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The paper bags and cardboard trays are from Cruz Bay Cafe, btw.


  1. Maria wrote:

    Maybe we need dumpster on the beach

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  2. Hmmm? wrote:

    Perhaps Cruz Bay can pitch in the clean up costs similar to DJais paying for police?

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and the mayhem from the outdoor DJ’s at Bar A will surely disturb all again that entire weekend. Please remember Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and Belmar Councilman Tom Brennan this November for allowing for our sleepless nights and not preventing all of the noise and chaos that emanates from this bar.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  4. Resident wrote:

    Maybe Wilton is spending a million dollars to move further away from Bar A so he doesn’t have to hear the noise and put up with drunks with the unrestricted special events he allows Bar A to have. What a joke of a Mayor he is, only cares about his political aspirations and what Matt tells him to do.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    And variances are not required for new construction in LC?

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Plastic bags: the scourge of the council.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  7. FJW wrote:

    Pictures like this are generally taken prove some point. But I haven’t figure out what that point is, yet.

    We don’t know if it was taken at 9 am, 12 noon or 5 o’clock in the afternoon. We also don’t know if the garbage buggy was about to pull up to the trash.

    It only shows that people are using the garbage cans and maybe there should be more of them.

    I can remember when McDonald’s was in the 12th Avenue pavilion and their garbage could be identified. There wasn’t any more garbage but some of it had McDonald’s name on it.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    Judging from where the shadows are it was late afternoon. Probably the photographer was leaving the beach to head back home.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  9. Lawless wrote:

    One has to wonder why all the other business on Ocean Ave are required to have dumpsters and Cruz Bay doesn’t even have garbage cans ? The just put the garbage to the curb in plastic bags ?

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Have always said that they should implement a tax / fee to any business in town that allows carry-out / take away food, and then use that money to pay kids to walk the beach picking up trash…even have them wear t-shirts with the business names as adverts…

    too many people & too much trash. Even when they use the cans, it over flows, the trash-gulls pull it apart, it blows away and ends up in the water…

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  11. elemental wrote:

    Ultimately, the ordinance prohibiting selling stuff on the beach should be enforced. Lack of enforcement of (some of) the borough’s codes is the problem.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Bar “A” has a morning garbage crew. They employ several local teens who pick up all garbage in a 2-3 block area.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm | Permalink
  13. Summer Timer wrote:

    Dont have garbage cans on the beaches, and make all beach goers remove thier own mess. Have the police enforce this removal policy.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  14. Maria wrote:

    Remember the Boy Scout rule, carry in carry out.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  15. Belle wrote:

    #4 and #5 The Mayor will still hear Bar A even on 19th Ave. No getting away from that noise pollution! As far as a variance goes, no need for one, after all he is the Mayor, right?!! He already tried to turn his new street into a one-way for his own advantage, which ticked off his new neighbors. Not a good way to enter a new neighborhood, even if you are the Mayor!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    The builder for the 19th Ave property is also the seller. He’s the one who would have needed to get a variance (if needed).

    Switching the one way sign was a push from some of your neighbors (who may even be posting – anonymously of course – on this blog). It wasn’t suggested by the mayor, and it was passed by the council. Not really something you can pin on Wilton.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  17. shaking my head wrote:

    #14 to add to yours…..

    A Girl Scout always leaves a place cleaner than she found it.

    Author: Girl Scouts of the USA

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Permalink
  18. OLD MAN wrote:

    #7 I see you like the BS that goes around . Then vote for Brennan. It’s a disgrace to see that much over flowing the garbage cans

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm | Permalink
  19. Summer Timer wrote:

    The visitors that come to Belmar are out of control. Tbey are inconsiderate creeps that have no respect for the town. This is not tbe types of tourists we should be encouraging to visit our beaches.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  20. FJW wrote:

    #18-Old Man
    I’m just saying that if the trash was generic and without a Cruz Bay stamp to who would you complain?

    Pictures like the one posted are posted to illicit a response like yours.

    The trash was placed in a garbage can of which most of the beaches could use more.

    Oh, and btw you have no idea who I am and who I vote for. You’d be surprised. Please move on.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  21. 19th Ave Resident wrote:

    #16 – Mayor Wilton and his wife have already pissed off ALL the neighbors surrounding the property and their new house. No one wants them to move into an oversized house on that lot. There won’t be any welcome party for them !

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  22. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #19, Correct, they are out of control. The only thing is to wait for Labor Day and then they’ll be gone for the most part. This is just the way things are anymore. Don’t look for people to improve themselves anytime soon – too bad.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  23. Summer Timer wrote:

    #20… Spring Lake has no garbage cans on its beaches…. #22.. Cant wait till Labor Day, so things quite down… But it would be nice if town officials enforce better behavior of tourists…

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  24. excuse me wrote:

    What would Belmar’s mayor say? “If you don’t like it at our beach, don’t go there. You know what you are getting into.” Sound familiar? Apparently enough people don’t mind the mess and like being waited on by Cruz Bay staff, just like a restaurant!

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Who do you suppose the Millennial emulates? Many are just waiting, with baited breath, for the Boomers to kick the bucket. Boy are they in for a rude awakening. Unprepared doesn’t describe.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #25 – BINGO – A bigger group of dimwits was never seen before in the history of mankind. Our Navy is going about the business of proving it. I wouldn’t figure they were old timers on the bridge of the John S. McCain that just had the latest Navy accident off Singapore (10 dead).

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 3:36 am | Permalink
  27. MAD wrote:

    food not allowed on Spring Lake beaches

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  28. A Voter2 wrote:

    #27 Spring Lake does not have kids peeing and puking and homeless roaming around Main St. and the train station. Big difference between the Mayor and Council of Spring Lake and Belmar!

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink
  29. old man wrote:

    #20 I didn’t say it came from CRUZ BAY. We have DPW people and this garbage overflow should not happen. The DPW director makes enough money to help in emergencies. And don’t tell me what to do. The only person who could tell me that is dead. BTW I don’t care who the hell you are or aren’t.

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    Avon’s DPW picks up Beach recycling constantly. Maybe because their DPW Director actually did the work for years and knows the job(s) intimately like Muerle and McCormick did in their day.

    Like the ancients, one had to learn each facet of a job before progressing to the next level in order to eventually lead.

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

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