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Seaside Heights police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights to Switch to County Dispatch for Police, EMS

Seaside Heights has signed an agreement to switch its emergency communications from an in-house team to the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. The borough council approved...
The steel building at Hamilton Avenue in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Out of Time: Seaside Heights to Force Redevelopment of ‘Steel Structure,’ Owner Angered

The clock has run out for the owner of the much-maligned "steel structure" in Seaside Heights that has drawn ire from residents for a...
Blinking traffic lights in Ortley Beach. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Island’s Lights Are Blinking Again (In Case You Haven’t Noticed)

Well, it's officially fall. The island's traffic lights descended into "blinking mode" this week – automatically at 12 midnight Monday, to be exact. The state...
Beach replenishment work in Toms River's North Beaches, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

In Ocean Beach, Replenishment Work Begins in Front of Bungalow Communities

Toms River's North Beaches may not have received the same recognition for their struggles after Superstorm Sandy as neighboring Ortley Beach, but replenishment work...
Lavallette police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette Police Department to Try Pickup Trucks, New SUVs

Lavallette officials have purchased the first round of police vehicles in six years – when Superstorm Sandy wiped out a good portion of the...
A service flag on parade in Lakewood, May 30, 1919. (Photo: Lakewood Historical Society)

How Island Towns Earned a Unique Place in World War I History

The towns on Ocean County's northern barrier island have always been home to a unique mix of longtime, year-round families and summer vacationers. That...
A raccoon at a wildlife refuge run by NASA. (Photo: NASA)

Island Pet Owners Warned Over Raccoons Carrying Canine Distemper

Pet owners in northern Ocean County should be on the lookout to keep their four-legged friends safe from raccoons, one local town said Monday. Mantoloking...
Beach replenishment underway near the Golden Gull condominium in Ortley Beach, Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Watch: Replenishment Work Resumes in Most Vulnerable Portion of Ortley Beach

Beach replenishment work resumed in one of the most vulnerable portions of the Ortley Beach oceanfront this week. Crews from Weeks Marine were between Sixth...
Councilmen Rich Tompkins and Guy Mazzanti receiving honors at the Seaside Heights municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights Bids Farewell to Councilman as Former Official Returns

A quirk in New Jersey state employment statues forced a popular member of the Seaside Heights borough council to step down last year, but...
The entrance to Seaside Heights from the north. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights Tax Rate to Rise, But Official Say Financial ‘Solid Ground’ Is Ahead

Seaside Heights residents will be receiving a property tax increase this year as the borough continues to struggle with a ratable base that has...

BOATING & FISHING

Scenes from Floatchella 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

‘Floatchella’ Brings Thousands to Tices Shoal: Here Are Our Favorite Floats

It was a day of fun, floats and a bit of maritime chaos Sunday as the annual Floatchella gathering, spread by social media, brought...
West Point Island Bridge, Lavallette, July 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Boaters Cautioned About Shallow Spots in Lavallette

Lavallette officials are still hopeful that the state will dredge the channel under the West Point Island bridge, but in the mean time, boaters...

THINGS TO DO

Parrotbeach (Credit: Band Website)

Variety Show, Fireworks and Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band Will be in...

There may only be a few weeks of summer remaining, but on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, there's plenty of heat to go around. Radio personality...
Visitors on the Seaside Heights boardwalk on a summer night. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights Fireworks Rescheduled (And A Bunch of Other Boardwalk Events)

Wednesday night's fireworks, rained out in Seaside Heights, have been rescheduled for Friday, officials said. As usual, the fireworks start at about 9:20 p.m. There are...