Some local medical professionals were on a mission Sunday night, trying to help Sandy victims who have become so busy in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy that they have not taken care of some basic needs.
With the long Thanksgiving holiday coming to an end, millions of travelers were headed home Sunday evening.
Neighbors called the situation disheartening, characterizing Breezy Point as a community where everyone knows everyone else and saying they cannot imagine who would have broken into their homes.
One New York City neighborhood is dealing with yet another problem in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Sinkholes have been discovered in several backyards.
Sandy turned their lives upside down, many just got power back, and are still dealing with wind and water damage.
Small business owners in Lower Manhattan have been trying to get going again after Superstorm Sandy, and the federal government has been trying to help them.
Most of Hoboken, N.J., finally had power back Sunday night, but a major cleanup was in order with even the mayor’s home in a mess and the city’s popular bars nowhere near ready to reopen.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined National Guard troops to deliver much-needed goods to residents of Long Beach and Far Rockaway. He also thanked volunteers who pitched in for helping to make a difference in the relief effort.
Most of the more than 1,700 schools in New York City have reopened, but not all.
Superstorm Sandy has tested the faith of many, but Sunday mass was packed in Breezy Point, Queens – one of the areas hit hardest by the storm.
In New Jersey, another narrow escape from the clutches of an apparent child abductor had Bergen County parents on edge this weekend.
Police said the remains of Justin Kowalczik had been buried in a shallow grave behind 1 Hallock Street for more than two years but the family never reported the 17-month old child dead or missing.
The pilot, the only one on board, was killed. The pilot killed has been identified as 65-year-old Michael Scarfia, a retired New York City Police Officer.
The New York City Health Department said one aspect of the ritual — that is commonplace in parts of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, but rare in other branches of Judaism — is not safe.
At Long Beach Island, there is already proof of erosion happening. Scientists say sea levels are rising, the shore is sinking, and beaches are eroding.
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