Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.
Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.
Hudson County officials say reconstruction work that would repair a large sinkhole which formed on a Hoboken street last fall could be completed by early June.
The first building to be selected for the $20 million pilot Housing Asset Renewal Program started going up in 2007 but stopped a year later when the developer fell behind on payments.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun investigating two state-funded educational groups and their ties to a legislator.
The initiative will have a special focus on households with children, the working poor, and senior citizens.
U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mount Vernon Hospital will get a new emergency room, an assisted living center and expanded outpatient clinics with the help of the $23 million grant.
New York City is receiving a multimillion dollar Homeland Security grant to protect the metropolitan area from “dirty bombs” – crudely constructed nuclear explosive devices.
New Jersey is taking another crack at bringing home federal education funding.
A costly mistake in the New Jersey governor’s office has cost the state $400 million in critical education funding. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie blamed President Barack Obama.
New York has won up to $696 million from the Dept. of Education’s ‘Race to the Top’ program. Mayor Bloomberg said the achievement would challenge New York to “do even better.”
While New York struggles with crushing deficits, layoffs, cutbacks, tax increases and transit hikes, an exclusive Fire Island seasonal village is hoping to qualify as a “distressed community” for your taxpayer dollars.
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