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Borough of Seaside Heights
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Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Telephone: 732-793-9100
Fax: 732-793-0319
Code/Building Dept. Direct Line: 732-793-9101

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Announcements for 2014

Seaside Heights American Legion

September 22nd, 2014

The Borough of Seaside Heights would like to extend a special congratulations to the members of the Seaside Heights American Legion who have opened their doors for the first time since Hurricane Sandy! Check out their newly renovated building and bar at the corner of Bay Ave and Carteret. They open weekdays at 2pm and weekends at 1pm!

Everyday Heroes Concert

September 17th, 2014

This year’s Everyday Heroes Concert is Saturday September 27th, 11 AM to dusk on the beach next to Casino Pier. Presented by Press Communications, LLC radio station, including B98.5, 107.1FM and Thunder 106, this FREE event is to say THANK YOU to all Military and Emergency Service Personnel who put their lives on the line for us on a daily basis. It’s a family friendly event with Live music throughout the day, FREE bounce houses on the beach for the kids and much more! The evening ends (weather permitting) with fireworks at dusk. See the American Flag fly over the beach as our National Anthem is sung, and bagpipers play down the boardwalk as a salute to those who serve.10003670_799230663442339_6653435713074951755_o

Carousel Horse Dedication

September 15th, 2014

Join us at the entrance into Seaside Heights at Bay Boulevard and Sumner Avenue for the dedication of our new Carousel Monument this Friday, September 19th! Ceremony will begin at 1pm. Hope to see you there!


Property Tax Bills In The Mail

September 10th, 2014

Property tax bills were delivered to the Post Office this afternoon (09/10/2014).

Seaside Heights Lifeguards Post-Labor Day Schedule

September 8th, 2014

Seaside Heights lifeguards will be on duty after Labor Day on weekends through September 21st.  Please swim only when lifeguards are on duty and only at designated swimming areas.

Beach badges will not be required after Labor Day, but swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty.


Variety – Independent Film in Seaside Heights

September 7th, 2014

A couple of local filmmakers are preparing to shoot a new comedy in Seaside Heights and around Jersey Shore but need YOUR HELP! Read their story and help by donating to them or simply sharing their great campaign! As they put it, “One of our main goals is to help change the image of the Jersey Shore and just display it in a really positive light. ”

In 2010, Elisha Jachetti was home from college for the summer. She was studying film and theater at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She began to work at a restaurant on the Jersey Shore where she met Alexander Vorobyev, who was in the USA on a work and travel program. He was studying film production at Mosfilm back home. They fell in love and four years later, after graduating from their respective institutions, they got married in New Jersey. Both, being equally passionate about filmmaking, founded His & Her Films and are excited to create their first feature film together. 

Together, they wrote the comedy, Variety, which is about a privately owned variety store that is successful until a mega-chain comes to town, threatening their business. Violet bands with her unlikely ally, Yuri, and the two together are willing to do just about anything to save their beloved store. An unpredictable sequence of hilarious situations and intricate romantic relationships begin to unravel, rendering the film incredibly fun and entertaining. 

One aim of Variety is to support the prosperity and goals of small businesses. A second is to help foster a more positive image of the Jersey Shore. The movie is great, clean fun, with the idea of showcasing the beauty of the beaches, streets, and towns. In addition, all of the primary individuals involved in this production are either living in New Jersey or are from New Jersey.

 In order to make this film a reality, His & Her Films need to raise at least $18,000.00. They have started a campaign on a crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, where anyone can go and pledge money to help make their dreams a reality. Everyone has until October 1st to donate. However, the majority of the money has to be raised as soon as possible, so that Jachetti & Vorobyev can prepare for production. Any little bit helps. Donations start at $1 and extend to $5,000 with the opportunity for companies to purchase product placement. Please help spread the word about this film for His & Her Films and New Jersey! 

Mayor & Council Approve Plan to Acquire Historic Carousel in Land Exchange Deal

September 3rd, 2014

Mayor William Akers and the Seaside Heights Borough Council tonight introduced a plan to acquire the historic Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Dentzel-Looff Carousel from the owners of Casino Pier. Borough Council introduced Ordinance No. 2014-17 that would approve the exchange of municipally owned beach property north and south of Casino Pier for vacant property located on the oceanfront between Carteret and Sampson Avenues. Title to the historic carousel will transfer to the Borough of Seaside Heights so that its presence in the town will be ensured perpetually.  Casino Pier plans a major expansion with the property being acquired from the town. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Mayor Ken Hershey

August 3rd, 2014

Ken Hershey has been more than just a political figure in our town of Seaside Heights: he has been a friend, a father, and a leader, and we announce his passing with the deepest sorrows.

The Asbury Park Press Obituary is as follows:

P. Kenneth Hershey of Seaside Heights, NJ died on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at his home. He was born in Spring Lake, NJ and was life-long resident of Seaside Heights, NJ.

Ken was an integral part of Seaside Heights where he owned and operated several businesses and was involved in all aspects of the community. He was a school board member, a councilman and then finally mayor for many years. He was also a member of the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. Station #44, The Ocean County Republican Club, The Seaside Heights Property Owners and The Seaside Heights Fishing Club.

He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Mabel Hershey and his brother Jack Hershey.

Surviving are his four children Steven Hershey and his wife Debbie of Ocean City, MD, Gail Hershey of Pelican Island, NJ, Cara Hershey and her Fiancé Chris Anthony of Seaside Park, NJ and Erik Hershey of Seaside Heights, NJ, one brother Richard Hershey of Colorado and five grandchildren Nichole, Sean, Michael, Chrissy and Madyson and three four legged grand dogs Larry, Lloyd and She-She.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 2-5 & 7-9pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 809 Central Ave. Seaside Park, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday August 7, 2014 11am at the Carteret Ave. stage in Seaside Heights, NJ. Committal will follow to Ocean County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. Station #44 P.O. Box 386 Seaside Heights, NJ (


Upcoming Borough Meetings

July 27th, 2014

Borough Council meetings:  Caucus meeting and closed executive session @ 4:00 pm  followed by the regular meeting @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday nights - August 6th, August 20th, September 3rd, and September 17th

Planning Board meetings:  6:00 pm – Council Chambers @ Boro Hall

Wednesday nights - August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd

Plan Review workshop meetings:  6:00 pm – Council Chambers @ Boro Hall

Monday nights -  August 4th, September 4th, September 29th

POASH meetings (Property Owners Association of Seaside Heights):  every first Friday of the month at the Community Center located @ 1000 Bay Blvd

2014 Movies & Concerts on the Beach

June 18th, 2014

See the 2014 Schedules Below! All movies start at dusk and concerts begin at 7. All of these are free events for all to enjoy!

2014 Beach Movie Schedule June/July

2014 Beach Movie Schedule August/September

2014 Beach Concert Schedule

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