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Whale visits on rise in Jersey shore waters

Whale visits on rise in Jersey shore waters

MANTOLOKING — The recent rescue of a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear in the Manasquan Inlet reflects the presence of these mammals in area waters, especially during the end of their spring migration northward, officials said.

Coast Guard officials from Station Manasquan Inlet said the whale, located about two nautical miles from the Manasquan Inlet and one quarter mile off the coast of Mantoloking, fortunately had a ...

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Big time speedboat racing a hit despite weatherBig time speedboat racing a hit despite weather

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — After five months of planning, the Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix came and went through the borough as fast as a 3,300 horsepower speedboat.

The brainchild of Mayor Stephen Reid, the event was resurrected from a beloved event in the 1980s: the Benihana Grand Prix.

The mayor, who worked closely with the Offshore Powerboat Association and local businesses, said the return of the event was ...

‘Watch Walkers’ viewed as asset‘Watch Walkers’ viewed as asset

POINT PLEASANT — In the borough, Neighborhood Watch means so much more than area residents on the lookout for crime.

Here, watchers are very involved community members who reach out to the entire neighborhood.

“They are certainly a valuable asset to the community,” said Capt. Rob Lokerson, of the Point Pleasant Police Department.

This group is probably the only municipal organization that conducts its entire meeting while ...

Boro considers tenant safety improvementsBoro considers tenant safety improvements

POINT PLEASANT — Officials are discussing an amendment to the borough’s rental ordinance and required inspections that would improve the safety of tenants.

“If someone’s been negligent with their tenants and conditions are deplorable, the changes in the ordinance would allow us to intervene,” said Councilman Michael Thulen, who is council liaison to the construction and zoning department.

The changes in the ordinance would call for a change in ...

No Squan boat slips this yearNo Squan boat slips this year

MANASQUAN — Boat owners will not have access to boat slips at all this year due to a delay in the $4.4 million William Donovan Municipal Marina bulkhead replacement project.

According to Councilman Jeff Lee, while the contractor was moving through the remedial work, they stumbled upon unanticipated deficiencies.

Mayor Edward Donovan explained that it was found that the superstructure, or frame, is not reliable.

There was a closed ...

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