Staten Island Residents Scoff At Resurfacing Projects In Areas Set To Be VacatedQuestions were erupting Wednesday evening about government waste on Staten Island, as neighbors were outraged about plans to repave several roadways.
Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town HallChristie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.
Superstorm Sandy-Related Home Buyouts Continue In N.J.So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
Cuomo Announces Buyouts For Sandy-Decimated Staten Island HomeownersTwo neighborhood residents drowned when Sandy struck. Rushing floodwaters knocked down 20 houses. Most of the rest were badly damaged.
Oakwood Beach, S.I. Residents Set To Return Neighborhood To Mother NatureHit hard by Superstorm Sandy a year ago, the Oakwood Beach neighborhood of Staten Island has become the first officially to give up on rebuilding.
New Jersey Homeowners Wonder If Sandy Buyouts Will Be EnoughHundreds of New Jersey residents eligible for a buyout but unconvinced the offer will be high enough for them to move
More N.J. Homeowners In Flood-Prone South River Offered BuyoutsThe buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.
Sayreville Sandy Victims Say Goodbye As They Take BuyoutsSen. Robert Menendez says almost 130 homeowners are being offered pre-Sandy value for their properties.
Sayreville Residents Eager, But Nervous About BuyoutsOn Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan to buy out homes in flood-prone areas of Sayreville and South River so no houses are built there in the future, and some residents are eager.
Christie Announces Buyout Plan For Homeowners Susceptible To FloodingThe governor announced the "willing seller" buyout plan Thursday, just before appearing in Sayreville, where about 270 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by a tidal surge during Sandy.
Federal Government: Buying Out Flooded Homes Is A Complex ProcessThe federal government is providing guidance for towns and states considering flood-related home buyouts, but it is not as simple as just writing a check.
HUD Secretary Discusses Ways To Cut Sandy Red Tape, Meets With Gov. ChristieAs the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.