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WNYC News

Union Beach Flood Control Offers Hope to Sandy-Ravaged Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Residents are thrilled by the news, while environmentalists await further details of ambitious waterfront construction plan

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WNYC News

Deep Freeze Forces NJ's Cape May/Lewes Ferry to Cancel Trips

Thursday, February 19, 2015

No more ferry trips between Lewes, Del., and Cape May today, as icy waters and high winds force the ferry to cancel several crossings through Friday morning.

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WNYC News

The Piece of Paper Standing in the Way of This Man and His Home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Some 9,000 New Jersey residents have been approved for Sandy aid, but fewer than 300 have gotten funding and completed construction on their homes. 

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WNYC News

Gov. Christie Considers Proposals to Save Atlantic City

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A controversial move used by Detroit is among the choices the New Jersey Governor is considering.

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WNYC News

Christie Tells Sandy Protester to 'Sit Down & Shut Up'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie yells at a protester. 

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WNYC News

Shore Homeowners Have No Place to Stay While Rebuilding from Sandy

Friday, April 25, 2014

WNYC
WHYY

A growing number of Jersey Shore residents are looking for a place to call home while their storm-damaged houses are being rebuilt or repaired.

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WNYC News

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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WNYC News

17 Months Later, Some Sandy Victims Still Waiting to Go Home

Friday, March 28, 2014

A year and a half after Sandy, more than 900 families remain displaced by the storm.

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WNYC News

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.

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New Jersey News

Symbol of Post-Sandy Hope Shutting Down

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Union Beach restaurant Jakeabob's Bay reopened after Hurricane Sandy at a temporary location in a different part of town but business didn't return to pre-Sandy levels.

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WNYC News

Chris Christie Holds First Town Hall Since Bridgegate

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Governor Christie will hold his first town hall meeting with constituents - the first since members of his administration were directly linked to the order to close down traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political payback.

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New Jersey News

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.

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New Jersey News

Report: Threat of Rising Sea Level Is Worse for Jersey Shore

Friday, December 06, 2013

As residents of the Jersey Shore continue to recover more than a year after Sandy, a new report paints a dire picture of the region’s future: When it comes to climate change, New Jersey could fare much worse than other coastal states.

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New Jersey News

Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims.  They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.

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New Jersey News

NJ Boardwalk Fire Caused By Faulty Wiring

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire on the Jersey Shore

Friday, September 13, 2013

A fire ravaged the boardwalk in Seaside Heights yesterday, wiping out many businesses that had rebuilt from Hurricane Sandy less than one year ago. We get the latest on the devastation, Governor Christie's response, and take calls from area residents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Summer: Sandy Check-In

Friday, September 06, 2013

We check in on several shore towns to see how the first summer after Sandy fared for business and tourism. WNYC reporter Janet Babin talks about how some towns along the Jersey Shore experienced a 40% drop-off in tourism business and decodes what this means about recovery from the storm’s damage. We'll also hear firsthand from business owners Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, and Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of The Palms Hotel Fire Island as well as other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach.

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New Jersey News

Raising Up Homes Could Put Them Out Of Reach

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

As part of Sandy rebuilding efforts along the Jersey Shore, many people are elevating their damaged homes to lift them out of reach from future floods, either because their insurance requires it or because it would make them feel safer.  But lifting homes presents unique problems for elderly or disabled residents who call the shore home.

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New Jersey News

Legislators Hear Sandy Recovery Taking "Wrong Approach'

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

Before a rare joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Environment committees, a series of environmental experts testified that the state is not considering the future effects of climate change and not focusing enough of its efforts on offering buyouts in flood prone areas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is the Jersey Shore Repeating the Same Mistakes?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scott Gurian, a reporter for a collaboration between New Jersey Public Radio and NJSpotlight.com to cover the Sandy rebuild, joins us to discuss the rebuilding process along the Jersey Shore, and concerns that it is not being done in a responsible way

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