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Amelia Okpanachi is a crossing guard at Ocean Avenue in OG, but 9/6/18 is her last day. Blogfinger photo taken 9/5/18. ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Amelia had a busy summer, and even though the beachfront is pretty quiet today, she says that “crazy people” are still driving around.  She has experienced drivers practically running her over (“They keep going”) even though she holds her sign up.  Of course, if she holds it upside-down it will say “POTS.”

The crossing guards were 4 in number by the beach, and there were some on Main Avenue as well.  It’s always possible that somebody will dash across the street in a hurry, before the ice cream runs out.

As we spoke, a slowpoke came by, and she called out, “The winter’s coming, people.”    Tomorrow is the last day helping pedestrians for Amelia in the Grove, but she will still be practicing her craft as a school crossing guard in Neptune.

BEN E. KING:

 

 

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The Casino and the White Whale: works in progress. Is that good?   Paul Goldfinger © 2016.

The Casino and the White Whale: works in progress. Is that good? Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger © 2016.

IL DIVO AND KRISTIN CHENOWETH

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Playing and singing on the Ocean Grove Boardwalk 9/11/16 By Lee Morgan of OF ©

Playing and singing on the Ocean Grove Boardwalk 9/11/16 By Lee Morgan of OG ©

This performer was playing “Summer Wind” when Lee Morgan obtained this photo. It is rare to find street musicians on the boards of Ocean Grove., whereas they are quite prevalent in A. Park

Here is that very same song by “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra.

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May 17, 2016 from Matt R.

May 17, 2016, from Matt Ruggiero.

From Matteo Ruggiero:

“Is this a blatant disregard for authority or simply the inability to read the written word?

“Why do we, as residents of the block have to suffer rubbish in our street simply because this person was negligent and non-compliant?
Between the (4) residences in our block, there are (9) vehicles total…none of which were parked illegally blocking the Street Sweeper from completing their rounds!

“Where is the Parking Enforcement?

“Picture was taken on Central Ave @ 10:00 am today Tuesday 17th., 3 1/2 hours after the street was to be cleared of all vehicles.”

Heck Avenue near Whitefield. Blogfinger photo 5/17/16

Heck Avenue near Whitefield. Paul Goldfinger photo 5/17/16.

Editor’s note regarding the Heck Avenue photo above:   One car on that block remained in place, and you could see the trail of the sweeper as it went around the vehicle.

The sign on the ground may have blown down, but did  someone deposit it on the ground in protest or anger?  I saw a sign on Mt. Hermon that someone took down (or maybe it blew down) and stuck it under the windshield wiper of an errant vehicle.

As for the graffiti, is it artistic expression or something else?

As Millie points out in the comments, this is nothing new, but we can still talk about it.   And we can listen to Harry James and Helen Forrest regarding a similar theme:  (From Hannah and Her Sisters)

 

 

 

 

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Main Avenue in Ocean Grove.  Feb. 28, 2016.  Photo by anonymous citizen reporter.   Thank you.

Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Feb. 28, 2016. Photo by anonymous citizen reporter. Thank you.

 

Today was a bustling busy day in town.  A person lost control of their vehicle and crashed onto the sidewalk in front of the post office.  Luckily no one was hurt. The glass enclosed bulletin board was demolished.   (But that’s OK because no news is good news.)  No more information is available.

Please citizen reporters, ask a few questions, take a photo and send the news to Blogfinger@verizon.net. —–Paul

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Temporary berms being constructed at South Beach, Ocean Grove. Jan. 21, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Temporary berms being constructed at South Beach, Ocean Grove. Jan. 21, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo © taken from the pier looking south.  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Thursday, January 21, 2016.

This morning , several pieces of heavy equipment were working at the South Beach to create temporary sand berms which would help resist the flooding that is expected on January 23, especially during high tides and big waves.

The south side of Ocean Grove has chronic problems with flooding, and this situation has continued even though an extensive project was completed in the recent past to ameliorate that situation.

The homeowners on Broadway remain vulnerable to storm damage, and the Township has promised to do more work in that area such as constructing more catch basins on Beach Avenue.

Not only is Broadway at risk, but there have been increasing flood issues involving Beach, Webb and Abbott Avenues.  Evidently, the storm drainage system is inadequate when high water volumes come roaring down Main Avenue, converging at Central.

Fletcher Lake rises during such storms, and the Township will probably respond soon by lowering the Lake water level.

This storm will provide a big risk of flooding off the ocean due to the full moon, winds and high tides. That happened during Sandy and Irene.   Hopefully the berms will help blunt that effect.

The residents of lower Broadway are preparing to park off the streets in the lot by the boardwalk so that effective plowing can occur.

We have been told that several homeowners over there are trying to sell their properties. It is a demoralizing and expensive situation for some of them who have recurrent flooding.

JACK WOOD  with the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra.  From the Fantasticks.

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Copper water lines attach at the meter. 11/6/15 Heck Avenue, west end.

Copper water lines attach at the meter. 11/6/15.  Heck Avenue, west end.

Workers were busy at the west end of Heck Avenue.  The residents had about enough with the prior water main line replacements and now the noisy installation of the laterals.  There was a ditch from the main to the curb, and each hole had a workman in it.  The copper water lines are being attached to the meters at each home, with some exceptions, and the neighbors believe that the road will be repaved later, but not so fast:   We understand that the water company will pay only for paving half the road. This issue has not yet surfaced.  —-PG

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