An Ortley Beach man is continuing his dispute with the state Department of Transportation over whether the state agency should have torn his home down after Superstorm Sandy without notifying him first.
A spokesman for NJDOT said Nick Maria’s house was torn down because it was
off its foundation and had come to rest on another house that was in
the street, according to the Chasing New Jersey report, but questions have arisen over why the DOT tore the house down if it was not blocking a highway. Maria has also questioned whether the house was resting on another house in the first place.
Maria says he would have fixed his home, and the DOT never even told him it was going to be demolished so he could remove his belongings.