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Turning $200,000 into $800,000 for farmland preservation

Two Lehigh County townships plan to preserve farmland through a new municipal partnership pilot program created by the county.

Hurricane Sandy

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Filing period reopens for Superstorm Sandy-related loans

Federal officials have reopened the filing period for Superstorm Sandy victims to apply for low-interest disaster loans.

Plans for two massive warehouses soon going before Upper Macungie supervisors for final approval

Plans for two massive warehouses that will be built along Hamilton Boulevard just west of Mill Creek Road will be put before Upper Macungie Township supervisors for final approval next week.

Atlantic City Sandy damage

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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

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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.

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    U.S. hiring slows: Only 160,000 jobs added in April

    U.S. companies didn't do much hiring in April.

    Only 160,000 jobs were added last month, according to the Labor Department's latest report. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted 197,000 jobs would be added. Goldman Sachs expected even higher: 2...

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Upper Milford requests more information before OK'ing Fields at Indian Creek phase one

Upper Milford requests more information before OK'ing Fields at Indian Creek phase one
UPPER MILFORD TWP.,

The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors Thursday evening tabled conditional approval of the phase one final plan for the Fields at Indian Creek development.

Upper Macungie to review zoning ordinances

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

The Upper Macungie Township will issue an RFP calling for the reexamination of their comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances.

Northampton County's director of community and economic development quits

EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County's director of community and economic development abruptly resigned Thursday.

Lower Macungie commissioners bury composting fee

Julie McDonnell honored in Lower Macungie
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Lower Macungie commissioners saved hundreds of their township’s residents $20 a year Thursday night.

On this Day

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    On this day: May 6

    Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.

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