So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
A sport-utility vehicle slammed through a house that had just been remodeled because of Superstorm Sandy in Wantagh, Long Island early Saturday.
Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.
One speaker claimed that of the more than 25,000 residents who applied for aid through the Build It Back program, none have received a payout.
New Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney held an event Wednesday in Perth Amboy to push for his proposed Sandy Bill Of Rights. The bill is designed to better inform and interact with victims of the Oct. 2012 storm.
The executive director of NJ TRANSIT announced his resignation Tuesday, leaving behind a record that includes a costly decision to leave rail equipment in the path of Superstorm Sandy and the image of thousands of fans stranded for hours after this month’s Super Bowl when trains couldn’t accommodate them.
Millions of dollars in federal superstorm Sandy aid meant to rebuild New Jersey homes went to projects far away from the counties hardest hit by the storm.
The Garden State raked in more tourism dollars in 2013 than it did in 2009 and 2011, and it was only slightly behind the nearly $40 million record set in 2012.
The pieces of art are made up of pieces of people’s lives swept up in the Oct. 2012 storm. Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky created 28 collages with the debris he recovered.
Initially, next month’s Senate Oversight Committee hearing was to focus on superstorm Sandy and the decision to store trains in flood-prone areas. But the focus will be expanded to examine other recent problems.
The governor touted a second round of federal funding to the tune of $1.46 billion to help Sandy victims. Christie promised nearly half of the money would go towards housing.
The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.
A lawsuit on Long Island could make history as the first class-action suit in the nation against a public utility for storm-related power outages.
Day laborers’ groups said Monday they are changing the way workers do business in New York and around the country.
About $535 million of the funding will go toward repairs of three tunnels under the river badly damaged in the Oct. 2012 storm — the Montague, Steinway and Greenpoint.