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Jersey shore getting ready for first summer after Sandy

Much rebuilt, but landscape looks different

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — The boardwalks are back, and so are most of the beaches, even if some are a little thinner this year.

The smell of funnel cakes, french fries, and pizza will mingle with the salt air, and the screech of sea gulls will be heard, but so will the thwack of hammers repairing what can be fixed and the roar of bulldozers and backhoes tearing down what cannot.

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