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Burial at sea, for a boat

Burial at sea, for a boat

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — After a half-century of shrimping and fishing, the Austin now rests on the ocean floor, where it will become a habitat for fluke, sea bass and other marine life.

“Its kind of bittersweet. I figured it’s better than going to the junkyard and getting [the vessel] scrapped,” said Bill Ford, adding the boat has been with his family since 1966.

According to Mr. Ford, ...

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Water main break closes Bridge Ave in Bay HeadWater main break closes Bridge Ave in Bay Head

BAY HEAD — A water main break on Bridge Avenue late Tuesday afternoon disrupted service for a number of hours as officials worked to rectify the problem.

The break was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.

“There was pipe above the water main that over the years had settled on the water main and because the water main was so old, it eventually broke,” said Mayor William Curtis.

“Water rushed ...

Lost event won’t be rescheduledLost event won’t be rescheduled

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The board of directors of the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce decided this week not to reschedule the Festival of the Sea, which was canceled last Saturday in the wake of a bomb blast in Seaside Park.

“The seafood festival takes us a year to plan. Throwing it together in a short period of time would not be easy,” Carol Vaccaro, executive director ...

Festival of Sea scrubbed after bomb blastFestival of Sea scrubbed after bomb blast

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Borough officials are still on edge following a bombing in Seaside Park which led to the cancellation of the annual Festival of the Sea celebration last Saturday.

“The information regarding Seaside Park and the “what if” in Point Pleasant Beach was relayed to me through the chief [of police] from the Department of Homeland Security,” said Mayor Stephen Reid about his call to cut ...

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