New Jersey

Recovery Comes Hard on the Jersey Shore

A year after Sandy, the fortunate ones have rebuilt. But for many, the future is a hard road home. More

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Some Homeowners At Odds With Contractors Over Sandy Rebuilding Work

In any major disaster, some repair and rebuilding jobs result in disputes. Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey is no exception. More

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In Sandy’S Aftermath, North Jersey Towns Grapple With Abandoned House Problem

In towns on the New Jersey shore, hundreds of damaged or ruined houses haven’t been repaired, or even touched. New Jersey towns are pondering how to respond. More

Jersey Boardwalk Fire Cause Still a Mystery

Who owned the wires that sparked last month’s fire on the New Jersey boardwalk? Nobody knows. More

Building Codes and Red Tape

Contractors are required to follow permitting rules that should be black and white but are often gray More

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Sandy-Damaged Wiring Caused Boardwalk Fire

The fire that wreaked havoc on a section of New Jersey boardwalk was sparked by... More

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For Firefighters, Solar Panels Are A New Type Of Trouble

Fire crews are reporting trouble with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels: in building fires, they block access and create a shock hazard. More

Dune-Building Squabbles Continue on the Jersey Shore

Holdouts who won’t sign easements allowing the government to build protective sand dunes on the Jersey shore are coming in for criticism and pressure from neighbors. More

Post-Sandy Property Tax Bump Averted (For Now)

Federal aid has allowed local governments to hold off on a feared tax hike for towns whose tax base was hammered by Sandy. More

Mold Problem Dogs Jersey Shore

Soaked by Sandy, houses on the New Jersey shore show the effects of saturation —... More

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