beaches

Beach umbrella
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Mark Abrams
July 30, 2019 - 12:04 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wants a federal safety agency to look into the dangers posed by flying beach umbrellas at shore locations this time of year. He's not demanding an outright ban on beach umbrellas, but he called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to "...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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Mark Abrams
May 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the New Jersey beach season less than two weeks away, state environmental officials say there are plenty of resources for beachgoers to consult before they make the trek. "New Jersey's water quality is exceptional. We rarely have closures at our ocean...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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David Madden
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s new law that bans smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: Who enforces it? “Does the word ‘almost impossible’ seem to work for you?” said Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano. Troiano...
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Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day.
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Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 8:42 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day. But businesses by the beach may not be impacted as much as expected — at least not right now. Marty Saul, who owns Marty's Beach Wear, was quick to note that the summer season is still here. "The...
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David Madden
August 25, 2018 - 10:43 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The unofficial summer season is almost over and, as usual, we're seeing many people leaving their seasonal jobs to return to work and school. Lifeguards, too, are cutting back on their seasonal staff, but with Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, beaches are...
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Seagull on post at New Jersey Shore
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Eric Walter
August 15, 2018 - 12:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are 17 Jersey Shore beaches under health advisories, and at risk of closing, because of high bacteria levels in the water. Officials with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday that water samples from beaches in Cape May, Ocean,...
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Cigarette butts on the beach
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will institute a statewide smoking ban, effective in six months, on public beaches and parks. It's the first major anti-smoking act in the state since a ban on lighting up in bars and restaurants was...
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2 children bitten in suspected shark attacks
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July 19, 2018 - 2:22 pm
By Liv Kiely, CNN (CNN) -- Investigators want to know whether two children bitten on Wednesday in the waters off New York beaches were attacked by sharks. The incidents took place in the waters off of Fire Island, a popular beach destination off Long Island. A 12-year-old girl, Lola Pollina, was...
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Mark Abrams
June 14, 2018 - 3:36 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Ocean City's City Council is expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of an ordinance banning smoking on the resort town's beaches that would take effect by early July. Doug Bergen, Ocean City public information officer, said council's action was prompted by...
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