The state has allocated about $4 million to support small businesses that were damaged or lost income due to the storm in Fairfield, New London, New Haven, and Middlesex counties and on Mashantucket Pequot land.
Clouds parted and temperatures rose to the 80′s on Saturday as beach goers made one of the final trips of the season to the beach in Brick.
After the Reign bested more than 235 entries in the contest that was created by the “Stronger than the Storm” campaign that’s trying to drive visitors to the shore after Superstorm Sandy devastated many beach areas.
The two-story home was being raised to protect it from flooding when it fell and partially came down on the house next door.
Almost ten months after Sandy the affects of the storm are still being felt in surprising ways.
A message in a bottle that was tossed into the sea by a little boy some five decades ago has been returned to its original owner.
A photo exhibition coming to the Museum of the City of New York this fall will put on display scenes of the storm captured by both professional photographers and city residents.
Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.
Manasquan is one town whose revenue decline can be attributed to just about every problem experienced along the shore. Beach revenue, including from parking, was down $290,000 through July 21.
Mike and Gabrielle Fehlig were on hand to watch their new home get put together piece by piece. Their old home, which was built in the 1920′s, was destroyed during the storm.
Waves of federal aid, some strategic borrowing, lowered property values and surplus accounts helped many shore communities avoid having to raise taxes drastically to compensate for the lost tax revenue.
It’s another trip down the Jersey shore for Governor Chris Christie — but it’s not a vacation.
The report detailed what it called “questionable billing and reimbursement practices” between LIPA and Chicago-based Navigant Consulting Inc.
The Landlord Incentive program covers about 30 percent of monthly rents for qualifying tenants. The rates paid would vary slightly based on the number of bedrooms in the rental, the county and the tenant’s income.
Neighbors said they are concerned that the trouble hasn’t passed, and that the men may be looking for ways to take advantage of a neighborhood struggling in the wake of Sandy.