Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point.
Christie made the announcement Tuesday in Little Ferry, the site of widespread flooding from the Hackensack River after the storm hit last October.
Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.
The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.
Mayor George Nebel said the recalculation is necessary due to the severe damage the Ocean County borough sustained in the storm.
A new schedule will take effect Sunday that reflects rail operations systemwide with 697 out of 700 trains that were running before superstorm Sandy.
Towns along the New Jersey shore are bracing for possible flooding and beach erosion as a storm packing gusty winds and rain bears down on the area.
Bryan Heller lost his Rumson-Fair Haven High School ring in the ocean a decade ago. A contractor working in Sea Bright in August found it on the ground.
Federal funding for the program ended this week but about 300 people are still sleeping in city-funded hotel rooms that are paid for through Friday.
Researchers say underground carbon dioxide storage is one possible hope for mitigating climate change.
“It was like the resurrection. It was marvelous, it was really marvelous,” Dr. Margaret Dames, superintendent of schools for the Newark Archdiocese, said.
With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms.
About 200 counselors from New Jersey Hope and Healing Helpline have given emotional support to 300,000 callers since Sandy hit 11 months ago.
The city’s lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.
Thousands of families in the bayfront town are still trying to recover from the massive storm that hit almost a year ago.