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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Authorities To Use DNA To Identify 4 Victims Of Jersey Shore Motel Fire

Arson investigators were back on the scene of a deadly Point Pleasant Beach motel fire Sunday morning.

03/23/2014

A Long Island couple was shocked to find out that they were only being awarded $6 by New York Rising to make Sandy related repairs. (Credit Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, New York Rising At Odds Over $6 Sandy Repair Payment

A Long Island couple received a check to help repair their home following superstorm Sandy but the amount was not what they were expecting.

03/22/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead In Point Pleasant Beach Motel Blaze

Eight others were also hurt in the blaze, which broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach.

03/21/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
Getty Images News)

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

FDNY responds to fire at One57 high rise in Midtown (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Fire Breaks Out At Midtown High Rise One57

The Fire Department said the fire at the 75-story building was reported just before 9 p.m.

03/15/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez/Grimm Flood Insurance Affordability Bill Passes, Awaits President’s Signature

Congress passed a bill Thursday scaling back what had been drastic increases in flood insurance rates for many homeowners. It passed in the Senate by a vote of 72 to 22.

03/14/2014

Martin and Theresa Kuczynski's Sayreville home is razed as part of the NJ Sandy buyout program, March 13, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

1st Home Razed As Part Of N.J. Sandy Buyout Program

The first of four planned home demolitions in a superstorm Sandy-ravaged community has begun. An excavator’s claw ripped through 25 years of memories at Martin and Theresa Kuczynski’s Sayreville home.

03/13/2014

Erosion at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island - Apr 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

$23 Million Beach Replenishment Project Under Way At Robert Moses State Park

Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.

03/13/2014

A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls On State Officials To Speed Up Sandy Home Rebuilding Aid Process

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez called on state officials to make the application process for Superstorm Sandy home rebuilding aid faster.

03/12/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: NYC ‘Taking Its Sweet Time’ Distributing Federal Sandy Aid

Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.

03/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Poll: Christie’s Sandy Recovery Approval Ratings Drop

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Wednesday finds more New Jersey residents disapprove of the way Gov. Chris Christie has handled recovery from Sandy.

03/05/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

SUV Plows Through House In Wantagh, Long Island

A sport-utility vehicle slammed through a house that had just been remodeled because of Superstorm Sandy in Wantagh, Long Island early Saturday.

03/01/2014

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