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October 28, 2013

After Sandy, only a lucky few getting buyouts

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When Oakwood Beach is at last returned to nature, Monte hopes a memorial plaque will be erected on a tree or a park bench to remember his neighbors who died. But he won't come back to see it.

"I don't want to remember Sandy. I don't want to remember my neighbors dying in a storm. I want to remember the good times," he said. "They've got to level this whole area. Get it over with, get it done. Get the beauty back to this neighborhood."

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