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Ali Winston for City Limits  |  December 7, 2012 11:35 AM | Comments
The city's evacuation zone maps used 2003 data and scientists also made Sandy storm-surge predictions that were dwarfed by the actual outcome.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  December 7, 2012 10:36 AM | 1 Comment
Media at the dispensary in Montclair outnumbered the 20 patients who had an appointment on opening day.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:54 PM | Comments
The hurricane relief fund, to supplement expenses not covered by FEMA or insurance, has raised more than $18 million.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:51 PM | Comments
FEMA's deputy federal coordinating officer speaks about FEMA's work in New York City and warns homeowners about scams.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:50 PM | Comments
MetroFocus updates reports on two families' struggle to recover from flooding and mold damage.VIDEO
As part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, states must propose a plan for a state-run insurance marketplace, or opt-out of controlling it in-state, thus yielding to federal control. AP /Jacquelyn Martin (File Photo)
Georgia Kral for MetroFocus and Michelle Sartor for NJ Today  |  December 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: December 6, 2012 1:30PM | Comments
New York and Connecticut have set up health exchanges and are waiting for approval. But in New Jersey, a state with a Republican governor, the exchange is not a sure thing.
Jersey Shore towns were ripped apart by the storm. NJToday and MetroFocus reported on Belmar and Neptune on Nov. 8, 2012.
NJ Today  |  November 29, 2012 6:15 PM | Comments
FEMA says it has sufficient funds to take care of the needs of the Garden State and so far, a quarter of a billion dollars has been granted to individual families.VIDEO
Kevin Barry of Grandma's Kitchen stands in front of a sign taped in the front window, which tells anyone passing by - and Sandy - that Grandma's will return. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 27 Comments
In Lower Manhattan, even the businesses that have re-opened are hurting.
Proposed New York Wheel and development courtesy of the mayor's office and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  November 27, 2012 10:43 AM | 2 Comments
After Sandy, residents doubt the wisdom of building world's largest Ferris Wheel on the North Shore.
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but Sandy and undecided political leadership in the Senate has thrown that into question. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette.
David Howard King and Kamelia Kilawan for Gotham Gazette  |  November 26, 2012 11:46 AM | Comments
Minimum wage was supposed to be on the legislative agenda this winter, but many lawmakers are now focused on recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
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