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Groundbreaking for the new Seaview Condominiums in Ortley Beach/Photo courtesy of Toms River Township
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Work on Beach and Dune Replenishment in Toms River Not Likely Until 2016

Almost three years after Sandy, residents of Toms River's Barrier Island are being informed by Township officials that the Army Corps of Engineers stalled Beach and Dune Replenishment project isn't likely to happen until spring, 2106 at the earliest. 

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Financial Impact Unknown in Proposed South Seaside Park Secession

Hearings continue next week on whether to allow residents of Berkeley's South Seaside Park section to secede from the Township and instead become part of Seaside Park.

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Two Shore Men Busted for Raiding Vacant Barrier Island Home

 

Brick Township Police snag two men in a pickup truck for allegedly raiding a vacant barrier island home of a utility poll and electrical wiring. According to a Police report, at around 5:45 pm on Tuesday, September 9th, Steven Damato, 26 of Middletown and Benjamin Ellis, 42 of Toms River were observed removing the items from a Sunset Drive residence and fled in the direction of Route 35.

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Route 37 Bridge Opens to Barrier Island Residents

The Route 37 bridge to the barrier island will be opened for residents today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The same hours are in effect for Sunday, December 16.

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A New Jersey Natural Gas truck refuels.
A New Jersey Natural Gas truck refuels.
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Repressurization of Barrier Island Begins Monday

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) has released a two-week plan to re-gas sections of the Barrier Island from Mantoloking to South Seaside Park beginning Monday, December 3. 

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Barrier Island Access Still Spotty; DEP Speeds Road and Bridge Repairs

Folks who haven't seen their properties off the Ocean County mainland are gradually being given limited access, but the decisions are municipal and not blanket policies.

As noted elsewhere in our news section, Brick Township is carting island dwellers by school buses over the Mantoloking Bridge, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, with a schedule that continues through next Monday

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Sign outside the Ventnor Community Center (Photo: Mike Gill)
Sign outside the Ventnor Community Center (Photo: Mike Gill)
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Centers All Around South Jersey

Today I stopped by the Ventnor Community Center to drop of clothes and other products to just try to do a little part in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

What I saw was a community coming together to help "Restore the Shore

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