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.
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.
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.
Day laborers’ groups said Monday they are changing the way workers do business in New York and around the country.
About $535 million of the funding will go toward repairs of three tunnels under the river badly damaged in the Oct. 2012 storm — the Montague, Steinway and Greenpoint.
New Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
Weekday ferry service, which had been slated to end Jan. 31, has been extended until May between the Queens neighborhood and Lower Manhattan, with an option to extend until August.
Democratic Mayor Dawn Zimmer said she met for several hours with representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and turned over her journal and other materials.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer defend herself and dug in deeper Sunday with her accusation that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration withheld superstorm Sandy aid in a bid to force her to approve a redevelopment project.
Some Long Island officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars during the immediate aftermath of superstorm Sandy for items and services that went beyond cleaning up debris and restoring power, according to a report in Newsday.
Rodrigo Leiton, 51, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from four Nassau County homeowners, prosecutors announced.
In Long Beach, homes and lives are still being rebuilt in the wake of superstorm Sandy. But now children in the Long Island community may have to weather another kind of storm.
A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval stands at 59 percent, with 32 percent disapproving.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.’s office said Monday the inspector general at the Housing and Urban Development Department will audit the campaign, which featured commercials in which Gov. Chris Christie and his family appeared.
The school is still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, much like many of the families. PS 106 lost a building to the Oct. 2012 storm and students still attend class in trailers.