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Archive for March, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014

Learn how to use and build a rain barrel for storm water collection reducing the amount of storm water and pollutants running into the bay.

WHO: Joanna Marino

Ms. Marino is the AmeriCorp Watershed Ambassador and a member of the Barnegat Bay Partnership

WHEN: 7 pm Wednesday, April 9th
WHERE: Seaside Park Council Chambers
5th and Central Avenues

Join us for an interesting discussion on how to best use rain water. If participants are interested the Environmental Committee will sponsor a “Build a Rain Barrel” event providing supplies.

Sponsored by your Seaside Park Environmental Committee

 Download Flyer

Posted March 21, 2014

Construction On The Highway To Be Suspended In Most Locations;
Limited Work Will Continue In Toms River And Brick

(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the suspension of construction activities along most of Route 35 during the summer to ease congestion during the busy vacation season.

Ten miles of the 12.5-mile construction zone will have the full complement of travel lanes on Route 35 available, which not only improves traffic flow for motorists, but also ensures mobility for emergency responders during the busy summer season and maintains public safety because Route 35 serves as a primary evacuation route for the peninsula.

 Route 35 Summer Work Schedule

Posted March 17, 2014

Due to the snow tonight’s cooking show has be rescheduled for 3/24/14. See flyer for updated schedule.

 Cooking Shows Flyer (3/17/14)

Posted March 14, 2014


Please be advised that a portion of Route 35/Northeast Central Avenue will be rerouted to the Boulevard beginning Monday, March 17th (weather permitting) for approximately 4 weeks. During this time the NJDOT’s contractor will install all necessary utility infrastructure and complete a full depth roadway replacement including curbs and sidewalks.

This construction work will be within the Route 35 northbound lanes/Northeast Central Avenue between J Street and Lincoln Avenue. Route 35 southbound lanes/Southwest Central Avenue will remain open as they are today. The following detours and access points will be in place during construction:

  • Route 35 Northbound Motorists: Head east on J Street in Seaside Park, turn left onto the Boulevard, continue to the traffic signal at Hamilton Avenue and turn left and then turn right onto Central Avenue to continue northbound.
  • Route 35 Southbound Motorists: Turn left onto Lincoln Avenue in Seaside Heights, turn right onto the Boulevard, continue to the stop sign and turn right onto J Street, then left onto Route 35/Southwest Central Avenue to continue southbound.
  • Route 35 Businesses: Businesses along Southwest Central Avenue in Seaside Park will remain open in this area and O Street will be the designated thru street to access the business district. Signs will be posted on the Boulevard directing motorists to Route 35 Businesses at O Street.
  • Residents: Residents on the west side (Bay side) of Route 35 through this area may use O Street or J Street.

Private driveways within the construction zone along Route 35/Northeast Central may experience temporary access denial. Parking on side streets is suggested during this time.

Questions or Comments may be directed to:
NJDOT Reconstruction Project Community Outreach Team – 732-230-7356

Posted March 13, 2014

 Route 35 Traffic Impact Notice

Posted March 13, 2014

Ocean County will be sponsoring several 2014 Shredding and HHW events.  Please take advantage of these free programs!

Posted March 11, 2014

The senator’s staff will hold local office hours to speak with residents and provide information on federal issues such as Medicare, the IRS, Veterans Affairs, Social Security and sandy recovery.

Constituents will be able to watch a live feed of the united states senate hearing on superstorm sandy recovery

Wednesday march 12, 2014
Ocean County Library
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

For more information please call 973.645.3030 or Email Tim Hillmann

Posted March 7, 2014



In an effort to help alleviate traffic congestion along the Route 35 corridor on Saturday, March 8 before and after the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Seaside Heights, NJDOT has been working with county and local officials to make traffic improvements.

  • The ramp from Route 37 eastbound to Route 35 northbound has been restriped to have two lanes available for incoming traffic.
  • Beginning at 1pm, Hamilton Avenue in Seaside Heights will be converted into two lanes westbound only and they will continue all the way to Pelican Island where the highway expands to three lanes.
  • For parade-day only, temporary traffic signals within the construction zones along Route 35 through Mantoloking and Bay Head will be monitored by NJDOT traffic operations specialists and will be adjusted as necessary to alleviate delays as much as possible.

NJDOT recommends motorists use Route 37 as their primary route to and from Seaside Heights for the parade. Saturday’s warm weather forecast may encourage tourists to visit the event. Motorists should be aware that this is an active construction zone and should allow for more travel time.

Variable Message Signs around the area have been and will continue to post alerts advising motorists to expect delays.

Questions or Comments may be directed to:
NJDOT Reconstruction Project Community Outreach Team

Posted March 6, 2014

*****St. Patrick’s Day Parade Traffic Advisory Click HERE for more information******

Posted March 6, 2014

On Saturday March 8th the Ocean County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Seaside Heights. Staging for the parade, which takes place in Seaside Park, begins at 10:30 am. The start time for the parade is 12:00 noon.

If weather is nice and the parade is well attended, expect moderate to major traffic delays before, during and after the parade. The recommended routes to travel in and out of Seaside Park are route 35 and route 37.

During this time period there will be no disruption in the response of emergency services in Seaside Park. Great care and attention to detail have been given to formulate an active emergency operational readiness plan to cover all emergency responses within the Borough of Seaside Park during a time of possible high traffic volume and congestion.

To alleviate inconvenience to those who have to travel on Saturday it is suggested that you do so early in the morning, mid-evening or the day before if possible.