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Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Victims Dining Out At Union Beach Community Kitchen

A community kitchen in Union Beach is serving up meals in a restaurant setting to Superstorm Sandy victims for those who can’t afford to dine out.

04/07/2014

Volunteers plant beachgrass on Crescent Beach, Staten Island, on April 6, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Plant Beachgrass To Help Replenish Staten Island Beach Slammed By Superstorm Sandy

About 90 residents and volunteers spent a calm, sunny Sunday doing their part to help in Staten Island’s recovery following Superstorm Sandy.

04/06/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Few Appeal Denials Of Sandy Housing Aid In N.J. Despite Filing Extension

About 10 percent of New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer.

04/01/2014

Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Jakeabob’s Restaurant In Union Beach, Devastated By Superstorm Sandy, Closes For Second Time

Superstorm Sandy trashed Jakeabob’s Bay, a thriving bar and restaurant where locals and vacationers took in gorgeous sunsets over the Raritan Bay.

04/01/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Artist rendering of artificial islands plan. (credit: WXY/West 8/Stevens Institute of Technology)

One Idea For Protecting NY, NJ From Powerful Storms: Man-Made Islands

The “Blue Dunes” proposal is part of Rebuild By Design, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to come up with novel ways to protect against the next big storm.

03/30/2014

High school sophomores Sabastian Rahman and Jocelyn Dicent are pitching an idea for a space for bikes and pedestrians along the Rockaway Freeway. (Credit: CBS 2)

High School Students Propose Bike Lane On Sandy-Damaged Rockaway Peninsula

As the Rockaway Peninsula continues to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, some young activists say they have a great idea to fill a prominent empty space.

03/27/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall meeting in Belmar, March 25, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Hears From Jersey Shore Residents At Belmar Town Hall Meeting

It has been nearly 17 months since Sandy roared ashore and devastated homes and businesses. Some of those who are affected by the storm made their voices heard Tuesday.

03/25/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Authorities To Use DNA To Identify 4 Victims Of Jersey Shore Motel Fire

Arson investigators were back on the scene of a deadly Point Pleasant Beach motel fire Sunday morning.

03/23/2014

A Long Island couple was shocked to find out that they were only being awarded $6 by New York Rising to make Sandy related repairs. (Credit Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, New York Rising At Odds Over $6 Sandy Repair Payment

A Long Island couple received a check to help repair their home following superstorm Sandy but the amount was not what they were expecting.

03/22/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
Getty Images News)

Protesters Again Interrupt Christie Town Hall With Complaints About Sandy Aid, GWB Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie stood by as the protesters – some shouting “New Jersey deserves better” – were escorted out by police.

03/18/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez/Grimm Flood Insurance Affordability Bill Passes, Awaits President’s Signature

Congress passed a bill Thursday scaling back what had been drastic increases in flood insurance rates for many homeowners. It passed in the Senate by a vote of 72 to 22.

03/14/2014

Martin and Theresa Kuczynski's Sayreville home is razed as part of the NJ Sandy buyout program, March 13, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

1st Home Razed As Part Of N.J. Sandy Buyout Program

The first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator’s claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski’s Sayreville home.

03/13/2014

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