Beached Whale and New Hotel

Some news for you here on the STPA website. Click the links below for details about the new hotel proposal in Ship Bottom and two whales that have washed ashore dead here on LBI and Island Beach.

Hotel LBI

Proposed 105-room Hotel LBI

Also of interest is a 25-ton baby humpback whale that washed onto a southern LBI sandbar.

Click HERE for the details on


Dead whale on sandbar

25 ton baby humpback

Fire and Snow

We hope everyone had a great new year. 2017 has started out with a bang here in Surf City  Unfortunately there was already a fire in Surf City at a residence and a major snowstorm. Luckily no one was hurt.

And click HERE for photos of the January 7th snowstorm.





Christmas Parade on SNN

If you were absent for the annual  Ship Bottom Christmas Parade this season catch it broadcast on The Southern News Network (Channel 21).

Jan. 8 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Click HERE on The SandPaper website for more details.


We here at SurfCityTaxpayer hope everyone had a joyous and Merry Christmas. Santa was spotted Christmas eve riding around in the firetruck again this year!p1210294 p1210296


Merry Christmas From The SCTP!

Have a safe and Merry Christmas, please.





Mayor Connors Passes Away

Sadly the SCTA is passing along the news that former Mayor Len Connors passed away Sunday evening. Mayor Connors served as Mayor for nearly fifty years as well as serving in  various state  positions during his political career. The Surf City Taxpayers Association passes along our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

News of his passing can be found on the links below.

Facebook Link

Associated Press Link

Beards and Bridges

Here are a couple of links to SandPaper articles of interest this week. First is about the Surf City Police Dept participating in the “No Shave November” to help raise funds for pediatric cancer. Second is related to the rehabilitation of the old Rt 72 causeway bridge.

“No Shave November”

“Causeway Rehabilitation”

……and the ocean is still here if you were wondering!






Happy Thanksgiving

The Surf City Taxpayers Association would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. For all the “Flowers On The Beach” fotos click HERE.


Super Moon and “Move Over” Law Passed

Surf City proved to be a wonderful place to view the November “Super Moon”. Here are some images that were captured during this amazing phenomenon.

Super Moon rises with boats in foreground

Super Moon sets near the causeway

Super Moon at 96% full

Super Moon sets over the mainland

For an interesting article regarding the new “Move Over” law (also known as “Michael Massey’s Law”) that was recently passed to include sanitation workers click HERE.


Surf City Scenic

In case some of you Surf City fans aren’t around to enjoy this mid fall beauty, here are some photos for you to see. Wish you were here!

Surf City Scenic




Trunk Or Treat Event a HUGE Success

The Surf City Taxpayers Association sponsored a trunk again this year. Regina Halikas did a marvelous job for the association crafting a “Queen Of Hearts” costume for herself and her nephew Evan Harrison.
   A gigantic THANK YOU to Regina and her family — from The Surf City Taxpayers Association — for the countless hours she put into this year’s Trunk or Treat event. Her Alice in Wonderland “re-creation” was spectacular…and one of the most creative presentations at the event.
A fantastic turnout this year for the second annual Trunk Or Treat event. Last year was around 400 in attendance. This year around 1,500….amazing and creative trunk displays…and dozens of volunteers working to make it a very special evening for all to enjoy. The beautiful weather made it a pure joy to attend too.

Queen Of Hearts

Click HERE for all the photos from this years event.