Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.
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 state sent rejection letters Monday to 94 applicants from Greenwich to East Haven who requested aid to raise their homes under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Democratic Mayor Dawn Zimmer said she met for several hours with representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and turned over her journal and other materials.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Monday that the state will receive nearly $2.1 billon, and the city will get over $1.3 billion.
Contractor Angelo Genova was childhood friends with Charles Burgio but the two hadn’t been in touch in 32 years until Genova learned about Burgio’s situation.
Homeowners in the nine hardest-hit counties in the state can use the $10,000 grants for any non-construction purpose.
About $141.5 million of the funding will go towards repairing the PATH train line, with the remaining $54.2 million designated for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.