Articles by Wayne Parry

N.J. Residents Providing Valuable Storm-Proofing Ideas for Post-Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

While scientists, politicians and engineers ponder ways to better protect New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy, some of the best ideas are coming from those who suffered the most. As the second summer after Sandy approaches, several of the …

Proposal Envisions Artificial Islands Near N.Y. to Blunt Future Storm Surges

A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal. It’s a big proposal — one that …

Jersey Shore Residents Hail Passage of Flood Insurance Relief Bill

Sue Suebelka, who had little fish swimming among the shelves of her new refrigerator, won’t have to pay quite as much for flood insurance. Kim Ely, who still washes dishes in a bucket and eats dinner from a microwave in …

N.J. Residents Voice Anger, Frustration During Sandy Aid Hearing

Victims of Superstorm Sandy unloaded on New Jersey officials last Friday at the final public hearing on the state’s plans to spend the next $1.4 billion in storm recovery aid. Resident after resident spoke in blunt and personal terms as …

N.J. Senate President Slams Christie Administration’s Handling of Sandy Aid

New Jersey’s Senate president says the Christie administration’s handling of Superstorm Sandy aid has been “a colossal failure.” Steve Sweeney held an event Wednesday in Perth Amboy to push for his proposed Sandy Bill Of Rights. The bill is designed …

Frustrated Sandy Victims Blast N.J. Officials at Public Hearing

Frustration with the slow pace of recovery from Superstorm Sandy boiled over Tuesday at a public hearing on the rebuilding process. Residents affected by the Oct. 29, 2012, storm blasted state officials over what they consider unconscionably long delays, unresponsive …

N.J. to Hold Public Hearings This Week on Sandy Aid Spending Plans

New Jersey residents will be able to comment at three public hearings this week on the state’s plans to spend more than $1.4 billion in Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The state is holding hearings Tuesday at Stockton University in Galloway …

N.J. Gov. Says He Understands Sandy Victims’ Frustration

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Tuesday he understands the frustration of Superstorm Sandy victims who still haven’t gotten their homes or their lives back together 15 months after the storm, the state’s worst natural disaster. The Republican, making …

Restoring Housing Focus of Next Round of $1.46B N.J. Sandy Aid

Restoring housing and shoring up critical infrastructure will be the focus of how New Jersey spends its next round of Superstorm Sandy relief money. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Monday that its plans to spend $1.46 billion in …

N.J. Assembly Hearing Focuses on Pace of Sandy Aid Distribution

Fifteen months after Superstorm Sandy pounded New Jersey, the state has distributed nearly half the $1.8 billion in initial funding it received from the federal government, the state’s community affairs commissioner told lawmakers Wednesday. At a state Assembly hearing, Community …