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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.

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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.

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New Jersey to fund eligible Sandy-damaged homes

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey will have enough federal aid to help rebuild all eligible homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

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.

Program helps local homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy

A year after Superstorm Sandy, local residents are thankful they were able to get help with expensive storm cleanup.

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Superstorm Sandy: Volunteers big part of NJ shore's comeback

The New Jersey coastline was one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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    Emma Watson faces backlash after speech

    Emma Watson is experiencing the ugly side of advocacy. According to reports, Watson's recent impassioned speech for gender equality at the United Nations has drawn backlash, including a threat to leak alleged nude photos of the star.

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Arsonists destroy two buildings at country club

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Mahoning Township Police are investigating two arson fires set between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Allentown Commercial Authority seeks developer for former Kline building

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) board of directors Tuesday afternoon unanimously agreed to accept development proposals for the vacant Kline Building lot parcel located at Hamilton and Front Streets in downtown Allentown.

Pension and healthcare cost projected at 33% of 2015 budget

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EASTON, Pa.

Easton and many other municipalities are headed for economic disaster, or a trip through bankruptcy court, or distressed status, if pension reform is not addressed in Harrisburg,  Mayor Sal Panto Jr. told city council Tuesday night.

Poor health prompts commission member to resign

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HANOVER, Pa.

The Hanover Township Northampton County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of a member of the planning commission during Tuesday night's meeting.

On this Day

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    On this day: September 23

    Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, the Nintendo Company is formed, Sigmund Freud dies, "The Jetsons" premieres, and Elton John's musical tribute to Princess Diana hits America, all on this day.

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  • 2014 Toy Hall of Fame finalists

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    2014 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists

    Contenders include American Girl, Operation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and more. See all 12 finalists here and vote for your favorite.

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