NYC’s fiscal watchdog auditing Sandy recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's fiscal watchdog says he's auditing the city's much-maligned Superstorm Sandy recovery program that was supposed to help rebuild homes. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday that his office will examine the ...

Late Frost Damages Plants

After a warm spring weekend, a late frost covered newly planted pansies, green grass and rhododendrons.

New Jersey gets another taste of winter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting another cold night across New Jersey after snow and ice coated spring flowers in parts of the state. Trained spotters reported an inch and a half of snow in Vernon in Sussex County and an inch in ...

Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Winter may unofficially be over, but there may not be much relief in sight just yet for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season. Some allergists ...

Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jersey shore communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are turning to their residents for ideas on how to guard against the next big storm. At public meetings, in volunteer committees and in an online survey, residents have ...

NJ OKs 26 elevation grants in Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have approved housing elevation grants for 26 properties in Brigantine under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The grants are designed to help owners raise their homes to protect against future storm ...

Christie returns to flood-ravaged town

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting some successes in a buyout program targeting homeowners flooded by Superstorm Sandy. Christie was in Middlesex County Thursday afternoon for another in his series of town hall ...

Report: New Jersey town could lose Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government says more than $4 million in Superstorm Sandy aid promised to a New Jersey shore town should be reallocated or repaid because it was not needed. The Homeland Security Department's Inspector General's ...

Fewer than 600 appeal denials for NJ Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About one-tenth of the New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer. The state's Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 ...

NJ bar closes _ again _ victimized twice by Sandy

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore restaurant destroyed by Superstorm Sandy encouraged residents of Union Beach last year when its owner moved it a few blocks inland for the first summer after the storm. But Jakeabob's Bay won't live to see ...