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Piles of steel sheeting sit on the beach in Mantoloking for a $23.8 million sea wall to protect Mantoloking and Brick Township, two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, began on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Piles of steel sheeting sit on the beach in Mantoloking for a $23.8 million sea wall to protect Mantoloking and Brick Township, two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, began on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Pile Project Nears Completion

A state Department of Environmental Protection program that involves installing metal sheet piles along a stretch of the beach in Mantoloking and Brick is nearing completion in time for the winter season.

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Seaside Heights boardwalk
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After Sandy and the fire, Seaside Heights still struggles

While New Jersey's second summer after Sandy proved to be significantly better than 2013, some shore businesses say they're still a long ways away from pre-storm numbers.

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Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial
Governor Christie in the “Stronger than the storm” commercial (YouTube)
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US: New Jersey made errors in post-Sandy contract

The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state.

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Houses are seen submerged under water after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Houses are seen submerged under water after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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‘Katrina/Sandy’ Study Launched

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina and nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, a Web-based interactive timeline comparing and contrasting the impact and responses to the storms is now available to the public.

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Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher
Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River mayor to attend world climate change summit

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher's experience with Superstorm Sandy has landed him a special invitation to attend a summit on climate change in Oslo, Norway next month.

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Toms River complex to help Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy recovery funding is contributing to the construction of a 72-apartment complex in Toms River that will cater to Sandy victims as well as individuals with special needs, just one of many affordable housing projects in line for federal dollars.

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Mike Iann's Original Note
Mike Iann's Original Note
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Listen – The Original Sandy Survival Miracle [Interview]

It all started only two days after Superstorm Sandy - I got a text message from a friend with a picture of a heartwrenching note. It was written by a victim of Sandy, only known as "Mike". From reading the note, it looked like Mike hadn't survived. It was literally his goodbye message to his father and the world. And then things got really dramatic.

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TV Alert – Sandy Special on Monday Night

It was one of the most poignant and memorable stories to come in the wake of Hurricane Sandy - the story of Mike Iann, the "Miracle Survivor". We were the first to bring you the original story of Mike, and the note that he left to say goodbye when he thought that the storm would overpower him. Coming up next week, his story will be the focus of a TV special.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Studying Sandy’s Effect

In an effort to determine the long-term effects of Sandy on the health and well-being of New Jersey residents, the state Department of Health is backing a study that will be conducted by a joint research team from Rutgers and Columbia universities.

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Jersey shore
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Beach badge sales strong in New Jersey

Some Jersey shore communities still recovering from Sandy are encouraged by beach badge sales this season, nearly two years after the devastating hurricane.

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