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.
President Obama and Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a solution to the impending fiscal cliff, a package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect in the New Year. Thus far neither side has shown a strong willingness to concede to what the other wants. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor of TIME Magazine, explains.
Thanks to a preliminary aerial assessment done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, New Jersey officials and residents are getting a clearer picture of just how wide a swath of destruction Sandy cut through the Garden State.
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.
In Mendham Township, Ruth Eckert put her family's plight of being without power for 12 days on a handmade sign.
"I haven't been able to get any information" from Jersey Central Power and Light, Eckert said.
With better weather predicted over the next few days, utility crews throughout the region are expected to pick up the pace of power restoration. But outages will persist into next week and it is local officials who are feeling the heat
Governor Chris Christie said Wednesday he'd worked "very hard" for Mitt Romney and the Republican ticket and argued he didn't "embrace" President Barack Obama. Christie has been under fire from some conservative commentators for overly-effusive praise of the President in the wake of storm Sandy.
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Several New Jersey communities are still struggling in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Residents in some areas are banding together to help each other out, and solidifying a sense of community, as they struggle to return to normalcy.
Reporters, experts and listeners provide news and information from around the region as the region continues to clean up and recover.
On Bordentown Road in the Old Bridge section of Sayreville, N.J., traumatized residents begged Governor Chris Christie to come and view what Sandy had wrought. What he saw was one home after another where the force of Sandy had moved homes off their foundations
WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update on the effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey. We’ll also be taking calls: 646-829-3980!
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Governor Chris Christie called for mandatory evacuations of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May.
Money flooding in politics after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision isn't only affecting the presidential campaign. A new Brennan Center for Justice report says money is flooding in to House races as well, including three in New York, in hopes of affecting the balance of power in congress.
The arrest of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man who came to the U.S. on a student visa and allegedly plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve Building in Lower Manhattan has prompted calls for greater scrutiny of the nation’s international student visa program.