April 6, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A beach-replenishment project on a 2.6-mile stretch along the south end of this popular vacation resort, originally scheduled to take all summer to complete, will likely be finished by midseason, according to officials. And the idea that the huge, noisy machines and pipes gushing sandy slurry will be gone from the shoreline by early July is making a lot of locals and visitors in this Cape May County beach town very happy. The process involves closing off the beach in two-block-long sections as the dredge and other equipment pumps the 1.6 million cubic yards of sand that will be pulled from an underwater borrow site about a mile offshore.
March 29, 2015 |
Inevitably, beach weather will arrive this year, so it's time to take a trip to the Jersey Shore to check out the residential real estate market there. When we deal with the Shore, of course, we are looking at sales of both primary and second homes. And we need to look at the 2014 market, which Kevin Gillen, chief economist at Meyers Research and senior research fellow at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, describes as behaving "with schizophrenic uncertainty.
March 23, 2015 |
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - As winter took a last gasp on the cusp of spring with one more round of snow Friday, Sal and Jen Buscaglia would not be deterred from booking their summer getaway to the Jersey Shore. Like thousands of others before them - as many as a staggering 40 percent more renters in one beach town than this time last year who have already signed on the dotted line - the Buscaglias of Media were ready with checkbook in hand to make a decision on where to spend the first two weeks of August.
March 10, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - When this resort 63 years ago completed the Jersey Shore's first engineered beach-replenishment project, pumping 2.54 million cubic yards of sand onto a two-mile stretch of beachfront at a cost of around $4 million, officials thought it would solve the town's erosion problems for good. But by 1958, it appeared Ocean City - and ultimately its neighbors up and down the coast - would need more beach replenishment. And would have to keep doing it in the ensuing decades.
March 2, 2015 |
Must one travel more than 1,000 miles for a trip to be considered a Personal Journey? Does it have to include a passport and an overseas flight to a foreign land where locals speak some exotic language? Is it a necessary requirement to strap on a backpack and a $400 Patagonia jacket and hike the foothills of a mountainous region that touches the clouds? Sometimes a simple journey within one's own home state can have a lasting impact. During the winter school break, my wife, two younger children, and I were looking to get out of the stuffiness of our house.
January 2, 2015 |
Soul of the South Television, which originates from Little Rock and targets an African American audience, will replace NBC programming on NBC40 at the Jersey Shore, a network official confirmed Wednesday. The NBC affiliation was to expire at midnight Wednesday. After that, Soul of the South programming takes over, said Matthew Mixon, vice president of sales and distribution for Soul of the South Television. The NBC40 news crew will not report for work to the TV studios on Thursday, NBC40 officials have said.
December 29, 2014 |
The Jersey Shore's NBC40 broadcasts out of a converted Frito-Lay factory off Route 9 in Linwood, home to cerebral weatherman Dan Skeldon, sports nice guy Pete Thompson, and steady news anchor Michelle Dawn Mooney. For thousands of loyal viewers in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties, NBC40's 6 a.m. news is the first show they watch in the morning, and the station's hyperlocal advertisers seem as familiar as the nearest Wawa. There's Pastor David McGettigan from St. Andrews by the Sea, Doug and Linda from Beachcomber Collectibles, and Bill Kassner of the Chapman Auto Group in Egg Harbor Township.
December 11, 2014 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The boardwalk looked like a ghost town Tuesday, but except for some high surf, minor street flooding, scattered power outages, and wind gusts that topped out at 55 m.p.h., it appeared like any other chilly, gray December day in this Jersey Shore resort. But barricades had been placed along some low-lying streets, emergency management personnel kept a close watch on the beachfront, and local schools here and in other Shore towns were closed for the day because of "heavy rains, high winds, and tidal flooding.
December 11, 2014 |
Channel 40, the television station at the Jersey Shore that is home to local heroes in weatherman Dan Skeldon and sportscaster Pete Thompson, is about to lose its identity. Dropped by Comcast's NBCUniversal as an affiliate, the station will no longer be NBC40 or broadcast NBC programming after Dec. 31. And the familiar local newscast - operated by the Linwood-based Access.1 company under contract with California-based owners LocusPoint Networks - will no longer be seen on WMGM-TV after Dec. 31, according to a statement posted on the NBC40 website Tuesday.
December 10, 2014 |
A potent nor'easter that threatens the Jersey Shore with significant flooding, tropical-storm-force gusts, and beach-eroding waves could affect the entire region into Thursday with up to three inches of rain and perhaps even some snow, meteorologists warned Monday. The National Weather Service posted a coastal-flood warning from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. Tuesday, and with the ground still wet from a weekend soaking, the entire region was under a flood watch into early Wednesday. "It's making me a little nervous," said Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist in charge of the Mount Holly weather service office.