WASHINGTON — U.S. House legislation to help victims of the most recent hurricanes also would help some of those who suffered losses under Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane relief bill, which awaits Senate passage, would limit to three years the time the Federal Emergency Management Agency can demand repayments from disaster victims. Thousands of letters have been… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 25th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Congress, FEMA, Monmouth County News | Tags: Congress, Congressman Tom MacArthur, FEMA, House of Representatives, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Freeholder Director Lillian Burry Encourages Monmouth County Residents To Support Hurricane Harvey Victims
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry issued the following statement today encouraging residents of Monmouth County to support the residents of Texas and Louisiana who are suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey:
“On behalf of Board of Chosen Freeholders, I offer our heartfelt sympathies to the residents of Houston and the numerous surrounding communities who are suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Just five short years ago, Superstorm Sandy ravaged our beautiful Monmouth County shoreline, thrusting our residents into a battle against Mother Nature and a complex and burdensome Federal aid and flood insurance system. Our communities are resilient and through hard work and perseverance our Jersey Shore has come back better than ever. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 30th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Houston, Hurricane Harvey, Louisiana, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy, Texas | Comments Off on Freeholder Director Lillian Burry Encourages Monmouth County Residents To Support Hurricane Harvey Victims
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Legislature honored Bob Burlew, the recently retired code enforcement and construction official for Union Beach and Keyport, at the Freeholders regular meeting which was held in Union Beach last evening.
Burlew is a real life hero to thousands of Bayshore residents who suffered devastating losses in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. His compassion, commitment and encyclopedic knowledge of the government’s byzantine recovery regulations has eased the burden for many throughout the years long rebuilding process.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Bob Burlew, Councilman Charlie Cocuzza, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Mayor Paul Smith, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | 1 Comment »
Maggie Moran, the only Democrat political consultant/campaign manager to lose a statewide race in New Jersey in the last twenty years and the wife of Monmouth County freeholder candidate, Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty, denies that she did work for AshBritt Inc. during the aftermath in Superstorm Sandy, as has been reported by MoreMonmouthMusings and many other publications.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Angelo J. Genova, AshBrit, AshBritt, AshBritt-Conti, Belmar, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Genova Burns, Lawless Matt Doherty, Maggie Moran, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | 3 Comments »
Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan announced on facebook last night that he will not seek a third term.
Thank you to so many people for encouraging me to run for a third term as mayor. The past six years have been tough with Irene, Sandy, and all the other set backs. Last year was the toughest with my own personal health issues. Those that are closest to me know I have truly enjoyed being an elected official for the past ten years. I am honored and humbled to have been able to serve the town and all its people. I made some mistakes but tried my best to always do the right thing. My role as a father and husband has to come first. For this reason I will not be a candidate for mayor this November and will serve out my current term. I want to thank all the great borough professionals, past and present I have had the pleasure of working with. The many council people and Mayor’s who I may have had my differences with but at the end of the day I think we knew our common goal was the advancement of the town. Special thanks to my wife and soulmate Lori Ann. You have stood by me through thick and thin and I love you forever.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Nolan, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: Frank Nolan, Highlands, Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry, Superstorm Sandy | 3 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) introduced legislation yesterday that, if enacted, would allow Superstorm Sandy victims who borrowed from the Small Business Administration to fund the rebuilding to their homes and businesses to repay those loans with the proceeds of grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Equity for Disaster Victims Act, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), would correct a con perpetrated by the government on Sandy victims in the aftermath of the strom and reform the federal government’s disaster relief programs to ensure fairness and flexibility.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, RREM grants, SBA, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
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 affected… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 12th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Fund for Restoration of Multifamily Housing, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on How developers, not storm victims, cashed in on $600M Sandy fund
WASHINGTON — A government watchdog found that Federal Emergency Management Agency did not properly regulate the private companies who provide flood insurance, whose failure to adequate reimburse Hurricane Sandy victims for their losses led to the agency agreeing to reopen thousands of claims. The report by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general said FEMA did… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 16th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, FEMA, Flood Insurance, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — Five people were charged on Thursday with filing falsified applications to get tens of thousands in federal Hurricane Sandy aid, state officials said. The charges bring to 50 the number of people who have been accused by the state Attorney General’s Office since March 2014 of trying to cheat the government out money meant… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, NJ Attorney General's Office, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on 5 charged with stealing Hurricane Sandy funds
When we first met Joseph Ready, his Sandy-wrecked home in Union Beach was jacked 20 feet in the air, uninhabitable for his family, but open to feral cats and vandals. The cats left bird carcasses on his floors and the vandals clogged the toilet. He was living in a FEMA trailer, paying $850 a month in… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Joseph Ready, Monmouth County News, RREM, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Comments Off on Christie’s back home, Sandy victims are not | Di Ionno