Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sand relief package passed by Congress in January could fund large-scale projects, said Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
The low-lying residential and commercial areas in the Port Monmouth could be protected from flood through levees, floodwalls, dunes and beach renourishment as part of an upcoming large-scale beach replenishment project, according to Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06). Also addressed will be Keansburg's damaged 40-year old floodgates and beach replenishment from Sandy Hook to the Barnegat Inlet. Pallone announced Tuesday that the Monmouth County projects are the first of several initial large-scale projects he expects to be completed to restore damage to the Jersey Shore caused by Superstorm Sandy, according to his analysis of the provisions of the Sandy relief package passed by Congress in January. “I have fought for these projects for…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Part of the first round of transportation funding from the $60.2 billion Hurricane Sandy Relief package.
Tuesday, February 12
Sandy Hook will get $3.530 million in federal funds to make repairs to badly damaged roads in the Gateway National Recreation Area, in the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid. In addition, the Edwin J. Forsyth National Wildlife Refuge in Atlantic County will receive $1.25 million for storm-damaged roadway repair. U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced the funding to repair and rebuild roads, as part of a $4.75 million in federal aid provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Relief and Federally Owned Roads Program. Sandy Hook, a peninsula surrounded on either site by the Atlantic Ocean and the Raritan Bay, sustained significant damage during the October 29, 2012 storm. A popular…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
At Chris Christie's first town hall meeting since Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey governor promises to put politics aside.
Beyond New Jersey’s borders, Gov. Chris Christie’s post-Hurricane Sandy motives have been a topic of debate. His embrace of President Barack Obama following his arrival in New Jersey after the storm drew jeers from hardline Republicans concerned with the image it would present so close to the election. Some on the left have even intimated that the handshake, delivered soon after New Jersey was hit by the most devastating storm in its history, and as millions of residents remained without power, was a calculated move on Christie’s part that could lead to him throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. None of it matters, Christie said to a standing room only audience at Belmar’s municipal …