Scott Gurian

NJ Spotlight

Scott Gurian appears in the following:

New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an NJ Spotlight/WNYC investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.


Is Sandy Debris in NJ Landfill Poisoning Town?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Environmentalists say it's what can happen when regulations aren’t strict enough. State officials call it an isolated case 'gone wrong.'

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NJ Environmental Groups Cry Foul Over Sandy Plan

Friday, April 04, 2014

Some environmental groups are angry they didn’t have a say in plans to protect the state from future storms.

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Sandy Victims Question Christie at Latest Town Hall

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The governor heard about ongoing flood problems and wrangling with insurance companies, but overall, it was a gentler crowd than he's seen of late.


Symbol of Post-Sandy Hope Shutting Down

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Five and a half months after Sandy, when Union Beach restaurant Jakeabob's Bay reopened at a temporary location in a different part of town, it was a scene of celebration. But business didn't return to pre-Sandy levels.


NJ Officials on Misallocation of Sandy Funds: Incompetence or Politics?

Monday, March 10, 2014

New Jersey officials say a recent story by WNYC/NJ Spotlight finding the allocation of Sandy aid through a fund for backup generators was riddled with errors is further evidence of the need for new legislation requiring more monitoring over the Sandy aid process.

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Hoboken Gets Shortchanged On Sandy Money

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Scott Gurian, Sandy recovery reporter for NJ Spotlight, WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, looks at how certain cities, including Hoboken, are not scheduled to receive what some officials in those cities say is a sufficient amount of Sandy aid money.

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Does Chris Christie Owe Hoboken $700,000?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A WNYC investigation shows the city was shortchanged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with towns less devastated awarded far more in emergency funds. Worst of all, Hoboken isn’t alone.

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Top 10 New Jersey Towns Receiving Flood Insurance Payouts Since 1978

Monday, February 10, 2014

FEMA has distributed $5.4 billion in the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy


NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy. In the 14 months since the governor appointed him to be his storm czar, Marc Ferzan has rarely made public appearances or answered questions from the press. ...


Fuzzy Math: How Christie Divvied Up Sandy Mitigation Money

Monday, February 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Jersey City — the state’s second largest city — was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars less than Newark and Elizabeth, cities of comparable size and storm damage.

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NJ 'Storm Czar' Refutes Claim Hoboken was Shortchanged

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Christie administration continues to refute Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claim that she was pressured to sign off on a real estate deal in exchange for Sandy aid. The top official overseeing New Jersey’s Sandy recovery stepped into the media spotlight for the first time to deny Hoboken was shortchanged.

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The Law Firm at the Center of Christie's Hoboken Dispute

Sunday, January 19, 2014

As the Christie Administration vehemently denies allegations that it pressured Hoboken's Mayor to sign off on a redevelopment deal in exchange for Sandy aid, a very powerful and politically-connected law firm has surfaced as a controversial player in the dispute.

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