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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.
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.
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 .
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.
Chambersburg Police Cpl. Michael Taylor gets kisses from Rownan at the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services open house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:18 am
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