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Islip Beach reopens, July 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Islip Beach Reopens Nearly 9 Months After Sandy

Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.

07/17/2013

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

Damage from Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

FEMA OKs Plan To Boost Aid To NJ Towns Hit By Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse communities at a rate of 90 percent for certain expenses related to the October storm, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said Wednesday.

06/26/2013

Preliminary flood map for Ocean County, N.J. (credit: FEMA)

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief To New Jersey Coast

The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.

06/17/2013

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos outlines the unaudited fiscal year 2012 budget. (credit: Nassau County Comptroller's Office)

Nassau Comptroller Announces Budget Surplus

County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.

06/12/2013

A flooded street in Lower Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Proposes Levees, Removable Walls In Plan To Protect NYC

As part of the plan, removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan as well as a 15-to-20-foot levee to guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees to protect a Brooklyn creek.

06/11/2013

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

President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before speaking about rebuilding efforts following last year's Superstorm Sandy at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 28, 2013.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Jersey Shore ‘Stronger Than The Storm’

The president toured the shore with Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday, seven months after Superstorm Sandy caused $38 billion in damage.

05/28/2013

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

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pallone: Jersey Shore To Get ‘Largest Ever’ Beach Replenishment Project

The project will stretch from Sea Bright to Manasquan and is expected to be completed by early next year.

05/05/2013

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

Long Island terror simulation and training exercise. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. College Students Take Part In ‘Mass Casualty Incident’ Simulation

Nursing students from Molloy College acted as frantic victims as part of a domestic terrorism drill in New Hyde Park.

04/25/2013

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

FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center in Nassau County. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Couple Frustrated By ‘Grueling’ FEMA Aid Application Process

Mike and Gabrielle Fehling said a cryptic application process is preventing some from getting the money they need to survive.

04/11/2013

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