Articles by Geoff Mulvihill

Critics Want More Details on Superstorm Sandy Spending in New Jersey

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration released its first integrity monitor reports last week, more than 16 months after Christie …

After Ordeal, N.J. Legislator Pushes for Video Cameras in New Police Cars

For New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago when he was arrested for drunken driving and video from a camera mounted on a cruiser helped get the charges dropped and …

New Jersey Senate Fails to Override Sandy ‘Bill of Rights’ Veto

The New Jersey Senate has failed in its effort to override Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights” legislation. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney pushed the measure, which was crafted by Democrats who were …

Christie: All Eligible Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.J. Will Get Funding to Rebuild

All New Jersey homeowners who were put on a waiting list for the state’s signature post-Superstorm Sandy housing program will receive funding to rebuild, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday. Christie said at a town hall-style meeting in Stafford …

In New Jersey, Rising Flood Insurance Costs Not Just a Shore Worry

If flooding were a real concern for Taylor Rambo in Burlington City, N.J., he says he wouldn’t have built a bar in his basement. Yet he pays about $2,700 each year for flood insurance that he is required to have …

Documents Show Ousted Sandy Contractor Billed N.J. $51M in 8 Months

Newly released documents show a company hired to oversee applications for a New Jersey home-rebuilding program after Superstorm Sandy billed the state $51 million over eight months before an agreement to end the deal. That meant that New Orleans-based Hammerman …

N.J. Official: Sandy Contractor Ousted Over Performance

A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s cabinet acknowledged for the first time Monday that performance problems are the reason a contractor hired last year to handle applications for New Jersey’s biggest post-Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program is no …

Data Shows Hoboken’s Share of Sandy Aid on Par With Other N.J. Towns

The city whose Democratic mayor said New Jersey’s GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s administration tied Superstorm Sandy aid to her support for a real estate project has, so far, received a level of aid from state-run programs that is similar to …

1 Year After Sandy: A Complex Task in Tallying Storm’s Death, Damage

Tracking the toll of a disaster like Superstorm Sandy is not like keeping score at a baseball game. Its damage to lives and property may never be known precisely, and there are multiple ways to tally it. In the case …

Investigators Still Search for Clues in NYC Air Crash

As investigators try to piece together how a small plane and tourist helicopter came to enter each other’s airspace over the Hudson River on a clear summer day, divers were to search for clues to the crash believed to have …