Wednesday, January 14, 2009

News from Around the South Jersey Shore

I'm down the shore today working on a few things and hope to bring you back a bunch of wintry pictures tomorrow. I know that many of you like the beach in summer, but it really is beautiful in winter. You just gotta be bundled up!

Onto the news...

Yikes! Bulkhead broke in Sea Isle City and flooded a bunch of condos. Some might even be torn down. As much as that stinks, it is a barrier island and, well, these things are gonna happen. Just saying...

A Strathmere native gets a nice award.

I don't even know what to say about this article. It be choking on PR spin. I'm all for promoting the Garden State, but I doubt that the perception of New Jersey has changed THAT much. No mention of the Chelsea's rumored financial troubles, either. Hmmm....

This Wildwood-using-rainforest-wood story just keeps getting worse.

Cape May is raising taxes, water bills and beach tag prices.

What happened to all those Atlantic City construction projects on the books? Folded.

If you own a shore house that you rent out, you might want to read this one.

If you were to, say, steal $1 million from your employer, what would you do with it? Run away? Invest? Buy the Mercedes AND the Jeep Wrangler (I have no idea, but I've been fixated on getting a Jeep lately...and it's not my Honda's fault). Anyway, point is: there's lots you could do. But for pete's sake, would you really go gamble it all?

Yikes again! And if you do gamble and win big with your OWN money, be aware, alright? This winner got jacked.

Granted, things in Atlantic City are bad -- real bad -- but they're not the only gambling area hurting. Check out this fantastic story from NPR's Marketplace about what's going on in Macau, which had been the biggest gaming spot in the world. Yes, they even beat Las Vegas. But now they're in a free fall.

And let's end things with nice shots from Poverty Beach in Cape May.

Anyone out there doing the polar bear plunge in Wildwood on Saturday? Could you email me if you are? I'm at jenmiller27 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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