Superstorm Sandy News

Settlement in New Jersey Hotel Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. State officials claimed the company …

Military Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy Damage

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, still cannot go back to its berth at Sandy Hook, …

New York Public Hospital Damaged by Sandy Gets $117M Aid

The city’s public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for damage related to Superstorm Sandy, the state’s two U.S. senators said Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance …

Connecticut Man Charged in Post-Sandy Burglary Spree

A man charged with going on a burglary spree in the New York City suburbs after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 now faces a long list of similar charges in Connecticut. Twenty-three-year-old John Tully of Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was charged with …

Only 2 Attend PSE&G Storm Rate Hike Hearing

Only two people turned out for a hearing to reimburse New Jersey’s largest utility for restoring service after five storms from 2010 through Sandy in 2012. Public Service Electric & Gas is seeking to pass along to ratepayers more than …

Spending Speeds up on New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Projects

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 a progress …

Queens Dune Plan Passes First Review

A multimillion-dollar request to the federal government for a grant to build a dune system and other coastal protections for a Queens neighborhood that lost 355 homes to fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy is moving forward, the state announced …

FEMA Chief Faces Questions Over Sandy Claims

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday. The Record …

New Mobile App Offers Superstorm Sandy Boardwalk Stories

A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports that the “Boardwalk Stories from Sandy” app launched last week. …

Critics Want More Details on New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Spending

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 …