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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

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

Hudson River Park Construction, April 9, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hudson River Park Repairs To Be Complete This Summer

Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.

04/09/2013

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

A family on Staten Island has a sinkhole problem, which may be related to Hurricane Sandy, but FEMA and the insurance company is not helping out. (Photo: CBS 2)

The Endless Recovery: Sinkholes Proving To Be Big Problem On Staten Island

It’s gone from bad to worse for some storm-weary Staten Island residents who are trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Now, they’re coping with a sinkhole nightmare.

03/26/2013

Flooding at the Hoboken train station. (credit: Julie Parise/CBSNewYork.com)

Hundreds To Receive Grants From Hoboken Sandy Relief Fund

In the aftermath of Sandy, the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund was set up to help individuals and businesses. In the months since the storm, more than a million dollars has been raised.

03/20/2013

FEMA Trailer In Union Beach (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Union Beach Family Is First To Get FEMA Trailer On Residential Property After Sandy

Glenn Cottrell, his wife, two daughters, son and the family dog had been staying with relatives since the superstorm washed out their home nearly five months ago.

03/18/2013

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

Debris from a flooded home next to the beach in Rockaway is disposed of on December 13, 2012. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report Finds Low-Income Renters Among The Hardest Hit By Sandy

Enterprise Community Partners found 43 percent of the households that reported Sandy damage to FEMA also reported incomes under $30,000 per year.

03/06/2013

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