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Pallone Announces More Than $14 Million for Storm Repairs to Atlantic Highlands Harbor Marina Piers

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $14,486,495 in federal funding to the Atlantic Highlands Harbor for repairs to marina piers damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

LONG BRANCH, NJ—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $14,486,495 in federal funding to the Atlantic Highlands Harbor for repairs to marina piers damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

“After Sandy, I saw boats thrown on land and piers broken in half,” said Congressman Pallone.  “The amount of repair work required for Atlantic Highlands Harbor was unbelievable, but this funding means that visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the harbor in time for summer season.”

FEMA is covering 75% of the total cost for the repair project, which is more than $19 million.  Twelve damaged piers are included in this project; eight of them are fixed wood and four are floating wood.  The project also includes repairs to the observation platform, access ramps for those with disabilities and all of the water, electric, sanitary, and fuel system utilities on the damaged docks.

Superstorm Sandy devastated many of the Jersey Shore areas represented by Congressman Pallone who has since been a vocal advocate for robust relief plans to help rebuild from the historic storm.

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dennis malloy April 02, 2013 at 07:14 AM
what about the businesses in the marina. the bait shop ice house and the awning at on the deck. they have to out people back to work, not play.
Fred M April 02, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Dennis, what good are the businesses at the marina if there is no marina? All those boats at the marina supports all those businesses. Who is going to the bait house if there are no boats? I believe that people buy bait then go on their boat? Do you really think that ice and bait sales would be lucrative if their wasn't any people going to the marina? I have this funny feeling that no marina means no people. No people means no bait and ice sales..
Paul Schlaflin April 03, 2013 at 08:49 PM
What a load of hooey! "Congressman Pallone who has since been a vocal advocate for robust relief plans to help rebuild from the historic storm." Robust..does that mean dresses nice and shows for photo ops? Neither I nor the dozens of others from the Bayshore to whom I have spoken have NEVER recieved a return call regarding anything storm related. If he was so robust he'd have stood up to FEMA and 100's of families would have been spared wintering withouit heat. He can kid himself all he wants with these fantasy press releases, but a word to the wise Congressman...update that resume, my dog could beat you now.
Marina April 04, 2013 at 01:47 AM
I remember a promise Pallone made....I help keep Ft Monmouth open....Well that never happened. 30,000 out of work. If anyone believes this self-serving baffoon, you need your head examined. RIP Ft Monmouth
Paul April 04, 2013 at 03:13 AM
aren't you a resident of Marlboro? What do you care?

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