State News

FEMA Announces Temporary Housing Rental Assistance Increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of ongoing efforts to ensure families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy get the support they need, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the agency is increasing the amount of rental assistance that it may provide eligible disaster survivors in New York and New Jersey. The rental amount, based on existing HUD Fair Market Rates (FMR) for fiscal 2013, is being increased by an additional 25 percent.

Meadowlands/Weehawken Ferry Offers Commuters Another Option To Reach Manhattan

TRENTON – NJ Transit and NY Waterway are offering another Trans-Hudson option for New Jersey residents to help them through the effects of Hurricane Sandy. On Thursday, Nov. 8, a free weekday emergency shuttle bus shuttle-ferry service will operate between the Meadowlands Park & Ride, Weehawken Ferry Terminal and Pier 79 at West 39th Street in Manhattan.

Election Results

STATE – As expected, President Barack Obama carried New Jersey on Election Day. What was in doubt was whether the president could overcome the fractured political climate and defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the nationwide race.