Toast Owner to Operate Concession in Bradley Beach

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach Borough Council has awarded a beachfront concession to the owner of a popular New Jersey chain of breakfast and lunch spots. Borough resident Amy Russo will lease the Newark Avenue concession for three years, according to a resolution approved unanimously by the council when it met earlier this week. […]

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Bradley Beach Mayor Will Not Run Again

By PETE WALTON Gary Engelstad says he will not run for a third term as Bradley Beach mayor. “I came in in a hurricane, right after Sandy, and it looks like I’ll be leaving during a pandemic,” the mayor said during an interview with The Coaster in the backyard of his home on Second Avenue. […]

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New Priest at Bradley Beach Church

The Episcopal churches of St James of Bradley Beach and St. Michael the Archangel of Wall Township announced the appointment of a new priest, Rev, Dr. James T. Yarsiah,  former Chaplain/Vicar and Assistant professor of Religion and Philosophy at Voorhees College and St. Philips Episcopal Church in Denmark, South Carolina. “Father James,“ as he wishes […]

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Preparing for a Summer Unlike Any Other

In our new world where most of us don’t leave home without a mask shore towns are preparing for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. But it will be unlike any other. Boardwalks have been reopened but in some you must keep to the right and be mindful of social distancing. Police will […]

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Bradley Beach Reopens Boardwalk

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach boardwalk, which had been closed since March 30 in response to the coronavirus threat, is now open for exercise purposes. The borough’s beaches have remained open. “The promenade and beach are now open to be utilized for exercise purposes only,” reads an announcement posted earlier this week on the […]

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Find Your Favorite Artists at Virtual Celebration

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bradley Beach Tourism is utilizing its virtual platform to offer even more exposure for emerging artists, especially ones who may have had recently canceled art shows. To support local artists, Bradley Beach Tourism is now offering a virtual art celebration this weekend. It comes after a number of exhibitions […]

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Looking Back in Bradley Beach

The Bradley Beach Historical Society and Museum is hosting its first online Story Hour on Sun., May 17 at 3 p.m. The live program via Zoom features local author and summer resident Bette Blum, who will read the story of Virgil’s from her book entitled “Bradley Beach Treasures: Reflections of the Jersey Shore.” In the […]

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