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The first Seaside Heights Oktoberfest event, Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Stacey Chait)

Oktoberfest to Return to Seaside Heights This Fall

Seaside Heights' second annual Oktoberfest celebration has been announced, according to officials. The event will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, and feature beer...
Fluke caught the first week of August on board the Gambler party boat. (Photo: Gambler Crew)

Fishing Friday: Fluke Fishing Finally Hits its Stride

With less than a month to go for the 2017 fluke season, the fishery began to produce some of its most consistent catches of...
Volunteers at Simon's Soup Kitchen in Seaside Heights. (File Photo)

Simon’s Soup Kitchen, of Seaside Heights, Seeking Volunteers

Simon's Soup Kitchen in Seaside Heights is seeking volunteers and volunteer groups to help this fall, organizers announced this week. Volunteers are needed in the...
The remnants of an ice cream shack on the 2nd Avenue beach in Seaside Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Officials: Seaside Park Ice Cream Hut Fire Was No Accident

Officials now believe the fire at an ice cream stand on the beach in Seaside Park may have been set intentionally. The early morning fire...
Capriccio By the Sea, in Ortley Beach and Lavallette. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Curtailing Bar Noise a ‘Top Priority’ For Lavallette, Officials Say

After a third borough council meeting during which residents of the southeastern portion of Lavallette complained about too much noise and partying at a...
The Ortley Beach water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ortley Beach, North Beach to be Completely Repaved

Streets in the entirety of Toms River's portion of the barrier island will be repaved after the summer rush ends, officials confirmed Tuesday night. The...
The remnants of an ice cream shack on the 2nd Avenue beach in Seaside Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Fire That Destroyed Seaside Park Beach Shack Under Investigation

A small shack on the 2nd Avenue beach in Seaside Park was destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday, leading to an investigation by...
No smoking sign at a local beach.

Lavallette Will Ban Smoking on Beaches, Boardwalk

After years of back-and-forth between both sides, Lavallette officials have made a decision on a perennial Shore issue: beach smoking. The borough council will soon...
Peggy Marzolla, after suffering injuries in 2010. (Photo: Maureen Persi)

Ortley Beach Woman’s 7 Year Fight for Elder Abuse Protection Results in New Law

Seven years of negotiations, calls to legislators and even roadside protests have come to an end for Maureen Persi, who has been fighting day-in...
Local angler Nick Honachefsky and his huge butterfly ray he caught Aug. 6, 2017. (Photo: Nick Honachefsky)

Gentle Giants: Huge Butterfly Rays Show Up in N.J. Surf

They're largely harmless, but might give you a startle if they glide by while you're taking a swim. Butterfly rays, found all around the world's...

BOATING & FISHING

Fluke caught the first week of August on board the Gambler party boat. (Photo: Gambler Crew)

Fishing Friday: Fluke Fishing Finally Hits its Stride

With less than a month to go for the 2017 fluke season, the fishery began to produce some of its most consistent catches of...
Local angler Nick Honachefsky and his huge butterfly ray he caught Aug. 6, 2017. (Photo: Nick Honachefsky)

Gentle Giants: Huge Butterfly Rays Show Up in N.J. Surf

They're largely harmless, but might give you a startle if they glide by while you're taking a swim. Butterfly rays, found all around the world's...

THINGS TO DO

The 2016 Wine on the Beach event in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

‘Wine on the Beach’ to Return to Seaside Heights for 2017

Seaside Heights has announced that its Wine on the Beach event will return for a third year. This year's event will run the weekend of...
Beach bonfire in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Seaside Heights)

Seaside Heights to Host Bonfire on the Beach Monday Night

Seaside Heights will host a beach bonfire complete with entertainment on Monday night...