With mounting evidence that hundreds of families in New Jersey and New York had their Superstorm Sandy insurance claims denied because of fraud, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with New York Sens. Kristen Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are calling on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to hold Congressional oversight hearings to get to the bottom of the situat
An insurance inspection report on Superstorm Sandy damage to a New Jersey couple's home was extensively rewritten at the engineeering firm's home office, overturning hours of on-site examination in 48 minutes and reversing findings that had supported their claim for coverage.
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...
It all started only two days after Superstorm Sandy - I got a text message from a friend with a picture of a heartwrenching note. It was written by a victim of Sandy, only known as "Mike". From reading the note, it looked like Mike hadn't survived. It was literally his goodbye message to his father and the world. And then things got really dramatic.
It was one of the most poignant and memorable stories to come in the wake of Hurricane Sandy - the story of Mike Iann, the "Miracle Survivor". We were the first to bring you the original story of Mike, and the note that he left to say goodbye when he thought that the storm would overpower him. Coming up next week, his story will be the focus of a TV special.
Hurricane Sandy blew through Ocean County 16 months ago. While our stories may not be in the news as much as they were before, those of us who are here every day know that there are still raw, open wounds from the disaster.