Poor Paperwork Costs Sandy Towns Money

Posted by Shannon Mullen, Asbury Park Press on Aug 07, 2014

Poor record-keeping may cost some Shore towns tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal aid tied to the amount of volunteer work done in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Under a policy...

NJ Accelerates Distribution of Sandy Aid

Posted by Scott Gurian, NJ Spotlight on Aug 05, 2014

More than a year-and-a-half after Sandy, the state of New Jersey has distributed just about a third of the original batch of $1.8 billion dollars in federal aid it received from the U.S. Department of...

N.J. Sandy Energy Grant Program Revised, Leaving Hoboken with More Money

Posted by Erin O'Neill, The Star-Ledger on Jul 11, 2014

The state has overhauled an energy resiliency grant program launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that was at the center of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's accusations that her city was shortchanged on...

$3.1M in Sandy Grants Headed to Seaside Heights, Seaside Park

Posted by Erin O'Neill, The Star-Ledger on Jul 09, 2014

More than $3 million in federal Hurricane Sandy disaster relief aid has been awarded by the state to two neighboring Ocean County towns to help them provide basic services like police and public works...

At a commencement speech at the University of California at Irvine, President Obama announced a new $1 billion investment into disaster resiliency for state, local, and tribal communities. The...

Committee Seeks to Help Those Still Affected by Superstorm Sandy

Posted by Michael Dempsey, The Jersey Journal on Jun 24, 2014

The Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee (HCLTRC) is looking for people who still need help recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The committee was formed after the October 2012 hurricane, when it...

Island Restoration to Make Ecotourism Destination

Posted by Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press on Jun 21, 2014

Up to $16 million will be spent to restore salt marshes on Cedar Bonnet Island and control storm water pollution to Barnegat Bay, all part of an environmental mitigation project to make up for effects...

Meadowlands Flood Plan Faces Hurdles

Posted by James M. O’Neill and Scott Fallon, NorthJersey.com on Jun 07, 2014

A sweeping plan to construct a series of berms surrounding the entire Meadowlands region has been described as a way to finally protect the area from chronic flooding, but the project promises much...

Communications Upgrades in the Works for Sandy-damaged Shore Towns, Part 1

Posted by Bonnie Delaney, NJ Tech Weekly on Jun 04, 2014

Satellite communications (satcom) systems and generators that can keep cellphone providers powered up for long periods of time are among the upgrades being made in Superstorm Sandy-ravaged New Jersey...

New Jersey Plan to Spend 2nd Round of Sandy Aid OK

Posted by Associated Press on Jun 02, 2014

New Jersey is a step closer to its goal of helping the thousands of people on waiting lists for Superstorm Sandy rebuilding assistance now that the federal government has approved its plans for...

'More Resilient Coastal Communities' Goal of NJ Plan

Posted by Todd B. Bates, Asbury Park Press on Jun 01, 2014

Further encouraging "appropriate redevelopment of more resilient coastal communities" is the goal of proposed coastal rule changes, according to a state notice.

 

Deadline Affixed to Refueled Sandy Aid Program

Posted by Russ Zimmer, Asbury Park Press on May 30, 2014

The state is dedicating another $47.1 million in assistance for residents who still are juggling basic living expenses because of superstorm Sandy. However, this infusion of money into the Sandy...

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