Century-old Wildwood boardwalk under major repair

One of the Jersey Shore's most popular boardwalks is undergoing repairs designed to better prepare it for summer crowds next year. has begun repairing several blocks of its century-old wooden walkway, as famous for the motorized tram cars that carry people up and down it as for the gigantic expanses of sand that stretch to the ocean. The first $4 million of what could eventually be a $30 million to $40 million project is being done solely with state funds included in this year's budget.

Many wedding venues are booked into 2023

The Piermont, a waterfront wedding venue on Long Island, is swamped with newly engaged couples looking to book plus nearly two years' worth of postponed weddings from the pandemic.