Friday, May 17, 2013
Harvey Cedars, Brant Beach and Surf City to get emergency repairs; about 1,000 feet of beach will be closed at a time.
Work to repair ocean beaches and dunes in three Long Beach Island communities will begin before the end of May, officials have confirmed. A $30.6 million replenishment project to restore sand in Harvey Cedars, Brant Beach and Surf City is due to begin within the next two weeks and continue into the fall. The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company will pump 3 million cubic yards of sand to rebuild engineered beaches in the three island communities that were affected by Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement this week. The island's strong dunes are credited with preventing the type of ocean breach that occurred during Sandy in Mantoloking, which split Ocean County's northern barrier island in two and destroyed …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Power is on in Surf City and Ship Bottom, but new weather problems may be on the horizon and gas is weeks away.
Seeing a police officer armed with an automatic rifle at the end of the Causeway in Ship Bottom was a worse sight than any nightmare I have ever had. He and a pair of National Guardsmen were checking IDs and verifying access at the Gateway to Long Beach Island for contractors, utility workers, media and some select home and business owners to protect against looters and ensure the saftey on those coming on to the Island. Businesses that had perishable items were being allowed by Beach Haven to get them and leave. Residents in Surf City whose homes had been “red flagged," essentially declared uninhabitable, were allowed to go in briefly to collect personal items. Those helping to rebuild the island were also arrriving in convoys of dump …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
St. Francis Carnival is a southern Ocean County tradition
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – With food and fun for all ages, St. Francis Community Center will host its annual Festival of the Sea Carnival beginning Wednesday and running through Sunday night. The carnival will be held on the St. Francis Church Grounds, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. in the township's Brant Beach section. The carnival will be open from 6-10 p.m. each night, weather permitting, with P.O.P. (Pay One Price) bracelets available for $20 each night for all rides all night long. There will be rides for all ages as well as games of chance where you can win those carnival keepsakes and stuffed animals. For those feeling really lucky there will be a Super Progressive 50/50 with the winner drawn on Sunday night. Tickets are $2 each or a book of …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Christie to appear in Brant Beach at 3 p.m. Thursday.
BRANT BEACH --- Governor Chris Christie will travel to Brant Beach on Long Beach Island Thursday to continue the Endless Summer Tax Relief tour along the Jersey Shore. He is scheduled to meet with officials and residents at 3 p.m. at the Bayview Park pavilion at 68th Street in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township. According to his press release, “Governor Christie will continue to call for Corzine Democrats to stop holding tax relief hostage and urge the legislature to continue the New Jersey Comeback and provide bipartisan leadership by delivering tax relief to citizens, making the state more competitive and putting more New Jerseyans back to work.” During last Friday’s township council meeting, Mayor Joe Mancini said the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
After pumping 1.25 million cubic yards of sand, restoring the dunes, extending beaches and constructing new accesses, the Army Corp of Engineers is handing Brant Beach back just in time for summer.
BRANT BEACH -- With tempatures soaring into the 90s this weekend, many are certain to appreciate the open spaces provided by the Brant Beach replinishment project. Beachgoers should be aware of some changes and precautions as the project wraps up on Friday and they head out for some fun in the surf and sun. 1. The replenishment comes with a 50-year guarantee from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Long Beach Township’s Engineer Frank Little, the agreement with the Corps calls for them to re-pump sand back on to the beaches in case of erosion at the federal agency's expense. This includes cases of extreme weather such as the storm that carved up the beach in Surf City shortly after their recent replenishment, said Little. He …
Friday, June 22, 2012
A lighting strike is just one of several calls the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company had responded to by late afternoon.
SHIP BOTTOM — A bright flash of lighting exploded close to this reporter around 2:30 p.m. It appeared to have struck the home at 3103 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach. A few minutes later that was confirmed as trucks from the Ship Bottom and Surf City volunteer fire companies responded to the scene as well as Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township Police and the Beach Haven First Squad. Firemen went up onto the roof of the home, which was damaged, but fortunately there was no fire. A Ship Bottom volunteer firefighter who was on the scene said the lighting had apparently struck the chimney. He also said this was one of only eight “weather-related” calls so far this afternoon as thunderstorms and strong winds blew heavy rain across Long Beach …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Brant Beach replenishment project nears completion as final touches are underway.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — With the final phase of the beach replenishment project in Brant Beach still ongoing, homeowners and beachgoers apparently are giving the project an overall “thumbs up.” This past Friday, June 15, was the deadline for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, contracted for the project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to complete pumping sand to extend the beach and elevate the dunes from 31st to 57th streets in Brant Beach. The final phase, which includes constructing and grading the beach access paths, erecting dune fencing and planting dune grasses, is scheduled to be completed no later than June 28, according to Great Lakes and township officials. This past Friday, the pumping and grading appeared to be completed …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Beachfill project in Brant Beach may be done by Memorial Day
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
About half of the 1.2 million cubic yards of sand slated to be pumped onto beaches in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township are in place, officials said this week. Crews from Great Lakes Dredging, the Corps' contractor, are now working in the area of 45th Street, according to Steve Rochette, spokesman for the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project will replenish beaches from 31st Street to 57th Street. "Our goal is still to complete pumping by Memorial Day," said Rochette. "Although, it depends on weather and the equipment involved with the project." There were some mechanical issues with the sand pumps involved with the beachfill effort recently, Rochette said, but they have been resolved and …