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About The Boardwalk…..

Message from the mayor:



  1. Summer Timer wrote:

    Mayor…. Even Asbury Park has closed its boardwalk… This is truly a new all-time LOW…

    Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Business Owner wrote:

    I never get the sense the good people of Belmar are the top priority.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    Shut the boardwalk……..Do jumping jacks outside instead

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:05 am | Permalink
  4. George McGill wrote:

    How about same basic Commonsense rules: Stay to the right. Respect the space of others. Leave the boardwalk to the walkers and have the joggers move to the street. Stay conscious of your fellow walkers and minimize mixing about.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    or close ocean ave like they did after Sandy to provide more area to keep a distance from others

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  6. The Future wrote:

    Ok so this is today , whats the plan when this over , in regards to social distancing ? Does the town of Belmar have or even thought of current occupancy limits at are Bars and Restaurants , Rentals ? If anyone thinks we will be going back to normal in a few weeks are living in a dream world. I’ll be the first to say this is last thing the entertainment industry needs but the days of standing shoulder to shoulder at the local watering hole or sitting table next to table are going to come to end for awhile and the powers that be should start working on a plan now. Think about it in little over a month its summer and people are coming and lots of them ,the same crew that was partying it up in Florida over spring break are coming to Belmar and they will be ready to Party and the Town the should ready for the onslaught.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  7. admin wrote:

    Don’t let people in the country from places where they eat bats.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:14 am | Permalink
  8. shaman wrote:

    The vegetarians have it right. I learn lessons from the spirits of lions and armadillos but would not eat them.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  9. Summer Timer wrote:

    #6…. Those are very good questions you noted…. However, considering the current administration will not close the boardwalk, don’t expect many, if any restrictions moving forward…

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  10. Average Joe wrote:

    This is an above average dumb town

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  11. I Carona wrote:

    Heard the Pt Pleasant will not allow Summer Rentals this year – is this even legal ? There is a real mess going on in The Hamptons in Long Island – where a lot of sick New Yorkers headed to the Hamptons – be nice to limit the Seasonal’s to year round this year

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  12. Guest wrote:

    This Mayor and Council are in over their heads and need to consider the exposure to our first responders dealing with extra people on the boardwalk, or visiting the borough. The boardwalk needs to be closed immediately and discourage people from visiting Belmar.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
  13. Summer Timer wrote:

    #12… You are 100% correct…. If the Mayor and Council cant get something so obvious correct, how can we count on them to make other decisions that are much more complicated???

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  14. Guest wrote:

    What a lame excuse blaming walking on a crowded boardwalk from an outdoor activity suggestion that the Governor made. The Governor did NOT mean for people to go to favorite gathering spots like the Belmar Boardwalk. What part of stay at home and life or death does this mayor not understand?

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  15. eugene creamer wrote:

    look EAST for the USNS Comfort passing Belmar on the way to NYC

    the easiest way for Belmar to reduce crowds at the beachfront is pay parking on Ocean Avenue … make it 24/7 and expensive.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  16. Guest wrote:

    4 – Great thoughts, but unfortunately common sense is not the norm these days. It is sad how we are witnessing displays of selfishness and disregard for our most fragile members of society. Selfishness which is becoming a true mans inhumanity to man.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:23 pm | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    I agree with George. Some common sense would work fine right now. Reconsider closing portions when it gets more crowded.

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm | Permalink
  18. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    I’m a bit on the fence on this. On the one hand, you’ve got the virus issue and on the other, you’ve got the idea of people actually getting outdoors. I lean towards it’s a good thing people are outdoors. We were out walking the other day (not on the boardwalk) and saw an unfortunate looking family, two overweight adults, two overweight children and an overweight dog out walking. From the look of their pasty white skin tones, they hadn’t been out of doors for more than 9 mins. in the last 6-7 years. So, it’s a good thing they’re out.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Funny how not one comment in favor of how this Mayor is handling this situation. I originally thought I was on the wrong blog as three,four months ago this guy was our savior that replaced Matt. Where are all you people, too embarrassed to speak. HAHA, You got what you deserve, absolutely NOTHING.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  20. Guest wrote:

    Congratulations to this mayor as he soars for the win of the race to the bottom. But din’t all fret because we will all get participation trophy’s.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  21. Registered Democrat wrote:

    It is starting to get a little to crowded on the boardwalk the safe distance is starting to close in , I think the runners should get the boardwalk and the walkers should stick to the sidewalk which I believe would be impossible to enforce so they should shut it down now before the weather gets any nicer and I did support this new administration and I believe they will come to their senses.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:57 am | Permalink
  22. ooooy wrote:

    And when your property taxes go up AGAIN this year don’t say I didn’t warn ya. He’ll blame the coronavirus. To an extent I would have to agree. You leave the boardwalk open. One of the only left in the area. Cowboys flock from Lakewood, infect one of our Police Officers and now you need to pay overtime to cover for that Officer. Hence, your taxes go up. DUH. How bout some spending cuts like was requested last year.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  23. funny wrote:

    #19 So Matt, how do you like your new job in A.C.? Hope you are doing well as a reward for making Belmar great. Wish you still were the mayor here. Yes, we deserve punishment for not appreciating you more.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:32 pm | Permalink
  24. Summer Timer wrote:

    This mayor is clearly not qualified to hold a leadership position of this magnitude….

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm | Permalink
  25. Disgusting wrote:

    Mr. Mayor. What is wrong with you. You are killing people. Stop trying to be a hero.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  26. Belmartian wrote:

    Please, let’s not compare Mayor Walsifer to Dirty Doherty. My family and I voted for Walsifer. Hes a good man but has made some questionable decisions. As of now, I agree to monitor the situation and let people safe distance on the boardwalk.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  27. Enough! wrote:

    The worst thing Walsifer was make that opportunist Frank Centelli the “special events coordinator” What the hell kind of a made up BS position is that? At 70 plus thousand dollars he does absolutely nothing! Ask anyone. Now I see he has a take home suv! Mayor Walsifer, cut the fat and start with this guy.

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  28. Summer Timer wrote:

    #26… I would agree with you about people safe distancing if it were purely Belmar fulltime residence on the boardwalk… Just look at the pictures on the other post regarding this topic…. Along the boardwalk you cant find an empty parking space… There are disrespectful individuals from other areas infesting Belmar… Close the boardwalk in an effort to reduce out of town traffic… I will not visit my Belmar home at this time because I would not be honoring my civic duty as a resident of NJ…

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm | Permalink
  29. OLD MAN wrote:

    We need a Mayor with a brain!!!

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  30. Closed Case wrote:

    If you want to have a Summer in Belmar this season, then close the boardwalk now. Stop the spread!! Reopen May 1st.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:17 am | Permalink
  31. South Side wrote:

    “Prevention” is not usually practiced in Belmar. Rather, it is ignore the rules, let everyone do everything and then deal with the consequences.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    Boardwalk just closed in Belmar at 12:15pm. Police car making announcement.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:36 pm | Permalink
  33. Summer Timer wrote:

    #32… SHILL…. Thanks for the update… Your Administration has been exposed…. There are numerous other issues that need to be thoughtfully solved to enhance quality of life for Belmar residents and home owners….

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  34. Wow wrote:

    Wow just a bunch of sensationalists on this blog. But what else is new? The Mayor is NOT killing people. Are you serious? What a joke you people are. This is a bad flu and that’s it. The hysterics and economic loss are shaping up to be worse than the actual disease because of clowns like you.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  35. WHAT????? wrote:

    #34- People with your way of thinking are keeping people out of work and killing people. Grow up and change your thoughts. Bad flus have a tendency to kill people. Read some history. 50 million dead from Spanish Flu, 1918. DUH

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  36. Summer Timer wrote:

    #34… SHILL…. The administration did not make a timely decision regarding this crisis, putting residents at risk… So far this administration is not living up to expectations….

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm | Permalink
  37. elemental wrote:

    #34 Covid 19 is not the flu.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  38. Resident wrote:

    Summer Timer please shut up! The administration did not put people at risk. I walk the boardwalk every day and people practiced safe distancing with no one congregating. If people felt unsafe, no one forced them to stroll the boardwalk. Its America and you can make your own decisions. For those adults that felt safe walking, that’s their decision. Please stop sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong and worry about what’s going on in Bayonne. Were mature enough down here to figure it out.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
  39. Wow wrote:

    HAHAHA! Having free thought and not going along with the media hysterics and government slowly taking more and more control of your rights and freedoms is NOT killing people. If you are a high-risk individual or have frequent contact with high-risk individuals, yes of course you should use your brain and not go for a stroll on a boardwalk and should be self-quarantining. Thats common sense dummies. Furthermore telling me I’m killing people because I’m not believing every single word out of lying politicians, dishonest media and paid-off lobbyists is laughable. You are either just being a government cuck or a complete idiot without critical thinking skills. But keeping a boardwalk open, thats not enough to call someone a killer. Jesus Christ you sound like all the Dems that are loving this because you can’t not take advantage of a good crisis. Disgusting.

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:32 pm | Permalink
  40. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    I agree with WOW on this. It’s all more or less the latest hoax being perpetrated on America. As WOW says, there is only a couple of groups susceptible to this virus, old people and people with pre-existing medical conditions. If you maintain a normal lifestyle, you’ll be fine. This is just the latest power grab by the government. as the founding Fathers said, the greatest danger to our liberties would always come from the government.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:53 am | Permalink
  41. Summer Timer wrote:

    #38 & 39…. SHILLS for current administration…. Go to local hospitals and you will see firsthand how terrible this pandemic has hit NJ…. But now let’s talk about the current administrations short comings… Bars are still out of control…. Summer rentals are still out of control… Development projects are becoming larger than before…. It appears nothing has changed with the new administration…. Wait I am wrong the only thing that changed was our taxes went up…. Please state what this administration has accomplished to improve the quality of life in Belmar…

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  42. Local wrote:

    41 if you hate Belmar so much sell your “summer time” home and stay away. I’m so sick of you and your constant negativity.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  43. Summer Timer wrote:

    #42…. Its not negativity, it’s the truth… SHILL….

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  44. Local wrote:

    Hey Summer Timer. Go SHILL in your pants!

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  45. Guest wrote:

    41 – I agree that your statements are negative, but I also agree that they are true. I once learned that the truth hurts.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  46. callmecynical wrote:

    Belmar will know the pandemic threat is over when Gov. Murphy goes to D’Jais.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  47. Summer Timer wrote:

    #44…. SHILLING in my pants is much more polite, than SHILLING allover this blog….

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
  48. Summer Timer 2 wrote:

    SHILL SHIILL SHILL. I am all knowing and need to tell you shore locals how to live your lives since I vacation in your town. Listen to me as I am more intellectual than you all. I don’t care that literally everyone hates me, because I am all knowing and they are minion shore locals

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  49. Summer Timer wrote:

    #48…. Some of the bloggers agree with my statements… Unfortunately you cant response with an intelligent argument… Be safe, consider the crisis ALL NJ residents face….

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
  50. What the shill? wrote:

    If you had balls shill you wouldn’t use an alias. If you can’t own your words then how can you expect anyone to respect you?

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  51. Summer Timer wrote:

    #50… look who’s calling the kettle black… Why don’t you lead by example???

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  52. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    This is somewhat off topic but I think it is important to mention this. I just read an article that Macau’s gambling is down 80%. Matt should fly there immediately to get them back on their feet. This is right up his alley. Everybody knows he’s a real troubleshooter. Of course, the 14 day quarantine would be waived in his case.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:31 am | Permalink
  53. Hello wrote:

    I was being facetious!!

    Do something useful. Make masks. Help the elderly. Help your family and neighbors. Use your energy for the good of mankind.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:22 am | Permalink
  54. Anonymous wrote:

    40-You are wrong once again, Mr. Dilberger. People other than those you have identified have gotten this virus. You seem to present yourself as knowing everything about everything, but know very little about most topics, items in the news, etc. People with no pre-existing conditions have contracted the virus . Check out the numbers of deaths throughout the world. Why are you down-playing this worldwide pandemic?

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  55. Anonymous wrote:

    40-You misinterpreted what WOW stated.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  56. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #51 – When I first heard about this stuff here in America, I smelled a rat. The govt. and media are up to no good. Once you’ve been lied to as much as me throughout your life, you will have that ability to smell another lie a mile away.

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:57 am | Permalink

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