Superstorm Sandy News

Poll Finds New Jerseyans Souring on State’s Sandy Recovery Efforts

A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the …

Most Sandy Housing Assistance Going to Ocean County in N.J.

Records show more than 60 percent of Superstorm Sandy state housing assistance is going to homeowners in Ocean County, N.J. Nearly $14 million of the $23 million spent on the Sandy Housing Rental Assistance Program has helped 5,137 Ocean County …

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 …

Home-Elevation Grants Begin Flowing to N.J. Communities

A low-lying barrier island community north of Atlantic City is the first to be awarded state aid since Superstorm Sandy to help residents elevate their homes. New Jersey officials announced on April 4 they have approved housing-elevation grants for 26 …

2 New Jersey Towns Contesting Audits on Sandy Aid

Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements. In a report made public Wednesday, the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General found Little Egg Harbor Township …

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 …

New Jersey Man Admits to Filing Fraudulent Sandy Insurance Claim

A Monmouth County, N.J., man has pleaded guilty to filing a fraudulent insurance claim related to Superstorm Sandy. Authorities say 74-year-old Farouk Soliman admitted he attempted to recoup the cost of hiring a demolition firm to raze a barn on …

Protesters Criticize N.J. Gov. Over Storm Aid, Scandal at Town Hall

At least a dozen protesters disrupted a town hall meeting Tuesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing him over the distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery aid and a for political payback scandal overshadowing his administration. The demonstrators were quickly …

N.J. Senate Pres. Calls for More Sandy Aid Funds for Homeowners, Renters

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has crafted his own plan for how the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds is distributed. The Democrat’s plan calls for more funds to flow to homeowners and renters. It also relies more …

Sandy Fraud Task Force Closes Office in Monmouth County, N.J.

The Superstorm Sandy fraud task force in Monmouth County, N.J., has closed its office in the county’s Bayshore region. In the year since opening, the task force has reviewed 232 cases. About 92 cases were referred to the county’s consumer …