Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shore Guide

High-tech surveillance cameras are going up on street poles in suburban South Jersey communities where they are being used as virtual patrols to stretch police departments.
ATLANTIC CITY - A city tax lien sale brought faltering Atlantic City some pre-Christmas cheer Thursday - a $22 million tax bill from bankrupt Trump Plaza and Taj Mahal will be paid - but also some coal: Nobody bid on a $32.5 million unpaid tax bill from Revel.
U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden has extended her order halting a $74 million beach replenishment project by the State of New Jersey and the Army Corps of Engineers to allow the state to seek a resolution with the uncooperative coastal city of Margate.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The boardwalk looked like a ghost town Tuesday, but except for some high surf, minor street flooding, scattered power outages, and wind gusts that topped out at 55 m.p.h., it appeared like any other chilly, gray December day in this Jersey Shore resort.
Channel 40, the television station at the Jersey Shore that is home to local heroes in weatherman Dan Skeldon and sportscaster Pete Thompson, is about to lose its identity.
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - You won't be able to see it when it's finished, because the seawall that extends three and a half miles through two beach towns will be covered in sand and is being rooted 30 feet below sea level.
SECAUCUS, N.J. - Federal emergency officials are taking new steps to address concerns from homeowners still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy more than two years ago, New Jersey and New York lawmakers announced Friday.
Score one for the beach bums of Margate in their quixotic fight against Gov. Christie's 127-mile sand dune. In court in Camden on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb told the state it can't just take Margate's land with an administrative order to expedite its shore protection project.