The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean, and while there is no direct threat to New Jersey for now, it bears watching.

It's not clear if other towns will follow, but Belmar has banned "beach spreading."

Security at a military charity race later this month in Seaside Heights will quadruple the safeguards in place at last year's event, where a bomb exploded inside a trash can along the route.

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