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WELCOME! Seaside Heights is proud to be YOUR HOME FOR FAMILY FUN SINCE 1913!
THE SEASIDE HEIGHTS BOROUGH GOVERNMENT WELCOMES YOU TO OUR HOMEPAGE!
(Standing from left: George Gilmore, Attorney, Councilwoman Joann Duszczak, Councilwoman Agnes Polhemus, Mayor Ken Hershey, Councilwomen Arline Ottoson & Joyce Camera, Councilman Rich Tompkins, Councilman Bill Akers. Kneeling from left: John Camera, Borough Administrator, Diane Stabley, Borough Clerk, Peter Smith, Director of Public Relations.)
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HAVE FUN, BUT BEHAVE THIS SUMMER!…The very active Seaside Heights Neighborhood Watch Committee is watching! Click here to be connected to their website, currently under construction!
MTV returns to Seaside Heights
As they did in 1997 and 2002, MTV network is once again filming in Seaside Heights.
“This filming is a bit different than the well-remembered MTV Beach Houses of the past.” says Peter J. Smith, Director of Public Relations for Seaside Heights.
1997 saw the beginning of the career of Carson Daly, who moved on to big things after his MTV stint. It also saw the short-lived career of V.J. Jesse Camp, who won a national competition for the spot alongside Daly. During the ’97 filming, “Ginger Spice” of the British phenomenon The Spice Girls, quit. This led to an hilarious competition for her “replacement”, who was coined “Fat Spice”.
2002 saw another MTV Summer Beach House, and superstar Will Smith made an appearance at the time, among other top names.
2009’s MTV filming is nothing like the previous two times.
PR Director Smith says, “They are filming a reality show. It is untitled at this time, and the exact content of the show has been asked to be kept hush-hush, as best we can. I can however say that the show involves a group of people who are working in the local nightclub scene.”
One, single closed set has been built atop the “Shore Store” between Fremont and Kearney Avenues and the Boardwalk.
Coincidentally, this is one of the very same areas used by ABC Daytime, when pivotal scenes of the series, One Life To Live were filmed on-location in 2008.
“In comparison to ABC Daytime, the MTV shoot is far less complex.” says Smith, who produced a documentary film about the OLTL filming, which can be viewed on this site.
Boardwalk-goers are able to see part of the set, which, in fact, is not a reality, but an “oceanfront deck” that was constructed for, and will be dismantled after filming.
According to the show’s producers, the untitled project will air sometime in late ’09 or early ’10.
This is the scene of the closed MTV set of 2009.
This is the scene of the rear of the MTV ’09 set, as seen from Ocean Terrace.
Smoking limited on the Seaside Heights Beaches
A new policy regarding smoking on the beach has been adopted in Seaside Heights.
According to Borough officials, signs have been posted that mark the spot where smoking is allowed, which is twenty feet from
For at least a year, the Borough’s Governing Body has been trying to reach a compromise on this complex issue, and many possibilities were proposed, and the 20-feet-from-the-boardwalk idea was the one chosen.
“No decision is going to make everybody happy.” said Jean L. Cipriani, Esq, who represents Seaside Heights on behalf of the firm of Gilmore & Mohanan, when responding to some unhappy, smoking beach-goers at a recent meeting.
“We are trying to come to a compromise that will make everyone happy, and will evaluate the policy at the end of the season.”
said Borough Administrator John Camera, who added, “We want to welcome and accommodate all visitors to our Borough, and are trying to establish the proper balance, which is not always simple.”
“Brown Water” in Seaside Heights Much ado about nothing
Whenever a fire hydrant is used in Seaside Heights, there is the possibility that the sediment that normally accumulates in the pipes will mix in with the water, and there will be a slight discoloration in the water.
This is mostly rust, and if consumers should ever occassionally experience this problem, they are asked to run the water a few minutes, and it should right itself, and return to its normal color.
Hydrant flushing is done twice a year, and from time to time, consumers might experience this problem.
On the afternoon of Friday August 8th, a fire hydrant was opened, rented for the day by a construction team building a new 50-foot pool club and banquet facility that will cover the entire east-side block of the Boulevard between Hamilton and Webster Avenues. Due to this, several locations around the Borough experienced the discolored water. Most people took the advice to run the water until clear, but one unhappy water customer called News 12 New Jersey, reporting that she has had brown water “all summer”, and making the situation seem like a scandal to the news crews.
This of course is nonsense, for the property where the building is being constructed has been a parking lot for almost all of June and all of July.
The hydrants were opened in late May for this project, when the previous buildings located on the site were demolished to make way for the pool club, which is now is the excavation process. It is possible that during this time, this particular consumer might have experienced the discolored water, and the slight inconvenience, but it certainly could not have been all summer.
News 12 did come to Seaside Heights, and spoke to both the caller and Borough officials. Unfortunately, in error, the report said that consumers should boil their water, which is not the case, and totally needless.
“It certainly could be an inconvenience to the water customer in the short term,” said Peter J. Smith, Director of Public Relations for Seaside Heights, “but the benefits of the pool club being built will prove to outweigh them to a great degree.”
Smith added, “The pool club, which is being built by the Craparotta family, owners of Hemingway’s, which is in my opinion the finest location in Ocean County, and one of the best in New Jersey. The new pool club will revitalize that entire area, the same as other projects have around the Borough.”
Photos of recent events around the Borough:
INFORMATION ON NEW PARKING KIOSKS
New parking kiosks have replaced meters along Ocean Terrace. Now, all spaces are numbered, and visitors have the option of using coin, cash or credit card to pay at one of the many kiosks that are located throughout the Ocean Terrace area. The machines are quite easy to use and the system is self-explanatory, says Todd Genty from the Parking Division. The price is $1.50 per hour. All kiosk spots and meters will be in effect as of Wednesday April 15th.
Every Wednesday: Fireworks Display, sponsored by Coca-Cola, 9:30 p.m.
Movies on The Beach, every Thursday and Sunday throughout July and August at the Hiering Avenue Beach at dark.
Free Music Mondays, 7 p.m. at the Hiering Avenue Stage
Saturday August 8th: Special Free Movies on the Beach screenings of four Seaside Heights-related documentaries: Clownfest: 5 Days in the Alley, Seaside Heights 1960: The Town That Fun Built, 1970’s Seaside Heights Tourism video, and One Life To Live Films in Seaside Heights April 2008. September 11th, 12th & 13th: Mardi Gras
September 13th: Seafood in Seaside/Ocean County Vintage Auto Club Show
September 19th & 20th: Clownfest
September 25th-27th: Que By The Sea, Barbeque Festival
October 9, 10 & 11: Italian Festival
October 10th: Columbus Day Parade
November 25th (Thanksgiving Eve 2009): Seaside Heights, The Jersey Shore’s Christmas Light Capital, launches it’s annual display.
December 31st: First Night Ocean County, 11 am to 5 p.m. w/fireworks at 5:30, conditions permitting.
February 2010: 17th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT www.seasideheightstourism.com for even more information on special events in Seaside Heights.
CONGRATULATIONS ON TURNING 50 N.J.A.A!!!!
Seaside Heights is proud to be a founding community of the New Jersey Amusement Association, with legendary late Seaside Heights Mayor J. Stanley Tunney as its founding President!
J. STANLEY TUNNEY, Seaside Heights Mayor from 1939-1964.
THE SEASIDE HEIGHTS TELECAST AT 6 P.M. FRIDAYS WILL PLAY SEASIDE HEIGHTS 1960: THE TOWN THAT FUN BUILT, AND THE 70’S COMMERCIAL ON CABLEVISION CHANNEL 78 THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER FOR ALL VISITORS TO ENJOY.
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P.O. Box #38
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
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Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
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