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Sandy Hook Unit Reopens To Public

Gateway National Recreation Area

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The Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway NRA reopened to the public on Wednesday, a little more than six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area.

The day started at 5 a.m. when the front gate opened to a line of cars, anglers who had been waiting all spring to cast a line at Sandy Hook. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. that included U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Sandy Hook Unit Coordinator Pete McCarthy, and Freeholder Lillian Burry.  The honor guard from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology presented the colors as a group of cyclists rolled past, whooping their approval. 

“We are not 100% back yet but will are still working on getting there,” said McCarthy.  “We look forward to a busy summer and a return to normalcy.” 



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