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 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
New Jersey's coastal land-use regulations are conspicuously lenient compared to other states, an investigation by The Huffington Post has found.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Essex Fells PTA and Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence will donate 50% of proceeds from Dec. 11 fundraiser to help rebuilding schools affected by storm.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Essex Fells PTA and the Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence have announced that 50% of proceeds from the upcoming Holiday Home Tour and Boutique will be donated to New Jersey schools impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The second annual Holiday Home Tour and Boutique will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The self-guided house tour, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers a rare opportunity to peek inside eight exclusive Essex Fells' homes. The smallest community in Essex County has just over 700 homes with an average age of 59 years and a median home value of $1.6 million. Tickets can be purchased in advance ($45) or on the day of the tour ($50) at the Essex Fells Country Club, 219 Devon Road, Essex Fells. The Holiday Boutique at the…
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, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the birthplace of 'Jersey Shore' star's first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle.
Welcome Lorenzo, meet Mama Snooki. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, one of the stars of 'Jersey Shore,' gave birth this morning at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Lorenzo Dominic LaValle was born just before 3 a.m., NJ.com reports. The baby boy weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is healthy according to a report by MTV. Snooki is engaged to reality TV star Jionni LaValle. This is her first child.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
What book will you be tossing in your beach bag this summer?
With the sunny weather and warm breezes, there is no denying that summer is definitely here! And summer vacation in New Jersey means throwing on your flip-flops and heading down the shore to unwind on the sand. So, what do you read on the beach? Do you take your free time to peruse through tabloid magazines and catch up on celebrity gossip? Do you lose yourself in the intensity and suspense of a mystery thriller? Do you try to make your way through every book that is on the New York Times Bestsellers list? Do you read biographies or autobiographies of your favorite well-known public figures? Do you try to take the time to feel more cultured and dive into classic literature that you've never read before? Or, do you have one special go-to …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Deena Cortese charged with disorderly conduct.
A cast member of the "Jersey Shore" show was arrested this afternoon in Seaside Heights after a police officer saw her appearing intoxicated and disrupting the flow of traffic, Det. Steven Korman said. Deena Cortese, 25, New Egypt, was charged with disorderly conduct after the 3:48 p.m. incident, he said. Cortese and some other Jersey Shore cast members were in Spicy's Mexican Cantina at 500 Boardwalk near the intersection of Sumner Avenue and Ocean Terrace before the incident occurred, he said. Cortese went outside and started dancing in the middle of the street, disrupting the flow of traffic, he said. "Patrolman Chris Linnell placed her under arrest," Korman said. "Traffic was building up and the officer had to act, obviously."
Friday, August 19, 2011
What to do at the beach this weekend.
Rain could put a damper on beach plans for one of the last summer weekends but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to do down the Shore: New Jersey native and teen pop star Joe Jonas will perform free in Seaside Heights at noon Friday on Carteret Avenue. The member of the Jonas Brothers will debut his new song "See No More" as part of a live broadcast on B98.5 FM. While anyone can head to Carteret Avenue, beach badge rates still apply for those who'd like to listen from the beach. Antique autos will roll through Wall Township Sunday for the 16th annual Rolling Antique Iron Show, slated to start at 8:30 a.m. at Allaire Village. Cars from the early 20th century are expected, with trophies to be awarded. The show is free, although …