Point Pleasant Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk announce additional safety measures for summer crowds

Both the borough of Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk have announced plans to keep visitors safe this summer and bring the family atmosphere back to the town.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2021, 11:39 AM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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Both the borough of Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk have announced plans to keep visitors safe this summer and bring the family atmosphere back to the town.
A lawsuit filed against the town by Jenkinson's last month was dismissed, and talks began to once again return the town to its old slogan: a nice place for nice people.  
Last year saw rowdy and at times, unruly crowds visit Jenkinson's, as well as fights and mountains of trash left behind. Mayor Paul Kanitra says it won't happen in 2021.
“If you come here and you are disrespectful in Point Pleasant Beach, you got to go home with a nice souvenir ticket,” says Kanitra.
Janine Badore spends Monday mornings walking the beaches with other locals, picking up trash left behind. She feels optimistic about the new agreement between the town and its largest business.
“Hopefully everybody can come together and everybody does their part it'll be better for everyone,” says Badore.
The compromise will see Jenkinson's adding: 
More private security and off-duty police officers.
More trash cans.
More beach cleaning crews.
More beach patrols.
The town will add:
More trash cans in tourist areas at street ends.
More sanitation staff.
Thirty-eight additional police officers.
More on-duty police at all times.
Strict compliance of local ordinances.
“It's absolutely vital that the Storino's, Jenkinson's, Point Pleasant Beach, myself are all on the same page and we're going to see the dividends that it pays hopefully this coming weekend and for the whole summer,” says Kanitra.
Alcohol will also only be permitted in designated areas, coolers will be checked by adults and loud speaker noise will not be tolerated. The first test of the new measures will likely come later this weekend.


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