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N.J. College Student Killed In House Fire, 2 Others Injured

College officials identify the victim as 19-year-old Matt Rein of South River, N.J.

09/13/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

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Protesters Again Interrupt Christie Town Hall With Complaints About Sandy Aid, GWB Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie stood by as the protesters – some shouting “New Jersey deserves better” – were escorted out by police.

03/18/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy-Related Home Buyouts Continue In N.J.

So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.

03/05/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announces buyout offers in South River, July 16, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

More N.J. Homeowners In Flood-Prone South River Offered Buyouts

The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.

07/16/2013

Sign on a home in Sayreville, N.J. - May 16, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Sayreville Residents Eager, But Nervous About Buyouts

On Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan to buy out homes in flood-prone areas of Sayreville and South River so no houses are built there in the future, and some residents are eager.

05/17/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie Announces Buyout Plan For Homeowners Susceptible To Flooding

The governor announced the “willing seller” buyout plan Thursday, just before appearing in Sayreville, where about 270 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by a tidal surge during Sandy.

05/16/2013

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Report: Police Shot And Wounded Knife Wielding South River Man

The man was hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Neither officer was injured in the confrontation, but authorities would not identify them or provide further details on the shooting.

02/23/2013

One Dead, About 20 Homeless When Fire Destroys Central N.J. Boarding House

South River Mayor John Krenzel said the three-alarm blaze at the Hotel Pershing started shortly before midnight Monday.

12/25/2012

Power lines downed by Sandy in New Jersey (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

More New Jersey Towns Look To Become Their Own Utilities After Sandy

For at least one New Jersey town, power was restored quickly and orderly after superstorm Sandy, and there is a very good reason.

11/19/2012