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Oceanville Wildlife Refuge to Get Sandy Relief Money

10-24-13
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior and congressional leaders announced that $162 million of the Hurricane Sandy relief package will be used for 45 restoration projects along the East Coast, including one at an Oceanville wildlife refuge.
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Environmental Coalition Releases Sandy Report Cards

10-24-13
A group of six environmental groups has rated Gov. Christie, the DEP, DCA, legislature, president and federal agencies on their responses after Hurricane Sandy hit.
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Maritime Forest Aims to Protect Property from Strong Storms

10-23-13
Bradley Beach has a new maritime forest located behind the dune system, which officials hope will protect areas that were wiped out by Hurricane Sandy from future storm damage.
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Fewer Monarchs Migrate Through Cape May Than Previous Falls

10-22-13
Monarch butterflies travel through Cape May each fall on their way to Mexico. This year, the numbers are lower than the past, but the Monarch Migration Project believes the decrease is part of a normal cycle and not because of Hurricane Sandy.
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Union Beach Sandy Victims Can Return Home, Thanks to Habitat for Humanity

10-14-13
Volunteers, including President Jimmy Carter and his wife, worked to rebuild homes in Union Beach for Hurricane Sandy victims through Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County.
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Save Ellis Island Chairman Hopes Island Reopens in 2014

10-14-13
Save Ellis Island Chairman Peter Lillo says the government shutdown has delayed the reopening of Ellis Island. It was supposed to reopen at the end of October, a year after Hurricane Sandy damage closed the facility. Now Lillo hopes for a 2014 reopening.
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Volunteers Help Sandy Victims Rebuild Damaged Homes

10-11-13
Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County is helping victims of Hurricane Sandy in Union Beach by organizing volunteers to rebuild their storm damaged homes.
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NJ Work Environment Council Says State at Risk from Chemical Disasters

10-10-13
Members of the New Jersey Work Environment Council released a report entitled "Failure to Act," which finds state jobs and residents are at risk from toxic chemical disasters. But the NJ DEP says programs to reduce the use of chemicals have been successful.
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Ocean City Moves Forward with Eminent Domain Proceedings to Get Easements for Beach Replenishment

10-9-13
Ocean City officials have begun moving forward with eminent domain proceedings to obtain easements for dozens of properties that are needed for an Army Corps beach replenishment project.
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Somerset Development To Give Old Bell Labs Building More Purpose

10-9-13
Somerset Development President Ralph Zucker says that the old Bell Labs building will get a small makeover, giving it more functions.