STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.
TRENTON — Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property.
FAIR HAVEN– Kick Dance Studios invite families from across Monmouth County to attend “Kick for a Cause” on Sunday, March 10, with performances at 12:30-2:00 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Two River Theater at 21 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank.
TRENTON – Disaster recovery centers in New Jersey will close for Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 18. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach and business recovery centers also will be closed. The centers will resume normal hours Tuesday, Feb. 19.
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated large parts of New Jersey, nearly three-quarters of residents say that life is not yet back to normal. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 77 percent call the storm a “transformative event.
HILLSBOROUGH – The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) Animal Hall of Fame Committee has selected five dogs, one cat, one horse, and two animal welfare advocates for induction into the 18th Annual NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame.
STATE – Hurricane Sandy survivors will continue to be served when the Long Branch and Sayreville Disaster Recovery Centers become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers on Monday, Feb. 11. The SBA Centers will remain at the current locations and continue the same operating hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— New Jersey will receive $1.8 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to begin assisting the families, businesses, and municipalities in the areas most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, the state’s U.S. senators announced.