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Sandy Recovery Continues with Help from Grants

10-30-14
The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has awarded $37.2 million to 106 non-profits since the storm hit.

Professor’s ‘Game of Thrones’ punishment rescinded

10-30-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college. A Bergen County Community College official told Francis Schmidt in a letter last ...
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Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

10-30-14
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned from NJ Spotlight.
141029Cruz

On Second Sandy Anniversary, Residents Seeing Christie Effort More Favorably

10-29-14
Gov. Christie toured areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm.
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Officials Call for Accountability in Storm Recovery

10-29-14
After hearing testimony from victims of Hurricane Sandy, state officials want more accountability from FEMA and insurance companies to help people return to their homes after major storms.
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Jersey Shore Tourism Expert: Tourism Will Do Even Better Next Year

10-29-14
The Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau's Executive Director Robert Hilton says the Jersey Shore is going to do even better next year than this past year in tourism.

Report faults Red Cross response to Isaac, Sandy

10-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A report from the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR says the American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The story (http://bit.ly/1vgh69o) was published Wednesday ...

NY school cancels last football game, cites hazing

10-29-14
ELDRED, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a rural school district in upstate New York say they've canceled the varsity football team's season finale over hazing. Eldred Central School District Superintendent Robert Dufour says the team will forfeit ...

Sandy’s mental health impact looms large

10-29-14
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents are still dealing with mental health issues from the storm. Officials say the cumulative stress of coping with the disaster and rebuilding homes and lives ...

Christie to Sandy heckler: ‘Sit down and shut up’

10-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm. A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm ...