Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Precautions advised as waterways are cleared of post-Sandy debris
Getting ready to take the boat out on the Navesink or Shrewsbury, but worried that debris from Sandy may make it difficult? GoBoatingNJ.org may help. Since Hurricane Sandy came ashore in late October, reports of unprecedented destruction to area marine facilities have left boaters wondering if there will be a boating season in 2013, said Ed "Skip" Harrison, who is the owner of Baywood Marina, Brick Township, and Board Member of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey. The GoBoatingNJ.org initiative was launched to address these concerns by providing coverage of the restoration efforts taking place each day by state, federal and municipal agencies as well as scores of volunteers and organizations. The campaign highlights — through on-…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The collision occurred in July of 2011
An area man has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges stemming from a fatal 2011 boating collision near the shores of Fair Haven on the Navesink River, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced. George Harrington, 41, of Browns Dock Road, Middletown, is charged with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide in connection with the July 23, 2011 death of Christopher Plante, 50, of Keansburg, after a Boston Whaler and his Stingray boat crashed in the Navesink. The accident occurred at 11:32 p.m. on the July 23 Saturday night, nearly two years ago, when a Boston Whaler, occupied by five people, crashed into a Stingray occupied by two — the driver, Plante, and a passenger, State Police Sgt. Brian Polite …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
CrowderGulf, headquartered in Theodore, Alabama, will undertake local cleanup and dredging effort
An Alabama company will undertake a massive cleanup and debris removal effort in waterways following Hurricane Sandy. State authorities have removed more than 1,000 boats since the storm hit, but the remains of many others, plus debris resulting from everything from destroyed homes to derelict vessels previously undetected pose a threat to navigation as the spring boating season draws near. Three companies were awarded contracts to clear New Jersey's waterways of debris, hopefully before spring arrives. Donjon Marine will be responsible for the northern portion of the state, from the New York border to Raritan Bay. CrowderGulf, of Theodore, Alabama, will be responsible for the central portion of the state, from the Navesink River in …
Debris is being removed as it washes up; NJ DEP to provide guidance on debris removal from water.
Things are looking good with each day in the post-Hurricane Sandy era along the Navesink River in Fair Haven. A $90,000 fix is in the works for the Fair Haven Dock; and officials have targeted a reopening for May as warm weather starts to set in. There was one piece of the dock sitting on a resident's lawn that is being removed. And downed signage by the dock has been removed. New fencing, closing off the area to cars has been installed by the Fair Haven Fire Police. All the boats that washed up on shore and were wedged by the water's tumultuous tide in the storm have been taken down and returned to rightful owners. Broken private docks have been or are being repaired. And much debris has been removed from the waterfront. "As it's been …
Friday, February 15, 2013
All is calm after Hurricane Sandy and the recent threat of flooding and snow.
Like Fair Haven, Red Bank came through Hurricane Sandy basically unscathed. There was some flooding, but mostly right on the banks and docks of the Navesink at Marine Park, where the water routinely laps up to meet parkside docks and buildings regardless of the tide. There are some Sandy remnants surrounding Marine Park. Boondock's Fishery, which stretches from the edge of the parking lot onto the river on a dining dock was washed out. The small building that housed the spot for cooking at the seasonal eatery still stands. So does a dumpster filled with debris with what was unsalvagable there and around it. Down by the marina, things are calm and tranquil. The air was brisk and the sun was out Thursday afternoon with few signs of what any …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hail mixed with snow started to fall at about 5 p.m.
Before the storm set in, wind was whipping, hail was falling and water was choppy down by the river in Rumson and Fair Haven. The roads right before sunset were slushy and cars were parked at the edge of driveways in anticipation of digging out tomorrow. Take a look at the photo gallery above for a view before the storm.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Amount of brush and tree removal for Fair Haven and Rumson more than doubled that of 2011 in two months' time
"Frankly, we are just coming up for air," Fair Haven Administrator Theresa Casagrande said in her report to the governing body at Monday's Borough Council meeting about Hurricane Sandy recovery. Casagrande gave an update on some facts and figures concerning the borough's status in Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) funding, waterway cleaning, parks clearing, trees and brush in the post-Hurricane Sandy scene in Fair Haven. According to information released by FEMA as of Jan. 8, Fair Haven had been allocated $18,750 for debris removal. Right now, the given is that at least a portion of the Fair Haven Dock has to be rebuilt. Part of it is still sitting on a resident's lawn, which, Mayor Ben Lucarelli said, the borough is working …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new Flavour event would be held in Marine Park at the end of June.
Good food, good drinks, and the best view of the Navesink River. Organizers of Red Bank Flavour’s newest culinary concept, Sippin’ on the River, think they’ve found the recipe for another successful food fair. Scheduled for the last weekend in June, the event is expected to feature gourmet food from the borough eateries, beer and wine, and a great view of the Navesink River from Marine Park. “It’s just Flavour, dude,” Bistro and Teak Co-owner and Flavour Founder George Lyristis said of the motivation to develop another foodie event. “It’s going to be an event where we can give back to the community while promoting the town like we always do.” Lyristis said the new food event was conceptualized about a year ago and has gone through the …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Testing showed no issues with contamination, DEP says
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Shellfish beds in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers opened effective at sunrise Saturday. Bob Martin, the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, signed an order Friday after he said water monitoring and tissue sampling found no issue with contamination from bacteria or viruses following superstorm Sandy. “So much of our coastline and our fishing industry took significant hits from the storm, so we are pleased to reopen these additional shellfish beds and get people back to work in areas affected by the storm,” Martin said. “Tests also show that our ocean water quality is excellent.” The DEP closed all New Jersey shellfish beds to commercial and recreational harvesting on October 29 in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Fair Haven's Charles Williams/Robards estate, at the foot of DeNormandie Avenue, is slated for passive recreation. What would you like to see there when the deal is closed?
It’s been a long and winding road to passive recreation with respect to Fair Haven’s attempts to acquire the riverfront Robards’ property at the foot of DeNormandie Avenue. But it is and always has been a well-known, longstanding wish of the Robards, descendants of original estate owner Charles Williams, to preserve the property for public access and enjoyment. And that’s exactly what borough officials’ intentions are for the $1.3 million swath of waterfront land. They have the means, through a new matching state Department of Environmental Protection Blue Acres Grant, and they have the will. They’re just waiting for cloudy title issues to be cleared up, “which should take roughly a few months,” Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. The murky title …