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Transformers Blow; Fire At Beachwood Shopping Center

Officials toured Route 9 site just recently

The battered Beachwood Shopping Center was engulfed in flames Monday night as Hurricane Sandy struck the Jersey Shore.

The smell of burning transformers lingered down a dark Route 9 as 80 mph winds blew through Berkeley.

No word on the extent of the damages to the controversial structure.

Estimates to clean up the asphalt plant behind the defunct shopping center, remove asbestos from the buildings and raze the site have ranged as high as $50 million, officials said.

Seriously? October 30, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Oh gee -- how convenient!!!
DT October 30, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Smells fishy to me
Eric October 30, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Was there thunder
robin lee October 30, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Place has been an eyesore to the town for years and a serious safety issue...and nobody has been forced to take care of...fefinately not any loss...sandy did good on this one...sorry
Ken Goncs October 30, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Eh, good riddance. Maybe now they'll bulldoze what's left of it and someone will come in and place something new in its place
brokeninbayville October 30, 2012 at 07:32 PM
they should have let it go.
Fran October 31, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Is thiswhat they call Jewish lightening ?
Fran October 31, 2012 at 01:27 AM
But now maybe something will be done with that eyesore.
Dee Maffucci November 01, 2012 at 01:04 PM
my thing is all i hear on the radio is that people are out there fixing power lines and getting our electric and heat on. ok i've been seeing only people cutting down tress just yesterday they started. no one is working on powerlines etc in Beachwood. but yet the people who live by the firehouse never lost power. how do you explain this? i have a 92 yr old dementia father and its gonna go down to 30 degrees 2night.i finally got a generator but its hard to get gas. and i have the neighbors getting mad at me for supposedly not taking care of my dad. he is my priority along with taking care of my daughter. i was out for 4 day looking to get a generator and then getting gas for it and people cutting in line. people need to back off and help each other instead of being jerks to one another. there are people who have lost everything and lost loved ones. but for real when are we gonna see a jcp&l truck coming around fixing things??

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