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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 …

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 …

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 …

Sandy Aid in N.J. Becomes Another Christie Albatross

Nineteen months after Hurricane Sandy left four feet of water in Thomas Largey’s house in Sea Bright, New Jersey, the 82-year-old still lives with his daughter as he awaits aid to raise and rebuild his home. Reopened resorts and new …

HUD OKs New Jersey’s Plan for Spending $1.46B in 2nd Round of Sandy Aid

New Jersey is a step closer to its goal of helping the thousands of people on waiting lists for Superstorm Sandy rebuilding assistance now that the federal government has approved its plans for spending $1.46 billion in the second round …

New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Aid Plan Approved

The federal government has informed New Jersey that it has approved its plan to spend $1.46 billion in its second round of state-controlled Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said a letter was …

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 …