Seaside Park Burns, Locals Begin Recovery

Six Alarm Fire Destroys Storm Weary Community

The heartbreaking story of a year of rebuilding, wiped out in one day by a sudden fire, broke New Jersey’s heart Thursday night. Ken Spooner and Mike Mee, both recent graduates of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State, talked to Dominic Maruca, owner of Maruca’s Tomato Pies in Seaside Park, while firefighters were still on the scene. Store owners like Maruca tried their best to put a brave face on their misfortune.

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Kenny Spooner

Kenny Spooner is a graduate of Montclair State University and now pursues a career in News Journalism.