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Hoboken Storm Funding: The Programs At The Center Of The Controversy

There are no fewer than 50 state-administered recovery programs, along with big federal programs that have provided the bulk of the aid.
Hoboken Storm Funding: The Programs At The Center Of The Controversy


TRENTON — The governor’s office claims nearly $70 million in disaster relief has funneled into Hoboken since Hurricane Sandy.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her flood-ravaged city has been awarded only $342,000 in recovery aid.

Both are right.

They’re right because they’re talking apples and oranges.

The mayor is referring to money that has been awarded to the city’s government.

The governor’s office cites the large pool of federal money directly given to businesses and residents.

The back and forth between the mayor and the state highlights the confusion over the billions of dollars flowin...

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