Electrical components compromised by Sandy floodwaters caused NJ boardwalk fire

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A boardwalk fire that tore through two Jersey Shore communities, destroying dozens of businesses that had barely found their footing after Superstorm Sandy, was caused by electrical components that had been compromised by the storm, officials announced Tuesday.

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Monster fire wrecks 80 percent of NJ boardwalk that survived Sandy

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Flames are spreading rapidly along the boardwalk in Seaside Park at the Jersey Shore and smoke can be seen for at least 7 miles in the area.

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50-year-old message found in a jar on Jersey Shore

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Dennis Komsa was 12 years old in 1963 when, while vacationing with family along the Jersey Shore, he wrote a note, put it in a glass jar and tossed it into the Atlantic Ocean.

It surfaced about a half century later.

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Reunited! Obama and Christie tour the Shore

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With New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie facing a tough reelection in a liberal-leaning state and President Obama facing a trio of scandals, a reunion on a Sandy-ravaged beach benefits both leaders.

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Jersey Shore reopens 7 months after Sandy: We’re 80% there, says Christie 

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Seven months after being devastated by the worst storm in New Jersey history, most of the beaches and boardwalks of the Jersey Shore are back and open for business in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Take that, Sandy.

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100 days after Hurricane Sandy, the Jersey Shore slowly recovers

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LEFT: The Atlantic Ocean has breached the Ocean County barrier island in three places in the borough of Mantoloking, and created a new inlet at the base of the Mantoloking Bridge. RIGHT: This is what the Mantoloking Bridge looks like 100 days later.

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Roller coaster submerged during Sandy won’t stay as ‘tourist attraction’

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A crumpled roller coaster partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean off of New Jersey’s boardwalk won’t stay there as a “tourist attraction,” despite the town’s mayor advocating for that a week ago.

The iconic Star Jet roller coaster in Seaside Heights was destroyed when Sandy crashed ashore Oct. 29, wrecking parts of Casino Pier and tearing the coaster from the boardwalk.

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Destroyed roller coaster could be Jersey Shore tourist attraction, mayor says

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The roller coaster that was swept right-side up into the Atlantic Ocean as Hurricane Sandy slammed the Jersey Shore may not be torn down, according to Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers. 

Before and after views of Jersey shore towns damaged by superstorm Sandy

See satellite images of New Jersey beach towns before and after the devastating superstorm Sandy

Slideshow: Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

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Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast, taken during a search and rescue mission by the New Jersey Army National Guard on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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Sandy hammers Jersey Shore, levels homes, shreds boardwalks

The New Jersey Shore, the East Coast’s summer playground, famous for its amusement parks, fine white sand beaches, family vacation cottages and even a reality TV show, could be among areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.