Another Shore town bans smoking on the beach which one's next?
Longport has become the first town on Absecon Island to ban smoking on its beaches.
The ban, which prohibits all kinds of smoking, including cigars, pipes, and electronic devices on the beaches of this affluent Jersey Shore town, carries an initial fine of $250 and can rise to $1,000 for repeated offenses.
After a resident complained that other activities famously banned on New Jersey beaches were not enforced — such as ball-playing and picnicking — Longport Mayor Nicholas Russo said the city would look into repealing those old ordinances.
Which might make Longport one of the only beaches in New Jersey to officially allow picnics and Frisbee-playing.