Articles by Wayne Parry

N.J. Senate President: Bill to Give Sandy Victims Estimates of Aid Receipt

New Jersey residents still recovering from Superstorm Sandy would get individual estimates of when they can expect to receive rebuilding aid under legislation proposed by the state Senate president. Steve Sweeney says his bill is designed to increase transparency and …

Report: High, Wide Dunes Worked During Superstorm Sandy

A study by a leading coastal science center lends new support to New Jersey’s efforts to build protective sand dunes along its 127-mile coast. The Coastal Research Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studied the state’s beaches …

Federal Judge Allows N.J. Town’s Dune Construction Plan to Proceed

A federal judge ruled on Jan. 15 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 …

Politicians Vow to Block FEMA From Taking Mistaken Sandy Aid

About 3,000 Superstorm Sandy victims who were either wrongly given storm recovery aid or who were overpaid would not have to repay the federal government under legislation to be introduced this week by two New Jersey Congressmen. U.S. Sen. Robert …

Anger Remains Over Pace of New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, many residents remain angry and frustrated at the pace of recovery. During a public hearing Tuesday on the state’s plans to use the final $502 million in federal storm …

New Jersey Beach Owner Sues to Stop Dune Project

A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state’s shoreline. Jenkinson’s Pavilion, one of the state’s largest and …

GOP Fundraiser: N.J. Gov. Christie’s Sand Dune Plan Is ‘Stupid’

Plenty of oceanfront homeowners at the Jersey shore are unhappy with GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes along the state’s entire 127-mile coastline. Among them is Lawrence Bathgate, one of the Republican Party’s …

2 Years After Sandy: Sea Bright, N.J., Prepares for Next Big Storm

Sea Bright, New Jersey, 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 …

Work Begins on Steel Sea Wall for 2 Sandy-Devastated Towns in N.J.

Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall last week, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities …

N.J.’s Proposed New Rules for Coastal Development Drawing Concerns

Environmentalists say New Jersey’s proposed new rules for coastal development would place more people and property at risk from future storms like Superstorm Sandy. At the first of three public hearings on the proposed changes on June 25, representatives of …