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…

We need to do more to address the addiction crisis

BY HEATHER SHAPTER Addiction is crippling. Toward the end I was using against my will. I was scared to be sick and go through withdrawal, so I continued getting high. Eventually, I learned about the Methadone program in my community and made the decision to start going to treatment. At the time I was on…

KIYC: Sandy victims still waiting for ‘clawback’ resolutions

News 12 New Jersey – KIYC: Sandy victims still waiting for ‘clawback’ resolutions​CHADWICK BEACH –Six years after Superstorm Sandy, hundreds of New Jersey families are still waiting for some sort of resolution to the “clawbacks” which have them owing tens of thousands of dollars in grant money back to the government.Maryann Ryan used $100,000 in grant…

Myhre & Mangino Compete For Mayoral Seat, Spodofora Switches Sides

By Kimberly Bosco – Jersey Shore Online – Myhre & Mangino Compete For Mayoral Seat, Spodofora Switches Sides  STAFFORD – After many years of seeing Mayor John Spodofora sit on the dais of Stafford Township Council, residents will see a new candidate take that seat following this year’s general election; possibly even ushering in a new…

MURPHY PLEDGES $50M TO SANDY HOMEOWNERS STILL REBUILDING 6 YEARS LATER

 By Colleen O’Dea – NJ Spotlight – MURPHY PLEDGES $50M TO SANDY HOMEOWNERS STILL REBUILDING 6 YEARS LATER On the sixth anniversary of superstorm Sandy, some 1,200 New Jerseyans still can’t return to their homes. Now, the state is finally taking action to make additional assistance available to them. Gov. Phil Murphy traveled to Union Beach,…

6 Years After Sandy, Booker, Murphy, Pallone Praise Menendez, Celebrate Success and Urge Congress to Pass Menendez’s Flood Insurance Reform Bill

InsuranceNews.net – 6 Years After Sandy, Booker, Murphy, Pallone Praise Menendez, Celebrate Success and Urge Congress to Pass Menendez’s Flood Insurance Reform Bill UNION BEACH, New Jersey, Oct. 29 — The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, Chair of the Sandy Task Force, and Cory Booker, Governor Phil Murphy, and U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.-06) today…