November 3, 2012 |
The Atlantic City Expressway and other Shore routes are experiencing long traffic backups as thousands of people attempt to check properties for damage from Hurricane Sandy. Travel bans were lifted yesterday on the expressway, precipitating a rush onto local roadways. Other roads feeding the Shore are also jammed or closed. Police were reporting incidents of looting in Atlantic City and Ventnor. Gov. Chris Christie ordered the opening of Atlantic City's casinos at about 10 a.m. today.
August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene is already upsetting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the region, especially at the Shore, where mandatory evacuations are under way. Here are some of their stories. As reports come in, they'll be added to this roundup with the latest ones at the top. Caeser's Casino in Atlantic City had been expected to close at noon, but the time came and went with gamblers still at the gaming tables or working the slots. Workers said they now expected the casino to close at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. or even 8 p.m. as the sunny skies outside gave no hint of the trouble on the way. Craps dealer Al Wright said he was happy to stay.
May 20, 2011 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Everybody knows that when you travel, the best way to find a good restaurant, the perfect way to spend a not-so-sunny day or get a birds'-eye view is to ask a local - chances are they will offer ideas on where to find the hidden gems of the place they call home. So, even if you come to the Jersey Shore every summer and you think you know it pretty well, trust the people who live here to let you in on a few insider secrets that will take you off the beaten path and into the subtle nuances of a seaside place they weather year-round.
May 30, 2010
Know your Shore facts before heading there this summer. 1. This Shore community was once known as Anglesea. a. Stone Harbor. b. Wildwood Crest. c. Avalon. d. North Wildwood. 2. The Starlight Ballroom on the Wildwood Boardwalk claims a connection to this popular TV show. a. Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater . b. Dick Clark's American Bandstand . c. Edward R. Murrow's See it Now . d. Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows . 3. Who was the first person to own Absecon Island?
February 7, 2007 |
Vincent J. Fumo wasn't the only out-of-state homeowner who didn't want a sand dune blocking the ocean view from his house in Margate, N.J. So, the powerful Pennsylvania state senator joined a grassroots effort to stop the federal government from replenishing the beach. The problem, prosecutors say, was that Fumo used Pennsylvania money and resources to wage a personal battle - in New Jersey, no less. Fumo's Philadelphia-based charity, Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, which was supposed to be dedicated to helping neighborhoods in his district, eventually spent more than $60,000 to oppose the Shore project 60 miles away, according to a federal indictment released yesterday.
September 22, 2006
Day-trippers, take pride in your shoobie-dom After reading the commentaries by Keith Forrest on becoming a "shoobie" and by Mary F. Oves on Shore tourists (Aug. 30), I cannot hold back my reaction. Like Forrest, I was a year-round resident of a South Jersey Shore town during my teens. After I had graduated from Atlantic City High School, my parents chose to move to Vineland. When I returned for summer holidays to the Shore, I never felt like a shoobie, or day-tripper.
August 26, 2004 |
Robert A. Johnson, 67, of Margate, N.J., and Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., an architect whose design of homes at the Jersey Shore reshaped the landscape, died of colon cancer Aug. 16 at his home in California. Mr. Johnson's Shore designs incorporated the picturesque ocean vistas and abundant natural light. His catalog included condominiums, corporate offices, and work at Atlantic City casinos. He became widely known for single-family residences and a style that evolved from being ultramodern to incorporating Victorian and Cape Cod elements.
May 16, 2004 |
Helene and Alvin Shipon were in shock, suddenly claustrophobic in the least likely of places - just steps from the tranquil expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. They were on the Boardwalk, the place they always relied on for soothing vistas and breezes, a place that now looks out onto a rather jarring sand dune that - at least in some stretches - completely blocks their view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Shipons, back at home in Yardley, are still freaked. Helene: "I was crying when we walked up to the Trop, which we've done thousands of times.
January 23, 2003 |
In a battle of the elements, it has been one skirmish after another between Mother Nature and the Jersey Shore this winter. Constant pummeling by nor'easters and other storms is chewing up beaches and protective sand dunes at an alarming rate, officials and residents in beach towns say. And because tourism is a $10 billion-a-year industry here and the state annually spends at least $25 million to shore up its beaches, the toll on the sand...
November 6, 2002 |
The locals voted for the dunes. In a debate that pitted the year-rounders against the summer people, residents of this beach town just below Atlantic City yesterday voted by nearly a 2-1 ratio to allow the federal government to replenish their beaches and build dunes in front of their boardwalk. The Vote Yes crowd, Save Our Shore, defeated vigorous opposition to the project financed in large part by Philadelphia-area residents with beach houses - who pay property taxes at the Shore but are not eligible to vote there.