Jersey Shore

Residents attend a candlelight vigil at the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

East Coast marks anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of coastal neighborhoods battered by Superstorm Sandy one year ago Tuesday are marking the day in ways both public and private, remembering the fierce floodwaters that destroyed their livelihoods but […]

10/29/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ boardwalk fire linked to Sandy-damaged wiring

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The massive fire that destroyed part of a Jersey shore boardwalk and dozens of businesses began accidentally in wiring damaged in Superstorm Sandy, and should prompt coastal property owners to […]

09/17/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — They were the kind of places that made for family memories of french fries and ice cream, but also created some raucous reality TV, like the time Snooki was laid […]

09/13/2013

This image from aerial video shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/ABC)

Raging fire strikes at heart of Sandy-hit NJ town

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A raging fire spewing fist-sized embers engulfed much of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk Thursday, destroying more than 50 businesses and undoing months of rebuilding efforts after the inundation of […]

09/12/2013

Firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks down, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Erik Larsen)

Fire rages along NJ boardwalk damaged by Sandy

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A massive fire raging for hours burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses Thursday in a New Jersey shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. […]

09/12/2013

Teen boys in baggy pants (AP Photo)

NJ town approves boardwalk ban on saggy pants

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wearing your pants too low in one New Jersey shore resort town is about to get expensive. Wildwood has passed a law banning overly saggy pants, providing for fines of between […]

06/12/2013

Teen boys in baggy pants (AP Photo)

A cheeky problem: NJ town to restrict baggy pants

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. thinks he’s found a way to put one of this Jersey shore resort town’s problems behind it. Wildwood is ready to ban overly saggy pants, no ifs, […]

06/11/2013

Chris Christie, as New Jersey Governor, with first lady Mary Pat Christie cut ceremonial ribbon at Seaside Heights boardwalk, symbolically reopening shore for summer season, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Jersey shore reopens for 1st post-Sandy summer

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rolled out some of its big guns Friday to proclaim that the shore is back following Superstorm Sandy, using Gov. Chris Christie and the cast of MTV’s “Jersey […]

05/24/2013

Damage to pier and amusement park rides from Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Roller coaster to be removed from ocean in NJ

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone. Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of […]

05/13/2013

Sandy-battered NJ residents allowed to return home

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Nine weeks after Superstorm Sandy sent them fleeing, residents of some of the hardest-hit parts of the New Jersey shore can go home again.

01/07/2013

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