Superstorm Sandy News

New Jersey Moves to Demolish Sandy-Damaged Homes

New Jersey officials are moving to demolish hundreds of homes that were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. State Community Affairs Department spokeswoman Tammori Petty tells the Daily Record that the agency is identifying the owners or lien holders of roughly 600 …

High, Wide Dunes Reportedly Worked During Superstorm Sandy

A study by a leading coastal science center lends new support to New Jersey’s efforts to build protective sand dunes along its 127-mile coast. The Coastal Research Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey studied the state’s beaches …

Federal Judge Allows New Jersey Dune Construction Plan to Proceed

A federal judge ruled Thursday to let a beach replenishment project proceed – for now – over the objections of a Jersey shore town that does not want the sand piles. Judge Renee Marie Bumb decided that neither Margate nor …

Flood Insurers Face Scrutiny of Sandy Engineer Reports

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work. Their assignment: Find out how much damage to policyholders’ homes was caused …

$501M Round of New Jersey Sandy Aid to Target Housing

Restoring housing and expanding a fund that finances thousands of affordable rental units for low- to moderate-income families will be how New Jersey spends most of what will likely be the final round of Superstorm Sandy relief money. Gov. Chris …

Loans Impact Grant Money for Sandy Victims

When Superstorm Sandy left Denise Erickson’s home with a collapsed foundation, a loan from the Small Business Administration looked like the best deal in town. She got more than $150,000 from the SBA to help fix her family’s Bellmore home, …

New Jersey’s PATH Stations Reopening After Sandy Repairs

PATH’s Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations will soon reopen on weekends after nearly a year of Superstorm Sandy repairs and signal upgrades. Service will resume starting the weekend of Dec. 20. The Port Authority of New York & …

Officials Assure Residents Sandy Insurance Concerns Will Be Addressed

Federal emergency officials are taking new steps to address concerns from homeowners still struggling to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy more than two years ago, New Jersey and New York lawmakers announced Friday. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has spearheaded a …

Christie Supporters Call Sand Dune Plan ‘Stupid’

Plenty of oceanfront homeowners at the Jersey shore are unhappy with GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes along the state’s entire 127-mile coastline. Among them is Lawrence Bathgate, one of the Republican Party’s …

Insurer Sues Owner of Historic Sailing Ship That Sank During Sandy

An insurance company is suing the owner of an 18th-century replica sailing ship that sank during Superstorm Sandy. Newsday reported Friday that Acadia Insurance Co. sued Robert Hansen this month. The suit seeks to recoup $5 million in payouts after …