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Christie Shore Revival Glosses Over Towns Still Repairing

Katie Worsham, sunglasses in place and lounge chair in hand, had to walk by a “No Trespassing” sign and an abandoned condominium to reach Ortley Beach, a slice of New Jersey coast devastated in October by Hurricane Sandy.

On May 29, a day after Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama toured two Jersey shore towns, Ortley’s lone entry point was hard to find amid a skeletal boardwalk, fenced-off houses and contractor storage pods. The square-mile community is north of Seaside Heights, where the NBC News show “Today” broadcast images on May 24 of Christie and his family urging visitors to return to its rebuilt boardwalk.