Belmar gets some good news from Uncle Sam. The borough is getting a little over $4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help replace two boardwalk pavilions destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.


According to, Mayor Matt Doherty says they'll be applying for a state grant to help with the rest of the funding. Council members scrapped $7 million in bond ordinances Wednesday after hearing the good news.

Belmar is still dealing with three lawsuits concerning its pavilion plans filed by citizen's groups. There's no word if news about the additional funding will allow the borough to proceed with its original two story pavilion design plans.

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