Tuesday, May 21, 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 region, the beaches will be open for Memorial Day Weekend and the summer. While certain access points and facilities might be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration, for the most part, the beaches will be operational. The only beach that remains off limits to the public is Mantoloking. The borough was home to a breach that split Ocean County's northern barrier island in half and was one of the hardest hit communities in New Jersey during the storm. 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…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Limited access allowed today; full access on Jan. 7
Seaside Heights announced that it's ready to move forward with the following plan/schedule that will allow limited access to the beachfront community, according to the town's website. Anyone is allowed into Seaside Heights, without being stopped by officers at the bridge or at any entry points, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Any retail/entertainment businesses can be open during these same hours. "Let people come and go whether they’re here to work or just coming over to get a bite to eat," the website says. Full access will be allowed Jan. 7. At any time by anyone, businesses can be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., and people can live in any units that are ready. Also:
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., 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-…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Deena Cortese disrupted traffic, police say.
A cast member of the Jersey Shore show was arrested Sunday afternoon in Seaside Heights after a police officer saw her appearing intoxicated and disrupting the flow of traffic, Detective Steven Korman said. Deena Cortese, 25, of 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, September 16, 2011
The state senator, who represents Woodbridge, is outraged that taxpayer money is going to a program that denigrates the Garden State - and Italian-Americans with it.
We ain't just mobstas in Noo Joisey. We're guidos, too. That kind of language sets State Senator Joe Vitale's (D-19) teeth on edge, and he's livid that New Jersey taxpayers are subsidizing the progenitor of negative Italian-American stereotypes, the MTV hit Jersey Shore, to the tune of $420,000. "If you refer to Italian-Americans as 'guidos', it's disparaging. It's no different than remarks made against African Americans and other ethnic groups," said Vitale, who is of Italian descent himself. "There are plenty of people who enjoy the show. This isn't about censorship," the state senator, who represents Woodbridge, insisted. "This show is just about a bunch of nitwits, who aren't even from New Jersey, who are getting drunk, getting …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wait, I'm already here! But this snow means longing for summer intensifies as Episode 4 rolls out the grenade whistle
All of this crazy, never-ending snow this winter has really made me wish that I could just transport myself into last night's episode of 'Jersey Shore,' shot last summer on the beaches and boards of Seaside Heights, following around the hard-partying cast as they jump in and out of bars, their hot tub, and exploits. It was a rather serious dose of of reality last night for episode four. On the heels of Jenni's breakup with Tom in last weeks' episode, she had to go rescue her two doggies after being locked in a house for two days with no food, no water, no nothing. Nice move by Tom, and yet another reason for us all to be routing for Jenni and happy for her to be rid of such a *insert unsavory language here.* She brought her little …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Episode 1 is a "blast in a glass," plus last week's New Year's Eve event
A new year here on the Jersey Shore was kicked off with a new season of "Jersey Shore" last night. But before last night's episode, there was New Year's Eve with Snooki... Originally MTV wanted to drop Snooki from a ball in Times Square, but no dice! Instead the Plan B brought the event down to the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights. Again, this was a much more appropriate decision, seeing that Times Square is not part of the Jersey shoreline in any way. And when I heard about this event, I grabbed my trusty friend Kyle (who is obsessed with Snooki) and we headed over to see our favorite poof in person. The event was pre-taped on Dec 30 to be aired on MTV's New Years Eve show. When we got to the site around 7 p.m. that night, the Shore…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Like the old hit series 'Laverne and Shirley,' what is reality television like 'Jersey Shore' today except for some fantasy in a writer's mind?
Tell me it ain't so. But it is and it's coming soon. Run! The reality show 'Jersey Shore' has launched its new season, and aren't you excited? Or, like me, do many of you believe the launch of another God awful season of this show is comparable to news of an impending air missile attack from North Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan all at the same time? I suppose it's silly to compare a television show to a DEFCON 1 alert, but to see a nation of people go gaga over a cast of kids flaunting six-pack abs and way too much hair gel is, in a word, sad. It's pathetic to imagine the next generation of children is perhaps idolizing a group of guys and gals who look like a 1980s heavy metal band exposed to gamma rays during a drinking binge at the beach…
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