A Seaside Heights Resident That Wants To Be Heard
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Since: Nov 12
#1 Nov 25, 2012
Who here is tired of the way Seaside Heights is run?
For 3 months out of the year the town is beseiged by teanie boppers and not such teeny boppers drunks and drug addicts roaming the streets of all hours.
Bars have last call at 3:30 and empty out onto the streets at 4am where the real chaos begins. Urinating, getting sick, screaming and extremely loud talking on every corner. Don't expect to see police. At 4 on the button it's a race to the police station for all the cops. But if you do want to find a cop, they are congregated outside the bars in packs of 5-10 talking while the streets and all the homes between have drunk teenageers and 20 somethings barely able to walk getting into their cars and driving off.
a few years back the town found a solution. Extend closing time. HUH!!!!
Yes, from 2, it was extended to 4am. But there was an explanation that came from the higher ups. Something along the lines of "They thought it was better to have the bar crowd leave and not mix with the boardwalk crowd". Around this time, the residents would go to the local POA meetings and protest that they wanted the bars to close earlier like neighboring town Seaside park which had a 2 pm last call and then revised it to 12 am. What does SSH do, they extend closing time. Now I dont mind having bars in town nor mind having fun but the SSH police force does absolutely "0" to curb the chaos in the streets. The town is simply gearded up to make money on alcohol and any consequences from here on are on the residents shoulders. The police do not manage this situation properly. They have the man power but a good percentage are temporary cops mostly just out of the force and well that speaks for itself.
I have realized that the town has a powerful strategy which is very simple. Let the people complain, complain some more, and then keep complaining until eventually they ....you got it, get tired of complaining and then go away.
Frustrated residents can't take it anymore including myself. With an amazing history and one of the last redeveloped barrier island towns, this SSH could be an amazing all year vacation area.
Unfortunately the higher ups in place appear to only be focused on the 3 month bull run during the summer. Families never stay in town because the hotels are beyond filthy. If by some stroke of luck you d et a decent, livable room, you have to deal with gangs of kids staying in that hotel that party to all hours and believe me, tese hotels are only kids because only kids would stay in these filthy living conditions and not think twice.(where is code enforcement and why aren'tthey shutdown for health concerns)
That is a whole other issue.
After Sandy, the town has announced a rebuilding of the boardwalk and the mayor said that he thought it would be a great tourist attraction ifthe roller coaster thatisparked in the ocean would stay put.....WHAT!!!!!!
People, here you can see where the mentality of this town lies. Sure, the police can barely control the masses and now the town wants to leave an enormous steel structure in the ocean and some dumb kids one day will decide to swim in it an end up drowning not to mention itis probably caoted with lead paint etc....
Fortunately at this time, it has provided a spar for residents of SSH to wake up and get together and allow your voice to be heard. With eyes watching, we now can form a mass and make our voices heard.
1) Lets get the bars to close earlier
2) make the town enforce its ordinances
3) create a panel for its boardwalk redevelopment plan that includes new restaurants, eateries etc.
4) Create a planto bring family vacationers back
If we lean it up now, SSH can gear up for a year round crowd instead of the 3 month bull run
Seaside Heights Needs A Change
How do you feel
Lets organize a media backed protest for a change in front of city hall
#2 Nov 26, 2012
I also believe we ought to bring back the shore to what it used to be. Funtown was for young families and Casino Pier for the older kids. This place went downhill when the people in control got greedy and turned almost everything into section 8 property, catered to adding more bars. During my day the Chatterbox was the problem bar. Let's take the Sleaseside out of Seaside
Since: Nov 12
#3 Nov 26, 2012
Things need to happen now. Tired of cries falling on deaf ears. I know hundreds of people that reside in Seaside Heights New Jersey and feel the same.
By the time February/ March comes.... we will gather together for our voices to be heard. All sources of media will be called in and demand that this town quiet down and focus more on families return rather than the less wanted.
#4 Feb 18, 2014
I don't think that this will come about . The leaders of the town have too much power. They are selling peoples property for taxes, and electric and so forth. They go against the property owners. Nothing gets done about it. I'm interested in knowing what voices will be heard?. Too much going on with drugs that the police know about. I've even heard people say, "Oh, let them take their drugs and pot." REALLY Those who comply with the laws and codes and regulations are victimized, not the perpetrators of crime and drug dealing and taking. Please post about this continually, so that others may read and hope others will voice their disgust.
#6 May 8, 2014
I moved to SSH in October. 2011. I had signed a 3 year lease. Truthfully, after Sandy I never went back because I kept finding syringes in my front yard. Aside from the noise until. 6 am, the rude out of towers eating and leaving their trash on my front lawn. And I agree. If you call the police to complain it falls on deaf ears. It will never change unless the residents ban together. They only care about the summer crowds.
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