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Feds investigate Gov. Chris Christie over Hurricane Sandy funds

Trenton - Just days after defending himself in a scandal over the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie now faces an investigation into the use of federal aid meant to assist with relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 5 comments

Another Superstorm Sandy is unlikely

Research suggests that the unusual atmospheric circumstances that allowed Hurricane Sandy to slam directly into New Jersey could become even rarer in the future.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

NJ Gov. Christie calls Small Business Administration a 'disaster'

New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie is not happy with the response of the Small Business Administration in the Sandy aftermath and is making no secret about his feelings. In a speech this week, the N.J. governor called the agency a "disaster."
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca

Sandy victims being charged for water they are not using

Residents, of Staten Island, whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy say that the city is charging them hundreds of dollars for water they have not used ever since the storm.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Spring Lake rebuilds a boardwalk Special

Spring Lake - Despite the recent Stronger Than The Storm advertising campaign in support of the Jersey shore's resilience in the face of Hurricane Sandy, the Spring Lake area is still weathering the damage.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

The U.S. has to get used to extreme weather warn scientists

Boston - Scientists meeting at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the Texas drought are here to stay.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Economic contraction shadows Obama's reelection

Washington - While the Obama administration touts gun control and seeks to relax immigration laws, the U.S. economy recorded its first contraction of economic growth in over three years.
In the Media by Larry Clifton

Staten Island looters stealing hurricane Sandy recovery items

Staten Island - Looters are stealing items from a Staten Island church meant for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The items include both food and non-perishable goods.
In the Media by Angela Harris - 2 comments

NJ Gov. Chris Christie renews demand of money for Sandy relief

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie renewed his call to Congress asking them to pass the relief package for Superstorm Sandy.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Gerritsen Beach residents ask for winterized FEMA trailers

New York - A petition is being addressed to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and FEMA Coordinator Mike Byrne, asking them to please send unused and winterized trailers to the residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who are still homeless from Hurricane Sandy.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 14 comments

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 8 comments

Sandy Hook labeled in Batman film, conspiracies light up Internet

Sandy Hook - Since last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the conspiracies have already lit up. The latest one theorizes that the filmmakers behind "The Dark Knight Rises" foresaw the shooting, which is referenced in one scene.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 18 comments

Video: D15 — Sandy survivors' day of action in Rockaways, NY

New York - Residents of Rockaways joined together with Occupy Sandy on December 15, marching the streets and demanding that the government do something to help rebuild the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

FEMA has up to 1000 trailers — why not give to Sandy victims?

New York - Around 11,000 families still have nowhere to live following Hurricane Sandy. With freezing temperatures coming, victims want to know why FEMA is not supplying housing, when they have hundreds of winter-ready trailers parked and standing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Whitney Houston heads top six US searches on Google for 2012

Trillions of searches were performed on the Google search engine this year. Now Google is letting us know the top six search terms across the USA for 2012.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Taco Bell to give free tacos to residents in US northeast region

Irvine - Taco Bell will give a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers at Hurricane Sandy-affected franchises in the northeast region. The offer is only good today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

NYPD and Occupy worked well together after Sandy

New York - Despite problems in the past between the NYPD and the Occupy movement, officers with the New York Police Department are crediting Occupy Wall Street members for helping curb crime in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

'Secret Santa' gives away $100 bills in Sandy-battered areas

Santa has arrived early this year in some areas in New York and New Jersey that had been battered severely by Superstorm Sandy. An anonymous businessman has been giving out $100 bills to people.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Sandy victims return from Thanksgiving holiday; find homes looted

Breezy Point - Many tri-state area residents experienced tremendous hardship after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. If the injury hadn't been damaging enough, now some residents are dealing with looters.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

50 Cent & Birdman help feed the hungry

Hip-Hop moguls 50 Cent and Birdman took some time out of their busy schedules to serve Thanksgiving meals to people in need in their respective communities.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Rising global sea levels – upward trend resumes, reports NASA

In a study issued today, NASA has reported that global sea levels have resumed their long term upward trend after a blip in 2010/11. The study was based on multi-sourced data from NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Small town makes huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Special

Port Huron - This is a story about of small community's effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy by gathering goods and raising funds to deliver those goods to the affected areas.
Digital Journal Report by Roger Fleury Jr - 1 comment

Pot dealer donates sales proceeds to Hurricane Sandy victims

Rockaway Park - A New York drug dealer is "giving back" to the community, donating the proceeds of his sales to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Dozens of WW II-era love letters soaked by Sandy are preserved

A stack of World War II era love letters written by a New Jersey woman to her boyfriend washed up on shore after Superstorm Sandy tore through the northeast. Another family is carefully preserving old WWII-era letters they found during flooding.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

NY attorney files lawsuit over Long Island power failures

Long Island City - A Long Island attorney has initiated a class action lawsuit on behalf of Long Island residents, many of who are still without power over two weeks since Hurricane Sandy swept through the northeast.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Sandy volunteer suffers broken face bones at hand of irate local

Hempstead - A volunteer lineman from Florida who traveled to New York to help get the lights back on after superstorm Sandy had his lights punched out by an irate assailant who cold-cocked him, breaking his jaw and cheek bones and sending him to the hospital.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Philadelphia to NYC Marathon Runners: Join our marathon!

Philadelphia - Hurricane Sandy had forced the NYC Marathon to be canceled; but, displaced runners have another chance courtesy of the Philadelphia Marathon organizers.
In the Media by Can Tran
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The NBC telethon to raise funds for the American Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy
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The NBC telethon to raise funds for the American Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy has already done severe damage at Guantánamo Bay  Cuba  but now  thanks to gays  it...
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Hurricane Sandy has already done severe damage at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, but now, thanks to gays, it’s about to hit the US, says Christian preacher John McTernan
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Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
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Occupy Sandy organizer Diego Ibañez in Far Rockaway
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Fire destroys several homes in one New York neighborhood.
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Fire destroys several homes in one New York neighborhood.
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Mayor Booker talks to residents after he invited them to his home after Hurricane Sandy.
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Mayor Booker talks to residents after he invited them to his home after Hurricane Sandy.
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Hurricane Sandy from space
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Hurricane Sandy from space
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A Police Officer assists motorists in New Jersey as they wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy...
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A Police Officer assists motorists in New Jersey as they wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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This Fishkill  N.Y. parking lot was filled with various utility trucks on Monday as they appeared to...
This Fishkill, N.Y. parking lot was filled with various utility trucks on Monday as they appeared to be mobilizing.
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Google s crisis map of Hurricane Sandy
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Google's crisis map of Hurricane Sandy
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This reporter was unable to get a count, but it appeared at least a couple of dozen utility trucks were traveling east
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This is what we have dealt with since early Saturday morning  10/27/12.
This is what we have dealt with since early Saturday morning, 10/27/12.
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Boat dock on the Hudson River.
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Boat dock on the Hudson River.
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Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
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Occupy Sandy Relief NYC
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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One New Jersey community destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
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One New Jersey community destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
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Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road s West Side Yard. All trains had been removed from th...
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Flood waters entered the Long Island Rail Road's West Side Yard. All trains had been removed from the yard prior to the arrival of the storm.
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Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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Motorists in New Jersey wait in line for fuel after Hurricane Sandy.
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Peak wind gust forecast for Hurricane Sandy
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Peak wind gust forecast for Hurricane Sandy
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