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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Clean-up continues amongst piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Twelve days after Superstorm Sandy slammed into parts of New York and New Jersey, thousands are still without power and heat.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stronger Than The Storm: Wood From Sandy Ravaged Boardwalks Finds New Life Around The Region

Nearly two years after Sandy slammed local beach communities, debris left over by the storm has found a new life around the region.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Port Authority Chairman David Samson (at the podium) rally with workers in front of the Bayonne Bridge on June 26, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

Residents Concerned About Possible Fallout From Bayonne Bridge Project

As work gets underway to lift the Bayonne Bridge so that larger ships getting through the Panama Canal can dock at local ports, those living under the bridge are worried.

09/21/2013

Lincoln Tunnel Backup

Truck Spill Briefly Shuts Down Outbound Lincoln Tunnel, Causes Traffic Mess

The Lincoln Tunnel was back open Wednesday night, but delays persisted hours after the outbound tunnel was closed due to a truck debris spill.

07/31/2013

Cross Bronx Windshield Smashed

Car Windshield Smashed By Debris On Cross Bronx Expressway

Debris from an unknown source smashed a car windshield on the Cross Bronx Expressway on Monday afternoon.

05/06/2013

Seaside Heights boardwalk planks and roller coaster in the ocean on Nov. 9, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Post-Sandy Ocean Junk Poses Safety Hazard, But Cleanup Continues

The need for a swift cleanup has grown critical, after Superstorm Sandy swept objects of all sizes into the ocean and posed a potential threat to summer swimmers.

02/17/2013

NJ TRANSIT Bay Head Comet III rail cars next to debris left by Sandy (credit: NJT)

Christie: No Scandal In $100 Million No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris Removal

Christie says New Jersey needed to hire a contractor quickly after Sandy to begin picking up mounds of debris left by the storm and AshBritt was selected in part because the firm had experience dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was able to get full reimbursement.

02/05/2013

Barnegat Bay Wrecked Boat

Crews Work Hard To Remove Wrecked Boats, Homes From Barnegat Bay

Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy, dangers continue to lurk in the waters off the Jersey Shore.

01/21/2013

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Man Struck, Killed By Car While Working To Clean Sandy Debris

A man working for a private company that was cleaning up debris spawned by Superstorm Sandy in Brick, N.J., was killed this week in a job-related accident.

12/29/2012

Sunrise In The Rockaways Dec. 23, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Normalcy Slowly Returning For Residents In Storm-Battered Rockaways

About 90 percent of the wreckage and debris left behind by the storm has been hauled away, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

12/23/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference in Long Beach Dec. 16, 2012 (credit: Twitter.com/NYGovCuomo)

Gov. Cuomo Announces $40 Million In Federal Reimbursements For Nassau County’s Sandy Clean Up

These are the first reimbursements delivered in the state since Sandy hit in late October.

12/16/2012

Jones Beach Cleanup

Volunteers Head Out To Clean Beaches Of Sandy Debris

Volunteers headed out Saturday to clean beaches around New York and New Jersey, in an effort to help communities recover and rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

12/08/2012

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reports: Scrap Metal Company Fined For Letting Debris Fall Into Gowanus Canal

A scrap metal company has been slapped with an $85,000 fine for letting chunks metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, according to a published report.

12/05/2012

Long Island Sandy Debris

Mountains Of Debris From Sandy Finally Removed From Long Island

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, enormous mountains of debris were finally being removed from the South Shore of Long Island Wednesday.

12/05/2012

Sandy Debris Burning

City Burns Debris From Sandy In Brooklyn, Some Residents Voice Concern

Getting rid of the debris was a major mission a month after Superstorm Sandy, and in Brooklyn on Wednesday, some of the debris was going up in smoke.

11/28/2012

Superstorm Sandy damage on Staten Island

Cuomo: Clean Up Debris In Advance Of Nor’easter

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday warned that the Nor’easter forecast to strike the metro area later this week could make a bad situation worse in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

11/05/2012

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