Voice of the People, Oct. 3, 2018 – Glad to get Medicaid

By Alison Arne – Voice of the People, Oct. 3, 2018: Glad to get Medicaid Before I became a mom, I worked two jobs to cover student loans. I didn’t worry about not having health insurance, even after a $4,000 emergency room bill. Motherhood changed that. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I qualified under the Read More »

LETTER: MacArthur continues to work against his own constituents

LETTER: MacArthur continues to work against his own constituents by Michael Downey Brick ​ ​Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., was the only New Jersey representative to vote for so-called tax reform. His vote was a vote against me and my family. I’m a lifelong resident of Brick and a homeowner. As a working-class New Jerseyan I see Read More »

Survey tries to document lingering problems for Sandy survivors

Survey tries to document lingering problems for Sandy survivors by Michelle Brunetti Post Thousands of New Jersey families still struggle to repair or lift their homes or businesses four years after Hurricane Sandy, but there is little data on the problems they face and how they are handling them.That’s especially true for the almost 7,000 families who Read More »

Forum in Atlantic City addresses environmental equity, post-Sandy problem

Forum in Atlantic City addresses environmental equity, post-Sandy problem by Erin Serpico ATLANTIC CITY — It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy, but local officials and environmental advocates haven’t stopped discussing the storm and its consequences. At a climate change and energy town hall Saturday, local experts drew attention to environmental equity and how to prevent Read More »

HOW MANY NEW JERSEY HOMES WERE SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY?

HOW MANY NEW JERSEY HOMES WERE SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY? by Scott Gurian ​ With Christie administration refusing to clarify source of its numbers, storm-victim advocates argue governor has seriously exaggerated damage to score political points. Superstorm Sandy was by all accounts an unprecedented disaster in New Jersey. It left three dozen people dead, along with tens Read More »

N.J. Republican blasts colleagues for shortchanging Jersey Shore on flood insurance

N.J. Republican blasts colleagues for shortchanging Jersey Shore on flood insurance by Jonathan D. Salant WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank LoBiondo, whose Jersey Shore district was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, blasted his fellow House Republicans for advancing a flood insurance bill that he said was biased against New Jersey. LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., turned his ire on his colleagues Read More »

Contractor problems keep plaguing some Sandy victims

Contractor problems keep plaguing some Sandy victims by Michelle Brunetti VENTNOR — In the kitchen of a Sandy-damaged house that can’t be lived in, a group of homeowners explained how they are still struggling with bureaucracy, contractor problems and incredible stress five years after the storm. “We were right here when Sandy struck,” said homeowner Angel Read More »

How Sandy changed us: Is it enough?

How Sandy changed us: Is it enough? by Michelle Brunetti Post Five years after Hurricane Sandy made a direct hit on the Jersey Shore, massive amounts of money have been spent on rebuilding and resiliency projects. The state has raised and repaired thousands of homes, set strict elevation standards, bought out hundreds of repeatedly flooded properties Read More »