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State of Sandy Survivors

Belmar, NJ: via NJOP - My family has been part of Belmar for 16 years.  We live here, our kids go to school here, my business is here. After Sandy damaged our home and forced us to move, I began to follow the system.  I filed insurance claims, FEMA forms, made calls, and followed up on available assistance. As the one year anniversary passed our insurance claim had been denied and rental assistance was running out. I didn't know what…
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Five States Come Together for Security Discussions

PRINCETON, NJ – Homeland security leaders from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware convened early this month for the Regional Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) Conference in Princeton, New Jersey. The meeting, hosted by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and its Director, Dr. Chris Rodriguez, provided a forum for top security officials from the five states to share threat intelligence and best practices and increase coordination across the region. Although the size and scope of…
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Over 10,000 Still Waiting for Sandy Claim Payment

New Jersey: via StopFEMAnow: "Just 1 in 6 cases in the Sandy Claims Review process have been decided, despite assurances that victims of superstorm Sandy wouldn't be subjected to another drawn-out struggle over flood insurance. More than 200 days have passed since FEMA debuted a system by which superstorm Sandy victims who thought they were shortchanged by their flood insurer could receive additional money. A total of 18,540 policyholders across the Sandy-affected region signed up. The agency's top brass promised…
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Hoboken Resiliency Project Could Cause more Flooding

The NJDEP will hold a public meeting tonight to solicit input on the proposed concepts for the Rebuild by Design Project for Hoboken and surrounding towns that will put more people and properties at risk. The proposed a mitigation plan to deal with climate change and flooding, includes hard infrastructure which will not only fail during a storm, but will cause additional flooding. HUD awarded $230 million to the State of New Jersey for a project to address frequent flooding…
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Former New Jersey Resident Admits Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A former resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, today admitted that he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey and Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel of the FBI’s Newark Division. Nader Saadeh, 20, a former resident of Rutherford, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before District Judge…
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Final Hearing on NJDEP Sprawl and Dirty Water Rules

Trenton, NJ via New Jersey Sierra Club - The NJDEP will hold its final public hearing today on the proposed a new Water Quality Management Planning (WQMP) Rule that is a direct threat to New Jersey’s drinking water. These rules determine where sewers go, which determines land use policy. By allowing an extension of sewers, it will allow more development in environmentally sensitive areas, threatening our water supply, open space and will increase flooding. The New Jersey Sierra Club believes this is…
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RESILIENT SHORES: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

Princeton, NJ: via DISCOVERY Research at Princeton, Princeton University: AFTER THE WIND, RAIN AND WAVES of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the…
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