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A sign advertising prom and summer rentals in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights Passes Ordinance Restricting Minors From Renting Houses, Rooms

Seaside Heights officials, with little fanfare, passed an ordinance this week that prohibits motels and homeowners from renting rooms or houses to anyone under...
Sand is pumped onto Normandy Beach in Brick, N.J., June 4, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ortley Beach Replenishment Project Set to Resume, North Beaches Portion Will Begin in Days

The island-wide beach replenishment project is ready to resume following more than a week of foul weather and a repair issue that sent dredge...
The steel building at Hamilton Avenue in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Heights to Solicit New Developer for ‘Steel Structure’ Site

Seaside Heights officials are planning the development of a request for proposals in search of a redeveloper for the steel-framed building at Hamilton Avenue...
Chase's Place in Normandy Beach (File Photo)

New Playground in Lavallette in Honor of Slain Resident Will be Built Next Week

Lavallette's youngsters will have a fresh, new place to make memories come next week, when volunteers with a nonprofit foundation will donate both the...
Blinking traffic lights along Route 35 in Ortley Beach Monday night. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

One More Island Traffic Light Will be Blinking This Fall

Forget pumpkin spiced lattes and wearing sweatshirts – the real confirmation that fall is upon us comes when the island's traffic lights start blinking...
The nautical chart view of a hole in Barnegat Bay which the state plans to fill in. (Credit: NOAA)

Dredging, A ‘Living Shoreline’ and Filling in A 56-Year-Old Hole Discussed for Lavallette

This isn't your father's dredging project – in fact, it may even reverse some of the dredging that was completed over a half-century ago...
An utility pole with electrical equipment. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette Forced to Add Surcharge to Electric Bills

Lavallette council members begrudgingly approved a surcharge for both residential and business electricity accounts Monday night, following the outcome of litigation surrounding an electrical...
Bradley Billhimer and Joseph Coronato. (File/Shorebeat Photos)

Murphy Nominates Toms River Attorney as New Ocean County Prosecutor

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday nominated a Toms River criminal defense attorney as the next Ocean County prosecutor, replacing Joseph D. Coronato, who was...
Offshore wind turbine. (Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoil)

N.J. to Consider Offshore Wind Farms The Same Day Oyster Creek Shuts Down

The Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, the oldest operating nuclear energy plant in the United States, will close for good Monday. Simultaneous...
A Seaside Heights Beach Patrol vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Man Dies While Swimming at Unguarded Beach in Seaside Heights

A man is dead after being caught in severe rip tides near the Fremont Avenue beach in Seaside Heights. According to Seaside Heights Police Detective...

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...