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Tree meets wood at the North End boardwalk in Ocean Grove.. May 23, 2016

Trex meets wood at the North End boardwalk in Ocean Grove.. May 23, 2016. click to enlarge the splinters.  Blogfinger photo ©

 

Workmen strive to get done by Memorial Day. 5/23/16. Blogfinger photos. ©

Workmen strive to get done by Memorial Day. 5/23/16. Blogfinger photos. ©

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS:   “Stir it Up.”

 

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North End boardwalk project as seen on April 3, 2016. Why so slow? © Moe De Click to enlarge. by Blogfinger staff photo. ©

North End boardwalk project as seen on April 3, 2016. Why so slow? © Moe Demby photo; Moe and Chico have been  busy boys.  Blogfinger staff.   Click to enlarge. by Blogfinger staff photo. ©

Chico is an investigative reporter with a nose for the news.  Moe Demby photo. 4/3/16  BF Photo News   ©

Chico is an investigative reporter with a nose for the news. Moe Demby photo. 4/3/16 BF Photo News ©

Soon we can square dance on that boardwalk.  Here is the “Arkansas Traveller.”

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Ocean Grove boardwalk being ripped up at the North End. Paul Goldfinger photo © Jan. 15, 2016. Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove boardwalk being ripped up at the North End. Paul Goldfinger photo © Jan. 15, 2016. Blogfinger.net   Click to make the scene bigger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

Ripping up history is the antithesis of archaeology, but here is a destructive endeavor for a good cause.  Here is a happy sight, but perhaps with some nostalgia as well. It is an ambivalent sight of those old boards being ripped out after Sandy did her evil deed in October, 2012.  Maybe someone will reclaim those boards and make a trendy addition to a house in the Hamptons.  Asphalt will also be chopped up.

How many of you have walked on that North End boardwalk and have happy memories of it?  How many of you have sat on that nearby beach writing love letters in the sand while gazing up at the families and children and visitors biking, strolling, socializing or jogging by?

But in the end we will have a new Trex boardwalk there, except for the most northern part where cheap wood will be placed in anticipation of the implementation of the North End Redevelopment Plan; that planned monstrosity which  will crowd out some of the happiness over there.

However when the work on the boards is over in two months, things will pretty much be the same.

LEON REDBONE

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