LBI brings exclusive, ethical selection of women’s clothing to the island

Surely it’s been said before that Joëlle Klein’s clothing shops have a certain je ne sais quoi. The chic and sweet Klein, originally of Marseille, France, makes evident her passion for, and experience with, ethical fashion as she interacts with customers in her new store, *share with … LBI, along the bayside of Long Beach Boulevard in the Haven Beach section of Long Beach Township.

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LBI Board of Education in support of E.J. School expansion

The Long Beach Island Board of Education is moving ahead with plans to consolidate, a process that entails the expansion and renovation of the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School in Surf City – which would house the district’s entire student population, approximately 235 students – and a future sale of the LBI Grade School in Ship Bottom. At its meeting last week, the board voted to allow DiCara/Rubino Architects of Wayne to submit plans for the elementary school addition to the N.J. Department of Education as a step toward a March 2017 referendum in support of the project.

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New pedestrian crossing stoplight first in the county

f-IMG_20160810_113512128An Ocean County worker activates a new style of pedestrian crossing stoplight at the border of North Beach and Surf City. The crossing system, nicknamed “The Hawk,” features quick response flashing yellow lightsactivated by walkers at street-side. The lights turn to solid red to stop vehicles and then transition to flashing red when it is safe for cars to proceed. The $75,000 system is the first of its kind to be installed in Ocean County.

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Little Library opens in Barnegat Light

In front of the post office, where everybody comes to collect their mail in Barnegat Light because there is no mail delivery, the new Little Free Library was an instant hit. The project of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers Association started off August with biographies of Alan Greenspan and “Father of the American Navy” John Paul Jones (in a vintage 1959 binding), and a cross-section of choices from contemporary thrillers to romantic fiction.

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‘American Greed’ to depict local fraud victims

Jack and Dolly Patterson will be watching the Aug.11 episode of “American Greed” with particular disdain. The well-liked and respected residents of High Bar Harbor are featured on the MSNBC-TV show as victims of now-convicted broker Mark Hotton. The Pattersons say that in total they lost $3.2 million in retirement and life savings while investing with Hotton.

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Barnegat Light woman a winner despite finishing last in Ocean Mile Swim

After finally emerging from the Atlantic Ocean near the 16th Street beach in Barnegat Light, some 58 minutes after entering the water at the beach on 30th Street, Mariette Ackerman wearily trudged through the surf to give her friend and coach Jeff Lang a hug. Then they casually made their way toward the finish-line chute amid the cheers of a couple dozen spectators. Ackerman was the last one to complete the eighth annual Barnegat Light Beach Patrol Ocean Mile Swim, but it just didn’t matter.

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LBT police offer ‘friendly reminders’ to visitors & residents

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The Long Beach Township Police Department wants to ensure that all residents and visitors stay safe on LBI this summer, and that the Island remains a clean and enjoyable place for everyone. With that in mind, the police offered the following “friendly reminders”:

•  Bicycles must ride with traffic and obey all traffic signs and signals.

•  When there are no sidewalks, pedestrians must walk facing traffic.

•  There is no smoking on the beaches; this includes the tops of the beach entrances.

•  Please stay off the dunes, which are there for the Island’s protection.

•  Keep garbage tightly covered so seagulls can’t relocate trash all over one’s property and street.

•  Dog owners are required to clean up after their pets. Also, dogs are not permitted on the beaches from May to October.

(The township just opened its new dog park, in front of the municipal building at 6805 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach.)

Any questions about the etiquette of sharing the road, beach regulations or otherwise can be directed to the police department at 609-494-3322.

Reposted from The Sandpaper

Beach replenishment continues in northern LBI

Replenishment is still underway in a northern segment of Long Beach Island, as contractor Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. conducts operations in Loveladies, North Beach and a few streets in Surf City. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, beachfill discharge was near Tracts 20.77 and 20.82 in Loveladies and between Tracts 18.81 and 18.85 in North Beach.

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