NJ homeowners being warned of contractor fraud after Tropical Storm Ida

NJ homeowners being warned of contractor fraud after Tropical Storm Ida / NJ Spotlight News / 9/20/2021 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent Navigating scams and up-charges in rebuilding after Ida’s deluge Homeowners in New Jersey looking to rebuild after Tropical Storm Ida are being told to beware of dishonest practices like price gouging. That’s when Read More »

Need help with your individual Sandy issues? Here’s how YOU can help YOU.

Need help with your individual Sandy issues? Here’s how YOU can help YOU. Does NJOP help people? Yes. And no.  The New Jersey Organizing Project actually isn’t a service organization.  When we say “service organization,” picture like – Catholic Charities, Affordable Housing Alliance, Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group.  A service organization is one with Read More »

Fight for flood fairness for NJ Families!

Join the action to fight for flood fairness for families by signing up below. What’s happening? FEMA is changing how it calculates risk “to provide more equity,” and is incorporating more risk variables based on individual properties.  These include: flood frequency multiple flood types—river overflow, storm surge, coastal erosion and heavy rainfall distance to a Read More »

Offshore Wind that Works for Us

We are already living with flooding and extreme weather – we need to act now to improve our infrastructure and transition to renewable energy like offshore wind power. We all want a state that’s cleaner, healthier, and more fair.  Offshore wind power is key to help us move away from polluting fossil fuels that worsen Read More »

Time is running out to apply for FEMA Ida relief

Time is running out to apply for FEMA Ida relief / NJ Spotlight News / 1/4/2022 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent Time is running out for thousands of New Jerseyans looking for federal disaster assistance related to Tropical Storm Ida. Wednesday is the deadline for people to submit applications to FEMA. As of Tuesday, the Read More »

Wind-farm builder tries to calm worries

Wind-farm builder tries to calm worries / NJ Spotlight / 11/10/21 JON HURDLE, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Some residents fear turbines will damage tourism, but Ørsted says they will be barely visible The builder of New Jersey’s first planned offshore wind farm rejected renewed attacks by some Shore residents who fear that the sight of turbines on Read More »

NJ Lawmakers’ Bill Would Reform New FEMA Flood Insurance Program

NJ Lawmakers’ Bill Would Reform New FEMA Flood Insurance Program / Patch / 11/5/2021 By Karen Wall, Patch Staff New Jersey’s two U.S. senators and fellow members of Congress are hoping to help hundreds of thousands of residents dealing with flood insurance problems nine years after Superstorm Sandy. NEW JERSEY — A month into the Read More »

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary

Flood insurance reform bill debuts on Sandy anniversary / NJ Spotlight News / 10/29/2021 By Melissa Rose Cooper, Correspondent With the threat of more storms due to climate change, leaders say more funding needs to go into figuring out how to prevent damage in the first place New Jersey’s two U.S. senators and fellow members Read More »