Friday, 19 September 2014

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brie ...

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Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

The city's post-Sandy recovery program seems to be ramping up, homeowners report in an article in Sheepshead Bites. ...

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Sandy Victims Promised Speedier Relief

Sandy Victims Promised Speedier Relief

Build It Back's new administrator, Amy Peterson, said the program would be more responsive to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Queens publications reported. ...

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Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports. ...

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Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

CDC-funded training will give immigrant workers tools to evaluate risks in the wake of disasters. ...

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A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left the ...

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Nabes Most Vulnerable to Storms, Lost in the Wind

Nabes Most Vulnerable to Storms, Lost in the Wind

In an investigative report, Gotham Gazette in conjunction with AdaptNY explored the disconnect between local community boards and city government in preparing for destructive stor ...

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Rockaway’s Paper ‘The Wave’ is Resilient Post-Sandy

Rockaway’s Paper ‘The Wave’ is Resilient Post-Sandy

Editor Kevin Boyle says despite many obstacles thrown its way, Rockaway and its local paper will survive. ...

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Teen Artists Portray Sandy Stories in Murals

Teen Artists Portray Sandy Stories in Murals

A community organization in Brooklyn’s Park Slope is working on a series of murals to restore some of what Hurricane Sandy washed away. Groundswell is employing teenage artists fr ...

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Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

Sandy’s Lessons Shape Council Race in Brooklyn

The debate about how best to prepare for the next major storm that could hit New York City’s shores is dominating the fiercely contested 48th City Council District in southern Bro ...

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Irish Festivities to Rejuvenate Breezy Point and Rockaways

Irish Festivities to Rejuvenate Breezy Point and Rockaways

Summer is no time to stop relief efforts. The Irish continue to support their fellow community members in Queens neighborhoods still recovering from Sandy. June events include a 2 ...

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