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New Jersey moves to drop many COVID-19 restrictions and reopen much of the state by summer

Social distancing and mask guidelines will remain in place, but restaurants, theaters, salons, and even bars can welcome more people indoors starting May 19.

Legally buying weed at the Jersey Shore will depend on what town you’re in

Don’t look for Stone Harbor to become Stoned Harbor anytime soon.

Ocean City Beach Patrol facing multiple allegations of harassment, sexual assault

An anonymous Instagram account details allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and predatory behavior among some lifeguards.

Protesters in Philadelphia march for Daunte Wright

Protesters on Broad Street chant the name of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

These new Jersey Shore locals relocated, drove up home prices, and filled up beach towns

“Even my dogs chill out,” said a former Doylestown resident who happily transplanted to North Wildwood.

This beloved Jersey Shore cover band all got COVID-19. Meanwhile, the bar they played at in Sea Isle City was demolished.

People sent priests, money, and Padre Pio Holy Water. Would longtime fans of this beloved Jersey Shore cover band be expected to do any less?

Trump Plaza went out with multiple bangs in Atlantic City demolition

The Plaza took its place alongside Atlantic City’s most iconic symbols of failure, imploded during an Ash Wednesday breakfast hour, followed by an after party.

Imploding Trump Plaza Wednesday morning is ‘poetic justice.’ Atlantic City is torn about its legacy.

The struggling resort town offers up an exclamation point to the end of the Trump presidency. For those who worked there, the dramatic end is bittersweet.

Avalon’s legendary Beach Patrol Captain, and Angelo Cataldi nemesis, retires after 65 years

Murray Wolf, the famously no-nonsense fixture on the beach. has ceded control of Avalon’s beach patrol to his son, Matthew.

Laura Dern stars in Jona Frank’s new photo memoir about a suffocating Cherry Hill childhood

Photographer Jona Frank meticulously recreated scenes from her childhood in Cherry Hill, with Laura Dern cast as her mom.