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Demolitions proceeding in storm-hit Mantoloking

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By WAYNE PARRY | AP

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- The Jersey shore town hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy is making progress tearing down homes wrecked by the storm.

Mantoloking has demolished 35 homes so far, and cleared 17 property sites.

The borough started a demolition and debris removal program in May, and hopes to have many more homes removed by July 3.

The borough also plans to start removing some of the tons of sand that washed into Barnegat Bay and return it to the ocean beaches starting next week.

Every one of Mantoloking's 521 homes was damaged or destroyed by the Oct. 29 storm.

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