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Poll: New Jersey not back to normal post-Sandy

4-23-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that two-thirds of New Jersey residents believe the state is not back to normal 18 months after Superstorm Sandy. Just one in 12 of those who say the recovery isn't complete are optimistic that it will be ...

NYC’s fiscal watchdog auditing Sandy recovery

4-17-14
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 ...
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Late Frost Damages Plants

4-16-14
After a warm spring weekend, a late frost covered newly planted pansies, green grass and rhododendrons.

New Jersey gets another taste of winter

4-16-14
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

4-13-14
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

4-13-14
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

4-4-14
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

4-3-14
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

4-2-14
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

4-1-14
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 ...