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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

For One Beach Block, Rebuild on Hold

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC

Fielder Avenue in Ortley Beach was one of the worst hit blocks at the shore. Sandy destroyed 10 homes, and badly damaged most others. WNYC has been visiting the block and collecting the stories of residents and their struggles to rebuild.

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New Jersey More Prone to Flooding Post Sandy

Friday, March 29, 2013

WNYC

Up and down the New Jersey coast, municipalities from Sea Bright to Ortley Beach are reporting increased incidences of flooding, even in places that don’t normally flood. But officials don’t agree on why it’s happening or how to stop it.

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New Jersey Residents Blame Increased Flooding On Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Since Hurricane Sandy, local officials in many coastal towns in New Jersey are reporting increased flooding and higher flood waters. They say it is happening both during storms and even just on high tides. But no one's exactly sure why. Meanwhile, costs are piling up; officials say the increased flood events and higher flood waters have already damaged major roadways that cost millions of taxpayer dollars to repair since Sandy.

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Noreaster Strikes Sandy Scarred Areas

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

Residents in many New Jersey coastal communities battered by Sandy watched with dread this week as wind swirled and flood waters spilled onto highways and door steps as the latest Nor'easter unfurled up the east coast.

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New Jersey Shore Prepares for Nor'easter

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

A potential Nor'easter has New Jersey towns from Long Beach Island to Seabright, preparing for possible beach erosion, rain, snow, high winds and moderate to severe flooding. Some mayors are calling for voluntary evacuations.

+ More: Track Water Levels with our Flood Gauge Map

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NY Singles Out Unresponsive Insurers Post Sandy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

Thousands of Sandy victims have complained since soon after the storm struck that their insurance companies were failing to help them in a timely manner.  Now, New York State’s Department of Financial Services has vindicated those complaints – at least somewhat.

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After Sandy: Midland Beach

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bob Dennis, parish manager for St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Midland Beach talks about how the parish is recovering from Sandy and what the community needs to keep going. Also, Christine Mignone-Morena, owner of Bedazzle Dance Studio on Midland Ave., talks about reopening her business and how the students in her classes are responding to the damage in the community and Tracy Lotz, homeowners and member of the board of the Midland Beach Alliance, talks about her experience as a homeowner, and what new flood zone maps might mean for Midland Beach residents.

Also, Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, checks in from Freeport, New York on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk.

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#CoastCheck Update: Wednesday, January 30

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC’s Janet Babin and Amy Pearl continue their post-Sandy #CoastCheck by talking with residents in Broad Channel, the sliver of Queens sandwiched between Howard Beach and the Rockaways. People there are still struggling to make their homes habitable.

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#Coastcheck Update: Tuesday, January 29

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reporter Janet Babin made another stop along the Jersey Shore before heading to Staten Island Tuesday. She said Highlands, New Jersey still resembles a disaster area, but before the community can move forward, residents have to decide how to rebuild.

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#CoastCheck: Making Money Off Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Janet Babin checks in from the next stop on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk. Also, WNYC's Robert Lewis discusses his reporting on what companies have gotten lucrative contracts post-Sandy -- and the economics of a disaster.

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Rebuild or Retreat from the Jersey Shore?

Monday, January 28, 2013

WNYC

Three months after Sandy,  some New Jersey shore communities remain uninhabitable, without utilities and other amenities. There’s a rush to rebuild, but some geologists endorse what they call "strategic retreat" from the ocean front, especially on barrier islands.

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To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, January 28, 2013

Janet Babin, WNYC Reporter, discusses her story on the question of whether to rebuild after Sandy--and talks about her road trip along the coast from Cape May all the way to Montauk.

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Follow the #CoastCheck Roadtrip

Monday, January 28, 2013

As communities struggle with the question of whether to rebuild or retreat after Sandy, WNYC reporter Janet Babin and videographer Amy Pearl are touring coastal towns.

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What Kids Want from Obama's Next Four Years

Monday, January 21, 2013

WNYC

Child advocates interviewed the nation’s children about what they want out of President Obama’s second term. The groups have compiled a video of the responses, and want President Obama to watch it.

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A Look at the Challenges of Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk this week. WNYC examines the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore and some mitigation measures the state is looking at.

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Seaside Heights Rebuilds After Sandy

Monday, January 14, 2013

WNYC

Even after Sandy destroyed the boardwalk and flooded dozens of local businesses, the borough of Seaside Heights, NJ is determined to open its summer season by May 10.

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EPA Proposes Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan

Thursday, December 27, 2012

WNYC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposal to clean up the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

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NRA's Solution for Gun Violence Gets Support from Local Enthusiasts

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC

Some local gun enthusiasts are vigorously supporting the NRA's proposal to place armed guards in schools.  

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At Town Hall, Christie Receives Praise for Handling of Sandy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since Sandy caused major damage to the state. He told the town hall audience in Belmar that the state still has "big problems and big challenges" to deal with seven weeks after the storm.

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Beach Dunes Spark a Battle After Sandy

Monday, December 17, 2012

WNYC

Despite ample evidence that big sand dunes protected some of New Jersey's coastal towns from Sandy's storm surge, the idea faces opposition from many local residents who don't want to give up their land or view.

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