More aid needed for Long Beach Twp. beaches

Long Beach Township beaches battered and bruised in November's nor'easter may not be ready in time for summer without an influx of aid.

The federal government gave the township roughly $400,000 to rebuild after the storm caused massive beach erosion, but officials say it only made a dent. Mayor Joseph Mancini petitioned Washington this week for $30 million.

A replenishment project in nearby Harvey Ceders cost an estimated $25 million. Andy Baran, deputy director of public works, says Long Beach Township needs help to afford that kind of work.

"We the taxpayers would never be able to fund it all," he says.

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