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State: District’s ‘virtual school day’ won’t count

6-14-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — State education officials say a northern New Jersey school district's decision to have student's log on for a "virtual school day" during a winter storm earlier this year was innovative. But it won't count as an official ...

Last superstorm-damaged boardwalks getting fixed

6-14-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed. The biggest project still underway is in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, where a protracted funding dispute with the Federal ...

Storms delaying flights at New York area airports

6-13-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Thunderstorms are delaying flights and disrupting travel at the three major New York City area airports. The FAA says storms moving through the area Friday evening are holding up some flights headed for Newark and La Guardia more ...

Parts of New Jersey under flash flood warning

6-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Severe weather is making its way across several northern New Jersey counties. Severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings are in effect in Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. The national weather severe says ...

US audit points to problems with Sandy contractor

6-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal audit of New Jersey's use of federal Superstorm Sandy funding says that a since-fired contractor mishandled applications for a housing program. The audit made public by the state Friday says that a firm hired to ...

NJ Transit unveils storm plan

6-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has a new plan to protect its trains and buses during severe storms and other disasters. The 16-page document outlines how the agency would respond to weather emergencies, terrorist attacks, earthquakes and ...

Post-superstorm buyouts get boost as summer nears

6-7-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to buy homes in flood-prone areas and tear them down as the second summer after Superstorm Sandy approaches. The goal of the $300 million Blue Acres program is to create open spaces to ...

Suspect Sandy charity Distributes funds

6-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has finished distributing $325,000 under a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation distributed $100,000 to two groups in ...
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Emergency Response Truck Caters to Pets

6-3-14
The American Humane Association's Red Star rescue truck is equipped with food, water, medical supplies and sleeping arrangements for up to four animal responders.

Projects to protect New York, New Jersey unveiled

6-2-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials say they'll fund a series of designs to protect New York City and New Jersey from future weather events like Superstorm Sandy. Six projects have been chosen from a pool of finalists as part of the "Rebuild by ...