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#CoastCheck Roadtrip

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.

Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

Sandy Aid Debate Heats Up in the House

This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.

Christie State of the State Focuses on Re-Building

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign with a State of the State address that viewed his governorship through his own rosy lens and repeated his campaign mantra that everything the state needs – including a massive rebuilding effort after Sandy – can be achieved without raising taxes.

Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grabs.

+ Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watch the address and chat live with us.

Most Eligible Newark Teachers Take a Pass on New Bonus Program

As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.

Budget Cuts Loom as Shortfall Tops $700M

With New Jersey facing a $705 million budget shortfall that could easily double by June, the Senate Democratic budget chairman yesterday called upon the Christie administration to lay out a plan to close the gap before the size of the deficit becomes virtually unmanageable.

Sandy Aid Delay Felt on Main Street

The delay in billions of dollars in Sandy disaster aid is hurting the finances of scores of municipalities throughout the region and adding uncertainty for tens of thousands of small businesses in those towns.

Union Fights Computer Learning that Replaces Teachers

New Jersey's largest teacher's union has gone to court to close a Newark charter school where students spend hours each day in front of a computer screen.

Inside the Speaker's Meeting on Sandy Aid

New Jersey and New York's congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

Newly Consolidated Princeton Greets New Year

Princeton borough and township became one Princeton on January 1, using the borough form of government. The new mayor and council were sworn in as part of a celebration that included a “Consoli-Cake.”

FEMA Flood Maps Point to Changes in Coastal Construction

As homeowners who suffered losses from Sandy start to rebuild following the storm, FEMA has released new flood maps for ten coastal counties in New Jersey. New maps for New York City and Westchester are expected soon.

In Return To Sayreville, Town Looks All But Abandoned

Sayreville was one of the first places Governor Christie went to survey post Sandy damage in the days after the storm. Now, in the hard hit section of town near Raritan Bay, the houses stand empty and the attention is gone.

Analysis: Is More Flooding the New Normal for NJ?

High wind and heavy rain caused delays at local airports, thousands of power outages throughout our region, and flooding in places along the shore in New Jersey Friday.

At Town Hall, Christie Receives Praise for Handling of Sandy

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.

Judge: Newark Must Release Facebook Grant Emails

A judge has ordered Newark Mayor Cory Booker to release internal emails related to a $100 million grant to the city's schools made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Explore Senate Run

Newark Mayor Corey Booker says he'll explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.  The seat is currently held by Frank Lautenberg, 88, who hasn't said he'll resign.