The community that was hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy is preparing to use eminent domain to take small strips of land from oceanfront homeowners who are holding up a critically needed beach replenishment project.
Placing sand and gravel-filled Geotextile fabric tubes along Mantoloking's ocean front is estimated to cost anywhere from $6 to $8 million dollars, which Mantoloking officials believe is a necessary expense for protection.
The main north-south route that connects Ocean County's Northern Barrier Island communities is re-opening through the Sandy-ravaged borough of Mantoloking today. But stiff restrictions will be in place.
When Superstorm Sandy devastated the Ocean County barrier island community of Mantoloking last October, it did more than destroy scores of homes and cut the community in two with a new inlet. It also knocked out a major north-south highway critical for the coastal region.
We have been inundated by the images of destruction left behind by Sandy. The sights are sobering, shocking and quite frankly, depressing. In a time like this, positive thinking is key. Instead of sharing the shots of devastation, share this collection with your friends and family. Let's rememb…