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Bike-Riding Juveniles Ignore Request to Leave Boardwalk

  Bradley Beach police responded to the boardwalk Wed., Aug. 7 after about 25 teenagers failed to stop riding their bikes on the boardwalk after being warned to stop by a special police officer. Police Chief Len Guida said “upwards of 25” teenagers were approached by the special officer who asked the boys to take the bikes off the boardwalk if they wanted to continue riding them. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. and bicycle riding is banned on the boardwalk at that time. Guida said that the teenagers then ignored the officer’s command and continued on riding by him.…

Bradley Beach to Receive $250,000 to Improve Roadway

  By KATHARINA CAVANO Bradley Beach will receive a $250,000 NJDOT grant to continue the construction and improvements to LeReine Avenue. At the Borough Council meeting this week officials said the borough can apply for more grant money if needed to complete the project from Central Avenue to Ocean Avenue. The borough will also receive another $30,500 from FEMA to go towards the tag booth on the boardwalk as well as the gazebo and the solar panels on the roof. Pete Johner, the Area Manager of External Affairs of the Central Region from Jersey Central Power and Light, presented an…

5th Annual Lobsterfest Kicks Off in Bradley Beach

  Jo Wymer (above) will perform with her band at Lobsterfest in Bradley Beach July 14. Admission is free to the event. BRADLEY BEACH – The Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce is putting together the finishing touches for the annual Lobsterfest scheduled for July 13 and 14 at the beachfront. The hours for the event are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 13 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14. With more of a focus on local Jersey Shore restaurants this year’s event will feature food from Bradly Beach restaurants such as the Beach Plum, Giamonos, Uva and Good…

Memorial Planned for Bradley Beach Police Officer

  BRADLEY BEACH – Robert J. Hughes, a former Bradley Beach police officer and firefighter, had a large personality. On Sat., July 6, his son and daughter — Andrew Hughes of Bradley Beach and Cynthia Hughes-Dunphy of Wall — are organizing a local memorial service for Hughes, whose residence was in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, when he died at 70 May 7. Saturday’s service is at 11 a.m. at the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, 501 Brinley Ave., Bradley Beach. “Not many people really knew my father passed away,” said Hughes-Dunphy, 44. “We’re having this service to celebrate his…

Bradley Beach Church Project to Raise Funds for Fellowship Hall

  BRADLEY BEACH – The First United Methodist Church of Bradley Beach seeks to raise almost $5,000 to improve conditions in its Fellowship Hall, a meeting center for programs such as the “Shepherd’s Table” meals for the needy. Specifically, the church seeks to raise $4,650 for 12 tables and 110 chairs. The cost includes 110 reinforced folding chairs with a vinyl padded back and seat at a cost of $27 each totaling $2,970.00. The first service in the church building was convened on Oct. 4, 1900, and has been in continuous service meeting the needs of generation after generation. Like any…

QVC Host Finds New Home, Opportunity in Bradley Beach

  By ED SALVAS BRADLEY BEACH – Regular viewers of the QVC Shopping Channel will recognize Jane DeNoble as one of the channel’s regular hosts and know that she’s well organized because of the numerous time saving products she’s introduced on the air. Now, the new resident of Bradley Beach has been named head of the town’s Garden Club and is helping organize a beautification effort in the borough. DeNoble says she’s still unpacking in her new home but once she expressed an interest in becoming involved in the beautification effort, her realtor, Brenda Connolly, suggested she call the Chamber…

Temporary Gazebo Will Be in Place in Bradley Beach

  By DON STINE BRADLEY BEACH – Bradley Beach officials plan to replace the beachfront gazebo destroyed by Superstorm Sandy with a new permanent one, although a temporary gazebo will be in place over most of the summer. The permanent replacement gazebo will not be delivered until after the summer is over and its design is still under review. The gazebo, at the intersection of Ocean and Fifth Avenues, is the site of concerts, weddings, plays and other events. The Borough Council voted this week to pay $7,500 to have a temporary 12- by 20-foot temporary gazebo installed over the…

BRADLEY BEACH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Photo set

  Bradley Beach held its annual Memorial Day Parade Sat., May 25 along the beachfront. Those participating included staff and students from the Bradley Beach Elementary School, officials, marching bands and the Bradley Beach Fire Department along with the Bradley Beach First Aid Squad. Below is a COASTER photo set from the parade. The images will change on their own, but you can pause, reverse or forward by sliding your cursor over any image.

Plans Unveiled for Bradley Beach Library Upgrade

  By JOANNE PAPAIANNI BRADLEY BEACH – Plans to make the Bradley Beach Public Library ADA compliant were presented once again at a special meeting last week. The library board and the borough have been discussing the issue and presenting designs for more than a decade. Architect Michael J. Mills of Mills and Schnoering Architects, LLC said handicapped accessibility is the most important factor in designing renovations and a possible expansion at the library. Mills said although the library has not been challenged with a lawsuit yet, the possibility of one being instigated by someone who is wheelchair bound is…

Governor to Visit Bradley Beach

  BRADLEY BEACH – Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to visit the Bradley Beach boardwalk Fri., May 24 at 3 p.m. He is expected to stroll the boardwalk from Fourth Avenue to the new Shipwrecked Golf Course. The public is invited to chat and walk with the governor.

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