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  1. Get your green finery readyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Star News Group

    The wait is over: the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade is only days away. This Sunday, close to 200,000 spectators will crowd the borough's streets and pubs for the annual event, which is now back for its 42nd year.


  2. Belmar plan's area doubledRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Star News Group

    Dividing the marina and downtown area into four separate "neighborhoods," the plan more than doubles the scope of land that was previously designated to be in need of redevelopment. Later that year, in October, the planning board adopted resolution 1997-02, which determined that certain property within the borough met specific criteria under the redevelopment law, and therefore qualified as "an area in need of redevelopment."


  3. Boro ponders paid parkingRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Star News Group

    As part of its ongoing adoption of new ordinances, the Belmar Council is mulling the potential of adding more paid parking spots in the borough. In preparation for the busy summer season, last month, the borough introduced an array of new ordinances to aid officials from the police department and the department of code enforcement.


  4. 'Laissez les bon temps roulez'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Star News Group

    Belmar legend Tracie Orsi Godier, 52, owner of Ragin' Cajun, died Sunday, Feb. 1, after her year-long battle with cancer. Many will remember her through her many roles in the Belmar restaurant and arts scene, and others, as the friendly owner of their favorite creole restaurant.


  5. Tracie Orsi, Ragin Cajun owner, diesRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Star News Group

    "The world lost one of the greats early this morning on February 1, 2015," a post on a social media fundraising page reads. "Even in the face of death, Tracie Orsi Godier fought like the toughest of 'em all.


  6. Police nab suspects in multiple burglariesRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | Star News Group

    On Tuesday, Wall Township Police arrested two men accused of burglarizing multiple vehicles in the West Belmar part of town. On Wednesday, Jan. 7, at approximately 10 a.m., the Wall Township Police responded to West Belmar for a report of multiple vehicle burglaries.


  7. Lawsuit alleges harassmentRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | Star News Group

    The Borough of Belmar and four Belmar Beach Patrol [BBP] supervisors are currently facing a civil lawsuit from a former Belmar Beach Patrol supervisor, who alleges he was wrongfully terminated in June 2010 following years of alleged harassment from borough employees. Jeff Zach, 52, of Fifth Avenue, is suing the borough, as well as BBP supervisors William Karatz, Raymond Elms, Tim O'Donnell and Harry Harsin.


  8. St. Denis to close schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Star News Group

    According to the Rev. Edward Blanchett, the pastor for St. Denis Church in Manasquan, St. Denis School - the only Catholic school in Manasquan, which instructs kindergarteners through eighth-graders - will be shutting down at the end of the 2014-15 school year in June.


  9. An innovative partnershipRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Star News Group

    The Belmar School District will join forces with Georgian Court University this spring to bring the next generation of educators to the classroom at Belmar Elementary School [BES]. The initiative, named the Partnership for Effective Education Practices [PEEPs], will place 15 educators who are currently matriculating through Georgian Court University's [GCU] School of Education in classrooms at BES.


  10. Doherty hangs onRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Star News Group

    After weeks of turmoil, the results are in: Mayor Matt Doherty will continue his term on the dais for another four years. On Tuesday, Mayor Doherty was re-elected mayor with 1,224 votes, 55 percent of the vote, beating out rival Councilman Jim Bean, who trailed by 10 percent with 989 votes.


  11. Wall man arrested after Belmar bank robberyRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Star News Group

    A Monmouth County man was arrested Thursday evening after he robbed a bank in Belmar, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Daniel Rathsmith, 46, who was living in a Route 35 motel in Wall, is charged with first degree robbery.


  12. Route 71 Shark River Bridge to close for a week of maintenanceRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | Star News Group

    The New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT] officials announced Friday night the Route 71 Shark River Bridge between Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea will be closed for a week to allow maintenance to be done on the moveable bridge. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, the Route 71 Shark River Bridge will be closed for electrical work to replace and upgrade control equipment and gearboxes on the moveable bridge.


  13. Patrons kept it local this seasonRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Star News Group

    As summertime residents and weekend tourists packed up and headed away from the Shore this week, local business owners took stock of their sales during the bustling season. While some saw more success than others, most establishments reported enjoying a robust summer this year - and all were pleased tourists and locals alike chose to shop, eat and stay locally.


  14. Beach numbers get a nice boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Star News Group

    On Monday, Sept. 1, as Labor Day weekend came to a close, the Jersey Shore saw a mass exodus of summertime residents and visitors, marking the end of another While visitors to local beaches have reported great experiences on the sand, towns have reported excellent numbers as officials review beach revenue and round out the summer, with many attributing the boom to continued recovery post-Hurricane Sandy, which struck the area in October 2012 and played a major factor in weakened beach badge sales last year.


  15. Pavilion plan fails; so, what's next?Read the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | Star News Group

    In the wake of last week's special election, much uncertainty remains over how the borough plans to move forward with the potential rebuilding of its beachfront pavilions.


  16. Pavilion vote this TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Star News Group

    As the borough began to rebuild, plans were drafted for redevelopment, and it was the governing body's hope that the pavilions would be ready for this summer.


  17. Wall man, 50, dies of heroin overdoseRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 | Star News Group

    Two dozen people are alive today after overdosing on heroin two months after the first kits of the heroin overdose antidote naloxone were delivered to police departments across Monmouth County, but not every deployment of naloxone results with an overdose reversal, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.


  18. Complaint filed after Christie's commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Star News Group

    A Belmar man has filed a formal ethics complaint against Gov. Chris Christie for weighing in on the town's pavillion issue during his visit to Belmar last week.


  19. No charges filed after gift card investigationRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Star News Group

    An investigation into the disappearance of nearly $10,000 worth of ShopRite gift cards intended for families of students at Belmar Elementary School has closed with no criminal proceedings, after finding the cards were never "properly inventoried, adequately managed nor appropriately secured at any point after they were taken into the custody of ... (more)


  20. Bradley wins home lifeguard tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | Star News Group

    Lifeguard tournaments around the Jersey Shore are always a fun event for the local guards, but they also evoke a sense of pride, especially when it comes to a team's home tournament.


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