Sandy fraud payments top $5 million, hundreds of victims

Sandy fraud payments top $5 million, hundreds of victims – By Jean Mikle, Asbury Park Press​LITTLE EGG HARBOR — Millions of taxpayer dollars intended to help superstorm Sandy victims repair and elevate their homes has instead gone missing in a wave of contractor fraud. Sandy victims whose properties were destroyed or badly damaged were often easy Read More »

MacArthur moves to limit FEMA recovery of grants made in error

​MacArthur moves to limit FEMA recovery of grants made in error – By Phil Gregory, NewsWorks​​A New Jersey congressman wants to place a three-year limit on allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to force homeowners to repay disaster recovery money. The bill he has sponsored would prevent FEMA from trying to recoup grant money indefinitely after Read More »

Healthcare Rally Held In Downtown Toms River

Healthcare Rally Held In Downtown Toms River – By Bob Vosseller, Jersey Shore Online ​TOMS RIVER – The sounds of protest songs with slightly altered lyrics served as the rallying cry against proposed healthcare repeal legislation in front of Toms River Town Hall on June 29. Priscilla Robinson of the New Jersey Organizing Project and Read More »

Menendez, Other Senators Call for Major Reforms in Flood Insurance Program

Menendez, Other Senators Call for Major Reforms in Flood Insurance Program  – by John Reitmeyer, NJ Spotlight ​Sandy victims pleased as proposed changes include capping homeowners’ premiums and limiting insurance company profits The National Flood Insurance Program, which underwrites policies for thousands of New Jersey homeowners, is up for renewal later this year, and a Read More »

NJ comic who lost childhood home, raising money for Sandy victims

 NJ comic who lost childhood home, raising money for Sandy victims – By Steve Trevelise,  New Jersey 101.5 John Poveromo is a Toms River comedian who lost the home he grew up in to Sandy. As we approach the fifth anniversary of the super storm, there are still many people who continue to deal with the Read More »

‘Laugh Instead of Cry’ comedy show benefits Sandy group

‘Laugh Instead of Cry’ comedy show benefits Sandy group – By Jean Mikle, Asbury Park Press BELMAR – A comedy show here Saturday will raise money for a superstorm Sandy victims’ advocacy group. The “Laugh Instead of Cry” fundraiser will feature comedians John Poveromo, Angelo Gingerelli and Joann Filan, performing at 8 p.m. at the Beach Haus Brewery, Read More »

June 07th, 2017

​ROBINSON: MacArthur should fight to prevent Medicaid cuts ROBINSON: MacArthur should fight to prevent Medicaid cuts by Joanna Robinson – Asbury Park Press ​After watching my congressman, Tom MacArthur, vote to take away the health care I depend on, I decided it was time to do something I’ve never done before — get involved. When Read More »

Clock running out on Sandy victims seeking mortgage help

Clock running out on Sandy victims seeking mortgage help – By Jean Mikle and Russ Zimmmer, Asbury Park Press Time is running out for Sandy victims seeking a break from paying their mortgage.​Homeowners have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to request a mortgage forbearance certification from the state, under a program that aims to give Sandy Read More »