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Sun Worshippers Undeterred



I hate when people talk about a “new normal”. It’s very depressing. I wish they would stop it.


  1. Belle wrote:

    Why during this Pandemic can’t Belmar be smart and sell badges online? It makes more sense than having people stand so close together for hours on the boardwalk!!

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 8:17 am | Permalink
  2. Peeps wrote:

    Must be 7 front page articles about Belmar crowds in today’s papers.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    We are front page of the New York Post

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Belmar has been selling beach badges online for months. Where have you been?

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  5. Guest wrote:

    Way not satisfied with the towns attempts to protect its residents.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  6. callmecynical wrote:

    It is all about publicity and money. Belmar’s identity depends upon being a hotspot. Hmmm…think about it.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  7. Maria Florio wrote:

    I was very disappointed when I saw where the line for badges was so long and the person giving out the ticket had his mask under his chin and no gloves on. Where was the 6′ distance. Also the summer is going to be horrific where the rentals won’t be going home on Sunday because of working at home means they could say ” no need to go home so we can party all week”. Think about it, police force be ready.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm | Permalink
  8. Guess wrote:

    Look what town is on the front page photo of ?

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
  9. Belle wrote:

    #4 They have ended selling them online if I’m not mistaken. The point I was trying to make is that they should still be doing so.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:12 pm | Permalink
  10. OLD MAN wrote:

    #7 No more walks for me. I m leaving for the mountains of PA

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  11. Joe Smolinski wrote:

    They sold 3,000+ season badges at $70 each…

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    The real hot spots we need to worry about are Mayfair and belmar inn, I know the belmar inn already has 6 confirmed cases, I’m not sure about Mayfair, but those places can start a real problem in our town. Went by the inn today because I live on 11th and all people hanging on porches no masks, same with the crew hanging outside Mayfair. And I’m sure there is no cleaning or safety measures there

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  13. Guest wrote:

    That pic in NY times is fake news. Definitely edited. Look how close the light poles are. And you can’t see Essex and Sussex that clear from Taylor. They definitely edited it to squeeze the depth in dramatically to make it look more crowded than it was.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm | Permalink
  14. Guest wrote:

    The picture angle is exaggerating, but between 9-11am there was limited attempts at social distancing and way out of control.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:43 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    #12: Belmar Inn advertising in Airbnb. Strict cleaning protocols. Drop a dime!

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  16. john wrote:

    the reactions here are fairly commical…

    I was in line on saturday.. People were practicing social distancing yes. Most people were 6 feet apart in the line

    Some were in masks some were not, masks are also “recommended” not required…

    The photos are very exagerated. Depending on what lense you use you are able to deceive the viewers..

    But my biggest questions is why is this always come down to out of towners being out of control?

    Let’s take sunday for instance..

    The town provided township vehicles for a “birthday parade” for a 70 year old man! Let me as this…is this a way of spending tax payer money?

    Or what about all of the locals who not only drove by this 70 year old man’s spectacular waterfront “home/nightclub” but all of the people lined up together along the route, along the lake…wearing no masks but also not maintaining a safe distance…
    while i am at it..what about these locals and open containers? Not the to go containers from local watering holes but beer bottles

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    16 – D’Jais has them all in their pockets. Different time, same old story.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  18. eugene creamer wrote:

    the DEP can shut-down the Belmar beach to let endangered migratory shorebirds nest without being disturbed by humans

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  19. Craig wrote:

    #16 John I’ll answer it like the out of towners answer us about choosing to live in a tourist destination.

    You chose to come down here, if you don’t like what you saw, DON’T COME

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    #18 Ed’s trash, he may care about animals but in this difficult time he treats actual humans like shit and tries to take Advantage of people for his own personal financial gain. This guy is the biggest phony around.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    NBC ran a story on Belmar seasonal rentals today 5/18 on the 6pm nightly news. It featured mostly realtors who said seasonal rentals are soaring now after many cancellations a few weeks back. A Belmar resident expressed concern about young group renters not following social distancing guidelines. We all know they won’t. Why are group seasonal rentals being allowed when the state is only in phase 1 of the governor’s plan?

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
  22. Guest wrote:

    21 – Because the mayor is a moron.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    #9 online sales may increase out of town out of State buyers

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    The million dollar question 2020? It’s the Summer rental Real Estate Associates/Brokers who swear an Oath/Allegiance to protect customers and clients including but not limited to residents, neighbors, the greater good where they accept commissions to place renters. Are the accommodations Covid-19 disinfected, clean, safe dwellings not subject to overcrowding and being Virus incubators? It’s not the Bars you have to worry about Belmar it’s the group rental “timebomb” with unscrupulous owners and their real estate “professionals” that will impact on the family next to each and the trails the dwellers carry with themselves.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    #24 unfortunately I do not think the landlords around belmar for the summer rentals care about anything then their own financial success, from summers past and the overcrowding to the condition of most properties that are summer rentals, most are not well kept, doubtful they are spending money this summer let alone voluntarily forfeit the rental season

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  26. Disgusting/Disgusted wrote:

    BA Kirschenbaum is an arrogant, rude,egotistical ass. How dare he treat residents concerns with a blah blah blah response. Completely unprofessional and uncalled for. He should be fired. Mayor you wont do anything, but how about you council president Brennan. Aren’t you up for reelection?

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  27. anonymous wrote:

    #20-spot on! his ego is insane! loves the camera and spotlight for sure

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    Doherty all over again.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:35 am | Permalink
  29. Know b4 you go wrote:

    Many just don’t get it….Summer rentals = Time Bombs. Thank the Real Estate Professionals who received hefty compensation for renting the worst rentals known by residents and Code Enforcement.
    Animal House designations now Timebomb Houses.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    #29 don’t forget about the rooming houses like Mayfair and belmar inn, talk about hot spots yikes….and it’s already confirmed at the b inn

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  31. Bad Judgment wrote:

    #30: thank the Belmar Inn neighbors. They were totally against getting rid of the troublesome, dangerous Belmar Inn because, really, who wants to upgrade the neighborhood with million dollar Condos? . They wanted the devil (s) “timebombs” they knew and constantly complained about vs the unknown, probably healthy Taxpaying Condo owners. Can’t imagine how much that disgraceful establishment costs the taxpayers in rent, police, EMS and Fire Departments alone. Count the numbers of calls to PD,DYFS, etc to figure out how big of a mistake those people made.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 4:32 pm | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    #31 I’m very aware of that whole situation, sad actually if that group of haters had any sense or brains, perhaps an open mind two years ago that building would have been gone. They have no one to blame but themselves for adding to the problems of the neighborhood. But I guess like you said perfectly they were quoted to say they would rather the devil they knew……they thought the garage and two many parking accommodations would be a disturbance with the ‘beep’ of a car remote click…..they got what they wanted though so now they feel empowered, to the detriment of all of us though this corona virus is very real and we all need to be careful.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm | Permalink
  33. Another Anonymous wrote:

    I agree with Bad Judgement and Anonymous those few nasty haters (the minority) only got their way because they stood up and were heard to the detriment of Belmar. If back then if those who I believe were the majority, who wanted that place to go away got off their duffs including yours truly, and stood up and were heard to counter the nasty haters the outcome would have been different and positive to Belmar. So now we have the Belmar Inn and the disgraceful summer rentals across the street in fact that whole A block as a blight on Belmar. So those who kept quiet also got what they deserve.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
  34. Stay Home wrote:

    People need to stay home if they are nervous. or don’t come into town if they are worried. sounds an awful lot like most of this hate towards opening up and getting people back to work has to do with some political losers from the last election in town. Hey DEMS, you lost! Stop trying to take advantage of the situation politically. Its about time someone calls you out on your BS. You are all full of it!

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    The Pied Piper of AC + are getting their minions to jump how high for a bone?

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:32 pm | Permalink
  36. anonymous wrote:

    In regard to the Belmar Inn and all other complaints on here ,It’s simple BELMAR needs to Enforce the laws we have or simply get rid of all of them!

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  37. realtor wrote:

    Commissions on short term rentals and rentals in general SUCK – you have to do a lot of them to make $$$$.. split if you don’t have both sides of deal, minus fees, and your broker’s piece.. if a realtor is getting rich on them, they are doing a lot of work. Love how people are bashing working people for working for a living.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:54 pm | Permalink
  38. Unmasked wrote:

    Craig’s list free postings, yes free, for summer rentals which are often times not shown by agent to customer/clients for a walk through at a dump rental scoring a 10% commission from renter or landlord…a joke? Responsibilities to clients/customers/neighbors?

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

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