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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 ...

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 ...