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(L-R) Michele Green-Ferrante, Laura Guida, Jessica Gerstein, Mental Health Assn. Of NJ
(L-R) Michele Green-Ferrante, Laura Guida, Jessica Gerstein, Mental Health Assn. Of NJ
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One On One Disaster Recovery Help is Available

Two years after Sandy, Disaster Case Managers continue to work behind the scenes to help restore the lives disrupted by the Superstorm.

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Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media
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Two Years Later, Sandy Recovery Still Underway, But Much Is Out of Our Control Said Toms River Mayor

On the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher held up a photo showing the destruction within the Township immediately after the storm.

"We stopped in the road and we looked at all of this and we said 'where do you even start to begin where to clean this up?'."

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Two years ago today, many of us were getting ready. We knew Sandy was on the way. But we had no way to know what we'd be waking up to the next day.

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First Lady Mary Pat Christie with volunteers and homeowners
First Lady Mary Pat Christie with Volunteers and Homeowners in Toms River, October 29, 2014 (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)
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Final Round of Grants Announced

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Chair and New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited several sites down the shore to mark the 2-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday.

The fund just announced its final round of grant awards this week as well, an additional $3.5 million to 15 organiz

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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Still Rebuilding From Sandy 2 Years Later ?

 

It's Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy Devastated The Jersey Shore

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Belmar Beach, by Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
Belmar Beach, by Rosetta Key Townsquare Media
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Shore Tourism is Couched in Cautious Optimism

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Efforts to make the Jersey shore more of a year-round destination appear to be working.

"You know, there are things to do every single weekend," said Robert Hilton, Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitor's

Ortley Beach, NJ
Residents of Ortley Beach, NJ watch their home get demolished (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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A Much Needed Cash Infusion

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) distributes about half of the $5-million dollars it's pledged toward statewide Superstorm recovery efforts so far. The bulk of the funds has primarily gone to assist mental health programs that have been helping storm-affected families.

"We're working more toward alr

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Helical Piles & Anchors
Courtesy: Danbro Distributors
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The Ups and Downs of Helical Piles

When it comes to raising your home on piles for storm protection, you have to go down to go up.

Structural engineer Steve Gencorelli, P.E. of Danbro Distributors, says the CHANCE Helical Piles distributed by Danbro Distributors work like a set of giant screws that anchor your home deep into the ground

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Sandy Documentary Premiere Being Held on the Beach in Seaside Park

Nearly two years after Sandy, the Toms River charity Hometown Heroes, will host the premiere of the documentary "Heart of the Shore: Defying a Superstorm," on Saturday, October 11, on the beach in Seaside Park. 

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Looking Back at Sandy Two Years Later

 

Join Hometown Heroes For A Special Screening of "Heart of the Shore"

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