Sandy

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Report: Federal Aid May Have Prevented Local Tax Hikes In Sandy’s Wake

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.

07/14/2013

Gov. Chris Christie tours boardwalk and dune rebuilding along the beach in Sea Girt, N.J. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Christie Visits Jersey Shore To Promote ‘Stronger NJ’ Grant Program

It’s another trip down the Jersey shore for Governor Chris Christie — but it’s not a vacation.

07/03/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Report: State Panel Findings Could Land LIPA Officials In Hot Water

The report detailed what it called “questionable billing and reimbursement practices” between LIPA and Chicago-based Navigant Consulting Inc.

06/22/2013

A home in Mystic Islands, N.J. wrecked by Superstorm Sandy (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

NJ Grant Program Aimed At Helping Sandy Victims Find Housing

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.

06/22/2013

Margaret Mazzio fought off a pair of would-be home invaders with a portable phone. (Credit CBS 2)

Quick-Thinking Woman Fights Off Thieves Posing As FedEx Delivery Men

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.

06/10/2013

Fire Island National Seashor

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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