Security agencies prepare Beach for guns and terror
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — State and local law enforcement agencies are training businesses in Point Pleasant Beach how to react to terrorist attacks or active shooter scenarios.
“We are targeting public gathering areas, tourist areas, and anywhere there is open space, cafes or entertainment districts,” Stephanie Raphael, director of communications for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness [NJOHSP], told The Ocean Star Wednesday. She said ...
LAVALLETTE — An attempt by residents to hold a nonbinding referendum to increase beach access has been blocked by the borough council.
“Our people want [increased beach access], we hear that loud and clear. It’s a question of when and weighing the possible negatives of doing it now,” Mayor Walter LaCicero told residents at the July 25 borough council meeting.
At the meeting, the council opted not to entertain ...
POINT PLEASANT — Mike Scully, a coach with Point Pleasant Youth Football and Cheer, [PPYFC], said he’s having a difficult time finding open field space so that the youths involved in the popular organization can practice sports activities.
Recently, he said he approached Mayor Robert Sabosik with a request for more field space availability, which, he said, was granted.
“Most of the towns we play have their own sports complex,” ...
WALL TOWNSHIP — The West Belmar section of Wall Township was sprayed for West Nile virus [WNV] again this week after county officials identified another positive test for the mosquito-borne illness.
This was the third confirmed positive sample of WNV found in the West Belmar-to-Spring Lake area, which, according to data released by the state on Tuesday, is the highest volume of cases in a single area of the ...
BELMAR — Documents obtained by The Coast Star under the Open Public Records Act [OPRA] appear to contradict the borough’s claim to a state agency that its police department does not recommend approvals or denials of liquor license applications.
The assertion was made by Belmar to the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC] in response to a pending appeal by Timothy and Matthew Harmon of the borough’s denial ...
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