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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

Rep. Steve Israel announces bill to make co-op and condo owners eligible for FEMA aid, July 29, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Wants FEMA To End ‘Discrimination’ Against Condo, Co-Op Owners

Condos and co-ops are designated as businesses the way the law is currently written. That prevents those homeowners from receiving federal disaster aid offered to other homeowners.

07/29/2013

The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, N.J. (file / credit: Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association)

Stories From Main Street: Ocean Grove Still Needs Help With Sandy Repairs

Sixty percent of the boardwalk was also destroyed and FEMA doesn’t want to pay to replace it.

07/01/2013

A destroyed home along the Jersey Shore more than six months after Superstorm Sandy hit - May 14, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Housing Comeback – Buying A Home After Sandy And The New Housing Bubble

All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.

06/28/2013

The FEMA trailer the D'Amaros of Island Park call home while their Sandy-damaged home is haggled over with an insurance company. (Photo: CBS 2)

Touro Law Students Come To Aid Of Sandy Victims Battling Insurance Company

Several legal eagle law students from our area are spending their summer volunteering – in a trailer, a trailer where Hurricane Sandy victims are forced to live.

06/19/2013

A still-damaged home in Toms River, N.J. - May 31, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Summer After Sandy: A Long Climb Back In Toms River

Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.

05/31/2013

William Nagle (credit: Handout)

Sea Bright Man Accused Of Defrauding FEMA

Prosecutors said 51-year-old William Nagle took federal assistance for stays at hotel rooms for three months even though he could have been living in his apartment.

05/23/2013

People walk on a beach damaged by Superstorm Sandy on March 1, 2013 in Staten Island (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo: $5.9M To Restore Sandy-Damaged S.I. Beaches

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is targeting $5.9 million toward raising sand levels including dune restoration at New Dorp Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove and Oakwood.

05/06/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Infusion Of $900 Million In Federal Aid To Assist Sandy Recovery

The senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.

05/01/2013

Sandy Hook, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Hook Beach Area Reopens More Than Six Months After Sandy

Gates to the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook opened Wednesday morning to accommodate anglers.

05/01/2013

Hundreds of pear and cherry trees were cut down along Long Island's North Shore. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of Trees Chopped Down Across Nassau To Be Replanted

Many who cherish the annual flowering trees along the North Shore have voiced their suspicions that the trees were needlessly axed.

04/17/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

FEMA: Most New Jersey Sandy Claims Settled

The agency says that as of Tuesday, there had been 74,825 claims filed and 70,689 had been closed.

04/10/2013

A home in Sea Bright, N.J. damaged by superstorm Sandy - Nov. 9, 2012 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey Shore Residents Still Await Flood Insurance Checks

If you live on the Jersey Shore and still haven’t received a flood insurance check, you’re not alone.

03/18/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FEMA Chief: Most Sandy Victims Might Not Notice Sequester

“I think from the standpoint of the immediate response of the things we were doing at Hurricane Sandy, people aren’t gonna see any impacts,” Craig Fugate said Friday.

03/01/2013

Superstorm Sandy's destruction seen in the Rockaways - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FEMA Launches Website With Interactive Flood Maps

New Yorkers can now type in their address to see if their home has been added to the amended FEMA flood maps.

02/26/2013

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