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