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June 12, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A luxury "superyacht" was reported to have exploded Monday afternoon 17½ miles off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., critically injuring at least nine passengers, according to Coast Guard officials. Monday night, however, the Associated Press reported that the Coast Guard said the explosion might have been a hoax and that it could find no signs of distress in the water. A caller said all 21 people aboard the 161-foot vessel, known as the Blind Date, escaped on life rafts and were accounted for following the 4:20 p.m. explosion, Coast Guard Lt. Joe Klinker told the AP. The Coast Guard declared a "mass-casualty incident" and requested the aid of additional authorities and helicopters.
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Staff Writer
SANDY HOOK, N.J. - In a room lit by a few red bulbs, dozens of black sea bass approach the glass of a massive tank, their protruding eyes watching two scientists who stare back at them. It's February, but the fish are acting as though it's May. The males, larger and darker, dart at one another, protecting harems of females that hover near the sandy bottom. Researchers have manipulated temperature and light to shorten the weeks and change the season so the 60 fish inside will reproduce, yielding eggs the scientists will use to examine how climate change affects the species.
SPORTS
December 26, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
IT WAS fascinating to listen to the passion of Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey last week. He wondered, after the Sandy Hook school shootings, why we, as a country, can't find the wisdom to craft a solution to what has become an epidemic. He was speaking as a father of young children. He could have been speaking for all of us. What was especially impressive about Kelsey is that in our politically correct environment, he had something to lose. Yet, he chose to speak from the heart, anyway.
NEWS
December 8, 1998 | ASSOCIATED PRESS Inquirer suburban staff writer Lillian Micko contributed to this article
Fumes from a cooking grill being used to provide heat killed three Pennsylvania men sleeping in their tents on an island in the Sandy Hook recreation area, authorities said yesterday. State Marine Police found the bodies of the Easton, Pa., men in a tent on Skeleton Hill Island, a few hundred yards from Sandy Hook, Chief Ranger Bruce Lane said. They were identified as Xuong Giang, 27, An Le, 37, and Huy Nguyen, 34. A fourth man, Van Duoc Nguyen, 28, was found incoherent outside the tent but was conscious and speaking by yesterday afternoon at Monmouth Medical Center, Lane said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1998 | By Robert Strauss, FOR THE INQUIRER
My friend Aaron Nelson and his family were visiting from Boston for Thanksgiving, and it was one of those damp, 35-degree days that make that little voice in your brain repeat, "Aruba, Aruba, Aruba. . . . " Aaron's mind, too, was elsewhere, so far away that I was certain I wasn't hearing him right. "I want to bike the Jersey Shore, and you're going to do it with me," he said. Now, Aaron is not exactly your vision of a speed demon in biking shorts. He's built like an NFL linebacker, smokes irregularly, eats passionately and seems awfully well-adjusted for a psychologist.
NEWS
February 7, 2000 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Environmentalists, longshoremen and residents of beach communities will get two more chances to comment on a plan to take mud dredged from New York and dump it off the Jersey Shore. The forums - including a congressional hearing - will continue the debate on the three-year permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. The permit allows the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to dredge up to 280,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Brooklyn Marine Terminal and deposit it at Old Mud Dump, six miles off Sandy Hook.
NEWS
August 7, 2011
Rescue crews came to the aid Saturday of a person whose sailboat capsized in waters off Sandy Hook, N.J. No injuries were reported. Authorities told the Asbury Park Press that the person, whose name was not disclosed, was alone aboard the 24-foot sailboat when it overturned about 2:30 p.m. The boat was in the Roman Shoals/Ambrose Channel area, about three miles off Sandy Hook, when it capsized. A Coast Guard crew and New Jersey State Police and New York City marine police units responded.
NEWS
January 3, 2013 | By Pat Eaton-Robb and Dave Collins, Associated Press
MONROE, Conn. - On a tour Wednesday of his daughter's new school, Vinny Alvarez took a moment to thank her third-grade teacher, who protected the class from a rampaging gunman by locking her classroom door and keeping the children in a corner. Alvarez was one of many Sandy Hook Elementary School parents expressing gratitude to the teachers during an open house at their school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where their children are resuming classes Thursday for the first time since the Dec. 14 shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
  NEWTOWN, Conn. – It was freezing outside the diner just off I-84, but Cole Depuy, wearing a Santa Claus hat and wrapped in a bright blue scarf, wasn't complaining. A large coffee can sat on the folding table in front of him, half-full with $10s and $20s and more than a few $50s - all, Depuy said, heading for families of the 26 people killed at his former elementary school Friday morning. "It's not much, but people want to help. You've got to give them an outlet," he said.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
SANDY HOOK, N.J. - One of New Jersey's most popular swimming and fishing areas is back in business little more than six months after sustaining serious damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook opened Wednesday morning to accommodate anglers. Sandy Hook is a prime spot for bluefish and striped bass in the spring, and fishermen landed several large bass on Wednesday. Students from Lacey Township were in the first group to see the park after it reopened.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
THERE IS SIMPLY no stopping the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Numero Siete topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with $29.1 million, bringing the film's domestic take to $294 million and global take to over a billion. "The film has set a new standard for the potential for box office in the presummer month of April and has truly become part of movie folklore with its record-setting numbers, strong reviews, spectacular word-of-mouth and, of course, the outpouring of support for late star Paul Walker ," Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN TATTLE mentioned a couple of days ago that Tim McGraw had announced The Concert for Sandy Hook Promise, with proceeds benefiting an organization with the crazy, un-American goal of protecting kids from guns, we wondered how that might play with a portion of his fans. Uh, not well. The Washington Post reports that McGraw (along with his openers , Billy Currington and Chase Bryant ) have received a backlash from gun-rights advocates. Tim's motives seem reasonable.
NEWS
October 13, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When I ran toward the end of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon on Sunday, I was focused on two things: pass the woman in the alpine-themed shirt, and get to the finish line in under my time goal. What I did not expect at that finish line was for a member of the Civil Air Patrol to put a medal around my neck. It was, after all, a $35 race. This may be the least I've paid for a half marathon ever (in comparison, the Philadelphia Half Marathon costs $125). The Jersey Shore Half Marathon is a 42-year-old event at New Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area, a national park more commonly known as Sandy Hook.
NEWS
February 23, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A bill is to be introduced next week in the New Jersey Legislature that would restrict gun magazine capacity, setting up a possible fight with Gov. Christie and gun-rights groups. A group of lawmakers is scheduled to announce the measure Monday alongside family members of schoolchildren who were fatally shot in 2012 at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Conn. The bill would reduce magazine capacity to 10 from 15. The Assembly passed a similar bill last year, but Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
NEWS
November 10, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
MARGATE, N.J. - Voters in this resort south of Atlantic City have rejected a plan for a dune project, despite Sandy's thrashing of the Jersey Shore a year ago - when in hours, one storm washed away as much sand from the beaches and dunes as it normally would take a decade to remove. In Tuesday's election, 65 percent of the 2,292 residents who cast ballots said no to the $20 million Army Corps of Engineers' fully federally funded project. The corps wants to construct 12-foot-high dunes along the 1.5-mile-long beachfront.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday gave a high-profile speech about urban violence and illegal guns at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. But back home, one of the mayor's signature gun-control efforts, the "Sandy Hook Principles," appears to be struggling to gain steam. The policy, announced in January after the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., aims to compel gun manufacturers and retailers in which the city's pension fund invests to sign off on eight safety-minded policies.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
SANDY HOOK, N.J. - One of New Jersey's most popular swimming and fishing areas is back in business little more than six months after sustaining serious damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook opened Wednesday morning to accommodate anglers. Sandy Hook is a prime spot for bluefish and striped bass in the spring, and fishermen landed several large bass on Wednesday. Students from Lacey Township were in the first group to see the park after it reopened.
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Price, 55, of Moorestown, who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday in 2 hours, 54 minutes, loves the big-city races precisely because of the energy he feels from the crowds. He wonders if Monday's terrorist attack at the finish, killing three and injuring more than 170, will discourage spectators from coming to races such as next month's Broad Street Run. "If this has an impact on those fans, it's really going to hurt those events," he said. "I've viewed . . . 26 miles as hard enough, and I don't have a desire to run that far along empty streets.
NEWS
April 17, 2013 | By E. J. Dionne, For The Inquirer
The heroic role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre's victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns. The importance of last Thursday's 68-31 vote in the Senate to proceed with debate on a bill to curb gun violence cannot be understated, and the testimonies from the citizens of Newtown were vital to that victory. To say this is not to deny that many fights loom ahead. This was a vote to debate, not to pass, a bill - and the House could prove an even larger obstacle to change than the Senate.
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