Thursday, May 23, 2013
In addition to extra trains and buses, two children can ride free with each fare-paying adult.
NJ Transit will be offering extra trains and buses to patrons leaving work early Friday for Memorial Day weekend, according to a press release Monday. Extra outbound trains will operate on the North Jersey Coast line, which extends into Point Pleasant Beach and ends at Bay Head; the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley, Morris and Essex and Port Jervis lines, starting around 1 p.m. Additional buses will also be operating from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on over three dozen bus routes starting around noon, according to NJ Transit. On Memorial Day, trains will operated on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines, according to NJ Transit. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule, Newark Light Rail will operate …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Proceeds donated to Point Beach student's team to fight deadly disease
Proceeds from sales at Sundaes on Route 88, Point Borough, on Thursday will go to a Point Beach High School student's effort to help fight the deadly disease that plagues him. Trevor Thomas, 15, a Point Beach High School student and Brick resident, is asking the community to come enjoy some ice cream and help him raise money for research for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The money raised will go to "Team Trevor" participating in the Great Strides Walk to cure Cystic Fibrosis to be held in Point Pleasant Beach on Sunday. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. (70,000 worldwide), according to the Cystic Fibrosis website. According to the CF …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bridge between Point Beach and Brielle to remain passable
You'll be able to keep crossing the Route 35 bridge when you come to it. It's been passable since mid-afternoon Wednesday and it looks like it will stay that way. The state says the testing on the bridge is finished, which is good news for those who sat in traffic Wednesday as the bridge was intermittently in the raised position. Contractor crews left the bridge shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday and will not need to return. Contractors for the state Department of Transportation (DOT) were testing the locking mechanisms on the bridge, they ran two or three tests and they were just fine, said DOT spokesman Timothy Greeley on Thursday. "They do not have anything further planned," Greeley said. Acknowledging that not getting the word out to the…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
But state DOT may be doing work again Thurs. or Fri.
The Route 35 bridge, between Point Pleasant Beach and Brielle, is now passable again, but might be up again tomorrow. Contractors for the state Department of Transportation (DOT) have finished work for the day, but may need to do additional work Thursday, possibly even Friday, said Timothy Greeley, a DOT spokesperson. If there is more work to be done, necessitating keeping the bridge in the raised position, it will be done only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Greeley said. The bridge was kept in the raised position for hours earlier today, causing a major traffic-back up this morning. On Wednesday afternoon, Greeley, in response to Patch's questions about the bridge, wrote in an email: "Our guys are doing some maintenance testing of the Route…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle counting on fundraiser to stay open
For Marc Palazzolo, owner of Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle in Point Pleasant Beach, the government's promise to help Sandy-ravaged businesses is just a fish tale. So he's relying on his friends and customers to help him keep his bait and tackle shop afloat on Inlet Drive, where Sandy sent the ocean barrelling into homes and businesses, leaving a soggy heap of debris and financial ruin in its wake. Five months later, Palazzolo, like so many other business owners at the Jersey Shore, is still struggling to open for good. Last week, he was finally operating on a limited basis, but the "open" sign on the door threatens to drop off the nail, like a fish wriggling off a hook. "I thought we would need $15,000 to $20,000 to clean out and re-open…
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 …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Shrimp Box re-opened, Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle and Red's Lobster Pot to follow
Flooded and beaten to a pulp by Sandy, a few restaurants and a bait and tackle shop in Point Pleasant Beach near the Manasquan Inlet are just beginning to come back to life. The Shrimp Box and Outside the Box Patio Bar, 75 Inlet Dr., re-opened Wednesday afternoon for the first time since Sandy pushed five feet of water into the restaurant overlooking the harbor. Alex's Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop, 9 Inlet Dr., is shooting for a March 15 opening and Red's Lobster Pot, 57 Inlet Dr., for an April 17 opening. The Manasquan Inlet was rushing over the bulkhead, into the parking lot on Inlet Drive on Wednesday, as the Shrimp Box was serving its first customers since the end of October. "The Shrimp Box & Outside the Box Patio Bar is opening for …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Coastal storm lashing Jersey Shore
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The Point Pleasant Beach fixture is one of several Jenkison's properties to reopen Friday.
A few feet past the welcome sign, the boardwalk, what’s left of it, is still cordoned off. In the opposite direction, in front of the rows of shops with their metal gates pulled down and locked, shielding the view of damaged insides, heavy machines rumbled along, redistributing sand along the beach. Things are moving in the right direction. They’ve got a responsibility, said Toby Wolf, Jenkinson's Marketing Director, standing in front of a shark tank at Jenkison’s Aquarium. Wolf said that as New Jersey’s shore towns make their recovery following Hurricane Sandy, the business community needs to be there to welcome the community back, let them know that, despite the destruction caused by the storm, the businesses are not going anywhere. On…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mabrey scores 35 in Beach win
Marina Mabrey scored 35 points as Point Pleasant Beach beat St. Rose 69-68 in a game that came down to the final second. Mabrey's teammate, Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 on Thursday night. St. Rose led through much of the first half on the strength of their 3-point shooting but PPB rallied to take a 35-33 lead at the break. Cindy Napolitano of St. Rose hit on six 3-point shots to score 18 points. Teammate Sarah Kurtz scored 19.