Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.
Severe basement flooding destroyed the main building’s electrical system. The flooding destroyed all of the hospital’s diagnostic equipment.
When the storm washed through Hoboken six months ago, the gym at the Hudson County kids center was destroyed. Money for the repairs came from the NFL and the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Committee.
The 12-acre Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson suffered severe damage when the Oct. 29 storm ripped through. More than 40 trees were knocked down, including some that were 60 feet tall.
Hudson River Park Trust CEO Madelyn Wils said three piers were heavily damaged and the electrical system was knocked out completely when Sandy flooded the park on Oct. 29. All of the street lights lost power.
A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.
Speaking from Middlesex on Tuesday, the famously brash governor announced he will personally announce the names of all those who have yet to sign easements to let the government build dunes.
Mantoloking sustained some of the worst damage in the Oct. 29 storm. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and the ocean cut a channel through to Barnegat Bay, cutting the town in two.
Members of New Jersey’s largest firefighter union will honor the memories of the 26 children and educators killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School by building a playground in 26 communities impacted by superstorm Sandy.
NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso said it has been a long process to repair or replace flooded out cars that were stored at its rail yard in Kearny.
A National Hurricane Center report detailed how Superstorm Sandy not only caused destruction up and down the East Coast,buit also created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada.
Pedro Correa has been living in a rental but said he really can’t start over unless or until the government buys him out.
Gov. Christie was blunt as he talked to an audience in the hard-hit bay shore community about the government’s handling of the National Flood Insurance Program. The governor said the program has funding, but has not yet released it to the state.
After Sandy hit, the Loews Regency decided to donate the conference tables, refrigerators and other furniture. The hotel temporarily closed on New Year’s Day for renovations and is scheduled to reopen this fall.
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long said just 300 of the town’s 1,500 year-round residents have moved back into their homes.