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N.J. may face worst coastal flooding since Sandy, plus snow, rain and wind

N.J. may face worst coastal flooding since Sandy, plus snow, rain and wind (via NJ.com)

The center of a powerful coastal storm is expected to pass well to our south and east over the next few days, battering parts of the southern Mid-Atlantic with heavy snow and rain. But that’s actually not a good thing for New Jersey’s battered coast. While the state may be spared the brunt of wintry…


 
About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.


CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.


This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   

 CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.
 Cape May Resort Blog Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.


Click here to Save in Cape May – Save Money while visiting Cape May, check out our local Cape May Saving Coupon promotions. You can click here to print off the coupon or simply show your local Cape May Merchant your coupon on your smart phone, iPod or tablet

Book Your Favorite Hotel in Cape May and Save  – Cape May Resort.com has teamed up with Expedia offering direct on line booking of Cape May County including Cape May, Wildwood, Cape May Courthouse, Ocean City, Avalon, Somers Point, Lewes Delaware, Philadelphia and all surrounding New Jersey Shore areas.  It’s easy to go on line, search for your Cape May Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Luxury Resort and Plan your trip to the Jersey Shore with low prices guaranteed. – See more at: http://capemayresort.com/Book-Cape-May-Hotels.html#sthash.QFS5PpZe.dpuf


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N.J. may face worst coastal flooding since Sandy, plus snow, rain and wind

N.J. may face worst coastal flooding since Sandy, plus snow, rain and wind (via NJ.com)

The center of a powerful coastal storm is expected to pass well to our south and east over the next few days, battering parts of the southern Mid-Atlantic with heavy snow and rain. But that’s actually not a good thing for New Jersey’s battered coast. While the state may be spared the brunt of wintry…


 
About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.


CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.


This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   

 CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.
 Cape May Resort Blog Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.


Click here to Save in Cape May – Save Money while visiting Cape May, check out our local Cape May Saving Coupon promotions. You can click here to print off the coupon or simply show your local Cape May Merchant your coupon on your smart phone, iPod or tablet

Book Your Favorite Hotel in Cape May and Save  – Cape May Resort.com has teamed up with Expedia offering direct on line booking of Cape May County including Cape May, Wildwood, Cape May Courthouse, Ocean City, Avalon, Somers Point, Lewes Delaware, Philadelphia and all surrounding New Jersey Shore areas.  It’s easy to go on line, search for your Cape May Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Luxury Resort and Plan your trip to the Jersey Shore with low prices guaranteed. – See more at: http://capemayresort.com/Book-Cape-May-Hotels.html#sthash.QFS5PpZe.dpuf


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Christie’s no-bid Hurricane Sandy contract could cost N.J. millions in federal funding

Christie’s no-bid Hurricane Sandy contract could cost N.J. millions in federal funding (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — When Gov. Chris Christie awarded a no-bid contract to a Florida debris removal company a day after Hurricane Sandy hit, the administration and its proponents said it was needed for a quick response to the disaster and stressed it was the best way for hard-hit towns to get the most aid from…


 
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Christie’s no-bid Hurricane Sandy contract could cost N.J. millions in federal funding

Christie’s no-bid Hurricane Sandy contract could cost N.J. millions in federal funding (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — When Gov. Chris Christie awarded a no-bid contract to a Florida debris removal company a day after Hurricane Sandy hit, the administration and its proponents said it was needed for a quick response to the disaster and stressed it was the best way for hard-hit towns to get the most aid from…


 
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Battered boats: Sandy’s wrath hit N.J. maritime industry hard

Battered boats: Sandy’s wrath hit N.J. maritime industry hard (via NJ.com)

Capt. Harold “Smitty” Smith couldn’t believe it — they were everywhere, hundreds of them. Stacked in piles by the dozen. Leaning against homes and on top of cars. Peeking out from murky waters and marshes up and down the New Jersey coast. Hurricane Sandy had turned the Shore area into a graveyard…


 

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Battered boats: Sandy’s wrath hit N.J. maritime industry hard

Battered boats: Sandy’s wrath hit N.J. maritime industry hard (via NJ.com)

Capt. Harold “Smitty” Smith couldn’t believe it — they were everywhere, hundreds of them. Stacked in piles by the dozen. Leaning against homes and on top of cars. Peeking out from murky waters and marshes up and down the New Jersey coast. Hurricane Sandy had turned the Shore area into a graveyard…


 

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5 Jersey towns spending $50M on boardwalks

The Jersey Shore is known for about 20 boardwalks lining the Atlantic coast from Keansburg in the north to Cape May in the south.

1:47PM EST December 5. 2012 – BELMAR, N.J. — At least five Jersey Shore resort towns hit hard in superstorm Sandy plan to spend more than $50 million to rebuild their boardwalk areas with a goal of being ready for beach season.
To bring back its 1.3 miles of boardwalk, Belmar, N.J., officials approved $20 million in bonds earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Asbury Park, N.J., officials said that city expects to spend nearly $12 million.
STORY: Atlantic City boardwalk back in business
MORE: A look back at Jersey Shore boardwalks
In Seaside Heights, N.J., home to an iconic wooden roller coaster destroyed in the storm, council members at their meeting Wednesday night plan to look at the costs associated with rebuilding its 16 blocks of boardwalk. Original estimates were almost $13 million.
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is expecting restoration of its almost milelong boardwalk to cost about $2 million. And officials in Long Branch, N.J., who want their walkway rebuilt by Memorial Day, have approved $5 million so far in emergency money because of the storm.
The Jersey Shore is known for about 20 boardwalks lining the Atlantic coast from Keansburg in the north to Cape May in the south. Superstorm Sandy reduced several of them to splinters.
“The boardwalk is an integral part of the identity of the town. We’ve had one every year since 1875,” Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty said.
“This year will be no different,” he said, adding that the boardwalk should be back in place by Memorial Day weekend.
Belmar approved the bonds at a Monday night meeting that one resident described as “standing room only.”
“All they wanted to talk about was the boardwalk. They’re concentrated on getting that fixed,” said JoAnn Ali, a lifelong Belmar resident.
Doherty said the borough is being aggressive about resurrecting the boardwalk because losing tourists would hurt many small businesses that depend on healthy summer revenues to survive.
“If we don’t have tourists, property taxes will skyrocket and the businesses will suffer,” Doherty said. Cleanup costs associated with the storm will account for $3 million with the remaining $17 million earmarked for the borough’s new boardwalks.
“If we don’t have tourists, property taxes will skyrocket and the businesses will suffer.”
— Mayor Matthew Doherty of Belmar, N.J.
Belmar officials anticipate the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay for 75 percent — if not more — of the cost of boardwalk repairs, Doherty said. The remaining 25 percent will be paid over 20 years out of the borough’s beach utility fund.
To keep up with the payments, Belmar beachgoers can expect an increase in beach badge fees for next summer.
“The beach will still remain a very affordable price for middle-class families to come,” said Doherty, adding that he was first in line to buy seasonal beach badges for his family of four when they went on sale Monday.
Another way the borough is raising money: Beach lovers can buy a board on the new boardwalk. Individual boards cost $25 to $5,000.
Belmar’s new boardwalk plans call for 3,100 25-foot-long pilings that will be pounded into the sand, composite decking and hurricane straps.
“The old boardwalk was built during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s,” Doherty said. “This one will be built to current codes.”
Meanwhile, Asbury Park manager Terence Reidy said that city will receive more than $1 million from FEMA for debris cleanup and expects to spend nearly $12 million on rebuilding.
Recovery costs include repairing damage to the boardwalk, sewage plant and fire house, as well as paying for emergency personnel who worked overtime after the storm, Reidy said.
The city submitted a $1.8 million preliminary request to FEMA for clearing debris in hard-hit sections, Reidy said. Officials anticipate FEMA will roll out more money and insurance providers will make reimbursements as construction begins.
Asbury Park approved an emergency appropriation of $7.1 million that will be allocated over five years.
Reidy and other officials have promised Asbury Park’s boardwalk will be ready by summer 2013. A few boardwalk businesses already have reopened their doors.
Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City Boardwalk Floating Planks
Original Content: Contributing: Kristi Funderburk, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
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5 Jersey towns spending $50M on boardwalks

The Jersey Shore is known for about 20 boardwalks lining the Atlantic coast from Keansburg in the north to Cape May in the south.

1:47PM EST December 5. 2012 – BELMAR, N.J. — At least five Jersey Shore resort towns hit hard in superstorm Sandy plan to spend more than $50 million to rebuild their boardwalk areas with a goal of being ready for beach season.
To bring back its 1.3 miles of boardwalk, Belmar, N.J., officials approved $20 million in bonds earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Asbury Park, N.J., officials said that city expects to spend nearly $12 million.
STORY: Atlantic City boardwalk back in business
MORE: A look back at Jersey Shore boardwalks
In Seaside Heights, N.J., home to an iconic wooden roller coaster destroyed in the storm, council members at their meeting Wednesday night plan to look at the costs associated with rebuilding its 16 blocks of boardwalk. Original estimates were almost $13 million.
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is expecting restoration of its almost milelong boardwalk to cost about $2 million. And officials in Long Branch, N.J., who want their walkway rebuilt by Memorial Day, have approved $5 million so far in emergency money because of the storm.
The Jersey Shore is known for about 20 boardwalks lining the Atlantic coast from Keansburg in the north to Cape May in the south. Superstorm Sandy reduced several of them to splinters.
“The boardwalk is an integral part of the identity of the town. We’ve had one every year since 1875,” Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty said.
“This year will be no different,” he said, adding that the boardwalk should be back in place by Memorial Day weekend.
Belmar approved the bonds at a Monday night meeting that one resident described as “standing room only.”
“All they wanted to talk about was the boardwalk. They’re concentrated on getting that fixed,” said JoAnn Ali, a lifelong Belmar resident.
Doherty said the borough is being aggressive about resurrecting the boardwalk because losing tourists would hurt many small businesses that depend on healthy summer revenues to survive.
“If we don’t have tourists, property taxes will skyrocket and the businesses will suffer,” Doherty said. Cleanup costs associated with the storm will account for $3 million with the remaining $17 million earmarked for the borough’s new boardwalks.
“If we don’t have tourists, property taxes will skyrocket and the businesses will suffer.”
— Mayor Matthew Doherty of Belmar, N.J.
Belmar officials anticipate the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay for 75 percent — if not more — of the cost of boardwalk repairs, Doherty said. The remaining 25 percent will be paid over 20 years out of the borough’s beach utility fund.
To keep up with the payments, Belmar beachgoers can expect an increase in beach badge fees for next summer.
“The beach will still remain a very affordable price for middle-class families to come,” said Doherty, adding that he was first in line to buy seasonal beach badges for his family of four when they went on sale Monday.
Another way the borough is raising money: Beach lovers can buy a board on the new boardwalk. Individual boards cost $25 to $5,000.
Belmar’s new boardwalk plans call for 3,100 25-foot-long pilings that will be pounded into the sand, composite decking and hurricane straps.
“The old boardwalk was built during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s,” Doherty said. “This one will be built to current codes.”
Meanwhile, Asbury Park manager Terence Reidy said that city will receive more than $1 million from FEMA for debris cleanup and expects to spend nearly $12 million on rebuilding.
Recovery costs include repairing damage to the boardwalk, sewage plant and fire house, as well as paying for emergency personnel who worked overtime after the storm, Reidy said.
The city submitted a $1.8 million preliminary request to FEMA for clearing debris in hard-hit sections, Reidy said. Officials anticipate FEMA will roll out more money and insurance providers will make reimbursements as construction begins.
Asbury Park approved an emergency appropriation of $7.1 million that will be allocated over five years.
Reidy and other officials have promised Asbury Park’s boardwalk will be ready by summer 2013. A few boardwalk businesses already have reopened their doors.
Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City Boardwalk Floating Planks
Original Content: Contributing: Kristi Funderburk, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
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Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LEWES, Del.- Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Officials said that on Tuesday morning they inspected the infrastructure at both the Cape May and Lewes ferry terminals, as well as each ferry vessel. No damage has been reported.

Early Tuesday afternoon, the United States Coast Guard completed its assessment of the Delaware River for debris and remaining navigational aids and issued clearance for the MV Cape May to depart the Holt Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, N.J. at 1 p.m. and return to Cape May New, NJ. The MV Delaware and MV New Jersey followed shortly thereafter.

“We will operate our normal ferry schedule tomorrow with the first ferry departing Cape May at 7:30 a.m.,” said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. “We were very fortunate that our facilities were relatively unscathed.”

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, CMLF marine personnel transported all five ferries upriver for the safety of the vessels. The MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May, MV Delaware, MV New Jersey, and MV Cape Henlopen were docked at Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, N.J., to ride out Hurricane Sandy.

Travelers who plan to use the Cape May-Lewes Ferry are advised to call toll free at (800) 643-3779, visit the CMLF online at www.cmlf.com or friend us on Facebook for the latest departure information.

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Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LEWES, Del.- Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Officials said that on Tuesday morning they inspected the infrastructure at both the Cape May and Lewes ferry terminals, as well as each ferry vessel. No damage has been reported.

Early Tuesday afternoon, the United States Coast Guard completed its assessment of the Delaware River for debris and remaining navigational aids and issued clearance for the MV Cape May to depart the Holt Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, N.J. at 1 p.m. and return to Cape May New, NJ. The MV Delaware and MV New Jersey followed shortly thereafter.

“We will operate our normal ferry schedule tomorrow with the first ferry departing Cape May at 7:30 a.m.,” said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. “We were very fortunate that our facilities were relatively unscathed.”

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, CMLF marine personnel transported all five ferries upriver for the safety of the vessels. The MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May, MV Delaware, MV New Jersey, and MV Cape Henlopen were docked at Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, N.J., to ride out Hurricane Sandy.

Travelers who plan to use the Cape May-Lewes Ferry are advised to call toll free at (800) 643-3779, visit the CMLF online at www.cmlf.com or friend us on Facebook for the latest departure information.

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