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Jersey Shore open for business

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Almost seven months after Superstorm Sandy damaged much of the Jersey Shore, the popular beach destination is again open for business.

Thousands of people hit the boardwalk this Memorial Day weekend, many for the first time since the storm. But, state officials say there's still a lot of work to be done. The entire boardwalk had to be rebuilt, costing close to $8 million.

Regardless, those weekend visitors say they're just happy to enjoy the shore once again.

"Couldn't ask for better weather, couldn't ask for more people. This is great," one tourist said.

State officials say about half the tourists they would usually get on Memorial Day weekend visited the shore this year.

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