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New Jersey awards more grants to elevate homes

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration has approved dozens of grants to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The 109 Hazard Mitigation Grant program awards were ...

Transparency of Sandy recovery programs questioned

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers are frustrated that they will not see the first independent reports on the state-run Superstorm Sandy recovery programs until July, 20 months after the storm hit. The Legislature passed a bill last ...

NJ congressmen raise Sandy concerns with HUD chief

5-9-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on ...

Record costs clearing NJ roads this winter

5-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could ...

New Jersey hermit crab forecasts early summer

5-2-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — People look to the groundhog to predict the arrival of spring. But in one Jersey shore town, it's a hermit crab that prognosticates the arrival of summer. Ocean City's Martin Z. Mollusk saw its shadow on Thursday, meaning ...

Flooding leads to shutdown on NJ Transit line

5-2-14
BOONTON, N.J. (AP) — Service remains suspended along a section of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line until Monday while workers repair a track washout caused by flooding. Buses will be available to shuttle passengers between Montclair ...
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Heavy Rain Floods NJ Streets, Homes and Businesses

5-1-14
The spring storm dumped several inches of rain on the Garden State, causing problems for motorists and homeowners.
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Flooding Concerns Persist as Rivers Expected to Crest

5-1-14
Morris County Office of Emergency Director Jeff Paul says the county is under a flood warning until 1 a.m. Friday.

PSE&G reaches deal over storm improvements

5-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility says it has reached a $1.2 billion settlement to protect and strengthen its electric and gas systems from storms. Public Service Electric & Gas had sought to invest $2.6 billion during five years to ...

Audit faults Belmar’s Sandy cleanup

5-1-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Auditors are recommending the Federal Emergency Management Agency withhold $523,000 in disaster aid from a Jersey shore town for the cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy. The Homeland Security Inspector General's Office ...