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NJ Today  |  November 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The purpose of the money raised is to assist hurricane victims beyond the money they receive from insurance and FEMA. VIDEO
Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed "The People's Beach," is now a massive short dump. Photo courtesy of the DSNY.
Georgia Kral  |  November 19, 2012 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates 3.6 million cubic yards of debris will ultimately be carted out of NYC.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
Members of the New York State Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. At the end of the legislative year, the Senate and Assembly approved Cuomo's teacher evaluation plan. AP/Hans Pennink
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2012 3:39 PM | Comments
Lessening the impact of storms has diverted attention from campaign financing, the minimum wage and marijuana possession laws.
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.VIDEO
The share of total income going to the top 1 percent in NYS and NYC rose sharply between 1980 and 2010. (2011 and 2012 projected.) Graph courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Georgia Kral  |  November 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Fiscal Policy Institute's report shows the gap between the city's and state's rich and poor has been a trend since the 1970s.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments
FEMA has said the most common need in Jersey City is housing for the large number of displaced victims.VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron.VIDEO
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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
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