NJ’s Awash in Federal Sandy Aid, But Funds Just Trickle Out of DCA’s Spigot

NJ’s Awash in Federal Sandy Aid, But Funds Just Trickle Out of DCA’s Spigot (via NJSpotlight)

More than 15 months after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey has approved awarding little more than a quarter of the money available from the largest housing assistance program it established to help those most affected by the hurricane, and has actually…

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Posted: February 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Botched Process Denied Thousands of NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief

Botched Process Denied Thousands of NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief (via NJSpotlight)

Three-quarters of all those who appealed denial of federal Sandy aid from two popular housing assistance programs administered by the state of New Jersey wound up winning their appeals, raising new questions about the distribution of the funds. As a…

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Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie In Keansburg On Tuesday To Announce New Sandy Relief Funding

New Point Comfort Fire CompanyGovernor Chris Christie , Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable and Department of Environment Protection Commissioner Robert Martin will be in Keansburg to speak about  the $1.4 billion “Second Round” of Superstorm Sandy Relief Funding on Tuesday, February 4 at 3PM.

The event will take place at the New Point Comfort Fire Company, 192 Carr Ave.  Doors open at 2:30.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guadagno Denies Zimmer’s Allegations

This morning in Union Beach, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno strongly denied Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations that Sandy relief funds for the city were contingent upon the approval of a proposed Rockefeller Group development.  Zimmer made her allegations Saturday morning on MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki.

Speaking at the Union Beach Firehouse on Poole Ave, at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr Day, Guadagno prefaced her remarks by saying she would not be taking  questions at the end of her statement. “As you know, there are ongoing investigations. I’m sure all the fact will come out at the appropriate time.”

 

Guadagno said:

“Mayor Zimmer’s version of our conversation in May or 2013 is not only false, but is illogical and does not withstand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined.  Any suggestion that Sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in New Jersey is completely false.

Standing in Union Beach, as we are today, with some of the mayors whose towns were devastated by Sandy, and also, being a Sandy victim myself, makes the mayor’s allegations particularly offensive to me.

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Posted: January 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »