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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

A collection of news and information related to Hurricane Sandy (2012) published by this site and its partners.

Top Hurricane Sandy (2012) Articles

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  • Community news for Willimantic edition

    Earth Day Fair ASHFORD – The Earth Day Fair, a fundraising event for the birds of prey at the Horizon Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 9 Sand Hill Road, Ashford, will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. This event will features tours...
  • Bon Jovi, charities open hunger center at New Jersey shore

    Rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced plans Tuesday for...
  • Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony

    A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. But decades of pollution, accelerated by rampant development along the bay's shores,...
  • Massive disaster exercise a first for major New Jersey base

    Charlie LaTerra unleashed his search dog and within seconds, the black lab named Friday had scampered over a mound of rubble and located a "survivor" trapped under a slab. LaTerra, a member of New Jersey's urban search and rescue team Task Force 1, was...
  • New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories

    New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership. The new CEO of the Brooklyn-based...
  • Beach widening doesn't always include dunes in New Jersey

    Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront. But not all of the projects will include protective sand dunes that worked so well during Superstorm Sandy, even though many places...
  • Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

    Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on her state ration book and a daily hustle for extra rice or cooking oil. "There's no...
  • Police chokehold death raised during congressional debate

    Congressional candidate Dan Donovan defended his role in the grand jury investigation into the police chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner that resulted in no charges during a televised debate on Tuesday. Donovan, the Staten Island district...
  • New York caps sales tax on yachts to compete with Florida

    New York caps sales tax on yachts to compete with Florida
    New York is capping its sales tax on yachts in a bid to lure back business from Florida and other locales that charge less. But Florida's yacht brokers say they're not worried that the move will cost the Sunshine State much — if anything. That's...
  • Allies of indicted senator Menendez launch defense website

    Allies of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez have launched a coordinated public relations campaign to support him through what is likely to be a long and expensive legal fight over federal corruption charges. Menendez pleaded not guilty Thursday to...
  • What's that smell? Lower Saucon to press DEP to find source of odors

    What's that smell? Lower Saucon to press DEP to find source of odors
    As residents continue to protest a foul odor affecting Steel City and Applebutter Road, Lower Saucon officials are petitioning the state Department of Environmental Protection to determine the source. Many residents believe the smell is emanating from...