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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the peak tourism season on the Jersey Shore, an area that's still rebuilding a year and a half after Superstorm Sandy.
Last summer, business owners rushed to reopen — and they largely succeeded. But homeowners struggled to repair and rent their properties.
This year, homeowners ...
Friday, May 23, 2014
The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.
Friday, April 25, 2014
A growing number of Jersey Shore residents are looking for a place to call home while their storm-damaged houses are being rebuilt or repaired.
Friday, March 28, 2014
A year and a half after Sandy, more than 900 families remain displaced by the storm.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Opponents say the law requires taxpayers to subsidize those who choose to live in risky areas
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A bill in the U.S. Senate to delay rate hikes for homeowners in flood-prone areas could be voted on as early as Wednesday.
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 ...
Monday, December 09, 2013
What did we learn from Katrina and did it end up delaying stopping fraud and waste ... or delaying crucial Sandy aid?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Each year, we create more than two million tons of e-waste, buy only some of it is recycled. This is the story of one computer's journey through the recycling process from the New School in Manhattan to an e-waste graveyard outside the city.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sandy impacted the lives of thousands of people a year ago today. For Lambros Vlachakis, it’s around 5pm that he thinks about it the most. That’s when he hops in his truck and drives from his rental in Toms River across the bridge, to Seaside Heights, New Jersey. He pulls up to the empty gravel lot where his home sat before Sandy damaged it beyond repair.
Monday, October 28, 2013
After Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast, people returned to waterlogged homes and began to assess the damage. They created lost-and-found lists on the walls of town halls or Facebook pages to try to recover some of what the storm had swept away.
Lost: Two cedar Adirondack chairs, a necklace ...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Homeowners trying to repair or rebuild after Sandy have endured long waits to receive insurance checks or government aid and contractors have more work than they can actually do. Then, the last big hurdle can be obtaining the necessary approvals and permits from towns' zoning and building departments.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono is hoping to tap into voters' frustrations with the slow pace of Sandy recovery by blasting Gov. Chris Christie for the bureaucracy and lack of transparency she says surround the state's major grant programs.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Alexis Norton sat at a table in a realtor's office in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., this week, swapping stories with several friends about rebuilding their Sandy-damaged homes.
Among the topics covered: flood insurance maps, local bureaucracy and confusion over the status of her applications with several of the state’s federally ...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As part of Sandy rebuilding efforts along the Jersey Shore, many people are elevating their damaged homes to lift them out of reach from future floods, either because their insurance requires it or because it would make them feel safer. But lifting homes presents unique problems for elderly or disabled residents who call the shore home.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
For many homeowners and businesses recovering from Sandy, the mantra has been to rebuild stronger. But some New Jersey residents have concluded that their best option is not to rebuild at all.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
For most people, recent changes to FEMA maps bring good news – many homeowners have been moved to less-risky zones and therefore may not have to elevate their homes or make other costly changes. But in very rare cases, the risk rating has gone the other way.