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Brick Township patrol vessel (Brick Twp. Police Dept.)
Brick Township patrol vessel (Brick Twp. Police Dept.)
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Brick Township Police launch new patrol vessel

A new guardian of the waters off Brick Township casts off, keeping watch for the reckless, the careless, the ignorant, and others whose operation of water craft endangers everyone else.

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(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy on the unofficial first weekend of summer

Today marks the unofficial start to summer at the Jersey Shore and you don't have to go very far to have fun.

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Stafford Mayor John Spodofora
Stafford Mayor John Spodofora
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Stafford Mayor develops plan to protect our back bays from future storms

Superstorm Sandy's impact has had a lingering effect in which many shore towns are still recovering from, especially in protecting the oceanfront from future storms. Stafford Mayor John Spodofora may have the solution in the works to help.

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Ocean County Freeholder Dir. Joe Vicari (c) and Pumpout Boat Captains Val Varga, Robert Cardwell, Dick Gouldey, Steven Holiday, George Ward, Richard Christen, Harry Thorne. Not shown: Mario Riccio, John Lippincott (Ocean Co. Public Information)
Ocean County Freeholder Dir. Joe Vicari (c) and Pumpout Boat Captains Val Varga, Robert Cardwell, Dick Gouldey, Steven Holiday, George Ward, Richard Christen, Harry Thorne. Not shown: Mario Riccio, John Lippincott (Ocean Co. Public Information)
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Waste? Not! Ocean Co. pumpout boats ready for summer on the Bay

As it does every summer, Barnegat Bay is about to become dotted with recreational boats of all sizes and dimensions. Ocean County's pumpout boat crews will ply the waters as well, their 20th year of removing waste and effluent that would otherwise end up in the Bay and hamper efforts to keep it healthy for marine life.

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Superstorm Demolition
In 2013, a home rests in Barnegat Bay, in Mantoloking, where it was swept to by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Sea gates for inlets to prevent flooding? It’s one idea up for discussion Thursday

Superstorm flood victims will get a chance to voice their concerns during a public meeting Thursday at Stockton University in Galloway with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, who will discuss a feasibility study on coastal storm risk management problems within the back bay area...

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How is the drought impacting Barnegat Bay?

The dry weather means there's less storm water runoff pollutants, but the overall impact of lack of significant rainfall is having a negative impact on Barnegat Bay.

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Shore bill would incentivize Barnegat Bay-front home owners to scrap grass lawns

If you live near Barnegat Bay...and if your home has a lawn...and if you're concerned about the effect of substances that help your lawn but hurt the Bay...would $250 a year be incentive enough for you to swap the grass for something different?

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Burlington County man killed in boat accident in Barnegat Bay

A pair of boats crashed in Barnegat Bay Sunday afternoon, killing a Burlington County man, according to State Police.

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It’s official: NJ rivers, bays loaded with dangerous clinging jellyfish

Careful where you go fishing. Officials say what to look out for and what to do if you're stung.

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The backstory of the venomous clinging jellyfish

Between May and October each year the Barnegat Bay Partnership (on the heels of their State of the Bay Report release), samples with a 50-foot seine net at numerous parts of Barnegat Bay looking for juvenile fish. Officials have come across a variety of estuarine fish since 2012, but among them four are jellyfish species of which certain types have a potent and harmful sting.

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