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Local landscaper Jumps in to Help Revive Certified National Wildlife ...

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. September 12, 2014 The Butterfly Garden at Grover Cleveland Middle School , Caldwell, got more than a little help from a friend this August when alumna Kevin Macken answered a plea for help from seventh grade science teacher and environmental club advisor Jane Kinkle. The garden, a certified National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat once used for outdoor classes and special drama performances, served as the environmental club's learning center.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

R Train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn resumes Monday morning

Regular R subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan will resume Monday after a year of construction repairing the damaging effects Hurricane Sandy had on the subway tunnel. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Sunday afternoon during a press conference at the Whitehall Street Subway Station in downtown Manhattan.


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The Jersey Journal

Photos: Seaside Heights clown parade brings music, cheers to the boardwalk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Dozens of clowns, young and old, happy and sad, took to the boardwalk Sunday for a clown parade. Approximately 50 clowns joined in - about the same number as prior years, according to Leo Desilets, one of the staff members at Clownfest "It's a beautiful day here," he said, adding that the event typically draws around 15,000 spectators but did not yet know how many attended this year.


Related Topix: Seaside Heights, NJ, Hurricane, Weather, Lavallette, NJ

WLNE-TV Providence

Westerly man pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Donald S. Gingerella, 53, admitted to the court that he applied for and collected a total of $82,346 in public assistance payments based on fraudulent statements. He received payments from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training , the Social Security Administration , and the Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program .


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The Hill

Bermuda is an ally, not a tax haven

As a small island nation, with a vibrant insurance sector and relatively low tax rates, Bermuda can be a target for political leaders and pundits in the United States. But history shows that our nations are natural friends, allies and economic partners.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Feds seek to recover improper Sandy aid

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate testified on Staten Island in 2013 before a U.S. Senate panel looking into the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Not only did the Hurricane Sandy crisis often bring out the best in people on Staten Island and elsewhere.


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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Emergency Service organizations open doors to visitors

Chambersburg Police Cpl. Michael Taylor gets kisses from Rownan at the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services open house.


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Deseret News

9/11 spawned hundreds of charities. Here are the ones that are left

Disasters create lots of good intentions - but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.


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Cabaero: Two kinds of typhoon survivors

Survivors of super storm Sandy that hit eastern United States in 2012 have a unique problem. How to repay their government for the excess money they got as disaster aid.


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Auto, roof repairs continue months after massive hailstorm

It's been months since a destructive hail storm rocked parts of Berks County, and even now, repair shops and businesses are still backlogged, trying to manage all of the damage. "Talking to other contractors, everybody is in the same boat, where we're trying to get as much as we can done and service our clients in the best manner we can," he said.


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Funding for AmeriCorps service program falls short

The White House celebration of the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program Friday seemed the perfect photo-op to mark a rare act of bipartisanship. A brilliant sun shone on the White House lawn, a military band played, and hundreds of young volunteers applauded as President Obama hailed what's known as the domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps.


Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Hurricane, Weather

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Delta Spirit Announce New Album 'Into The Wide' Out In The Uk 3rd November 2014

Delta Spirit's eagerly anticipated new album 'Into the Wide' will be released in the UK on 3rd Nov 2014. The album is receiving early critical acclaim from Stereogum, who praises its "sleek, metropolitan roots rock," while Esquire notes the record contains, "some of the most stunning songs of their career to date," 'Into the Wide', Delta Spirit's fourth record, was born in a windowless Brooklyn studio the band built and subsequently rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy.


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The Jersey Journal

For kitschy Seaside Heights, clowns represent a return to normal after fire, Sandy

Gerry McCart of Wanaque was relaxing in the living room of a Seaside Heights rental home early Friday when he caught a glimpse of something startling out of the window, a shock of wild orange hair. McCart moved to the window for a closer look and found himself gazing at a clown striding down an empty street towards the beach.


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Pricey Beach Bathrooms Set to Be Installed After Delay of More Than a Year

The moving process for the two pricey shacks - which were watched by a private security guard for more than a year as they languished behind the fence of an empty lot - begins Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., according to the Parks Department.


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Morristown Green

Morristown art show tries to put back the pieces after Sandy

This work, 'Squared Off,' 2014, contains pieces of artist Laura Petrovich Cheney's parents' destroyed Shore home. Photo by Kevin Coughlin Yet more often than not, according to the artists, survivors of Superstorm Sandy were eager to hand over the wreckage of their once-bucolic Shore homes.


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Learn How to Prepare for Another Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook this Saturday

Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy submerged the neighborhood and left residents stranded without heat or electricity, the community is not taking any chances on the next deadly disaster. A coalition of seven nonprofit organizations has been working on a plan to make sure "that Red Hook is better prepared for the next disaster" and residents are aware of resources immediately available to them.


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The Jersey Journal

One year after horrific boardwalk fire, Seaside mayors looking for fresh start

Robert Matthies and Bill Akers, mayors of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, talk about the massive fire that consumed four blocks of their towns a year ago. "Had that wind shifted, then we would have lost our towns," Matthies said as he and Akers walked the boardwalk last week.


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Star News Group

Years in the making, plaza is almost done

The construction aspect of the Squan Plaza renovation project is expected to finally come to a close tomorrow, town officials estimated this week. The renovation project, which was set to start before - but, was subsequently interrupted by - Hurricane Sandy, has been a long time in the making.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014


How Pop Culture Can Help Us (Appropriately) Find Humor In 9/11

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Peter McGraw runs the Humor Research Lab, a group that tries to empirically prove what's funny and what's not. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, his group researched a trend: when is too soon to joke about tragedy? "We found that those jokes started to rise in humor and peaked at about 36 days," McGraw told host Ricky Camilleri in a HuffPost Live conversation Thursday.


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New York Daily News

Gov. Cuomo announces Sea Gate Sandy repairs

Gov. Cuomo announced a $2.8 million plan Thursday to rebuild the Sea Gate beach bulkhead damaged by Hurricane Sandy and protect nearby Coney Island. "Advancing this project will help Sea Gate and Coney Island continue to recover from this storm and help defend against ones in the future," Cuomo said in a statement.


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