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.
Superstorm Sandy wrought terrible destruction, but it may have had at least one benefit: Healthier conditions for marine life in Long Island’s Great South Bay.
Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.
An army of volunteers pitched in to help rebuild the home, that Clarke had lived in since the Eisenhower administration, after it was ravaged by the storm.
Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday that HUD had signed off on the city’s plans for spending its first chunk of Sandy aid money.
In 2012, Sandy filled the streets and basements of Hoboken with water, that was followed by a slew of water-main breaks, and finally a series of flash floods brought on by heavy rain, that left many residents pumping out their homes once again.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered some New York residents who were affected by Sandy money to relocate.
Lenders initially offered a three-month grace period following the storm but that period is ending and banks are looking for their money.
It’s a name we’ll never forget but will thankfully not have to hear about again — as far as storms go.
The playground that opened Saturday in Sea Bright honors Newtown special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy. Groundbreaking for the Sea Bright playground was on March 1.
Girls whose families were wiped out by Hurricane Sandy can still party in style, thanks to a New York City charity that has collected more than 1,000 prom dresses for the storm’s victims.