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Beachgoers enter the newly-designed beachfront in Ortley Beach, Sept. 1, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ortley Beach Revenue Up Despite Dredging Closures

Even with many rainy weekends and closed portions from the dredging/dune project, Ortley Beach slightly increased its beach revenue from last year. The increase in...
U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur and challenger Andy Kim. (File Photos)

POLL DRAMA: MacArthur-Kim Race Too Close to Call Due to Vote-by-Mail Troubles

Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur was ahead by one percentage point at midnight Wednesday, however with results from the Burlington County portion of...

Lavallette Councilwoman Overcomes Challenge, Mayor Re-Elected

In a rare contested race on Ocean County's northern barrier island, a Lavallette councilwoman bested her opponent to remain on the borough's governing body. Joanne...
A person of interest in an Oct. 30, 2018 fire in Seaside Heights. (Photo: OCPO)

Person of Interest Sought in Seaside Heights Fire

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office on Monday released photos and video of a man they are hoping to identify in connection with a fire...
Crews drop off dredge spoils off Bayside Park in Normandy Beach, Brick Township, N.J., Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

First of Several Local Dredging Projects Now Underway, ‘Dredge Holes’ Dug Off Normandy Beach

Marine construction crews began work over the last several days on one of several dredging projects that will keep several channels in northern Barnegat...

Ahead of Election Day, Ocean County’s Mail-in Ballot Numbers Surge Past 2016 Record

It's been a record-breaking election season with the number of mail-in ballots the Ocean County clerk's office has issued, ahead of the November 6...
Wind gust forecast for Nov. 3, 2018 from the National Weather Service. (Credit: NWS)

Heavy Rain Predicted Friday Night, Winds Up to 45mph Saturday

Shore residents should be prepared for rain, heavy at times, on Friday night followed by an especially windy Saturday. A wind advisory is in effect...
The replenished oceanfront in Ortley Beach following a nor'easter, Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Here’s How Ortley Beach’s Newly-Replenished Sand Made it Through the Nor’Easter

Many Shore residents and homeowners have wondered how the island's newly-replenished beaches would handle a nor'easter – would the sand stick around or be...
Utility poles along Grand Central Avenue in Lavallette. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

FiOS Won’t Expand on The Island, But Next-Gen Technology in the Works

Lavallette's call for Verizon to install its FiOS television and high-speed internet service in the borough will not be coming to fruition, but the...
The condominium building at 1806 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette Condo Building Destroyed by Fire Gets Permission to Rebuild

A ten-unit condominium building in Lavallette has received approval to be rebuilt after a fire devastated the structure just before Memorial Day weekend in...

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...