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Feds: Ambler Man Used Mom’s Shore House to Steal $250K in Sandy Funds

An Ambler man has been charged with using phony documents to steal more than $250,000 in FEMA funds that were supposed to go toward aiding his mother in Ocean […]

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Report: Christie “Misspoke” About Trump Donating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

New Jersey governor Chris Christie told a heartwarming Trump story during the Republican National Convention yesterday. But it might not necessarily be true. According to […]

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Christie Files Eminent Domain Against “Selfish” Margate City

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday filed an eminent domain action against 87 municipally-owned lots in Margate City. The state has long wanted to build […]

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Some Shore Residents Are Getting Billed for Sandy Aid

Post–Hurricane Katrina rules meant to combat waste and fraud in government relief efforts have ensnared 1,200 New Jersey residents in an effort to recoup $8 […]

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Hurricane Sandy’s Second Anniversary Has Been Harder Than the First

I took the day off yesterday, putting up an out-of-office message so I could pop the windows out of my Jeep Wrangler and cruise down […]

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READ THIS: Superstorm Tells the Story of Hurricane Sandy and Its Costly Aftermath

Right around this time two years ago, Hurricane Sandy changed the way we look at weather phenomena. A new book by journalist Kathryn Miles, Superstorm: Nine Days […]

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FEMA Chief: Feds Probably Too Stingy With Sandy Aid

Somewhat overlooked this week was the Wednesday testimony of FEMA chief Craig Fugate, who told Congress that feds had probably been too stingy paying off […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.
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Report: Superstorm Sandy Second-Costliest Weather Event Since 1970

According to a new report published by the World Meteorological Organization, the $50 billion in economic damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy ranks second only to […]

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Battered by Sandy, Ocean Grove Boardwalk Finally Returns

In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, even as millions of dollars in donations poured in for her victims, I said that things were going […]

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The Five Jersey Shore Stories of the Summer

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means the start of what will hopefully be another sunny summer at the Jersey Shore. For the […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.
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Poll: Jersey Still Feeling Effects of Sandy

Newsworks reports: “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 […]

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Christie Signs Order to Speed Sandy Recovery

The Star-Ledger reports: “Calling Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes that have not yet been torn down an “ongoing emergency,” Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order aimed […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.
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“Stronger Than the Storm” Basically a Massive Fail

According to a bunch of tourism industry poobahs testifying in front of a New Jersey state assembly committee, Chris Christie’s much-ballyhooed “Stronger than the Storm” […]

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10 Jersey Cities Still Struggling After Sandy

We’re a few days late to this, but earlier this week NJ Spotlight pinpointed ten Jersey Shore cities still struggling to recovery from Hurricane Sandy […]

Yes, still. Compared to the absolute destruction on many North Jersey beaches, where homes are still empty and entire blocks have been bulldozed, our South Jersey shores fared relatively well (and I say relatively because some people here lost everything). Still, climate change isn't going away, and neither are issues of flood zones and flood insurance, nor the debate of whether or not our barrier island beach towns will be here for the long haul, and what we can do to protect them (i.e. dunes — the Margate resistance to dunes should continue to be nasty). We'll hit the two-year anniversary in October, but expect this to be affecting policy for a long time. I still hear people talking about the Storm of '62. Sandy will be on our lips more than 50 years from now, too.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Sandy Recovery in One Big Chart

The folks at Porch.com—a home renovation website—have compiled this chart of information about the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. “We compiled data to highlight the aftermath’s […]