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WNYC News

As Cold Snap Hits, Some Sandy Victims Still Lack Heat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As temperatures dip many residents of the Rockaways, an area hard hit by Sandy, are among the 8,200 still without power in the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through the seaside community.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Details Some Sandy Expenditures in Budget Address

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his $142.6 billion budget Tuesday, laying out how the state will spend a hoped-for $30 billion in aid, including spending for inflatable bladders to protect transit tunnels and building new dunes on beaches.

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WNYC News

A Look at the Challenges of Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk this week. WNYC examines the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore and some mitigation measures the state is looking at.

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The Takeaway

House Passes Sandy Aid Bill

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Last night, more than two months after Sandy devastated Coastal New York and New Jersey, the House finally passed a $50.7 billion aid bill for victims of the storm. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, discusses what's in the relief bill.

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The Takeaway

Floods and Fraud: Congress Considers Sandy Aid

Friday, January 11, 2013

Residents of Coastal New York and New Jersey are still feeling the aftereffects of Sandy more than two months after the powerful storm. President Obama signed a $9.7 billion Sandy aid package last Sunday, and Congress will decide the fate of another $51 billion aid package next Tuesday. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, discusses the politics behind Sandy aid, and how victims are coping.

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WNYC News

Jersey Shore Not Waiting for Feds

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Governor Chris Christie joined local officials in Belmar on Wednesday to break ground on a project to rebuild that town's 1.3 mile boardwalk destoryed by Sandy. 

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WQXR Blog

Classical Label Climbs Back After Sandy Submerges Office

Monday, January 07, 2013

Eight weeks after Sandy, the offices of New Amsterdam Records, an independent record label in Red Hook, Brooklyn, remain battered.

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WNYC News

Cuomo To Outline Gun Restrictions and Post-Sandy Vision in Annual Albany Address

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo will lay out his agenda for his third year in office this week when he delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. More gun restrictions and the governor’s vision for post-Sandy New York are likely to top his updated his priority list.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Few Small Businesses Taking Advantage of Emergency Loans

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Bloomberg administration estimates that 13,000 businesses in New York City were damaged during Sandy, but more than two months after the storm only a few hundred have been approved for emergency loans.

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WNYC News

Congress Approves $9.7B in Sandy Flood Aid

Friday, January 04, 2013

Although the full aid commitment is expected to be much more, the measure could boost prospects for relief for the many home and business owners devastated by the storm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York State Ready

Friday, January 04, 2013

Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia School of Public Health and founder of the Children's Health Fund talks about his work as the co-chair of the post-Sandy New York State Ready commission. He is also the author of Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do

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New Jersey News

Inside the Meeting With John Boehner: NJ Congressman Frank LoBiondo on Sandy Aid

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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The Takeaway

House Set to Adjourn Without Voting on Sandy Relief Package

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The 112th Congress may have avoided a disaster by striking a last-minute compromise on the fiscal cliff-- but that's not the feeling among thousands in the New York/New Jersey region today. The House seems set to adjourn without having voted on an aid package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for our co-producer, WNYC looks at the package and what the delay in its passage could mean for storm victims.

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WNYC News

Breezy Point and Midland Beach Residents Say They Need Sandy Aid

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

As the $60.4 billon Sandy aid package remains stalled in the House of Representatives, residents of two of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods are calling on Congress to act.

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WNYC News

Shuttered After Sandy, NYU Langone Hospital Partly Reopens

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A New York City hospital that evacuated hundreds of patients after losing power during Sandy has partially reopened.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Medical Schools Experiment with Shorter Courses | The Argument Against Increasing Taxes | With Five Days to Go, Fiscal Cliff Hanger Looms | Shortcomings Prevent A.T.F from Curbing Gun Violence | End of Russian Adoptions for Americans? | Back to Business in a Post-Sandy 2013 

WNYC News

Christmas Arrives Early in the Rockaways

Sunday, December 23, 2012

At a banquet hall usually reserved for wedding receptions in Howard Beach hundreds of families affected by Sandy received an early Christmas surprise courtesy of the relief group Secret Sandy.

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New Jersey News

At Town Hall, Christie Receives Praise for Handling of Sandy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since Sandy caused major damage to the state. He told the town hall audience in Belmar that the state still has "big problems and big challenges" to deal with seven weeks after the storm.

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WNYC News

City Council Introduces Legislation to Better Prepare City for Storms

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The New York City Council announced a package of legislation on Tuesday that seeks to improve the city’s infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, as well as better prepare the city for future storms.

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WNYC News

Beach Dunes Spark a Battle After Sandy

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Despite ample evidence that big sand dunes protected some of New Jersey's coastal towns from Sandy's storm surge, the idea faces opposition from many local residents who don't want to give up their land or view.

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