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New Jersey Beach Can Be Seized for New Dune Project

Midway Beach, a small oceanfront community on the New Jersey shore, was barely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, due largely to the large sand dunes its nearly 400 homeowners built and maintained over the decades. Then, state officials told the community’s …

Many Sandy-Wrecked Towns Continue to Resist Dunes

In one of the largest beach repair projects in U.S. history, the federal government has begun dumping so much sand on a stretch of the New Jersey shore that it could fill a football stadium more than five times over. …

2 New Jersey Towns Get OK for Protective Steel Sea Wall

Two of the Jersey shore towns hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in October will soon be protected by a steel sea wall. Mantoloking and Brick have received federal and state approval for the wall that will be covered by sand …

New Jersey High Court Rules Against Homeowners in Dune Dispute

A New Jersey town can present evidence of the benefits of building dunes as storm barriers when homeowners with beachfront properties seek compensation for losing their ocean views, the state‚Äôs highest court ruled. The Borough of Harvey Cedars on Long …