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Five Fun Things to do in Summer in Bradley Beach

By Claire Cooperman

I’ve always loved summer. Since I was a little kid, my family would come down to the beach from my old house, around an hour away, on the first day of summer and leave on the last. My cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all came for overnight stays as well. Every day was a beach day, and every day was loads of fun! Here are my five favorite things to do in the summer! Enjoy! Read more

Bradley Beach Porch Fest Will Celebrate Music, Photography, Food, and Community

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Bradley Beach — Visitors are invited to peruse the porches and stoops of beautiful Bradley Beach at the first annual Porch Fest, a townwide celebration to be held on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be food, live music, photography, storytelling, poetry, and other surprises on 16 featured porches throughout the .63-square-mile beach town. Jump on at any porch and pick up a map of the exhibitions.

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Opinion: Give Up the Wall, Trump!

By Brian Ramon-Miron

The United States, a rich country, a wonderful place where we can be creative, free, and ourselves. We as one are all part of a melting pot of distinct races, religions, gender, and cultures. Most of us are kind and respect each other. We have friends, and lots of people love us. President Donald Trump loves his country. Maybe a little too much. He wants to build a border wall to keep his interests safe instead of making bridges with our neighbors, Canada and Mexico.

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Plastic Bag Ban Helps Marine Life

By Claire Cooperman

You stand on the boardwalk facing the beach. The sky is gray, and the wind from the storm blows strong, though the rain stopped hours before. In your hand, you hold a garbage bag and gloves as you prepare yourself for the hours of picking up garbage ahead of you. Plastic cups, bottles, bags, straws, and other single-use items litter the beach. Single-use plastic bags float in the air. All of this garbage will eventually make its way into the ocean, harming the sea life that lives there. You know you will do anything to prevent that from happening. If only one little bit of action could be taken. You walk onto the beach, ready to make the environment safer, healthier, and cleaner. Read more

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