Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Costs are primarily related to debris clean up following Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, three grants totalling more than $9.2 million were approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help cover the cost of public assistance and debris removal related to Hurricane Sandy. The funding will be used to reimburse a significant percentage of costs incurred by Belmar and Marlboro Township as well as the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. According to a release from Sen. Frank Lautenberg's office Wednesday afternoon, Belmar will receive $4,062,468 for emergency debris removal to clear roadways for emergency vehicles in the aftermath of Sandy. The total cost of the shore town's public assistance project was $5.4 million. Marlboro is slated to receive $1,665,172 for its approximately $2.2 million …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Extension announced by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
New charities and established organizations raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief and required to register under the state's Charities Registration and Investigation Act have been granted a filing deadline extension, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday. The extension is for charities, fundraisers, and fund-raising organizations who are subject to the registration and reporting requirements of the CRI Act and located in Sandy-affected areas, according to a release. Those organizations with filings due between Oct. 27 and Jan. 31, 2013, have been granted an extension to Feb. 1, 2013. According to the release, the extensions granted follow the same rules as the Hurricane Sandy extensions granted by the Internal …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
At Chris Christie's first town hall meeting since Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey governor promises to put politics aside.
Beyond New Jersey’s borders, Gov. Chris Christie’s post-Hurricane Sandy motives have been a topic of debate. His embrace of President Barack Obama following his arrival in New Jersey after the storm drew jeers from hardline Republicans concerned with the image it would present so close to the election. Some on the left have even intimated that the handshake, delivered soon after New Jersey was hit by the most devastating storm in its history, and as millions of residents remained without power, was a calculated move on Christie’s part that could lead to him throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. None of it matters, Christie said to a standing room only audience at Belmar’s municipal …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The lineup for tonight's 12-12-12 concert features Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The Who, Kanye West, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi and more.
One of the most prestigious pop music lineups ever assembled is slated to perform for a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Called the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, the long-sold out benefit show features a lineup that includes Jersey Shore rock stalwarts Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which has distributed approximately $10.5 million in grants to more than 100 different Hurricane Sandy-related groups. Springsteen and Bon Jovi are being joined by Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, the Who, Paul …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Drive will take place both Sunday and Monday.
Red Bank Regional High School teachers, administrators and students have organized a donation drive to assist those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, RBR teacher Cassandra Dorn said in an email. The donation drive will take place Sunday and Monday at the Salvation Army building at 180 Newman Springs Rd. Organizers are asking for donations such as bottled water, non-perishable food items, new sheets and blankets, new or gently used clothing, and toiletries. Donations efforts are concentrated on helping students who come from Union Beach and were hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy, Dorn wrote. RBR will accept donations at the Salvation Army bulding Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.