New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Monday that his goal is to secure multi-billion dollar federal aid for Sandy recovery from Washington during Congress's lame duck session.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will seek re-election to a second term.
New Jersey beaches are, on average, 30 to 40 feet narrower after Sandy, according to a recent study. Nearly $700 million dollars has been spent replacing sand on the state's beaches, and the cost of reconstructing the coast will only increase. It’s sparking public debate over whether it's a good idea.
Cleaning up the damage caused by Sandy will cost New Jersey about $29.4 billion.
A report out this week shows the some of New Jersey's beaches lost half their sand when Sandy slammed ashore. The study raises questions about smartest and safest way to rebuild the Jersey shoreline.
First there was New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen headlining a star-studded telethon to benefit the American Red Cross. Then there was Oscar de la Hoya and his Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Productions donating the proceeds from a night of boxing to the decimated Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.
In the wake of Sandy's unprecedented, prolonged blackout, New Jersey's utility regulator plans to explore ways the state's power grid can be made less vulnerable to high winds and flooding.
Hurricane Sandy has prompted utility regulators to take a new look at measures New Jersey has shied away from in the past – including replacing some above-ground power lines with underground systems -- largely because of the huge price tag that likely would jack up electric rates for consumers.
Newark City Hall Tuesday night was the scene of council members walking off in protest, a crowd of angry residents rushing the podium and police using pepper spray on residents and a union leader.
When Sandy made landfall, it destroyed buildings and boardwalks; more than that, it tore apart the lives of the people who call the Jersey shore home. The peninsula town of Sea Bright was plunged underwater on two fronts: the Atlantic Ocean from one side and the Shrewsbury River from the other.
Health officials are starting to see health effects from Sandy-damaged zones, including rashes, coughs and other respiratory ailments.
Federal and state officials in New Jersey say they've cracked a major heroin network that was supplying dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
Rutgers University's governing boards on Monday agreed to take control of most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with no dissent and none of the vitriol that marked the debate over the restructuring of higher education in the first half of the year.
It’s not just beach resort towns in New Jersey that felt the brunt of Sandy. Among the worst-hit areas was the working class community of Union Beach, New Jersey — located just across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island. The powerful storm surge flooded much of the town, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses, and reducing buildings on the waterfront to piles of rubble, including one local restaurant, whose owner is still struggling to pick up the pieces.
There's no question that New Jersey will rebuild its shoreline in the wake of Sandy. But the real question is whether the Jersey Shore will be built smarter and stronger.
New Jersey is now going about the painstaking task of assessing the damage done by Sandy and determining what can be replaced and what is lost forever. A spokesman for Governor Christie confirms that the Governor expects to have a preliminary dollar estimate Friday of the damage wrought by Sandy.
Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.
After a year of negotiations and three weeks of sometimes-brutal internal debate, Newark public school teachers and other staff ratified a historic labor agreement yesterday that will reshape pay and many rules for New Jersey’s largest school district.