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A Year Later, Hurricane Sandy's Effects Still Linger In New Jersey

Huffington Post: To be sure, remarkable progress has been made in recovering from one of the worst storms ever to hit New Jersey and the second-costliest in the nation's history at $65 billion, trailing only Hurricane Katrina's $125 billion cost. Tens of millions of ...
Take that, Sandy! Brooklyn startup has made texting hurricane-proof

- 1 week ago @ bizjournals.com: They got to work after Hurricane Sandy wiped out infrastructure in 10 states in 2012, shrouding our modern digital world in darkness just when rapid exchange of information was most crucial. Even the most advanced smartphones were rendered useless.

De Blasio Cites Progress in Push to Fix Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

- 1 week ago @ nytimes.com: About 20,000 homeowners in New York City have applied for money under the city-run program created to help those whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. And while it will take years for the storm-related rebuilding to be completed, ...

New York City wrongly paid almost $208000 for Hurricane Sandy aid

- 6 days ago @ nydailynews.com: A New York City agency paid contractors hired to help Hurricane Sandy victims at least $207,978 for ineligible expenses and services that were never received, city Controller Scott Stringer charged Thursday. In one instance, the Department of Homeless ...

City agency lacked oversight with Sandy contracts: report

- 6 days ago @ therealdeal.com: The city Department of Homeless Services paid $19.9 million in emergency contracts during Hurricane Sandy for services that were never provided, according to a report from Comptroller Scott Stringer's office cited by the Wall Street Journal. The ...

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Sandy recovery shows signs of real progress

Last Thursday was the type of the day that is the reason people live in Roxbury, the small hamlet on the western Rockaway Peninsula between Breezy Point and Riis Park. The warm summer sun illuminated

Lessons From New York: How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Is Creating a

Greentech Media: Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern Seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made global headlines as a harbinger of nature's impacts in a climate-changed world. But beyond the ...

Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise

The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.

Hurricane Sandy served as inspiration for 2 Hoboken artists

The Star-Ledger: Hurricane Sandy was the inspiration for a recent mixed-media exhibition by a pair of Hoboken artists at the Hoboken Historical Museum. For their show, "Local Motion: Mixed-Media Sculptures," artists Jennifer Place and Jodie Fink used materials ...

Shoreline Under Repair Along NASA Wallops Flight Facility

For more than one year, the Atlantic Ocean has been chewing up a zone that protects NASA's most critical launch assets on Wallops Island. Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Now, a coastal restoration project is underway to fix the damage on the coastline.

Brick Police Remove Gunpowder Damaged By Hurricane Sandy From Residence

Patch.com: Brick police recovered from gunpowder late Tuesday that had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy from a township residence. With the New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad's assistance, police then performed a "controlled detonation" to the gunpowder, ...

New resource center aids Sandy victims

By JEREMY GROSSMAN Staff Writer While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. The Affordable Housing Alliance officially opened a Housing Recovery Resource Center in Atlantic Highlands on July 16, funded by a $600,000 grant awarded by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. read more

Critics want more details on Sandy spending

TRENTON - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) says newly released reports on the state's biggest Hurricane Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

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DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY..

De Blasio Cites Progress in Push to Fix Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

New York Times: About 20,000 homeowners in New York City have applied for money under the city-run program created to help those whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. And while it will take years for the storm-related rebuilding to be completed, ...

HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY..

HUD official coordinated Hurricane Sandy recovery aid

Washington Post: Hurricane Sandy, the second-most costly storm in American history after Hurricane Katrina, pummeled the Northeast in October 2012, resulting in 162 fatalities, damage to 650,000 homes from flooding and high winds, the destruction of countless ...

HUD official coordinated Hurricane Sandy recovery aid

Marion Mollegen McFadden, the chief operating officer and later acting executive director of the recovery task force, led an ambitious interagency effort.

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City has removed more than 2400 damaged trees in Brooklyn since Hurricane

New York Daily News: A tree dies in Brooklyn. That has been the storyline since Hurricane Sandy, whose devastation is still being felt. The city has removed more than 2,400 trees from borough neighborhoods that were flooded during the destructive storm in 2012, and ...

New York City wrongly paid almost $208000 for Hurricane Sandy aid

New York Daily News: A New York City agency paid contractors hired to help Hurricane Sandy victims at least $207,978 for ineligible expenses and services that were never received, city Controller Scott Stringer charged Thursday. In one instance, the Department of Homeless ...

Take that, Sandy! Brooklyn startup has made texting hurricane-proof

They got to work after Hurricane Sandy wiped out infrastructure in 10 states in 2012, shrouding our modern digital world in darkness just when rapid exchange of information was most crucial. Even the most advanced smartphones were rendered useless.

Hurricane Sandy | Hurricane Sandy Aid - The Real Deal

New York City is back on track with post- Hurricane Sandy rebuilding, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Nearby New Jersey, however, is under fire for spending nearly $100 million in federal funds on contractors, including one ...

Hurricane Sandy | keepinitreal

Ceiling tiles creaked in the wind and television screens showed images of Hurricane Sandy slamming into New York City. “NYU called,” Tangney said. “They want to evacuate. I don't know how to help them right now. They're ...

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Critics want more details on Hurricane Sandy spending in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state's biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in ...

New resource center offers outreach to Sandy victims

By JEREMY GROSSMAN While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. The Affordable Housing Alliance officially opened a Housing Recovery Resource Center in Atlantic Highlands on July 16, funded by a $600,000 grant awarded by the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. read more

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Hurricane Sandy helpers get lunch from Kevin Bacon

NBC40: The group has been working hard to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. "We sort of try to find people that are doing good in a grass roots kind of way," said Bacon, "You know boots on the ground try to help out whatever happens to be and we heard ...

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: The city is slowing making progress...

The city is slowing making progress with its "Build it Back" program to help homeowners recover from the 2012 Hurricane Sandy. Since announcing an initial goal of issuing 500 checks by Labor Day, the city has sent out 397 checks...

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Congress weighs tax credits for Hurricane Sandy victims

Home and business owners affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy could be eligible for tax credits under legislation introduced in Congress this month. Congressmen Jon Runyan, R-3, Mount Laurel, and Mike Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, ...

Congress weighs tax credits for Hurricane Sandy victims

Home and business owners affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy could be eligible for tax credits under legislation introduced in Congress this month. Congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, and Jon Runyan, R-3, Mount Laurel, have ...

City waives building fees for Hurricane Sandy victims trying

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city will allow the Department of Buildings to waive building fees for New York residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy who are rebuilding or repairing their homes through the Build It Back ...

Elected officials herald tax relief for Hurricane Sandy victims on

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Homeowners who repaired their homes hit by Hurricane Sandy will no longer be on the hook for higher tax bills - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday paving the way for $4 million in property ...

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