Friday, November 30, 2012
Legislators receive tour of Shore destruction on Thursday.
Members of the New Jersey Assembly toured Ocean County communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy on Thursday. The tour, led by State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes, along with local officials, gave lawmakers and members of the press an up-close look at what Sandy left behind—including the remnants of the Seaside Heights boardwalk and the now-iconic Jet Star roller coaster, which dropped from Casino Pier to the ocean during the storm. Casino Pier will be repaired in what is estimated to be a $45 million project, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said, and the roller coaster will be removed from the ocean floor. However it is unlikely that Funtown Pier in neighboring Seaside Park will be rebuilt. Though there was talk of …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers said the site could become a "tourist attraction" as the boardwalk is rebuilt
Could the roller coaster that was swept into the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore remain where it is, standing straight up? So says Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers, who told WNBC-TV in New York that the ride could become "a great tourist attraction" if it stays where it is, in the ocean. From WNBC's report: The picture of the ride, which looks more like a water slide these days, has become an iconic image of the damage Sandy wreaked up and down the coast just over three weeks ago. But Akers, in an interview with NBC 4 New York, said he is working with the Coast Guard to see if it is stable enough to leave it alone. If it is, Akers said it would make "a great tourist attraction." Meanwhile, demolition crews have …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The governor was caught on video berating a heckler on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk.
Maybe it's the summer heat. Gov. Chris Christie can't seem to keep a lid on his temper these days. For the second time in a week, Christie lost his cool in public. While on vacation with his family in Seaside Heights on Thursday, Christie lashed out at a passerby on the Boardwalk, the Huffington Post reports. The passerby made a derisive comment about the governor's education policies, according to TMZ.com. Last week, the governor berated a reporter during a press conference, after the reporter asked an off-topic question. Despite the recent flare-ups, the Republican governor is considered a front-runner for the GOP vice-presidential nomination.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Deena Cortese disrupted traffic, police say.
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, Detective Steven Korman said. Deena Cortese, 25, of 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."