Recently, Getty photographers set out to track the progress since Sandy swept through the tri-state area. Their photos highlight the accomplishments of the past year, but underscore the need to stay the course.
The Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association is ecstatic the federally-funded Army Corps of Engineers Protective Dune Project will be able to move forward next year, once Toms River Township legally obtains the 16 remaining easements from beachfront property owners.
A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc along the New Jersey shore, three coastal towns have given themselves authority to seize beachfront land from owners who are blocking the federal government from building a protective dune system.
Following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy almost one year ago, municipalities up and down the Jersey Shore are recovering, rebuilding and preparing for another possible storm. In part two of our five-part series: Are We Ready? We hear the answer right now is 'no.'
16 remaining eminent domain hold-outs are running out of time in Toms River. The Township Council tonight holds a public hearing and vote on a measure to take legal action against the oceanfront property owners to allow a federally-funded protective dune project to move forward.