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After months of political wrangling and desperate calls from city and state officials to release much-needed federal aid, Congress passed a $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package on Monday, a … more
With the removal of the storm-battered boardwalk nearly complete, the City Council voted 4-0 at its Jan. 22 meeting to hire an engineering firm to oversee the reconstruction of the iconic … more
Just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency was set to end its Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for displaced Hurricane Sandy victims who are staying in hotels, the agency … more
“We can’t live as seniors in a building with no security,” said Annie LaSalle, who lives at 415 National Blvd., a Long Beach Section 8 senior housing building. The six-story apartment … more
House Republicans killed a measure on Tuesday that would have provided New York and New Jersey with billions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief, days after the Senate approved a $60.4 billion … more
Construction crews will begin removing Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk in January, after the 2.2-mile structure was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The city will mark the beginning of the … more
Two weeks after he called on Congress to deliver billions of dollars in federal aid to help New York recover from Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Long Beach and announced that the city … more
Describing the damage from Hurricane Sandy as “overwhelming,” town and county officials called on the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday to “put a shovel in the ground” and move forward with … more
For a guy with an invitation to the White House, Rabbi David Bauman is surprisingly modest. “This is not about me,” he said, “It’s about what happened to this region.” Bauman, of … more
Saying that the city remains vulnerable to future storms like Hurricane Sandy, the City Council unanimously approved a measure at its meeting on Tuesday to revisit a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers … more
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