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Sandy Aftermath

New Jersey News

No Lights, No Power, No ETA

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC

The New Jersey Senate and Assembly are taking a hard look at the performance of state utilities after Sandy. Jersey Central Power and Light has come under fire after many of its customers were without heat and power for two weeks after the storm. Even before Sandy, JCP&L, got poor marks for its handling of past prolonged outages. The utility's performance raises questions about out-of-state ownership of one of the state's largest suppliers of electricity.

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WNYC News

Manhattan VA Will Partially Re-Open in Spring

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Manhattan V.A. Hospital — which was damaged severely by Sandy will partly re-open next March, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But officials don't know when the heart of the 170-bed facility will come back online.

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WNYC News

Obama to Ask for $50B in Sandy Aid, Democrats Say

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Sandy.

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New Tech City

New York City Challenges Silicon Alley to Reinvent the Payphone

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

After payphones proved to be a crucial link for New Yorkers during Sandy, the city's Chief Digital Officer is challenging Silicon Alley entrepreneurs to redesign the city's 11,412 payphones for the digital era.

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New Jersey News

NJ's Sandy Power Complaint Tally In

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Jersey Central Power and Light  logged the most consumer complaints of the state's power companies in the aftermath of Sandy, according to statistics complied by New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities.

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WNYC News

Feds Release First FEMA Funds for New York City

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

New York City is getting nearly $190 million in the first round of federal money to help recover from Superstorm Sandy, U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sewage After Sandy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Michael Schwirtz, reporter for The New York Times, talks about his reporting on how hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage from area treatment plants have flowed into NY and NJ waterways. NYC Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland discusses the city's response.

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WNYC News

In Hard-Hit Areas, Red Cross Runs Into Image Issue

Monday, December 03, 2012

The group was criticized in New York City following Hurricane Sandy when residents from Staten Island to Breezy Point were asking themselves: where is the familiar red-and-white logo of the Red Cross? But In New York, the organization works with FEMA, city agencies and other groups — meaning it is often less visible on the ground.

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New Jersey News

In Bergen County, Problems Stemming From Sandy Surface During Panel

Monday, December 03, 2012

Many of the problems encountered in the aftermath of Sandy in the badly hit areas of Bergen County were explored Monday by the New Jersey Senate  Budget and Appropriations Committee.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Makes the Rounds for Sandy Aid in DC

Monday, December 03, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Washington Monday, pressing federal lawmakers for the $42 billion aid package he said New York needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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WNYC News

LIPA Billing Customers for Delivery Fees Despite Blackouts

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Long Island Power Authority is charging residential customers a delivery fee of more than $10 a month even if they were in the dark for weeks after Sandy.

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New Jersey News

JCPL Files for Rate Hike

Monday, December 03, 2012

Jersey Central Power and Light  is asking  regulators for a rate increase to cover costs from storm damage that pre-dates Sandy.

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WNYC News

Cuomo, Bloomberg Did Well After Sandy: Poll

Monday, December 03, 2012

New Yorkers give high marks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg for their reaction to Superstorm Sandy, but are far less happy with the Long Island Power Authority.

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WNYC News

Seeking Sandy Aid, Cuomo Set to Travel to DC on Monday

Friday, November 30, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to make his pitch for Sandy relief funds, officials said.

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WNYC News

LIPA Chairman Resigns in Wake of Sandy Criticism

Friday, November 30, 2012

Long Island Power Authority chairman Howard Steinberg has resigned from the board of directors.

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WNYC News

Tempers Flare at Staten Island Town Hall

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hundreds of frustrated Staten Island residents seeking answers packed the New Dorp High School auditorim Thursday night where an informational town hall meeting about Sandy turned into a heated venting session for those who lost everything in the storm.

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WNYC News

On Staten Island, Residents Face a Hard Decision to Stay or Go

Friday, November 30, 2012

President Barack Obama’s pointman for the region’s Sandy recovery told WNYC in an exclusive interview that the federal government wants storm-damaged coastline neighborhoods and towns to build back better and stronger.

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WNYC News

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Urges Congress to Approve Sandy Aid

Friday, November 30, 2012

President Barack Obama’s pointman on regional Sandy rebuilding efforts said tackling immediate needs such as minimizing the number of displaced is a top priority – but long-term issues such as buyouts and climate change loom large.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Changes Insurance Rules to Help Sandy Victims

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Sandy.

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WNYC News

City to Give Tax Extension for Storm-Hit Homes

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Homeowners hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy may eligible for deferred tax payments as well as a possible rebate.

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