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After Sandy, Residents Say the Jersey Shore Can Come Back

Sandy has taken an enormous toll on communities up and down the Jersey Shore, destroying homes and businesses, tearing up boardwalks and eroding beaches.  As people try to get back to normal, there’s a growing sense that it will be a new normal, at least of some areas of the ...

Essay | Sandy Helps Make Neighbors Family

Adam Wade, 37, has been living in Hoboken, N.J., for the last nine years. During the last two years, he’s had the top floor of a 3-story brownstone. He’s grown close to the occupants of the two other floors, and Sandy just helped solidify those bonds.

Dispatch | As Problems Mount, Mendham Residents Come Together

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.

In Hoboken, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Pull Through

As Hoboken, New Jersey, continues to dry out from Sandy, a sense of community is emerging from this city in crisis.  Throughout the city, National Guard soldiers make the rounds, assisting with evacuations and distributing food to those who need it.  Tow trucks cart away vehicles totaled in the storm.  ...

In Flooded New Jersey, No Oversight For Levees

There's no state agency that regulates or maintains levees in the Garden State. But the flooding brought by Sandy will inevitably bring calls for more flood-protection systems.

New Jersey Issues Water Advisory, Restrictions

A boil water advisory has been issued for several municipalities in New Jersey, as the state continues to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Water-use restrictions statewide  having also been ordered to aid conservation amid possible shortages after superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Christie Gets Close Up View of Sandy’s Destruction

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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween

The notoriously tough New Jersey governor said it was a "commonsense and necessary step" to keep citizens safe.

VIDEO: Sandy's Damage As Seen From The Sky

Footage taken from a National Guard Helicopter shows the power of Sandy's storm surge.

Hurricane Sandy: Will the Utilities Do Any Better This Time?

With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.

Track | Live Updates from #NJSandy

NJ News Commons, based at Montclair State, monitors the hurricane recovery efforts and pulls together information from multiple news sources across the state.

In NJ, Residents Prepare for the Worst

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

As Sandy Aims for Southern NJ, State Prepares for Impact

Governor Chris Christie called for mandatory evacuations of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

Are you in a flood zone? Check out WNYC's NY-NJ storm surge map.

Appellate Court Upholds NJ Superintendent Salary Caps

Ever since Gov. Chris Christie in late 2010 imposed tight limits on school superintendent pay, there was the presumption that this issue would ultimately have to be decided in the courts.

NJ Court: Infertile Men, Women Not the Same

New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.

NJ Assembly Looks Into Unspent Foreclosure Funds

The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

Journalists Blocked From Voters at NJ Polls on Election Day

A federal judge in New Jersey is blocking a group of more than 100 newspapers from getting access to voters as they leave polling places on Election Day.

NJ Woman Sues NBA for Gender Discrimination

A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.

Water Companies Will Earn Faster ROI on Infrastructure Upgrades

Parts of New Jersey's water and sewer systems are more than 100-years old. Given that the average usable life of pipe is about 50 years, this situation is an accident waiting to happen. Why don't the utilities move to address the problem? They're worried about how long it will take ...

2 Teens Charged in Death of NJ Girl

A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.