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Superstorm Sandy

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

Day laborers get warm clothes on Long Island, Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Advocates: Conditions For Day Laborers Are Improving

Day laborers’ groups said Monday they are changing the way workers do business in New York and around the country.

01/27/2014

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy in Manhattan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA Gets $886 Million In Federal Sandy Aid

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.

01/24/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Committees Investigating Christie Administration, George Washington Bridge Lane Closures Merge

New Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

01/21/2014

FILE- The Rockaways ferry was started after superstorm Sandy. (credit: Getty Images)

Rockaways Ferry Service Extended Until At Least May

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.

01/21/2014

New Jersey Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno speaks to the press Jan. 20, 2014, in Union Beach, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno Calls Political Retribution Charge ‘Completely False’

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.

01/20/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer appear at a news conference together on Nov. 4, 2012. (credit: Getty Images)

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer: Christie Administration Dodging Question About Sandy Aid

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.

01/19/2014

The street in front of a home in Merrick, Long Island, is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Long Island Officials Spent Money During Sandy On iPads, Catered Meals, Clothes

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.

01/19/2014

Rodrigo Leiton, of Lynbrook, is accused of defrauding victims of superstorm Sandy (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Lynbrook Man Remains Behind Bars On Charges He Defrauded Sandy Victims

Rodrigo Leiton, 51, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from four Nassau County homeowners, prosecutors announced.

01/16/2014

Parents are concerned that a Long Beach elementary school could be closed. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Parents: Don’t Shake Up Our Schools

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.

01/14/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Christie’s Job Rating Drops Amid Bridge Scandal, But Still High

A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval stands at 59 percent, with 32 percent disapproving.

01/14/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (file/Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

HUD Probes New Jersey’s ‘Stronger Than The Storm’ Ad Campaign

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.

01/13/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

DOE Investigating Far Rockaway School Over Allegations Of Lavish Party, Lack Of Textbooks

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.

01/13/2014

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