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Ortley, North Beach targeted for Superstorm repair grant

First ravaged by Sandy, now blitzed by a blizzard, residents of Ortley Beach and neighboring North Beach in Toms River get word that they're targeted for $4,900,000 in federal Superstorm recovery aid.

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Dunes Before and After (courtesy Ken Langdon)
Dunes Before and After (courtesy Ken Langdon)
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Worth a thousand words: Pre- and post-blizzard Ortley Beach

You've heard repeatedly about shore damage whipped up by the blizzard of January 22-23. You either agreee, or disagree, about uniform dune reinforcement for the Jersey coast. Before-and-after images of Ortley Beach, where there is no permanent solution, offer a stark impression of the tightrope some residents walk.

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Ortley scrapes through – sand en route to storm-scraped coast

The storm and the sand on the Toms River beachfront wrestled to a draw this weekend.

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Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)
Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)
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Bayside Park in Ortley Beach reopens July 18

The next step toward mending Ortley Beach's Superstorm wounds is about to be taken. Bayside Park, decimated in the October 2012 disaster, officially reopens July 18.

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Damage to homes in Ortley Beach
Damage to homes in Ortley Beach (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
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Ortley Beach Protection Measures On Tap [AUDIO]

Sandy-devastated Ortley Beach residents are scared that another named storm will destroy the slow recovery efforts they're making after nearly being wiped off the coast by Superstorm Sandy last year.

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Barnacle Bill's in Seaside Heights after Sandy
Barnacle Bill's in Ortley Beach after Sandy (Townsquare Media)
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Is the Entire Shore Open for Business? [AUDIO]

Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama have each told residents and consumers across the country that the Jersey shore is open for business this summer, but that's not true everywhere along the coast.

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Mayors Vince Barella, Tom Keleher, Bill Akers (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
Mayors Vince Barella, Tom Keleher, Bill Akers (Rosetta Key, Townsquare Media)
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Jersey Shore Tourism Season Remains On Track [AUDIO]

Mayors of several of Ocean County's Northern Barrier Island communities are in a race against time to get their beaches and tourism hot spots ready for this summer season, but is it realistic given the devastation of Sandy?

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Kohr's Seaside (photo: Kohr's Frozen Custard Inc. Facebook)
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Kohr’s Frozen Custard Coming to Ortley Beach

Despite Sandy, a legendary Jersey Shore mainstay in Seaside Heights is expanding to Ortley Beach.

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Ortley Beach Opens For Repopulation [AUDIO]

Ortley Beach, Toms River's most storm-battered portion, will reopen for repopulation, but Township Mayor Tom Kelaher warns it could be while until things are fully normal in that part of town.

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A man searches for his home in Ortley Beach. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Jersey Shore Home Disappears During Sandy Clean-Up

Several homes were carried away in the flood waters from Hurricane Sandy.

One house though didn't wash away...it seemed to have disappeared. So where did it go?

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Hurricane Sandy damage one month later
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The Jersey Shore – One Month Later [VIDEO]

When Hurricane/Superstorm/MegaMess Sandy ravaged our coastline, we all saw the photos and videos of the immense damage.

So what does it look like one month later?

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For Ortley Beach Residents, The Long Wait Ends

When Sandy hit, I was at the radio station and wouldn't be able to get home until late Tuesday, plus my wife was out of town, so the calls I got from my neighbors were the only link I had to what was happening on my rapidly flooding street.

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