Seaside Park

A firefighter stands at the scene of a massive fire that destroyed dozens of businesses along an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk on September 13, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rebuilding Slow For Seaside Park Businesses Year After Boardwalk Fire

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.

09/12/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

N.J. Senate Passes Bill Altering Penalties For Smoking In Public

Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as much time in the municipal court system.

06/13/2014

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Seaside Heights Boardwalk Ready To Go, But Seaside Park Still Struggles After Fire

The Jersey Shore is ready for the summer season for the most part, but it is a tale of two cities in Ocean County.

05/23/2014

The Seaside Park boardwalk following the massive Sept. 12 fire. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Tours Seaside Heights Boardwalk As Rebuilding Continues

The sound of chain saws overpowered the crashing waves as construction crews worked on pilings for the rebuilt boardwalk.

04/25/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie updates members of the media on damage and recovery efforts related to Superstorm Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Ewing, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie: NJ Has Made ‘Tremendous Progress’ Since Sandy, But ‘More Work To Do’

A year after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his state, Gov. Chris Christie said he is celebrating how far New Jersey has come since the storm.

10/29/2013

The Seaside Park boardwalk following the massive Sept. 12 fire. (credit: CBS 2)

Cleanup From Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire Should Be Over In November

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.

10/14/2013

The Seaside Park boardwalk following the massive Sept. 12 fire. (credit: CBS 2)

Demolition, Cleanup Work To Begin This Week At Fire-Damaged Seaside Park Boardwalk

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.

10/07/2013

The Seaside Park boardwalk following the massive Sept. 12 fire. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Boardwalk Fire Linked To Sandy-Damaged Electrical Wiring

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.

09/17/2013

The Funtown Amusement Pier collapses during the massive fire that destroyed part of the boardwalk and surrounding businesses in Seaside Park, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

Stories From Main Street: Rebuilding Seaside Park, N.J.

New Jersey is offering $50,000 grants and $5 million no-interest loans with no payments due for two years.

09/16/2013

Firefighters put out hot spots on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 a day after a massive fire ripped through the boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Mayor Says Of Seaside Park Boardwalk Fire, We’re ‘Better Than The Blaze’

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.

09/13/2013

Ocean county residents have stepped up to donate drinks and food supplies to workers responding to Thursday's boardwalk fire in Seaside Park. (Credit CBS 2)

Ocean County Residents Reach Out To Help Neighbors In Need Following Fire

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.

09/13/2013

The Funtown Amusement Pier collapses during the massive fire that destroyed part of the boardwalk and surrounding businesses in Seaside Park, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Wind, Wooden Structure Created Worst-Case Scenario In Seaside Park

Winds were raging and fire experts said that conditions along the boardwalk created the perfect storm that resulted in a worst case scenario.

09/13/2013

An overhead view of the massive fire that burned in Sandy-damaged Seaside Park on Sept. 12, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

‘Unthinkable’ Fire Along Boardwalk In Seaside Park, N.J. Under Control

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.

09/12/2013

A piece of debris brought ashore in Seaside Park (credit: Seaside Park Lifeguard Joe Gomulka)

Pieces Of Boardwalk Ride Wash Up In Seaside Park

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.

06/24/2013

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After Losing Home To Sandy, N.J. Firefighter Loses New Condo To Fire

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.

05/21/2013

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