State wins fight against Berkeley homeowners over sand dunes

Midway Beach, a small oceanfront community on the Jersey Shore, was barely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, due largely to the large sand dunes its nearly 400 homeowners built and maintained over the decades.

Then, state officials told the community’s condominium association that the government was seizing the beach to make way for protective sand dunes that would be smaller than what was already there. So, the residents went to court.

Dominick Solazzo, now the president of the Midway Beach Condo Association, walks among the dunes on Nov. 29, 2013. (Andrew Mills | The Star-Ledger)

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