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FEMA funding for Sandy damage in New Jersey tops $6.9B

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has pumped nearly $7 billion into New Jersey more than two years after Superstorm Sandy struck.

Damage from Superstorm Sandy

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Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Superstorm Sandy reports

Lawyers representing about 1,500 homeowners hit by Superstorm Sandy are trying to prove that some engineering firms hired to inspect the damage issued bogus reports to give insurance companies ammunition to deny claims.

2 years post Sandy New Jersey still not completely rebuilt

2 years post Sandy: New Jersey still not completely rebuilt

It has been two years since the wrath of Superstorm Sandy was felt across the region.

FEMA asking for some Sandy relief money back

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

Some folks who received money from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy relief may have to give it back.

Atlantic City boardwalk

Bob Jagendorf

Last Superstorm Sandy-damaged boardwalks getting fixed in NJ

The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed.

Hurricane Sandy victims still in cold

US denies NJ plea for relief on Sandy aid rules

The federal government has rejected a request by New Jersey officials to drop rules that many Superstorm Sandy victims say are among the biggest impediments to rebuilding more quickly.

Hurricane Sandy victims still in cold

NJ officials discuss Sandy recovery plan

State officials will hold their second hearing on New Jersey's plan to spend the next $1.4 billion in aid to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy victims still in cold

N.J. property owners allowed to reapply for Sandy aid

New Jersey property owners who were denied relief money after Hurricane Sandy are getting a second chance.

Gas stations and hotels in NJ facing fines for price gouging

Nine more New Jersey businesses will pay up for price-gouging customers after Super Storm Sandy last year.

Fears arise over escalating flood insurance costs

High waters and widespread flooding barely phase John Marquette, who moved into his apartment on Conestoga Street in Bethlehem in June 2011. But the affects of the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) are hitting him where his money is.

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Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

Alfonso Picone
RUSH TWP., Pa.

Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Quakertown Community SB to ask districts to join them in PSERS fight

Quakertown School Board
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

The Quakertown Community School District School Board has decided to formally disseminate to all school districts across the state its intention to create a pension crisis.

Valley planners hear transportation plan

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Details of the Lehigh Valley's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) were unveiled to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at its monthly meeting Thursday evening.

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    On this day: May 29

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