Jersey Shore News

N.J. Forest Fire Mostly Contained; Firefighter Still Critical

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire near the Jersey Shore that shut down the Garden State Parkway, sent neighbors fleeing and led to a firefighter’s hospitalization in critical condition was “a very, very near catastrophe,” authorities said Monday. The …

Federal Judge Allows New Jersey Dune Construction Plan to Proceed

A federal judge ruled Thursday to let a beach replenishment project proceed – for now – over the objections of a Jersey shore town that does not want the sand piles. Judge Renee Marie Bumb decided that neither Margate nor …

New Jersey Shore Braces for Next Big Storm

Sea Bright is a great example of how difficult it is to truly prepare a Jersey shore community for the next big storm. The low-lying community on a narrow strip of sand between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River floods …

$40M New Jersey Shore Town Steel Sea Wall Project Could Start Next Year

Construction of a steel sea wall could start early next year in one of the Jersey shore towns hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bob Mainberger, Mantoloking’s municipal engineer, tells the Asbury Park Press that the bidding process to find a …

Jersey Shore Towns Race to Finish Boardwalk Repairs

The ticking of the clock has been drowned out by the hammering of nails and the pounding of pile drivers in many Jersey shore towns racing to finish boardwalk rebuilding projects before Memorial Day weekend and the hoped-for onslaught of …

Storm-Hit Jersey Shore Struggles to Be Ready for Summer Season

As the spring sun glinted off the Atlantic Ocean at the tiny resort town of Avon-by-the-Sea, a small brown and white dog raced gleefully down the empty beach. “He’s the only one getting anything done,” muttered a scowling hard-hat worker, …

Some Shore Towns Eye Sea Walls to Guard Boardwalks

As Jersey shore towns spend millions to rebuild boardwalks wrecked by Superstorm Sandy, some are opting for an additional layer of protection in the form of steel sea walls placed between the boards and the shoreline. The idea is to …

Fire Damages 12 Homes on New Jersey Shore Hit by Storm

Since Superstorm Sandy smashed the Jersey shore, owners of flood-damaged homes along the New Jersey coast feared something else might happen to their properties, sitting vacant and largely unwatched. Those fears came true for a dozen homeowners Wednesday morning in …

After Hours Drownings Big Problem at Jersey Shore

The lifeguards had gone home, but the sun was still strong, the temperature was still high and the three 17-year-olds from northwestern New Jersey still wanted to swim. So Craig Szot, Michelle Hennelly and Kevin Reidinger ran into the surf, …

Jersey Shore Growth, Flooding Expected to Increase

The Jersey Shore area can expect growth and more flooding in the not-so-distant future, experts say. It’s a hazardous mix that can lead to increased property damage and stormwater pollution, harming ecological and economic gems such as Barnegat Bay, barrier …