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WNYC News

Breezy Point Won't Have to Go Public to Get Dunes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The private beach community on Rockaway Peninsula has found a way to avoid opening up its beaches to the public.

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WNYC News

HUD Chief Faults NYC for Sandy Aid Delays

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary Donovan says problems with Build it Back have to do with the way the city designed the program, not regulations.

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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

NJ Senator Bombarded with Complaints About Sandy Aid

Monday, March 10, 2014

As Sen. Robert Menendez prepares to chair a hearing in Washington this week on Sandy recovery funds, he's getting an earful from constituents.

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New Jersey News

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

A recent story by WNYC/NJ Spotlight provides further evidence of the need for new legislation requiring more monitoring over the Sandy aid process.

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New Jersey News

Blame The Feds: Professor Christie Defends Sandy Aid Distribution

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie offered Wednesday a detailed, step-by-step analysis of why Sandy aid has been slow getting to victims -- and why it is largely the federal government's fault, not his.

At a town hall meeting in Berkeley Township in Ocean County on the Jersey Shore, Christie downgraded his assessment ...

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WNYC News

Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.

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WNYC News

De Blasio's New Headache: Sandy Recovery

Monday, February 24, 2014

About 16 months after the storm, federal HUD aid has failed to rebuild even one house in New York City. De Blasio promises (again) a full review of the Build it Back program.

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WNYC News

Christie Heckled at Shore Town Hall and Still Wins Over Crowd

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WNYC

Embattled by scandal and blamed for a slow Sandy recovery, Gov. Christie returned to a forum that he has tapped for populist strength during the first years of his governorship: The town hall meeting.

At a VFW hall in Port Monmouth, near the Shore so devastated by Sandy, Christie began ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'Sandy Bill of Rights' Tour

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling for a 'Sandy Bill of Rights' to bring transparency to recovery and aid programs. He discusses his recently-introduced legislation as well as his 'Bill of Rights' tour stopping in some of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

Amid Criticism, NJ Quietly Firing 2nd Sandy Contractor

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The firing is reminiscent of the situation of HGI, the biggest Sandy contractor, which was secretly fired in December.

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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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WNYC News

It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay residents affected by Sandy may be part of a plan from the Pratt Center Design 

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New Jersey News

Botched Process Denied NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief

Friday, February 07, 2014

Three-quarters of all those who appealed denial of federal Sandy aid from two popular housing assistance programs administered by the state of New Jersey wound up winning their appeals, raising new questions about the distribution of the funds.

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WNYC News

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.

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New Jersey News

Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

Monday, February 03, 2014

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

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WNYC News

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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WNYC News

Flood Insurance Bill Clears Senate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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NJ Spotlight

Legislation a victory for many residents along the New York and New Jersey coasts, but detractors say it will make the federal flood insurance program even less solvent.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Funds To Help Sandy-Swamped Subways

Friday, January 24, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's latest pot of Sandy relief and recovery aid comes to $886 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The majority of it — $535 million — will be used to repair flood damage to under-river subway tubes used by the R, G and 7 trains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Know About That Hoboken Development Deal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleges that Sandy funding was tied to a development deal in Hoboken. Caren Matzner, editor at the Hoboken Reporter, discusses the history of the Rockefeller project. Then Steve Kornacki, MSNBC host and Salon writer, discusses his reporting on the Zimmer allegations and the growing Chris Christie scandals.

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