The Asbury Park (NJ) Press reports that Long Branch has won the first stage of a lawsuit to take the property of 24 people for redevelopment as upscale condominiums. Excerpt:
Marine Terrace resident George McKenna wasn't aware the decision had been made by the judge and said he'd expected it sooner.
"The decision was supposed to be issued within 30 days," he said. "I'm rather shocked. I used to think this was America. The whole Jersey coast is finding out what America is."