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Still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Island Beach State Park gets new additions

Stil recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Island Beach State Park has some new additions, including the restoration of Fisherman's Walkway and some property at the entrance to the park.
Police seek thief who stole from home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

- 1 week earlier @ pix11.com: STATEN ISLAND (PIX11)– Police are looking for a thief who entered a Sunnymead Village home and stole several items Wednesday midday. A 35-year-old victim went to her house that was under repair from Hurricane Sandy when she saw the man leaving ...

Christie's State of the State, Hurricane Sandy response, benefits of protest

- 1 week earlier @ nj.com: I listened to Governor Christie's State of the State and couldn't believe my ears. He was not talking to New Jersey but to target Republicans across the nation. In addition, he censored the New Jersey media in favor of a national media audience behind ...

High, Wide Sand Dunes Worked During Hurricane Sandy, Report Finds

- 1 week earlier @ huffingtonpost.com: The Coastal Research Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studied the state's beaches just before and after Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. It found beaches with higher, wider dunes protected better against the storm than beaches ...

UNBEATEN CrossFit -- a new gym named for Staten Island's resiliency after

- 1 week earlier @ silive.com: After finding a 4,000-square-foot space in Grant City -- an area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy -- Mills and Bradley dubbed their new gym UNBEATEN CrossFit. "Like most of Staten Island, our neighborhood represents an eclectic, resilient blend ...

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Iconic New York Chocolate Company ‘Madelaine’ Finds New Life After Sandy

Chocoholics rejoice! A New York City chocolate institution has new life after Superstorm Sandy nearly washed it up.

Sandy aid: Hard-hit towns should get more disaster funds, lawmakers say

After developers in towns that were largely unscathed by Hurricane Sandy got millions in federal disaster relief funds that were distributed by the state, the state Assembly today passed a bill to change the way the state should dole out disaster aid

Spray-On Antenna Is Being Deployed For Disaster Communications

When disaster strikes, one of the first victims is often the communications system. With cell towers down, power out and phone lines down, even areas within the developed world can become completely isolated, as we saw with Hurricane Sandy. A novel technology addresses this problem in ways you can't imagine.

New Jersey demolishing hundreds of Sandy-damaged homes

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey officials are moving to demolish hundreds of homes that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

De Blasio Contrasts Blizzard Response to 2010 Storm, Hurricane Sandy

New York Observer: He also pointed to the failure of the city to fully impress upon residents of waterfront neighborhoods the dangers presented by Hurricane Sandy. This, he suggested—coupled with the relatively soft landing of Hurricane Irene in 2011, despite forecasts ...

FEMA grants $4 million for Hurricane Sandy Glen Island Park repairs

Mid-Hudson News: “This Westchester treasure suffered serious damage during Hurricane Sandy and this federal disaster assistance goes a long way in taking the cost burden of repairs off of taxpayers and reassuring local residents that the federal government will be ...

'Historic' storm tests 2 governors -- again

Two political stars are being put to the test as a massive storm being billed as "life threatening" and "potentially historic" sweeps its way into the Northeast.

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Criminal Probe Focuses on Hurricane Sandy Insurance Issues

Businessweek: New York's attorney general has opened a criminal probe into accusations by Hurricane Sandy victims that insurance companies rejected claims for flood damage to their properties based on falsified engineering reports, a person familiar with the matter ...

Sandy Insurance Issues Said to Be Focus of Criminal Probe

Bloomberg: New York's attorney general has opened a criminal probe into accusations by Hurricane Sandy victims that insurance companies rejected claims for flood damage to their properties based on falsified engineering reports, a person familiar with the matter ...

UNBEATEN CrossFit -- a new gym named for Staten Island's resiliency after

SILive.com: After finding a 4,000-square-foot space in Grant City -- an area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy -- Mills and Bradley dubbed their new gym UNBEATEN CrossFit. "Like most of Staten Island, our neighborhood represents an eclectic, resilient blend ...

Police seek thief who stole from home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11)– Police are looking for a thief who entered a Sunnymead Village home and stole several items Wednesday midday. A 35-year-old victim went to her house that was under repair from Hurricane Sandy when she saw the man leaving ...

Madelaine Chocolate gets $13M from city to stay in Rockaway

Madelaine Chocolate, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, is getting $13.2 million in recovery funds, city officials said Monday.

MTA gets $3.8M for Sandy

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive $3.8 million in federal funding to offset the cost of repairs to bridges and tunnels necessitated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.The funding, announc

Police seek thief who stole from home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

A 35-year-old victim went to her house that was under repair from Hurricane Sandy when she saw the man leaving the home, according to police. The robber allegedly stole DVDs and figurines. Anyone with information is ...

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High, Wide Sand Dunes Worked During Hurricane Sandy, Report Finds

Huffington Post: The Coastal Research Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studied the state's beaches just before and after Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. It found beaches with higher, wider dunes protected better against the storm than beaches ...

Christie's State of the State, Hurricane Sandy response, benefits of protest

NJ.com: I listened to Governor Christie's State of the State and couldn't believe my ears. He was not talking to New Jersey but to target Republicans across the nation. In addition, he censored the New Jersey media in favor of a national media audience behind ...

Heavy Winds, High Tides Could Cause Coastal Damage In New Jersey

High winds and high tide created the perfect combination for disaster in coastal areas of New Jersey Monday.

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Casino Pier in Seaside Heights slowly expanding after Hurricane Sandy

NJ.com: SEASIDE HEIGHTS —Casino Pier on Seaside Heights' boardwalk is inching toward its post-Hurricane Sandy recovery and should have more rides and attractions when it opens this summer, officials said. The pier still will be a fraction of its pre-Sandy ...

Casino Pier in Seaside Heights slowly expanding after Hurricane Sandy

The pier still will be a fraction of its pre-Sandy size this summer as owners seek state permits for an expansion, but the rest of Casino Pier will have the same rides it had last year – plus a couple more, said Maria Mastoris, marketing manager for the pier.

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County agencies lost more than $2 million in Hurricane Sandy aid

Hudson Reporter: JERSEY CITY – Hudson County lost more than $2 million out of $4 million in Hurricane Sandy renter and home owner relief because agencies assigned with the task of finding people in need failed to reach out into the community, county officials said at ...

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