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Despite Freeze Out’s Complaint

Cruz Bay still unlawfully soliciting on the beach


  1. flower power wrote:

    Scofflaws unite!

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Venerable Bede wrote:

    Please: the specific borough ordinance?

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    18-2.7 p

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    This continues because the Mayor has allowed for special privilege. This is further proof that someone has colluded with MerriMakers to break the law for their financial benefit. Was this form of beach solicitation in the original bid specification as a benefit of winning that concession? Has anyone asked one or several police officers as to why this is being permitted? The corruption is really starting to show now but it has to be proven.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  5. Peddlers wrote:

    1980 we had people selling chipwich ice creams on the beach it is very annoying.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  6. Element wrote:

    So the best thing to do is copy the ordinance and take it with you to the beach. When Cruz Bay empoyees come around call the police department and site the beach soliciting law 18-2.7 p see what happens. Take a cell photo for documentation.

    Why we have the law. There are dozens of food vendors on Ocean Ave. Jimmy’s and all of them could hire kids each summer and solicit business on the beach. How can you stop them if the police don’t stop Cruz Bay?

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
  7. excuse me wrote:

    The posting of “swim at your own risk” signs by the beach to alert people that there is potential danger when there are no lifeguards on duty, is in conflict with the borough ordinance which prohibits swimming and bathing when no lifeguards are present. A fundraiser to offset expenses for the recent drowning victims is just a feel-good effort to divert attention from the lack of enforcement. Money fixes everything, including possible guilty consciences and potential liability. Sounds harsh? But true! Change the signs, start enforcing. Or change the ordinance so people are free to drown and they can be blamed for their own misfortune.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    And the giaardia, UTI’S, and diarrhea attacks can be blamed on the fouled ocean bacteria too.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    What is to stop not only beach front businesses but Main Street businesses too. Then why stop there Wall Twp, Avon, Bradley etc. Ask a police officer or maybe we should call borough hall to complain.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:


    I was solicited 3 times in one day. Very annoying. Now imagine multiple
    Restaurants allowed this access.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  11. elemental wrote:

    Obviously this activity would not be going on unless sanctioned by Borough Hall. How to stop it? Encourage people on the beach not to order food from these staff because soliciting is illegal. Hand out flyers with the ordinance printed on it. That would be illegal also, I think.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  12. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Soliciting is a nuisance and prohibited by Belmar Ordinance ….Good …. But, delivery of food (w/beach badge) appears unregulated?

    Smartphone technology may be a game changer.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Get a paddle sign saying “No Solicting”. You did pay for your beach privilege and maybe the kid did too but you shouldn’t be sujected to paid employees of any business peddling their wares on your beach time.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:43 pm | Permalink
  14. Maria wrote:

    Selective law enforcement in good old Belmar, no way

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  15. Rosie wrote:

    Fake environmentalist town council, why encourage more beach pollution?

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Ewwww, do not want solicitation on the beach. Businesses should not be allowed to interrupt our relaxation time. Will never go to Cruz bay

    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  17. elemental wrote:

    Someone else to add to my boycott list, not that I would go there anyway.

    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Even Rosalie’s at 13th Avenue concession was better than Cruz

    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:13 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Order then move your blanket.

    Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
  20. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    # 19 – Sir, I don’t want them doing what they’re doing either but I don’t want to hurt the workers. The bums would probably just take it out of the workers wages.

    Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    # 20 Just joking. Should have put an LOL.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:11 am | Permalink

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