Rosetta Key is a News Anchor and Reporter for Townsquare Media's Ocean/Monmouth County Bureau. She's covered news in New Jersey for over 15 years and is the winner of the 2007 and 2008 New Jersey Associated Press Broadcaster's Association Award for Best News Series.
Sweeping Reforms are Coming to the National Flood Insurance Program
New Jersey U.S. Senator Bob Menendez meets with Superstorm Sandy victims today in a press conference to outline new measures aimed at cleaning up the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Menendez said he's gotten assurances from FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman that they will collect and make available to every policy holder all alterations of engineering reports...
MacArthur Alleges FEMA’s Complicity with Insurance Companies
Listen to Entire Interview A bold and surprising assertion about The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from New Jersey's 3rd District (R) Congressman Tom MacArthur. The freshman representative, who's made his fortune in the insurance industry, alleges that FEMA wasn't a hapless government agency that stood idly by while observing the "big bad" insurance companies taking advantag
New State Program Helps Sandy Homeowners Pay Rent
Financial help will soon be available for families paying rent while waiting for the rebuilding or elevation of their Sandy damaged homes. According to nj.com, a new program announced by the state today will offer homeowners up to $825 dollars a month for up to three months to help cover the cost of temporary housing...
FEMA Flood Map Open Houses Bring Clarity to Ocean County
Some happiness, some disappointment but most of all clarity, is what the nearly 150 people who attended the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Open House felt after reviewing their preliminary Flood Hazard Maps at the Ocean County Administration Building's Cafeteria last night...
Superstorm Sandy Still Fills the Agenda of Toms River’s Mayor
Superstorm Sandy may have occurred two and a half years ago but it continues to dominate the efforts of local shore area officials. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Superstorm Sandy directly impacted everything Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher spoke about...
Ocean Grove Wins Another Round of Federal Funding
After at first being denied federal aid, a historic Monmouth County religious enclave will be getting additional funding to repair its Sandy-battered boardwalk.
A Push for Federal Investigation of Sandy Claims
State lawmakers are hoping to get Congress and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate Superstorm Sandy related insurance claims. Shore 10th district lawmakers State Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin introduced resolutions requesting Congress to conduct a probe and hearing to determine if flood insurance companies are revising engineering reports to den
Recovery Help Available
Two years after Sandy, Disaster Case Managers continue to work behind the scenes to help restore the lives disrupted by the Superstorm.
Cautious Optimism for Tourism
Efforts to make the Jersey shore more of a year-round destination appear to be working. "You know, there are things to do every single weekend," said Robert Hilton, Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitor's Bureau (JSCVB). He...
A Much Needed Cash Infusion
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) distributes about half of the $5-million dollars it's pledged toward statewide Superstorm recovery efforts so far. The bulk of the funds has primarily gone to assist mental health programs that have been helping storm-affected families...