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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Are the beaches and boardwalk open in Seaside Heights? In September, an Ocean County Superior Court judge rejected a borough business owner's contention that the Borough Council acted illegally when it voted to transfer more than an acre of beach to the pier's owners in exchange for the carousel and 60 acres of wetlands located near Winding River Park in Toms River.

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Hydrus, a new rollercoaster, will replace the Jet Star, which wound up in the ocean after Sandy. That follows the construction of new water slides, a wave pool, a 36-hole miniature golf course and an expanded Go-Kart track, which within the past two years. “We have a boardwalk full of people wearing masks, the employees are wearing masks, but we really need to know when more can open,” Vaz said.

“Arcades can clean regularly, sanitize machines, and have employees wear face masks.”. The Storinos decided not to rebuild the pier's original footprint since new DEP regulations make building out over the ocean prohibitively expensive. Barbecue lovers will want to head to the Heights on Sept. 23 and 24 for the 9th annual Que by the Sea. The section of pier destroyed by Sandy was about 300-by-300-feet. The roller coaster was dismantled and removed from the ocean in May 2013. That same day, Sept. 16, is the Seaside Semper Five, the Marine Corps charity race that raises funds for the MARSOC Foundation, which assists active duty and medically retired MARSOC (U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command) personnel and their families, as well as the families of Marines and sailors who have lost their lives in service to the United States. Read more here. Bonus: parking is affordable and the beaches don’t get nearly as packed at Point Pleasant Boardwalk. That case is still ongoing. The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District is an outrageously fun, diverse and walkable community of entertainment and business professionals offering a unique experience that combines an oceanfront family-friendly resort amusement park, dining and evening entertainment centered in a thriving recreational region. Nominate Your Favorite, Rite Aid Expands Coronavirus Testing To Kids 13 And Older In NJ, Gov. In September, an Ocean County Superior Court judge rejected a borough business owner's contention that the Borough Council acted illegally, Seaside officials have been working to rebrand the borough as a family destination. A large investor is needed to build a second amusement pier. “We don’t have answers for people, unfortunately,” Vaz said. You can also rent a 16ft skiffs with 15hp or 22ft pontoon boats. In past years, Seaside Heights has added more family-friendly attractions and additions, making it a great choice for the whole family. Swimming permitted at designated locations when lifeguards are present.

What officials are seeking most is guidance and more information from the state on how to prepare for a full reopening of amusement businesses. Breakwater Beach Waterpark is a fun and family-friendly waterpark located right across from Casino Pier. Click here for more information. “Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach is literally the backbone of our economy in Seaside Heights. Arcades had moved a few games into their doorways in order to allow a few people to play, but they were effectively blocking entrance to the arcade itself, where all of the other doors were locked. The event is relatively new, marking just its second year, and kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the tapping of the keg! The event also features seasonal craft beer tastings, live music, authentic German food, artisans and crafters, a beer garden, food trucks, kids zone, and the Oktoberfest Muscle Car Showdown.

Mayor Anthony Vaz, the Borough Council and many business owners have welcomed the new rides, which are being built on a new, 225-foot-by-200-foot section of the pier that was built over the beach on the north side of the old pier. He said pier owners the Storino family's decision to rebuild shows "they have great faith in what the community can become and will become.". As of Memorial Day, the borough reopened the boardwalk and beach. It is the name of a mythological sea creature.

The borough has struggled to recover from twin disasters: 2012's Sandy, and a 2013 boardwalk fire that destroyed 68 businesses in Seaside Heights and neighboring Seaside Park.

The 131-foot-tall Ferris Wheel has a total of 34 six-passenger cars, and one of the cars is accessible for riders with disabilities.

Music, artists and crafters will be on hand, but the centerpiece of the weekend is the Seaside Heights BBQ Competition on Grant Avenue. SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- Two new rides are redefining the amusement landscape at Casino Pier, nearly five years after superstorm Sandy badly battered this borough. The Ferris Wheel will give riders great views of the boardwalk, beach and ocean. Photo by Bermi Ferrer, via Flickr, under Creative Commons license, 'Terrified Of Dying Alone': Tearful Doctor Details COVID-19 Toll, Webinar-Unemployed? It begins at 2 p.m. and goes to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, and proceeds benefit the CFC Loud & Clear Foundation, which helps those recovering from addiction. Funtown is located in neighboring Seaside Park, which rejected Funtown owner William Major's proposal to reconstruct the pier with 200-to-300-foot "thrill rides" last year.

Murphy Signs Body Camera Mandates For All NJ Police Into Law. Check here for the listof musical performers and for more information. There will be tribute bands performing music from Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and the Rolling Stones, along with food trucks, yoga, drun circles and a foam party. Seaside officials have been working to rebrand the borough as a family destination in the wake of twin disasters: Sandy, which flooded Seaside and destroyed sections of Casino Pier and Funtown Pier on the south end of the boardwalk, and 2013's boardwalk fire, which devastated the south end of the boardwalk and burned what remained of Funtown. There is a calm and casual atmosphere. “There are people who need money for their families and they’re not employed,” said Vaz. There is also a major financial aspect, both for business owners who must make an entire year’s wage in one season, the borough which depends on tax assessments of businesses and the state which generates billions of dollars in sales tax revenue from tourism. Steve Leone, the Toms River lawyer who represents Major, said earlier this month that his client is still considering what to do with the property. Pier owners and Seaside Heights still face an additional court challenge: the American Littoral Society and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation have also sued to block the beach swap.

“The big question is that we don’t know the logic. While some food stands were open, games such as Frog Bog and prize wheels remained closed. Close by, workers are busy building a towering Ferris Wheel that will lift visitors 131-feet into the sky. 29,696 were here. Major said he needed the larger rides to justify the $15 million to $20 million necessary to rebuild the pier.

Stephen Melvin, who owns 3 Brothers from Italy Pizza on the boardwalk, has appealed Judge Goldman's decision.

Hydrus is expected to be open within the next few weeks, with the Ferris Wheel to follow later this summer. There are events past September as well, including the annual Italian festival and Columbus Day parade, the Seaside Heights 5K and in December, there's SantaCon. The new portion of the pier is being built on beach that Seaside Heights swapped with the borough for a historic carousel. SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Are the beaches and boardwalk open in Seaside Heights? Major said he would not rebuild Funtown after Seaside Park's Planning Board voted to limit ride heights to 100 feet last July. But she said the pier's owners have spent "millions" on the expanded pier and new rides. “Summer really makes Ocean County what it is.