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Berkeley Comes Through Nor'easter With Little Damage, Mayor Says

Dunes actually bulked up a little, thanks to snow fencing and Christmas trees

Sandy-battered sections of the township were spared from much damage or flooding during the nor'easter, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.


"We are extremely thankful we did very well during the nor'easter," Amato said. "I received reports from our Office of Emergency Management that we had about six to eight inches of water in the street down by Balsam Drive, Main Street and some sections off Bayview Avenue in Holly Park."

Although Pelican Island and South Seaside Park took on some water in the roadways, the flooding was nothing severe, the mayor said.

The Parks and Recreation Department reported that some of the dunes in South Seaside Park were actually built up during the storm, he said.

"We gained a foot of sand in some spots near the new fencing, and more behind it," Amato said.

Sections of Good Luck Drive in the Good Luck Point section of the township had some water, but most of the streets were clear this afternoon. The water in the tidal marshlands off Bayview Avenue was close to the roadway, but the street was also clear.

Amato, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele and emergency management officials held off yesterday and did not issue any evacuation orders, either mandatory or voluntary.

Waterfront sections on the barrier island and Glen Cove, Good Luck Point and the Toms River Shores section of the township are still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

Fight Club March 08, 2013 at 04:08 PM
It is a shame that SSP has to be associated with such a dump of a town as Berkeley.
WhyohWhy March 08, 2013 at 06:38 PM
When you have something intelligent to say Fight Club say, until then refrain from speaking. Can't be too bad a place if you are reading its Patch! smh
Chris D. March 08, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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Chris D. March 08, 2013 at 11:11 PM
George Gilmore financed Mayor Amato's campaign last year, and recieved township attorney. Amato chose Ashbritt for clean up & his friend George Gilmore got the commission on the deal. George Gilmore is on the Ashbritt payroll.
Peggy Greco March 09, 2013 at 05:46 AM
In reference to the relationship between George Gilmore and Mayor Amato it is called influence peddling.
Southbound March 09, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Red, I live in Bayville and agree with fight club. Take a look at the shop rite plaza. Garbage everywhere. People don't have any pride where they live. That's going to change for us because we are out of here.

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