Superstorm Sandy News

Unregistered Superstorm Sandy Charity Distributes Money

A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and …

Most Sandy Housing Aid Going to Ocean County Residents

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 …

Residents Brainstorm Sandy Stormproofing Ideas

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 Awarded to New Jersey Residents

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 Friday they have approved housing-elevation grants for 26 properties in …

New York City Sandy Rebuilding Program Off to Slow Start

A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy decimated New York City’s coastline, a city-run program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes has only begun construction on three houses, and officials say they will need another $1 billion from …

New York Contractor Pleads Guilty to Sandy Fraud

A contractor from Staten Island has admitted defrauding Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Frank Lewery took nearly $31,000 in deposits from homeowners in Rumson and never completed repairs. Lewery pleaded guilty on Monday to theft and …

Artificial Islands Considered to Protect New York, New Jersey Coast

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 …

Sandy Rebuilding Team Appointed by New York City Mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a new team to lead the city’s efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. De Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to help New Yorkers rebuild …

New Jersey Low-Income Families to Receive Storm Recovery Aid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is calling for creating a new Superstorm Sandy recovery fund for low-income families who have not applied for money to repair damaged homes in response to criticism that storm aid has not reached low-income …

New Jersey Man Admits Sandy Fraud

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 …