Week in News: Massive Sandy Fire Caught on Tape

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Video Shows Close-Up of Camp Osborn Fire

Brick- The fire that destroyed the Camp Osborn neighborhood during Superstorm Sandy was captured in an up-close video and uploaded to YouTube by way of a Mexican news site Oct. 31, 2012, but the video has only recently surfaced locally.

The neighborhood, comprised of a mix of vacation bungalows and some newer, year-round homes, was nearly completely destroyed during Sandy.

Read more on Brick Patch.

Dog Struck by Hit and Run Driver 'Will be Healthy Again'

Lacey- Just more than a week after a car on Lacey Road struck Dunkin, a one-year-old yellow lab, he is safe at home with a cone on his head.

On March 15, Margaret Patterson’s son was playing outside with his friends. When a friend came into the Alpine Street home, Dunkin has squeezed through the entry and ran off.

The boys had tried to catch him but Dunkin kept running, all the way to Lacey Road where a small black vehicle hit him and continued to drive, Patterson said.

Read more on Lacey Patch.

Prince Harry Coming to Jersey Shore With Gov. Christie to Chaperone

Jersey Shore- Governor Chris Christie told his NJ 101.5 listening audience he'll be chaperoning the Prince of Wales when he visits the Jersey Shore in May.

“I am going to be spending the entire day with Prince Harry,” the governor said. The prince's exploits in Las Vegas became tabloid fodder and the "Ask the Governor" radio show asked how to prevent some bad press during his trip to New Jersey.

Read more on Brick Patch.

Signs of a Shore Comeback

Point Beach- No one expected the Jersey Shore to rebound quickly following Hurricane Sandy. 

Resort communities all along the coast are still rebuilding, hoping to have everything up and in working order by the summer tourist season. While a pre-Sandy existence is the ultimate goal, shore towns are making strides every day.

It's not there yet, but it will be.

See more on Toms River Patch.

Belmar Boardwalk, Beach To Reopen May 22 With Ribbon-Cutting

Belmar- The big day should be May 22, when a snip of a ribbon will mark the reopening of Belmar's boardwalk and beach.

Hurricane Sandy destroyed so much of the oceanfront that Belmar's main tourist attraction has been closed since evacuation orders were issued before the storm. The long-awaited first day of access should be May 22, officials said Wednesday.

Read more on Belmar Patch.


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