Jersey Shore Readies for the Official Start of the Season By Bari Faye Siegel
With Memorial Day, the official start to the opening of the Jersey Shore, only days away, Seaside Heights – minus one iconic roller coaster – is ready for business.
Weeks Marine began dismantling Seaside Heights’ JetStar roller coaster in the early morning hours of May 14. By mid afternoon the following day, the tangled debris – except for a few pieces saved upon request by owner Casino Pier – were hauled off to the company’s yard in Jersey City to be disposed as scrap, according to Weeks Marine Project Manager Tom O’Donnell.
The New Jersey shore has seen its share of storms over the years and many people have electric generators at-the-ready for just such an occasion.
However, no one could have foreseen, the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. The combination of wind and rain took out power lines, toppled utility poles, knocked houses clear off foundations and dumped beach-fuls of sand onto the roadways.
In his over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Brian Delpome, vice president of field operations for Ferreira Construction of Branchburg, says he has never seen the kind of devastation left behind by SuperStorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 – save but one other day.
Joseph M. Sanzari Inc. Helps to Remove Debris, Restore Beaches
After SuperStorm Sandy blew past the Jersey Shore in late October, uprooting everything in its path, rapid-response disaster recovery firm AshBritt Environmental tapped Hackensack-based Joseph M. Sanzari Inc. to spearhead the clean-up efforts in Bayhead.