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Water breaches sand dunes in Belmar, NJ as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Report: Wider Beaches On The Way For Some Shore Towns

Wider beaches are on the way for some Jersey shore towns whose coast took a pounding during Superstorm Sandy as a $25 million beach replenishment project led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Friday in Manasquan.

11/07/2013

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

Report: Jersey Shore Revenues Down This Summer In Spite Of Recovery Efforts

Manasquan is one town whose revenue decline can be attributed to just about every problem experienced along the shore. Beach revenue, including from parking, was down $290,000 through July 21.

07/27/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Report: Federal Aid May Have Prevented Local Tax Hikes In Sandy’s Wake

Waves of federal aid, some strategic borrowing, lowered property values and surplus accounts helped many shore communities avoid having to raise taxes drastically to compensate for the lost tax revenue.

07/14/2013

Beach Blanket Lingo

Did you hear WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack talk to New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer about “Beach Blanket Lingo?”

WCBS 880–08/06/2010