Shorepoints – 6 October 2017 – News & Events from Hook to Cape

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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!


– The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office posted a release with the Atlantic Highlands Herald warning shore residents that the data breach at Equifax “could spell trouble for many.”

– Speakers at the Red Bank candlelight vigil in memory of the 59 concertgoers murdered in Las Vegas and against “senseless, gun-related violence in America,” placed gun laws at the heart of their comments on what is needed to change things for the better, says Red Bank Green.

– In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, both gubernatorial candidates of each major party joined to support a statewide charity for fundraising efforts in rebuilding Puerto Rico, reports The Link News.

– The same weekend as the annual zombie walk, Asbury Park will also be home to a Munich-style four-day street festival, Oktoberfest, with Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, states the Asbury Park Sun.

– Plans to reconfigure four-lane Main Street through Asbury Park from four lanes to two plus buffers and bike lanes is still “on track,” writes The Coaster.

– This weekend Long Beach Island will host its third annual FLY International Kite Festival, and The Sandpaper has all the details.

– Cape May County Zoo’s annual ‘Boo at the Zoo’ will be held October 28th, according to the Press of Atlantic City, and feature kids’ activities, games, candy, entertainment, an inflatable obstacle course, magic show, the zoo’s animals and more – kids are invited to wear costumes.

– Ocean City business leaders met and agreed that the economy remains strong in that municipality, reports OCNJ Daily.

– The 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded at Ocean City was held late last month, and the Ocean City Sentinel offers a full account of the day.

Shore News Today reports that the 44-year-old Galloway Township Public Library branch manager, Jane Stanwood, passed away suddenly after a short illness following an almost life-long career with the system.

– The Cape May County Herald chimes in with a feature on local residents monitoring the path of Mexico-bound Monarch butterflies.

– Check in with New Jersey Stage for their daily edition with performing arts updates throughout the state and along the shore.

– Marie Soldo with The Outlook, Monmouth University’s student-run newspaper, offers readers a look at autumn events and activities in Monmouth County.

The Verge, Monmouth University’s student online magazine, offers its readers an overview of Game of Thrones.