Thursday, January 17, 2013
Panel of experts address issues such as compliance, mitigation, insurance, financing, resale and rebuilding after Sandy.
Recognizing that real estate professionals are “on the front lines” when it comes to answering questions about homes and businesses after Sandy, the Ocean County Board of Realtors convened an information session this week in Toms River. Tom Wissel, of the Ocean County Board, invited representatives from FEMA and the SBA (Small Business Administration), as well as a real estate attorney, insurance professional and mortgage banker, to attend the first of two planned “After Sandy” panels. “What I first learned, was a lesson on the Constitution because federal agencies need to be invited to sessions like this that deal with state and local issues," said Wissel. "They can not call for them on their own,” he added. In addition, federal agencies…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The section will stretch from the Mantoloking Bridge to the Toms River border
A portion of the barrier island from Mantoloking Bridge south to the Toms River border will re-open beginning Thursday at 7 a.m., according to the Brick Township Office of Emergency Management. The area was especially hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in late October, destroying homes, eroding beaches and leaving piles of sand in the streets. The department, which made the announcement late Wednesday, has asked that contractors and homeowners be aware of the parking and driving conditions in the area. Residents and contractors will be required to leave at 4 p.m., police said. The department warned people not to not park in front of any debris piles and make every effort to park vehicles in driveways and/or off the streets. Lanes of travel on …
Monday, November 5, 2012
What the first devestating week looked like from my Mantoloking Road vantage point
It’s been a week since Hurricane Sandy hit and like many others, we still have no electricity at my house off Mantoloking Road. Our neighborhood is humming with the sound of generators, but I’ve been worried about the silent households ever since the temperatures dropped. In the past week, I (like you) have seen a lot, starting with a house strewn in the middle of Gale Road. A homeowner there said it washed across the bay and through the marsh onto his low lying street—a street that still reeked of diesel fuel on Thursday. Homeowners were shoveling thick, smelly muck from their driveways like it was snow that day. They thanked me for stopping and listening, even though that’s all I did. My brother-in-law lost most of his belongings in a …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Barriers islands south of Point Pleasant to Seaside Park will also be affected.
Amid reports of "major gas leaks," following Sandy, officials with New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced they are shutting off the natural gas infrastructure that serves Long Beach Island, as well as other hurricane-damaged barrier islands south of Point Pleasant Beach to Seaside Park. Approximately 28,000 customers will be impacted, officials said. Atlantic City Electric reported earlier today that electricity will be restored to LBI once the natural gas system is shut down. “Our crews did everything we could to save the system,” Chief Operating Officer Kathleen T. Ellis said in a prepared statement. “We were only able to gain access to some of the most damaged areas within the last 24 hours, and the devastation is nothing that could …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Local couple brings Jersey flair to Brick pirate boat ride
They're known as Rob and Jessica Corring on dry land, but once they set sail, they become Captain Scurvy and Jezebel of the sailing ship The Sea Gypsy II. Setting sail from Riverfront Marina off Princeton Avenue, the Sea Gyspy II cruises down the Metedeconk River for a trip much unlike your every day boat ride. The Corrings have successfully started in Brick what has been a staple of Disney theme parks for many years - an on-water pirate ship attraction that has drawn crowds from across the country. During the trip, which lasts just over an hour, the kids can get face-painting “tattoos,” participate in an interactive treasure hunt, and man water cannons to fend off an attack from the dreaded 'Pirate Pete,' who swoops in on a second boat …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Brick Historical Society takes visitors back to times gone by
Scenes from the Brick Historical Society's open house.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Justin Lovgren, 25, now being held in the Ocean County Jail, was arrested twice in two days
An alert township resident and a Brick police officer with a keen eye led to the arrest of a Beachwood man suspected of burglarizing a Bryn Mawr Drive home on Saturday. The same man, Justin Lovgren, 25, had been arrested just two days before in connection with a string of robberies in Toms River which included the home of Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. In the case of the Brick robbery, a resident called police after he witnessed a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants walking from the rear yard of a neighboring property whose owners were not home at the time. The resident confronted the man, who said he was in the neighborhood looking for the home where a party was to take place later in the day, according to…