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November 8, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Students from La Salle High and St. Joseph's Prep will be working together to help victims of Hurricane Sandy on Saturday while their football teams will be playing in the Catholic League AAAA final. The students, in conjunction with Philly Football Movement, are encouraging fans to bring non-perishable items to the 1 p.m. game at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High. Students from both schools will be with a U-Haul truck at the front gate. The suggested items to donate are ready-to-eat foods (canned soup, tuna, chili)
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October 28, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - One year after the hurricane wrapped in a cold front devastated the Jersey coast, much of the money donated in Sandy's name and then funneled to local Long Term Recovery Groups remains unspent. "As far as helping people directly with those funds, we haven't done a lot of that yet," said Bob Hodnett, who chairs the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group, which received $3.6 million from three fund-raising giants: the Robin Hood Foundation, the Red Cross, and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief, chaired by first lady Mary Pat Christie.
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March 7, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum
SEPTA will get $1.2 million from federal hurricane relief funds to reimburse it for costs related to Hurricane Sandy, transportation secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday. The money will reimburse SEPTA for costs of moving and securing vehicles, sandbagging vents above the Broad Street subway, manning pump rooms, and paying overtime to workers to staff the control center and customer service center around the clock, as well as to remove trees and repair downed wires after the storm, chief financial officer Richard Burnfield said.
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January 3, 2013 | By Brian X. McCrone,, Breaking news desk
Republican Gov. Chris Christie lambasted his own party Wednesday afternoon for holding up federal relief funding to New Jersey and other states. He told reporters that he expected funding to be released by Congress by now and was extremely disappointed with House Speaker John Boehner, in particular. He said called Boehner's office a few times this morning - after a Sandy relief bill failed to get House approval last night. Christie said he had yet to hear back from Boehner. "We've had to wait six times longer than the victims of Katrina with no end in sight," Christie said, describing the delay as "callous indifference to suffering of the people in my state.
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July 10, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
SAYREVILLE, N.J. - The famous New Jersey rocker with liberal leanings put his arm around Republican Gov. Christie, walked down a Sandy-damaged street to greet giddy residents, then announced a $1 million donation for Sandy relief. No, not that famous New Jersey rocker. While Christie and his far more liberal musical idol, Bruce Springsteen, publicly reconciled their differences in the aftermath of Sandy, the storm also brought Christie together with another New Jersey rock-and-roll name: Jon Bon Jovi.
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January 5, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - The first piece of the package to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy moved easily Friday through the House and Senate, but officials from New Jersey and New York still weren't smiling. The $9.7 billion approved for flood insurance is only a piece of the $60 billion sought by states hit hard by the October storm, and Northeastern lawmakers, still angry that the full package was sent back to the legislative starting line earlier in the week, are anticipating a much tougher fight over the remaining funds.
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December 30, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - As Senate Democrats tried Friday to pass a $60 billion bill for Sandy relief and beat back Republican amendments, New Jersey was missing one vote: Sen. Frank J. Lautenberg's. The Democrat has not yet returned to Washington after the Senate's Christmas break, leaving Democrats with just a 52-47 edge. Working in their favor is that any amendment to the bill requires 60 votes. "Sen. Lautenberg is at home recovering from the flu, and the Capitol physician advised him to continue resting and not return to the Capitol to vote unless absolutely necessary," said Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray.
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February 8, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
To devise a plan to distribute billions in federal money for Sandy relief, the Christie administration hired a company fired for poor management under a similar contract in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008. "It was a complete nightmare," said Steve Greenberg, a former councilman in Galveston, Texas, who said CDM Smith failed to pay subcontractors and to deliver on its promises of home construction after the storm. CDM Smith narrowly survived a dismissal vote from the Galveston City Council in 2011.
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June 12, 2013 | By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Giant removable floodwalls would be erected around lower Manhattan, and levees, gates, and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan proposed Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming. It is one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed for defending a major U.S. city from the rising seas and severe weather that climate change is expected to bring. It was outlined seven months after Hurricane Sandy drove home the danger by swamping Lower Manhattan and smashing homes and businesses in other shoreline neighborhoods.
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May 28, 2014
New Jersey's Third Congressional District stretches from the Delaware to the Atlantic, encompassing more than 50 towns on the way. But just try to find a candidate who lives there. Retired insurance executive Tom MacArthur - the Republican establishment's choice to succeed its physically formidable but fed-up incumbent, Jon Runyan - was as recently as December the mayor of the North Jersey town of Randolph, due west of New York City. MacArthur's claim to a foothold in the region is that he summered in Ocean County for several years and recently relocated to Toms River.
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June 27, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
To retired banker Peter R. Hill, Gov. Christie "may be the last best hope" for less government spending, lower taxes, and fewer public employee pension benefits. He hopes to see a President Christie in the White House someday. So at the end of Wednesday's town hall-style event at a Haddon Heights elementary school, Hill pronounced himself pleased. "He pretty much said what I thought he was going to say," said Hill, a longtime resident who shook candidate Christie's hand during a 2009 campaign stop in Haddon Heights.
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May 28, 2014
New Jersey's Third Congressional District stretches from the Delaware to the Atlantic, encompassing more than 50 towns on the way. But just try to find a candidate who lives there. Retired insurance executive Tom MacArthur - the Republican establishment's choice to succeed its physically formidable but fed-up incumbent, Jon Runyan - was as recently as December the mayor of the North Jersey town of Randolph, due west of New York City. MacArthur's claim to a foothold in the region is that he summered in Ocean County for several years and recently relocated to Toms River.
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January 16, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The release Tuesday of $145 million in long-awaited funds - money that could help as many as 2,000 New Jersey Shore families impacted by Hurricane Sandy finally return to their homes - was announced amid a federal review into whether Gov. Christie misspent relief funds on a controversial tourism campaign. The state received approval from the Obama administration to amend the New Jersey Disaster Relief Recovery Action Plan to move additional money from existing federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds into two Sandy recovery housing programs.
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November 14, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a year after three feet of water deluged her home in the Merion Park section of Ocean City, N.J., during Sandy, year-round resident Kathleen Givens is still living in a borrowed house. Tiny payouts from private flood and homeowners insurance policies have finally begun to trickle in, but none of it is enough to pay the $60,000 it will cost to lift her Cape May County house onto pilings now required if she is ever to obtain insurance again, or pay the close to $200,000 it will cost to repair the storm-ravaged structure.
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October 28, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - One year after the hurricane wrapped in a cold front devastated the Jersey coast, much of the money donated in Sandy's name and then funneled to local Long Term Recovery Groups remains unspent. "As far as helping people directly with those funds, we haven't done a lot of that yet," said Bob Hodnett, who chairs the Monmouth County Long Term Recovery Group, which received $3.6 million from three fund-raising giants: the Robin Hood Foundation, the Red Cross, and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief, chaired by first lady Mary Pat Christie.
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July 10, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
SAYREVILLE, N.J. - The famous New Jersey rocker with liberal leanings put his arm around Republican Gov. Christie, walked down a Sandy-damaged street to greet giddy residents, then announced a $1 million donation for Sandy relief. No, not that famous New Jersey rocker. While Christie and his far more liberal musical idol, Bruce Springsteen, publicly reconciled their differences in the aftermath of Sandy, the storm also brought Christie together with another New Jersey rock-and-roll name: Jon Bon Jovi.
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June 12, 2013 | By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Giant removable floodwalls would be erected around lower Manhattan, and levees, gates, and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan proposed Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming. It is one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed for defending a major U.S. city from the rising seas and severe weather that climate change is expected to bring. It was outlined seven months after Hurricane Sandy drove home the danger by swamping Lower Manhattan and smashing homes and businesses in other shoreline neighborhoods.
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May 22, 2013 | By David A. Fahrenthold and Paul Kane, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma has one of the most conservative congressional delegations of any state: seven Republican men, including fierce advocates for cutting federal spending. Five of those seven voted no in January on a bill to provide $50 billion in disaster funding for states hit by Hurricane Sandy. On Tuesday, the disaster was Oklahoma's, a tornado that swept through the town of Moore on Monday. So Oklahoma's lawmakers faced the same question: Would they support an influx of new funding - if necessary - for disaster relief in Oklahoma?
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May 4, 2013 | By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
NEW YORK - New York and New Jersey communities hit by Sandy will get $569 million for improvements to sewage treatment and drinking water facilities, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. New York will get $340 million in federal disaster relief funds and $229 million is going to New Jersey, EPA officials said. The massive storm released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington to Connecticut, a report released this week by a science journalism group found.
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April 22, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Craig Snow of Hope Force International arrived in Atlantic City from Nashville two days after Sandy. "I was about to leave because I didn't think that Atlantic City got hit," said Snow, a tall, bald, neatly dressed out-of-towner, now ensconced in a fourth-floor office suite in a dreary building on New York Avenue. "Then I realized Atlantic City did not have the dramatic but did have the traumatic. " A veteran of rebuilding in Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans, Snow's and other missionary groups dug in for the long haul in this casino town, setting up the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group and securing nearly $1 million in grants to help rebuild.
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