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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Manasquan, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Manasquan

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Manasquan:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Is NJ pier shaped like Christian cross an attack on LGBT community? (Opinion)

To understand this you first have to know about Ocean Grove. It’s not its own town but rather a section of Neptune Township. But a very different section.It was founded in the 1800’s as a summertime religious retreat and governed by a Methodist group, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. The charter under which it was founded was eventually declared unconstitutional. Things changed after that.For example, people could buy homes there however the Camp Meeting Association still owned the land and home buyers had ...

To understand this you first have to know about Ocean Grove. It’s not its own town but rather a section of Neptune Township. But a very different section.

It was founded in the 1800’s as a summertime religious retreat and governed by a Methodist group, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. The charter under which it was founded was eventually declared unconstitutional. Things changed after that.

For example, people could buy homes there however the Camp Meeting Association still owned the land and home buyers had to enter a land lease agreement.

A pier at the beach destroyed during Superstorm Sandy is being rebuilt by the religious group. And, it’s going to be in the shape of a cross. And there are now complaints.

Some are calling it “Christian bullying” and some members of the LGBTQ+ community have an issue with the pier. Local resident Douglas Grote told NJ.com, “I am so deeply concerned,” he said. ”And I am so concerned from my neighbors who are scared and bullied.”

Now if the pier were only allowed for use by Christians I’d have an issue. But come on folks.

This is Ocean Grove. If you live there you know the history. So what if the pier is in the shape of a cross? Does that mean you can’t use it? That you’ll combust into flames if you set foot on it? That they’ll manage to convert you by the mere shape beneath your feet?

I am supportive of the LGBTQ+ community in most things. The bullying and hate need to end. But this complaint is a bit ridiculous.

The LGBTQ+ community has rainbow flags at every Pride event. If we don’t feel that’s indoctrination (and we shouldn’t) why can’t a religious group have their own symbol?

I say save the complaints for the real aggression and the real bullying. There’s certainly been enough of it. Let’s not imagine more.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.

If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

Tillman Ravine near stokes state forest! Following the stream to larger pools in the spring and summer are so nice to walk through! It is beautiful and so lush green!

South Mountain Reservation Fairy Trail. Not really hiking, more of a walk in the woods but so much fun with kids. They get to look for fairy houses while you walk and end at a stream they can go in when it’s warm or throw rocks in.

The backside of Stairway to Heaven from Barry lakes — high breeze wildflowers lead to beautiful wooden bridge over peaceful stream amidst peaceful serenity of the quiet woods.

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Compassion Café on Main is now Open in Manasquan

MANASQUAN, NJ—For far too long, young adults with disabilities have had a difficult time finding meaning and purpose after they graduate high school. Fortunately, there are people like Chrissy Rice and Meighan Badenhausen who decided to do something about that, and they have created something very special on Main Street in Manasquan.Rice came up with the idea of a café where they would bring students from the Center for Learning and Independence (CLI) at Manasquan High School. The students are ages 18-21 and can walk from...

MANASQUAN, NJ—For far too long, young adults with disabilities have had a difficult time finding meaning and purpose after they graduate high school. Fortunately, there are people like Chrissy Rice and Meighan Badenhausen who decided to do something about that, and they have created something very special on Main Street in Manasquan.

Rice came up with the idea of a café where they would bring students from the Center for Learning and Independence (CLI) at Manasquan High School. The students are ages 18-21 and can walk from the high school to Main Street. Rice, herself a lifelong Manasquan resident and an English as a Second Language Teacher at the high school, created a non-profit, and teamed up with Badenhausen to start the Compassion Café on Main Street.

Rice said, “I was inspired by a segment of the Today Show about the opening of the Compassion Café in LBI. One mother was visiting with her young adult child from New York. After they interviewed her, she was hopeful that something like this would be available to her growing child with special needs closer to home. Then I got to thinking about our town and the community family that is Manasquan. I knew that the town of Manasquan would be in full support of a much-needed work environment fostering real-life skills and social interactions in the CLI program at Manasquan High School. I couldn’t be happier with the success of the grand opening, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for the café and our very special employees.”

Badenhausen has owned Main Street Kitchen for 7 years. They specialize in grab-and-go items made from scratch including: sandwiches, wraps, salads, and pot pies. She has lived in Manasquan 12 years, and thinks the café is important because, “The kids deserve an opportunity, and it is a great school program so close to downtown. And we should give them an opportunity to be a typical kid. They get to make money and have some independence. You can see how proud they are of their work.”

Katie Hallman, one of the employees, enjoyed her first day saying, “It’s been very exciting. Just happy that I get to see a lot of customers come in that are my family and friends. I like taking orders from everyone.”

Jennifer Dyer, Transition Coordinator for the CLI said, “The Café is just what our program needed to bring these students to the next level. I am so grateful for the experiences and on the job training that our students are receiving. The response and support from the community has been incredible. Our customers all went home with a full heart and belly."

The Café is open Mondays from 9-11am at 140 Main Street operating out of the Main Street Kitchen. They have plans to increase days and hours of operations in January and then again in June of next year.

Barrage of cutlassfish off Seaside, doormat fluke slammed

Almost everything's hitting inshore, from doormat fluke and false albacore to a barrage of cutlass fish.One of the biggest fluke of the season, at least that got weighed in locally, was landed over the weekend and brought into the Tackle Box in Hazlet to get an official weight. The fish was caught by Jimmy Rosa, of Butler, on Friday. Rosa was on the Shrewsbury Rocks drifting the rock piles when his white bucktail with Gulp! on a teaser was struck by what turned out be a 11-pound, 8-ounce fluke. Phil Sciortino Jr. weighe...

Almost everything's hitting inshore, from doormat fluke and false albacore to a barrage of cutlass fish.

One of the biggest fluke of the season, at least that got weighed in locally, was landed over the weekend and brought into the Tackle Box in Hazlet to get an official weight. The fish was caught by Jimmy Rosa, of Butler, on Friday. Rosa was on the Shrewsbury Rocks drifting the rock piles when his white bucktail with Gulp! on a teaser was struck by what turned out be a 11-pound, 8-ounce fluke. Phil Sciortino Jr. weighed the fish and offered the details on the catch. Rosa's doormat was the second to grace the scale at the Tackle Box this summer.

On Saturday ,the Gambler party boat hit the jackpot with cutlassfish, or ribbonfish as many fishermen call them. Capt. Bob Bogan said they were inshore of the Seaside Lump drifting a rough patch for fluke when anglers started reeling in the slim, razor-sharp fish one after the other. Bogan said it was the most he witnessed in one day. When the bite settled, he said they boated 10. The most he ever caught in one day before that was two. Earlier in the trip that had also stopped on the Manasquan Ridge for fluke and caught some false albacore.

"There's just a ton a variety out there right now. We've also been catching spots, croakers, weakfish and bluefish," Bogan said.

The fluke season is winding down, but the fluke will probably bite to the very end and then some. Capt. Bobby Quinn on the Ocean Explorer said they got into the fish pretty early on Sunday morning and some of his fares caught their limits by trip's end. The rest of the boat had a couple keepers while some just had shorts all day.

Grumpy's Tackle in Seaside Park had several surf-caught fluke weighed in from the weekend's action. The biggest were right around 4 ½ pounds. Perhaps the best weigh in at the shop though, was a 4-pound, 6-ounce weakfish caught by Bailey Cafone.

The Queen Mary party boat had pretty good bluefish action on Saturday. The fishing starting out strong but tapered out late in the trip. Capt. Dave Riback said they had lots of 1- to 3-pound blues in the first hour-and-a-half. Between 10 and 11:30 a.m. the fish got a little smaller as he saw mostly fish under two pounds getting on the jigs. While the action was a little slower at the end of the day, the blues were bigger, up to five pounds. He also had a few Spanish mackerel bite. He fished a few areas but did work his way off the beach several miles but still in view of the Highlands.

Capt. William Egeter Jr. on the Dauntless said the porgy bite was good. He's been fishing the rocky bottom up by Shrewsbury. He said they threw back a lot of sea bass as that season is closed again until Oct. 8.

When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; [email protected]

'We Don't Feel Safe Working Here:' Jersey Shore Medical Center Nurses

Jersey Shore Medical Center's unionized nurses blasted the hospital, amidst contract talks. The hospital acknowledges staffing shortages:NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The unionized nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center just released this poll that show a majority of nurses at the hospital lack trust in management from Hackensack Meridian, which owns and operates the hospital.The p...

Jersey Shore Medical Center's unionized nurses blasted the hospital, amidst contract talks. The hospital acknowledges staffing shortages:

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The unionized nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center just released this poll that show a majority of nurses at the hospital lack trust in management from Hackensack Meridian, which owns and operates the hospital.

The poll was released by the nurses' union HPAE Local 5058, which is currently in collective bargaining negotiations with Hackensack Meridian.

There are more than 1,400 unionized healthcare workers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and 649 nurses filled out the survey.

The poll discussed working conditions, staffing levels and patient safety, with nurses saying they do not feel respected or protected in the workplace.

According to the poll, 54 percent of nurses who responded said they would not feel safe being treated at Jersey Shore, even though they work in the hospital.

58 percent of respondents said they don’t feel safe working in the hospital, and 79 percent of them said hospital management does not take adequate steps to keep them safe.

The nurses also said staffing shortages at Jersey Shore have now grown into a full-blown crisis. They report seeing an "ongoing mass exodus of colleagues."

Said one nurse in the survey, who did not want to give her name:

“Over the past three months (at Jersey Shore), we have lost many experienced RNs due to the lack of organization and support the department needs. Morale is beyond poor; it is in the toilet. Then, with this last wave of COVID and over 50 staff members out sick. The nurses went from a four-patient assignment to a six-patient assignment. Some nurses having multiple ICU (intensive care unit) patients and COVID patients, this has been beyond unsafe."

“It is heartbreaking that these nurses have not only been put through these experiences (in the pandemic),” said union President Debbie White, RN, who does not work at Jersey Shore. “Hackensack Meridian is not just causing nurses to leave their hospital, they are debating whether they will leave their profession, putting our entire healthcare system at risk.”

A media spokesman for Hackensack Meridian called the survey "a self-serving propaganda piece timed to coincide with their current contract negotiations."

"The truth is that Hackensack Meridian Health has invested millions of dollars into our team members and opened negotiations early to get that money to the union members,"said the Hackensack spokesman. "HPAE's survey is devoid of facts and should be scrutinized closely for their motives and timing."

The union said it sent out the survey before contract negotiations began. The nurses' union sent out the survey to all its members on December 31, 2021 and the poll closed on July 19 of this year, said the union.

Jersey Shore Medical Center's nurses' contract expires Jan. 30, 2023. Union spokesman Michael Allen said he was not at liberty to discuss what the nurses are asking for, or the specific issues being discussed at the bargaining table.

But the Hackensack Meridian spokesman did say that Jersey Shore Medical Center, like many hospitals, is dealing with severe staffing shortages.

"Attracting and retaining nursing talent is at a critical juncture," he said. "Pandemic fatigue, early retirements and burnout have only exacerbated nursing shortages across the country, and New Jersey is no exception."

Due to the nursing staffing crisis, Hackensack Meridian is now giving an across-the-board three percent compensation increase for all team members, increased salaries and added retention bonuses for jobs in the hospital determined to be "a critical need."

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State Sen. Vin Gopal Weighs In On Ocean Grove Cross-Shaped Pier

State Sen. Vin Gopal tweeted he "strongly urges" Ocean Grove's Camp Meeting Association to "construct a pier that will be inclusive of all."OCEAN GROVE, NJ — A Democratic state Senator has now waded into the controversy over a pier shaped like a cross in Ocean Grove.The lawmaker is state Sen. Vin Gopal (D-NJ11), who represents Neptune Township, which includes Ocean Gro...

State Sen. Vin Gopal tweeted he "strongly urges" Ocean Grove's Camp Meeting Association to "construct a pier that will be inclusive of all."

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — A Democratic state Senator has now waded into the controversy over a pier shaped like a cross in Ocean Grove.

The lawmaker is state Sen. Vin Gopal (D-NJ11), who represents Neptune Township, which includes Ocean Grove.

"Many residents of Ocean Grove have reached out to me concerned about the Camp Meeting Association's potential construction of a cross-shaped pier," Gopal tweeted on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5. "I am strongly urging the (Camp Meeting Association) to meet with residents, hear their concerns, & construct a pier that will be inclusive of all residents of Ocean Grove and Neptune Township."

Gopal attended the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association meeting this past Saturday.

"There were about 100 residents there and they were overwhelmingly upset with the process. Not so much that it's shaped like a cross, but that they haven't been included in the process," said Gopal.

Gopal has said he personally has "no problem" with it being shaped like a cross.

"It has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with the Camp Meeting Association communicating more," he said.

The pier was designed by and will be built by the Methodist Camp Meeting Association. The Camp Meeting Association owns the beach on which the pier sits and owns all the land in Ocean Grove, which began as a Methodist seaside summer religious retreat.

At least one Ocean Grove resident, who is angry about the public pier, said he personally contacted Gopal's office to complain about the pier. That resident, Shane Martins, a lawyer, said the pier represents "Christian nationalism" and blurs the line between the separation of church and state.

Martins said about a year ago, he and all Ocean Grove residents received a flyer from the Camp Meeting Association, notifying them they would be building a new pier. He said he considered donating money to the campaign and that the flyer never included or showed how the new pier would look.

"They definitely did not show in that flyer how the pier would look," said Martins.

When asked if he had a response to Gopal's comments, Camp Meeting Association president Michael Badger reiterated the pier will be entirely open to the public, something the old fishing pier was not. Badger previously said a rendering of how the pier will look has been up on his organization's website for the past three years.

"All people (regardless of whether they are a local, visitor or any other status) are invited to enjoy the pier," said Badger. "What we wanted to do was expand access to the water and expand viewing points to look at the Atlantic Ocean. But as we went along, we realized it looked like a cross and that seemed pretty cool to us. We recognize the shape and we are very excited to present it to the community. We do celebrate our faith."

Construction on the pier is still scheduled to start next Monday, Sept. 12.

Gopal represents New Jersey's 11th District in Trenton, including towns such as Long Branch, Eatontown, Tinton Falls, Ocean Township and Red Bank.

Original Patch report on the pier: Pier In Shape Of Cross Stirs Up Anger In Jersey Shore Town (Aug. 22)

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