Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.
Superstorm Sandy harmed or destroyed 346,000 homes in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie projects it will cost $36.9 billion to repair and prevent future damage.
But how is that reconstruction going?
Brian Donohue is a reporter with the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and has been covering the recovery.
“When the summer started, I expected things to be a little bit more normal than they were. The reality is that when you walk up and down these streets now, many of the houses are empty.”