Construction of the new boardwalk is kicking off Wednesday morning and the town is pulling out all the stops to get the project done by Memorial Day.
Most of the 1.3-mile Belmar boardwalk was destroyed in superstorm Sandy.
Despite the damage from superstorm Sandy, there is optimism in at least one Jersey Shore community that the summer rental season will remain strong.
The road to recovery from Sandy for the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar is going through the gulf coast, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.
Residents in storm-ravaged areas along the Jersey Shore had their first chance to speak with Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall meeting on Thursday.
Belmarboards.com allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.
It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.
At a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.
Touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, President Barack Obama pledged that all affected residents would get help as quickly as possible.
All 5,900 residents of the town of Belmar, N.J. have been ordered to evacuate immediately.
From the lowest lying areas of the Jersey Shore, where residents were already being encouraged to leave, to the state’s northern highlands, where sandbags were being filled and cars moved into parking lots on high ground, New Jersey began preparing in earnest Friday for Hurricane Sandy.
Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.
There have been more stingrays sighted on the Jersey Shore. But Belmar authorities say there will be no beach closures and there is no cause for alarm.
Video of the beating became an Internet sensation. The two accused allegedly stole the 50 year-old’s bicycle and face charges that include aggravated assault.