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VIDEO: Christie swipes at Texas ‘hypocrites’ over disaster aid. But were they?

Twenty Texas representatives opposed the Sandy aid package a few years back; no one should be surprised that that decision elicited a strong response from Chris Christie on Monday as Harvey continued to pound the Houston region: But will a future Harvey bill contain the same level of pork barrel spending that characterized the Sandy […]

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FACT CHECK: No, There Isn’t Evidence Supporting Climate Change’s Role in Hurricane Sandy

For the second debate in a row last Thursday, Save Jerseyans, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, preemptively positioning herself to the Left in anticipation of a blue state general election contest with Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs), said some things with which your Blogger-in-Chief feels compelled to take issue. [Remember: this isn’t a “GOP” blog. We’re here […]

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Lawmakers want to know why cost of disasters like Sandy is skyrocketing

WASHINGTON — Legislation to renew operations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency through 2020 would require a study of why disaster costs continue to rise and what can be done about it. The bill was introduced Friday by the leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the chairs of the subcommittees that oversees […]


MacArthur touts strong Sandy advocacy record in new TV ad

Tom MacArthur emerged as one of the top Sandy watchdogs throughout his first term in office, Save Jerseyans, working closely with impacted residents in the fight against red tape, incompetence and, in some cases, naked corruption in both Trenton and Washington, D.C. The freshman Republican Congressman, whose sprawling 3rd district takes in most of Ocean […]

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POLL: 4 years later, how would you grade New Jersey’s Sandy response?

New Jersey had a very unusual Halloween four years ago, Save Jerseyans. Governor Chris Christie, at the height of his popularity, suspended the holiday and postponed trick-or-treating in light of the widespread devastation inflicted by Hurricane Sandy throughout New Jersey’s coastal and Northeastern regions. Much has changed since then. For many residents, not enough has […]

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Bamboozled: Sandy scammer loses again, but he’s still in business

A man accused of trying to defraud New Jerseyans in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has lost his appeal of a case brought against him by the state’s attorney general in 2012. William “Bill” Loiry, a self-proclaimed “philanthropist/entrepreneur,” has made a career of sponsoring for-profit reconstruction conferences in disaster areas. After Sandy hit New Jersey, […]


How developers, not storm victims, cashed in on $600M Sandy fund

A state program to lend more than $400 million in taxpayer dollars to replenish affordable housing lost during Hurricane Sandy so far has assisted fewer than two dozen victims of the storm, state statistics show. The Fund for Restoration of Multifamily Housing began disbursing zero- and low-interest loans in 2014 in the nine counties most […]


CD3 candidates converge in Brick for very different evenings

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Democrats aren’t fighting particularly hard in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District this year, Save Jerseyans, but the freshman incumbent isn’t taking anything for granted. Here the latest:  At the end of last week, Rep. Tom McArthur (R) spent his Thursday evening in Brick (Ocean County) with Stop FEMA Now, a robust organization spearheaded […]


VIDEO: Christie talks blizzard aftermath (and accuses Rubio of immaturity) before returning to N.H.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He’ll be back in New Hampshire on Monday for a 12:30 p.m. town hall in Portsmouth, Save Jersey, but Governor Chris Christie was still in New Jersey on Sunday morning to talk about the aftermath of the blizzard (and plenty of presidential politics) with CNN’s Jake Tapper… […]

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New Jerseyans get the federal aid they vote for. Not a penny more (or less).

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog NJ Spotlight’s recent article, titled “Why New Jersey Got Billions Less Than New York in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy,” got my wheels turning and I settled on my own answer, Save Jerseyans: Citizens permitted it. Regular Save Jersey readers already know many of the details. For […]

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Federal flood insurance reformer quits

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Brad J. Kieserman, the federal official assigned to reform the National Flood Insurance Plan and to re-open thousands of Superstorm Sandy related claims amid allegations that thousands of homeowners were short changed, has resigned his post in order to take a job at the Red Cross, according to a report […]


Kean Sr. unplugged: Christie ‘should consider a late-night comedy show’

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Anyone who things the Christie-Kean rift is scabbed over and healing up didn’t catch today’s Washington Post, Save Jerseyans. It’s old news that the nationally-influential former Governor Tom Kean, Sr. disowned his former mentee after Chris Christie blessed a failed coup d’état aimed at removing Tom Kean Jr. from his […]

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Charges still forthcoming, FEMA watchdog group rallies to defend Menendez

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I suppose you could say the same of some of our contributors’ calls for Hudson Bob’s resignation, Save Jerseyans, but until we know what he’s even charged with, isn’t it a bit premature to rally in his defense? Maybe not. Stop FEMA Now, a leading social media-driven […]

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N.J. Court rules Sandy ‘storm surge’ damage not limited by insurance policy flood language

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We got a ruling this week from Essex County Superior Court Judge Thomas Vena, Save Jerseyans, one pertaining to insurance coverage in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath that’s certain to raise eyebrows.  “In sum, the applicable language of PSEG’s policy, canons of contract interpretation, the extrinsic evidence proffered by […]

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Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long will be unopposed for re-election

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long is poised to lead the tiny coastal borough’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy for another four years. Long, an Independent, will file her nominating petitions this week, over two months before they are due for Independent candidates.  Both the Democratic and Republican municipal chairs  have said […]