February 2, 2012 |
In a move of transcendent wisdom, the city of Hoboken, N.J., hometown of super-celeb showbiz legend Frank Sinatra , has rejected a request by the producers of MTV's Jersey Shore to film a spin-off of the reality series in the mile-square enclave on the Hudson. Mayor Dawn Zimmer said the town's Film Commission worried that the project might compromise the safety and quality of life of city residents. 495 Productions wanted a 24-hour filming permit to record the adventures of two "well-known reality television celebrities" who would relocate to the city and would probably go to bed about the time the rest of the city woke up. No word on who those celebs would be, but the Jersey Journal reported last month that MTV was scouting digs for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley - formidable talents, perhaps, but not likely to impress a town that knew Ol' Blue Eyes back when.
December 18, 1994 |
For most of us, the vision of Christmas is the one on the greeting cards - a rambling old house adjacent to snowy woods, with sleigh and eight tiny reindeer and some guy named Nick. For a growing number of folks, however, Christmas is a beach - the Jersey Shore, specifically - gently touched by an ocean breeze, with wreaths decorating the dunes and Santa precariously perched on a piece of driftwood, making his way across the sand to the next occupied home. It's been that way for years for Jim and Maria McBride.
February 22, 2009 |
Forecasts of economic gloom don't faze Megan Eberz and her partners, owners of three restaurants at the Jersey Shore. The outlook for the Shore this summer is a bit sunnier than for other places, insisted Eberz, now busy making decisions about staffing and menus for the season. Colleagues in the real estate business - the front line of the tourism industry - report that summer rentals and lodging reservations are ahead of 2008 by as much as 10 percent in some locations, she said.
July 1, 2012 |
MARGATE, N.J. - It's a bit surprising - even for New Jersey - that a Shore town would grace its beach tag with the image of a victim of a police shooting. But then, Bucky the Deer was no ordinary martyr. And so, as the summer season rolls forward, unsuspecting day-trippers such as Frank Pucci of Medford are left to sit at the ocean's edge and ponder the 2012 Ventnor-Margate beach tag dutifully pinned to their swim trunks. "It's a freaking moose," Pucci said. "What's a moose got to do with the beach?"
July 7, 2012 |
The Jersey Shore is generally about people - party people, beach people, shopping people, Boardwalking people. Yet the Shore can also be about the creatures that - sometimes obliviously - surround those people, and many times those creatures are really worth a look, especially when all those people get tired of all those other people. The creatures to visit on weekends, and the days in between, range from the largest - whales and giraffes - to the minuscule - tiny crabs and the Shore birds that find them scrumptious.
October 19, 2012
SKINNY JOEY. Always gotta be the center of attention. Philly's ex-mob boss - or still the current boss, according to some law-enforcement officials - found his way onto the celebrity-gossip website TMZ on the same day that his elders went on trial at 6th and Market streets. Joseph Merlino, 50, who's no longer skinny and has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his release from prison last year, was videotaped at Los Angeles International Airport with Johnny Fratto, son of a mobster and frequent guest on the "Howard Stern Show.
May 17, 2013 |
OF ALL THE images in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy last October, two seemed to linger - that of the unmoored roller coaster in Seaside Heights, and the one of the blown-away section of Boardwalk in Atlantic City. While the former was a real victim of the rain and high winds, the latter was, in many ways, just an unfortunate circumstance. The fallout from a perfect storm, if you will. "It caused a lot of misinformation about the damage from the storm and we have spent the last months trying to recover from that," said John Palmieri, executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, overseer of the biggest swath of Shore tourism: the Atlantic City casino district.
June 30, 2010 |
Sarah Bencivenga wasn't called on to pitch for her Toms River East softball team this past high school season. The sophomore-to-be also wasn't needed by her Jersey Shore team in the sixth annual Carpenter Cup Classic - until Tuesday. Jersey Shore's top pitchers, Jordan Weed of Toms River East and Jen Retzer of St. John Vianney, were missing because the Carpenter Cup was extended a day because of a storm Monday night. The pair had committed to play elsewhere Tuesday, so coach Tony Voloda turned to Bencivenga and Samantha Strickland to pitch in the championship vs. Olympic Colonial.
March 26, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Jacob Zimlichman had heard the entire Jersey Shore was underwater, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. He knew that wasn't true. That's why the New Yorker was on Atlantic City's Steel Pier on Sunday as part of the seaside entertainment park's summer-season debut. "I didn't have any second thoughts about coming here," Zimlichman said as he watched his child enjoy a ride on the Mighty Stampede. State tourism officials wish everyone were as confident of the many miles of New Jersey beaches in good condition.
June 25, 1999 |
With all the offense shown by the Suburban One National during the 14th annual Carpenter Cup, it was a botched routine pop-up that led the way for the franchise's third championship. A dropped pop at the mound with two out led to four unearned runs in the seventh inning of the Suburban One National's 12-6 win over Jersey Shore (formerly Ocean/Monmouth) in last night's Carpenter Cup championship at Frawley Stadium. After winning previous championshps in 1988 and 1993, the Suburban One National became the second team in the 14-year history of the tournament to win more than two titles, joining five-time champion Olympic/Colonial.