Saturday, April 27, 2013
News you may have missed from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Long Branch - The man who barricaded himself inside a Brighton Avenue home and got involved in a long standoff with the Long Branch Long Branch Police on Monday is facing several charges. Robert Powers Jr, was arrested and charged with simple assault, criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and making terroristic threats. His bail was set at $32,500, and he was taken to Monmouth Medical Center for psychiatric screening, according to Long Branch Director of Public Safety Jason Roebuck. Read more on Long Branch Patch. When Hurricane Sandy first hit Sea Bright's shores, the peninsula borough was blanketed with sand. The beach was on the street. After some shuffling around of sand and piling into the municipal and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The small boardwalk was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy
When most think about Sea Bright, they don't think "boardwalk." The mind tends to stray south to the Long Branch, Asbury Park, Belmar, Point Pleasant and Seaside boardwalks — some spanning oceanside miles, and others flush with amusements. Yet, though it never housed amusements or spanned miles, there was always a boardwalk at Sea Bright Public Beach. It was a little boardwalk nestled beside the beach that washed away with Hurricane Sandy nearly six months ago when the ocean and Shrewsbury River met. That boardwalk, however, is in the process of being rebuilt, running parallel, as it had before, to the beach and Sea Bright's new Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play playground. There's been a lot of progress on rebuilding the boards, which will …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Viacom/VH1/MTV shows support of Sea Bright
They rang in a spirit of community and recovery today. As a testament to Viacom, Inc.'s Viacommunity Day on April 19 when employees rallied in Sea Bright to volunteer with Hurricane Sandy recovery, the company's President and CEO Philippe Dauman was joined by Mayor Dina Long and Chris Wood, founder of Sea Bright Rising, this morning at the NASDAQ market site in Manhattan's Times Square to ring the opening bell. "Viacom/VH1/MTV has been a supporter of Sea Bright Rising from the beginning," said Wood in a Facebook post. "We’re very grateful to Viacom and their employees for supporting Sea Bright Rising." Viacom, Wood added, brought roughly 35 volunteers to Sea Bright on April 19 Friday to clear it north beach walking path of debris. "Thank …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) says more post-Sandy replenishment will start soon
Monday, April 1, 2013
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Will it be ready for summer?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Project could be bid out in May by Army Corps of Engineers
Sea Bright and Sandy Hook's Hurricane Sandy-depleted beaches could be replenished sooner than most expected. Officials at a recent Long Branch meeting said that was likely the case after meeting with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And they spread the good news. "We had very good news about the sand replenishment which could be moving forward more quickly than we thought," Long Branch Administrator Howard Woolley said during Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Woolley said a recent meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers, which handles beach replenishment projects, revealed that the project could be bid out in May. It's the latest news on the comprehensive Sandy relief package that was passed by congress in …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A new online mapping tool published by Rutgers University to help local officials plan for coastal flooding in coming decades.
In Sea Bright, the ocean crashes over the sea wall and onto Ocean Avenue more often than ever with the hint of any storm. It met the Shrewsbury River and sopped low-lying Rumson with flooding, too, during Superstorm Sandy. When the tide rises, residents have to move their cars to higher ground. Flooding is status quo. At Point Pleasant Coast Guard Station, the rising ocean laps just below the quayside where cars are parked. At Avalon Dunes, it’s shown advancing along a bayside street lined with expensive homes. And at Double Creek Bridge south of Toms River, the waters of the Atlantic creep toward a beachfront house that’s already just yards from the regular high-tide line. All three scenarios are depicted in photographs simulating the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The town has vowed to fight back following Hurricane Sandy, but recovery could take years.
There's no question in Mayor Dina Long's mind. Sea Bright will come back. Its downtown businesses, many of them still shuttered, their signs hanging on buildings some of which will have to be torn down, will open again, someday, somewhere. The beach clubs, crushed by the surging flood waters during Hurricane Sandy, will welcome visitors back to their new cabanas and beaches eventually. In the meantime, residents should brace themselves. It's not going to be pretty. Long assured residents during a public post-Sandy information session Wednesday that the recovery effort would not wait. But it will take years, she said, for the town to recover a ratable base decimated by the late October storm. In the interim, Long asked for residents to be …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Portion of the Sea Bright road from the foot of Rumson-Sea Bright to Highlands Bridge was cut off, due to washout and rock slides
The barriers at the foot of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge that closed off northern Ocean Avenue, from the bridge to Sandy Hook, for a few days have been taken down and the street is reopened. The NJ Department of Transportation has been working on a temporary and permanent fix for the state highway, Route 36, since Monday morning. And Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long has announced on her Facebook page that the road would be reopened at some point Monday afternoon. It has been cut off since the nor'easter last week. Because of the storms, the rocks that comprise the sea wall along Ocean Avenue have become dislodged. The result: sliding rocks and ocean water and sand seeping through the resulting gaping cavities. The Gateway National Recreation …