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Parking plan is approved

Parking plan is approved

POINT PLEASANT BEACH —After a proposed rezoning to allow private parking on 12 lots west of Ocean Avenue had split residents and planning board members, a 3-3 split by the borough council seemed only natural Tuesday night.

So it came to Mayor Stephen Reid to cast the deciding vote, resulting in approval of the controversial change.

By then, the council had spent three hours discussing the ordinance in a meeting ...

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Boat sinks in canalBoat sinks in canal

POINT PLEASANT— A recreational boat sank in the Point Pleasant Canal on Wednesday night and although residents expressed concerns about a fuel leak, officials called to the scene said no fuel had been released by the stricken craft.

The 32-foot vessel started to sink around 6:30 p.m. July 20 after two engines failed, in succession, according to Trooper Alejandro Goez of the New Jersey State Police.

“It started to take ...

Jenks requires badges for night beach accessJenks requires badges for night beach access

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Beachgoers must have beach badges to access local beaches on weekend evenings, under a new policy aimed at cutting down on littering and night swimming.

The new policy in place at Jenkinson’s beach extends the hours on Saturday and Sunday when beach badges are required from 5:30 p.m. until either 8 or 9 p.m.

“We have a new policy and it is in response ...

Judge orders  pay-to-play referendumJudge orders pay-to-play referendum

BELMAR — The future of the borough’s controversial and now-defunct amended pay-to-play law now lies in the hands of residents after Superior Court Judge Katie A. Gummer issued an order for the borough to hold a special election on the referendum regarding Ordinance 2016-01.

According to the July 15 order, the referendum is to be held on Sept. 27.

Opponents of the amended pay-to-play ordinance say it weakened a ...

Diving death in AvonDiving death in Avon

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The body of the 17-year-old diver who went missing on Saturday was recovered Sunday afternoon, Avon Police Chief Terence Mahon said.

Jeffrey Hoens, 17, of Westfield, had been out freediving with friends on the Avon-By-The-Sea side of the inlet by the Ocean Avenue bridge at the Shark River Saturday, July 16, when he was disconnected from his flag and his friends lost track of him, according to ...


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