Archive for the ‘Ocean Grove fire April 2019’ Category

Scene of the fire. 6/19/19. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has concluded that the fire  was “a  horrific accident.”   Click to enlarge.  Paul Goldfinger photograph ©


Trucks come down Ocean Avenue, enter the North End lot, and back into position on the beach. Paul Goldfinger photos and video. 6/19/19 . Blogfinger.net   ©


North End lot, watching the action. Blogfinger photo. 6/19/19 ©




By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Isn’t it curious, that these loaded trucks have no trouble crossing that lot, while parking for cars was refused in the past because of risk of collapse?

Onlookers continue to come by to gaze and take photos.  Children walk and bike by even though a large amount of debris is still present.

The asbestos sign on the fence has been removed, even though debris is still  being constantly moved around.

This job is being paid for by the White Whale owner.


KINGS OF LEON    (“Last Mile Home”)

“And the lights are swinging in the smoke
I’m a fool for conversation
And I’ve got nowhere to go….”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. April 22, 2019. OG North End. Pathfinders.  Click to enlarge.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

The walking path has now been opened, following the boardwalk north past the two piles of rubble and other signs of the great fire.  A truck from the Neptune Office of Emergency Management has arrived, but their role in the cleanup is unknown to us.

You could stand on your head, but no one from the Mother Ship would offer some information on Blogfinger.  The last time that happened was with Committeewoman Mary Beth Jahn, when she opposed the North End Plan,  and she later got dumped by the Township Comedy.

The two rubble piles remain. Safety fence along the boardwalk.

Some boardwalk damage was evident. Paul Goldfinger. © 4/22/19.

Bikers, joggers, walkers, and tricky kids have returned this morning, the day after Easter Sunday.

I even saw a young woman walking with her friend, chattering back and forth as they swung their arms.  They both wore black leggings  (girls in their spring  clothes) and one wore a shirt that said, “Á La Mode.”

That made my day, trying to understand her messaging. Lately we see a lot more T shirts with messages other than “Marquette University” which also showed up this morning.  You can’t blame her for not wanting to be in Wisconsin in April.


North End wreckage at the north side of the damage. April 22, 2019. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.


This jury rigged path will allow life to resume as access to Asbury Park returns, and the merchants over there breathe a sigh of relief.  Now all that remains is to wait for the Asburians to begin the beguine.



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