THE RAG is a monthly local entertainment newspaper
distributed along the New Jersey Shore and was Dominic Gregoria's idea and his baby, along with his partner, Paul "Bear"
The Staff credits read as follows:
Publisher/Assoc.Editor Dom Gregoria
Art direction/Assoc. Editor Paul "Bear" Bagdanov
Donnie G (Dom), Jenny Twerell, Vara Lynne, Warren Disbrow, Queen Spartina, Tracie
Orsi, Debra Calabro
Because Dominic worked for me for years as an actor
in both SCARLET MOON and DARK BEGINNINGS, it was sort of natural that he should ask me to contribute articles for his newspaper
concerning movie and arts related subjects.
I have written one or two articles for every issue for almost two years
now and through Dom's efforts the "free" newspaper, focussing on the Jersey Shore entertainment scene, can be found in nearly
100 different stores and restaurants.
Paul and Dominic had previously worked together on another small local free paper
published out of the now extinct Seaview Square Mall. Dominic was a contributing writer and missed it when the newspaper went
bankrupt. Dominc decided to contact Paul years later and put their own newspaper together. Thus THE RAG came into being.
THE RAG has been around for at least two years.
My contributions to THE RAG, naturally, involve mostly movie and play reviews and
motion picture production related subjects. I have also covered the movie business and Tribecca Film Festival and background
information on shooting movies in New Jersey from other NJ based filmmakers as well as my own experiences.
I've asked Dominic many times when he plans to sell back issues of THE RAG, and
when he plans to open a web site, and his answer is always basically "soon".
Dom has a full plate working at Sears, doing local plays and carrying the weight
of publishing THE RAG. He also has to fit in doing additional shoots and narrations on DARK BEGINNINGS, so I guess time-wise
he is maxed out at this point. We communicate mostly via answering machines of late.
If you see THE RAG in your travels around the New Jersey Shore Points, pick up
a copy. I think you'll like it.
If you own a business at the Jersey Shore, advertising in THE RAG will hit your
target market big time and Dom does his best to keep the cost of advertising in THE RAG very affordable ("CHEAP" in fact)
black-and-white only - call for color rates
For more informaion including deadline for submission call: Donnie G at (732)693-7841
Mailing Adress: P0 Box, Neptune City, NJ 07754
You can currently pick up FREE copies of THE RAG
at these New Jersey locations:
Asbury Lanes, The Berkeley Carteret, Oceanfront Hotel, The chat & Nibble
Eatery, Crossroads Bar & Cafe, Dark City, El Lobo Negro Art Gallery, Georgie's, Lance & Debbie's Wonder Bar, Lyle's
Little Campus, The Saint, The Stone Pony
First avenue Playhouse, Indulgence Cafe'
AVON BY THE SEA:
The Columns, The Norwood Inn
Artifacts Boutique, Bar Anticipation, Boathouse Bar & Grill, Coffee Blue,
D'Jai, Hanley's Liquors, Jack's Tavern, Paul's Tavern, PK's Shamrock Pub, Ragin Cajun, Tortuga's
Bradley Liquors, Brewster's, Fins, Gabriel's Trattoria, Joey Gia's Trattoria,
Olibve Pit, The Perfect Perk
Bagels & Lox, Barnes & Noble
Sand Bar Restaurant
Actor's Playground, American Cafe, The Cobblestone Diner-Restaurant, Eatontown
Mulligan's Pizza Bar & Grill, Woody's Roadside Tavern
Amy's Omelette House, Barnes & NOble, The Brighton Bar, 1st Class Toattooing,
Gene's Body Art World II, The inkwell Coffee Cafe, New Jerseu Repertory Company, Nip-N-Tuck Bar & Grill, Pipedown, SICA
Green Planet Coffee Co., O'Neill's
Clancey's Tavern, Garden Pharmacy, Jack's Rib & Ale House, Jameson's, Jumping
Brook Coffee Shop,
Luigi'sPizza Restaurant, Neptune Public Library, Thomas's Cracker Barrel
New Tantaztic Tanning Salon, Phat Frank's
Merendino's Pizza & Ristorante, Tandoor'e India
Manchester Inn Bed & BReakfast, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, Ocean
Grove Stationary, The Starving Artists At Days
Emma's Beach house, Gene's Body Art world III, Marlin's Cafe', Surf Taco
Down to Earth Organic, Vegetarian Cuisine, Downtown Cafe', Front Street Trattoria,
The Internet Cafe, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, Margaret's, M onmouth Music, No Ordinary Joe's Cafe, Zebu Forno Bakery
Donovan's Reef, Mad Hatter
Java Moon Cafe
Coppelia's Dancewear, The porch, Spring Lake Community Theatre
Baiamonte's Restaurant, Pizza King, Mugsy's Sport Bar,Cafe' Theatre, Francolli's
Pizzeria & Restaurant, New Tanaztic Tanning Salon
Music Makers, Princess Maria Diner, Wall Public Library
Chicken Holiday, The Sunset Diner, Wickapecko Pharmacy