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, April 14, 2013
Advisory flood maps place the entire borough in 'A' and 'V' zones
The Surf City borough council adopted the Federal Emergency Management Agency's advisory base flood elevation (ABFE) maps April 10 on second reading, the final passage of an ordinance that mirrors the state's adoption of the same maps. The maps, which can be found online, were released in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, though they were in the works long before the storm struck the Jersey Shore. Though controversial statewide, no members of the public commented during a required hearing before adoption. Adopting the maps has been a necessity for most of New Jersey's coastal communities, especially since the state as a whole adopted them as part of an administrative rule. The map adoption also ensures that Surf City residents are …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Entrances will be graded once nor'easter threat subsides; Replenishment bids now being sought.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Nee
Saturday, April 13
Surf City officials say the borough's beaches will be ready for the summer season. "They'll be ready, don't worry," said Council President Francis R. Hodgson, Sr. The borough experienced damage to its ocean dunes and beach entrances during Superstorm Sandy, and most streets in town now have a steep drop from the top of the dune line down to the sand. Barricades that prevented people from walking on the oceanfront over the winter have now been removed, but the slope down makes it difficult – if not impossible – for many to access the beach. That will be taken care of soon, officials promised. "We're waiting for the nor'easter season to move on so our public works folks can put up the dune fencing and grade the sand so there's not as much of…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
VIDEO: Bay whipped up by nor'easter, ocean roars
Friday, February 8, 2013
Heavy rain causes big puddles, but little in the way of tidal flooding on LBI
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Nee
Friday, February 8
Sunday, January 13, 2013
'Sandy Blows' concert draws a big crowd, big local acts
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Daniel Nee
Sunday, January 13
After Superstorm Sandy blew through Long Beach Island, many a homeowner crossed the causeway a week later to find bay-soaked carpets, displaced boats and waterlogged cars. But for the Ship Bottom Fire Department, the storm took an even heavier toll: about $400,000 worth of equipment lost. Island volunteer fire departments - which have faced hurdles in the past decade thanks to a reduction in the year-round island population as real estate prices skyrocketed - have held on and are credited with countless rescues during the height of the storm. On Saturday night, it was time for the community to give back. Crowds packed the Surf City Fire Company building on Long Beach Boulevard to hear a number of bands perform for 10 hours straight - from …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office investigating cause.
Fire companies from throughout Long Beach Island and neighboring towns spent about an hour battling a fire on a three-story oceanfront summer home in Surf City earlier this evening. The fire, located on 1st Street, was first reported around 5 p.m., and is now under control, according to Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Brian Stasik. No one was in the home, Stasik said, adding that the cause of the fire remains under investigation. He said officials from the Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office are investigting. Two neighbors of the home were taken to an area hospital for observation, but were unharmed, fire officials said. Mutual aid was called in and units from all LBI fire companies as well as Stafford, Barnegat, Waretown, Forked …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Man living at same address was airlifted to local hospital
A 48-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital at around 3 a.m. this morning after he presented to the borough police station with an injury prosecutors say was caused by someone living at his same address. Jennifer Ennis, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and assault with a blunt object, according to William Heisler, assistant Ocean County prosecutor. He said he was unsure of the man's relationship to the woman, but that they live at the same address. The man was airlifted to a hospital in Atlantic City. His injuries were nonlife-threatening, Heisler said. Ennis was taken to Ocean County Jail, with bail set at $50,000.
Flags flew at half mast in honor of John Fullerton
The flag in front of the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company continued to fly at half mast today in honor of John Fullerton, who died Aug. 31. Friends at the fire company recalled Fullerton as a "strong father figure who never lost his cool." Fire Chief Brian Stasik said at the time Fullerton finished fire school, he was the oldest member of his class. He joined the company when he was 63. "John was a very laid back guy," Stasik said. "Even when other people would get upset or frustrated, he kept his cool." According to information in Fullerton's obituary, published in the Asbury Park Press: "John was married to Catherine (née Zulinsky) in Surf City in 1969 and they celebrated 43 years of marriage in April. Besides serving on the fire …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Beach badge prices, lifeguard hours.
Although some repairs - including a planned beach replenishment project - are slated throughout Surf City this summer following, town officials note that the beaches will be open on schedule. Chief Financial Officer Dave Pawlishak told Patch that although the Army Corps of Engineers' planned beach replenishment project is slated for sometime this summer, he said it is not expected to disrupt all beach operations at the time of the work. "It will be done a block or two at a time, so the beach will not be shut down during the project," Pawlishak said. Billed as one of the Jersey Shore's most family-friendly destinations, the 25-block-long town on Long Beach Island boasts ocean and bay beaches and noted restaurants, most of which are working…