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Mary Jane and Roger Michalak's Sandy-ravaged home in Union Beach. They just learned FEMA will not pay for their home to be demolished. (credit: CBS 2)

FEMA Rejects Funding For Nearly 100 Union Beach Homes Destroyed By Sandy

Union Beach officials said it’s not the borough denying the funding to demolish the homes, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency that’s to blame.

08/12/2013

Nassau Coliseum (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

More Than 100 Nassau Coliseum Workers To File Lawsuits Over Asbestos Exposure

More than 100 workers are alleging that long-term exposure to asbestos at Nassau Coliseum has made them seriously ill.

03/25/2013

Brooklyn school asbestos scare

Asbestos Scare At Brooklyn School Has Parents Furious At Department Of Education

Demonstrators wore masks and held up signs Tuesday to dramatize their demand that the Department Of Education postpone an asbestos abatement program at P.S. 29. in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

04/24/2012

Charles Wang

Gallof: Rich Owner, Poor Team — Why Islanders Act Like Desperate Paupers

As you continue to watch the playoffs, you might want to take a look at a team that was once in the same boat as the Islanders — the Florida Panthers. It will give you some perspective on why certain things play out the way they do.

WFAN–04/18/2012

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Inspectors Investigating Asbestos Claims At Nassau Coliseum

Nassau County has admitted in the past that there is asbestos in the walls of the Nassau Coliseum, but attorney Joseph Dell said this is a major problem and that some of his clients have been diagnosed with cancer.

03/24/2012

ExxonMobil (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

NJ Supreme Court Won’t Hear ExxonMobil Appeal Over Damages

Bonnie Anderson was awarded $7 million, when a jury found in 2008 she had contracted mesothelioma from washing the clothes her husband wore at Exxon’s Linden Bayway Refinery.

04/14/2011

(AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

Postponed Magic-Knicks Game To Be Played March 28

The game, originally scheduled for Nov. 2, was called off when debris fell into the arena during overnight cleaning of asbestos-related materials.

WFAN–11/17/2010

(AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

MSG Reopening Friday After Asbestos Scare

Madison Square Garden will reopen Friday night for the New York Knicks’ game against Washington following an asbestos scare that forced the postponement of a game Tuesday night.

WFAN–11/03/2010

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hot Topic: November 3

Derek Jeter’s future in pinstripes is not so certain. The Yankees said Tuesday that retaining Jeter is one of their top priorities, but at what cost?

WFAN–11/03/2010

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Asbestos Concerns Wipe Out Magic-Knicks Game At MSG

There was a health scare at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Debris containing asbestos fell into the arena, forcing the New York Knicks to cancel Tuesday night’s game as a precaution.

11/02/2010