Hurricane Irene

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 1 – Irene

We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. The number 1 story has a name, and she sure left her mark.

12/30/2011

Irene's aftermath - West Nyack, NY (file / credit: West Nyack Fire Department)

Rockland, NYC Residents Can Get Tax Break With Post-Storm Reassessment

Homeowners who experienced catastrophic damage by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee may soon have new recourse.

12/28/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The 11 Most Talked About Stories Of 2011

From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.

12/26/2011

PSE&G worker fixes a power line (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NJ Utilities Need To Do More During Outages

New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.

12/15/2011

Passengers on the subway after the system came online following Hurricane Irene - New York, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Lists Bests And Worsts For Year In Transit

The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.

12/13/2011

Two women look at a home that had a tree fall on it during Tropical Storm Irene on August 30, 2011 in Southport, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

15 CT State Workers Face Hearings Over Irene Food Aid Abuse

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says certain state employees had no business getting the payments of up to $1,200.

12/07/2011

Damage from Hurricane Irene is seen from a helicopter carrying Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Connecticut National Guard)

Gov. Malloy Addresses Alleged Post-Irene Disaster Relief Fraud In Connecticut

Benefits under the federal “Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program” were opened up to Connecticut families after the storm. They could requesting and receive money to replace spoiled food and cover other expenses.

12/04/2011

Rains and the cresting of nearby waters caused flooding in front of the Hi-Tech auto shop at Farmingdale Rd., and Pompton Plains circle on August 29, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey. (credit:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

2011 Enters Record Books As New Jersey’s Wettest Year

The state saw 60.7 inches of rain through the end of November. Tuesday’s storm helped eclipse the old record of 59.98 inches set in 1996.

12/01/2011

Irene's aftermath - West Nyack, NY (file / credit: West Nyack Fire Department)

West Nyack Still Struggling Months After Irene

Life does not magically return to normal after flood waters recede.

12/01/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Toll Revenue Down On NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says toll revenue for the first 10 months of the year is more than $47 million below projections.

11/29/2011

Remote Control (file / credit: clipart.com)

Blumenthal: Don’t Pay For Services You Didn’t Get After The Storms

One official from Connecticut is reminding those in his state not to pay for services they didn’t get.

11/21/2011

Hurricane Irene (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists Release Report Of Future Climate Projections For New York State

“Lets start thinking about what would it be like if there are more Irenes and let’s respond to that, and that’s the focus of this climate report,” said scientist Daniel Bader of Columbia University.

11/18/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

CL&P CEO Jeff Butler Resigns Amid Post-Storm Criticism

Northeast Utilities says Jeff Butler has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, which has come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm.

11/17/2011

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

As Officials Review CL&P’s Storm Respone, Some Say They’d Pay For Stronger Power Grid

The co-chair of Gov. Dan Malloy’s panel examining the state’s power companies wants to know how much it would cost to harden the electrical system, even against a storm as strong as a category 3 hurricane.

11/16/2011

Antoinette Glacken (credit: CBS 2)

Uniondale Senior Antoinette Glacken Socked With ‘False Alarm’ Fees Following Hurricane Irene

An elderly Long Island Woman who lost power during Hurricane Irene is getting a one-two punch.

11/14/2011

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