Work on Ocean Grove boardwalk continues as summer begins

Summer is officially underway, but there's still much work that needs to be done to get the Ocean Grove boardwalk fully summer-ready. (6/21/14)

OCEAN GROVE - Summer is officially underway, but there's still much work that needs to be done to get the Ocean Grove boardwalk fully summer-ready.

On Saturday, workers were out to continue construction on the Sandy-damaged boardwalk. It's being rebuilt with new Trex material, in a color called "tiki torch."

Many more boards still need to be screwed into place, and details like lighting and landscaping must be addressed. The goal is to have the boardwalk completed by the Fourth of July.

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Much of the delays are because the boardwalk is privately owned by the Camp Meeting Association. The Methodist organization was turned for federal funding more than once, but finally won FEMA funds by arguing through the courts that while it's privately owned, the boardwalk is used by the public.

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