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February 18, 2013

Seaside Heights N.J. Rebuilds The Boardwalk

Dick Gordon spends a day with longtime residents of this coastal town that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy and still has rubble piled along its famous Jersey Shore. Many shops and homes were ripped down to the foundations, and boardwalk games and prizes were washed out into the ocean. Our guide is Bob Stewart, who owned the Carousel Arcade on the Funtown Pier that was torn away by the waves. Dick stops in to talk with Fire Chief Billy Rumolo, and Chris Sabey of the Surf Liquor Store, who is trying to re-open by Saint Patrick's Day. The final visit is with Bob Stewart’s son, Kevin, who hopes to re-open his restaurant JR's Ocean Bar and Grill by Memorial Day. Some business owners are calling it quits, but others say their deep roots in the town mean they have to give it a shot.

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