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NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Stop JCP&L Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, feels Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) should withdraw their recently submitted request to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for a $31.5 million rate hike in order to cover the costs of Hurricane Irene in September, 2011 and the snowstorm which followed in October that same year.

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Governor Christie announces new guidelines at the Seaside Heights firehouse
Governor Christie announces new guidelines at the Seaside Heights firehouse (The Ocean Signal via Facebook)
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Flood Maps Adopted for Sandy Rebuild [POLL/VIDEO]

New flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month have been adopted by the Christie Administration to jumpstart the Sandy rebuild.

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FEMA following Sandy
Tim Larsen, Governor's Office
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Sandy Recovery Loan Deadline Rapidly Approaching [AUDIO]

If your home or business was directly affected by Superstorm Sandy, then listen up. There are just seven days left to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration Loan.

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Flickr User Amelungc
Flickr User Amelungc
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Shore Towns Consider Sea Walls For Future Storms [AUDIO]

In an effort to protect shore communities from future storms, many are opting in favor of artificially constructed sea walls to act as a buffer.

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NJ Congressman Worried About Potential Shoreline Cuts [AUDIO]

As the Sandy Relief Bill moves closer to materializing, Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) warns cuts to the Regional Ocean Partnerships in the legislation will prove detrimental to the region as it recovers.

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President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office as first lady Michelle Obama holds the bible in the Blue Room of the White House
President Barack Obama (L) takes the oath of office as first lady Michelle Obama holds the bible in the Blue Room of the White House (Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama, Biden Ready For Inaugural Celebration [VIDEO]

His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Christie Says Sandy Aid Will Help Shore Open For Summer [AUDIO]

Governor Christie is optimistic this will be a good summer for the Jersey Shore, but he's asking Garden State residents to continue being patient.

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Ocean Avenue in Cape May is flooded
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Governor Christie Tired Of Waiting On FEMA Flood Maps [AUDIO]

Governor Christie won't be waiting for FEMA to release the final Flood Base Elevation maps, instead saying he will make the decision on the state's flood maps.

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Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R) (CSPAN)
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Sandy Relief Package Finally Passes Through House [AUDIO]

Two and a half months after Superstorm Sandy slammed Jersey, the House of Representatives has finally approved a 51 billion dollar relief package, much to the delight of the New Jersey Congressional delegation.

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113th Congress
113th Congress (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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NJ Sandy Recovery Hinges On Federal Funds, Report Says [AUDIO]

If New Jersey is to completely recover from the destruction and devastation caused by Sandy, the state has receive at least $25 billion in federal funds.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie speaks with NJ101.5's Kevin McArdle at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Talks About Sandy Relief Cash [AUDIO]

Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., the House is expected to vote on the remaining $51 billion in Sandy Relief aid for New Jersey and New York.

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Governor Christie at the start of construction on the new boardwalk in Belmar
Governor Christie at the start of construction on the new boardwalk in Belmar (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Belmar Begins Construction Of New Boardwalk [VIDEO/AUDIO]

The first wooden pylon is in Belmar's beach, signifying the beginning of the borough's new boardwalk.

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