June 12, 2012 |
A luxury "superyacht" was reported to have exploded Monday afternoon 17½ miles off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., critically injuring at least nine passengers, according to Coast Guard officials. Monday night, however, the Associated Press reported that the Coast Guard said the explosion might have been a hoax and that it could find no signs of distress in the water. A caller said all 21 people aboard the 161-foot vessel, known as the Blind Date, escaped on life rafts and were accounted for following the 4:20 p.m. explosion, Coast Guard Lt. Joe Klinker told the AP. The Coast Guard declared a "mass-casualty incident" and requested the aid of additional authorities and helicopters.
March 5, 2012 |
SANDY HOOK, N.J. - In a room lit by a few red bulbs, dozens of black sea bass approach the glass of a massive tank, their protruding eyes watching two scientists who stare back at them. It's February, but the fish are acting as though it's May. The males, larger and darker, dart at one another, protecting harems of females that hover near the sandy bottom. Researchers have manipulated temperature and light to shorten the weeks and change the season so the 60 fish inside will reproduce, yielding eggs the scientists will use to examine how climate change affects the species.
December 26, 2012 |
IT WAS fascinating to listen to the passion of Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey last week. He wondered, after the Sandy Hook school shootings, why we, as a country, can't find the wisdom to craft a solution to what has become an epidemic. He was speaking as a father of young children. He could have been speaking for all of us. What was especially impressive about Kelsey is that in our politically correct environment, he had something to lose. Yet, he chose to speak from the heart, anyway.
December 8, 1998 |
Fumes from a cooking grill being used to provide heat killed three Pennsylvania men sleeping in their tents on an island in the Sandy Hook recreation area, authorities said yesterday. State Marine Police found the bodies of the Easton, Pa., men in a tent on Skeleton Hill Island, a few hundred yards from Sandy Hook, Chief Ranger Bruce Lane said. They were identified as Xuong Giang, 27, An Le, 37, and Huy Nguyen, 34. A fourth man, Van Duoc Nguyen, 28, was found incoherent outside the tent but was conscious and speaking by yesterday afternoon at Monmouth Medical Center, Lane said.
May 22, 1998 |
My friend Aaron Nelson and his family were visiting from Boston for Thanksgiving, and it was one of those damp, 35-degree days that make that little voice in your brain repeat, "Aruba, Aruba, Aruba. . . . " Aaron's mind, too, was elsewhere, so far away that I was certain I wasn't hearing him right. "I want to bike the Jersey Shore, and you're going to do it with me," he said. Now, Aaron is not exactly your vision of a speed demon in biking shorts. He's built like an NFL linebacker, smokes irregularly, eats passionately and seems awfully well-adjusted for a psychologist.
February 7, 2000 |
Environmentalists, longshoremen and residents of beach communities will get two more chances to comment on a plan to take mud dredged from New York and dump it off the Jersey Shore. The forums - including a congressional hearing - will continue the debate on the three-year permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. The permit allows the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to dredge up to 280,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Brooklyn Marine Terminal and deposit it at Old Mud Dump, six miles off Sandy Hook.
August 7, 2011
Rescue crews came to the aid Saturday of a person whose sailboat capsized in waters off Sandy Hook, N.J. No injuries were reported. Authorities told the Asbury Park Press that the person, whose name was not disclosed, was alone aboard the 24-foot sailboat when it overturned about 2:30 p.m. The boat was in the Roman Shoals/Ambrose Channel area, about three miles off Sandy Hook, when it capsized. A Coast Guard crew and New Jersey State Police and New York City marine police units responded.
January 3, 2013 |
MONROE, Conn. - On a tour Wednesday of his daughter's new school, Vinny Alvarez took a moment to thank her third-grade teacher, who protected the class from a rampaging gunman by locking her classroom door and keeping the children in a corner. Alvarez was one of many Sandy Hook Elementary School parents expressing gratitude to the teachers during an open house at their school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where their children are resuming classes Thursday for the first time since the Dec. 14 shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead.
December 18, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. – It was freezing outside the diner just off I-84, but Cole Depuy, wearing a Santa Claus hat and wrapped in a bright blue scarf, wasn't complaining. A large coffee can sat on the folding table in front of him, half-full with $10s and $20s and more than a few $50s - all, Depuy said, heading for families of the 26 people killed at his former elementary school Friday morning. "It's not much, but people want to help. You've got to give them an outlet," he said.
May 3, 2013 |
SANDY HOOK, N.J. - One of New Jersey's most popular swimming and fishing areas is back in business little more than six months after sustaining serious damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook opened Wednesday morning to accommodate anglers. Sandy Hook is a prime spot for bluefish and striped bass in the spring, and fishermen landed several large bass on Wednesday. Students from Lacey Township were in the first group to see the park after it reopened.