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Battered by Sandy, Ocean Grove Boardwalk Finally Returns

In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, even as millions of dollars in donations poured in for her victims, I said that things were going […]

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Guy Fieri Is Coming to Atlantic City: Nucky Knuckle Sandwiches Anyone?

It’s official: Guy Fieri — shock top, blond Food Network host Guy Fieri — is opening a restaurant in Atlantic City. Guy Fieri’s Chophouse will open this […]

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Uber, UberX Want to Be Jersey Shore’s Designated Driver

Uber is continuing its march across New Jersey by adding services for the South Jersey Shore, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Today the […]

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The Five Jersey Shore Stories of the Summer

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means the start of what will hopefully be another sunny summer at the Jersey Shore. For the […]

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The New Jersey Casino Experiment Has Failed

How low can Atlantic City casinos go? The numbers for 2013 aren’t looking very good — for N.J.’s gambling resort, or for casinos across the […]

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Shore Trip Confessional: Peeing on the Garden State Parkway

Last week I played hooky from my day job and drove to Cape May. The goal: Lock myself into a hotel room facing the ocean […]

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Five Observations About Trying to Find a Date on the Internet in 2014

When I was in my 20s, and stinging after a break-up, I would sometimes place a personal ad on Craigslist. I did so half seriously, […]

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All of the Philly Bars I Went to In My 20s Have Closed

The end of Sugar Mom’s marked it: The bars of my youth are gone. The places I haunted as a 20-something are closed. Alfa, Sugar […]

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The 5 Worst Wawa Parking Lots in the Philly Area

Oh my dear Wawa. I love your coffee. I love your hoagies. I love that I can leave my house and be at two of […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.
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Sandy: One Year Later

October 21st, 2012, was one of those impossibly gorgeous Jersey Shore days, where even though the thermometer said the temperature was in the 60s, the […]

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Finally, Dunes for the Jersey Shore

Finally. That was my initial response to the news that officials in Ocean City and Mantoloking have started eminent domain proceedings against ocean-front homeowners who […]

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Miss America Can’t Save Atlantic City

Wrapped in brown construction paper in my office are two Miss America composites that I bought last year from an antique store in Cape May. […]

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WATCH: This Old House’s “Jersey Shore Rebuilds”

Kevin O’Connor is just like you. Well, maybe not in the job department. He’s been the host of This Old House since 2003. But when […]

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An Excerpt From The Cape

THE FIRST WHITE MAN to see the mainland of what would later be New Jersey, and especially the southern end of it, was one Estevão […]

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Amy Hill Hearth on The Cape

In May, I wrote a piece for Philadelphia magazine about the astonishing story behind The Cape, by Charles Whitecar Miskelly — a manuscript that had languished […]