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Christie makes return to once-ruined Belmar boardwalk

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Gov. Chris Christie at the boardwalk's reopening.
Gov. Chris Christie at the boardwalk's reopening. - (Tim Larsen / Office of the Governor)

When Gov. Chris Christie first surveyed the damage to the Shore from Hurricane Sandy last fall, he vowed to be in Belmar on Memorial Day.

Christie reiterated those remarks today at the official unveiling of the newly rebuilt boardwalk, which contains 2,800 pilings, 14,000 boards and 500,000 screws, according to the town's website.

"As I told you when I came here the day after the storm, I will be here on Memorial Day," he said. "Mary Pat and I will both be in Belmar on Memorial Day."

The boardwalk has been a piece of the Belmar community since 1875. At today's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new and stronger structure, Christie was joined by Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) and Monmouth County freeholders.

The rebuilt boardwalk is good news, but state leaders understand there is still much more to do.

"It is great that the Shore is open for business in time for the beginning of the summer season," Rible said in prepared remarks. "We must also remember there are families still in need of help as they recover from Sandy. Our job is not complete until those homes are restored and they recover from this tragedy."

Damaged boardwalks have reopened in Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Seaside Park and Lavallette. Boardwalks in Avon, Bradley Beach, Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights, as well as the pavilion in Monmouth Beach, are slated to reopen this week.

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