Saturday, June 8, 2013
Several fatal car crashes reported; emergency landing in Newark, LBI flooded.
New Jersey was recovering from the effects of Tropical Storm Andrea this weekend after the state dealt with an emergency landing at Newark, car accidents and flooding in Long Beach Island and elsewhere throughout the state. A flight from Boston, destined for Palm Beach, Fla., had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after it was struck by lightning, according to nj.com. No one was injured. Five inches of rain fell on Oceanport and brought wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour to Point Pleasant Beach, according to the state climatologist's office and the National Weather Service, as reported by nj.com. The sign in front of Joey's Pizza and Pasta in Long Beach Township displayed the same slogan for as long as …
Friday, June 7, 2013
Click on the map to discover the storm's impact on your area
Tropical Storm Andrea could cause flooding in New Jersey. Take a look at WNYC's map where flood gauges show water that's rising and by how much.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
President and Gov. Christie greet cheering crowd in rain.
President Obama checked out a record-breaking sand castle, played a football boardwalk game and "high-fived" lots of kids during a short visit to Point Pleasant Beach early Tuesday afternoon before speaking in Asbury Park. The message from Obama and Gov. Chris Christie was clear: The Jersey Shore is back and open for business, but there is more work to be done. "I came back to let people know we're going to keep going until the job is done," Obama said in a short speech to the crowd who gathered along the boardwalk and beachfront in Asbury. Obama delivered his remarks in front of Convention Hall. "When I was here seven months ago, Sandy had just hit, but you kept going...The Jersey Shore is back in business, but the work is not over," …
Monday, May 27, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon—a Guinness World Record at over five miles long—to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey skies, …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches.
More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore, the beaches will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. However, certain access points and facilities may be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light sustained much less …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Aims to give New Jersey municipalities a say over reality shows.
Worried that your town may become the next Snookiville? Well, a bill introduced Monday aims to arm New Jersey municipalities with the right to regulate reality TV shows. Dubbed the "Snookiville Law," the bill introduced by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) would allow towns to impose conditions on shows like the "Snooki & JWoww" production that began filming in Manchester in August or the previous installments of "Jersey Shore" that filmed in Seaside Heights and Toms River. “The popularity of MTV’s 'Jersey Shore' and other reality shows can attract crowds to a community,” Dancer said in a news release. “That can be great for local businesses and a costly challenge to a town’s ability to control crowds and protect public safety." The bill …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Did MTV's raucous reality show change national perceptions of the Garden State?
Friday, August 31, 2012
MTV's Jersey Shore may soon be history, but will images of drunken misbehavior, boardwalk brawls and ample helpings of "gym, tan, laundry" characterize the Garden State for years to come? On Thursday, MTV announced the show would not return after its sixth season, taped this summer in Seaside Heights, airs this fall. But what is the lasting impact of the TV series that many say put the worst of the state's stereotypes on display for millions of viewers across the world? Were the antics of the eight housemates on Ocean Terrace just a few young people having fun, or has it done permanent damage to the state's reputation?
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final season will begin airing in October
Love or hate its rambunctious cast, the show that made Seaside Heights famous - or, at least, infamous - is going off the air. MTV announced Thursday afternoon its hit series "Jersey Shore" will end after a recently-taped season airs this fall. The sixth season of the series, which since 2009 has chronicled the oft-drunken misadventures of eight 20-somethings living in a house on Ocean Terrace in Seaside Heights, will premier Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. The network will air "Gym, Tan, Look Back" as part of a farewell marathon Sept. 6, and the cast will make an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards that night. The network has not given a reason why the series is ending. In addition to the well-documented antics at local night spots such as Karma, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
What to do at the Jersey Shore this weekend.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The threat of rain may dampen beach fun down the shore this weekend, but if you have to come in off the sand, there's plenty of things to do and places to go. Check out some of this weekend's best bets: Celebrate New Jersey wineries at the second annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at the home of the Lakewood Blueclaws baseball team, FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood. The festival will feature tastings from 10 state wineries, live music, crafters, vendors, food and more. The festival is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for adults 21 and older. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting the Blueclaws' website or calling 732-901-7000. The 22nd annual Point Pleasant Borough Summerfest will …