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Pete’s Videos reach 1.1 million views…

January 17, 2016

If he had a dollar for every viewer. Pete has been posting videos on for 10 years about Seaside Heights for the vast part, since 2006, and has garnered over 1,105,000 viewers, according to youtube stats. Pete has 477 subscribers, and over 150 videos. The most popular videos: Seaside Heights 1960: The Town That Fun Built, with about 25oK views, and the Walking Tour Post-Hurricane Sandy, with a little short of 100K views.


SHPD Snowman…

January 17, 2016

IMG_0867PETE saw this snowman while up on the Boardwalk during the snowstorm.

IMG_0870PATROL OFFICERS Andrew Leahy, Rebecca Sayegh, Michael Geiger made the extra officer patroling the Boardwalk for the night.

Snow in January? Unusual Weather.

January 17, 2016

A surprise, quick moving burst of snow hit the greater Seaside Heights area on the afternoon of Sunday January 17th. At first it seemed like wet flurries, a but by nightfall, a blanket of snow covered the Borough.
IMG_0863Will the January 17th storm go down as the “Blizzard of 2016”?  Maybe.

Forecast predictions from Accuweather and NOAA say that the rest of the winter of 2016 will be much like its first month: wetter and warmer than normal. In terms of climate, This part of the year, January 20-February 1, is the coldest we can expect. However this year, the temperatures and conditions have been quite mild, above normal, and some days we might have even forgotten our coat.  Accuweather has it so mild through the beginning of February, that the lowest temperature they show is one nighttime drop to 23 degrees. So much for the idea that every winter was going to be a “Polar Vortex” as we were being told to believe in 2014 & 2015. Blame El Nino, the strongest on record, a warming of Pacific Ocean water capable of bringing unusual weather to the United States.

In terms of weather forecasters, Spring arrives on March 1st, and then officially speaking, the actual day is Sunday March 20th, Palm Sunday, two months and three days away.



“Beach Plum” at Grant and Boulevard torn down.

January 14, 2016


KNOCKED DOWN JANUARY 13, 2016! Pete grew up with this house, where his friends The Specht’s used to live in the summer. Stephanie Lagrossa, a.k.a. “Survivor Stephanie” spent part of her childhood in this house. The late Susie Specht used to have a table set out with shells, and she’d say, “Would you like to buy a seashell?”  Yes, she sold seashells by the seashore. The building was said to be in dangerous condition was leveled by its owners.  According to former owner Eileen Specht, the building was built in 1922, by John P. Miller and was called the Rosalie Apartments. Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department, drilled in the house on the evening of Tuesday January 12th.

Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School Library RE-DO

January 14, 2016

Watch’s Peter Smith and Seaside Heights School District Supervisor Louise Pesci, as they show you the local historical art that will be placed on the walls of the P.K. Hershey Memorial Library and Media Center, and the re-do of the library. Art was created by local artist Angie Lombardi.