Articles by Wayne Parry

Families Beg to Close New Jersey Beach Where 3 Died as Sand Gave Way

Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies there. Relatives …

New Jersey Beach Town Fights Drowning Death Lawsuit

A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet. North Wildwood acknowledges …

New Jersey Town Says It’s Not to Blame in Beach Collapse Death

A beach town being sued for the drowning death of a man swept out to sea when the sand collapsed underneath him says it is immune from such lawsuits due to a state law governing unimproved public property. North Wildwood …

Lifeguards Knew of Danger at New Jersey Beach Years Before Man Drowned

Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him. Sandra Smith, of Horsham, Penn., is suing North Wildwood over the 2012 incident …

Homeowners Ask Judge to Rule Against New Jersey in Protective Dune Case

Nine oceanfront homeowners in Bay Head, New Jersey, are asking a judge to declare that the state has no legal right to seize parts of privately owned beaches for a protective dune project. In court papers filed Feb. 19, the …

Lawsuit Says N.J.’s Post-Sandy Coastal Zone Rules ‘Don’t Make Sense’

Some New Jersey residents and environmental groups are suing to try to block the state’s new rules governing coastal development in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, saying they allow too many people and buildings to be put in harm’s way …

N.J. Gov. Christie Defends His Administration’s Sandy Response

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again defended his administration’s handling of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, the third anniversary of the storm, acknowledging mistakes were made but emphasizing they were corrected and that the extent of the …

3 Years After Sandy, Thousands of Storm Survivors Still Can’t Go Home

Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the New Jersey shore, destroying homes, splintering boardwalks, wrecking businesses and displacing thousands of people. Three years later, several thousand still cannot get back home due to bureaucratic red tape with government aid programs, …

New Jersey Sandy Protesters Blast Gov. Christie

Some victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey said they feel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has forgotten about them in his pursuit of the presidency. About a dozen protesters intended to pitch tents and camp out across from the …

Study: Flood Risk on Rise for New York City, New Jersey Coast

A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 …