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Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months to File FEMA Docs

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

After pressure from a number of lawmakers, FEMA announced on Tuesday that it will grant an additional six month extension for Sandy survivors to file Proof of Loss statements, which are the first step in appealing a flood insurance settlement.

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NJ Dems Urge State Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Jersey Democrats are urging the state's Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage before Oct. 21. That’s the date a state judge has ruled same-sex marriages may begin in New Jersey.

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Poll: NJ Residents Are Positive About Affordable Care Act

Monday, September 30, 2013

WNYC

The day before the nation's uninsured begin enrolling in Obamacare, a new poll shows New Jerseyans are slightly more positive than the rest of the nation about the Affordable Care Act.

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NJ Judge Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

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NJ Court Upholds Affordable Housing Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WNYC

Housing advocates are hailing  a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that upholds the state's affordable housing law. The decision today says current rules used by municipalities are too flexible and allow officials to skirt requirements to build cheaper homes.

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An Update in the Battle Over Dunes

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Governor Chris Christie is taking steps to force Jersey shore homeowners to allow sand dune construction on their beachfront properties.

He issued an executive order to start legal action against about 1000 oceanfront property owners who've refused to assign a strip of their beach front to the state.

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Rutgers Changes a Few Lyrics - New Jersey Takes Notice

Thursday, September 26, 2013

During the Rutgers-Arkansas football game last Saturday, some new lyrics were unveiled for the university's alma mater. The idea was to drag Rutgers into the 21st century and make the words more gender-neutral.


Specifically, "My father sent me to old Rutgers, And resolved that I should be a man..." is now "From far and near we came to Rutgers, And resolved to learn all that we can."

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NJers to Face Higher Health Insurance Rates Than NYers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates New Jersey residents will face higher average rates than New Yorkers through health care exchanges that are being set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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Poll Shows Tightening of Booker-Lonegan Race

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker continues to lead in the U.S. Senate race against his rival, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. But Lonegan does seem to be picking up support.

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Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims.  They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.

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New Jersey's Bargain-Basement Obamacare Campaign

Monday, September 23, 2013

WNYC

In New York, there's a slick ad campaign bombarding the airwaves, instructing the uninsured how to sign up for Obamacare beginning Oct. 1.

But In New Jersey, outreach is happening in a much less coordinated way, relying more on the networking ability of people like Enroll America's Tatiana Castrillon

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NJ Hospitals Create Largest Alliance in Nation

Friday, September 20, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Three New Jersey hospital systems have joined with four Pennsylvania systems to create the largest hospital alliance in the country, raising the possibility that they could quickly spread best practices — but also leading healthcare analysts to warn about the power of new hospital blocs.

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Buono Blasts Christie for Slow Sandy Recovery

Friday, September 20, 2013

WHYY

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono is hoping to tap into voters' frustrations with the slow pace of Sandy recovery by blasting Gov. Chris Christie for the bureaucracy and lack of transparency she says surround the state's major grant programs.

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Four Tiny School Districts To Vote on Merger

Friday, September 20, 2013

WNYC

The parking lot at Stockton Elementary, a four-room schoolhouse near the Delaware River, is also the playground. The school with no auditorium or cafeteria is its own school district.

It's asking voters on Sept. 24th to consolidate its district with three others in the area, but voters worry merging will mean losing local control.

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New Warnings About Salt Water

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The corrosive effect of salt water is being blamed for damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy - - from the subway lines in Manhattan, to the Seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. WNYC's Janet Babin reports, property owners there were warned that equipment submerged in salt water should be replaced.

She says, "We do know that New Jersey issued a letter to everyone affected by the storm a few months after the storm, that gave guidance for what to do with electrical systems in the aftermath of Sandy and that letter said any equipment or receptacles that were submerged did have to be replaced within 90 days."

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NJ Boardwalk Fire Caused By Faulty Wiring

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.

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North Jersey Still Struggling to Recover Post-Sandy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Most of the attention of the Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey has been focused on hard-hit areas of the shore, but as state lawmakers heard last night, some northern parts of the state are also still suffering, and face unique challenges in preparing for future severe storms.

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After Flare-Up, Plans For Rebuilding

Monday, September 16, 2013

State officials will be on hand to offer assistance as rebuilding efforts get underway at the scene of the Seaside Park boardwalk fire.
  
Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information to businesses and residents at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex today.

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Fire Destroys Boardwalk Ravaged by Sandy

Friday, September 13, 2013

A raging fire has destroyed more than 50 local businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage in two Jersey shore resort towns
    
The fire destroyed the newly-rebuilt Seaside Park section of the boardwalk Thursday, but makeshift sand dunes saved the northern portion in neighboring Seaside Heights.

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Seaside Park Fire: Firefighters Confronted Unique Issues

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.

A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside Heights.  The fire leveled more than 50 local businesses in Seaside Park, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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