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(Advocates for Spanish speakers in New Jersey said the state's Spanish web site for Sandy recovery information was incomplete.  Image from renewjerseystronger. org)

Hispanic Group Says NJ Still Giving Latino Victims of Sandy Short Shrift

Many in Sandy-ravaged sections of New Jersey are complaining, one year after the superstorm, that they’re still waiting on promised state and federal help.

10/29/2013

(credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Families Still Rebuilding One Year After Hurricane Sandy

One year after the destructive Hurricane Sandy, families are still rebuilding their homes and their lives.

10/29/2013

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later

It’s been one year since Superstorm Sandy, the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2012 and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

10/23/2013

(Beach erosion in Ocean City, NJ after Hurricane Sandy.)

3 Jersey Shore Towns Moving Forward On Dune Easements

Mantoloking, Toms River and Ocean City passed ordinances Tuesday enabling them to acquire small strips of land by negotiation or by seizing it under the power of eminent domain. Any land seized would have to be paid for.

10/23/2013

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Police: Toms River Man Conned Superstorm Sandy Victims

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Toms River, N.J. man after he was charged with Theft for failing to deliver natural gas-powered electrical generators to customers who paid for the items in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

10/09/2013

(Advocates for Spanish speakers in New Jersey said the state's Spanish web site for Sandy recovery information was incomplete.  Image from renewjerseystronger. org)

Spanish Version of NJ Sandy-Recovery Web Site Draws Fire

A complaint has been filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, contending that the Christie administration is making it more difficult for Hispanics to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

10/08/2013

View of Hurricane Sandy from space on October 24. (Credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Forecasters Worry Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Extend Late Into October

As we mark the exact midpoint of the season during which storm activity is historically at its strongest, it’s been quiet and uneventful.

09/10/2013

(Gov. Christie chats with wellwishers in North Wildwood, NJ.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Gov. Christie Tours Jersey Shore Towns For Sandy Recovery Update

The governor says 99.7 percent of the state’s beaches are open — a better percentage, he says, than in states not hit by Sandy.

08/27/2013

(Barry DiLibero's "Flighthouse," a hot-air balloon honoring the Jersey shore's post-Sandy recovery efforts.   Photo provided)

Pa. Man’s Hot-Air Balloons At NJ Festival To Honor Post-Sandy Recovery

For Barry DiLibero of Chester Springs, Pa., there’s only one way to go, and that’s up.

07/26/2013

(The Marina at Avalon Anchorage includes a picturesque dockside restaurant.  Image provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Avalon, N.J. After Sandy

At least one Jersey shore marina has made a very nice, although expensive, comeback.

07/11/2013

(Conrail train engineer Mark Mather describes the moment when he realized that cars of his freight train were falling off the bridge into the Mantua Creek and spilling chemicals.  Image from NTSB feed)

Freight Train Crew Describes Leadup and Sudden Derailment in Paulsboro, NJ

Conrail employees told the NTSB they did everything by the book that day. A vinyl chloride leak forced evacuation of half the town.

07/09/2013

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$110 Million Of Red Cross Fund For Sandy Aid Still Unspent

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn’t spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren’t immediately apparent in the disaster’s wake.

05/28/2013

View of Hurricane Sandy from space (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Forecasters Predict ‘Active’ Hurricane Season This Year

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 13 to 20 named storms (also known as tropical storms) and seven to 11 hurricanes, three to six of them major.

05/28/2013

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Survey Finds Philadelphia-Area Residents Eager To Revisit South Jersey Shore

The poll by AAA shows that more than 400,000 vacationers in the eight-county Philadelphia region are ready to return to the Jersey shore this summer.

05/20/2013

(A Discovery Channel video crew captures Gov. Christie greeting Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Ventnor, NJ.  Credit: David Madden)

Gov. Christie, Cable TV Show Visit Ventnor, NJ To Help With Post-Sandy Rebuild

Christie says he’s determined to see the rebuilding work completed with the help of anyone willing to give.

05/17/2013