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Superstorm Sandy Still Fills the Agenda of Toms River’s Mayor

Superstorm Sandy may have occurred two and a half years ago but it continues to dominate the efforts of local shore area officials. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Superstorm Sandy directly impacted everything Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher spoke about.

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Stalled Army Corps Beach Replenishment Project costing Toms River

Toms River is being forced to spend $500,000 to replenish protective sand dunes that washed away during the January 26 Nor’easter as a temporary fix while the federal Army Corps of Engineers Project remains stalled due to easement holdouts, according to Township Engineer Robert Chankalian. The dunes that were swept out to sea cost $400,000 to build.

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Storm wall won’t exclude Bay Head from beach replenishment

A group of Bay Head residents chipped in to pay for a protective storm wall currently being built along the northern end, but could be forced into giving up some of their property anyway for a federal beach replenishment project planned for the entire Jersey coast.

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Lack of Easements Won’t Slow Army Corps [AUDIO]

With numerous federal beach replenishment projects underway, any remaining unsigned easements from beachfront homeowners will not deter the Army Corps of Engineers.

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The Northeast Coast Marks One Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy
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Post-Sandy Beach Repair Work to Start in Keansburg

Work to repair a Raritan Bay beachfront damaged by Superstorm Sandy should begin within the next week.

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Beach Storm Defense Measures Postponed [AUDIO]

Sandy-damaged coastal communities from Manasquan to the Barnegat Inlets are learning through media sources that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not be starting a massive beach replenishment project in June.

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Dune Holdouts Have Their Reasons, Lawyer Says [AUDIO]

Oceanfront property owners have become the victims of public shaming in some Jersey shore towns, but should they be considered the bad guys?

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Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach Shore Replenishment Targeted for Late July Start

Money is allocated, a contractor is in place, and restoration of the shorelines in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to start in late July.

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Toms River Taking Off the Gloves Against Easement Holdouts

The remaining Toms River beachfront homeowners refusing to sign access easements tied to the Army Corps dune project land in the crosshairs of township officials.

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