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Progress on Beach and New Dunes

Bradley Beach has made great progress restoring the dunes which were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. They’ve completed¬†building fenced in areas filled with Christmas Trees on about (in my rough estimation) 30 – 40% of the length of the beach. From … Continue reading

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Town Demolishes Honeysuckle Cafe

Last week, the town demolished the small structure at Newark Avenue which housed the Honeysuckle Cafe. It hadn’t seemed like the building was too badly damaged by Sandy, but it was presumably beyond repair.

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Bradley Beach Progress

Bradley Beach has made a tremendous amount of progress putting the beach back together. From what I’ve observed, the borough has been working non-stop to re-grade the beach and construct new dunes. It is for good reason that Governor Christie … Continue reading

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Ocean Grove Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The was a lot of damage to the newly rebuilt boardwalk, the fishing pier and some structures along the ocean. There appears to be only superficial damage to the buildings along Ocean Avenue, although part of the roof of the … Continue reading

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Asbury Park Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The entire boardwalk area in Asbury Park has been fenced in while the merchants in the ocean front stores are cleaning up their shops. As with all the other towns, a tremendous amount of sand has been piled up against … Continue reading

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Bradley Beach Election Results

Here’s a link to the official Monmouth County election results which include a link to Bradley Beach. Congratulations to Gary Engelstad who was elected the new mayor of Bradley Beach!

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All Bradley Beach voting districts will be voting at the firehouse from 8am to 8pm.

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Update from the Mayor

Mayor Julie Schreck posted an update on Sunday to the situation in Bradley Beach which is available here.

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Power in Bradley

JCP&L has restored power to most blocks in Bradley Beach as of today. There may be some isolated homes still out due to damage to the feeder lines in the immediate vicinity of those properties, though.

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Hurricane Sandy Avon by the Sea

Avon by the Sea didn’t fare as well as Bradley Beach. Water from the surge washed back a couple of blocks and seems to have flooded most of the houses on Ocean Avenue and in the first ocean block. We … Continue reading

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