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…

On Hurricane Sandy anniversary, N.J. pledges $50M to recovering homeowners

By Michelle Brunetti Post – Press of AC -On Hurricane Sandy anniversary, N.J. pledges $50M to recovering homeowners The state will provide $50 million in “cross the finish line” funds for homeowners who have received federal grants but are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy, said Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday. The announcement came…

Sandy: Phil Murphy promises new loans for Sandy victims, end of clawbacks

By Russ Zimmer – Asbury Park Press – Sandy: Phil Murphy promises new loans for Sandy victims, end of clawbacks Six years ago, superstorm Sandy bruised and battered the Jersey Shore and hundreds of families here are still dealing with the ramifications. On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy marked the occasion by announcing a new loan program…