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In-House Probe of Bridgegate Turns Up Serious Flaws in Sandy Grants

Scott Gurian | April 17, 2014 | Sandy

Internal review looking into scandal turns up extensive mishandling of $23 million fund

State Probe Confirms Sandy Energy Grant Program Fraught With Errors

Scott Gurian | April 16, 2014 | Sandy
Officials revamp scoring system in response to NJ Spotlight analysis of how funds were allocated
Christie’s Mastro Mistake: Report Backfires Politically, Legally
Mark J. Magyar | April 16, 2014 | Politics, Sandy
Memos bolster Zimmer allegations, provide roadmap for investigators, undermine credibility of Mastro report
Explainer: Protecting NJ Coastal Development with Beaches, Walls and Dunes
Scott Gurian | April 15, 2014 | Explainer, Sandy
Shore communities consider structural safeguards to make themselves safer from future storms
At Small-Business Roundtable, Sandy Survivors Share Frustrations, Anger
Scott Gurian | April 8, 2014 | Sandy
Assemblyman Greenwald listens to tales of lengthy delays and checks that never came, despite repeated promises of NJ Economic Development Authority
Timing of Public Comment Period On State's Hazard Plan Raises Questions
Scott Gurian | April 4, 2014 | Planning, Sandy
Planners and environmentalists express frustrations, while state downplays concerns
Silver Lining to Superstorm Sandy: Influx of Aid Led to Property Tax Decreases
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2014 | More Issues, Sandy
New Jersey municipalities with the largest declines rank among those with the most damage
How Does It Feel to Still Be Without a Home, Nearly 18 Months After Sandy?
Tracey Samuelson/WHYY NewsWorks | March 31, 2014 | Sandy
Hundreds of New Jersey storm victims remain in temporary housing, but exact number is unclear
Governor Fields Questions About Post-Sandy Relief at Latest Town Hall
Scott Gurian | March 26, 2014 | Sandy
Bridgegate doesn’t surface during forum but anti-Christie protesters picket outside meeting and business owners bemoan delays in aid
Some Big-Budget Sandy Projects Still Lack Legal Oversight
Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC | March 25, 2014 | Sandy
Only five projects have been assigned integrity monitors, with no hard facts as to when others will be put in place
Bayshore Pursues Recovery Plan After Missing Out on Bulk of Federal Funding
Jon Hurdle | March 24, 2014 | Sandy
Four towns in Cumberland County are putting together and acting on a Sandy-recovery initiative of their own
NJ’s Plan for Next Batch of Sandy Aid Keeps Focus on Homeowners, Renters
Scott Gurian | March 18, 2014 | Sandy
Critics complain that not enough attention is being paid to making infrastructure less vulnerable
First 'Blue Acres' Home Acquired by State is Reduced to Rubble
Tracey Samuelson | March 14, 2014 | Sandy
NJ plans to buy and demolish 1,300 flood-prone dwellings damaged by Hurricane Sandy
Menendez Rebuts Christie Over Blame for Stalled Sandy Relief Aid
Tracey Samuelson | March 13, 2014 | Sandy
NJ's senior U.S. senator even second-guesses whether it was wise to let state officials distribute funds
Looks Like Last Call for Popular Gathering Spot in Town Ravaged by Storm
Scott Gurian | March 11, 2014 | Sandy
Owner of Union Beach seafood restaurant finally succumbs to economic realities
Sandy Story on Misallocation of Funds Earns Kudos from Senate President
Scott Gurian | March 10, 2014 | Politics, Sandy
Officials blame expensive errors that cost some cities hundreds of thousands of dollars on incompetence, not politics, call for better monitoring
Rutgers Report Says State Shares Blame for Problems With Fired Sandy Contractor
Tara Nurin | March 7, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Sandy
Study finds state oversight of third-party contractors inadequate, leaving taxpayers vulnerable to poor service, financial waste
Investigation Reveals Sandy Energy Grant Program Riddled With Errors
Scott Gurian | March 6, 2014 | Politics, Sandy
Hoboken, state’s largest cities appear to have been shortchanged aid money
Profile: He’s Helping People Rebuild Their Lives After Sandy – in Newark
Scott Gurian | March 5, 2014 | Profiles, Sandy
Community advocate Diego Arias notes that the mega-storm’s impact – including flooding and building damage -- was not confined to Jersey Shore
Congress Passes Legislation Giving Boost to Federal Flood Insurance Fund
Tracey Samuelson/WHYY NewsWorks | March 5, 2014 | Polling, Sandy
Good news for Jersey Shore residents, as lawmakers approve cap on premium increases, restore some subsidies
Explainer: Where Sandy Aid Money Comes From and How It Works
Scott Gurian | March 4, 2014 | Explainer, Sandy
Following the money allocated for post-hurricane relief – from FEMA and otherwise -- just got a lot easier
Fired Sandy-Aid Contractor Collected $32.7 Million – and Demands $18.4M More
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Sandy
Contract dispute with firm accused by critics of botching housing-repair grants heads toward arbitration
Sandy Action Plan Targets Damage to Water and Wastewater Facilities
Tom Johnson | February 27, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Sandy
But even leveraging federal aid leaves recovery efforts woefully short of funds
Blue Acres Buyouts Attract Over 1,000 Owners of Flood-Prone Homes
Colleen O'Dea | February 21, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week, Sandy
Hundreds of properties damaged by Sandy also in line for possible acquisition by state
NJ Quietly Fires Second Contractor Hired to Help Sandy Victims
Matt Katz | February 14, 2014 | Politics, Sandy
Much-criticized program has wrongly rejected many qualified aid applicants, advocacy group found
Frustration, Anger Mark Hearing to Discuss Next Round of Sandy Aid
Tracey Samuelson/WHYY-NewsWorks | February 12, 2014 | Sandy
Many attendees focus their outrage on state's Department Consumer Affairs and poor job it did delivering damage-recovery money to those who needed it
New Jersey By Design: Five Visionary Projects for Rebuilding After Sandy
Hank Kalet | February 7, 2014 | Sandy
Beyond short-term goals, these teams are looking to build a 'culture of resiliency' that melds environmental considerations with economic opportunities
Botched Process Denied Thousands of NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief
Colleen O'Dea | February 6, 2014 | Sandy
Report shows vast majority of homeowners won appeals after state corrected flawed damage estimates
New Jersey Releases Plan for Next Wave of Federal Sandy Relief Funds
Scott Gurian and Tracey Samuelson/WHYY NewsWorks | February 4, 2014 | Sandy
'Storm czar” outlines plans for $1.4B; questions focus on allotment of earlier aid
Sandy Relief Contractors Indirectly Helped Bankroll Christie Campaign
Matt Katz | February 4, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Sandy
Ten firms hired by New Jersey donated over $300,000 to Republican Governors Association