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A Year After Sandy, Jersey Shore Town Counts Its Blessings

Sue Sutton, left, fights back tears as she watches her home being demolished, with her husband, Bart, in Union Beach, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013. Their home was one of thousands at the Jersey shore that had to be demolished after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (Wayne Parry/AP)
Sue Sutton, left, fights back tears as she watches her home being demolished, with her husband, Bart, in Union Beach, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013. Their home was one of thousands at the Jersey shore that had to be demolished after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (Wayne Parry/AP)

On this first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson checks in with the mayor of Union Beach, N.J., about how his community is recovering and remembering.

“As it wears on, we’re just happy to see people building. We’re happy to see people coming home. That’s a good thing,” says Mayor Paul Smith.

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