The first sign of trouble at Donovan’s Reef Beach Bar in Sea Bright came before even entering the longtime Jersey Shore beachfront hangout rebuilt after being destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.
A bouncer advised the line waiting anxiously for some Saturday night fun that the wait could be a while due to a fight being broken up. A bar fight didn’t bode well for the required social distancing ordered for outdoor restaurants in the age of coronavirus.
Once beyond the entrance, I walked the ramp to the upper level of the expansive outdoor bar and surveyed the scene — a sea of 20-somethings in crop tops a… Read the rest of this entry »
Clad is masks and keeping their distance, about 60 restaurant owners from throughout New Jersey gathered in Sea Bright this morning for a press conference during which they pleaded with Governor Phil Murphy to approve their plan to reopen their businesses safely.
Sea Bright: The Monmouth County #DWI Task Force will conduct a checkpoint from 9p Fri – 1a Sat on Ocean Ave. Task force members & officers from the Sea Bright PD will pull vehicles from the NB lanes into the Sea Bright Boro parking lot to determine the driver’s sobriety. #mcponjpic.twitter.com/qWhYt2kkw2
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long announced on facebook and twitter this morning that she will not seek a third term leading the borough.
Long has served on the governing body for 16 years, the last 7 as mayor. She led the rescue and recovery from Superstorm Sandy,which is ongoing.
First elected as a Democrat, Long left the party and became an Independent after Vin Gopal, then Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, retaliated against her for endorsing Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013.
She was reelected without partisan opposition in 2015.
Three bottle nose dolphins have been found dead along the Jersey Shore in recent days, an official with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center said. One that had been dead for “many days” was discovered Monday in Sea Bright, center director Bob Schoelkopf said Tuesday morning. Another was located Sunday in Sea Isle City, while someone noticed… Read the rest of this entry »
Murphy’s Tavern and Val’s Tavern in Rumson are likely to have a better night on Thursday than Tommy’s Tavern and Tap Room and Woody’s Grille in Sea Bright due to the fact that the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) will close for maintenance at 8 p.m. The bridge will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday morning.
Uber drivers are advised that the best route to Sea Bright from Rumson is via the Oceanic Bridge into Middletown, right onto Locust Point Road and right on Locust Ave over the bridge to Navesink Ave (by the brick church). Make a right on Navesink and another right on Route 36 in Highlands. Take Route 36 over the Capt Joe Azzolina Bridge and you’re in Sea Bright. McCloone’s and Tommy’s will be down the road on your right.
SEA BRIGHT– A hunter and his dog were briefly marooned on a small island in the Shrewsbury River Thursday when high winds blew his boat away, a former Office of Emergency Management Coordinator confirmed. Sea Bright Fire Rescue and Monmouth Beach first-responders were among the agencies that were called around 5 p.m. after the man was… Read the rest of this entry »
The Borough of Sea Bright will be able to move forward with plans to move their municipal operations out of a gymnasium, their library out of a church and police, fire and EMS services out of trailers.
By a 2-1 margin, voters of the tiny seaside borough approved three bond questions on Tuesday and authorized the borrowing of $5.8 million for the replacement of municipal infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Hopefully the borough will no longer need to sell beach badges in the winter.
Councilman Charlie Rooney and the Pipe Organ of the Sea Bright Methodist Church,home of the Sea Bright Libray
It’s the first weekend of Local’s Summer. The crowds are gone, the parking is free and Sea Bright Councilman Charlie Rooney wants you to come to the library on Saturday morning for Church music and breakfast.
Rooney is reprising the Saturday Organ music program he hosted at the Sea Bright Methodist Church/Sea Bright Library last spring.