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Margate's flooded beach
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Margate — State Made Us Install Dunes and Now We’re Seeing Real Trouble

Margate residents say dunes forced upon them by a lost court battle with New Jersey are creating a public health hazard pointing to heavy flooding behind the dunes over the weekend.

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Faces of Sandy Fraud: NJ Has Charged 96 People With Taking Funds Meant for Victims

In the latest batch of charges, officials say five more people were caught applying for relief or low-interest disaster loans for which they were not eligible.

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Windmills
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No to Pipelines, Yes to Offshore Windmills: How NJ Could Fend Off Climate Disaster

Summers as hot as Alabama, shoreline lost to rising sea levels, saltwater intruding the Delaware river and bay – all on the horizon and needing a response, says a report.

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Road Closed
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Menendez: Fix Deluge of Problems Caused By Federal Flood Insurance

A New Jersey lawmaker leads the charge to extend and improve the program.

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Home Raising Grants
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Want to Apply for NJ’s Sandy Mortgage Relief Program? Deadline is Wednesday

The state Department of Community Affairs is operating a Superstorm Sandy mortgage forbearance program, as required under a law Gov. Chris Christie signed in February, but the application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31.

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Townsends Inlet Bridge / Google Maps
Townsends Inlet Bridge / Google Maps
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Will Sea Isle-Avalon Bridge Be Ready In Time For Summer?

In a statement on the city's website, it was revealed that the closure came as the result of an underwater inspection performed on the bridge on April 3. As a result, Cape May County hired South State Inc. to do the repairs "as quickly as possible."

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Ortley Beach post-storm dune
Ortley Beach dunes barely survived a weekend blizzard in January 2016. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ocean County is Weeks Away From Long-Awaited Dune Project

Ortley Beach will be the first spot in northern Ocean County to benefit from a beach replenishment project that local officials have been waiting on since the shore was slammed by Superstorm Sandy. A separate $63 million Absecon Island beach protection project is scheduled to run through early October.

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Jamie Lynn Lawson - Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
Jamie Lynn Lawson - Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
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Ocean County Authorities Searching For Fraudulent Superstorm Sandy Contractor

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is searching for 42-year-old Jamie Lynn Lawson, a Superstorm Sandy contractor wanted for fraudulent activity who has been on the run since this past December.

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The beach in Avon By The Sea during the March snowstorm
The beach in Avon By The Sea during the March snowstorm (Bud McCormick)
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How Jersey Shore Beaches Weathered the Winter Storm

Wrapping up a survey of New Jersey beaches following the storm, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection saw no major problems as of Thursday afternoon.

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Queenston-Lewiston Border crossing between the U.S. and Canada
Queenston-Lewiston Border crossing between the U.S. and Canada (Dave Long, U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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Why Border Patrol Turned Away Christians Looking to Volunteer at the Jersey Shore

A Canadian church group looking to do volunteer with Superstorm Sandy victims at the Jersey Shore was turned away at the border over concern that they were trying to take away jobs from Americans.

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