Superstorm Sandy Families Applaud New Opportunities for Recovery

Superstorm Sandy Families Applaud New Opportunities for Recovery – by Victoria Ford, Sandpaper – April 10th 2019 With Monday’s announcement of up to $100 million in disaster aid to be redirected to help 957 families still stuck in the construction phase of the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation program came a flood of relief for…

N.J. expands recovery programs for displaced Sandy victims

N.J. expands recovery programs for displaced Sandy victims – by Justin Auciello, WHYY – April 8th, 2019​Millions of funds will be available for New Jersey Superstorm Sandy victims that remain out of their homes, state and federal officials announced Monday. Speaking at the Shark River Municipal Marina in Neptune Township, Gov. Phil Murphy announced an update…

FOR SANDY FAMILIES STILL REBUILDING, NEW FUNDS COMING THIS SUMMER

FOR SANDY FAMILIES STILL REBUILDING, NEW FUNDS COMING THIS SUMMER by Michael Symons, NJ 101.5 – April 8th 2019 Nearly 1,000 families still not back in homes damaged six and a half years ago by Superstorm Sandy will be able to apply to the state for supplemental recovery funds beginning in early summer. Gov. Phil Murphy…

NJ WANTS TO REDIRECT UNSPENT FEDERAL AID TO HELP LAST SANDY VICTIMS GET HOME

NJ WANTS TO REDIRECT UNSPENT FEDERAL AID TO HELP LAST SANDY VICTIMS GET HOME by Colleen O’Dea, NJ Spotlight State would use $50 million for people to finish rebuilding their damaged homes and another $10 to construct multi-family affordable units Still recovering six years after superstorm Sandy, New Jersey is looking to provide another $50…

NJ LOOKS TO SHIFT SANDY FUNDS, WITH NEAR 1,000 STILL NOT YET HOME

NJ LOOKS TO SHIFT SANDY FUNDS, WITH NEAR 1,000 STILL NOT YET HOME by Michael Symons, New Jersey 101.5 ​A public hearing will be held Tuesday in Toms River regarding the state’s plan to reallocate $60 million from its federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds toward homeowner and rental housing programs. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is proposing…

Increasing Storms and Flooding Are Impacting Our Lives

BY FRAN BARONOWITZ Living near the shore has always had its moments of disaster.  There was the hurricane of 1944 that battered the Jersey shore.  Eighteen years later in 1962, 50 mph winds and 9 foot tides caused damage in Atlantic City and Margate.  In 1992, my son lost his car in an 8 foot…

2018 Election Update

BY JOE MANGINO We created our very first endorsement committee and a decided to get involved in elections for the first time this year.  It was exciting to bring together NJOP members from across our region and party affiliation – thanks to the twelve people who served on the committee- to make a plan to put…

Getting Back on Track to a Real Recovery

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR Every one of you who took action this year should pat yourself on the back for the progress we made – from extending ICC funding for three more years, to a commitment from Governor Murphy for $50 million dollars available to families still struggling, and a freeze on clawbacks.  I am so…