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Report: Superstorm Sandy May Have Helped Cleanse Great South Bay

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.

06/08/2013

A still-damaged home in Toms River, N.J. - May 31, 2013 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Summer After Sandy: A Long Climb Back In Toms River

Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.

05/31/2013

Volunteers worked to rebuild the home a 95-year-old Lindenhurst woman. (Credit CBS 2)

95-Year-Old Sandy Victim Finally Returns To Lindenhurst, LI Home

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.

05/11/2013

Over 50 homes destroyed in a fire during Hurricane Sandy are viewed in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

$1.8 Billion In Federal Aid Coming To New York City Sandy Victims

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.

05/10/2013

Flooded street -- Park Ave. Hoboken (John Montone/1010 WINS)

Tempers Rise With Floodwaters As Hoboken Residents Demand Solution To Sewage Problem

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.

05/09/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov Cuomo Offers New Yorkers Affected By Sandy Chance To Relocate As Weather Concerns Persist

Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered some New York residents who were affected by Sandy money to relocate.

04/27/2013

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homeowners With Private Loans Stuck With Big Bills As Post Sandy Grace Periods Fade

Lenders initially offered a three-month grace period following the storm but that period is ending and banks are looking for their money.

04/13/2013

A car drives past several boats washed up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy  in front of homes on the shoreline of the Great Kills community November 7, 2012,  on Staten Island, New York.     (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Sandy’ Being Retired From Tropical Storm Names

It’s a name we’ll never forget but will thankfully not have to hear about again — as far as storms go.

04/11/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Playground Honoring Sandy Hook, Superstorm Sandy Victims Opens In Sea Bright

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.

04/07/2013

Prom dresses at Bloomingdale's. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Charity Makes Prom Night A Possibility For Sandy Victims

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.

04/06/2013

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Officials: Trees Knocked Down By Sandy Could Make It Harder To Fight Wildfires

Wildfire season began this weekend in New Jersey, and while forest service managers say they aren’t expecting more fires than usual, one thing does stand in their way: the trees knocked down by Superstorm Sandy.

03/16/2013

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Local High Schools Damaged By Sandy Can Compete For Dream Prom

Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of our area — and many of those hit hard had little to lose in the first place. Now some high schools affected by the storm are being given the chance to compete for a dream prom.

03/06/2013

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Long Island Rep. Peter King (credit: Getty Images)

Republican Rancor: King Rips Rubio For Wall St. Fundraising Despite Sandy Aid No Vote

The congressman ripped into the no vote, saying despite New York and New Jersey facing “one of the worst disasters in our nation’s history,” Rubio “voted against giving us a penny.”

02/28/2013

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JCP&L Asks State For 4.5 Percent Rate Hike To Pay For Sandy Recovery

The request filed Friday with the Board of Public Utilities includes a 1.5 percent increase requested in November.

02/22/2013

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Sandy Victim ‘Overwhelmed’ By Operation Blessing’s Act Of Kindness

Joyce was in for the shock of her life on Saturday when volunteers working for Operation Blessing filled her in on the work that they had done.

02/16/2013

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