Category: Money Island

  • No people

    I am planning a meeting with a regional business incubator next week. One main point to convey is that one of our main challenges at the bayshore is a lack of people. Because of their setup, they should have access to a much larger human resource market. I’ve been counting the cars at Money Island…

  • Aquaculture crawls forward

    It was a busy week at Money Island but that doesn’t mean that an outcome is any more clear. I see competing and conflicting interests that will eventually clash. Meanwhile, I head two independent confirmations of ongoing investment here. The state is planning more oyster aquaculture training in Trenton in early 2020. I was asked…

  • Our “undocumented” neighbors

    A few of our local people are “undocumented” but not in the common usage of the word. They have apparently chosen and managed to live with little government interaction. The most memorable example of this was a peaceful old man who lived just a few doors away on a branch of Nantuxent Creek. He had…

  • Lessons from “The Drowning of Money Island”

    I read Andrew Lewis’ book “The Drowning of Money Island” today. I am reminded that we can learn in at least three different ways from a documentary book like this. I did; and I’ll likely have many The learning aspects are amplified, of course, since I’m reading partly about my own story. First, I benefited…

  • Whistleblower risks are real

    Whistleblower risks are real! I know first hand the real dangers of being a government whistle blower. It happened right here in Cumberland County New Jersey in 2006. As I laid badly injured on my lawn at the side of the road we heard the attacker yelling “What did you think would happen for fucking…

  • State government has been tough on South Jersey boardwalks

    Late last year the NJ state government shut down the boardwalks at Money Island. This came as a shock to the local residents and commercial fishermen who relied on the boardwalk. Ours aren’t anything elaborate, just about 600 feet of elevated walkways between roadway and water. We already had financial support from private and nonprofit…

  • Tony Novak is the speaker at Tri County Rotary, Vineland NJ, Tuesday August 20, 2019

    INTRODUCTORY BIO Tony Novak is an activist at the Delaware Bay facing the challenges of bringing citizens, government, nonprofits together to agree that the old methods are not working and change in thinking is required to stabilize and restore the enormous resources of the Delaware Bay. His work in New Jersey focuses on Money Island…

  • Goodbye JD

    We said goodbye to JD tonight. Over the past ten years our cocker spaniel soaked up more love in our house than I knew was possible. Every day had to start with a full body massage and belly rub in bed. Early evenings and Sunday mornings he was riveted by his favorite animal TV shows.…

  • New thinking required to cope with bayshore transition

    Tony Novak CPA is available to speak with community and business groups on strategies for stabilization and recovery from our long period of decline.

  • Helping start a friends boat rental

    Today we had heavy rain but by evening it was calm and peaceful. I am trying to help a friend start a rental boat business with the procedures and legal requirements https://vimeo.com/346765111