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3 Things Disaster Recovery on Staten Island Taught me About Community Organizing

by Robert Cunningham

Disaster Response begins years before a catastrophe occurs, and continues long after the smoke has cleared and the flood waters have receeded. Staten Island, 18 months into recovery after Hurricane Sandy, is still in the mitigation phase. 634 more words

Feds Have a Change in Mind for Sandy Recovery Money for NJ and NY

I just posted an article about what the new mayor of NYC has in mind to expedite the recovery from H. Sandy. It notes that the mayor  was assuming not only the federal dollars pledged to date but was planning to request another $1B to accomplish the expeditious actions he outlined. 228 more words

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New York, New York

“Sandy Recovery Still Lagging” is The New York Times’ editorial of the moment, bringing the topic of Mayor de Blasio’s less-than-ideal response to Hurricane Sandy to the same pages that have quartered the editorial board’s opinions on healthcare, minimum wage and the military’s use of torture. 225 more words

[VIDEO] Years of Living Dangerously

James Cameron’s new documentary series, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, explores the human impact of climate change.

From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, the series combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists. 51 more words

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Michael Grimm Missing From Another Bill de Blasio Sandy Event

Once again, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a Hurricane Sandy-related event on Staten Island. And once again, Staten Island’s only congressman was nowhere to be found. 801 more words

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Why I Choose to Volunteer with the American Red Cross

Volunteering with the American Red Cross these last three years has been a great experience for me. When I first became a volunteer, I was unemployed and looking for something to keep me busy until I was able to find a job. 357 more words

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