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Coast Guard, N.J. National Guard Still Recovering From Sandy

Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home. The gleaming white 87-foot patrol boat, now temporarily based out of Bayonne, New Jersey, still cannot go back to its berth at …

N.J. Accelerates Disbursement of Federal Sandy Aid for Homeowners

New Jersey state officials say they have accelerated spending on housing programs from federal aid sent to New Jersey to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy amid improvements to a big program that got off to an uncertain start last year. In …

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 …

Work Begins on Steel Sea Wall for 2 Sandy-Devastated Towns in N.J.

Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall last week, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities …

New Jersey Gov. Christie Announces New Sandy Elevation Grants

Dozens more homeowners in New Jersey have received grants to raise their homes above flood levels in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Keansburg on Monday to announce that 132 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program …

N.J.’s Proposed New Rules for Coastal Development Drawing Concerns

Environmentalists say New Jersey’s proposed new rules for coastal development would place more people and property at risk from future storms like Superstorm Sandy. At the first of three public hearings on the proposed changes on June 25, representatives of …

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 …

At Jersey Shore, Last Superstorm Sandy-Damaged Boardwalks Getting Fixed

Last year, the thwack of hammers and the whine of power saws were as ubiquitous at the Jersey shore as the screech of seagulls, as town after town raced to rebuild boardwalks that were wrecked by Superstorm Sandy. Now, with …

Proposed Environmental Rules in N.J. Would Ease Some Coastal Development

In its first major rewrite of coastal protection rules since Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey is proposing changes that would make it easier for some new or expanded development along the Jersey shore and the state’s urban waterways. The state Department …

Post-Superstorm Sandy Buyouts in New Jersey Get Boost as Summer Nears

Lou Szabo’s street near the Raritan River in New Jersey has flooded for as long as he can remember. “When we were kids, we used to have boat races down the street,” said Szabo, now in his 40s. “We’d jump …