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Strong winds whip across New Jersey

3-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — March is living up to its reputation as wicked winds whip across New Jersey, making a blast of Arctic air feel colder. A wind advisory is in effect for parts of the state. West to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph can pack gusts ...

NJ makes change to maligned Sandy housing program

3-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have made a change to a post-Superstorm Sandy housing program with the intent of getting aid in the hands of homeowners faster. The new policy allows those repairing or rebuilding storm-damaged homes ...

Head of NJ business grant program defends its work

3-12-14
The official responsible for a post-Superstorm Sandy business grant program is defending the operation after criticism from an advocacy group and some business owners. New Jersey Economic Development Authority President Tim Lizura says he would like ...

Senator: Speed of Sandy NJ rebuilding aid is OK

3-12-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey senator says state and federal officials must speed the way aid is getting to people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez says 12,000 people have gotten ...

NJ faces another blast of winter

3-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Winter weather is expected to return to New Jersey with a roar. After unseasonably warm weather, forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms might move through parts of the state Wednesday. ...

FEMA extends Sandy housing aid in NJ

3-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have extended temporary housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey by three months. The aid was due to expire on April 30th. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. had requested ...

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 ...