Superstorm Sandy News

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 …

New York Town’s Sandy-Damaged Homes Face Demolition

Officials of a Rockland County town along the Hudson River say nine homes that remain boarded up after Superstorm Sandy will be demolished. About 120 homes along Stony Point’s shore were flooded. Most have been restored or demolished. Now, Town …

New Jersey Homeowners to Get New Sandy Elevation Grants

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

New Jersey Hotel Settles Sandy Price Gouging Claim

State authorities say a northern New Jersey hotel will pay $110,000 to resolve claims that the business gouged dozens of customers following Superstorm Sandy. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the settlement with the Comfort Suites hotel in Mahwah on …

Sandy-Damaged Racing Boat Repaired and Back on Water

A racing sailboat that was nearly destroyed during Superstorm Sandy has returned to the water in style. The Sinn Fein was among about 30 boats stowed at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, N.J., when the storm hit. It …

New Jersey Coastal Building Rules Don’t Consider Climate Change

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 Wednesday night, representatives of some …

Bridgeport Getting $10M in Federal Aid for Storm Protection

Connecticut’s largest city is getting $10 million from the federal government to help protect it against another superstorm like Sandy in 2012. Bridgeport officials told the Connecticut Post that the money will be used to engineer strategies to protect the …

Coast Guard Report Faults Captain, Owner in Sandy Bounty Loss

The main reason a replica 18th century ship sank during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 was because the captain and management of the HMS Bounty made a bad decision to sail into the storm, a U.S. Coast Guard report said Thursday, …

New Jersey Sandy Flood-Damaged Home Buyouts Continue

Lou Szabo’s street near the Raritan River 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 into inner tubes …

Winning New York, New Jersey Sandy Rebuilding Projects Chosen

A system of dikes around the tip of lower Manhattan, and water pumps and parks across the Hudson River in New Jersey were among the projects selected Monday to receive nearly $1 billion in federal funding as part of efforts …