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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
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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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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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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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Architecht's rendition of a completed Taylor Pavilion Architecht's rendition of a completed Taylor Pavilion
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Belmar Voters Reject Boardwalk Pavilion Bond Referendum

Belmar residents strike down a referendum asking them to borrow $7 million dollars to build two controversial boardwalk pavilions.

According to unofficial numbers, voters rejected the ballot question 1,041 to 756 Tuesday night during a special election held at the borough hall.

The ballot q

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John Martocci (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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Matawan Contractor Admits Sandy Repair Fraud

A ventilation contractor from Matawan can expect to spend five years in a New Jersey state prison for taking more than $3,200 in deposits for post-Superstorm repairs he never performed.

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