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The real barrier to the beach

in Toms River News

Carlos Rojas sat in his wheelchair on a ramp overlooking the crisp white sand and rough blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean. His grandchildren squealed as they climbed on the playground overlooking Belmar beach.

Last summer, Rojas would have easily joined them, toting their sand toys, beach chairs and cooler. But the 79-year-old man, who splits his time between Florida and New Jersey, recently lost his leg after complications with COVID-19.

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Jersey Shore Mayor Demands All Of New Jersey Pay For Replenishing His Town’s Beaches, Balks At Free Beach Access

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill wants the residents of New Jersey to pay for beach replenishment costs incurred by a springtime nor’easter that washed out portions of Ortley Beach and surrounding private Toms River beach communities.

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Army Corps of Engineers Won’t Bail Out Toms River After Nor’easter Eroded Ortley Beach

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Toms River taxpayers will have to foot the bill to replenish tons of sand washed out to sea during last weekend’s nor’easter that eroded the beach at Ortley Beach leaving high ledges and cliffs at the base of the dune system.

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