Maximum sun and minimum rain are a boon for beach lovers anywhere that the water is in motion - the ocean, bay, river and creek beaches monitored by the Ocean County Health Department all get passing grades for quality. Lake water doesn't move that way, however, and bacteria-related swim cautions are posted at six of them.
While awaiting documents related to the appeal of their proposed land swap with operators of Casino Pier, Seaside Heights officials reiterate their case that the plan is by the book, and in the best interests of the borough and of tourism.
Lacey Township high schoolers hoped to raise money by turning parking lot spaces into works of art. Now, the murals are in ruins, and police would like to hear from you if you recognize the vehicle believed to have caused the damage.
There's a higher probability of major hurricanes and more named storms in updated Atlantic Hurricane Season data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which stands by its prediction that 2016 will be the most active since 2012 - the year of Superstorm Sandy.
Mercury eclipsing 90. Heat index adding about 10 more degrees. Thunderstorms dry up almost as soon as they reach the pavement. Welcome to the dog days of summer. Now, where do you go to escape the searing heat?
From a week-starting range of nearly 20, the number of beach closures monitored by the Ocean County Health Department winnows down to five, with no new entries - plus, for the first time this week, no swim advisories.
Excessive bacteria in the lake in Ocean County Park in Lakewood leads to the decision to close it for swimming by Ocean County health officials, who are keeping swim advisories in effect at several ocean, bay, river and creek spots.
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