Saturday, February 16, 2013
Proceeds go to two schools and Shore 2 Recover
A fundraiser for two schools and Shore 2 Recover will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight March 2 at Martell's on the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk. The admission fee of $25, for non-stop live music and complimentary dinner buffet, will be donated as follows: $20 to Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights and Memorial School in Union Beach and $5 to Shore2Recover’s rebuild program. Shore 2 Recover was founded by Toni Pecunia, a resident of Point Pleasant whose home was partially-flooded by the storm, according to the organization's website. The organization has donated funds to various needs, including helping Sandy-impacted families and to St. Paul's kitchen in Bay Head that has been feeding free, hot meals to affected families …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Police, emergency personnel are on the scene
A man who stood atop the wreckage of the water-drenched roller coaster near the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights Tuesday is now in police custody. The man, identified as 38 year-old Chris Angulo of Lavallette, climbed aboard the ruins of the Jet Star roller coaster in an effort to call attention to Sandy recovery, according to News12. State police and local authorities worked earlier Tuesday morning to get the man off the wreckage.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Though destruction is still evident, many are able to see past it towards recovery.
As the Jersey Shore continues its recovery, residents have been able to witness the progress first hand. Boardwalks are still missing, washed away by Hurricane Sandy, many businesses are closed, and still, some residents have been unable to return home. Still, signs of recovery exist.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Seaside Heights was opened to limited access Monday morning. Several residents of nearby towns stopped by for a first-hand look.
In the back of the room, past the crane games and around the corner from the slot machines spitting out plastic tokens with every pull, the sandbags are still lined up against the glass doors that once served as the boardwalk entrance to the Seaside Heights institution Lucky Leo’s. On Monday, Seaside began allowing public access to the shore town for the first time since Oct. 29, the day Hurricane Sandy arrived on the Jersey Shore. The roads are still littered with debris, most of it pulled out of water-damaged properties, some of it carried there by surging ocean water. In place of the boardwalk is beach sand, pushed up against the buildings that did not fall, with splintered boards jutting out at odd intervals. At Lucky Leo’s the neon “…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final season will begin airing in October.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
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, July 9, 2012
Storms were brewing at the same time YouTube video was shot
A video showing a person jumping from the Skyride in Seaside Heights is making the rounds on the Internet. The Skyride is the official name of an aerial tramway that runs about 30 feet above most of the length of the town's boardwalk. A video of a person jumping down to the beach below had more than 13,000 views Monday morning. The video – which was shot as strong thunderstorms were beginning to roll into the area Saturday night – shows the Skyride stationary, presumably from a loss of electrical power due to the storms. "Oh my God, look, they got stuck," shouts the person who took the video, as the camera points toward the ride. WARNING: A person is heard using what could be considered inappropriate langage. Please be advised. One rider, …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Deena Cortese disrupted traffic, police say.
A cast member of the Jersey Shore show was arrested this 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."