Stronger NJ Business Loan Program – Helping New Jersey Small Businesses Rebuild and Recover Post-Superstorm Sandy

By Karin Sage |   Aug. 6, 2013

New Jersey small businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy now have a new source of economic assistance. Approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on June 11 2013, the Stronger NJ Business Loan Program went into effect on July 1, 2013, and offers direct, low-cost loans to businesses and nonprofits that sustained physical damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, as well as to businesses wanting to expand within communities affected by the storm.

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What Does Sandy Foretell for New Jersey's Coastal Regions?

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Feb. 19, 2013

I found this column by Paul Mulshine in The Star Ledger interesting:

It’s no day at the beach for the enviro-puritans

Putting politics aside, what does Sandy foretell for New Jersey's coastal regions? Does it foretell anything that we did not already know? And, how should we plan for the future? So far, the planning options seem to involve a combination of the following:

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NJDEP Posts Frequently Asked Questions Concerning The New Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Feb. 5, 2013

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has released a set of FAQs to help answer some of the most common questions regarding the standards of elevating houses and buildings Post-Sandy, and will help you determine if you need to elevate.

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Long Branch Advances New Flood Plan

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Jan. 14, 2013

Water Side HomesThe issuance of FEMA's advisory maps are already having a profound impact on development and redevelopment in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As Long Branch moves to adopt FEMA's new advisory maps, other municipalities and state agencies are sure to follow suit.

We will continue to track the adoption of the advisory maps by local governments and by NJDEP, especially with regard to those projects already permitted and approved, those in the approval process, and those undergoing post-Sandy re-building.

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