Local News

This section is devoted to local Barnegat news syndicated from the Asbury Park Press, The Star Ledger, and the Press of Atlantic City to name just a few.

Southern Barnegat Bay waters reopen for shellfishing Friday, five months after superstorm Sandy. But New Jersey’s shellfish industry is still shut out of important areas as state environmental officials look for tissue tests to ensure clams have purged…

The state Department of Environmental Protection said harvesting can start at sunrise Friday in shellfish beds in the southern Barnegat Bay, from Barnegat Inlet south to an area north of Little Egg Harbor

Volunteers helped sculptor Ed Jarrett lay the foundation for the world’s tallest sandcastle in Point Pleasant Beach.


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Jack Nelson, 10, follows Ed Jarrett, left, as he leads a bucket brigade to the castle site. Jarrett, a world record holding sandcastle builder, is beginning construction on a giant castle in Point Pleasant Beach to raise money for Sandy relief.
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With a bucket of sand dangling from each hand, Jack Nelson fought through a powerful wind and a mix of rain and snow in Point Pleasant Beach today to reach his goal: a 40-foot wide form out of which will arise the world’s tallest sandcastle.

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LOVELADIES — From now through the end of autumn, people will be seeing or hearing pollen counts in the newspapers and on TV. They won’t know what it means, but they’ll probably guess it’s bad. For those who are allergic to tree pollen, the season is …

BARNEGAT — A potentially disastrous combination — dense suburban development, tinder-dry Pine Barrens terrain and gusty winds — was defused Tuesday by firefighters’ rapid response to a brush fire on Barnegat Boulevard.

New brush fires flare up across N.J., despite rise in humidity

Despite cooler temperatures and a slight increase in humidity, new brush fires sprouted across the state Tuesday as a pair of older conflagrations continued to burn in South Jersey

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Residents of the Atlantic Heights development in Barnegat were greeted by the sounds of fire trucks and helicopters Tuesday morning as a brush fire blazed across the road. Within just a few hours, firefighters were able to contain the blaze and keep it…

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County has embarked on an ambitious project that will rebuild eight major stormwater basins in the northern Barnegat Bay watershed. The $3.3 million program includes, for the first time, an artificial wetland design developed at th…

ReClam the Bay, a volunteer group that works to educate people about restoring shellfish in Barnegat Bay, will receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award.

STAFFORD — A format change in the annual safety assessment meeting for the Oyster Creek nuclear plant has led to the scheduling of a second public meeting. A two-hour meeting was held March 28 at the Stafford Holiday Inn on Route 72 and drew about 50…

WARETOWN — The driver of a pickup truck died after being flown to AtlantiCare Trauma Center in Atlantic City following a collision with a flatbed truck at 12:47 p.m. Friday on Wells Mills Road, also known as Route 532.

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