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FEMA to Close Office In Bayonne on Saturday, December 29


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised the City of Bayonne that it will close the Disaster Recovery Center it has been operating at the Bayonne Community Museum, which is located at 9th Street and Broadway.  FEMA will have its last day at that location on Saturday, December 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   After that date, Bayonne residents and property owners in need of a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Hudson County should go to either the Jersey City location at 350 Montgomery Street, or the Hoboken location, City Hall, at 94 Washington Street.  Those facilities will have half-days on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, with hours from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p.m.  They will both be closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, and will reopen with regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2.


Steveamack.com photos of Liberty State Park Damage from Superstorm Sandy

Steve A Mack took these dramatic photos  of the damage sustained by  Superstorm Sandy  on Liberty State Park.

Liberty State Park is currently closed and these photos show the impact Sandy had on the popular New Jersey travel destination for thousands of people each year.

The River View Observer will post the date when the park opens in the near future.

More photos by Steveamack.com to come of Liberty State Park

downed treees at Liberty State Park in Jersey City

NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS DOWN THE SHORE-The Holidays Still Shine on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

Just a few weeks after Sandy, the magical tree lighting 

kicked off a strong holiday season full of cheers, tears and hope 

 Asbury Park, NJ (November 27, 2012) - This past weekend, the Asbury Park Boardwalk proved itself that there is no off-season on the boardwalk. The energy and excitement was high-octane as over 700 people celebrated life in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. All shows and events for the Holiday Season will resume as scheduled based in Convention Hall during the ongoing restoration to the boardwalk.  This was the first tree lighting on the Jersey Shore which symbolized perseverance and hope for the entire state of New Jersey.

 There will also be FREE PARKING UNTIL JANUARY 1st.

Source:   [email protected]. 

New Jersey National Guard soldiers helping Hoboken residents -Afermath of Superstorm Sandy

Spc. Jesse de la Cruz, center on truck, assists in evacuating a toddler at a rescue mission at Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 31. New Jersey National Guard soldiers from Foxtrot Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, were the first company from the NJNG to arrive in Hoboken. They successfully completed more than 25 missions, which included rescues and delivering food and water to local shelters. In addition, de la Cruz rescued a pregnant woman going into labor, who was held up in her home for two days without food, water, and electricity. The unit immediately transported her to the shelter hospital for medical treatment. (U.S. Army photo by Chaplain (Cpt.) Andre Ascalon/Released)

Sally Deering’s Blog Superstorm Sandy


By Sally Deering


(Liberty Humane Society cares for homeless animals post Superstorm Sandy.)

(Weehawken, NJ) Surviving Superstorm Sandy is like riding “The Time Machine” and landing in 1974 during the gas shortage. As of 12 noon today, motorists began lining up for gas rationing. And although we’re moving in the right direction, there’s still so much to be done to get back that ‘normal’ feeling. Continue reading Sally Deering’s Blog Superstorm Sandy


Release Date: 11/03/2012
If you sustained losses or damage from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for disaster aid.
You can call to apply: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585. For 711 or Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) For more information or to apply: www.DisasterAssistance.gov Or apply on your smartphone at: m.fema.gov
When you apply for disaster assistance, please have the following available:
– Social Security number (including your spouse’s number) – Private insurance information, if available – Address and zip code of the damaged property – Directions to the damaged home or property – Daytime telephone number – A telephone number where FEMA can reach you or leave a message – An address where you can get mail – If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent with your bank account type (savings/checking), account number, and routing number
Disaster recovery assistance for eligible recipients is available without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status.

Village Neighborhood Association in Downtown Jersey City Needs Your Help

The Village Neighborhood Association has been doing some wonderful work in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and they can use your help

Here’s how you can help…
If you are in need of help or know someone else who is need of help, fill out this form and we’ll get on it.
9:00 – 10:00. If you have a car, this is your moment. We will have “relief baskets” ready at Barry Mansion (83 Wayne Street between Barrow and Jersey). Just pull up, let us know you’re there, and we’ll load you up and tell you what baskets go to what address. Continue reading Village Neighborhood Association in Downtown Jersey City Needs Your Help




Photo by Newsboi

(Weehawken, NJ) It’s Friday, four days since we Jerseyans woke up to the nightmare of Superstorm Sandy and still 1.4 million New Jersey residents and businesses are without electricity. One harrowing scene after the other is broadcast on TV and the Internet and those of us with power are not only living through this, we’re seeing what our neighbors just a few miles away are dealing with, and it’s devastating. 

There has been so much heartbreak throughout New Jersey, but seeing sections of the Jersey Shore floating in the Atlantic was the saddest. Seaside Heights is gone, just gone. Atlantic City lost sections of its beach and boardwalk and little Asbury Park which has been going through a renaissance took some hard knocks, too.  To us Jersey folks, ‘The Shore’ is a living scrapbook of our childhood memories, teenage romances; days away from the urban landscape with friends and time with our kids and their kids who will follow us in our sandy footsteps. Seeing these popular shore places torn to bits has given all us Jerseyans a heavy heart. Continue reading Sally Deering’s SUPERSTORM SANDY

MAYOR HEALY: HELP IS HERE Meal Centers Established Across Jersey City

JERSEYCITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and officials from the Office of Emergency Management has expanded their hot meal distribution sites for today, Saturday November 3, 2012.

Free hot meals will be distributed at the Hudson County Boys and Girls Club, 1 Canal Street and the Ercel Webb Park Public Swimming Pool (Johnston Avenue entrance) from 5-7 p.m. Continue reading MAYOR HEALY: HELP IS HERE Meal Centers Established Across Jersey City