Clifton gets FEMA aid for nor’easter

9 09 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007  

CLIFTON — The city is one of seven New Jersey communities to receive federal emergency money to cover costs incurred during the April nor’easter.Clifton has been awarded an $82,498 grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse the city’s costs, according to a press release from Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson. City Manager Al Greco said the money will be used to help pay for overtime for police, fire and Department of Public Works employees in the aftermath of the storm, and to replace damaged playground surfacing at city parks that is designed to cushion children’s falls.Clifton had applied for a $160,000 FEMA grant, Greco said. “We liked to have gotten a little more,” he said. Clifton received the second-highest grant of the communities listed Friday. The six others are in Essex County. Bloomfield received the top award, with $97,069

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