Changing the Rules to Put Families First

By Shannon Duffy ACTION ALERT!  Please sign our petition by clicking here.  The battle is on again over the future of our National Flood Insurance Program.  Does it put big insurance and banks first? Price families out of protection? Or does it put us and preparation first?   On July 16th Senator Menendez (D-NJ) along with…

Summer Gatherings 2019

Manahawkin / LBI: Wednesday August 21st – Joe, Amanda and NJOP Bday party 6:30pm – 9pm, Bird & Betty’s 529 Dock Rd. Beach Haven NJ (on LBI) 08008 (Facebook Link) Three birthdays for the price of one: celebrate Joe’s 50th, Amanda’s 42nd, and NJOP’s 5th! Tickets are $20 for B-day fun, drinks and Bird &…

COMMUNITY POWER:

Spring of 2019 – Over 150 residents came together to take action for Sandy Recovery and our future at the shore in Ventnor, Brick, and Middletown. Thanks to all who attended and to the New Jersey Resource Project, SBP, Affordable Housing Alliance and all the organizations who contributed.  

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…

Adventures in Sandyland:  Some clawback progress & ICC extension

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR At just a little over halfway through 2018 we’ve made some progress.  First, as you may remember, back in May we won an extension of ICC funding so you have three more years to use up to $30,000 of your own insurance money to mitigate.  Yay! Read “Sandy victims get 3 more years to…

Don’t Drill Off New Jersey

BY JOE MANGINO Why am I not surprised that the same people who think opening up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling would schedule a public hearing on Valentine’s Day?  Last week, even though it was my 21st wedding anniversary, I headed out to Hamilton on 2/14 with other NJOPers and excellent NJ organizations…

Our communities need to be confident about future storms

By Colleen Forrest I live on the water in Little Egg Harbor, NJ.  My front window looks out on the marsh, and beyond that is the bay.  I see higher than high tides; each time it rains, my street floods more often than not.  That’s why I’m a leader at NJOP, and part of our Shorekeeper…