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Study: Hoboken Got About as Much Sandy Aid as Other N.J. Cities

Charles Sykes/The Associated Press By Geoff Mulvihill TRENTON, N.J. -- The city whose Democratic mayor said GOP Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied Superstorm Sandy aid to her support for a real estate project has, so far, received a level of aid from state-run programs that is similar to what other towns got, a... Continue Reading »

Proposal Would Delay 'Unaffordable' Flood-Insurance Changes

Shutterstock By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government's flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes. The move comes as the... Continue Reading »

Jersey Shore Vacation Homes: From Escapes to Financial Traps

The Associated Press By Katie Zezima STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The Jersey shore's vacation bungalows and cottages have for decades staked out little plots of paradise where families who scrimped and saved could while away summer evenings, parents having drinks on the deck and kids working at an ice cream stand or... Continue Reading »

On the Jersey Shore, Recovery From Sandy Comes Fast -- and Slow (Video)

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-71972{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-71972, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-71972{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} By Daniel Nee From overwashing ocean waves in Ortley Beach to the bay rising higher than anyone could have... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Victims Keep Battling Landlord Over Black Mold

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512847{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512847, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512847{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;} Along with all the homes it destroyed and the people it made homeless, another thing that Hurricane... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Recovery, One Month Later: Alhadad Family Still Struggling for a Place to Stay

It's been more than a month since Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeast, leaving behind billions of dollars in damage. Now as survivors dig out and try to regroup from the Oct. 29 storm even as wintry weather moves in, some are coping better than others. This is the second of five stories of Sandy victims trying to... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Recovery, One Month Later: Small-Town Mayor Digs In to Rebuild His Town

It's been more than a month since Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeast, leaving behind billions of dollars in damage. Now as survivors dig out and try to regroup from the Oct. 29 storm even as wintry weather moves in, some are coping better than others. This is the first of five stories of Sandy victims trying to... Continue Reading »

Foreclosure Mess Awaits States Hit by Superstorm Sandy

By Les Christie Before Superstorm Sandy, some of the hardest-hit areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were experiencing a huge spike in foreclosures. But now that a moratorium on foreclosure activity in these disaster areas has been put in place, the foreclosure problems are about to get worse. In the 34... Continue Reading »

FEMA to Cover Hurricane Sandy Home Repairs in New York

Federally-paid contractors will do basic repairs so tens of thousands of New York victims of Hurricane Sandy can stay in or return to their damaged homes during major work, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal officials announced Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering new, supplemental aid aimed at... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding: 3 Bold Ways to Restore Cities Hit Hard

By Jessica Kraft Hurricane Sandy's horrific destruction will cost an estimated $60 billion in property damages and lost business. But one silver lining may be the opportunity to rebuild New York and New Jersey to not only withstand the next hurricane, but to also create jobs, spur the economy and save the government a... Continue Reading »

Hurricane Recovery for Homeowners: Surviving and Rebuilding After an Epic Storm

As Hurricane Sandy showed us this week, the widespread devastation wreaked on cities and communities by natural disasters can be significant, costly and debilitating. Homes often suffer severe structural damage caused by wind and flooding, and a lifetime of personal possessions can go missing forever. Hurricane Sandy... Continue Reading »

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