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After Sandy, One Business Owner Picks Up the Pieces

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It’s not just beach resort towns in New Jersey that felt the brunt of Sandy.  Among the worst-hit areas was the working class community of Union Beach, New Jersey — located just across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island.  The powerful storm surge flooded much of the town, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses, and reducing buildings on the waterfront to piles of rubble, including one local restaurant, whose owner is still struggling to pick up the pieces.

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New Jersey News

In Looking to Rebuild the Jersey Shore, the Debate is Over How

Monday, November 19, 2012

There's no question that New Jersey will rebuild its shoreline in the wake of Sandy. But the real question is whether the Jersey Shore will be built smarter and stronger.

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WNYC News

HUD Secretary, a New Yorker, Details Approach for Sandy Rebuilding

Friday, November 16, 2012

A day after President Barack Obama tapped him to lead the regional planning for rebuilding after Sandy, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Shaun Donovan, laid out his approach to the federal government's long-term effort during a visit to a disaster relief center in New Jersey on Friday.

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New Jersey News

NJ After Sandy: To Rebuild or To Re-Design?

Friday, November 16, 2012

WNYC

New Jersey is now going about the painstaking task of assessing the damage done by Sandy and determining what can be replaced and what is lost forever.   A spokesman for Governor Christie confirms that the Governor expects to have a preliminary dollar estimate Friday of the damage wrought by Sandy.

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New Jersey News

Videos Show Flooding From Sandy at PATH Stations

Friday, November 16, 2012

Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.

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WNYC News

How to Help | Post-Sandy Holidays

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Looking to help a family affected by Hurricane Sandy? We're collecting a list of places to donate, volunteer and receive help for the holidays.

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New Jersey News

Hoboken Mayor Says Lack of Insurance Means 'Thousands' Will Be Homeless

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday that she estimates thousands of residents are going to be homeless because of the lack of flood insurance coverage.

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New Jersey News

Transit Tracker: NJTransit Montclair-Boonton Line

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WNYC

UPDATE 6 p.m.: New Jersey Transit train service has been restored on the Montclair-Boonton line. Starting Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., New Jersey Transit will run two trains per hour on the Montclair-Boonton line. One train to New York Penn Station, and one train to Hoboken Terminal. In the afternoon, trains will run only Westbound in the opposite direction.

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New Jersey News

Concerns Grow Over Flooding From an NJ River That’s Also a Superfund Site

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Passaic River in New Jersey isn’t one of those waterways with its source in a pristine mountain lake.

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New Jersey News

Storm Costs Won't Necessarily Spell Budget Disaster

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hurricane Sandy shut down much of New Jersey’s economy for a week to 10 days and wreaked havoc on Shore towns that are the backbone of summer tourism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coastal Development Pre-Sandy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

John Rudolf, national reporter for Huffington Post, discusses his new piece, which looks at the history of coastal development in NY and NJ, and how developers and officials ignored warnings about storms.

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New Jersey News

Grab and Go Visits Start to Storm-Damaged NJ Homes

Friday, November 09, 2012

Residents of some of the Jersey shore communities that were hardest hit by Sandy are being escorted back onto the barrier islands to briefly retrieve belongings before leaving again.

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New Jersey News

NJ Schools May Face Influx of Students Displaced by Storm

Friday, November 09, 2012

It’s only a trickle so far, with most New Jersey schools just beginning to reopen this week, but Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will likely mean a sizable number of children displaced not just from their homes but from their schools.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Post-Sandy Farm Report

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Farmers from around the area are making repairs, cleaning up, and getting back to their markets. Last Chance Foods spoke with farmers in Long Island and New Jersey and got the latest news from New York City's farmers markets.

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New Jersey News

With Power Still Out, NJ Pols Feel the Heat

Thursday, November 08, 2012

WNYC

With better weather predicted over the next few days,  utility crews throughout the region are expected to pick  up the pace of power restoration. But outages will persist into next week and it is local officials who are feeling the heat

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The Takeaway

Nor'easter Follows Sandy

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It was another cold night for many in the northeast. Hundreds of thousands without power had to withstand the power of a nor'easter storm that brought snow to places still recovering from Sandy. New Jersey Public Radio reporter Scott Gurian reports from the affected area.

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New Jersey News

Moody's Maintains NJ Utility Credit Ratings, Despite Soaring Restoration Costs

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The worst storm ever to hit New Jersey has caused enormous headaches for its two biggest electric utilities, as well as millions of their customers, but will not result in lower credit ratings, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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New Jersey News

After 9 Days Without Power, NJ Residents Fume Over Utility's Response

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Nine days after Sandy slammed into New Jersey, more than 360,000 residences and businesses in the state still have no power — and half of them are customers of Jersey Central Power and Light.

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New Jersey News

NJ Voters Turn Out, Despite Obstacles and Irregularities

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Despite personal hardships, shifting polling sites, frustration and anger over electronic and provisional ballots, and confusion and miscommunication regarding new voting rules, New Jerseyans made on thing clear on Tuesday: they wanted to exercise their right to vote.

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New Jersey News

NJ Transit Ridership Up Despite Long Waits

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

WNYC

New Jersey Transit is running trains on a damaged rail network, on reduced schedules, through stations with limited or even no electricity. And ridership is up 15 percent above normal.

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