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November 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Comments
Post-Sandy topics include continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, the power grid, and tips on how to put traumatic events in perspective for children. VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 3:33 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.VIDEO
A volunteer delivers water to residents in NYCHA's Haber Houses, which are next to the Coney Island boardwalk and are exclusively for senior citizens.
Christina Knight  |  November 8, 2012 8:48 PM | Comments
Hundreds of New Yorkers made their way to Southern Brooklyn this week to help distribute food, water, and information to residents.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NJToday  |  November 8, 2012 8:40 PM | Comments
NJToday takes a look at what towns like Belmar and Neptune are doing to help residents recover from the damage of two storms.VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:19 PM | Comments
Coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath focuses on how the region is coping with the worst storm in its history and moving forward with recovery efforts.VIDEO
The line was long at 5 p.m. at the PS 92 poll site.
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2012 10:50 AM | Comments
While a New York victory for President Obama was expected, the real fights were at the state and local levels.
Ramona Beard and her daughter Ashley Beard, both of Coney Island, voted at a new poll site on Tuesday. Despite recent hardships, they expressed optimism. MetroFocus/Georgia Kral
David King, Kamelia Kilawan and Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 6, 2012 4:29 PM | Comments
With affidavit ballots in place due to the hurricane, some voters won't cast ballots in their districts for local candidates and that could mean the difference in some close races.
In Stony Brook on Long Island, a line of about 100 students wait to cast their vote in the auditorium at Stony Brook University. Many commuter students chose to vote here to save gas, therefore giving up their say in local elections. MetroFocus/Philly Bubaris
Georgia Kral  |  November 6, 2012 12:13 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus provided updates from the polls, reporting on the very act of voting after a natural disaster disrupts life as we know it.
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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
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