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A still-damaged home in Toms River, N.J. - May 31, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Shore Towns Vote To Move On Land Needed For Protective Dune System

The votes authorize the towns to acquire small strips of land by negotiation or by seizing it under the power of eminent domain. Any land seized would have to be paid for.

10/22/2013

Erosion along Ocean Parkway (credit: CBS 2)

Weekend Storms Create Football Field-Sized Hole In Dune Along Ocean Parkway

State officials said they are bringing in 20,000 cubic yards of sand to repair the dune at an estimated cost of $200,000.

10/15/2013

Dunes in New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Supreme Court Overturns Award For View Lost To Dune

New Jersey’s top court has ruled an elderly couple didn’t deserve a $375,000 award because a new protective sand dune blocked their view of the ocean.

07/08/2013

Reconstruction of the boardwalk in Belmar - Jan. 9, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Belmar, N.J. To Construct Dune To Protect New Boardwalk

The New Jersey town of Belmar has begun taking more steps to prevent damage from future hurricanes.

07/06/2013

A still-damaged home in Toms River, N.J. - May 31, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Summer After Sandy: A Long Climb Back In Toms River

Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.

05/31/2013

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Summer After Sandy: Jersey Shore Reopens As Storm Recovery Continues

Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

05/24/2013

Dunes in Brick, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Names Of Oceanfront Property Owners Resisting Protective Dunes Posted On NJ Town Website

In Long Beach Township, the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on 60 of the 465 oceanfront property owners to give their blessing to the project.

05/01/2013

Gov. Christie holds a town hall meeting in Middlesex, March 26, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie Blasts ‘Selfish’ Homeowners Who Oppose Dunes To Protect Shore Communities

Speaking from Middlesex on Tuesday, the famously brash governor announced he will personally announce the names of all those who have yet to sign easements to let the government build dunes.

03/26/2013

(credit: AccuWeather)

Winter Storm Packing Snow, Heavy Rain And Strong Winds Headed Our Way

The system will arrive Wednesday around midday, bringing heavy rain and snow that could disrupt travel and cause power problems throughout the Tri-State Area.

03/05/2013

Island Beach State Park in New Jersey - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park Reopens Months After Sandy

Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.

01/25/2013

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

National Day Of Service Brings Hundreds Of Volunteers To Tri-State Area Beaches

The group says more than 2,500 people representing 22 organizations took part in the simultaneous cleanups that took place at 30 locations.

01/19/2013

Cars piled up outside a floodd parking garage in Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYS Commission Considering Ways To Prevent Sandy-Type Devastation

The consensus in Albany is that, due to climate change, we can expect more monster storms like Sandy, and more flooding.

01/07/2013

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Residents Balk At Plan To Take Part Of Private Beach For Dunes

Toms River residents want to protect their dunes, despite the town’s efforts to rebuild by stripping homeowners of part of their property.

01/05/2013

Demand the Sand Rally Dec. 2, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Of Rockaways Residents Hold ‘Demand The Sand’ Rally For Better Storm-Proofing

The rally was held on Beach 86th Street in the Rockaways, where the devastation is still apparent more than a month after Sandy hit.

12/02/2012