Rebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns.
Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as much time in the municipal court system.
The Jersey Shore is ready for the summer season for the most part, but it is a tale of two cities in Ocean County.
The sound of chain saws overpowered the crashing waves as construction crews worked on pilings for the rebuilt boardwalk.
A year after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his state, Gov. Chris Christie said he is celebrating how far New Jersey has come since the storm.
The demolition and cleanup work from the massive boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J., should be complete by the end of November, officials said.
Seaside Park and Seaside Heights officials have hired South Toms River-based Eagle Paving Corp. — which is operated by the man who also runs FunTown Pier — to do the work.
Last week’s massive boardwalk fire in New Jersey began accidentally, the result of an electrical problem, an official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
New Jersey is offering $50,000 grants and $5 million no-interest loans with no payments due for two years.
Gov. Chris Christie said the fire that raged for eight hours in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights was 95 percent contained by late morning Friday.
Many Seaside Park residents are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but that didn’t stop many of them from reaching out to lend a helping hand in the wake of Thursday’s massive boardwalk fire.
Winds were raging and fire experts said that conditions along the boardwalk created the perfect storm that resulted in a worst case scenario.
Lifelong residents said they felt like they were punched in the gut as they watched the boardwalk and numerous buildings on it get gobbled up by flames.
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.
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.