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Emily Dooley, an award-winning environmental reporter for Newsday on Long Island, New York, was named the recipient of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Journalism Fellowship on Community Resilience.
Loans impacting grant money for Sandy victims 12/14/2014
NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy left Denise Erickson's home with a collapsed foundation, a loan from the Small Business Administration looked like the best deal in town.

Sandy's mental health impact looms large 10/29/2014
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As blue police lights flashed in the howling wind, the acrid stench of burning buildings wafted through the air.

Poll: Neighbors key to coping with disasters 10/27/2014
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests that those factors — collectively termed "social resilience"— have a big impact on how prepared communities feel for disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and are seen as more valuable in a crisis than even government.

Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice 9/1/2014
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

Dune plan for Breezy Point, ravaged by Sandy, passes first review 8/4/2014
BREEZY POINT -- A multimillion-dollar request to the federal government for a grant to build a dune system and other coastal protections for a Queens neighborhood that lost 355 homes to fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy is moving forward, the state announced Monday.