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  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration is making $60 million in competitive grants available for projects along the Lower Passaic River and associated tributaries and the Newark Bay Complex that will improve public access to these waterways and result in restoration of wetlands. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is earmarking $50 million for projects that […]

  • 16 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week awarded a $57.6-million contract to reconstruct beaches and dunes in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City as part of a joint state and federal partnership that is making New Jersey’s coastline more resilient following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced. The contract, which entails the construction […]

  • 26 March 2014

    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a multi-year, multi-million dollar State Channel Dredging Program that will begin to return New Jersey’s waterways affected by Superstorm Sandy to a state of good repair. “Our state channels are vital waterways that are used by recreational boaters and commercial fisherman,” NJDOT Commissioner James […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Federal Highway Administration has approved a post-Superstorm Sandy infrastructure protection project to construct and install four miles of steel sheet piling to be driven deep into the beaches in Mantoloking and Brick to safeguard Route 35 and nearby homes and businesses from future catastrophic storms, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Bob Martin announced. […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of its ongoing commitment to helping New Jersey’s communities recover and rebuild from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration yesterday took action to streamline state permits for various types of vital rebuilding projects, a move that will aid reconstruction of impacted homes and businesses, assist the recovery of marinas and […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration has developed a compromise between recreational and commercial fishing interests regarding access to artificial reefs off the coast of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner (DEP) Bob Martin announced today. The plan will allow commercial interests to have continued access to portions of two reefs in state waters and calls for […]

  • 3 March 2010

    Redoubling their efforts to protect South Jersey’s environment, Governor Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin today joined forces with U.S. Representative Rob Andrews and state Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney to oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan… [mappress] Source:thegovmonitor,March 2,2010;

  • 21 February 2010

    Gov. Chris Christie has vowed to continue the state’s fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel from Philadelphia south. [mappress] Source:newjerseynewsroom,February 20,2010;

  • 5 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday visited Ocean County’s Cattus Island Park in Toms River to announce a comprehensive action plan for Barnegat Bay and that the state will provide $20 million to ensure the continued recovery of the Bay.  “From the very beginning of my administration I have […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration has won an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will provide more time and Federal funds to complete the dredging of State channels clogged with sand and silt by Superstorm Sandy. “This victory will improve the safety of New Jersey’s navigable coastal waterways for recreational and commercial boating and […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Chris Christie marked yesterday a milestone in the Administration’s efforts to make the state more storm-resilient by dedicating the completion of the Bound Brook phase of the Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project. A $143 million system of levees, floodwalls, floodgates and pumping stations will help protect Bound Brook, long one of the most […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Continuing efforts to develop innovative resiliency strategies to protect communities from storms and flooding, the Christie Administration yesterday marked the beginning of the second phase of work to restore Wreck Pond. Governor Chris Christie announced the start of the $7.4 million project in Spring Lake on July 23. Since then, dredging of the 73-acre lake has […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The call to increase New Jersey beach replenishment funding to $50 million is being supported by an online petition sponsored by the Jersey Shore Partnership. The petition will be delivered to the New Jersey State House, the New Jersey State Senate and Governor Chris Christie. “The present $25 million/year Shore Protection Fund is critically underfunded and […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, yesterday announced a $202 million resiliency project that will bolster storm protection for Union Beach, one of the communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The majority of funding for the massive flood control project will […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday that the State has obtained more than 80 percent of the property easements needed to enable construction of shore protection and flood mitigation projects designed to safeguard New Jersey residents against a future hurricane or other significant coastal […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Governor Chris Christie’s Administration this week proposed technical revisions to land use rules for coastal areas that will maintain New Jersey’s high standards for protection of natural resources while providing more clarity to people who live and work in these areas, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced. The proposal consolidates the Coastal […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Administration’s preferred remedy as its proposed remediation plan for the Lower Passaic River, a plan that could kick-start a long-overdue cleanup of a contaminated eight-mile section of this vital waterway that was once an economic engine for the state and nation, […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The long-awaited Ocean City southend beach replenishment project will begin in mid-March 2014, Mayor Jay Gillian announced. Gillian said that last week, city business administrator Mike Dattilo spoke about a letter from US Rep. Frank LoBiondo about the beach replenishment project, which would extend from 34th Street in Ocean City south through Strathmere to the […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Removal of debris Hurricane Sandy dumped in Barnegat Bay is expected to get under way early this week. Gov. Chris Christie says nearly 1,400 boats either sank or were abandoned in New Jersey waterways during the storm. In Mantoloking, 58 homes and eight cars were washed into the bay. After all the material is removed […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Continuing the push for federal resources for New Jersey’s recovery after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) yesterday emphasized the need for the inclusion of funds to protect against future storms and disasters and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the $60.4 billion Sandy relief package currently before the U.S. Congress. “I […]

  • 26 November 2012

    Two weeks after Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a clear message: “We’re not closing down the New Jersey shore. We’re just going to make it safer. And the Army Corps has the ability to do that,” he declared. That means engineering beaches. Lots of beaches. When planners use the phrase “engineered beaches” they’re […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have both signed a cost-sharing agreement that officially begins the Passaic River Basin General Reevaluation Study, analyzing and comparing flood risk management alternatives for communities throughout the basin. The reevaluation is one of the 15 recommendations made by […]

  • 5 August 2011

    With a fine summer day on Barnegat Bay as his backdrop, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that will recharge the state’s Environmental… (app) [mappress] Source: app, August 5, 2011

  • 24 February 2011

    An advisory group set up by Governor Chris Christie has released a comprehensive action plan that could help alleviate massive flooding … BY MICHAEL LAMENDOLA (northjersey) [mappress] Source: northjersey, February 24, 2011;

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday announced a project that will ultimately transform 240 acres of Liberty State Park into a mosaic of freshwater wetlands and salt marshes. “This project, funded in large part by settlements with past polluters, will restore a large interior portion of Liberty to provide additional places for people […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just released these beautiful photos from their Mantoloking beach replenishment project in New Jersey. “Our contractor, Weeks Marine, Inc., is dredging and pumping sand at Mantoloking, NJ as part of one of the largest beachfill projects in our history. We are building a 13-mile dune and berm system […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is currently conducting beachfill operations in Mantoloking, Ocean City and Longport, New Jersey – part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet coastal scheme. These are three separate projects with the same purpose – reducing the risk of coastal storm damages, USACE said. “The Christie Administration is pleased that […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, said in their latest announcement that one section of the Absecon Inlet seawall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is now complete while construction continues on the other section. The Absecon Island project is one of several along the New Jersey coastline being funded by $1.2 billion appropriated by […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, said in its latest announcement that their seawall along the Absecon Inlet section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, continues to progress. The steel sheet pile seawall is fronted by multi-ton capstones, corestone and marine mattresses, USACE said. The Absecon Island coastal scheme is one of several along […]