All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hurricane sandy’

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Denies Mayor’s Claims

After accusations by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleging that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “withheld” relief funds for hurricane Sandy unless she approved a project that the Gov. had slated is still unfounded. Zimmer also stated that the “imposed” threat came directly from Lt. Gov. Guardagno. Guadagno denied “whole-heartedly” allegations on Monday that she gave Hoboken’s Mayor an ultimatum to …

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Chris Christie Tripped Up By Pic In Traffic Scandal

Chris Christie has denied all knowledge of the traffic nightmare now being referred to as “Bridgegate”, which closed down several lanes of traffic for four days last year between the George Washington Bridge and the town of Fort Lee on the command of a Christie staffer. Governor Christie even said he’s had no contact with one of the involved parties, …

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Chris Christie, NJ Governor, Faces Second Lawsuit

Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, is now facing another lawsuit in his home state. This time, the Presidential hopeful is being examined in an ongoing investigation into the misappropriation of Hurricane Sandy relief funds for his own gain. The Governor was campaigning for re-election in his seat as Governor when he allegedly misused the federal funds. The …

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Chris Christie Investigated For Misuse Of Sandy Funds

Chris Christie is facing new scandal this week after it was reported that an investigation is underway concerning his possible misuse of Hurricane Sandy funds. Governor Christie is allegedly being looked at closely for possibly taking relief money to produce tourism ads for New Jersey which starred his family. The news comes just one week after he fired two staffers …

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Lotto Winner Finds Ticket Among Leaves

You may have heard the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Well, it’s a phrase that came to life when Rosales Martinez, age 27, found a winning lottery ticket in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Martinez came across the “Win $1000 A Week For Life” scratch-off while blowing leaves. The ticket was damn and dirty and another …

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Lotto Winner Finds Ticket While Raking Leaves After Hurricane Sandy

Marvin Rosales Martinez’s year just got a lot better.Martinez recently told the New York Post how he became a lottery winner by accident.Martinez,a¬†landscaper in Long Island,was picking up some leaves after Hurricane Sandy when he found a million-dollar lottery ticket.He told the Post that while picking up and blowing leaves with a co-worker,he noticed the ticket in-between the wet leaves.On …

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Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy

Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy. Anaheim, California-based Fisker, which planned to assemble Karmas at a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware, has …

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Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a space where the New York community can share memories from before, during, and after the storm, we partnered with Historypin …

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Google Dispatches Street View Cars to Sandy-Ravaged Areas, Some Residents Incensed

Is Google simply doing its job, and providing accurate Street View maps to its millions of users around the world? Or are they being incredibly insensitive? Some residents in Stalen Island are incensed over Google’s attempt to document the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The company has deployed a fleet of their Street View cars to snap shots of the …

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About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were “Informative”

Although we’ve seen that social media users can easily fall victim to hoax photos and hoax news stories, I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that Twitter is an important firehose for real-time information during times of crisis. Whether is was national organizations posting information about the storm, or users uploading their own photos of the storm’s progression and …

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Sandy Exposes Ship Buried In Sand For Decades

Hurricane Sandy left miles of devastation in her wake, destroying homes, vehicles, property, and several lives before it finally moved on. But sometimes, even the most destructive storms can uncover rare treats, and Sandy was no exception. The weathered hull of a ship, believed to be the wreckage of the Bessie White, has appeared half-buried in a sand dune which …

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Denise Richards Helps Hurricane Efforts, Adopts Dog

Denise Richards has often said she’s like a magnet for stray animals, and she can’t help but give in when she sees one in need. When the 41-year old actress went to the North Shore Animal League America to help out after they were bombarded with stray animals after the hurricane, she immediately found a black Labrador puppy–or maybe the …

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FEMA Continues to Help Sandy Victims

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this weekend detailed its continuing efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. At the direction of the president, the agency is providing individual assistance for disaster survivors. “More than $455 million has already been approved for individuals to assist with housing and other disaster-related needs,” said Craig Fugate, FEMA administrator. “Impacted residents …

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New York Gas Rationing Begins in Storm’s Wake

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week signed an emergency order establishing gas rationing throughout the city. The implemented system uses odd-even license plate numbers to designate alternating days on which customers can purchase gasoline and diesel fuel. Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, busses, doctors, and taxis are all exempt. The mayor stated that the rationing was needed to reduce …

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Apple Makes $2.5 Million Donation to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

As many Americans are still struggling to fully recover, or in some cases start to recover, from the devastating storm that hit the east coast a couple of weeks ago, Apple has made a pledge to one of the leading relief organizations for the cause. 9to5Mac reports that Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross for the …

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Chris Christie Slams “Know-Nothing” Romney Staffers

Before Hurricane Sandy descended upon the northeastern states, New Jersey governor Chris Christie says, he told Mitt Romney that he more than likely wouldn’t be available for any campaign events in the week leading up to the election. Romney, he insists, was understanding. However, some in Romney’s camp don’t feel the same way, and have bashed the governor for not …

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Hot Dog! Look Who’s Back on Twitter (It’s Anthony Weiner)

Back in June of 2011, and sitting U.S. Representative tweeted an inappropriate photo of his private area to thousands of followers. His name, as you probably recall, is Anthony Weiner. Weiner tweeted a pic of his wiener. The jokes wrote themselves – it was just too easy. Like most people caught in an incredibly embarrassing, possibly career-ending mess, Weiner lied …

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Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE]

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath is still being felt in many parts of the east coast. The storm, which hit many major metropolitan areas a little over a week ago, has caused untold billions in property damage and has cost the lives of dozens of Americans. Today, Foursquare has developed a visualization that shows how the storm affected check-in patterns in lower …

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N.J. Earthquake Rattles Sandy Victims

Several towns in New Jersey experienced a small-magnitude earthquake early this morning, causing panic in an area still trying to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The tremblor measured around a 2.0 on the Richter scale and struck the towns of Ringwood, Mahwah, Wanaque, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, West Milford and Paterson. Although it originated around three miles underground …

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Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood”

Twitter’s official Twitter account has tweeted out some interesting stats about October 27 through November 1st, or the Saturday through Thursday encompassing Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The big number: 20 million+. That’s the number of Sandy-related tweets that Twitter registered in that time frame. As you might expect, the terms “Hurricane” and “Sandy” were the most commonly used terms …

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New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path filled with dangerous debris and residents trying to clean up their broken lives. Many on both sides of the argument …

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NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence

The lines for gasoline are long and nerve-wracking in New York today as customers queue up in breakdown lanes for miles outside of the few gas stations that are open, disrupting the flow of traffic and causing fights. Because Hurricane Sandy left paths of destruction and–in many areas–no electricity, stations are having trouble even receiving gas, because the tanker trucks …

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Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful

A Brazilian model who turned the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy into her own photo shoot is defending the pictures, saying they aren’t disrespectful. Nana Gouvea has garnered quite a bit of heat and attention for the photos and, as soon as they went viral, a selection of altered photos began showing up on the web as well which depicted Gouvea …

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Facebook Gifts Now Allows for Gifts to Charity, Still Rolling Out to Users

Those of you who already have access to the Facebook Gifts platform now have another type of gift you can give your friends. Instead of buying them a t-shirt, box of cookies, or gift card, why not make a charitable contribution in their name? Today, Facebook announced that they have partnered with eleven nonprofits to make donations available inside their …

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How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO]

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the east coast and various locations inland earlier this week, and her destruction left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and property damage, and halted ground transportation in many cities. It also disrupted air travel on a massive scale, as many are still feeling the effects of thousands of flight cancellations over the …

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You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations to charities that can do that are the preferred method of aid. And now you can help with the relief …

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Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief While Using iTunes

Apple and the American Red Cross have partnered to help superstorm Sandy survivors by adding a donation page to iTunes this morning. From the iTunes homepage, you can access the donation page via a new button just under the new music box. The donation page allows you give in six different denominations – $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200. …

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Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures

New York-based Foursquare has had to temporarily move its operations thanks to Hurricane Sandy. CEO Dennis Crowley has been sharing frequent tweets about his Frankenstorm adventure: Follow @dens Dennis Crowley @dens IT’S STARTING. I’ve never seen wind like this. Just heard a huge crash & all my neighbors are now staring at each other thru our windows.  Reply  ·  Retweet …

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Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media

As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy. And that was just Instagram, and before much of the effects were …

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Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election

President Obama has consistently had at least a slight lead in most of the polls so far, but that could change with the effects of Hurricane Sandy charging down the Eastern seaboard, which holds several key states for him in the election. With enormous power outages throughout several cities and thousands of voters displaced because of evacuations and flooding, it’s …

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