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Someone Needs To Be Rescued

Seen this morning by a reader:



Actually I had thought last March that they had 125 applications for 75 openings.


  1. admin wrote:

    BTW, the sign is also advertising that slips are available at the marina.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Average Joe wrote:

    I would apply but I’m just average

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  3. Joe Smolinski wrote:

    are they depicting a Viking on that Light Up sign?

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    This whole situation is sad. Politicians firing seasoned veterans, then lying about having 125 applicants back in March. Memorial Day has passed and things appear to be chaotic. Doherty is gone. This lies on the heads of the police chief, councilman Magovern and administrator Connolly. I hope no one gets hurt or drowns.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    For Doherty and Colleen Connolly to mislead the public like that is a crime. Yes, Doherty is gone. How about getting rid of Connolly next.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  6. Fess up! wrote:

    May i ask, what was wrong with the applications that the veteran lifeguards/management completed???? Was it because they didn’t kiss up to you Colleen??? Been there all these years, they were the best team that belmar has had and you decide to get rid of them, why???? You wouldn’t be scrambling and advertising after the season has begun had you just hired them back. Makes no sense at all unless you come out and explain it once and for all. Belmar beach will be a sh*t show this summer without them,just watch! Cant wait to see you on the news explaining why all the stands are down now, LOL!

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  7. What ? wrote:

    Hey guys, they got nobody & nobody is what they’ll get…….I guarantee they will show up and will want to work in Belmar as per Matt. This is what he said at a council meeting.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  8. Which is it,is she lying or can’t she count. Neither is a good trait for a BA. But that’s Colleen.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    Eugene – Did DEEJAYS nightclub apply for new sign permits? They have 2 news signs on the corner of the building.Trashing our town weekly.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  10. Hmm? wrote:

    Wonder when @MattDoherty will be on the News from AC talking about his concern over downed stands? As a resident father he should be very concerned. His twitter account still says he’s Mayor of Belmar. Who manages his account Spark Marketing Solutions?

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  11. AJRFL wrote:

    try raising the pay. better pay has an extensive history of solving many issues. I do not know what the Class I & II get paid, but that could be an avenue to explore for a pay increase. That $10 & change (if I understood) to start is just plain insulting.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Pay top rate to get the best guards. Beach safety is a crucial issue.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    #9 …. most sign companies get permits from towns and include the cost in the quote to the buyer …. time is money and applications are done thru mail- pick-up w/check$ …. a code variance would be different.

    I’ll take a look ….. always interested in the image D’Jais does with signage

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  14. Summer Timer wrote:

    #1… I am not a fan of the over development at the Belmar marina, but there are many empty slips in the Shark River…. Boating has become very expensive, causing low partisapation these days… Its very sad to see….

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  15. DJAIS DRUNKARD wrote:

    YO. Does I has to work if I tkaes dis job???

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    There’s no parking at the Marina = No parking = Empty slips = Fishing gear too heavy to carry from the train.

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
  17. Commuter wrote:

    Talk about parking. Our train station is located at 10th ave. Some crooked politician had the great idea of giving our commuter parking lot to the greedy Depepe developer in exchange for another boro owned piece of property at the water works yard at 13th ave!! Who wants to walk 3 blocks in heels in rain, snow etc., in the dark to catch a train? This also reduces parking for marina use.
    I assume Depepe is paying to pave the new lot, yippee! Who paid to demolish the building on that site? Tax payers? I’m sure it cost more to demolish building than to pave the lot.
    This whole deal was contrived by Doherty, Connolly, Magovern and the rest of the lame council. The residents and commuters have been taken advantage of again by someone who’s pockets were lined. Belmar is a scam.

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Commuter, can you explain how the property taxes work with the tenth avenue building site?

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    #18. Taxes? What taxes? This is another PILOT program!
    I think Commuters issue was moving the commuter lot 3 blocks away to accommodate over development when parking spaces are so sparse.

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:52 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Pleaseeeeee: the municipal property of which you speak will be nothing less than a BA parking lot for Beat the Clock reveille.

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    Lots of stands down today! The new guy is off to a rough start.

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
  22. GUEST wrote:

    Belmar should just make the beaches free since they obviously aren’t paying anyone with all the stands down. It should just be swim at your own risk beach, but then again it currently is with no lifeguards and poor management. Great job!

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:02 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    before the monstrosity Marina Grill the public could see the Belmar Marina from the roadway and it didn’t need an electronic sign.

    the sign is ‘texting while driving’ and a safety hazard

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    That garish commercial sign is nothing more than a graffiti distraction with cartoons flashing enough to trigger seizures!

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    #17 they don’t care about people trying to make a living. All about the $

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Nice day Sat with many stands down!

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Similar signs being affixed to back of Guard stands. Wasn’t close enough at 7am this morning to read which bar might be advertised on them.

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  28. Belmartian wrote:

    Its nice that they can afford all these pretty new signs. Too bad the town didn’t allocate that money towards salaries to attract more guards. Signs wont save you when your drowning.

    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  29. 12th Ave Beach goer wrote:

    I witnessed 2 rescues on 12th ave beach around 5 pm on Friday of swimmers caught in the rough surf. Wife of husband finally rescued said she was calling for about 15 minuets before the life guards came in their Jeep from however far away they were. They did a great job but the length of time to respond could have been deadly! Every other beach needs lifeguards! It’s a lawsuit and tragedy waiting to happen!

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

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