Articles Posted in the " Hurricane Sandy " Category

  • Cho Proves Lies Can Get You Close

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It looks as if Rep. Scott Garrett could, after all, end up having the longest election night of any New Jersey incumbent this year, Save Jerseyans, assuming new survey results from Patrick Murray’s Monmouth Polling Institute are accurate. Monmouth found Garrett (48%) leading challenger Roy Cho (43%) by […]

  • A Sandy Community Still in Distress, Part II

    By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog Finally, almost two whole years later, there may finally be some relief in sight for residents in Cliffwood Way, Laurence Harbor. I wrote about this small devastated neighborhood when I found it by accident in April of this year.  Click here to read my original report if you […]

  • Obama diverts $1 billion in Sandy funds away from New Jersey

    Kyrillos and Holzapfel cry foul By Art Gallagher | President Barack Obama announced that he is diverting nearly $1 billion in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds away from New Jersey and New York to fund a nationwide resiliency competition that will ostensibly help the winning communities build infrastructure to deal with the impacts of climate change. Obama announced […]

  • Christie Kicks Off MDW in Belmar

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Who cares about politics, right? You’re thinking about driving to the Shore if you’re not already, Save Jerseyans. Governor Chris Christie is already there, having co-hosted the The Boomer and Carton Show on Friday morning to promote Jersey Shore tourism before Keansburg, Belmar (see below), Asbury Park and Seaside on this the kick-off […]

  • Christie CV’s Sandy Bill of Rights

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s one of the corner pieces of Steve Sweeney‘s 2017 gubernatorial campaign, Save Jerseyans, but Governor Chris Christie made it clear today that while he acknowledges documented problems with the disaster relief aid process, he’s not endorsing his fair weather ally’s so-called Sandy ‘Bill of Rights’ as-is. He wants substantive […]

  • MacArthur Drops Twin Attack Ads

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The well-heeled campaign of GOP CD3 candidate Tom MacArthur is stepping up its aerial assault on primary opponent Steve Lonegan, Save Jerseyans, led by two new network television ads that dropped on Tuesday morning only days after launching a major online campaign centered around a website, ‘’; they feature several CD3-based […]

  • N.J. Boardwalks Bouncing Back

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Seven months ago, Save Jerseyans, a fire destroyed eight blocks of the Seaside Park and Seaside Heights Boardwalk along with over 50 businesses. A 25-foot section had to be removed to serve as a fire break to save the rest of it only months after Hurricane Sandy wrecked 33 boardwalks […]

  • Christie: 98% of Resettlement Cash is Out

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There are plenty of big problems out there in Sandy-affected areas, Save Jerseyans, including the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) rule preventing homeowners from receiving funds for repairs affected before acceptance into the program. Scores of families are still displaced or suffering in place as our own Synnove Bakke recently chronicled. […]

  • A Sandy Community Still in Distress

    By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog I went on a winter shell hunting trip to the beach with my daughter in January of this year, Save Jerseyans. We ended up in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. On this icy cold day, we didn’t find any shells, but I was encouraged to see a boardwalk […]

  • Tortoises Find Help. Sandy Victims? Meh.

    Sandy Response Support Skids in New Poll By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The big takeaway excerpt of the most recent survey report from Monmouth Pollster Patrick Murray: Among those residents who live in New Jersey’s hardest hit communities, only 41% are satisfied with the state’s recovery efforts while a decided majority (54%) are dissatisfied. In the […]

  • The Politics Of Disaster Relief

    By Art Gallagher | When disaster hits, natural or man made, Americans put aside their differences and come together to handle the emergency. We saw it with 9-11. Most recently in New Jersey we saw it with Superstorm Sandy. Once the emergency is over and the federal money is flowing, the politics…partisanship and patronage starts.  We saw […]

  • Job Priorities

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie returned to Sandy-flooded Sayreville on Thursday to field residents questions, concerns, and even one survivor’s words of gratitude: Notably absent? John Wisniewski, chairman of the Bridgegate SCI who hails from (and represents) Sayreville.