Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, lawsuits filed against Belleville superintendent and Roche leaving Nutley for good
Belleville and Nutley residents were among those who mourned the loss of 16-year-old Christina Lembo, who was buried Oct. 5 after dying in a car accident. Both communities held tributes to the Bloomfield resident and soccer player. Belleville officials voted Nov. 1 to institute even-odd gas rationing in response to shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy. The state of New Jersey ordered a similar scheme in 12 counties the following day. The storm left much of Belleville and Nutley without power. The storm also compelled officials to close the bridge between Nutley and Lyndhurst and to take other precautionary measures. Deena Cortese, a cast member of the reality show “Jersey Shore,” was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge in Seaside …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Aims to give New Jersey municipalities a say over reality shows.
Worried that your town may become the next Snookiville? Well, a bill introduced Monday aims to arm New Jersey municipalities with the right to regulate reality TV shows. Dubbed the "Snookiville Law," the bill introduced by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) would allow towns to impose conditions on shows like the "Snooki & JWoww" production that began filming in Manchester in August or the previous installments of "Jersey Shore" that filmed in Seaside Heights and Toms River. “The popularity of MTV’s 'Jersey Shore' and other reality shows can attract crowds to a community,” Dancer said in a news release. “That can be great for local businesses and a costly challenge to a town’s ability to control crowds and protect public safety." The bill …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Did MTV's raucous reality show change national perceptions of the Garden State?
Friday, August 31, 2012
MTV's Jersey Shore may soon be history, but will images of drunken misbehavior, boardwalk brawls and ample helpings of "gym, tan, laundry" characterize the Garden State for years to come? On Thursday, MTV announced the show would not return after its sixth season, taped this summer in Seaside Heights, airs this fall. But what is the lasting impact of the TV series that many say put the worst of the state's stereotypes on display for millions of viewers across the world? Were the antics of the eight housemates on Ocean Terrace just a few young people having fun, or has it done permanent damage to the state's reputation?
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final season will begin airing in October
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. 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-documented antics at local night spots such as Karma, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the birthplace of 'Jersey Shore' star's first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle.
Welcome Lorenzo, meet Mama Snooki. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, one of the stars of 'Jersey Shore,' gave birth this morning at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Lorenzo Dominic LaValle was born just before 3 a.m., NJ.com reports. The baby boy weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is healthy according to a report by MTV. Snooki is engaged to reality TV star Jionni LaValle. This is her first child.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Citizen files complaint in wake of fight at Bamboo Bar last weekend.
Another member of MTV's "Jersey Shore" cast is in trouble. Ronald Ortiz Margo, known as "Ronnie," is the subject of a simple assault complaint filed by a private citizen, according to Seaside Heights Det. Steve Korman. Justin Viterito, age and hometown not given, filed the complaint on Wednesday, June 13, Korman said, in the wake of a fight at Bamboo Bar that occurred on Saturday, June 9. The assault claim comes just days after another cast member, Deena Cortese of New Egypt, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after dancing in the middle of a street and stopping traffic.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Deena Cortese charged with disorderly conduct.
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, Det. Steven Korman said. Deena Cortese, 25, 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."
Monday, May 28, 2012
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches
Monday, May 28, 2012
It's Memorial Day, which means it's the best time of the year: beach season! Wondering how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light offers a touch of history with the beach experience, as it's home to 'Old Barney' — a lighthouse dating to 1859 at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Seasonal beach badges are currently available for $35. Senior citizens, ages 65 and older, can purchase a seasonal pass for $8. Weekly badges also are available at a …
Friday, August 19, 2011
What to do at the beach this weekend.
Rain could put a damper on beach plans for one of the last summer weekends but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to do down the Shore: New Jersey native and teen pop star Joe Jonas will perform free in Seaside Heights at noon Friday on Carteret Avenue. The member of the Jonas Brothers will debut his new song "See No More" as part of a live broadcast on B98.5 FM. While anyone can head to Carteret Avenue, beach badge rates still apply for those who'd like to listen from the beach. Antique autos will roll through Wall Township Sunday for the 16th annual Rolling Antique Iron Show, slated to start at 8:30 a.m. at Allaire Village. Cars from the early 20th century are expected, with trophies to be awarded. The show is free, although …
Friday, June 17, 2011
What to do at the beach this weekend
With weekend forecasts calling for sunny, clear skies, what better time is there to head down the Shore? Looking for tips on which beach is best for you and the family? We've got that right here. Looking for something to do while you're nursing that suntan? Check out the events below! Asbury Park's Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave., will open its doors to the Murder Beach Militia vs. the Right Coast Rollers in a roller derby smackdown that will help determine which group of hard-hitting girls make it to the Jersey Shore Roller Girls championship this fall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with first whistle at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome but you must be 21 to drink. Advance tickets are available for $15 when purchased from a roller girl or…