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Union Beach Families Move Into First Modular Homes Built Following Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey’s first lady Mary Pat Christie was on hand Wednesday to welcome the families to their new homes.

06/18/2014

A firefighter was killed battling a massive fire in Union Beach, NJ. (Credit: CBS 2)

Union Beach Mourns Loss Of Volunteer Firefighter

Volunteer firefighter Robert “Hawk” Meyer, 54, collapsed while battling the blaze at a commercial building on Union Avenue Sunday evening. He was taken to Bayshore Community Hospital where he later died.

06/09/2014

A firefighter was killed battling a massive fire in Union Beach, NJ. (Credit: CBS 2)

Authorities: Monmouth County Firefighter Killed In Union Beach Blaze

Authorities say that a Monmouth County firefighter has been killed fighting a fire at a commercial building in Union Beach.

06/08/2014

Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Victims Dining Out At Union Beach Community Kitchen

A community kitchen in Union Beach is serving up meals in a restaurant setting to Superstorm Sandy victims for those who can’t afford to dine out.

04/07/2014

Jakeabob's original location on Raritan Bay was washed away during Superstorm Sandy. The restaurant's long time owner has started a community kitchen for Sandy victims. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Jakeabob’s Restaurant In Union Beach, Devastated By Superstorm Sandy, Closes For Second Time

Superstorm Sandy trashed Jakeabob’s Bay, a thriving bar and restaurant where locals and vacationers took in gorgeous sunsets over the Raritan Bay.

04/01/2014

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

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Former N.J. School Official Admits To $566,000 Con

The former transportation manager for two New Jersey school districts has admitted bilking the districts out of nearly $566,000.

12/14/2013

Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Sandy Recovery Won’t Come Soon Enough For Union Beach Residents

There are plans for levees, flood walls and pump stations, but the Army Corp Of Engineers won’t start work in Union Beach until 2015.

11/17/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie updates members of the media on damage and recovery efforts related to Superstorm Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Ewing, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie: NJ Has Made ‘Tremendous Progress’ Since Sandy, But ‘More Work To Do’

A year after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his state, Gov. Chris Christie said he is celebrating how far New Jersey has come since the storm.

10/29/2013

Mary Jane and Roger Michalak's Sandy-ravaged home in Union Beach. They just learned FEMA will not pay for their home to be demolished. (credit: CBS 2)

FEMA Rejects Funding For Nearly 100 Union Beach Homes Destroyed By Sandy

Union Beach officials said it’s not the borough denying the funding to demolish the homes, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency that’s to blame.

08/12/2013

'Stronger Than The Storm'

‘Stronger Than The Storm’ Campaign Conveys Powerful Message In New Jersey

You have probably seen the “Stronger than the Storm” campaign for New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and may even have sung along with it too.

07/03/2013

Welcome back sign at Memorial School in Union Beach, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Badly Damaged Union Beach School Reopens More Than 7 Months After Sandy

The 700 students of Memorial School in Union Beach finally returned to their classrooms Monday. They had been split up among four different buildings since Sandy hit.

06/03/2013

Cover of 'The Horrible, Horrible Hurricane'

Stories From Main Street: Former N.J. Mom Writes Book For Sandy’s Child Survivors

Superstorm Sandy was so devastating and so traumatic. Something like that can be truly scarring for children, and one former New Jerseyan is trying to help them through it.

05/06/2013

FEMA Trailer In Union Beach (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Union Beach Family Is First To Get FEMA Trailer On Residential Property After Sandy

Glenn Cottrell, his wife, two daughters, son and the family dog had been staying with relatives since the superstorm washed out their home nearly five months ago.

03/18/2013

Gov. Chris Christie at Union Beach "Mobile Cabinet" meeting Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Christie: National Flood Insurance Program Has ‘Stunk,’ Been A ‘Disgrace’ To Sandy Victims

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.

02/05/2013

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