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Crosswalk Crackdown



  1. Guest wrote:

    Who ever said that the Borough Hall folks don’t read this blog? Great job Common Sense for Belmar! Now Mayor & Council, where are the budget cuts??

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    They do read the blog but this story was in all the newspapers.

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    This is long overdue. 8th and Main very dangerous as well.

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Speaking of walking, will the new structure going up outside of Flames interfere with sidewalk pedestrian traffic ? Seems like a wheelchair or stroller may have a problem.

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    What a farce. Typical. Perhaps if this detail was started Memorial Day, this poor woman wouldn’t be lying in the hospital close to death. Stop stroking me please. Where are the budget cuts M&C?

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    Listen up people!!!! Stay inside… Plenty of traffic in Belmar. I made a mistake and took a walk by DJais. What a mess. STAY INSIDE UNTIL THE SUN RISES ON MONDAY(If it does)

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    How about enforcing and ticketing the rampant jaywalking crossing illegally from Djais between 18th and 19th to use our boardwalk bathroom while they wait on line.

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm | Permalink
  8. Think meter income wrote:

    #7: Brilliant! After hours income source bc Beach Utility can’t be used to pay for the bathrooms/employees after sundown.

    Friday, July 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  9. Summer Timer wrote:

    Today thunder and lightning on the beach….. Spring Lake beach goers were ordered off the beach… However Belmar beach goers were allowed to remain…. Its the culture….

    Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  10. Belmartian wrote:

    Summer Timer. More bullsh#t coming out of your mouth. I was on our beach yesterday and it was completely cleared during the thunder storm. Go back to Bayonne and swim in the Newark Bay.

    Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 6:33 am | Permalink
  11. Summer Timer wrote:

    Another miss informed Belmar resident…. I was on the beach at the border of SL and Belmar…. SL was not allowed back on beach for 1/2 half after lighting thunder, but in Belmar there were beach goers…. Just another example of the low standards in Belmar…

    Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  12. Wrong wrote:

    #11 You are incorrect. I witnessed guards attempting to remove beachgoers from the beach during the storm. Most people did leave. The few patrons that remained on the beach disobeyed the guards orders.

    Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  13. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #12 – Why does everything have to be an “order?” Shouldn’t a citizen be able to determine for him/her self what is “safe” and what is not safe?

    Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  14. Summer Timer wrote:

    #12…. There were many individuals remaining on the beach in Belmar from my vantage point… SL was completely cleared of beach goers… Belmar just has lower standards… Furthermore,you just stated Belmar beaches had individuals remaining, just like I noted….. What did I say that was WRONG???

    Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  15. OLD MAN wrote:

    #13 It is the paternal instinct that the government has. We, government, knows what you need.

    Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm | Permalink
  16. Reasons wrote:

    #13 &#15 while the beach is open and charging people to stand on it, those people are then the responsibility of the entity that owns it. So, when a dangerous situation occurs (lightning, shark, rough ocean conditions etc) they must order folks off the the beach or out of the water. We the collective tax payers that fund the operation of the entity that runs the beach will be liable for the inevitable lawsuit that would follow any injury to a beach goer or bather that wasn’t ordered away from the potential danger. Not to mention the cost of emergency services that would accompany such a tragedy. We all pay for that too. So be thankful that “the paternal gov” tries to make people leave a dangerous situation. Yes, a citizen can determine for himself what is safe or unsafe but not when the rest of us are financially liable for the fallout and the situation is objectively unsafe (beach+lightning)
    Notice they don’t tell you to go home. Just leave the beach. You can walk down main street, stand in a parking lot, or even stand on the boardwalk. Hell, if you wanna sit in a metal boat under a tree on your front lawn during a thunderstorm, go ahead. Your homeowners insurance will pick up the tab (unless there’s a clause in the fine print about doing that), but that’s the private sector’s way trying to protect itself from bad and dangerous behavior.
    So when you say ‘the government’ you’re talking about us. We are the government and the government is us. And we shouldn’t want to to be financially liable for people who don’t have enough sense to get off the beach when there is a lightning storm.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  17. eugene creamer wrote:

    most beach goers don’t carry ID … the benefit of a Belmar beach badge is the toe-tag function

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9:07 am | Permalink
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    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    That truck sure looks like he pulled right into that cyclist !

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  20. shirley u. guest wrote:

    Did anyone get the plate #? This is getting more ridiculous as the summer proceeds. The behavior of our Visitors? must change.You see people being victims of hit and run accidents on the news but never expect Belmar residents to endure this new trend. Violent,abusive,drunken,drugged behavior is not something we should have to adapt to.I am personally sick of this town reacting instead of of being proactive.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  21. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    I’m amused. Two guys carrying on like a couple of young girls instead of having the fight they should have and let it be over and settled. Oh well, that’s the way of things these days. Everybody’s scared of their own shadow.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    The best way to facilitate pedestrian safety is to do what my mom told me. Look both ways before crossing the street. I would add to it, by suggesting that pedestrians not look at their phones while crossing and drivers don’t do it while driving.

    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

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