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Plan may expand seaport

Plan may expand seaport

BELMAR — Pending approval from the planning board, the borough may soon expand the Seaport Redevelopment Area.

The proposed expansion would include Block 106, lots 1-3, 5-6, 10.1, 10.2 and 11; block 116, lots 1-2; block 117, lots 1-4, 6-9 and 12-15; block 67, lot 40.1, block 86, lots 1-7; block 86.1, lot 1; block 87, lots 1-3; and block 96, lots 1 and 3-9.

Essentially, the expansion would double ...

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New pavilions taking shapeNew pavilions taking shape

BELMAR — Tangible progress will soon be seen at the Taylor and 10th Avenue Pavilion sites as the borough prepares to pour the structures’ foundations and move forward with construction.

According to Borough Administrator Colleen Connolly, the concrete foundations will be poured at both sites no later than July 29, beginning with the Taylor, or Fifth Avenue, Pavilion.

“Residents have already started to see more activity out there, which ...

Crosswalk crackdownCrosswalk crackdown

MANASQUAN — The Manasquan Police Department is working on a program to make streets safer and more pedestrian-friendly in a new partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Residents and travelers may have already noticed signs placed along Main Street advising pedestrians to use crosswalks.

According to Chief Michael Bauer, the program, Summer Street Smart, is an attempt to change the behavior of both pedestrians and motorists, to ...

West Nile worries in WallWest Nile worries in Wall

WALL TOWNSHIP — The West Belmar section of Wall Township was sprayed for West Nile virus [WNV] again this week after county officials identified another positive test for the mosquito-borne illness.

This was the third confirmed positive sample of WNV found in the West Belmar-to-Spring Lake area, which, according to data released by the state on Tuesday, is the highest volume of cases in a single area of the ...

Belmar claim conflicts with ‘report’ form useBelmar claim conflicts with ‘report’ form use

BELMAR — Documents obtained by The Coast Star under the Open Public Records Act [OPRA] appear to contradict the borough’s claim to a state agency that its police department does not recommend approvals or denials of liquor license applications.

The assertion was made by Belmar to the state’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC] in response to a pending appeal by Timothy and Matthew Harmon of the borough’s denial ...


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