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Parking posted on July 31, 2010
So when I drove to Pearl Street about 10am this morning their was a spot about 6 back from the dunes. Great. As I am turning into the spot a gentleman opens his parked (in the next spot) car door and (while texting to someone) stands in the middle of the empty parking spot and says "This spot is saved". I am dumbfounded. I stop and collect my thoughts, roll down my window and say "this is a public parking area you can't save a spot" He says it is for my wife she is right behind you. Well I could have made a stink, but I was dumbfounded. We had a couple more words with each other and I drove away. Am I incorrect here? Has anyone else ever had this happen to them on LBI? What would you have done?
Answers: 18 Last Answer Submitted: August 7, 2010 14:23:10

Andy's pier private? posted on July 15, 2010
Encountered a miserable old lady (and eventually her husband) behind Andy's by the water...we took friends and the kids there for some fishing. First of all, she accused my friend of touching her car (he apologized, but said he didn't actually touch the car). Well that started her nasty tirade. We fished there for several hours, then as we were leaving her husband shows up, and they start up on us AGAIN. They insisted that the area was a private pier they maintained, though honestly we saw no signs. In my 40+ years of coming to LBI I have NEVER encountered such horrible rude people. So can anyone back up the "private pier" claim?? Oh, and if you find yourself there and see a silver Dodge parked there, PLEASE touch it for me ;)
Answers: 29 Last Answer Submitted: January 20, 2018 08:34:49

LBT Bay Beach Cleanup posted on July 10, 2010
Just got back from a fabulous week in LBI and loved every minute of the hot weather and cool ocean. However, taking the toddlers to the bay beach in Long Beach Township was not pleasant. The beach is packed with stinky seaweed and the lone lifeguard just sits there with no kids because all the parents left within minutes. (I saw that this was complained about in a July 07 post also). It could be such a lovely little spot for kids if someone would just rake it for 1/2 hour or so. In contrast, the ocean beaches are beautifully combed and smoothed every morning.
Answers: 13 Last Answer Submitted: July 23, 2010 04:20:33

Beware: sandals and flip flops stolen LBT posted on July 4, 2010
Just a heads up. We had 2 pair of flip flops and a pair of men's sandals stolen today right underneath the bench at the 44th street entrance to the beach in BB. One was a brand new pair of girls $20 flips. Stolen right in the middle of the day so walking home in the scorching heat and tar street was delightful. I believe last year there was a young teen stealing many flips/sandals somewhere in LBT and probably reselling them. Never had a problem in 30 years of leaving our shoes up there and neither have our neighbors. Maybe this is the same kid. Anyway, reported to LBT police to keep an eye out. More likely than not, we'll be seeing these shoes on ebay...
Answers: 15 Last Answer Submitted: July 12, 2010 22:29:41

Ship Bottom making things miserable... posted on September 8, 2009
I've heard from several neighbors and even businesses about Ship Bottom making it near impossible to build/add/fix-up properties. Has anyone else had this experience? The same name at the borough keeps coming up as being problematic again and again.

Just curious.
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: May 19, 2011 14:02:57

excessively sloppy tenants posted on August 2, 2009
I searched this subject and didn't find anything directly on point! This is directed to owners who rent through realtors. How much sloppiness do you tolerate from tenants before you attempt to hold back some of their security? I have had absolute slobs the past three weeks. I clean myself so there is no billing from a cleaner to show anyone. I think 3 hours of cleaning (which includes emptying the dishwasher, re-arranging furniture, washing mattress pads, emptying garbage, throwing out food in the fridge, cleaning caked-on pizza cheese out of the oven, etc.) is excessive but maybe it is to be expected. I know that some cleaning is notmal but this has been really bad. I would appreciate input from other owners. I am of the mpression that some tenants think we are so desperate that we will put up with anything.
Answers: 68 Last Answer Submitted: December 12, 2016 19:04:38

Johns Deli in Ship Bottom posted on September 25, 2008
I stopped on Tuesday to pick up a sandwich at Johns on the Blvd in Ship Bottom. They're located where the old Hands store used to be. I didn't go at all this summer, so this was a first visit. What is up with this place? Only one other customer came in. They had tuna salad out in a display case that was absolutely brown and crusty...seriously I thought maybe it was tuna noodle casserole. But no, it was just very very old. Next to the tuna salad was the most disgusting looking chicken salad; dried up and crusty with globs of very old mayo. I'm not exaggerating when I say these items must be months old. I totally cannot believe they would serve this rancid food to customers and think it was ok. Where is the board of health when you need them?
Do yourself a favor if you go in there. Only get cold cuts that are cut to order. At least they have to be fresh.
Answers: 10 Last Answer Submitted: September 8, 2009 00:23:16

Ship Bottom Irish Festival signs posted on September 11, 2008
Am I the only one that thinks it's high time that whoever put on the Ship Bottom Irish festival last weekend removes their D**M signs from the roadways!!! T I just came over the bridge and there are still a half-dozen on Rt 72! I get really tired of people putting up signs and then expecting someone else to take them down. The ones that really tick me off are the Golden Fish Sale signs that pop up every year thinking they can avoid the business signage regulations. I shortcut the problem with these guys and take them all down as soon as they appear. The other bad one is the teacher's union putting up signs prompting us all to vote YES on the budget so they get their raises. People - have a little courtesy and pick up your trash. It's no different than littering!

Sorry for the rant, I'll step down from my soap box now.
Answers: 9 Last Answer Submitted: September 14, 2010 09:14:07

Dogs posted on September 1, 2008
We recently rented in Beach Haven Gardens, 29th St. oceanside. The folks next door had two large pit bull/bull dog type dogs they kept in a pen in the backyard. These are apparently the owners dogs, the owners living on second floor. A week or so ago, the owners dogs attacked the first floor tenants dog, and apparently the renters had to leave with a very injured dog. It was a nasty commotion, with the owners having trouble subduing their dogs. My question is, is it irresposible to keep dogs like this in the backyard when you are renting your first floor to families with kids/pets? I'm thinking they are not people I would like to rent from.
Answers: 25 Last Answer Submitted: March 9, 2010 07:45:54

Huh??? posted on August 19, 2008
What the freak is going on here?
Answers: 2 Last Answer Submitted: August 21, 2008 09:04:14

Eatery business practice posted on August 12, 2008
Left the beach early on a weekday to catch the late end of an early bird special at a known island family eatery for a good meal with 3 others. Entered the eatery and saw that only 40% of the tables were taken but was told the wait would be a while because all the scattered empty tables were waiting on different people who had called in reservations. Obviously were were dissapointed in the decision by the host to dis us for people who were not even there. Is this bad business practice and would anyone else be annoyed by this situation?
Answers: 6 Last Answer Submitted: February 12, 2009 17:48:25

Beach Cam posted on August 3, 2008
Why isn't the web cam working
on 9th St.?
Answers: 2 Last Answer Submitted: August 5, 2008 16:58:24

Noise Ordinance posted on July 5, 2008
Well, its that time again. We were harassed by folks, once again, in our BHG home last night because our party was "too loud". Does anyone else have this problem and if so do you have any appropriate "snappy" comebacks for people who don't know how to have fun?
Answers: 20 Last Answer Submitted: August 12, 2011 21:49:42

Strange questions posted on June 9, 2008
Why has there been so many weird questions on this page recently? Why isn't the questioning being taken seriously?
Answers: 4 Last Answer Submitted: June 9, 2008 19:07:21

Be careful driving in Beach Haven! posted on May 24, 2008
Witnessed TWO separate tickets being issued today by Beach Haven police. The dastardly offense? These two drivers turned left, in the middle of the block, to reach an empty parking space on the other side of the street. This crosses the solid double lines and is illegal. The police are out in force!
Answers: 36 Last Answer Submitted: March 19, 2018 17:53:08

noise regulations posted on May 19, 2008
Is there a noise ordinance in Beach Haven Gardens? What is the best way to make a really loud neighbor tone it down.
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: May 20, 2008 20:02:47

Ocean County taxes - unbelievable posted on March 17, 2008
Can you believe the politicians in this county? They raise the County budget 4.35% ($14.9 million) and then take credit for a tax DECREASE! Keep in mind this is all possible because their rateables are based on data a couple of years old. Just wait until the new assessments come in. Towns aren't allowed to raise more than 2.5% (up to 3.5 by resolution) and yet the county just jumps on up 4.35% and claims they're doing right by us.

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TOMS RIVER A Wednesday public hearing is planned on Ocean County's $359 million 2008 budget, up $14.9 million, or 4.35 percent, which brings with it a fraction-of-a-penny cut in the county tax rate.

"People are paying more at the pump. Groceries are going up, but this will not increase the county tax rate," said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari.

Taxpayers will pay 77 percent of the cost of county government, while miscellaneous revenues account for 13 percent; surplus, 7 percent; and other state and federal aid, 2.75 percent.

The tax share of the proposed spending package is $276 million, an increase of 4.9 percent, or $13 million more than last year."

Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: March 19, 2008 15:01:36

Forum Identity Theft posted on March 9, 2008
Hmmm. Well, I suppose imitation is a form of flattery, but I must say I don't appreciate someone using my forum name to reply to the March 7 post about the Holiday Snack Bar. The "Crankypants"who posted a reply to that post on March 9th is not me...I am "Cranky Pants" - two words, both capitalized. Ethical issues aside, "Crankypant's" use of my name to post an endorsement of the Holiday Snack Bar is not necessarily reflective of my opinion...and therefore is fradulent and potentially illegal. And, such identity theft unfortunately can lead to doubt about the veracity or helpfulness about anyone else's posts - can anyone really have confidence in any reply we see here in light of this nefarious bounder's name thieving? Love to Mom, who believes that her life is her own - not someone else's...
Answers: 7 Last Answer Submitted: November 12, 2018 21:15:52

Car Alarms posted on March 6, 2008
I always have trouble with both my car alarms not working whenever im parked anywhere from Buckalows south for about 4 blocks and eveything east of that area.Does anyone else have this problem?
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: March 7, 2008 15:07:32

ENOUGH ALREADY posted on October 23, 2007
I just want to be able to use this site as in the past-nice answers for civil questions from normal people. Where else can we go for good ol' Answer Man and Dave?
Answers: 2 Last Answer Submitted: October 23, 2007 20:24:49

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