Shorepoints – 5 October 2017 – News & Events from Hook to Cape
Welcome to JSHN’s Shorepoints, bringing you news bites and events info from up and down the Jersey coastline through a myriad of independent community news sources. Enjoy!
– This week over 5,000 schools nationwide participated in National Walk to School Day, including those along the shore, says the Atlantic Highlands Herald.
– Keansburg marks 100 years a borough this weekend and the Two River Times has the details.
– In the wake of rock musician Tom Petty’s sudden death at age 66 this week, the Count Basie Theatre will host a tribute concert for him featuring Bobby Bandiera on November 5th, writes Red Bank Green.
– Over 300 community members attended a forum on youth suicide prevention at Monmouth University last month, according to The Link News.
– The Asbury Park Sun says the Asbury Underground celebration returns to that city’s downtown this October 14th, and offers more info.
– Blogfinger scoffs at the planned October 28th cleanup of Wesley Lake as being far short of what’s needed.
– Spring Lake officials are considering installing security cameras at key points throughout that town, reports Star News Group.
– Catch up with Jon Coen’s weekly surfing and shore life column, Liquid Lines, in The Sandpaper.
– A statewide initiative to combat opioid abuse kicks off this Friday, and the Press of Atlantic City has the details.
– A 29-year-old Sea Isle City man was arrested this week for possession of explosive materials and LSD, states OCNJ Daily.
– A huge fall block party and fireworks celebration will take place this weekend in Ocean City, and the Ocean City Sentinel has the details.
– The story of the Galloway Township eatery closed for exotic animals in the food prep area continues, now with photos at Shore News Today.
– A recent presentation by Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Timothy McMahon focused on doing regular walkthroughs of teenagers’ bedrooms and keeping an eye for things obvious and covert that could be hiding drugs or alcohol, says the Cape May County Herald.
– New Jersey Stage writes its’ “Makin’ Waves Record of the Week” is The Brixton Riot’s ‘Close Counts.’
– Bruce Springsteen recently held private invite-only previews to rehearse his upcoming Broadway shows, and The Outlook has the details.