Union Beach 'lights up' New Jersey in symbolic effort one year after Sandy

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy left 2.7 million of New Jerseyans in the dark. The state and it's people have come a long way, and many are looking into the future with optimism.

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy left 2.7 million of New Jerseyans in the dark. The state and it's people have come a long way, and many are looking into the future with optimism. (10/29/13)

UNION BEACH - One year ago, Superstorm Sandy left 2.7 million of New Jerseyans in the dark. The state and it's people have come a long way, and many are looking into the future with optimism.

In Union Beach, hundreds came out to turn on their flashlights in a symbolic gesture as the "Stronger than the Storm" song was played as a symbol of hope.

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella was on hand for festivities in that shore town, and says many are still struggling with insurance companies and aid programs.

Barrella says many there are still in the dark.

Several communities in New York and New Jersey are participating in Light Up the Shore, a Sandy observance organized by a group of radio stations.
 

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