Saturday, March 30, 2013
Deadline extension applies for homeowner, renter and business registration with SBA
Residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy now have until May 1 to register for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a prepared statement from the governor's office. The deadline extension also applies for homeowner, renter, and business registration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance. Businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury loans still have until July 31 to apply. The loans are for businesses that did not suffer any physical damage, but lost revenue in Sandy's aftermath. State and federal offiicials have urged all residents and businesses affected by the storm, whether it was through flooding, wind damage or loss of business revenue, …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Two more signs of "Point Beach Back in Business"
Jenkinson's rides are re-opening today on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and Farrell's Stout and Steak, 401 Broadway, is having its grand re-opening weekend. Both local businesses were hard hit by Superstorm Sandy, have undergone extensive renovations and are now coming alive in time for the beginning of spring and the promise of summer. The businesses join the ranks of many on Ocean Avenue, Broadway and the downtown area of Arnold and Bay avenues that are open and hoping the summer helps make up for what Sandy's wrath left behind. "We're letting people know that Point Pleasant Beach is open for business and ready for the summer," said Councilman Michael Corbally, liaison to the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce, at a …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
But residents need town approval first
Some Mantoloking residents can go home on Friday, but only if they meet a series of the town's requirements. "We are ready to repopulate," says the town's website. "A big day for some and a bittersweet day for those of us who have lost homes or have significantly damaged houses." The statement is a stark reminder that many residents cannot return home because their homes are gone, condemned or still so badly damaged from Superstorm Sandy that they are not yet habitable. The website notes that Gov. Christie sent the town "a very nice letter concerning repopulation. Please see Governor Christie’s letter here: Christie Letter." Regarding what to do to begin the process of repopulation, the first step is "to make sure all utilities have been…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tonight's commute will be "treacherous," says state Police and Emergency Management
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, high wind conditions, snow, sleet, and even blizzard conditions in the northeast corner of the state, according to a prepared statement from state Emergency Management. The State Emergency Operations Center in West Trenton will be activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions. "This is a dangerous storm; and we ask motorists to be careful while driving. There is also the potential for downed trees and wires because of wind …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Foundation awards six grants to organizations in Sandy-battered communities
OceanFirst Foundation’s Relief and Recovery Grant Program is awarding six new grants totaling $93,000 to organizations in Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River and Monmouth County. The recipients are: Ocean Fire Co. #1, Point Pleasant Beach; Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, Toms River; Children’s Home Society, Toms River; Homes for All, Toms River; O.C.E.A.N., Inc., Toms River and United Way of Monmouth County, Farmingdale. "The foundation's grant program assists the efforts of nonprofit organizations in the New Jersey shore market area that are helping local families and individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy," says a prepared statement issued by the foundation. The amount awarded to each of the organizations and details about their …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Debris everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Ortley Beach will have a way to go to cleanup the damage wreaked by Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers from Viridian Energy helped in that effort spending the better part of a day moving debris to curbsides in the town.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Correction: David Bassinder asked the town if Martell's can use the parking lot during rebuilding (see below)
Point Beach Council is not allowing Martell's Tiki Bar to use a town-owned parking lot to store lumber and equipment needed to rebuild the end of the pier destroyed by Sandy. Councilmembers Kristine Tooker, Bret Gordon and Michael Corbally, at Tuesday night's council meeting, voted against Martell's to use a parking lot behind the south end of Risden's Beach and off New Jersey Avenue to store materials and equipment for roughly 5 to 10 days. Counclimembers William Mayer and Stephen Reid voted yes. Councilmember Tim Lurie was absent. Mayor Vincent Barrella did not get a vote because in the Borough Council form of government the mayor only votes when there is a tie. Correction: Barrella said that David Bassinder, the former owner of …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Temporary visit granted in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Residents of Seaside Heights and some other nearby towns were allowed back into town Tuesday, until 3 p.m., to gather belongings and assess the damage to their homes and property.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Still 74,012 in the dark in Ocean and Monmouth counties
There are currently 28,176 JCP&L customers without power in Ocean County and 45,836 without power in Monmouth County, according to an update on the JCP&L website. Those numbers change constantly as crews continue to work on outages throughout the region. However, the nor'easter starting to move into the area may cause new outages as well as coastal flooding, according to the National Weather Service. JCP&L, in a prepared statement, says: "Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored power to more than 900,000 of the 1.2 million JCP&L customers affected by Hurricane Sandy, marking five consecutive days where crews have restored at least 100,000 customers per day. While restoration continues, JCP&L is preparing for a Nor'easter that is …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie traveled across the state Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, with stops in Belmar and Avalon.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie traveled across the state Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, with stops in Belmar and Avalon. Got your own photos of storm damage? Add them here by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button with this story.