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Posted September 19, 2013



Tzu Chi Foundation New Jersey Chapter

 Is a worldwide relief organization that is assisting members of the Seaside Park business community affected by last week’s massive fire

They will be distributing debit cards to victims who meet the following eligibility requirements:

Stores burned on 9/12/13 on the beachfront/ boardwalk areas of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. 

All recipients of this donation MUST bring the following:

  1. Photo ID( driver’s license or passport)
  2. Copy of validated store lease or utility bill of store to be qualified as business owner


***One donation per owner, even you own two or more stores in the same damaged area.***


The event will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: 901 Boulevard, Seaside Height, NJ 08751

                 Courtroom above Seaside Heights Fire House (2nd Floor)


Helpful Info: This distribution process will take about one hour, please dress for the weather as there may be line outside.


For more information about the Tzu Chi Foundation, please call (973)857-8666 or visit


Posted September 16, 2013

Update September 18, 2013: Mobile Cabinet to be held in Seaside Park

The Christie Administration will hold a Mobile Cabinet on Thursday, September 19 at the multipurpose room in the Seaside Park Elementary School located at Fourth and Central Avenues from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for residents and businesses impacted by Thursday’s Boardwalk fire.

Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), the New Jersey Department of State’s Business Action Center (BAC) and the Governor’s Office of Constituent Relations as well as the Departments of Banking and Insurance, Environmental Protection, Community Affairs, Treasury, Transportation and Labor & Workforce Development will be on hand to provide information and assistance.

WHAT: Mobile Cabinet to Assist Residents and Businesses Impacted by Boardwalk Fire

WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  • Governor’s Office of Constituent Relations
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Department of State – Business Action Center
  • Department of Banking and Insurance
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Department of Community Affairs
  • Department of the Treasury

WHERE: Multipurpose room in the Seaside Park Elementary School located at Fourth and Central Avenues in Seaside Park

Posted September 13, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. that the Thursday, September 12th Seaside Park Borough Council has been rescheduled to Monday, September 16, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is an emergency meeting to review Borough business in which official action may be taken. A resolution may be adopted to authorize the governing body to meet in executive (closed) session in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Law.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, this meeting will be held in the Borough Council Meeting Room located at Sixth & Central Avenues, Seaside Park.

Karen Barna
Borough Clerk

September 13, 2013

• Filed in the Office of the Seaside Park Borough Clerk
• Posted in the Seaside Park Borough Hall
• Posted on the Borough’s official website (
• Asbury Park Press

Posted September 6, 2013

Route 35 reconstruction effort gears up along Barnegat Peninsula

(Trenton) – NJDOT officials today announced a series of upcoming traffic pattern changes at and around the Route 35 interchange with Route 37 in connection major construction activity at the southern end of the Department’s Route 35 Reconstruction project along the Barnegat Peninsula in Ocean County.

After 9 a.m. on Monday morning, September 9, NJDOT’s contractor, Union Paving & Construction Co., is scheduled to begin implementing a long-term closure of the Route 37 eastbound ramp connection to Route 35 northbound (for Seaside Heights) at the eastern end of the Mathis Bridge.

  • Route 37 motorists destined for Seaside Heights and points north will be directed to stay right to utilize the ramp for Route 35 southbound (for Seaside Park/Island Beach State Park), then stay left at the Decatur Avenue U-turn and follow signs for Route 35 northbound.

Simultaneously, the contractor is planning to fully close a stretch of the Route 35 southbound expressway (running along the Barnegat Bay) between 6th Avenue in Ortley Beach (Toms River) and the Route 37 interchange in Seaside Heights.

  • Motorists will be directed to turn left at 6th Avenue then make a right onto existing Route 35 northbound – which will be reconfigured to carry one travel lane in each direction – to connect with Route 35 southbound local (Central Avenue) to access downtown Seaside Heights and all other points south.
  • Motorists destined for the Route 37 westbound bridge will follow the same detour and then make a right turn onto Hamilton Avenue in Seaside Heights to Route 37 westbound.
  • Access to the numerous businesses and marinas along the closed section of Route 35 southbound will be maintained via Washington Avenue and Bay Boulevard.
  • Variable message and static detour signs will be utilized throughout the area to provide notification of the closures and associated detours.

The roadway and ramp closures are anticipated to remain in place for approximately four months to accommodate the contractor as it rebuilds this stretch of the highway and install new drainage systems underneath the road.

The work is being done in connection with the $81 million Route 35 Reconstruction Contract 3, which will rebuild the southern-most 4-mile segment of the highway covering Ortley Beach (Toms River), Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Berkeley up to the entrance for Island Beach State Park. Between September 2013 and May 2014, one northbound and southbound lane will be maintained at all times. During the heavily traveled summer months, all existing travel lanes will be maintained.

In early-July, Governor Chris Christie announced the start of the overall $265 million construction project – divided into three geographical contracts – to rebuild Route 35, a state highway along the New Jersey coastline that nine months ago sustained heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy. NJDOT plans to substantially complete the 12.5-mile reconstruction project of the roadway, from the border between Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head to the entrance of Island Beach State Park in Berkeley, by the summer of 2015.

Please direct any questions for the “Route 35 Reconstruction Project” to the following:

R. Jeffrey Lanigan & Lisa A. Ginther
Community Outreach Team
24/7 Hotline: 732-230-7356
Project Email:
Project Web:

Posted September 4, 2013


(13/P87) TRENTON – The 16th annual Island Beach State Park Beach Plum Festival, a long-running tradition in the state park system, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

The event, which serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for non-profit park partner Friends of Island Beach State Park, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Ocean Bathing Area 1. There will be no fee at the gate, but a $5 parking donation is suggested to help support the festival.

 Full News Release

Posted September 3, 2013


(13/P86) TRENTON –New Jersey’s residents will be offered a welcoming hand to the state’s great outdoor venues and experiences at the Department of Environmental Protection’s fourth annual New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo, a celebration of the state’s bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage that is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15.

The Expo, to be held rain or shine at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, will include classes, lessons, demonstrations and exhibits on a host of outdoor activities. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

 Full News Release