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Belmar Mayor: Gov. Christie Will Help Us Reopen Boardwalk, Beach on May 22

Mayor announces governor will be joining in ribbon-cutting

The Belmar boardwalk and beachfront will officially open May 22 with much fanfare, to include a visit from the governor.

One of the first towns to drive pilings for a new boardwalk, Belmar saw Gov. Chris Christie present to celebrate the beginning of construction, and local officials said the governor will return to celebrate the official reopening of the Belmar boardwalk.

The ribbon-cutting on the beach and boardwalk will be held May 22, and Mayor Matt Doherty said this week Christie will be there.

Christie and Doherty held a press conference with local officials for the public to kick-off the wide-scale rebuilding of the boardwalk this winter. The project began in January and the final boards were lain late April. May 22, the boardwalk will reopen officially.

For that first piling in January, Doherty invited the governor back for Memorial Day. Doherty said this week the governor will be there.

Frank Ross May 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM
faaaaak Belmar,,, they don't deserve schitt . They treat people and tourism like schitt and now they want your money and publicity,,, faaaaak em. support another town.
Guntoter66 May 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM
First learn to spell you Idiot. Second who needs you? There are many people who appreciate Belmar, and are glad to see the town make a comeback. Do us all a favor STAY HOME.
Sharon May 19, 2013 at 01:43 PM
F.R YOUR A LOOSER!! In Belmar we're all very happy that you don't like us, because we don't want you here!!! So PLEASE STAY HOME!! Which i'm sure is North of Belmar.
Maureen Fitzgerald May 19, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Of course they want money and publicity. This is a RESORT town and that's how a goodly number of people make their living. But this isn't about greed. This is about spirit and working together. It's about rising up after a tragedy, reaching out to your neighbor and working as one. Some folks like attention and will seek it, even if its negative.
Stephen D. Calhoun May 19, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Christie should answer questions about his exact relationship with Ashbritt, the company that was hired without question and charged outrageous amounts of money to clean up from Hurricane Sandy. Ashbritt hosted a fundraiser for Christie. Ashbritt is an international company. Christie’s association with it seems too close and Christie has exposed himself to a charge of conflict of interest. Did Ashbritt get the Sandy contract because of their connection to New Jersey Republican politicians? Many New Jersey companies offered their services to clean up Sandy at prices that were half of what Ashbritt charged. Has the excess money paid to Ashbritt been funneled to Christie’s campaign for governor? We deserve answers to these questions. If our hard-earned tax dollars have been wasted by paying more money to a company and that money is then passed to Republican politicians, it is a criminal outrage and should be investigated. If you know of any New Jersey Republicans that have Sandy money stuffed in their pockets, you should communicate to the FBI. Because Ashbritt is an international company, did Christie and Republicans accept political contributions from foreign sources? This is a very serious issue. Foreign companies dominating United States politics is un-American and against our national interest and national security. Vote for Democrat Barbara Buono for governor. Republicans are playing games with your hard-earned tax money.
ellen May 19, 2013 at 03:39 PM
You obviously do not live down. We in Manasqusn are happy all our debris got picked up in record time which would not happened if we waited for government to negotiate. I for one would be happy to pay a little bit more to see people's lives removed from the streets.
dizzybritches May 19, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Can people PLEASE refrain from politics just once for this joyous occasion?
ellen May 19, 2013 at 07:35 PM
So right dizzybritches, this is the best time of the year at the shore!
Hank Kerchef May 20, 2013 at 09:26 AM
you are right on the money,,,, that town and people are truly a bunch of A-Holes. All that town does is hassle business people and tourists.
Craig Capron May 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Out of curiosity, does anyone know the parking meter situation? I didn't see posts in the boardwalk for traditional meters...are they going with pay stations?
Dame Bridgid May 22, 2013 at 05:24 PM
You keep leaving the same message. A pity you maxed out on your ebonics skills, hmmm.

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