This Jersey Shore Race Just Got a Makeover (With Help From the Philly 10K Organizers!)

Photo by Matt Stanley

Big changes are coming to the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon, guys: As Ryan Callahan (you probably know him as the race director for the Philly 10K) tells us, he was brought on to help re-brand the decades-old race. And yes, that does mean that there will now be beer waiting for you at the finish line.

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[UPDATE] Jose Now Predicted to Bypass Jersey Shore

Via the National Weather Service

Due to a production error, the original version of this post featured a graphic showing the track of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It has been updated with the latest NOAA prediction graphic for Hurricane Jose, dated 11 a.m. on September 16th. The Jersey shore is no longer within the predicted path.

If you thought we were safe from Tropical Storm Jose, you might want to check again.

The latest predictions from the National Weather Service show the storm on its way to the coastal Northeast – including the Jersey Shore.  Read more »

As NJ Lifeguard Season Winds Down, Watch Those Irma Riptides

irma, riptides, NJ

Image via the National Weather Service

Forecasters warn that Hurricane Irma will bring dangerous riptides to the Jersey Shore this weekend.

The category 5 storm devastated the Caribbean islands on its way to Puerto Rico and Florida this week. It’s too soon to gauge if or how we’ll feel the hurricane’s wrath as its path develops – but one effect on Atlantic Ocean beaches is already clear: according to a signature all-caps alert from the National Weather Service, “SWELLS FROM IRMA WILL LIKELY MAINTAIN ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS INTO THE WEEKEND.”  Read more »

Woman Claims Jersey Shore Bar Was a Sexual Harassment Hellhole

Ericka Puglisi (photo courtesy attorney Matthew Luber)

Ericka Puglisi is a 33-year-old woman from the Atlantic City area who, hoping to supplement her income as a per diem nurse, walked into a popular Jersey Shore bar earlier this year in search of a waitressing job. But according to a lawsuit she’s filed, that job quickly turned into a nightmare. Read more »

How Donald Trump Could Bankrupt the Jersey Shore

What’s The Donald been up to down there in Washington these days? Conspiring to practically destroy the Jersey Shore’s seasonal workforce, apparently.

A Wall Street Journal report on Sunday detailed Trump’s plans to drastically reduce five employment-based cultural exchange visas part of the United States’ J-1 visa program for international students. The J-1 program gives university students overseas the ability to come work in the United States and learn more about our culture and business practices. It’s a diplomacy sort of thing. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Summer Palace in Longport for $6.999M

“Fortress Point,” 117 S. 17th Ave., Longport, N.J. 08403 | Images via Dorothy & Company – BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

And here we’d thought we’d seen everything when we came across the tale of the “Little Marble House” in Avalon.

Now comes this absolutely spectacular sprawling home in Longport to show us that we haven’t seen anything yet.

Like that Avalon home, this one uses a most un-Jersey-Shore architectural vocabulary, clad as it is in brick and brownstone and festooned with pediments and carvings, a bit of the Gilded Age transported to our time.

And yet…its layout and massing bespeak a certain Jerseyness. (Don’t see it? Close your eyes and imagine this home with wood railings and trim and way more shingles.) Read more »

14 Must-Try Donuts At the Jersey Shore

14 Must-Try Donuts At the Jersey Shore | Frog Hollow Bakery in Greenfield

Frog Hollow Bakery in Greenfield | Photograph by Jason Varney

Whether you like your donuts cake-y or light as air, tossed simply in sugar or smothered in a candy-colored glaze, everyone pretty much agrees that hot donuts during a weekend at the shore are one of life’s little pleasures.

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A.C., Ocean City Beaches Among 31 Flagged by N.J. DEP

Wildwood beach

Photo | Dan McQuade

Elevated bacteria levels have prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to close three New Jersey beaches and issue a water quality advisory at 31 others.

The N.J. DEP closed Beachwood Beach West, Summit Beach and West Beach in Toms River. Advisories are issued at more than two dozen beaches stretching from Monmouth to Cape May counties, including at beaches in Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties. Read more »

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