Star-Ledger reporter covering the Jersey Shore and dabbling in court issues.

Which N.J. beaches won't be accessible this summer?

nj.com — Summer unofficially arrives this weekend and although most beaches in New Jersey are in great shape, there are some ongoing projects that could hinder accessibility at some point in the next few months. Since Hurricane Sandy pummeled New Jersey in 2012, parts of the Jersey Shore are still trying to recover.

Jersey Shore beach replenishment projects

photos.nj.com — Crews in Ship Bottom work on a beach replenishment project there in early May. (Rob Spahr/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)...

Jersey Shore beach replenishment projects

Jersey Shore beach replenishment projects

photos.nj.com — Crews work on a beach replenishment project in Allenhurst in late April 2015. (MaryAnn Spoto/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)...

Jersey Shore beach replenishment projects

photos.nj.com — Crews search for pieces of World War I-era projectiles pumped onto the beach during a replenishment project in Loch Arbour in May 2015. (Rob Spahr/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)...

Dog restriction on popular beach angers owners

nj.com — MANASQUAN -A popular beach for dog owners and their pets along the Manasquan River is now off-limits to the pooches during prime daytime hours, raising the hackles of animal lovers from all over the area. Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan, known locally as Dog Beach, is restricting canines between 10 a.m.

Sandy family finally moves back home

photos.nj.com — Marita Axen and her family finally move back to their new Little Egg Harbor home after Hurricane Sandy. She credits the disaster response program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton with helping to get her house rebuilt (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Sandy family finally moves back home

photos.nj.com — Marita Axen and her family finally move back to their new Little Egg Harbor home after Hurricane Sandy. She credits the disaster response program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton with helping to get her house rebuilt (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Sandy family finally moves back home

photos.nj.com — Marita Axen and her family finally move back to their new Little Egg Harbor home after Hurricane Sandy. She credits the disaster response program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton with helping to get her house rebuilt (MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Sandy victims get long-awaited homecoming

nj.com — LITTLE EGG HARBOR -Marita Axten was up to her neck in paperwork trying to get her house rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy and was afraid she was sinking fast under the weight of the stress.
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