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Christie: N.J. has done an “extraordinary job” with Sandy response

NewsWorks .org DOWN THE SHORE BY JUSTIN AUCIELLO At a press conference at the Statehouse in Trenton yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie delivered a statement on jobs and the economy and then proceeded to accept questions from reporters. In response to a question about the status of the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) program, Gov. Chris Christie said that the state has done an "extraordinary job" with the Sandy recovery, adding that people thank him when he visits the Jersey Shore.…
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Sandy Survivor’s Lost Faith in Political System / Encampment Opposite Trenton State House

Trenton, NJ: Superstorm Sandy storm survivors rally at the All Wars Memorial opposite the Trenton State House. The 4 Day round the clock encampment raises awareness of lack of relief to homeowners. Stanley Brick / photo (C)2015 Share More: The NJOP rally and over night encampment included about 12 people. The NJOP organizer elevated herself to dictate a crushing blow to the first amendment rights of media while in a public place. How dare you demand that a video camera be…
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DEP Sandy Event: Cover Up of Failed Coastal Policies

via Sierra Club of NJ: While the NJDEP commemorates the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by pumping sand on beaches in Sea Isle City, we are concerned that New Jersey is still not planning for climate change or sea level rise. With over-development and no adequate planning for flooding impacts, we question whether the dune construction project will even last during future storm surges. The DEP has opened up our coast for more development by weakening CAFRA rules and creating…
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3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm?

Trenton, NJ: NJOP continues their round the clock Statehouse rally for Sandy relief, in the rain. A press conference is held across the street at the all wars Veterans Memorial. New Jersey Strong Photos / Stanley Brick. The Sierra Club of NJ, which was not at rally, issues the following statement: 3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm? New Jersey Sierra Club issues Annual Report Card. As we commemorate the three year anniversary, the Sierra Club has…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ? Superstorm Sandy 286 fatalities

  Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes along the Eastern Seaboard. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. US, Lower Atlantic Eastern Seaboard:…
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Springsteen Appears at Asbury Park’s Wonder Bar

Asbury Park Strong  from the Wonder Bar / facebook. Bruce plays a magical night appearing unscheduled at Asbury Parks Wonder Bar. Bruce Springsteen appears at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park 7/18/2015. Thousands of fans were surprised by the unplanned concert. Asbury Park is one of New Jersey's best historic places to visit.  Photos via Facebook by Joe Lewin
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