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South End Reader Writes Rible

As you all know, Christie wants to extend the length of seasonal liquor licenses in the state to 9 months of the year and is working on getting the change through the New Jersey Legislature.

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One of my readers from Belmar’s south end is unhappy about the change and wrote to State Assemblyman David Rible asking him to oppose it.

Below is Rible’s reply:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dave Rible <>
Date: Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Seasonal Liquor License Bill

Thank you for reaching out to me on the seasonal license issue.
I’m attaching a list of senators and other people that I suggest you write or call to let them know of your opposition. It’s important that as many people make calls or letters more sooner than later.
This is very time sensitive.
If there is anything I can do to help you with this or any other matter please don’t hesitate to call or email me. My personal cell is 732-XXX-XXXX. Or my legislative office 732-974-1719

Thank you again for reaching out and I hope you find this helpful.


And the list of people to contact:

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney

935 Kings Highway, Suite 400

West Deptford, NJ 08086

P: (856) 339-0808

F: (856) 339-9626


Senator Jennifer Beck

32 Monmouth Street, 3rd Floor

Red Bank, NJ 07701

P: (732) 933-1591

F: (732) 933-1598


Senator Samuel D. Thompson

2501 Highway 516, Suite 101

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

P: (732) 607-7580

F: (732) 607-7879

Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr.

10 Highway 35, 2nd Floor

Middletown, NJ 07701

P: (732) 671-3206

F: (732) 706-9140


Senator Robert W. Singer

1771 Madison Avenue, Suite 2

Lakewood, NJ 08701

P: (732) 987-5669

F: (732) 987-5672


Senator James W. Holzapfel

852 Highway 70

Brick, NJ 08742

P: (732) 840-9028

F: (732) 840-9757

Senator Christopher J. Connors

620 West Lacey Road

Forked River, NJ 08731

P: (609) 693-6700

F: (609) 693-2469


  1. OLD MAN wrote:

    Waste of time to call.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  2. Katrina wrote:

    Done. Admin can you put this up on FB PLEASE. The last thing we need is a longer drinking season.
    Also any South Enders hear anything about Lake Como outflow pipe?

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  3. bipartisan wrote:

    The Lake Como (shovel ready) project doesn’t even have permits yet. It was all “PUFFERY” used by the mayor to get votes, Get a life you people, make the calls, get your kids on the cell and the web to tell how the screaming Fu Tony and all the cursing scares them while they are forced to stay in bed under the covers. You can make a difference and see how the ballot box is fixed again till you finally do something about it. Don’t listen to that ward healer who has lied through his teeth that you have to go along to get along in this town. Remember how much your collective tax bills are and how many police are called to your house to keep you and your guests civil vs the 18th and 19th Ave seasonal nightclub annual tax bill. Talk about theft of services. Have a block party and serve hot dogs twice a year to get your own political patronage NOW

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    I heard our mayor, Matt Doherty is in favor of this, Matt went to Trenton to lobby for Djais to be open on parade day.Anyone have the hearing transcript?

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  5. Bill Straus wrote:

    #4 you might want to talk to the Boathouse owner Tim Harmon he was there with attorneys lobbying Against it.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:31 am | Permalink
  6. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    #3 Dear Bipartisan:
    Since when do proper permits matter to Colleen. All the work on 1.4 acres of CAFRA
    permitted marina property has been going on since the Fall with any proper permits. The 2010 permits were to be filed along with the plans in Freehold. One of the violations they got in 2014 and still have not complied.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:40 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    So the Harmon’s are on the S list. Roger Mclaughlin has a good filing system with cross referencing extraordinary

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  8. The Donald wrote:

    As you have found out, I can say it like it is. So Southies you’ve been duped once again
    by the same small town thief who sold you a bridge several times over. I want to make Belmar “great again”. I am not buying into any scheme that make the mayor “great again”.
    This guy is unbelievable. I remember when he was so concerned about Hurricane Sandy. Remember, the flooding, the hero Mayor in every newspaper. So…. bad….. Three years later, even with a grant its f-ck South Belmar. Then there’s the West. Three years after Hurricane Sandy and not one functioning ladies, mens room ADA accessible from the Marina at Rt. 35 to the tip of Maclearie Park. So these rich people who live in the restricted/affluent Inlet Terrace mansions don’t poop or pee.
    I want to make Belmar great again ( or at least respectable and responsible. I have been very successful. I have never paid $800. a square foot for a beach facility that did not have gold faucets or marble floors. What’s wrong with these people!

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:


    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink
  10. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    waiting …. and waiting …. still no permit application filed with the NJDEP for the Lake Como Pipe:

    pavilion piles are more important than South End flood risk.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  11. Fed Up wrote:

    You guys voted him in with his backup Colleen, some of us look in the mirror and can smile and say tough luck.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4:37 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    The hocus-pocus show is now bursting at its seams.

    To bad all the ALLEGED ABSENTEE voters won’t be here for th he unveiling.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  13. madame.snark wrote:

    South end residents, stock up on sandbags before the next storm. Good luck.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Does Mark Fitzgerald live in Belmar ?

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink
  15. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Block 180, lot 1 …. 1801 Ocean Avenue – Assessed Value …. Land & Improvements
    2014 $2,704,300
    2016 $2,389,300
    This nuisance use will pay less taxes going forward with the recent “Opt-out Resolution” …. freeze.

    Thank Matt

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:58 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Block 180, is that the charitable nightclub that’s owned by benefactors in their 70s, from the 70s?

    Isn’t that the place the Brighton Beach people were looking at to buy? That would be a wonderful boon to the neighborhood. Persons of interest in your backyard with all the screening MeMes 9 months out of the year. Oh and of course the new owners might even have more influence than Cosmo at The Breakers did years ago… Year round licenses,then the Casino in Belmar. Ah yes, Ask Madame Marie in Asbury if you need more clarity.

    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 8:42 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Wondering if the State Senate will take into account the collateral damages sustained by surrounding taxpayers when their police departments are stretched to the limit with drunk and intoxicated collars causing havoc on our highways from Belmar 6 months out of the year? A review of Wall’s police blotter needs to be consulted. Maybe there will be a move afoot to restore the 3 o’clock close to help get year round license holders back on their feet since Sandy compromised their cash profiles too? They all have fundraisers toooooo.

    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  18. Belmar Strong wrote:

    14. I believe it is his summer residence.

    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  19. Tulip wrote:

    #18-14 I wouldn’t bet on that.

    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    1 in one house and 1 in another. used to be the way of voting in households one dem other gop

    Friday, January 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
  21. Voter wrote:

    This is what happens when the bars are opened early.

    This never received the media attention it should have. Send this to the senators.

    Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm | Permalink
  22. Taxi wrote:

    Any updates?

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  23. Jackie wrote:

    How did the vote go today?

    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Guess the djais voters got the Assembly as well as the Senate. Can CleopAtra be far behind?

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

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