Plaza from 8PM- 10PM.



    Love to read? Every Sunday in July and August there is going to be a Meet the Authors event at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th & Main St., in front of the bookstore, Paperback Exchange. Local authors will be signing their books and chatting from 2-4pm.


    Four different authors will be attending the event each week. The authors to kick off the series on July 7th are:


    John Gibbs, author of “Furr-Face” and “Barnum’s Revenge.” His books are written for children directed at the middle school age.


    Christy Sloat, author of “The Crimson Key” and “The Brown House.” Her books can be classified as young adult paranormal thrillers.


    Katherine Polillo, author of “Destine” and “Devoted.” Her books can be found under the genre of young adult fantasy


    P.A. Chawla, author of “The Shenanigans of Time”, which is a literary relationships fiction novel.


    In the case of a rainy day, Meet the Authors will be held at Brandl Restaurant.


    For more information about these authors and the Meet the Authors event, you can!




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    Belmar will host its annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 6, 2013 In gratitude for all those who fight to protect and keep us free; all active military and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Belmar beach, now fully restored from Hurricane Sandy.  A day of music, good food, fabulous prizes and beach activities are planned, all free of charge for our heroes and their families.


    EVENT DETAILS:             

    Saturday, July 6, 2013*

    11:00am – 4:00pm

    5th Street Beach in Belmar, NJ


    No pre-registration is required and all service members must do to enter the event is display their active military identification.


    *The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 7, 2013

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    FEMA FUNDING MOVES TO 90 REIMBURSEMENT; BELMAR CELEBRATES LONG AWAITED FUNDING CHANGE Late Tuesday, Belmar received news that FEMA federal funding for response and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy has moved to a 90% reimbursement.  In response, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty released the following statement:


    “This news comes at a time when it couldn\'t be more needed. Now eight months replica watches for sale after the storm surge that placed thousands of Belmar residents in peril and wrought destruction across the Borough, we continue our daily fight to rebuild.


    This funding change is the direct result of bipartisan efforts of our elected officials.  From the initial days after the storm Representatives Frank Pallone and Chris Smith, Senators Bob Menendez and the late Frank Lautenberg, and Governor Chris Christie have advocated for this increase.  This funding is critical.


    This decision makes a world of difference to towns like Belmar, we have made significant progress since Hurricane Sandy, rebuilding our boardwalk, reopening our marina and returning all public parks to our residents.  However a great deal of work still faces us, the latent effects of Hurricane Sandy are still unfolding in the damage done to our underground infrastructure; sink holes, pipe breaks and road compromising occur daily around the borough. 


    In December, I traveled to Pass Christian, Mississippi; Belmar’s sister city who experienced extreme devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When I was there I was told of what to expect in the months and years away from the storm - stress and damage to our infrastructure.  I had hoped they were wrong, unfortunately they were not. The Mayor and leaders of Pass Christian also encouraged me to advocate for 90% FEMA funding and to obtain a Community Disaster Loan which the Borough has now secured in the amount of $4.4 million.


    FEMA\'s decision to reimburse at 90% will assist us in ensuring that all the devastating effects of hurricane sandy will be addressed quickly, efficiently and with the utmost of care.


    The residents of Belmar are strong, they have shouldered through this disaster and the many challenges we have faced since the storm. This decision is for them, to ensure that the town that they love will be restored with the greatest amount of support from their federal government.


    I am thankful for the unwavering support of our elected officials, when good people put politics aside to make responsible decisions for their residents, meaningful change like this can happen.”

    Landlord Incentive Program To Assist Sandy-Impacted Homeowners And Renters The Department of Community Affairs is providing grants to landlords who make vacant rental units available to low- and moderate-income households.  In order to address the need for affordable housing that has exacerbated by Superstorm Sandy, preference will be given to properties located in the counties most impacted by the storm.

    This incentive will provide landlords with the fair market rents while assisting low and moderate income households obtain affordable housing. For example, a landlord in Monmouth County will receive the fair market rent for a two bedroom apartment which is $1,410 (approximately $820 paid by tenant with an incentive of approximately $590 paid by the State)  Landlords will receive a stable stream of rental income for two years while tenants reside at approved properties. Participating landlords may apply for between one and 25 units per county.

    DCA is accepting applications on a rolling basis and rental property owners with vacant market-rate units can apply by visiting

    If interested please register for a mandatory technical assistance workshop:

    DATE: July 19, 2013 - 10 AM to 12 PM
    LOCATION: DCA Building - 101 S. Broad Street, Trenton Conference Room 129
    RSVP By July 16th to Lisa Downes at:

    Interested property owners who cannot attend this workshop can call Lisa Downes at (609) 292-8548.

    MAYOR DOHERTY TO SPEAK ON SHORE RECOVERY POST-SANDY AT U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS MEETING Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been invited to attend the 81st Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, an event highlighted by an address to the nation’s mayors from Vice President Joe Biden.  Mayor Doherty is one of over 200 mayors from around the country in attendance at the meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend, which will also include his remarks on the topic "After Sandy: The New Jersey Beaches Are Open" this Saturday, June 22.


    “This weekend will be a tremendous opportunity to attend workshops, discuss issues with mayors and bring some of those tools back to Belmar for the benefit of our residents,” said Doherty.  ”I am also extremely proud to have been asked to speak about the remarkable post-Sandy recovery efforts underway throughout the New Jersey Shore region.  While the devastation of Sandy will be felt on some level for many years to come throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, I am looking forward to the opportunity to speak with mayors from across the country about the way the area’s mayors came together with state, county and local officials in coordination with so many of the region’s impacted residents and small business owners to recover and repair as quickly as possible.  While there is still much work to be done, the beaches are open and the tourism dollars they bring are flowing through to communities throughout the region.  It is that steady flow of revenue in conjunction with continued state and federal cooperation that will allow us to continue rebuilding and make sure people get back in their homes and businesses get back on their feet.”

    Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Monmouth County UPDATE

    Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Monmouth County UPDATE

    Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery (the actions that a community takes to repair damages), an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation - sustained actions taken to Breitling Watches reduce long-term risk to life and property. They are things we do today to be more protected in the future. For example, elevating buildings in flood hazard areas, installing hurricane clips and storm shutters, relocating critical facilities out of hazard areas, using fire-resistant construction materials in wildfire hazard areas, etc. Hazard mitigation actions are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, they can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing risk and helping to create a more sustainable and disaster-resilient community.

    A hazard mitigation plan describes an area’s vulnerability to the various natural hazards that are typically present, along with an array of actions and projects for reducing key risks.  This project list is known as a “mitigation strategy.”  While natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, the continued implementation of mitigation strategies identified in the plan will gradually, but steadily, make our communities more sustainable and disaster-resilient. 

    The Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Monmouth County was prepared between 2007 and 2009 to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), which requires all states and local governments to have a hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for certain types of federal hazard mitigation project grants.  FEMA grant monies were received to cover the costs of the plan’s development.  Monmouth County used a ‘multi-jurisdictional’ approach, inviting all of the municipalities within the County to participate in the plan. At that time, 52 of the County’s 53 jurisdictions opted to participate. This opened the door for the County and each of its 52 participating jurisdictions to apply to FEMA for hazard mitigation project funding, including monies which became available under recent Federal disaster declarations for Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. All plan participants have been working since the plan was initially approved by FEMA in 2009 to complete the projects that were listed in their mitigation strategies.

    Hazard mitigation plans must be: (a) implemented on an ongoing basis, and (b) updated every five years to ensure that they remain applicable representations of local risk and locally-preferred risk reduction strategies.  Monmouth County and its jurisdictions initiated the first formal plan update last summer; the process is ongoing . The updated plan is expected to be reapproved by FEMA and adopted by all communities in 2014. The County has once again obtained FEMA grant funding to cover the cost of the plan update, and has opted to continue its ‘multi-jurisdictional’ approach.  This time, all 53 municipalities in the County are participating.  Each jurisdiction is attending meetings, providing feedback in a series of topic areas, reaching out to the public and other key stakeholders in the community, and developing an updated mitigation strategy.  Successful participation in the plan update process is required to maintain eligibility to apply for mitigation project grants.

    For questions or other feedback, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact your community’s local elected official or Emergency Management Coordinator.  At the County level, please feel free to reach out to Michael E. Oppegaard, Coordinator, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division (phone: 732-431-7400; e-mail: or his Deputy Coordinator, Margaret Murnane-Brooks (phone: 732-431-7400; e-mail:  More information about the project is maintained on the County Sherriff’s Office web site at:

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    MAYOR DOHERTY: RED CROSS FAILURE TO DISTRIBUTE SUPERSTORM SANDY AID IS UNACCEPTABLE. Following revelations that the Red Cross still has over $100 million in donated disaster relief aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy they have yet to distribute, Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty released the following statement today calling on the organization to immediately begin work with area relief funds in critical need of aid and provide a full accounting of where they intend to distribute the donated relief money.


    “These revelations that the Red Cross is still in possession of over $100 million donated to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, while families throughout the Jersey Shore continue to suffer the aftereffects of the storm, are simply unacceptable.  I know in Belmar we continue to have families still unable to return to their homes, and I've heard similar heartbreaking stories of displaced families from many other Mayors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.


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    The Red Cross does noble work, but I believe it is imperative they begin working immediately with area relief funds like the Belmar Sandy Relief Fund or The St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Rose to make sure these donated funds are expedited to help area families get back in their homes as quickly as possible.  Communities like Belmar banded together and fought through the unprecedented conditions brought on by Sandy to make sure we would be back, stronger than ever.  The volunteer and relief efforts put forth by people throughout New Jersey and around the world were a boon to our comeback efforts.  It is imperative that the Red Cross begin working with these area relief funds and provide a full accounting of where they intend to distribute the donated relief money to help area families get back in their homes."

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    Ribbon Cutting for Belmar’s New Community Center On Friday, May 17th, Mayor Matthew Doherty will cut the ribbon on Belmar’s new Community Center located at 601 Main Street via the 6th Avenue entrance. The event will commence at noon.


    The Community Center, initially scheduled to be opened just before Hurricane Sandy, was used by FEMA and SBA to service residents affected by the storm.  The Borough is now moving forward with the Community Center space.


    Following the ribbon cutting,Cartier Replica Watches food and drinks will be provided by Brian Katz owner of 10th Avenue Burrito.


    If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Kelly Williams by calling 732-681-3700 ext. 218.

    Ribbon Cutting for Belmar’s New Beachfront Playgrounds - Calling All Pirates!! Sunday, May 19, 2013

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    8th & Ocean Avenues, Belmar, NJ


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    Join us on Sunday at 9:00am at the Pirate Ship playground at 8th & Ocean Avenue for a treasure hunt, free snacks and to help the Mayor cut the ribbon on our magnificent new playgrounds.


    A prize will be awarded for the child with the best pirate costume!

    Now Hiring - Seasonal Bathroom Attendants We are now accepting applications for seasonal bathroom attendants for the 2013 season. Please apply at 601 Main Street between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Thank you!

    Lakewood Blueclaws to wear Belmar - Restore the Shore Jerseys The Blueclaws will be wearing Restore the Shore jerseys at their first four games (each jersey has a Monmouth or Ocean county town listed on it), April 4-7, by either a player, coach or staff member.  There will be a silent auction for the jerseys on the concourse beginning 4/4 and ending on 4/7.  People can place a bid for any jersey during those four days and they’ll go with the highest bids come Sunday near the end of the game. 

    Belmar is one of the towns that will be represented on a jersey.

    500,000! Buy a Board Campaign Tops Half a Million DATE: March 8, 2013


    BELMAR: Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Belmar Buy a Board Campaign, launched in late November 2012 has surpassed $500,000 raised to help rebuild Belmar’s boardwalk, decimated by Hurricane Sandy.


    “What an amazing response.  Belmar Boardwalk supporters have come forward to raise more than half a million dollars in just over 3 months.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this effort – we will have your boardwalk back for you come Memorial Day.” Said Mayor Doherty.


    Funds raised to date total $507,275 and with 4,747 donors, the average donation is just over $100.  In addition to this massive response, Belmar beach badge sales have seen a significant increase with 3,037 badges sold so far for the 2013 season, a 47% increase over the sales of the same period last year.


    The Buy a Board campaign has seven donation levels from a “Beach Bum” at $25 to a “Big Kahuna” at $5,000.  To contribute to the Buy a Board Campaign go


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    BELMAR DRIVES LAST PILE IN BOARDWALK RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – ON TRACK FOR MEMORIAL DAY Yesterday, Belmar achieved a major milestone in the Boardwalk Reconstruction Project; the last pile was driven into the sand to make way for the new 1.3 mile boardwalk to replace what was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge.   

    “This is a great day in the rebuilding of our boardwalk and in the recovery of our town.” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty. “Belmar is on track to be back stronger than ever for Memorial Day.”


     Belmar’s economy thrives based on hard working small businesses that do 70% of their business in the summer months.  The timely completion of the boardwalk project will ensure that residents and visitors alike have the vibrant and family friendly oceanfront that they are used to.


    The first pile was driven on January 9, 2013 by Governor Chris Christie and Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty.  To date EPIC Construction, Belmar’s Boardwalk Reconstruction Contractor, has driven 2,886 piles and construction is on target with girders, stringers and decking making hourly progress to reach the contractual substantial completion date of April 30, 2013.  The boardwalk will be ready for the Memorial Day weekend.


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    Photo 2: Last of the pilings

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    5th Annual Belmar Restaurant Tour Sunday, March 10, 2013

    DATE: March 5, 2013

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    BELMAR:  Belmar will hold its 5th Annual Restaurant Tour on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 11:30am – 4:30pm.  Come sample Chefs’ creations from over 25 of Belmar’s many fine restaurants.


    Tickets are $30 when purchased in advance from area restaurants or Tickets the day of the event may be purchased for $35 at Brandl at 703 Belmar Plaza.


    Join us for this fun event enjoying the best of Belmar’s Chefs, for more information please contact Belmar Tourism at 732-681-3700 x 214


    Participating Restaurants

    10th Ave Burrito                    Bar Anticipation

    Beckman's Deli & Grill           Belmar Bagel Café

    Brandl                                     Cielito Lindo

    Connolly Station                    Express Station

    Federico's                                Freedman's Bakery

    Hanley's Liquor Store            Jack Tavern

    Jersey Shore BBQ                   Kaya's Kitchen

    Klein's Waterside Café           Kotta Sushi

    La Dolce Vita                         Mike's Giant Submarines

    Mr. Shrimp Seafood               Nicchio Ristorante

    Ragin Cajun                           Surf Taco Belmar

    Sweet                                      Tulipano's

    Turnstile Coffee                      Tasty Bean


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    Belmar Boardwalk Contract DATE: March 5, 2013


    BELMAR: In response to a recent article in the Asbury Park Press regarding a change order for construction of the Belmar Boardwalk, the Borough’s Engineer, Birdsall Breilting Watches Services Group has provided the following clarifying statement:

    “In response to the APP article, BSG would like to state that the original boardwalk bid included the correct amount, 215,000 sq ft,  of  boardwalk.  This square footage was based upon the existing aerials and plans of the old boardwalk.


    In an effort to bid the project immediately to take advantage of pricing, help ensure that materials would be available and to complete the boardwalk prior to the 2013 summer season, the plans included in the  bid set provided for a 25’ typical section for the bidders use.  In some sections the boardwalk will actually be wider and in other sections narrower. The 25’ was used for as a typical section for bidding purposes. We anticipated that there would be change orders in a job of this type and size. The overall bid was based upon a total area of 215,000 square feet which remains unchanged. 


    Subsequent to the completion of the plan, and bid set, a landscape architect was brought into the project to develop the final deck layout  for the boardwalk.   To construct the final deck layout additional materials for the substructure including timber stringers, piles, hurricane straps, nails and screws were required for the entire 215,000 square feet of the project to accommodate the final pattern design and Trex material.    


    The Christian Dior handbags  original bid also included perpendicular ramps down from the boardwalk to the beach.  Ramps were designed to be ADA accessible.  However once more detailed information became available as to the amount of sand lost in the storm,  it was determined that these ramps would need to extend further onto the beach than originally anticipated to meet the ADA requirements.  A change was made to develop stairs and a switchback ramp at the boardwalk street ends to keep the ramp closer to the boardwalk, while still complying with the ADA requirements.  This also required additional piles, lumber and decking.  In conclusion, the quantities stated in the original bid specifications were correct. Changes to the pattern and the materials used led to the change orders which were anticipated when these changes were made.”

    Belmar Cares and the Belmar Mayor’s Wellness Campaign present A Women’s Health Expo DATE: February 27, 2013


    BELMAR:  Belmar Cares and the Belmar Mayor’s Wellness Campaign present A Women’s Health Expo. Health professionals and instructors will be on hand to offer tips on how to stay strong in body, mind and spirit.


    The Women’s Expo will take place in the Borough gym on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Main Street on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1 pm. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend this informative seminar.

    BELMAR KICKS OFF ST. PATS PARADE WEEKEND Paints Center Line of Main Street Green


    Belmar Public Works will commence painting the center line of main street green tomorrow, Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00am in front of Pyanoe Plaza (Main & 9th Avenue).


    Come join us for the kick-off of the Belmar St. Patrick’s Parade, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of this great Belmar tradition.


    In other St. Pat’s news: Ireland Vice–Consulate Fiona McCabe will be joining us again for this year’s Parade festivities on Sunday.

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    Belmar Receives Robin Hood Funding Launches Grant Program for Displaced Residents DATE: February 12, 2013  


    BELMAR: Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Borough of Belmar has raised $300,000 since Hurricane Sandy and will fund a grant program to assist displaced residents.

    Through the generosity of thousands of donors across the country and around the world, aid for these displaced families will be facilitated through a grant program to assist families with what replica watches can be overwhelming costs of displacement and restoration.  The Borough raised $150,000 through its website since the storm and a generous grant of $150,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation of New York has doubled the amount of available funding and thus will ensure this program reaches as many impacted families as possible.


    “We have been amazed and touched by the outpouring of support for Belmar in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  This grant program will allow us to extend that support to those who are still displaced from their home.” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty.  “Belmar is recovering, but we will not be whole again until everyone is home.”


    The grant program is best replica watches focused on assisting families who remained displaced as of January 1, 2013.  Financial assistance of amounts up to $5,000 per household will be made available to families that qualify.  Applications will be available 9:00am Thursday, February 14th on the Borough’s website at or at Borough Hall at 601 Main Street, Belmar NJ.


    To contribute to the Belmar Sandy Relief Aid fund please visit and click “Donate”.


    Stay connected with the Borough’s recovery progress at and follow @belmarmayormatt on Twitter.

    FAQs on Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards MEDIA ADVISORY

    FAQs on Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards posted

    As New Jersey begins to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, there is a critical need for clear and accurate information that will help the public and local officials make good decisions about reconstructing damaged structures. On Jan. 24, the state adopted emergency amendments to New Jersey Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. The amendments set minimum elevation standardsfor reconstruction of structures in flood zones.

    The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Community Affairs havedeveloped a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help local officials and the public better understand the benefits of elevating, guidelines explaining who the rule affects, and tips for getting started. It is our hope that journalists will take a few minutes to review the FAQs and consider using them as a basis for stories.

    The updated FAQs may be found under Featured Topics on the DEP’s home page or by clicking:

    The Governor’s Office news release announcing the emergency rule is available

    The rule may be accessed through the press release or by clicking:

    The DEP and DCA are eager to assist you in any way, including setting up interviews withexperts who can answer any detailed questions you may have. DEP’s expertise is focused on therule itself and the elevation standards, which are based on the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency’s new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps. DCA can provide expertise onconstruction codes and standards.If you have questions or would like to arrange an interview, please Lawrence Hajna in the DEPpress office at (609) 984-1795 or DCA Public Information Director Lisa Ryan at (609) 292-6550.

    Mayor Doherty Proud of Belmar’s Storm Response – Posts All information on Borough Website Today Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty instructed for all Hurricane Sandy debris related documents to be posted on the Borough's website at under Hurricane Sandy Updates.  

     "The destruction leveled upon our town by Hurricane Sandy was immense and devastating, we could not allow politics to stand in the way of our clean up efforts.  In the days and weeks after the surge, Belmar engaged the Breitling Watches   necessary debris contractors to both clear our streets of debris and pump them clear of water and the did an outstanding job.  Without the swift decisions made by Borough employees to engage these contractors, our town would have suffered even longer power outages and more extensive damage to homes, streets and public infrastructure.  I am proud of Belmar's response to the unprecedented catastrophe that brought the Atlantic Ocean into our town that Monday night." said Mayor Doherty.


     Belmar engaged multiple contractors in the wake of the storm to haul debris,Christian Dior handbags  emove dangerous trees, pump flooded streets and clean sand to return it to the beach.  In all, over 20,000 tons of storm debris has been hauled out and over 111,000 cubic yards of sand have been cleaned and returned to the beach (111,000 cubic yards is roughly equivalent to 4,700 truck-loads of sand).


    “We were at war and got the army we needed to pull Belmar out of the water, to suggest that there was anything inappropriate in the utilization of an approved state contract is frankly ridiculous.” Said Bill Young former Belmar Business Administrator.


    All documents pertaining to these critical functions are available on the Belmar website at and include emergency purchase resolutions, contracts, invoices and purchase orders.  The sheer magnitude of the disaster required several contractors from different specialties to be engaged quickly.  The rapid response led to both the ability to restore power to flooded areas but to make way for residents to rehabilitate their homes and for the reconstruction of Belmar's boardwalk to commence.


    Initial FEMA estimates of the debris clearing operation in Belmar topped $5 million dollars with final costs expected to exceed $6 million.  FEMA announced last week that Belmar was one of two shore towns to receive the first funding tranches from the recently approved Sandy Disaster Funding.


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    Citizen of the Year Winner Announced The 2013 Belmar Citizen of the Year is........................George Komitas.


    George Komitas is a long time resident, fake rolex watches an employee in the Belmar Public Works Department, and a member of the Belmar First Aid Squad. 


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    Buy a Board Campaign tops 400,000 Boardwalk Construction Ahead of Schedule DATE: January 29, 2013


    BELMAR: Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Belmar Buy a Board Campaign, launched in late November 2012 has surpassed $400,000 raised to help rebuild Belmar’s boardwalk, decimated by Hurricane Sandy.


    “We started this effort to allow people to participate in the recovery and rebuilding of our boardwalk, and the response has been overwhelming.  We have received contributions from all over the United States.  Belmar, and the rest of the Jersey Shore, will be back, and it will happen because of the generous people who make up this great country.” Said Mayor Doherty.


    In addition to the massive response to the Buy a Board campaign, construction of the boardwalk is progressing ahead of schedule.  Epic Construction has now driven piles to cover just over half of the 1.3 mile long beach.  The boardwalk construction project, award in December, will be complete by April 30, 2013, in plenty of time for the Memorial Day holiday.


    To contribute to the Buy a Board Campaign go to


    Boardwalk construction updates are available at and follow @belmarmayormatt on Twitter.


    2012 Holiday Light Decorating Contest Winners HOMES

                219 2nd Avenue 

                515 6th Avenue 

                405 9th Avenue 

                403 10th Avenue

                500 10th Avenue 

                608 10th Avenue 

                99 14th Avenue 

                421 14th Avenue 

                1007 14th Avenue 

                404 12th Avenue            

                514 12th Avenue (back house) 

                415 12th Avenue 

                115 17th Avenue

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                Belmar Florist – 706 10th Avenue

                Connolly Station – 711 Main Street                 

                Gig Morris – 1600 Hwy 71

                Inn at the Shore – 201 4th Avenue                    

                Taylor Hardware – 914 Main Street


    The Arts Council will reach out to the winners to present them with their prizes.

    BELMAR TO BREAK GROUND ON BOARDWALK RECONSTRUCTION Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Matthew J. Doherty will break ground on the reconstruction of Panerai replica watches Belmar’s boardwalk, decimated by Hurricane Sandy.  


    EVENT DETAILS:              Wednesday, January 9, 2013

                                                    11:00 AM


    EVENT LOCATION:          Ocean Avenue & 4th Avenue

                                                    Belmar, NJ



    In an aggressive approach to reconstruction, Belmar awarded the $6.6 Million dollar boardwalk Patek Philippe replica contract Epic Construction of Piscataway, NJ in December 2012.  The first piles driven on Wednesday mark the start of 1.3 miles of boardwalk construction to be completed by Memorial Day 2013. 

    This is the first major infrastructure project to commence at the Jersey shore in response to Hurricane Sandy.  Please join us to see the first piles driven into the ground.  Those wishing to attend may best reach the site via. 4th Avenue in Belmar.

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    BELMAR ISSUES NOTICE TO PROCEED FOR BOARDWALK RECONSTRUCTION Today Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Borough of Belmar issued a Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Epic Construction, Inc. for the $6.6 Million dollar Boardwalk Reconstruction project. 

    “This NTP is another important milestone in Belmar’s aggressive approach to reconstructing the boardwalk by Memorial Day 2013.” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty.

    Epic Construction won the boardwalk contract after a robust bidding process and is staged to commence work in early January.  The new boardwalk, to replace what Hurricane Sandy decimated, is engineered to 2012 standards that would have survived hurricanes and ocean surges of similar force.

    Epic Construction, is a well respected 40 year old company with their headquarters in Piscataway, NJ.  The bids ranged from Epic Construction’s low bid of $6.6 Million to the highest bid of 19.6 Million.  The full list of responding construction firms and their bids are available at

    Belmar Restaurant Tour Tickets on Sale NOW!!!

    Looking to add a little spice to your holiday stockings and boost one of the Jersey Shore's favorite towns?  Treat your friends and family to one of the season's best edible adventures and save yourself some green as well with tickets for the Belmar Restaurant Tour, scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2013.

    The Belmar Restaurant Tour is a great way to sample Belmar's eclectic eateries.  Famous for the state's largest seafood festival, Belmar boasts some of the area's most renowned restaurants, with

    tastes ranging from Jersey Shore BBQ to vegetarian favorite Kaya's Kitchen, seafood houses such as long standing Klein's Waterside Café and Mr. Shrimp, and ethnic bistros Kotta Sushi, Ragin' Cajun, Ciellito Lindo and 10th Avenue Burrito, among many others.  A complete list of participating restaurants will be posted on
    The tour runs from 11:30 am until 4:30 pm.  Each restaurant will offer samples portions of their signature dish.  A free van services will transport visitors through town to the participating restaurants, courtesy of the Belmar Tourism Commission. Over 1500 people participated in the tour in 2012.
     "People look forward to the Restaurant Tour as a way for to shake off their winter doldrums and rediscover Belmar," said Mayor Matt Doherty.  "Now more than ever, our businesses - downtown and on Ocean Avenue - need the shot in the arm that fun afternoon brings."

    Specially priced advance tickets for the Belmar Restaurant Tour, scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2013, go on sale Monday, December 10th.  Tickets are $25 through December 31st, and will be available online at as well as at Brandl. Restaurant and 10th Avenue Burrito, both located in Belmar Plaza between 10th and 8th Avenues.  Ticket prices will be $30 from January 1 through March 9th and, if still available, $35 on the day of tour. 


    For more information, contact or call 732.747.4449


    Town Hall Meeting with Governor Chris Christie You are invited to attend a town hall meeting with Governor Chris Christie in Belmar (Monmouth County) on Thursday, December 20th. In order to ensure adequate seating for our attendees, please RSVP by clicking here.


    We encourage you to include family, friends and neighbors in these open public forums with the Governor.


    Town Hall Meeting with Governor Chris Christie


    Thursday, December 20th, 2012



    Town Hall Meeting



    3:00 PM

    Doors Open at 2:15 PM



    Borough Gymnasium at

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    601 Main Street

    Belmar, NJ 07719


    Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. Please RSVP by clicking here to allow us to do our best to accommodate demand for seating (note that space is limited, and many town hall events reach capacity quickly, so we encourage you to arrive early to ensure your seating). 

    We look forward to seeing you at this event!

    BELMAR TO AWARD BOARDWALK RECONSTRUCTION CONTRACT Today Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Belmar Boardwalk Reconstruction project bids were opened and the lowest bidder is Epic Construction from Piscataway, New Jersey.  The replica watches contract award will advance for Borough Council approval at tonight’s Council Meeting.


    Belmar’s aggressive approach to reconstructing the boardwalk, decimated by Hurricane u-boat replica Breitling Watches Sandy, led to a robust bidding process with 23 bids opened on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  The bids ranged from Epic Construction’s low bid of $6.6 Million to the highest bid of 19.6 Million.  The full list of responding construction firms and their bids are available at .


    “This is another important step in rebuilding our boardwalk in time for this summer.  Belmar has had a boardwalk every summer since 1875, and we are committed to having one ready for 2013 as well.  Our determination to rebuild quickly has resulted in a robust and fair bidding process that yielded a great price for reconstruction, far below our original estimate of $17 million,” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty.  He continued, "By being aggressive, we were able to ensure residents and tourists that Belmar will have a boardwalk this summer, and we will build it at the best price possible for taxpayers.  In addition, the boardwalk is engineered to 2012 standards that would have survived Sandy.  So not only are we doing this quickly and at a great price, we are also building it to last."


    Mayor Doherty also credits Governor Chris Christie, he stated, "Governor Christie has been supportive of our recovery and rebuilding efforts since Sandy devastated our community.  His leadership and support will make it possible for our town, and the rest of the Jersey Shore, to come back and be ready for this summer."


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    The Stone Pony holiday party set for Dec. 9 By Haley BehreFROM THE COAST STARBELMAR — Beach Music Studios, here, will be holding a benefit for Belmar and the surrounding communities at its seventh annual holiday party at The Stone Pony on Dec. 9. Each year children from Beach Music Studios, located in the Belmar Plaza, gather at The Stone Pony to perform, said Danny White, owner of Beach Music Studios and member of the Danny White Band. Children perform individually and, at the end, the Beach Music Rock Band, consisting of about 25 children from the studio, performs. “It gives them an opportunity to get up on a legendary stage like The Stone Pony,” he said. The holiday party is a time to give back each year, as the studio has been collecting toys for the Manna House, located in Cliffwood Beach. The Manna House is an organization dedicated to helping individuals and families “in the transition from homelessness and dependency on society to self-sufficiency and permanent housing,” according to its website, This year will be no different, as the studio will still be collecting toys. But instead of just benefiting the Manna House, the toys will also benefit children in Belmar and the surrounding communities. Mr. White said some of the children who take lessons at Beach Music Studio have lost their homes and been displaced as a result of Superstorm Sandy.“We want to try to do our part so the kids have a good Christmas and a good holiday,” he said.Last year the event raised about four car loads of toys, with about 500 people in attendance, Mr. White said.This year, Mr. White said he is hoping to exceed that by raising eight car loads of toys and maxing out The Stone Pony’s occupancy of 800 people. As a special addition to this year’s holiday concert, the Danny White Band, Pat Roddy and Shore Blue, all local bands, will also be performing. To purchase tickets for the event, either visit Beach Music Studios, located at 808 Belmar Plaza, or at the event. Tickets cost $10 and please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the toy drive. The holiday party will begin at 1:30 p.m. at The Stone Pony, located at 913 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park.

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    Belmar Library to Re-Open December 7th DATE: December 3, 2012

    BELMAR:  Today Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Belmar Public Library will reopen to the general public on Friday, December 7, 2012. Basic lending services will be available and the occasion will be celebrated with light refreshments and face painting at 3 pm.  Mayor Doherty said, “I am thrilled to announce that the library is being returned to our residents, this marks another important milestone in our recovery efforts.”

    The lower level of the Library suffered the main brunt of damage from Hurricane Sandy, with loss of heating and electrical services forcing full building closure.  The building is safe to occupy and has lighting and heat.  The lower level will remain closed for further repair of damages caused by the storm.


    In the midst of a major facelift before the super storm hit, the Library sports a new roof and refurbished stucco siding, renovated water drainage system, newly-paved driveway and parking area, new carpeting and a redesigned computer station.  “Early on in the disaster recovery process, our residents and patrons expressed concern for the Library and inquired as to an anticipated reopening date.  Borough staff has worked hard to ensure the building is safe and reopen basic lending services while work to the lower level continues.” said the Mayor. 

    In addition to our book collection, including audio books and large print books, and DVD selections, we are offering curbside service to our patrons with special needs.  In the absence of the use of the handicapped-accessible ramp, we will accommodate our patrons who need additional assistance with returning or checking out library materials by meeting them curbside.  Call the Library at 732-681-0775 and give us your name, card numbers, items you wish to check out and the time you will arrive.  Please let us know if you will also be returning library materials. 


    In our continuing effort to accommodate our patrons as well as provide meeting space for local community groups, the library hours have been revised slightly.  Effective Friday, December 7, 2012 the hours of operation are as follows:


    Monday and Wednesday – 9 am to 8 pm

    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9 am to 5 pm

    Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm

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    The library is located at 517 10th Avenue. For more information, please call the library at (732) 681-0775 and visit the Library

    Belmar goes out to bid to rebuild their boardwalk by summer 2013 Belmar goes out to bid to rebuild their boardwalk by summer 2013

    Date: November 30, 2012

    Belmar:  Today Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Borough of Belmar went out to bid for a new boardwalk to be built in time for summer 2013.  This competitive bid includes a substantial bond, financial penalties for missing milestone dates, and financial incentives to complete the project ahead of schedule.

    “Belmar has had a boardwalk every summer since 1875, and this summer will be no different.  While we continue to help families and businesses in town clean up and recover, rebuilding the boardwalk in time for this summer is an important step towards bring our community back from the devastation Sandy caused.” Mayor Doherty stated.

    Governor Chris Christie stated, “As much as any other town on the Jersey Shore, Belmar’s boardwalk is a huge part of its identity, it’s charm and its economic life. Most of us who’ve lived in New Jersey long enough have or will walk that boardwalk at one time or another. I am fully supportive and encouraging of Mayor Doherty’s efforts to rebuild, and we will continue to work with him and all affected municipalities to bring the proper aid to New Jersey.”

    U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone expressed his support saying, “Sandy brought never before seen destruction to our homes, businesses, and natural treasures, but Sandy could not destroy our sense of community. Our Jersey Shore will be rebuilt – it is vital for our State’s economy, but more importantly the Jersey Shore is part of who we are as New Jerseyans. Mayor Doherty has been working tirelessly since before Sandy even made landfall, and the rebuilding of Belmar’s boardwalk is a tremendous step forward toward recovery. It will allow residents to walk the beautiful shoreline, for tourists to return to town, and for countless small businesses to reopen and contribute to our economy.”

    New Jersey State Senator Robert Singer shared his support for the project stating, “I am very supportive of Belmar’s effort to rebuild their boardwalk in time for this summer.  This is important for the town, the Jersey Shore, and our entire state.  I will do whatever I can on a state level to help.”

    Monmouth County Deputy Director, and Liaison for Tourism, Freeholder Thomas Arnone said, “Belmar’s boardwalk is not only important to their town, but all of Monmouth County.  I will provide whatever assistance they need to be successful by this summer.”

    The Belmar Council authorized the bid release at their November 21, 2012 council meeting. Bid documents can be downloaded HERE or by contacting Colleen Connolly at (732)681-3700.


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    Date: November 28, 2012

    Belmar:  Today Mayor Matt Doherty announced the “Buy a Board” Campaign in Belmar. It will allow residents and visitors alike to donate money towards the actual boards that make up the boardwalk. 

    “This is a great opportunity for those who have come to love Belmar as a clean, beautiful and family beach to be a part of the boardwalk reconstruction process,” said Mayor Doherty. 

    Board level options are as follows: 

    ·    $5,000       Big Kahuna
    ·    $2,500       Surf Rider
    ·    $1,000       Sun Worshiper
    ·    $500          Boogie Boarder
    ·    $250          Board Runner
    ·    $100          Clam Digger
    ·    $25            Beach Bum

    Contributors will also be able to have their name and board level displayed on a beach entrance of their choice.

    “Belmar has had a boardwalk every summer since 1875,” said Mayor Doherty, “and with everyone’s help, this summer will be no different.”

    For more information regarding proposed specifications, cost estimates, bid details, and other info relevant to the reconstruction of Belmar’s beachfront, please visit the Borough website at




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    Security Deposits for Rental Properties Under the Security Deposit Law, N.J.S.A. 46:8-19 through 26, within five (5) business days after a tenant is displaced due to fire, flood, condemnation, or evacuation, the landlord must return the security deposit. The law requires the return when either an authorized public official has posted the premises with a notice prohibiting occupancy, or any building inspector, in consultation with a relocation officer, where applicable, has certified within 48 hours that displacement is expected to continue longer than seven (7) days and has notified the owner or lessee in writing. The landlord must return to the tenant, upon his/her request, the security deposit and the tenant’s portion of interest, less any charges expended in accordance with the contract, lease or agreement, and less any rent due and owning at the time of displacement,


    Within three (3) business days after receiving notification of the displacement, the landlord shall provide written notice to a displaced tenant, by personal delivery or mail to the tenant’s last known address, indicating when and where the tenant’s security deposit will be available for return.   If the last known address for the tenant is at the property that is no longer habitable, the landlord shall post notices at each exterior entrance of the property.   The landlord may make arrangements to have the municipal clerk hold the security deposit so that the tenant may collect it at the clerk’s office.  If the tenant does not collect the security deposit within 30 days, it shall be re-deposited or reinvested by the landlord in the same bank from which it was withdrawn.


    If the tenant does collect the security deposit and then reoccupies the property, the tenant is required to repay the security deposit.  The tenant must immediately redeliver one-third of the security deposit, one-third more in 30 days and the final one-third in 60 days. 


    The Security Deposit Law applies to most residential rental properties, including mobile homes. The exception is owner-occupied two- or three-family dwellings.


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    2nd Annual Mayors Ball Set for November 17th Press Release
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    Media Contact: Bill Young


    Date: October 19, 2012

    Belmar:  Mayor Matthew Doherty announced today that his 2nd annual Mayor’s Ball has been scheduled for Saturday, November 17th.

    The event will be held at the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club on Ocean Avenue beginning with a cocktail hour from 6-7 followed by a buffet dinner, an open bar, and music by Joe Baracata from 7-10. Dress will be black tie optional.

    All proceeds will go towards new playground equipment for Belmar Elementary School.

    Tickets for the 2012 Mayor's Ball are $75.00. Checks should be made out to Belmar Mayor's Ball.

    If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Belmar’s Borough Administrator, Bill Young, at (732)-272-8588 or email him at


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    DOHERTY ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN CLEAN UP AND FRUSTRATION WITH JCP&L  In the midst of Belmar’s tenth consecutive day without power, Mayor Matt Doherty today released the following statement on the retention of AshBritt to lead cleanup efforts in the borough and on the continued frustration with JCP&L to provide power and heat to Belmar residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


    “In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy we have drained the flood waters and removed the boardwalk debris from our streets and begun restorations of our homes.


    The next step in the borough’s clean-up efforts is the retention of AshBritt, a national leader in the removal of large debris from disaster areas.  AshBritt was instrumental in removing 25 million cubic yards of debris in the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina and AshBritt also has the distinction of receiving the support and recommendation of Governor Christie as our community and communities across the state move down the road to recovery.  We are looking forward to partnering with them in the coming weeks as our community moves enters the next phase. 


    On the other hand, ten days after Hurricane Sandy, Belmar is still suffering from significant power outages and lack of heat throughout the borough.  We have had multiple conversations with administrators at JCP&L and we have seen bucket trucks throughout town for days, but with limited results.  Belmar’s residents are cold, tired and frustrated.  I am encouraging our residents to call JCP&L at 888-544-4877 until the borough has power.”


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    BELMAR, NJ – Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty today announced that the Borough’s Hurricane Relief Distribution Center remains open and in need of certain items to assist residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Hurricane Relief Distribution best replica watches Center is at the Belmar Arts Council Building, 608 River Road (@ Seventh Avenue), Belmar. Relief aid is now being deployed door-to-door to our residents.


    The center is particularly in need of items to assist residents and volunteers in the cleanup and debris removal efforts currently taking place in the Borough. 


    Specific items needed are:

    ·         Work Gloves & Latex Gloves

    ·         Flashlights

    ·         Batteries

    ·         Bleach and other Cleaning Products

    ·         Rakes

    ·         Contractor Bags

    ·         Packing Tape

    ·         Markers (Sharpie-type)

    ·         Paper Towels

    ·         Rags

    ·         Sponges

    ·         Mops & Buckets


    “We are deeply grateful to those who have so selflessly donated to our recovery efforts here in Belmar,” said Doherty.  “We’ve received an outpouring of support from people all over the world through contributions to our website,, as well as donations to our Relief Center.  With the help of our local, state and federal officials, the generosity of our friends and neighbors and the strength and resolve of our residents, Belmar will recover, repair, and rebuild.”


    Belmar residents in need of care and supplies should report to the Borough Hall gymnasium at 601 Main Street for free food, water, clothing, care kits and cell phone charging stations.  The gymnasium is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


    Generous donations of clothes have now fulfilled our clothing needs, the list above represents the items most in need at this time.

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    Mayor Doherty also asked that anyone able to contribute to the financial relief effort towards Belmar’s recovery visit

    BELMAR HURRICANE HELP CENTER SET TO OPEN TO RECEIVE DONATIONS – Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty today announced that a Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is now open. The Hurricane Relief Distribution Center is at the Belmar Arts Council Building at the corner of Seventh Ave. and River Rd. (608 River Rd.) and will receive donations.


    “We cannot express our gratitude enough to all of the people who have so generously been contributing food, clothing and their time towards Belmar’s recovery,” said Doherty.  “We’ve also received an outpouring of support from people all over the world through contributions ranging from $5 to $2,500 to our website,  With the help of local, state and federal officials, the generosity of our neighbors and the strength and resolve of our residents, Belmar will recover, repair, and rebuild.”


    The center is a place for the public to bring donations to assist those in Belmar affected by Hurricane Sandy.


    Belmar residents in need of care and supplies should report to the gymnasium at 601 Main Street for free food, water, clothing, care kits and cell phone charging stations.  The gymnasium is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


    Belmar officials stressed the ongoing need for flashlights (with batteries); shelf stable food such as canned tuna fish, peanut butter, and granola bars; baby food and toiletries.


    Professional food service vendors who wish to volunteer on-site outdoor cooking operations and food service delivery, should contact April Claudio at 732-681-3700.


    Mayor Doherty also asked that anyone able to contribute to the financial relief effort towards Belmar’s recovery visit

    Community and Senior Center Ribbon Cutting Set for Tuesday, 10/30 Media Advisory
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    Date: October 25, 2012

    Belmar: On Tuesday, October 30th, Mayor Matthew Doherty will cut the ribbon on Belmar’s new Community and Senior Center located at 601 Main Street via the 6th Avenue entrance. The event will commence from noon until 2PM.

    Following the ribbon cutting, food and drinks will be provided by D’Jais, La Dolce Vita, Klein’s, and Bar Anticipation.
    If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Kelly Williams by calling 732-681-3700 ext. 218.

    Seacoast Commons Ribbon Cutting Set for Friday, 10/26 Media Advisory
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    Date: October 23, 2012

    Belmar: Mayor Matthew Doherty and Barry Depeppe, owner and developer of 800 Main Street Partners, will cut the ribbon on Seacoast Commons, the recently completed building located on Belmar’s 8th Avenue and Main Street. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, October 26th at 4:30 PM.

    The ribbon cutting will be followed by a Grand Opening Party at 6:30 hosted by Integrative Wellness Group, one of the retail space occupants within Seacoast Commons, where organic food and drinks will be served and prizes will be raffled off. All are welcome to attend.

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    BELMAR PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SANDY Hurricane Sandy is forecasted to impact Belmar this weekend.  The storm is anticipated to arrive by Sunday afternoon and the Borough of Belmar has already commenced storm preparations.  We urge our residents not to take this lightly; the safety of our residents is our utmost priority.

    A “code red” will be issued this evening, advising residents of storm preparation measures.  Our Department of Public Works and Police Departments are working diligently to prepare the Borough for the storm.  Efforts to mitigate flooding at both Silver Lake and Lake Como will commence Friday, October 26, 2012 at approximately 10:00am.  This flood mitigation effort will require parts of Ocean Avenue to be closed and Belmar Police Department will be coordinating with County Officials to ensure that the road closures and traffic flows are properly executed.

    The Borough recommends that residents have flashlights and batteries at the ready along with all prescription drugs filled.  Have a first aid kit and know emergency routes.  It is also a good idea to be sure that vehicles have a full tank of gas. Please secure your home and outdoor items such as porch furniture, garbage cans, flags, umbrellas and grills. 

    If you have a health condition that would be adversely impacted by the loss of power, please contact the Belmar Police Department at 681-1700 with your name and location so that we may assist you in the event of power loss.

    Additional code reds will be issued as the storm develops and as further information is available.

    Residents are encouraged to follow the storm on the news and check the Belmar website for continuous updates.

    Asbury Park Press 2012 Readers Choice Awards  The "Asbury Park Press" 2012 Readers Choice Awards were announced, and Belmar businesses delivered! Four Belmar businesses were recognized as the BEST in Monmouth County, and 13 were recognized as One of the Best (top three after the best). In addition, Belmar was recognized for One of the Best Boardwalks in Monmouth County. 


    Congratulations and thank you to:


    BEST BBQ- Jersey Shore BBQ


    BEST Seafood- Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Café


    BEST Hotel/Motel- Tandem Bike Inn


    BEST Hardware Store- Taylor Hardware


    One of the Best Seafood- Mr. Shrimp


    One of the Best Sub/Hoagie- Mike's Giant Submarines


    One of the Best Accountant/Accounting Firm- Dorothy A. Wilson, CPA


    One of the Best Auto Repair/Services- Lorusso Auto


    One of the Best Bridal/Formal Wear- Antoinette Rose Bridal Prom and Special Occasion


    One of the Best Computer Repair- Answers!


    One of the Best Florist- Gig Morris Florist


    One of the Best Holistic Care- The Atlantic Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine


    One of the Best Jeweler- Belmar Jewelry


    One of the Best Spa- Simply Massage


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    One of the Best Book Store- The Paperback Exchange


    One of the Best Cigar Shop- Senor Juan Cigars


    One of the Best Furniture Store- Selective Seconds

    Traffic Advisory - Route 35
    NJDOT bridge painting work to require sustained closures at interchange with Memorial Drive and Sylvania Avenue
    (Trenton) – NJDOT officials today announced the long term closure of two Route 35 ramp connections for structural steel bridge painting work in Neptune City, Monmouth County.

    Beginning on Tuesday evening,best replica watches October 16, NJDOT’s contractor, Jupiter Painting Contracting Co., will fully close the Route 35 southbound loop-ramp for Sylvania Avenue into Avon by the Sea as well as the Memorial Drive southbound ramp connection to Route 35 southbound at this interchange.

    The ramps are anticipated to remain closed to traffic around-the-clock until Friday, October 26.  Closing the ramps around-the-clock will help the contractor accelerate structural steel painting work to address the bridge that carries Route 35 northbound over both of these ramps.  Painting is an important element to maintaining the structural integrity of a bridge.   If the bridge painting work is finished earlier than anticipated, the ramps will be reopened accordingly.

    During the ramp closures:

    ·         Route 35 southbound motorists destined for Avon by the Sea will continue south and use the dedicated U-turn ramp located just south of Midway Ice, before the Shark River bridge, to Route 35 northbound to the Sylvania Avenue ramp.

    ·         Memorial Drive motorists destined for Route 35 southbound will be directed to use the ramp for Route 35 northbound to Morris Avenue to U-turn onto Route 35 southbound.

    NJDOT is coordinating this work with the nearby Route 35 resurfacing job in Belmar and Wall, just to the south on the other side of the Shark River bridge.

    The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.   Motorists are also encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website for construction updates and real-time travel information.


    Has your home ever been flooded?  Or have you been affected by any other type of natural disaster? Monmouth County residents can now learn more about a comprehensive all natural hazards-mitigation plan for the county and its 53 municipalities, and, complete an online citizen questionnaire at .

    Through a grant, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Board of Chosen Freeholders contracted with URS Corp. Inc. of Clifton, N.J., to work with county emergency management staff and municipal representatives to update the All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The plan is a documented evaluation of the hazards to which a community is susceptible and the extent to which these events will occur.

    Background information about the plan is available on the sheriff’s website, and residents are being encouraged to complete the online survey that will help a study team better assess the nature, extent and probability of various hazards in Monmouth County. 

    The 15-question survey will take five minutes to complete. 

    The goal of the plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages from future natural hazards. The plan will include a risk assessment and a hazard-mitigation strategy.                                                

    The primary hazard in Monmouth County is flooding, but other potential hazards to be analyzed include drought, extreme cold, extreme heat, snow, ice, hail, windstorms Nor’Easters, Hurricanes, tropical storms and tornadoes, among others.

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    Grand Opening of 9th Avenue Pier Mini Golf Airing on Television  


    Cablevision Channels 78 & 118 is airing the 9th Avenue Mini Golf Course Ribbon Cutting starting today until Sacturday, October 20th.  Show schedule is 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.


    Belmar Public Library will host children’s author Kelly Fineman on Saturday, September 29th when she will read her new book At the Boardwalk. The event will take place in the Tarzian Media Room at 11am.

    “I am very much looking forward to my author visit at the Belmar Public Library this Saturday, an event that is sure to offer something for everyone,” said Kelly Fineman. “After all, there will be face painting and lollipops.”

    Ms. Fineman’s visit will be free of charge and all are invited to attend.

    Mayor Matt Doherty commented, “It’s always nice when we can do something fun for the kids and I am thankful that Belmar Public Library is able to host these fun and educational activities.”
    “My book is called At the Boardwalk,” added the author. “And everyone knows that the boardwalk has something to offer for everybody - as was beautifully illustrated by Mónica Armiño, an artist who lives in Madrid, Spain, but who managed to capture an American boardwalk perfectly.”

    On Saturday, September 29th be sure to bring the whole family to the Belmar Public Library at 11am to hear Kelly Fineman read and discuss her new children’s book, At the Boardwalk.

    Beer on the Pier Cancelled Beer on the Pier scheduled for September 29, 2012 has been cancelled. We look forward to providing this event in 2013. 

    Mini Golf Now Open!!! The new 18 hole Miniature Golf Course in the Belmar Marina is officially open. Come check it out!!


    Monmouth County Paper Shredding Events Monmouth County will be offering paper shredding events in nearby towns.


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    This is a free service offered to any Monmouth County resident.

    Belmar Youth Club Looking to Hire Supervisor The Belmar Youth Club (BYC) is looking to hire a supervisor to plan, organize, and oversee the activities for the group. Hours are Saturday nights (grades 6-8) from 7-9 pm and Sunday afternoons (grades 3-5) from 2-4 pm. The Club runs from November 3 through March 24, with some weekends off due to the school and town events calendar. The pay is $15 per hour. Must be 18 or older and have experience working with children.

    If you are interested or need more information, please contact Tina at 732-681-3700, hit 9, then extension 211. 

    The Feast of San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore comes to Belmar PRESS RELEASEContact:  Patti DeCesare Baxter 732.747.4449     Belmar, NJ – August 7, 2012:  The Borough of Belmar, home to seafood festivals, sandcastle Christian Dior handbags  Breitling Watches   contests, Monmouth County’s best beach and the state’s biggest St. Patrick’s Parade, is welcoming another cultural celebration.  The Feast of San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore, presented by Nicchio Ristorante, will fill the streets of downtown Belmar on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th.  

         The festival is an occasion to honor local officials of Italian-American descent who have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our area.  Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be recognized as the first Son of San Gennaro of the Jersey Shore.  Mrs. Maria Boccia, long-time Belmar resident and a past president of the Belmar Woman’s Club, will be honored as the Daughter of San Gennaro of the Jersey Shore, and Joe Leone, one of Monmouth County’s leading caterers and purveyors of Italian foods and culture, is being recognized as the San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore Italian-American Businessperson of the Year.

         “The original San Gennaro Festival started in Little Italy in 1926 by newly arrived immigrants from Naples to honor St. Gennaro, the patron saint of their home town,” stated Dr. Dan DiCesare, owner of Nicchio Ristorante and the organizer the event. “They celebrated Italian food, wine and culture as a way of giving back to the community. We’re planning to do the same thing here in Belmar.”

         The festival will feature plenty of Italian foods, wines, games and activities, starting with the traditional procession of the statue of San Gennaro, benefiting the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Look for dancing, games for young and old, live entertainment and exciting special guests, including special performances by Louis Prima Jr and the Witnesses on Saturday evening and Jimmy Barone, New Jersey’s #1 Elvis Impersonator, and the Jazz Lobsters Big Band on Sunday.   Many of Belmar’s popular dining spots will take advantage of the festival to extend their seating outdoors.  “We’re excited to have outdoor dining at Nicchio’s,” added Dr. DiCesare.   

         Redefining the public image of Italian Americans at the Jersey Shore was a big motivation in developing the event, according to Dr. DiCesare.  “A lot of attention has recently been brought to the Jersey Shore and not all of it positive. Italian Americans have been responsible important contributors to our society and culture, in medicine, arts and entertainment, sports, scientific advances and so much more.  These two days are a way to remember the sacrifices our parents and grandparents made in helping to build this truly amazing country,” he said.  

         “It’s an honor for Belmar to host the first San Gennaro Festival at the Jersey Shore,” said Mayor Matt Doherty.  “It’s a great opportunity for us to show off our fantastic restaurants, welcoming small town family atmosphere and all that’s great about the Jersey Shore.”

    The festival will take place between 10th and 12th Avenues on Belmar’s Main Street from 11 am until 10 pm on Saturday, September 8th and from noon until 6 pm on Sunday, September 9th.   

    More information is available on   Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Patti Baxter at 732.747.4449 or

    NJ Natural Gas to Hold Energy Assistance Days Date: August 27, 2012                                                                     

    Media Contact:  Renée Amellio 




    Residents Facing Financial Hardship are Encouraged to Attend


    WALL, N.J. – Energy costs can add a significant burden to hublot replica watches family budgets during today’s challenging economic times. Whether a family or individual is on a limited income or faced with unanticipated financial hardship, there are energy-assistance and weatherization programs available.

    New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will host its annual Energy Assistance Days in communities throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Morris Counties. Here, representatives from NJNG and Community Action Program (CAP) agencies will team with community members to determine which programs best fit their needs and assist with the application process. To qualify and apply for energy-assistance programs, participants are asked to provide proof of identification, proof of income, proof of home ownership or rental agreement and recent copies of energy bills.


    On October 1, 2012, the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for the 2012-2013 heating season. LIHEAP and the state’s Universal Service Fund (USF) are designed to help income-eligible families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. Moreover, NJNG’s Gift of Warmth fund along with the state-sponsored Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses and NJ SHARES programs provide energy assistance to households that exceed LIHEAP and USF income thresholds but currently experience temporary or unanticipated financial hardship. Households also may qualify for other energy-assistance or weatherization programs that help reduce energy costs.


    Attend one of the upcoming Energy Assistance Days and learn how to lower your energy bills and prepare yourself or a loved one for the winter season. For more information or to connect with NJNG’s Energy Assistance specialists, call 800-221-0051 or email


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    September 18, 2012 - Freehold

    9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    St. Rose of Lima

    12 Throckmorton Street

    Freehold, NJ


    September 24, 2012 - Long Branch
    10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Long Branch Library

    328 Broadway
    Long Branch, NJ

    September 25, 2012 - Asbury Park

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Municipal Building
    One Municipal Plaza
    Asbury Park, NJ


    September 28, 2012 – Keansburg

    9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Bayshore Senior Day Center

    100 Main Street

    Keansburg, NJ

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    October 3, 2012 – Eatontown

    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    SCAN Adult Education Center at Monmouth Mall

    180 Highway 35 South

    Eatontown, NJ

    CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MOSQUITOES, TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health are urging state residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties. Late summer and early fall are typically the most critical times of the year to be aware of the potential for the dangers of contracting West Nile Virus from mosquito bites. Mosquito activity can continue until late October. Mosquitoes also can become more active throughout the entire day at this time of year.Concerns are elevated this year because of increased mosquito activity due to weather conditions that have been ripe for mosquito breeding, and which could increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus. "West Nile Virus cases tend to increase in late summer and fall and residents should take steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd. “Residents should protect themselves by using repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active."Additional personal protection measures include: Maintaining screen doors and windowsUsing insect netting on infant carriers and strollersTaking action to limit mosquitoes on personal property“The DEP’s mosquito program coordinates and supplements the network of county mosquito agencies with an Integrated Pest Management approach that stresses multiple strategies beyond the application of pesticides,’’ said Bob Kent, Administrator of the DEP’s Office of Mosquito Control Coordination. “The surveillance and management of chronic mosquito producing sites continues on a year-round basis, and includes wetlands management and the introduction of biological control agents, such as mosquito eating fish and tiny crustaceans, or copepods.’’

    The DEP offers the following tips on how to limit mosquitoes on your property:Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. Pay special attention to discarded tires that may have accumulated. The used tire has become the most important domestic mosquito producer in this country. Drill holes in the bottom and elevate recycling containers that are left out of doors.Clean clogged roof gutters on an annual basis, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters are easily overlooked but can produce millions of mosquitoes each season. Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use. A wading pool becomes a mosquito producer if it is not used on a regular basis. Turn over wheelbarrows and do not allow water to stagnate in bird baths.Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens are fashionable but become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools that are not being used. A swimming pool that is left untended can produce enough mosquitoes to result in neighborhood-wide complaints. Be aware mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers. Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property. Mosquitoes will develop in any puddle that lasts more than four days.Maintain mechanical barriers, such as window and door screens, to prevent mosquitoes from entering buildings. Barriers over rain barrels or cistern and septic pipes will deny female mosquitoes the opportunity to lay eggs on water.

     If you have problems controlling mosquitoes, contact your county mosquito control agency by calling 888-666-5968.

    In recent weeks, the number of human West Nile cases identified in the United States has risen dramatically, with the nation experiencing the highest number of cases reported since 1999, when the virus was first detected in the United States. The majority of the 1,590 cases in 2012 to date have been reported from six states—Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Nationally there have been 66 deaths. For more information on national cases visit has identified eight human cases of West Nile Virus so far this year. They were in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. In 2010 there were 30 human cases in New Jersey, including two deaths. There were 7 human cases in 2011, with no fatalities.

    In response to the increased number of mosquitoes, the State has stepped up its air surveillance of potential mosquito breeding grounds and aircraft pesticide applications to proactively reduce the threat of impacts to people. The state also has been working closely with county mosquito control programs and local health departments to help them identify and respond to mosquito outbreaks in a timely manner. The majority of individuals infected with the virus will show no symptoms. Some people will have mild to moderate symptoms of West Nile fever, which may include fever, headache, rash, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms appear within 2 to 15 days of being bitten by an infected mosquito. Older adults and immune-compromised individuals are at higher risk of developing severe illness.If a person thinks they may be infected, they should visit their health care provider for further evaluation and potential testing. There is no treatment for West Best quality vacheron constantin replica watches Nile Virus, and mild to moderate infections usually resolve within 7 to 10 days. More severe infections may require hospitalization and supportive treatment. 

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    Construction on the 6th Avenue and River Road Project will begin on Monday, September 10th and end on Friday, November 16th Dear Resident/Business Owner:

    Construction on the 6th Avenue and River Road Project will begin on Monday, September 10th and end on Friday, November 16th.

    Roadways Covered:

    River Road from 7th Avenue to Main Street 

    6th Avenue from Main Street to River Road

    Project Includes:

    Repaving and a new layout of the roadways and parking areas

    101 new parking spaces

    New storm drainage system

    New modern pavement markings for pedestrian safety

    New curb and sidewalk improvements

    New decorative streetscape lighting

    New landscaping

    There will be times when roadways are closed and detour signs will be in place clearly alerting drivers. During construction we will keep you informed on items that will affect you. This project is partially funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Municipal Aid Program and the Monmouth County Community Development Block Grant program. If you have an operational question please call Corey Germano, Construction Inspector, at (908) 278-8583 and he will respond to your concerns.

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    CIRCLE OF FRIENDS HYDAS ORGANIZATION END OF SUMMER LUAU Belmar’s Circle of Friends H.Y.D.A.S. organization is throwing its end of the summer luau on Wednesday, August 29th at Taylor Pavilion from 6-8 PM. The luau will mark the culmination of the summer dance program held every Wednesday at Taylor Pavilion for young adults with special needs.

    The party is being sponsored by Belmar’s Mayor Matt Doherty with food donations from J. Vrola Meats and Bimbo Bakery. 160 people are expected to attend.

    “Special young adults have much to teach us and their presence has made our community richer,” said Mayor Matt Doherty. “Belmar recognizes its responsibility to take care of special young adults and we make every effort to meet their needs. Belmar’s vision is to create a community where all needs are met and all families can thrive as one.”

    Belmar’s Tourism Administrator, Mary Brabazon, said, “The success of the summer dances was built upon the partnership between the Cupoli family, Claire Deicke, Belmar Mayor and Council, the ADA committee, and the Borough of Belmar Tourism Commission. We realize the importance of the summer dances and we are committed to continuing them as an annual summer event.”

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    Belmar:  The first annual Belmar Music and Arts Festival will be held on Tuesday, August 21st from 7-9 on the beach outside of 5th Avenue Pavilion. The event will serve as a celebration in honor of the history, music, and art that brings Belmar together as a community.

    Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty said, “Belmar has a tradition of very talented musicians and artists, and matching them with the beach will make for a great family event. I am sure this will be a success that we can build on in the future as well.”

    The Belmar Music and Arts Festival will be free of charge and will feature performances by The Pat Roddy Band, The Danny White Band, The Beach Music Rock Band: the kids of Beach Music Studios, as well as exhibits from local artists.

    "From Gershwin to Springsteen, Belmar has a rich history in music & the arts, as well as a thriving present and exciting future,” said Danny White, a musician and owner of Beach Music Studios in Belmar. “I think it's time we celebrate it as a community. I am looking forward to performing at the 1st annual Belmar Music & Arts Festival with my band and my very talented friend Pat Roddy, along with the future musicians of Belmar The Beach Music Rock Band kids! I believe it will turn into a fantastic yearly event that friends and family can enjoy in the picturesque setting of the Belmar beach & boardwalk."

    Local musician Pat Roddy is looking forward to the event as well. “As a Belmar Native I am always proud to perform in my hometown surrounded by the people I love,” said Roddy.

    If you are a local artist and are interested in displaying your work at Belmar’s Music and Arts Festival, please register via email at 


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    Video: Blessing the waters, boats in Belmar Video of the blessing of the water event courtesy of the Asbury Park Press


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    Adult Art Appreciation Class The Belmar Public Library is hosting an Adult Art Appreciation 5 week course beginning September 24, 2012 at 6 pm. Please register now by contact the library at 732-681-0775.


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    Ice Rink Deal Passes Unanimously The Belmar Borough Council and mayor on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement between the borough and a private firm that wants to build an outdoor ice skating rink at Dempsey Park. The 6-0 vote approved the agreement with ...Read More

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    Prices of homes rise in a handful of towns Like the rest of the state, the Shore’s housing market is slow to echo the gradual national rebound — but there are exceptions.

    An Asbury Park Press analysis of sales data for 79 Ocean and Monmouth communities shows an increase of median home sale prices in 13 communities from 2011 to 2012: Allenhurst, Allentown, Asbury Park, Belmar, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Highlands, Point Pleasant Beach, Sea Girt, Seaside Park, Spring Lake, Tuckerton and Upper Freehold.


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    Art for Autism Belmar First Aid and Belmar Arts Council are hosting Art for Autism. A fundraiser art exhibit with work on display from Artists on the Spectrum. The event will be held from September 29th - November 2nd. The Galllery will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 1-5 pm. There will be an opening reception on September 29th from 5-7 pm. 


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    Marina Boat Ramp Now Open The daily price for the ramp is $17.50. 

    Tokens can be purchased at the Fisherman’s Den or at the Marina Office. 

    A ramp pass, which is good through the end of this year, is $100.00 and can be purchased at the Marina Office.

    The office hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends.


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    Shore Town Wants Best Bathrooms Designation Belmar Beach Bathroom

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    If someone were to ask you what's the scariest place to visit at any New Jersey beach? Hands down, most people would say it's the bathrooms. However, the Borough of Belmar is paying attention to these little details in making it a favorite family destination. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL WOBM NEWS ARTICLE


    Sand Castle Contest makes the Washington Post News Click here to view the article on the Belmar 2012 Sandcastle Contest featued in the Washington Post.

    One meeting in September for Mayor and Council The Mayor and Council will only hold one meeting in the month of September which will be on September 19th at 6 pm


    Boaters across New Jersey will have easier access to information aboutbest boating practices, fishing regulations and other vital and helpful facts, a new website launched by members of the New Jersey’s Clean Vessel ActProgram, which includes the Department of Environmental is a comprehensive, easy- to-use, interactive website that links visitors to a wealthof New Jersey boating information.

    The site contains extensive information about the NewJersey CVA Program, including pumpout station locations -- contact information, water depth atpumpout sites and GPS coordinates -- as well as additional information to assist boaters, such aslocations and availability of public boat ramps, best boating practices and state fishingregulations.It is consistent with Governor Christie’s Comprehensive 10-Point Plan to restore Barnegat Bay,which includes by a major initiative to encourage green boating practices – an effort that also isapplicable to waters statewide.“Boaters will find it easier than Baby Dolls ever to help protect New Jersey’s environment and naturalresources by using to find a pumpout facility whenever they venture out for a dayof fishing or pleasure boating in the Garden State,’’ said Dave Chanda, Director of the DEP’sDivision of Fish and Wildlife. “Improperly disposed vessel-generated sewage can impact publichealth and wildlife, negatively affecting water quality and leading to potential closures ofbeaches and shellfish beds.’’

    The website was designed by the Rutgers University Center for Remote Sensing and SpatialAnalysis, in coordination with the Clean Vessel Act Steering Committee, which includes theDEP, Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Monmouth County Health Department, NewJersey Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean County Planning Department and the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency.“The Clean Vessel Act Committee recognized the potential of web technology and mobilecommunication for recreational boating, and saw real value in a website that could provideboaters with on-the-spot and up-to-date information about boating related resources,” said MikeDanko, chairman of the New Jersey Clean Vessel Act Program Steering Committee andAssistant Director for the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Extension Program. “This websitewill make it easier for boaters to find pumpout station locations, as well as other amenities tomake their time on the water even more enjoyable.”

    The Clean Vessel Act was passed by Congress in 1992 and provides funds for the construction, renovation, operation and maintenance of sewage pumpout stations and dump stations for recreational boats, as well as information and education programs that encourage boaters to use pumpout facilities. More than 250 marina pumpout stations and eight pumpout boats in New Jersey waters have been funded since the program’s inception. As a result, millions of gallons of sewage have been removed from boats and treated safely.About 75 percent of funding for the CVA program is provided through the federal Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, plus import duties and interest on the fund. Matching funds are provided from New Jersey’s “Shore to Please” license plate sales.The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. NJSGC meets its mission through its innovative research, education and outreach programs.

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    MEDIA: Contact for N.J. Sea Grant Consortium: Kim Kosko (732-872-1300 X-18)

    WOBM Radio - Belmar Has Clean Bathrooms Click the below links to listen to WOBM Radio's interview regarding Belmar's clean bathrooms on the boardwalk.


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    Local Officials Christen 9th Ave. Pier in Belmar

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony brings state, county and local leaders to newest shore hot spot

    By Charlie LaPlaca


    As if the already popular 9th Avenue Pier restaurant in Belmar needed anymore public support, several elected officials from state, county and local offices came out Thursday to promote the shore's newest hot-spot and give their blessing at its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

    The restaurant and tiki bar, which opened just last month in the Belmar Marina, has already enjoyed smashing success with hundreds, if not thousands, of nightly patrons.

    And just as significant, Mayor Matt Doherty said, is that the lease agreement between Belmar and Chefs International, Inc., the pier's operator, that will bring $100,000 in additional revenue, increasing by 3 percent each year for 25 years, to the borough.  

    "[It's] a great source of revenue outside of property taxes so that we can keep property taxes in check," Doherty said. 

    On Thursday, Doherty, state Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman David Rible, county Freeholders, and the restaurant's owner and operator Bob Cooper, president of Point Pleasant Beach-based Chefs International, Inc., were on-hand to officially mark the pier's grand opening. 

    The officials hailed April's deal that brought the 9th Ave. Pier to Belmar as a perfect example of private-public partnerships that are key to local economic development, tourism and job creation. 

    "Probably the three most important things in Monmouth County are shared services, economic development and tourism. Belmar has achieved all three of them (with the 9th Avenue Pier)," said Deputy Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, who has spear-headed the county's "Grow Monmouth" initiative. 

    Singer and Rible presented Cooper with a special resolution, which commended Chefs International for creating more business and attracting tourism to the Jersey Shore. 

    "Think of what a win-win this is," Singer said. "First of all you're creating jobs... Creating 60 new jobs, that's fantastic. Second of all, think about our major industry of tourism, bringing people down to the shore. This is the kind of facility people want to come to and what to enjoy. And lastly, certainly the winners are the residents of Belmar." 

    Freeholders Arnone and John P. Curley, freeholder director, also presented a special proclamation to Chefs International.

    "As a private businessman... I know the necessity of reaching out, reaching beyond government boundaries and doing all that we can in shared services and doing all we can in joint partnerships," Curley said. 

    Curley commended Belmar and Chefs International for being "at the forefront of making sure Monmouth County stays first and foremost the best place to live in New Jersey." 

    Cooper, a Wall resident who grew up in the area, said opening a restaurant in his own backyard -- the company owns ten others across the country, including several in Point Pleasant Beach -- was a "dream come true." 

    Cooper credited strong support from Belmar's elected officials and professionals for making the project a reality.

    Belmar Recreation Looking for New Basketball Director Belmar Recreation is looking for a Basketball Director for the 2012-2013 season. This person must have knowledge of basketball and experience working with children. The qualified applicant will have good organizational skills and be able to manage others. This is a stipend position.

    Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume to Tina Connelly at by Friday, August 24.

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    The 9th Ave restaurant is celebrating its grand opening on the marina in Belmar. What makes this chow spot unique, however, is the public/private partnership that will benefit its host town for a quarter century.

    The restaurant sits on public land within the marina and is technically owned by the people of Belmar. Though the location was considered ideal, the land was unused and in disrepair. Mayor Matt Doherty, along with the Borough Council and Harbor Commission, spearheaded an initiative to lease the land out to a private business in order to fully utilize the land.

    Click below to read the full WOBM article.

    Vote Belmar Best of Monmouth Every business in Belmar benefits when Belmar businesses, organizations, and attractions get the recognition they deserve. People want to go where there is so much good going on!

    Let's go viral and use every means each of us has to encourage people (employees, family, customers) to vote for Belmar and Belmar businesses in the Asbury Park Readers Choice Awards; Best of Monmouth. 

    Click on this link, chose "VOTE HERE for Monmouth County" and then go through each page nominating a Belmar business, organization, or feature (i.e. boardwalk) for each category. You must go through the entire set of pages in order to make your votes count.

    The deadline for entries is August 12th. But don't wait. Get your votes in today. Encourage everyone you can to get their votes in today.

    RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR 9TH AVENUE PIER RESTAURANT Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and 9th Ave. Pier operator Bob Cooper, president of Chef's International, will be on-hand 3 p.m. today for the marina bar and restaurant's official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The list of invited guests include Senator Robert Singer, Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible, Monmouth County Freeholders, and members of the Belmar Harbor Commission and Friends of Belmar Harbor board members. A surrogate for U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone is also expected.

    "The opening of the 9th Avenue Pier Restaurant marks the beginning of a 25 year public/private partnership between the borough and Chef’s International."


    JCPL Restores Power to 67,000 Customers Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) crews continue to work restoring power to approximately 18,000 customers after severe thunderstorms and high winds last night initially left 85,000 without electric service.

    JCP&L crews were on storm alert yesterday because of high temperatures and threats of severe thunderstorms. Working through the night, JCP&L crews have restored 67,000 customers. Most of the remaining outages are in Monmouth and Ocean counties, which were hardest hit by yesterday’s storms and winds up to 70 miles per hour.
    Crews will continue to work until all customers are restored.

    Customers are cautioned never to touch downed lines and should always assume downed wires are carrying electricity. Downed wires should be reported immediately to JCP&L or local police or fire department. Customers should never try to remove trees or limbs from power lines because they could conduct electricity. Instead, wait for emergency services or utility crews to arrive.

    For updated information, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, go to Customers can also report outages and view timely, accurate and easy-to-use outage information through JCP&L’s “24/7 Power Center” maps, accessible on desktops, smart phones and mobile devices at JCP&L will also provide updates via Twitter @JCP_L. Outages may also be reported by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

    JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

    Free Water and Ice from JCPL at various locations MONMOUTH COUNTY LOCATIONS:

    Aberdeen, Foodarama / Saker ShopRites, Inc., Lloyd Road & Rt 34 Atlantic Highlands, Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 9 Rt. 36, Bayshore Plaza, Store 266
    Freehold, Acme Supermarkets (a/k/a Albertsons), 3241 Route 9, Store 7960
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    Freehold, Norkus Foodtown, 597 Park Avenue
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    Red Bank, Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 362 Broad St., Store 267

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    BELMAR REMINDS OCEAN AVENUE PARKERS THEY CAN USE PRE-PAID PARKING METER CARDS Belmar: Mayor Matt Doherty is reminding residents and visitors they can purchase a $20 pre-paid parking meter card at any beach badge ticket booth for use in the parking meters that run along Ocean Avenue.

    The 20-dollar parking cards give customers 20 hours of parking time and can be carried over from one summer to the next, as they never expire.

    "This simple payment method is another convenience we implemented for our customers,” said Mayor Matt Doherty. "The card does not carry any additional benefits such as guaranteed parking or permission to park at a meter beyond the maximum time allotted. The card is very durable and can withstand considerable heat, cold, and moisture. They are unaffected by magnetic or x-ray exposure. Customers will no longer be left searching for the heavy and often elusive coins needed to pay parking meters, and will instead simply pull out their pre-paid parking card for a convenient experience. They also make a great Holiday present."

    This is just one more of the mayor'ssteps towards a more convenient and enjoyable day at the beach for Belmar customers.

    Pallone Visits Shark River Dredging Project Several officials on Monday gathered at the Shark River Inlet in Belmar to check on the status of a major dredging project intended to ensure continued boat access between the Belmar marina and Atlantic Ocean.

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    BELMAR MAYOR AND COUNCIL ANNOUNCE BELMAR MAKEOVER Come join Belmar Mayor Doherty and Council members volunteer in a massive makeover cleaning up parks and streets in town.

    Mayor Matt Doherty stated, "The Belmar Makeover" will be held from 9amuntil noon onSaturdayMay 19th,rain or shine. Volunteers are asked to meet at Belmar Elementary School on Main Street, between 11thand 12thAvenues, at the school steps.Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied with and an adult. Department of Public Works Superintendent Michael Campbell will arrange for supplies that will be needed for the cleanup, including bags and gloves. This is a great opportunity for students to satisfy their Community Service Hours.

    Volunteers will be given assignments at the following locations:

    • Maclearie Park
    • Silver Lake
    • E Street Park
    • Individual Streets

    Participants are advised to dress for working outdoors. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a season Belmar Beach badge and other prizes.

    If you have any questions, please call Belmar Department of Public Works at 732-681-0452.