The damp, raw weather may have canceled a day at the beach for Tri-State Area residents, but it did not stop many young visitors and their families from heading to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.
It will be his first time on the shore since he visited right after Hurricane Sandy hit on Oct. 29.
Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.
“As I walk around and there’s an mixture of confusion and grief and just so much uncertainty, that’s exactly what we felt six months ago.”
“I’m certainly not going to hold the good people of Oklahoma hostage because they may have some hypocrites in their delegation.”
A firefighter who lost his home to Superstorm Sandy responded to a call last week, only to find his own new home was on fire.
The AAA Clubs of New Jersey conducted a poll earlier this month to gauge New Jersey residents’ travel intentions this summer and to see whether Sandy impacted those plans.
The New Dorp Small Business Development Center opened Monday to help small businesses who couldn’t take the time commuting to the other center.
The governor announced the “willing seller” buyout plan Thursday, just before appearing in Sayreville, where about 270 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by a tidal surge during Sandy.
The owners were back to square one Wednesday at three Sandy-ravaged homes that were rehabbed by volunteers on Staten Island, after vandals stole the copper wire and plumbing.
Murphy’s Market owner Ronald Murphy said he borrowed $1.5 million to rebuild his supermarket to get it ready before summertime.
The probe will look into how Sandy contracts were awarded and how contractors performed.
Nearly seven months after superstorm Sandy pounded the New Jersey shoreline, some residents claim their drinking water is undrinkable.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received tentative support from legislative leaders Monday for his plan to finally sideline the Long Island Power Authority, which has been criticized for high rates and questionable response in disasters — most infamously including Superstorm Sandy.
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.
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