Some of the News for Thursday October 30, 2014
- New York 10/30/2014 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
On the two year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, progress and rebuilding is uneven:
-In Belmar, New Jersey where many residents are still unable to return to their homes two years after Sandy, a guy held up a sign in front of a Governor Chris Christie news conference on Wednesday. It read Get Sandy Families Back in their Homes. Finish the Job! Christie flipped out.
-In New York, Staten Island's Borough President Jimmy Oddo painted the picture of the devastation two years ago when Sandy struck the island -- impassable boulevards, water everywhere -- He said progress to date doesn’t reflect the energy, the hard work and the commitment many people have put into rebuilding.
-A new report says the Red Cross mishandled its response to Sandy in 2012.
-There are mental health consequences to Superstorm Sandy. In New York 700,000 are affected. Officials say New Jersey's mental health program served 500,000.
-Finally Flood Wall Street Activists are being represented by the National Lawyers Guild. We hear from attorney Marty Stoller. Thanks to activist Lucy Parks who gathered sound for WBAI News.