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Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm Sandy
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Northern Ocean County dune project delayed. Again.

But, officials say, with a court ruling against holdouts on their side, they're finally ready to move ahead.

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Hurricane Dolly Spins Toward South Texas, Mexico
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Dune fight: NJ filing eminent domain lawsuits against beachfront property owners

"I never thought people would be that selfish and self-centered like the people in Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head and Mantoloking who are holding out," Gov. Chris Christie said.

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In Ocean County dune fight, homeowners want assurance from state

Funding for future beach replenishment remains a big concern for some Jersey Shore oceanfront property owners opposed to the state’s protective dune project, which continues to be delayed by litigation over eminent domain proceedings.

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Hurricane Dolly Spins Toward South Texas, Mexico
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Congressman: Funding for NJ beach replenishments at risk

Beach replenishment is critical to New Jersey's $43 billion tourism industry, and most of that is due to people visiting the beaches, U.S. Rep Frank LoBiondo says.

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Sand Dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Jersey Coast dune project not likely to see modifications

It's unlikely the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will modify their federal sand dune project to meet the individual storm protection needs of beach communities along the Jersey Coast.

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Hurricane Dolly Spins Toward South Texas, Mexico
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Bay Head homeowners sue to stop dunes

The battle over sand dunes at the Jersey Shore continues.

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Ortley Beach dunes barely survived the weekend blizzard. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winter storm recharges NJ’s push for shorewide dunes

New Jersey is currently in court with beachfront property owners who aren't on board with the state's plan for a protective dune system along the entire coastline, but that's not stopping officials from moving ahead with their plan.

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There was only one breach of the dune along Belmar beach during the recent blizzard. (Mayor Matt Doherty, via YouTube)
There was only one breach of the dune along Belmar beach during the recent blizzard. (Mayor Matt Doherty, via YouTube)
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Dunes ‘held up well’ in Belmar, mayor says (Drone video)

The construction of a 1.3-mile dune along the shoreline in Belmar did exactly what it was supposed to do during this past weekend's historic winter storm: it protected the streets and homes from devastating flood waters.

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WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 3: A wave crashes over the sea wall on Winthrop Shore Drive following an overnight snow storm January 3, 2014 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. The storm began mid day Thursday and has affected millions across much of the Northeast with heavy snow causing thousands of cancelled flights and bringing coastal flooding. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
A wave crashes over the sea wall on Winthrop Shore Drive following an overnight snow storm January 3, 2014 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Seawalls pitched as a more durable option to NJ storm protection

Seawalls are being proposed as a more durable alternative to sand dunes for future storm protection along the Jersey Coast by a specialist working on a project with Seaside Heights.

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NJ’s beaches take a beating, but erosion group hasn’t met in 14 years

After Irene, Sandy and last weekend's storms, New Jersey knows something about powerful storms and massive beach erosion. A lawmaker wants to reactivate the group responsible for dealing with it.

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