Monday, May 13, 2013
Mantoloking among stops
Prince Harry's stateside visit includes stops in Mantoloking and Seaside Heights scheduled for tomorrow. The May 14 itinerary, announced earlier this month, puts the British royal on the barrier island visiting Hurricane-Sandy damaged areas. The one-day stop in New Jersey will have Gov. Chris Christie escorting Prince Harry, who is in the United States through this week. His schedule has him arriving in Manhattan today after stops in the Midwest. Prince Harry’s Friday itinerary included laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery last week. He also visited Section 60 at the cemetery, which is where military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Thursday, he was on Capitol Hill and at the…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Though destruction is still evident, many are able to see past it towards recovery.
As the Jersey Shore continues its recovery, residents have been able to witness the progress first hand. Boardwalks are still missing, washed away by Hurricane Sandy, many businesses are closed, and still, some residents have been unable to return home. Still, signs of recovery exist.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
After the winds of Hurricane Sandy died down, Jeremy Hall, a Holmdel High School student, went out to document the destruction.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, some may call it the "Storm of the Century." The destruction that occurred is beyond belief. Many lost everything, some just their homes or cars. But most suffered emotionally. Losing a place they grew up as a child, a memory, a picture. It wasn't just homes and belongings that were lost though, national landmarks gone, businesses destroyed, and beaches ruined. The day after Super Storm Sandy struck I set out to volunteer and document the pure devastation that occurred. When I arrived at the beach in Sea Girt I was in complete shock and awe. The boardwalk was destroyed, many homes destroyed or flooded. Cars flipped over and in the middle of the street. Destruction everywhere you looked. Many had evacuated, though some did …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Outages to increase as Sandy barrels towards the Shore
Update, 6 p.m.: Outages have reached 126,739 in Ocean County and 120,000 in Monmouth County. --- There are nearly 24,000 reported power outages in Monmouth and Ocean counties as of early Monday afternoon, according to a Jersey Central Power & Light map. As of early Monday afternoon, there were 23,559 outages reported in Monmouth and Ocean. However, there was no way to immediately learn if some without power have not reported it yet because they may have no means of communication without electricity. But according to the information available, the highest number of outages in one town in the two counties was Middletown, with 6,869. Another town with a high number of reported outages was Berkeley in southern Ocean County with 1,848. …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Quinnipiac University survey finds 72 percent in favor of bill that would allow towns to regulate television productions
Snooki, we've had enough. That's the view of the majority of state residents polled last week by Quinnipiac University who expressed overwhelming support for the so-called "Snookiville Law," which would allow municipalities to regulate reality TV shows, such as the Snooki & JWoww" production that began filming in Manchester in August. The poll, released Thursday, shows 72 percent of residents approve of District 12 Republican Assemblyman Ronald Dancer's efforts to reign in such productions as "Jersey Shore," which filmed its last season in Seaside Heights earlier this year. "New Jersey voters are smiling to see the last of Snooki and her crew. They think 'Jersey Shore' was bad for the state, and they think towns should have more power to …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The law aims to give New Jersey municipalities a say over reality TV productions.
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 today by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) would allow towns to impose conditions on shows such as 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…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Try the beach, in of all places, South Amboy.
Labor Day is upon us, and nothing can dissuade the real Jersey shore fans from spending hours in traffic to get to their holiday destination. If you love the shore but don't have the time or energy for a Parkway marathon, perhaps a much closer substitute might suffice. Take a trip to South Amboy. There's a shore in that neighboring town just a few miles down Route 9. And you can actually walk on it. In fact, some people fish off it. Go to Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy, a popular site for fireworks watching. It's one of Middlesex County's prettiest parks, and there's an accessible shore at park's edge. Take a walk on their 'boardwalk', or climb down the stairs and feel the sand and edge of Raritan Bay between your toes. See …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final season will begin airing in October.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
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., but when the season ends, it will not return. 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-…
Strap supporting concrete crab snaps; outcome uncertain
A 47-foot-long horseshoe crab replica is now sunk at an artificial reef off the coast of Mantoloking, but not as planned. After Point Borough sculptor Chris Wojcik invested more than a year of time building and readying a concrete crab replica for its place at the Axel Carlson reef, it was finally sunk today. But the sinking turned out to be far more dramatic than anyone expected or wanted. Two hours were spent methodically preparing for the sinking, with the crew of the ocean crane Columbia New York filling the twin, 50-foot barges that support the structure with water, then strapping it to a crane to ensure the crab, which is welded to the barges, remained upright when it reached the ocean floor. But just before noon, the strap …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Governor says he never wanted to be vice president during stop on Asbury Park boardwalk
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday wouldn't give a preview of his keynote address for next week's GOP convention, but did say why he thought he was chosen for the distinction. "I think the reason I was picked is because of the job I'm doing here," Christie said during his stop at the Asbury Park boardwalk near Convention Hall to promote the Jersey Shore. The governor said he learned he wouldn't be Mitt Romney's pick for vice president during a phone conversation with the presumptive Republican nominee the night before the official announcement. "(Romney) told me that he decided to go in a different direction for vice president," Christie said. The governor said he was neither disappointed nor relieved he wouldn't be tasked with making the …