Archive for March, 2016

Sherri Ensor, Seaside Heights Teacher of The Year

March 13, 2016

IMG_1073Congratulations to Sherri Enderson Ensor, who was named Teacher of The Year at Hugh J. Boyd, Jr. Elementary School in Seaside Heights for the 2015/2016 school year.

#1 Around Globe, The 1975 to perform in Seaside Heights

March 13, 2016

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The 1975, a British alternative band that has the #1 album in both the United Kingdom and the United States this week, will play the beach in Seaside Heights June 18th. 
The album is titled, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It”.
The news was released by Seaside Heights Borough Administrator Christopher J. Vaz on Monday March 7th at 10 a.m.
The 1975 thing is huge, and they blew up overnight. They are playing all these major cities and then Seaside Heights.” an insider said.
The festival headlined is called, “Shadow Of The City”. The group’s latest single is called Sound.
Seaside Heights hosted a huge and successful concert with another British phenomenon in June 2015: Mumford & Sons and their “Gentleman of the Road” tour. 
Other bands in the festival will be announced March 14th.
The group’s name comes from some writing found on the back of a book read by lead singer Matt Healy. The book, by beat poet Jack Kerouac, read, “1 June-The 1975”.

Ocean County Freeholders now involved in Casino Pier land swap

March 13, 2016

The Board of Chosen Freeholders in Ocean County have pledged to save the sacred Dentzel and Looff Carousel in Seaside Heights, and thus expand the Casino Pier in an expanded version of the Seaside Heights and swap deal to be discussed March 22nd.

In an attempt to save more open space in the land deal between The Borough of Seaside Heights and the Storino family, owners of the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, Ocean County officials will vow not to develop about 7 acres of land near the Winding River Park in Toms River that it acquired, it was said by Freehold John Bartlett.

           The land swap in Seaside Heights originally traded just over an acre of beach at Sherman Avenue to double the pier to include a roller coaster and a huge Ferris Wheel for a smaller lot along the Boardwalk between Carteret and Sampson Avenues. The original part of the pier went out into the ocean and was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, thus the iconic picture of the roller coaster in ocean. In the swap, the 1910 carousel would be deeded to The Borough, to be used as a centerpiece of a future, planned museum.

     Under DEP rules, at least 4 acres of open space must be preserved. The Toms River Township area would exceed, and nearly double the requirement.

      Public discussion of the matter will occur on 3/22 at 6 p.m. at the George E. Tompkins Municipal Complex Annex, above the Firehouse, 116 Sherman Avenue, Seaside Heights.