Sunday, March 3, 2013
Gallery of parade-goers and paraders from today's parade
The parade is over, but the Irish pride and fun continue late into tonight. The 40th annual Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade was cause for plenty of celebration, and we've compiled some photos and video of the parade route. Check out images of the pipes and drums, marching bands, Sons of the Sheleighleigh, fire trucks and floats in the parade, as well as the throngs of parade-goers lining the curb and sidewalk down Main Street. Stay informed of the latest Manasquan-Belmar area news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Rebels lead strong contingent of Jersey Shore talent
Whether it is outdoors at football games or in the gym supporting the basketball teams, the Howell High School Cheerleaders are always their rooting on their fellow Rebels. Recently, the school's competitive cheerleading team was the group being cheered on as they won a national title after a trip to Atlanta. The girls competed in the Cheersport National Championship and brought home the title after previous attempts at the top spot had fallen short. Competing in the Level 4 Division Coach Deanna Markovitch said the girls knew it would not be easy to finish the trip at the top of the pyramid. "It's a challenging competition," she said. "You're competing against teams with the exact same skill level." This year's squad consisted of 10 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Governor joins mayor, council as first pilings driven 20 feet into beachfront
Images from today's event around the Fourth Avenue beach in Belmar, where Gov. Chris Christie joined Mayor Matt Doherty and others as the first boardwalk pilings were driven into the ground. Photos courtesy Governor's Office/Tim Larsen.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Governor on hand for first phase of boardwalk rebuild
Gov. Chris Christie and a host of elected officials stood amid a still recovering Ocean Avenue in Belmar Wednesday to kick off the rebuilding of the borough’s boardwalk 73 days after Hurricane Sandy. Flanked by Mayor Matthew Doherty and U.S. Reps. Chris Smith and Frank Pallone, Christie gave a decidedly upbeat speech to a crowd of more than 200 assembled in front of a massive pile driver as construction on the $6.6 million boardwalk commenced. Calling the Jersey Shore “the heartbeat of our state,’’ Christie said that Belmar was on the vanguard of shore towns rebuilding after the devastating storm. "Belmar is leading the way to recovery,'' Christie said. "Today is one of the great, great first moments of the rebuilding of our state, and, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
State agencies, legislators, local officials attend special hearing in Wall
Municipalities throughout the region are looking for answers about how to deal with the lasting impact of superstorm Sandy. State Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean (both R-30) provided an opportunity Thursday night for residents to hear directly from relevant agencies at a special hearing attended by local officials at the Wall Municipal Complex. Representatives from FEMA, the Department of Banking and Insurance, the Small Business Administration and others answered questions on topics ranging from how shore towns can rebuild their boardwalks to how more inland towns can afford to clear tons of trees and debris from their roadways. "We really had a concentrated few towns that were impacted to the level where they need to avail …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie traveled across the state Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, with stops in Belmar and Avalon.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie traveled across the state Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, with stops in Belmar and Avalon. Got your own photos of storm damage? Add them here by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button with this story.
Friday, October 5, 2012
St. Baldrick's event raises money for children's cancer research
Come "shave it" wih the Shillelagh's on Saturday, Oct. 6, for their annual St. Baldrick's event, which raises money for children's cancer research, organizers said. The organization will be raising money and encouraging supporters to shave their heads to honor children fighting cancer. The event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, 815 16th Avenue, in Belmar. This year's event will honor Madison Grace Beggs, a Howell resident who lost her battle with brain cancer just last summer, organizers said. "Madi" was diagnosed in August 2010 at the age of 10 and after a 22-month-long battle that included several operations to remove the tumors, she unfortunately passed on June 22. (Read more about Madi's tragic yet…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Undercover police will be behind the counter in liquor stores across the Jersey Shore this summer
The state attorney general on Tuesday came to Belmar to outline his plan to stop underage drinking at the Jersey Shore. Jeffrey S. Chiesa, along with several state and local officials, and members of the liquor and prevention industry gathered at the Taylor Pavillion at the beach to discuss the "Cops in Shops" initiative, which puts undercover officers behind liquor store counters, to reign in underage drinking. Since its implementation in 1996, nearly 10,000 underage persons and adults have been arrested in the state as a result of the initiative, according to a release from the attorney general's office. This year 30 shore police departments — more than a dozen from Monmouth Beach down to Toms River were represented Tuesday — are …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Governor highlights environmental achievements in lighthearted Shore stop
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in high spirits during a visit to the Belmar boardwalk Wednesday afternoon. A jubilant Christie came to the borough's Taylor Pavilion at 6th and Ocean avenues as part of a tour of the Jersey Shore to promote environmental issues and tourism. The governor also has planned stops in Manasquan, Seaside Heights, Atlantic City and a make-up appearance after being rained out in Ocean City on Tuesday. Arriving at Belmar Elementary School by helicopter and then being shuttled to the beachfront in an SUV, Christie spoke briefly and then took questions from the press before strolling the boardwalk and greeting constituents. "This beats being in Trenton," Christie joked from the podium. The governor explained that …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Breezes provide relief in Monmouth County
While an Excessive Heat Warning has been placed on much of the Jersey Shore, including Ocean County and the western part of Monmouth County, many found respite from extreme temperatures along area beaches. Blanket space was scarce from Ocean Grove to Manasquan on Thursday and parking spaces were even more scarce, as throngs of beachgoers sought refuge from sweltering temperatures along Southeastern Monmouth County's sandy shorelines. A breezy south-southeast wind which gusted to nearly 15 miles per hour, helped keep beaches cool while ocean temperatures hovering in the upper 60s provided bathers with relief from a heat index expected to reach 105 degrees today. Belmar Beach Patrol Captain Bill Karatz summed up Thursday in Belmar succinctly…