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Archive for October, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013

Hardcover, 200 pages, archival quality.

Donations from the sale of this limited-edition book will benefit the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department, Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department and the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad – the brave first responders to the devastating fire.

Download order form or order online

Posted October 25, 2013

What: Dune Planting – south end dunes – 10th to 14th Ave.

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2013 – 9AM until we run out of this small batch of grass!

Where: Meet at 12th Avenue Boardwalk Pavilion

The Borough of Seaside Park will be hosting the first of several dune grass plantings this fall.  We will be planting inside the fenced areas.  Please bring your own tools to plant grass – pointed broom sticks work well, crowbars, curb pins, rebar, etc.  Place 2-3 plants per hole 8″ deep & 12″ to 18″ apart.   Please be aware that there may be debris hidden under the sand in the dunes.  This is a rain or shine event.  Bathrooms are available on 13th Ave across from the ballfield – 2 blocks from the beach.  Thank you for your help!

The Surfrider Foundation will also be hosting a dune grass planting on Sunday – November 10th at 10am on 11th Ave.  Click their link for more details – Seaside Park Surfrider Foundation Dune Grass

Posted October 22, 2013

“Welcome to Seaside Park” on the Travel Channel

Watch the full episode on Monday night’s (Oct 28th) episode of the Bay Beach re-build that will air 10pm

Posted October 21, 2013
What: OCL to connect Sandy victims with assistance groups
When: 3-7 p.m. Thur. 11/7 @ Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.
3-7 p.m. Wed. 11/13 @ Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd.
CONTACT: Larry Meegan, 732-349-6200, ext. 5906

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library will present “Beyond Sandy: Resources Expo II” at two of its branches in November to help connect the community with storm-related assisting agencies and organizations.

Area residents will be able to get information from participating agencies on a variety of topics.

Topics will include financial aid, finding a contractor or remediation expert, avoiding scams, help with continued displacement needs including shelter, food, clothing and pet assistance.

It will also help people understand elevation and FEMA flood maps, insurance practices, legal advice, small business assistance, health and human services, enrolling children in school, emotional support and types of grant assistance.

Vendors, agencies and organizations are signing on now to present this information. There is still space available for more groups to participate.

Spanish translation will be available.

The program will be presented Thursday Nov. 7 at the Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd. and Wednesday Nov. 13 at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Rd. Both programs will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 7 p.m.

These events are free and do not require pre-registration.

Posted October 11, 2013

There’s no better holiday gift than one of warmth, sun and sand!
Purchase a Commemorative 2014 Seasonal Beach Badge
Available for purchase at Seaside Park Borough Hall
All badges come in a colored commemorative gift box

Seasonal – $52      Senior – $22

Holiday Badges will be on sale beginning Tuesday October 15th thru December 31, 2013 or until sold out

Each Holiday Badge entitles bearer to ONE 2014 beach badge in May. Customer keeps both commemorative holiday badge and official 2014 beach badge at time of redemption.

We Accept cash or NJ issued check (with Driver’s License and Phone Number)

For More Information, call 732-793-3700 Ext. 105

Posted October 9, 2013


(13/P96) TRENTON – The third and final Harvest the Bay festival of 2013 will be held Saturday, October 12, at Island Beach State Park, giving visitors another opportunity to learn about the clams, crabs and fish that are important to the ecology and economy of Barnegat Bay.

The festival’s finale will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Bathing Area 1, rain or shine. The event is free with park admission.

 Harvest the Bay

Posted October 9, 2013

LINCROFT, N.J. ­– Superstorm Sandy survivors will have more time to file critical paperwork for their flood insurance settlements.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time. The new deadline is April 28, 2014.

The Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) allows homeowners 60 days from the date of loss to file proof-of-loss claims. On Nov. 9, 2012, the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration first extended the filing deadline to one year from the date of loss.

A Proof of Loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under their policy, which must then be signed and sworn to, and submitted with supporting documentation. The policy covers structures and any personal property contained within that was damaged or destroyed by floodwaters.

This latest extension will give policyholders more time to gather the necessary paperwork, fully document their losses and account for any additional expenses that were discovered after repairs or rebuilding projects began. Benjamin Rajotte, director of the Disaster Relief Clinic at the Touro Law Center on Long Island, N.Y., said that many homeowners were unaware of the one-year deadline and would not have been able to complete the filing process in time.

Last week, nearly two dozen Senators and members of Congress from New York and New Jersey signed a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, arguing that many of their constituents have been mired in bureaucratic red tape and are only just starting the recovery process and need more time to complete the paperwork.

Any policyholder whose SFIP was issued by a Write Your Own program-participating insurance company should contact his insurance adjustor or the carrier directly to find out the proper address for submitting the Proof of Loss with supporting documentation.

If the policy was issued by FEMA directly through the Direct Servicing Agent, send Proof of Loss and supporting documentation by regular mail to: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, P.O. Box 2966, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1366. Or send by overnight mail to: NFIP Direct Servicing Agent, 7701 College Blvd., Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210.

More information on New Jersey’s disaster recovery can be found at


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at,,, and Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Posted October 3, 2013

The Borough of Seaside Park will hold an informational meeting with the Community Outreach Team and the business community for the Route 35 Reconstruction Project on Tuesday, October 8th at 3:30 pm. Meeting will be held in the second floor council chambers at Sixth & Central Avenues

Posted October 3, 2013

New Deadline for Filing Sandy-Related Flood Insurance Documents Is April 28, 2014

We are pleased to share that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a 6-month extension to file paperwork for Superstorm Sandy-related flood insurance claims.

The change pushes the filing deadline from later this month to April 28, 2014.

The official memorandum from the National Flood Insurance Program announcing the change can be found here:

Additional background information on the deadline extension can be found in this Wall Street Journal article: