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August 31, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV's reality series “Jersey Shore.” Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family never left, and Loundy's two daughters, he proudly notes, are fourth-generation residents. The town Loundy calls home was among the many devastated when Hurricane Sandy roared up the eastern seaboard last October. Rain, wind and surging tides tossed a roller coaster from Seaside Heights' boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean before pummeling homes and businesses.
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November 3, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
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May 14, 2013 | By Tina Susman
Britain's Prince Harry expressed astonishment at the damage still evident on the New Jersey shore from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday as he toured hard-hit towns and took in the view of the historic Seaside Heights roller coaster, which was washed into the sea during the storm. Shortly after Harry left the area, a huge metal claw hanging from a crane began dismantling the roller coaster, which was knocked from a pier and thrown into the ocean at the height of last fall's storm. Officials decided it was impossible to salvage the amusement park ride and had planned to begin tearing it down, chunk by chunk, this week.
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September 17, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The massive fire that destroyed several blocks of the beloved Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring, officials announced Tuesday. A task force of investigators that included state and local fire marshals, county prosecutors, and local police made the determination after examining debris, mapping electric currents at the time of the fire, and examining possible financial motives. “This was not an intentional fire,” Ocean County prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato said.
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October 3, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Like a tan growing pale, "Jersey Shore" is fading into the TV sunset. Thursday marks the beginning of its sixth season - its last. It began as just another low-budget MTV reality show, with lower expectations, that would chronicle the fist-pumping antics of its ultra-bronzed, ultra-average stars who would be cooped up in a house in Seaside Heights, N.J. Then the series aired in December 2009, and it quickly and curiously morphed into a surprisingly potent...
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September 25, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
New Jersey officials are tired of being snookered by out-of-control reality TV programs. Fed up with the antics of reality TV stars including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and other cast members from MTV's "Jersey Shore,"  New Jersey state Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced legislation that would give towns more say over reality TV shows that shoot in their communities. "These shows can attract crowds, which can benefit local businesses and challenge a community's resources," Dancer said in a statement.
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August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After six seasons, MTV has decided we've had enough gym, tan and laundry. "Jersey Shore" is coming to an end. The reality series that gave us such wholesome role models as Snooki, The Situation and JWoww and followed them from their summer share in Seaside Heights, N.J., all the way to Italy and back, will come to a close at the end of the upcoming sixth season, set to debut on Oct. 4. MTV plans to air a retrospective special, "Gym, Tan, Look...
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August 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
MTV's "Snooki & JWoww" can keep things business as usual in a residential neighborhood on the Jersey Shore, a judge decided Monday. For now. Residents of Pelican Island in Berkeley Township, N.J., had requested an injunction against 495 Productions to stop the cameras from rolling, but Ocean County Superior Court Judge E. David Millard wasn't buying what they were selling, the Asbury Park Press reported Wednesday. Still in the mix: a zoning challenge filed last week by attorney Ron Gasiorowski on behalf of a neighbor two doors down from the house where Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley are doing their reality-TV thing.
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December 31, 2010 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Perhaps you've just emerged from a Christmas food coma or have serious time management issues, but now you've arrived at New Year's Eve without plans. We've got you covered. From top-ticket bashes to fun stops with friends, here are a few quick points of navigation before your party ship sails. Pony up: If you love a good train wreck, get over your crowd complex and hit Hollywood. The mess of traffic, mile-long lines and drunken scenes is really what New Year's Eve is all about.
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December 31, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Snooki's in, Snooki's out, Snooki's in again ... but in New Jersey. Maybe. That's pretty much how the news went this month for the diminutive Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of MTV's "Jersey Shore," who supposedly was going to be inside the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square. Except organizers said that was never going to happen. So Snooki will be in a ball drop of her own in Seaside Heights, N.J., according to People magazine. Whatev. There are plenty of quirkier things than Snooki to drop from on high on New Year's Eve. Here are my favorites, in no particular order, that might make a great travel destination for next year.
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August 31, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Most Americans know Seaside Heights as the town made famous by Snooki and her ilk in MTV's reality series “Jersey Shore.” Mike Loundy simply knows the resort town as home. His grandfather came to Seaside Heights in 1932. The family never left, and Loundy's two daughters, he proudly notes, are fourth-generation residents. The town Loundy calls home was among the many devastated when Hurricane Sandy roared up the eastern seaboard last October. Rain, wind and surging tides tossed a roller coaster from Seaside Heights' boardwalk into the Atlantic Ocean before pummeling homes and businesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
MTV's "Snooki & JWoww" can keep things business as usual in a residential neighborhood on the Jersey Shore, a judge decided Monday. For now. Residents of Pelican Island in Berkeley Township, N.J., had requested an injunction against 495 Productions to stop the cameras from rolling, but Ocean County Superior Court Judge E. David Millard wasn't buying what they were selling, the Asbury Park Press reported Wednesday. Still in the mix: a zoning challenge filed last week by attorney Ron Gasiorowski on behalf of a neighbor two doors down from the house where Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley are doing their reality-TV thing.
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July 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Snooki and JWoww, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley, seem to have upset the residents of the Pelican Island community in New Jersey.  More than 40 residents of the neighborhood met at a property owner association meeting to protest the filming of the "Jersey Shore" spinoff series "Snooki & JWoww" because they do not want to thwart rebuilding efforts following the destruction of Superstorm Sandy, NJ.com  reports . The neighborhood sits...
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May 14, 2013 | By Tina Susman
Britain's Prince Harry expressed astonishment at the damage still evident on the New Jersey shore from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday as he toured hard-hit towns and took in the view of the historic Seaside Heights roller coaster, which was washed into the sea during the storm. Shortly after Harry left the area, a huge metal claw hanging from a crane began dismantling the roller coaster, which was knocked from a pier and thrown into the ocean at the height of last fall's storm. Officials decided it was impossible to salvage the amusement park ride and had planned to begin tearing it down, chunk by chunk, this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Like a tan growing pale, "Jersey Shore" is fading into the TV sunset. Thursday marks the beginning of its sixth season - its last. It began as just another low-budget MTV reality show, with lower expectations, that would chronicle the fist-pumping antics of its ultra-bronzed, ultra-average stars who would be cooped up in a house in Seaside Heights, N.J. Then the series aired in December 2009, and it quickly and curiously morphed into a surprisingly potent...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
New Jersey officials are tired of being snookered by out-of-control reality TV programs. Fed up with the antics of reality TV stars including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and other cast members from MTV's "Jersey Shore,"  New Jersey state Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced legislation that would give towns more say over reality TV shows that shoot in their communities. "These shows can attract crowds, which can benefit local businesses and challenge a community's resources," Dancer said in a statement.
NATIONAL
September 17, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The massive fire that destroyed several blocks of the beloved Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring, officials announced Tuesday. A task force of investigators that included state and local fire marshals, county prosecutors, and local police made the determination after examining debris, mapping electric currents at the time of the fire, and examining possible financial motives. “This was not an intentional fire,” Ocean County prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After six seasons, MTV has decided we've had enough gym, tan and laundry. "Jersey Shore" is coming to an end. The reality series that gave us such wholesome role models as Snooki, The Situation and JWoww and followed them from their summer share in Seaside Heights, N.J., all the way to Italy and back, will come to a close at the end of the upcoming sixth season, set to debut on Oct. 4. MTV plans to air a retrospective special, "Gym, Tan, Look...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Los Angeles Times
After five seasons, the hit reality show"Jersey Shore"has spawned no shortage of spinoffs - towels, tanning oil, even greeting cards featuringNicole "Snooki" Polizzislurring catchphrases. Somehow a transition to the stage seems fitting, if not inevitable. "Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera," playing at the Hayworth Theatre in L.A. through June 27, has all the clubbing, tanning and "smushing" ("Jersey Shore"-speak for sex) set to music, with the cast of bronzed "guidos" and "guidettes" from the TV series played by sketch comedy veterans, a Tony Award-winner and a Buttafuoco.
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