"Shore Communities Altered Forever By Sandy"

"Glenn Wilson needed a favor on Saturday, and he knew he didn’t have to ask. He wanted to take his son surf fishing, so he drove from his house by the bay in Point Pleasant and parked in his mother-in-law’s driveway in Ocean Beach, two blocks from the sea.

He knew she wouldn’t mind, and not just because she’s family.

'This is how it used to be on the Shore, everybody knew everybody. You helped each other,' said Elsa Ancmon, 83, who was happy to arrive home and discover that family was visiting, even if it meant she had no place to park. 'Since the storm, Ocean Beach is not the same. It’s not as friendly. I like it the way it was.'"

Christopher Maag reports for the Bergen Record May 25, 2014.

Source: Bergen Record, 05/26/2014