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University researchers are studying the relationship between heavy rainfall and elevated levels of bacteria from animal waste that gets flushed into storm sewers and out in the ocean.
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June 09, 2019 - 9:02 am
By Wayne Parry LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Most surfers know it's best to avoid surfing near pipes that dump storm water into the ocean soon after a storm, due to the increased chance of getting sick from bacteria that enter the surf. Many do it anyway because the periods just after storms often bring...
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If you decided to spend the holiday weekend down the shore, you might a good choice.
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Andrew Kramer
May 27, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SEA ISLE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — If you spent your holiday weekend down the shore, you got to enjoy some miraculous weather. Too often on Memorial Day weekend down the shore, “It’s usually cold, rainy, everyone is in sweatshirts, bundled up," said Dan Allerton, who was at the shore for the weekend...
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Paying tolls.
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David Madden
May 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
MARGATE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A privately owned and run toll bridge down the shore will soon become a little more expensive to cross. They used to call it the Margate Bridge and Causeway. Now it’s dubbed the Downbeach Express. Whatever you call it, you’ll pay a quarter more to cross it come...
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John McDevitt
May 25, 2019 - 5:40 pm
VENTNOR CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The summer season looks to get underway down the shore and there’s a new law in effect this year — no smoking or vaping on New Jersey beaches. “I don’t see no signs that there is no smoking on Ventnor Beach or any beach,” said Ron, an ice cream man. Those on the...
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Ocean City boardwalk
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Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2019 - 11:59 am
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Memorial day weekend began Friday with a breathtaking sunrise that turned the sky orange. After that, the floodgates opened and the crowds started filling the boardwalk through the morning as summer unofficially begins. It’s hard to beat a sunrise down the shore...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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Mark Abrams
May 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the New Jersey beach season less than two weeks away, state environmental officials say there are plenty of resources for beachgoers to consult before they make the trek. "New Jersey's water quality is exceptional. We rarely have closures at our ocean...
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The former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Wayne Parry/AP
May 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy...
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Cigarettes at the beach.
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David Madden
May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s ban on smoking on public beaches is now in effect, but municipalities can opt to allow for smokers to light up in special set-aside sections, and at least one shore town is willing to try it. The state ban allows for up to 15 percent of a beach to...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
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January 30, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day.
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Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 8:42 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day. But businesses by the beach may not be impacted as much as expected — at least not right now. Marty Saul, who owns Marty's Beach Wear, was quick to note that the summer season is still here. "The...
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