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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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Barnegat Bay Blitz volunteers, Toms River (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
Barnegat Bay Blitz volunteers, Toms River (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Barnegat Bay gets TLC during day-long “Blitz”

It didn't feel much like late spring Wednesday morning, with clouds overhead and temps in the 50s - but for volunteers who removed trash from around Barnegat Bay, it was perfect weather for their outdoor activity.

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Shore lawmakers Oppose $3 Tices Shoal Walk-in Fee

9th District Legislators are calling on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to rescind a $3 fee boaters must pay to access Island Beach State Park through the Fisherman's Walkway adjacent to Tices Shoal. 

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Toms River officials talk, homeowners shout over dune restoration snags

While busloads of Toms River homeowners bused to the Statehouse in Trenton to vent their frustration over the stalled post-Sandy beach restoration project, township elected officials disclosed the results of new discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers and state environmental regulators.

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Flooding from Superstorm Sandy (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Shore Flood Insurance Workshops Start Thursday

If you live in a federally-designated flood zone, do you know what flood insurance will cost when the maps are finalized? 

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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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Sierra Club Appeals Bypass Road Through Lacey Rail Trail

The New Jersey Sierra Club is seeking an injunction to stop work on a bypass road through the Lacey Rail Trail to alleviate traffic on Route 9 while it appeals the state Department of Environmental Protection's approval of the project, according to the group's Director Jeff Tittel. 

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Fishing-Related Sandy Grants Offer $2M To Rebuild, Repair, Replace

Fishing-related business operators who can prove Sandy-related losses of at least $5,000 are eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to help them rebuild.

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Island Beach State Park New Boardwalk (Photo by Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media)
Island Beach State Park New Boardwalk (Photo by Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media)
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Lifeguards Continue after Labor Day at Island Beach State Park

If you plan to take advantage of balmy late summer dips in the ocean, safe swimming - in limited amounts - continues after Labor Day at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County.

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Upended Fuel Drum in Lacey Township (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Upended Fuel Drum in Lacey Township (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Lacey Township Man Charged in Fuel Spill Probe

A diesel fuel spill that leached into wetlands in Lacey Township leads investigators to a township 24-year-old.

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