Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.
While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.
The president toured the shore with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday, seven months after Superstorm Sandy caused $38 billion in damage.
The visit occurs as Congress is away for the week, a vacuum that has quieted attention to upheavals over the Internal Revenue Service, the attack on Benghazi, Libya, and a leak investigation that has swept up journalist’s phone records.
For many people, Memorial Day is considered the start of the beach season and the unofficial start to summer, but the beginning of the holiday weekend got off to a cold, windy and rainy start.
Following a cold, dreary day Saturday, the sun is making an appearance this Sunday, along with some slightly warmer temperatures.
Memorial Day Weekend it may be, but it might as well be mid-March for New Yorkers stepping outside Saturday.
It felt nothing like summer outside Saturday, but beach lovers and businesses were ready for Jersey Shore fun to resume.
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.
It will be his first time on the shore since he visited right after Hurricane Sandy hit on Oct. 29.
It’s taken a lot of hard work, sweat, and money to re-open the doors of a lot of businesses impacted by superstorm Sandy.
In Holgate, the hardest hit part of Long Beach Island, a woman is racing against time to reopen a motel and save her family’s business.
The AAA Clubs of New Jersey conducted a poll earlier this month to gauge New Jersey residents’ travel intentions this summer and to see whether Sandy impacted those plans.
Just about every kid has dreamed of it, but Ed Jarrett from Maine is doing it. He’s the king of the castle, the sand castle, that is.
The boardwalk is back – rebuilt and alive. Arcades are humming. The aquarium is open. Rides are also open.