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Report faults Red Cross response to Isaac, Sandy

10-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A report from the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and NPR says the American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The story (http://bit.ly/1vgh69o) was published Wednesday ...

Senate president criticizes Christie over Sandy

10-29-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Steve Sweeney is criticizing Gov. Chris Christie's administration over its handling of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Sweeney says just a fraction of the federal aid given to the state has been ...

Sandy’s mental health impact looms large

10-29-14
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents are still dealing with mental health issues from the storm. Officials say the cumulative stress of coping with the disaster and rebuilding homes and lives ...

Christie to Sandy heckler: ‘Sit down and shut up’

10-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm. A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm ...

Sandy-hit Sea Bright prepares for next big storm

10-28-14
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Perpetually flooded Sea Bright is one of the most advanced Jersey shore towns in terms of post-storm repair and mitigation and planning for future storms. It built dunes, raised homes, fixed its oceanfront sea wall and is ...

Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

10-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...

Mantoloking, Brick sea wall 75 percent finished

10-21-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A steel sea wall designed to protect two of the Jersey shore communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy is nearing completion. New Jersey officials say the 4-mile-long sea wall in Mantoloking and Brick is 75 percent finished, ...

Cold air blankets New Jersey

10-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans are facing a cold morning after a weekend of mild temperatures. A freeze warning is in effect for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, western Passaic, Ocean, Cumberland, Atlantic and southeast Burlington ...

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

10-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies ...

Surf, coastal flooding advisories at NJ shore

9-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Rain and winds sweeping across the state could pose some trouble along the New Jersey shore. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect until noon ...