Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
The votes authorize the towns to acquire small strips of land by negotiation or by seizing it under the power of eminent domain. Any land seized would have to be paid for.
The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.
A string of disturbing acts of vandalism have been discovered in Toms River, N.J.
Thousands of families in the bayfront town are still trying to recover from the massive storm that hit almost a year ago.
A long legal process lies ahead for the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Toms River by their neighbors’ even-younger son.
Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.
Attorney Robert Ebberup released a statement Wednesday in which he criticized the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for arresting his client in front of his family while they ate dinner Monday.
Anthony Senatore, 33, was arrested at his Bayville home Monday night, CBS 2 reported. He was charged with of having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children, according to a published report.
A former New Jersey Yeshiva teacher changed pleas in the middle of his trial Monday, admitting that he sexually abused a boy he met while working as a camp counselor.
Funeral services were held Saturday for Brandon Holt, the 6-year-old New Jersey boy who authorities say was accidentally shot by a 4-year-old playmate.
Police said Brandon Holt was shot in the head by his friend after the younger boy went into his home on McCormick Avenue and somehow got his hands on a .22-caliber rifle.
Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.
The Jersey shore isn’t finished recovering from Superstorm Sandy, but the elements don’t care.
Mayor Bloomberg also warned residents living in low-lying coastal areas that flooding may occur as the storm barrels through the Tri-State.