The beach at 3rd Street was back by the end of the day on Friday. Bob Casey couldn’t believe his eyes.“These guys are doing a great job,” Casey said Thursday, as he watched a wide stretch of sand appear where a badly eroded area had been.Bob Casey of the Gardens section looks on in amazement as the beach at 3th Street is restored Thursday night.At high tide, the Third Street beach was nearly gone Casey said, with the ocean lapping precariously close to the dunes.“Even at low tide, there wasn’t a whole lot there,” Casey said, “now look,” he said. About 100 yards of fresh sand had been deposited between Third Street and Park Place on Thursday alone.“The people were blanket-to-blanket this summer,” he said. “Now there will be room for more visitors and (the beachgoers) will be able to spread out.”A picture taken before the beach was pumped next to the 3rd Street rocks on Thursday.Casey was one of a steady stream of spectators who stopped on the boardwalk or watched from balconies at the nearby Gardens Plaza condo. The “slurry” or sand/water mixture, was being pumped out of a system of pipes leading from the dredge anchored about a mile offshore adjacent to the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.A surfer, who gave his name as “Sparky,” said the new sand would make things much more welcoming to wave riders.“It shouldn’t affect the break, and it will give us a lot more space for boards and other stuff,” he said. “It’s going to be great.”All kinds of heavy equipment at work.The new beach was just one small segment of a $13.4 million joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the city and the state.“The city only had to pay a small part of the cost, which is a win-win,” Sparky said. “The Feds might not have to pay for storm damage now, and we have a real beach.” According to reports, the Federal and State Governments are paying for $12.2 million with the City earmarking $1.2 million of the project.By Friday morning, the crew had pumped up and over the rocks.The replenishment began October 24 at Seaspray Road and will add 1.3 million cubic yards of new sand from Seaspray to 14th Street.In addition, sand will be added to the dune system between 5th and 10th Streets. The project was expected to be finished by early next year.  But unseasonably warm weather and mostly calm seas helped accelerate the project, now estimated to be finished by Christmas, a worker said.But on Thursday it was all about 3th Street.“My grandson Michael Casey likes going to the beach, but last year there wasn’t really a beach for him to go to,” Casey said. “I’m sure everyone is happy now.” read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Brittany Ozarowski (Suffolk DA Office)A 21-year-old woman has been indicted for falsely claiming she had cancer to allegedly use donations to support her drug habit, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.Brittany Ozarowski, formerly of Selden, was arrested on April 1 and will be arraigned Wednesday on the sealed indictment in Central Islip.Over the last 13 months, Ozarowski allegedly told prospective donors that she was suffering from different forms of cancer, including bone and brain cancer, stomach cancer, thyroid cancer and ovarian cancer, according to prosecutors. Ozarowski, who would plead for help outside supermarkets, “convinced store owners in this county and in Nassau to allow her to place donor jars in their place of business,” Spota said.Prosecutors also said that she established a PayPal account and a website that read, “Brittany Ozarowski – Help Save My Life.”“This was a despicable scam,” the district attorney said. “There was no cancer, no chemotherapy, no radiation, and no medical bills. There was just heroin.”“The truth is she is a 21 year old drug addict with four open narcotics cases, and we have strong evidence she forged doctors’ notes to avoid court appearances,” he added.A spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney’s office confirmed that investigators are also looking into whether the alleged scheme took place in Nassau.Spota will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon displaying Ozarowski’s donor jar, shirts purchased by a store owner who held a fundraiser to support her and gift certificates donated by local business owners.last_img read more

first_imgDanish shipping registries will soon expand with another 11 vessels which are set to fly the Danish flag.The units in questions are the ones belonging to the fleets of Danish shipping companies TORM and Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, according to the Danish Maritime Authority.“This builds on the historic milestone when Danish shipping registries recently reached 20 million GT,” the authority informed.Even though Denmark is not the world’s biggest ship registry, it is now in front when it comes to growth rate over the past year, which means that in just one month, the Danish International Shipping Register has grown from 20 to 20.5 million GT, with more than 700 ships registered in DIS.“It is encouraging to see the Danish flag continuing its growth. Our political initiatives are having a positive effect, and we will continue the efforts to reduce administrative burdens, digitalize and improve the framework conditions and overall service for the industry,” Brian Mikkelsen, Minister of Business, Industry and Growth, said.last_img read more