Monday, May 6, 2013
Boardwalk area from the Sawmill to Spicey's is reopened to the public.
A cool breeze that kept air temperatures in the low 60s weren't much of a deterrent to the dozens of visitors that stopped by the partially-reopened Seaside Heights boardwalk on Saturday - for what many described as their first glimpse of the rebuild since Sandy. Although the ocean side of the beach remained roped off - and will stay that way for a few more weeks - the boardwalk from the Seaside Park end of the boardwalk near the Sawmill to the area just in front of Spicey Cantina has been reopened to visitors. Many games have been reopened - with the familiar sounds of barkers yelling "win a prize here!" down the boards - and those game stands that haven't yet reopened were under construction Saturday afternoon. Most of the dining …
Monday, April 8, 2013
More than half of the boardwalk reconstruction project is complete in Seaside Heights.
Boardwalk reconstruction is well underway in Seaside Heights. With a deadline of May 10 to finish, crews have been working steadily to add boards to previously installed pilings along the 15-block stretch of planned boardwalk. The resort town has always eyed Memorial Day as its reopening date, though it appears as though it will beat that prediction. Town officials have yet to schedule a reopening of Seaside Heights' beaches. Debris is still scattered throughout and will require additional, and thorough, beach cleanups before it's ready to go.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Contract awarded to Sidd and Associates for $3.6 million.
Seaside Heights awarded a $3.6 million bid Wednesday night for the reconstruction of its devastated boardwalk. And as terms of the deal, the borough is setting what it believes is a realistic deadline of May 10 to have it complete. The Borough Council accepted the proposal of Millstone-based Sidd and Associates to rebuild the entire length of the boardwalk destroyed when Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey at the end of October. The reconstruction of the boardwalk is the first of two planned phases, the second a more encompassing effort involving the rebuilding of ramps, repairs to buildings, and other miscellaneous improvements, officials hope will get the shore resort back on its feet and ready for tourists before the upcoming …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
An 18-year-old and a 21-year-od male were uninjured.
Two young men survived a rough surf, water rescue in Seaside Heights Sunday afternoon with no injuries, said Seaside Heights Police Detective Steven Korman. Police Officer Everett Bajada responded to a call at 3:37 p.m. from the Hamilton Avenue beach of two swimmers in distress. Bajada entered the water first, followed by the water rescue team. A jet ski responded with a sled attached and a rescue diver on the sled. Rescue divers rode out on a 16-foot inflatable boat, which also brought Bajada to shore. In the meantime a surfer had one of the young men hang onto his surfboard, said Korman. The surfer went back to surfing after the rescue so police were unable to identify him. Rescued were an 18-year-old male from Basking Ridge and a 21-…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Swellinfo.com's water report from Seaside Heights
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Man, 22, suffered a neck injury
Two Seaside Heights lifeguards working at the Sheridan Avenue beach brought ashore a 22-year-old male who suffered a neck injury in the ocean. "[He] dove into 2-1/2-feet of water and suffered a neck injury," said Jay Boyd, chief lifeguard for the borough. The man, who authorities did not identify, was swimming with a friend when the friend yelled to the lifeguards. "The lifeguards assisted and stabilized the neck after bringing the man ashore," said Boyd. "At the time, he had use of his extremities," Boyd said. First Aid and paramedics took over upon their arrival. "He was transported to the north bay area and medivaced out to Jersey Shore Trauma Center, Neptune," Boyd said. The lifeguards were not identified.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Intoxicated male treated after fall, police say
Rumors that the Seaside Heights boardwalk was shut down on Friday night due to fights are not true, police said Saturday afternoon. Detective Steven Korman of the Seaside Heights Police Department, responding to an email request for information about rumors of multiple fights with injuries, said, "The rumors also said that the boardwalk was shut down due to fights, which is not true." Korman said the department received a call early Saturday morning reporting an assault in the Ocean block of Franklin Avenues, but the assault was found to be an intoxicated male who passed out. Korman said the man was taken to Community Medical Center, Toms River, where he was treated for minor injuries from a fall. Last summer, there was a stabbing that …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wildwood or Seaside? What's your pick?
If you're craving a boardwalk, the Jersey Shore has no shortage of boards. Picking the best one, however, may inspire a fierce debate. That was the case between Star Ledger reporter Brian Donohue and Pete Genovese of the Munchmobile, who in this segment itemized why Seaside was better than Wildwood (or vice versa.) The pair visited each boardwalk of Seaside Heights and Wildwood, took in some rides, gobbled some summer fare, and compared the total experience of each tourist destination. Though here in Toms River it's easy to play favorites to our neighbor to the east, Seaside Heights; what do you think? Does Seaside trump Wildwood? Check out this video from the Star Ledger and decide.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Reggae and ska genres rule local band's repertoire
In Toms River Patch's ongoing feature on local bands and musicians, this week is an interview with Dubzilla, a Beachcomber regular bringing the sweet and gritty sounds of reggae and ska. Check out what Dubzilla has to say in this week's Spotlight on Local Music. Give us some straight-up "About You" type stuff. A brief history of your band. Well we were put together by John Kern from the local band Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns. Originally we had two other members but unfortunately things didn’t work out. Then the three of us started practicing and playing local shows. Even thought we each live in different towns we always find a way to practice. What is the current line-up of your band and when did you form? Right now we have Bobby …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Seaside Heights brings a jammed packed weekend of events for the first weekend of Locals' Summer
Well, its official, summer is over. Everyone from college students to kindergarten children are all back to school. The bennys have gone home and we get to move on with our lives. However, you can rollover your summer fun into September and October as events are still being hosting throughout Ocean County. Here are your events to keep you enjoying your weekends during Locals' Summer, perhaps the best time of year. Seaside Heights is jammed packed for a thrilling weekend. On Friday, the Boardwalk Bed Race among local businesses will take place at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Avenue Stage. It is free for all spectators. On Saturday, celebrate Irish heritage by attending Shamrock Fest. Shop around Irish craft and Irish retail vendors as the event …