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Winter drives up overtime on NJ toll roads

3-10-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major toll roads had to pay more overtime to keep traffic moving in snowstorms. Officials say it cost $8.4 million in overtime to plow snow and spread salt on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State ...

Menendez hears about Sandy victims’ recovery woes

3-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is hearing from New Jersey residents about the problems they're having with recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy. About two dozen residents met with the lawmaker Monday at his Newark office. They ...

NJ committee postpones meeting on Sandy oversight

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state Assembly committee has postponed its scheduled hearing on oversight of the state's Superstorm Sandy rebuilding and recovery programs. Assemblywoman Linda Stender says she pushed back Monday's hearing after learning that ...

US says New Jersey acted properly in Sandy cleanup

3-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal audit finds New Jersey did nothing wrong when it used a no-bid contract to hire a firm to clean up debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. But the U.S. Homeland Security Department says that towns that ...

NJ boosts Sandy grants to some towns, cuts others

3-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey towns are seeing their allocations change in a post-Superstorm Sandy energy program as they state re-evaluates the applications. The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1id433B ) has found 16 entities are ...

Sweeney, advocates submit Sandy aid plans

3-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has crafted his own plan for how the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds is distributed. The Democrat's plan calls for more funds to flow to homeowners and renters. It also relies ...

Sandy fraud task force closes Bayshore office

3-4-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth County's Superstorm Sandy fraud task force has closed its office in the county's Bayshore region. In the year since opening, the task force has reviewed 232 cases. About 92 cases were referred to the county's ...

Bitter cold follows snow in NJ

3-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has plunged back in the deep freeze one day after another snowstorm. Temperatures around the state are mostly in the single digits and the wind chill is making it feel colder. Forecasters say the Arctic air could ...

Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

3-4-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The seemingly endless winter has dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Those areas are bracing Tuesday morning for something even more unusual: a blast of arctic air that's ...
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Winter Storms Bust County, Town Budgets

3-3-14
The high number of storms this winter have drained county and municipal budgets for snow removal.