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Razing the ruins of Mariners Cove

Razing the ruins of Mariners Cove

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The charred ruins of the Mariners Cove Motel are still visible at 50 Broadway since the fire that claimed four lives in early 2014. Now, the borough has begun the process of removing the structure.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council voted to begin the first steps in the process of having the building, owned by Mariners Cover, LLC, demolished, along with another building ...

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Drug bust nets big pot stashDrug bust nets big pot stash

POINT PLEASANT — Area police combined efforts to make arrests and seize a large amount of marijuana this week.

Three people were arrested Monday as a result of a multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigation at homes on Truman Drive in Brick and Rogers Road in Point Pleasant.

Members of the Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group and Point Pleasant Borough detectives, officers and ...

Seafood festival draws a ‘manageable’ crowdSeafood festival draws a ‘manageable’ crowd

BELMAR — Lively yet “manageable” crowds flocked to the borough this past weekend for the 30th annual Belmar Seafood Festival, stretching along Silver Lake Park and Fifth and Ocean Avenues.

Despite heavy winds and the ever present threat of rain, visitors and vendors made the most of the popular three-day event, enjoying music, unique shopping experiences and, of course, the seafood.

“The seafood festival was an unqualified success,” said Mayor ...

Beach preps for the Grand PrixBeach preps for the Grand Prix

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The borough is gearing up, holding meetings and making plans for the influx of people coming to the borough this weekend plus the transportation and racing of nearly 40 speedboats.

The Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix is returning to the borough Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, and the police department, first aid squad, Coast Guard and borough officials have been coordinating safety ...

Get ready to rummage in SquanGet ready to rummage in Squan

MANASQUAN — The First Presbyterian Church continues a legacy of a generosity with its annual Spring Rummage Sale Thursday, through Saturday.

While the May 19-21 sale includes a variety of used items for reasonable prices, church members make it known that all proceeds go to local charities.

“We support community charities,” said church member Pat Griffin. “I think the fact that these charities support programs for women and children, particularly ...


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