DEP Targeting Debris Removal from Waterways

After focusing for the last 12 weeks on removing debris from Superstorm-ravaged streets, the state Department of Environmental Protection is initiating an intensive effort to remove debris deposited in the state’s tidal waterways. According to a recent DEP press release, a team of contractors has been hired to remove debris including boats, cars, buildings, docks, boardwalks, furniture, accumulated sand and […]

Deadly Disease Grips Fort Dix

200 Plus

The battle of Camp Dix, N.J., isn’t covered in any history book. But the more than 800 American troops who died during a three-week period, Sept. 15 to Oct. 6, 1918, is more than all the American casualties from all the battles fought in the state during the eight years of the Revolutionary War. The story of Camp Dix and […]

Marina Owners Make a Sandy Comeback Without FEMA Help

Boats Retrieved, Property Fixed and Only a Couple Slips Left to Rent

Shawn and Debra Murphy stayed at their West Creek Dock Road home above their marina office for two tides duringSuperstorm Sandy. “Then we left and stayed with friends down the road. We had to be rescued by an Army truck,” said Debra. High and dry at their friend’s home but still overlooking Westecunk Creek, they watched boatsrush by, pushed by […]

Southern Ocean Medical Center Auxiliaries Increase Pledge to $3 Million

Thrift Shops, Gift Shop Bargains Add Up

The four fundraising auxiliaries of Southern Ocean Medical Center – the Boosters, Holly, Laurel and SOCH Auxiliary – recently met their collective goal of a $2 million pledge to the hospital. As if that weren’t accomplishment enough, they followed their donation up with a pledge to donateanother $1 million in 2013. It’s mostly raised from thrift shops and a gift […]

Driver Found with Marijuana, Pills in Harvey Cedars

A motor vehicle stop in Harvey Cedars last week resulted in the arrest of a Pennsylvania manon drug charges. Police Chief Tom Preiser said that on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m., officers pulled the car over when they observed the front seat passengers not wearing seat belts. When officers spoke to the passengers, officers detected the smell of marijuana. Preiser […]

Auxiliary Sends Out SOS for Storm-Damaged VFW Post in Beach Haven Crest

It wasn’t only homes and businesses that suffered a blow from Sandy- VFW Post 3729 on East 79th Street in Beach Haven Crest was among the buildings hardest hit, its members and auxilians soon found out. The community center/headquarters for the organization that helps veterans all year long is in need of help to be restored. “The damages exceed $100,000, […]

Beachfill Easement Debate Down to a Science

Stockton College Oceanographers Preparing Study Results

Long Beach Township officials seem to have procuring beach replenishment easement signatures down to a science. Or put another way, they hope to use science to sway holdouts into changing their minds on the subject of whether to allow government access to the dune portion of their oceanfront properties for new federal beachfill projects. Help is coming in the form […]

House Values Plummet in Storm-Damaged Mystic Island

Immense Impact Ahead for Little Egg Harbor Taxpayers

Little Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Ed Nuttall is also the owner of a real estate agency, Home Port Real Estate, in the storm-ravaged section of Mystic Island. His own office on Radio Road sustained flood damage that he has been mopping up without benefit of flood insurance payouts. In his capacity as a government official and a businessman, he is […]

Southern Regional Defends Move to Exclude MATES Students From Academic Scholarships

A controversy has erupted in recent weeks over a change in the Southern Regional School District’s policy that eliminates certain students from eligibility for academic scholarship opportunities. Those students and their families are now bringing public attention to the board of education’s decision, which they perceive as not only unfair but untimely, just a few months before graduation. Southern Regional […]

Full Moonings By Any Other Name; Ruined Reels Need Insurance Hand

The Fish Story

This week we’re lookin’ up at something called a Full Hunger Moon – I point out, while heading into the Chinese buffet. Last month, we witnessed an impressive Full Wolf Moon. Those cool names arrive via Native Americans, including our very own Lenape. Full moons were real big things to those outdoorsy original locals. January’s Full Wolf Moon was named […]