Nine months after Superstorm Sandy virtually destroyed the amusement park at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., the thrills are officially back.
The pier was the former site of the Jet Star roller coaster that was swept into the ocean by Sandy, creating one of the storm’s enduring images. The roller coaster was removed in May.
The remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the the water will be safe this summer.
The weather Saturday was perfect for a summer kickoff, and nearly eight months after Superstorm Sandy, this season has very special meaning.
New Jersey’s first lady marked a symbolic milestone on the first day of summer.
American Legion Post 351 suffered about $200,000 in damages. Post 351 did not have insurance for wind damage or flooding.
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.
A firefighter who lost his home to Superstorm Sandy responded to a call last week, only to find his own new home was on fire.
Britain’s Prince Harry began a tour Tuesday of New Jersey’s storm-damaged coastline, inspecting dune construction, walking past destroyed homes and shaking hands with police and other emergency workers with Gov. Chris Christie as his guide.
The work began Tuesday afternoon after Britain’s Prince Harry finished touring the Jersey shore. The project is expected to take about 48 hours to complete, said Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf.
The Jet Star roller coaster that plunged off the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. during the Oct. 29 storm will finally be removed from the Atlantic Ocean.
Harry will be arriving in New York City on Monday before heading to the Jersey shore on Tuesday, where he’ll tour communities that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy, including Mantoloking and Seaside Heights.
Seaside Heights expects the main section of its boardwalk to be rebuilt by the holiday, with the rest complete by mid-June.
Along the Sandy-battered Jersey Shore, some sense of normalcy has resumed this weekend as some parks and piers have reopened.
Clownfest started in Asbury Park in 1981 before moving to Seaside Heights in 1987. For the past 25 years, hundreds of clowns descended on the shore town for the annual festival.