Ending Overdose: Problems and Solutions

By Lisa Campanella The seeds of the opioid crisis were planted in the 1990’s by big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma that ruthlessly and criminally promoted the use of opioid drugs knowing the drugs were highly addictive, without sharing that information with health care providers who legitimately prescribed the drugs for pain or the patients Read More »

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 & Read More »

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.  

Our Stories – Angel’s Contractor Fraud

LAW AS OF 1/21/20: A4529/S3191 – Helps those defrauded by contractors during rebuilding. It would require the state Department of Community Affairs to work with the Division of Consumer Affairs to develop standards for determining if fraud or theft by deception has occurred. It also would specify what documents are relevant in that determination, instead of the Read More »

Our Stories – Sandy Foreclosure Protections

“The forbearance and foreclosure prevention bill has been a lifesaver for us. 6 1/2 years later we are still not home and have been struggling to pull together the necessary funding to rebuild our home while tackling the many obstacles that have come up along the way. Thankfully, because of the relief provided by the Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »