Best beaches to Bruce: the 10 most Jersey stories of 2016


It’s been a big year for the state of New Jersey! From Real Housewives shenanigans to weekends at the Shore and everything in between, it will certainly be a year to remember. These are the 10 stories that OMJ readers shared the most on social media.

10. Where to go for celebrity sightings along the Jersey Shore
Forget Martha’s Vineyard or the Hamptons, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars call Jersey Shore home in the summer. Here’s where to find everyone from Teresa Giudice to Tina Fey!


9. Dolores Catania’s son Frank swapped football in Ramsey for acting career
Frankie used to play football at the nationall ranked Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey for an acting and modeling career and Dolores told us why.

8. Lauren Manzo closes her Franklin Lakes salon Cafface Beauty Bar
The Manzo’d with Children star sat down with OMJ’s Kelly Dillon to give her the lowdown on her business moves and how she told her mom Caroline Manzo she was pregnant.

7. Two Jersey Shore towns made it onto the top 25 beach cities in America list
Can you guess which two Jersey Shore towns were named among Thrillist’s 25 Best Beach Cities in America?

6. 5 diners in North Jersey you have to try
Your New Year’s resolution should probably be to eat at all of these fantastic diners. See if your favorite made the list!

5. Jessica Springsteen had a total fan moment at her dad’s first MetLife Stadium show
Jessica may get to see her dad, Bruce Springsteen all of the time, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t totally fangirl out when she got to watch him perform at MetLife Stadium.

4. From malls to Costco: 7 best places in NJ to spot a celebrity
You know you want to run into Wendy Williams just so you can hit her with a “how you doin’?”

3. Bruce Springsteen reveals wife Patti Scialfa didn’t want him writing about depression battle
The “Born to Run” singer has long been open about his own battle with psychological issues and seeking therapy and antidepressants over the years, but his wife didn’t want him to write about it.

2. Kathy Wakile gives us a sneak peek at her gorgeous new Franklin Lakes home
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile also opened up her TWO-STORY closet to our cameras.


1. Five New Jersey pizzerias named best in the United States
We are 0% surprised that the most popular story of the year has to do with pizza.