WATCH: Humpback whale spotted off Jersey Shore

assetcontentSEASIDE PARK — A videographer using a drone captured an awe-inspiring sight this week — a humpback whale gracefully plying the waters off the Jersey Shore. The video, uploaded to social media Wednesday, was shot by Eric Wojciechowski, who has posted panoramic Shore videos in the past. In 2014, he captured a rare water spout forming.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Proof of comet impact found at Jersey Shore, researchers say

assetcontentA team of American researchers believes they found evidence of a comet that slammed into the Earth about 10 million years after the dinosaurs went extinct — at the Jersey Shore. The impact would have created a period with the closest climate to our current man-made global warming, scientists say. In a paper published in “Science… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Proof of comet impact found at Jersey Shore, researchers say

Why Hermine could be such a “freak show” of a storm for N.J.

21041667-mmmainThe Jersey Shore is once again in trouble, and if it seems officials are having difficulty communicating why, it’s with good reason. We’ve never seen anything quite like Hermine. There’s Sandy, of course, but that storm barreled into the coast with reckless abandon. There’s Irene or Floyd, but those zipped through New Jersey leaving a greater… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Dangerous water conditions at Shore as week begins on hot note

assetContent (10)The last unofficial week of summer is shaping up as mainly dry and begins on a hot note in New Jersey on Monday. Expect sunny skies and temperatures to climb into the low 90s in interior sections of the state, the National Weather Service says. Recalling Irene 5 years later At the shore, temps will be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Dangerous water conditions at Shore as week begins on hot note

Are those sharks or rays swimming along the Jersey Shore? Experts disagree

assetContent (1)MONMOUTH BEACH — Are those sharks or rays swimming along the shore in Monmouth Beach and Belmar? The answer to that question can’t seem to be agreed upon among those in the ocean research community . Police received a call Tuesday when residents spotted dorsal fins less than 10 feet from shore in Monmouth Beach. An… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Are those sharks or rays swimming along the Jersey Shore? Experts disagree

Possible dangerous ‘clinging jellyfish’ found along Jersey Shore, report says

assetContentA fisherman made a surprising discovery off the Jersey Shore recently. Josh Hart said he captured a dime-sized jellyfish never seen before in the waters off New Jersey while angling in the Barnegat Bay just south of Point Pleasant Inlet on Friday. Believed to be a “clinging” jellyfish, it packs a dangerous sting, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Possible dangerous ‘clinging jellyfish’ found along Jersey Shore, report says

Shore towns scramble to fortify dunes decimated by blizzard

Guadagno in WildwoodJersey Shore towns recovering from a crippling blizzard and nor’easter are rushing to dump sand back on the beach to shore up their coastline as state officials vowed to speed up a stalled beach replenishment project. That was the scene Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin met on Monday on the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: DEP, Jersey Shore, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Shore towns scramble to fortify dunes decimated by blizzard

Tax Man Shuts Down Merla’s Sub Shop

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The New Jersey Division of Taxation has closed Jersey Shore Subs, the Keyport eatery owned and operated by the borough’s former mayor John Merla, according to a report on KeyportAnchorNews.

On Monday, November 2, Merla announced his troubles via facebook:

The Past 14 Days Have Without a Doubt, Been The Toughest Time For Me Personally, When The SAY The Devil Works 24-7 Thats No Bull !!! Yes It Is True My Store Has Been Temporarly Closed Down For The Past Week, The Little Orange Sticker Doesn’t Tell All Only What The Haters Want To Read…I Personally Can’t Believe The Amount Of Friends, Great Customers And Family That Have Reached Out To Me Or A Family Member To Try To Help, This Setback, Just Made Me Much Much Stronger Then Ever, We Have OptionsAnd We Are Weighing Our Options Very Carefully… Many Of You Want The Store Back OPEN, And That Is One Of Are Options…I Just Can’t Tell You How HARD I’ve Worked This Past 5 Years To Make A Little Business Work For Our Community, I Really Wasn’t Going To Write This But Because Of The Support For The Business And My Family I Had Too…. I’m Sure Those That Have Been Supportive Will Appreciate It, And Those Who Like The Drama, And Want To Continue To Hate,Love It Too…. All I Can Say Is We’re Looking At Every Option Possible….The Devil Might Work 24-7, But I Work Harder…… Anyone That Knows What I’ve Done And My Business Has Contributed, Knows Where My Heart Lies…….Thank You For Your SUPPORT!!!!!!!

Merla told MMM publisher Art Gallagher that a former employee complained to the State that his wages were paid in cash.

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Posted: November 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Keyport, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Snooki slams Christie in new book

assetContentMEREDITH, N.H. — When Gov. Chris Christie mocked the cast of the “Jersey Shore” for being New Yorkers who give New Jersey a bad name and squashed a controversial $420,000 tax credit called the “Snooki subsidy” for the first season of the hit MTV show, he had the support of his New Jersey audience. But it… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jersey Shore | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

More than $1B spent replenishing N.J. beaches over past 30 years

assetContentThe nor’easter that churned over the region this week left eight-foot-tall cliffs in the dunes of North Wildwood. It carted away sand in Harvey Cedars and created steep dropoffs where a steel seawall has been constructed in a section of northern Ocean County battered during Hurricane Sandy. The state’s withered coastline highlights a battle Jersey Shore… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »