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New Jersey News

Methodists Win Round in Boardwalk Battle

Friday, January 17, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.

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New Jersey News

Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

Monday, January 13, 2014

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.

The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.

Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...

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WNYC News

Public Housing Tries to Lift Boilers out of Danger

Friday, January 10, 2014

Public housing officials are planning to raise many of the system's boilers high enough so that another storm like Sandy would not knock them out again.

 

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New Jersey News

Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Agrees to Freeze Rates—But Will Still Work on Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After asking for a big rate hike to protect its infrastructure from storms, Con Edison has bowed to pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and agreed to a rate freeze.

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New Jersey News

Best of the Blogs: 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Every week, Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons joins us to talk about stories found on New Jersey blogs and community news services. This time, she calls our attention to some of the best local stories of the year.

Mary talks about the reporting highlights of 2013 with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst. You can also check out her full list on the NJ News Commons page.

 

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Transportation Nation

MTA: Floodproofing South Ferry Station Will Mean Building On Parkland

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

More than 13 months after Storm Sandy flooded South Ferry subway station with 14 million gallons of contaminated water, the MTA has come up with a plan to repair it. But straphangers shouldn't expect to use the station until late 2016 at the earliest.

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New Jersey News

Black and Latino Applicants for Sandy Aid More Likely Rejected

Friday, December 13, 2013

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

Black and Latino applicants for Sandy aid in New Jersey are more likely to be rejected for recovery grants than whites. That's according to data released Thursday by a housing advocate who sued the state for information about its grants.

The rejection rate for white applicants to New Jersey's two main homeowner grant programs was 13 to 14 percent. For Latinos, it was slightly higher - 18 to 20 percent. For African-Americans, the rejection rate was 35 to 38 percent. That's more than double the white rejection rate.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Sandy Charity Benefits Private Equity Investors

Friday, December 13, 2013

While Sandy victims in New York wait anxiously for government assistance to rebuild their homes, a charity organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to aid homeowners has steered millions of dollars to two troubled, state-sponsored housing developments in Brooklyn.

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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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WNYC News

Fed Flood Maps Left NY Unprepared for Sandy — and FEMA Knew It

Friday, December 06, 2013

The maps were wrong. And FEMA knew it. Thousands of the buildings incorrectly identified as outside the flood zone were damaged when seawater surged ashore as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012.

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New Jersey News

Nonprofit Alleges Sandy Victims Couldn't Appeal for Aid

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Were Sandy victims improperly denied federal funds for rebuilding?

Documents obtained by a nonprofit in New Jersey found that some Sandy victims may have lost out at a second chance at receiving federal relief money.

By Aug. 1, the Christie administration had spent its first batch of funds from $600 ...

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New Jersey News

'New Brunswick Today' Investigates

Friday, November 22, 2013

The news service, New Brunswick Today has been making waves - producing investigative reports on the New Brunswick Water Utility covering up water quality violations and on Rutgers trying to keep its Hurricane Sandy report secret.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the nearly two-year old print and web service - and how it's making a name for itself through investigative reporting.

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WNYC News

Are All Sandy-Recovery Jobs Permanent?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The economy in the New York metro area has made a strong recovery post-Sandy, but economists at the New York Federal Reserve Bank say it's still unclear whether some of the jobs created during the rebuilding effort are here to stay.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Pushes More Homeowners to Leave Flood Zones

Monday, November 18, 2013

Governor Cuomo expanded a program to de-populate the state's most vulnerable flood zones by offering buyouts to 129 homeowners in Staten Island. 

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WNYC News

Contest Finalists Envision New Barriers for Regional Storm Protection

Friday, November 15, 2013

From an eight-mile protective barrier to specially-designed reefs, firms are competing to improve regional defenses against future storms.

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New Jersey News

$5-Billion On The Way

Friday, November 15, 2013

Another $5-billion of aid money is on its way to New Jersey, New York and other Sandy-affected states. And environmental and housing advocacy groups are applauding federal provisions they feel will ensure more transparency and sustainability in how the money is spent.

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Transportation Nation

A Year After Sandy, No New Hurricane Plan From NJ Transit

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WNYC

The 2013 hurricane season is now over and New Jersey Transit still does not have a updated hurricane plan – more than a year after losing hundreds of its rail cars during Sandy.

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WNYC News

Judge: "City Does Not Have an Adequate Plan" for Evacuating Vulnerable During Disasters

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that New York City is not adequately prepared to evacuate disabled residents during emergencies, a problem that came to the forefront during Sandy and Irene.

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WNYC News

New Survey Lets You Design New Rockaway Boardwalk

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What kind of boardwalk would you like to walk on? One with smooth concrete or or one that's rougher? Colorful or sparkly? The Parks Department is seeking input from the public before it finalizes plans to rebuild the Sandy-damaged boardwalk in the Rockaways.

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