Downashore Archive: March, 2012

Speaking of Seaside Bar (Song)

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Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley's at the Seaside Bar We'll run barefoot in the sand, listen to his guitar -Bruce Springsteen, Seaside Bar Song ... Read more

How to ruin a beautiful causeway view

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Driving back over the Margate causeway and bridge was a bit of a shock yesterday. I love that drive, the egrets, the ospreys, the wooden... Read more

Is a seashore town only as cool as its coolest bar?

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A few summers ago I was in Sea Isle City to do a feature on the Jersey Shore's nicest meter maid (she gave you a second chance), and the... Read more

Smooth sailing for new turbine

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OCEAN GATE, N.J. — This tiny town on the south bank of the Toms River took a giant leap forward - at least with regard to green energy... Read more

State: Towns would feel the consequence of denying beach access

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In response to a blog item on the beach-access issue, we got a call from Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental... Read more

Will “beach access” remain an “oxymoron” in NJ?

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From Jacqueline L. Urgo: Debate continues over one of the Jersey Shore’s hot-button issues: beach access. This week, the state Department... Read more

Patriotic Wildwood

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WILDWOOD — Two years ago, this Cape May County resort offered a moving tribute to veterans on Memorial Day weekend with the dedication... Read more

Tourism No. 3

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When the factoid emerged this week that tourism is the Garden State’s third largest industry behind pharmaceuticals and chemicals, it... Read more