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Superstorm Sandy

A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Long Island Power Grid To Get $1.4B In Upgrades

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will “dramatically improve” the power grid on Long Island. It suffered widespread and sometimes weeks-long outages after the October 2012 storm.

02/21/2014

NJ Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting in Monmouth County on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Talks Sandy, Not Bridge Scandal, At Town Hall

Thursday’s town hall meeting in Monmouth County was the first since a political payback scandal engulfed his administration.

02/20/2014

Rescue workers gather around a house wrecked by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

N.J. Sandy Rebuilding Program Labeled ‘Colossal Failure,’ ‘Disaster’ By Some Pols

New Jersey Senate president Steve Sweeney held an event Wednesday in Perth Amboy to push for his proposed Sandy Bill Of Rights. The bill is designed to better inform and interact with victims of the Oct. 2012 storm.

02/19/2014

James Weinstein

NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Leaves With Criticized Record

The executive director of NJ TRANSIT announced his resignation Tuesday, leaving behind a record that includes a costly decision to leave rail equipment in the path of Superstorm Sandy and the image of thousands of fans stranded for hours after this month’s Super Bowl when trains couldn’t accommodate them.

02/18/2014

Homes damaged in Ortley Beach, N.J., during superstorm Sandy (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Hard-Hit N.J. Communities Saw Little Of Superstorm Sandy Money

Millions of dollars in federal superstorm Sandy aid meant to rebuild New Jersey homes went to projects far away from the counties hardest hit by the storm.

02/16/2014

Sandy-damaged photos (Credit: CBS 2)

Sandy-Damaged Photos Bring New Acclaim To Photographer

Much of Randy Taylor’s previous work as a documentary-style photographer was changed forever after Superstorm Sandy.

02/15/2014

FILE -- Nicole Zupp carries a stuffed monkey prize on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, N.J.,  on May 27, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Sandy Fails To Keep Tourists Away From New Jersey

The Garden State raked in more tourism dollars in 2013 than it did in 2009 and 2011, and it was only slightly behind the nearly $40 million record set in 2012.

02/11/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Addresses Income Inequality In 1st State Of The City Speech

In his State of the City at LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.

02/10/2014

Superstorm Sandy debris collage made by Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky (credit: sandydebris.com)

Stories From Main Street: Turning Sandy Debris Into Works Of Art

The pieces of art are made up of pieces of people’s lives swept up in the Oct. 2012 storm. Toms River artist Gregg Hinlicky created 28 collages with the debris he recovered.

02/10/2014

Crowds waits for NJ TRANSIT trains during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

State Lawmakers To Look Into NJ TRANSIT’s Super Bowl Planning

Initially, next month’s Senate Oversight Committee hearing was to focus on superstorm Sandy and the decision to store trains in flood-prone areas. But the focus will be expanded to examine other recent problems.

02/06/2014

Gov. Chris Christie meets with superstorm Sandy victims in Keansburg, Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: Christine Sloan/CBS 2)

Christie Announces Plans To Distribute New Wave Of Federal Sandy Aid

The governor touted a second round of federal funding to the tune of $1.46 billion to help Sandy victims. Christie promised nearly half of the money would go towards housing.

02/04/2014

Dennis Kane stands above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhood on December 7, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Program Aimed At Preparing New Yorkers For Natural Disasters

Between snowstorms, Superstorm Sandy, and severe thunderstorms New Yorkers have seen their share of bad weather.

02/01/2014

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

Menendez’s Bill To Block Spike In Flood Insurance Premiums Passes Senate

The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.

01/30/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy surveys shoreline damage from Sandy (file/credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Officials Reject Sandy Aid Requests For Shoreline Homeowners Looking To Raise Homes

The state sent rejection letters Monday to 94 applicants from Greenwich to East Haven who requested aid to raise their homes under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

01/28/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Customers Hit By Sandy Fight For Class-Action Status In Suit Against LIPA

A lawsuit on Long Island could make history as the first class-action suit in the nation against a public utility for storm-related power outages.

01/28/2014

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