Jersey City apartment gets heat after Sandy

A Jersey City woman who has lived without heat or hot water since Superstorm Sandy finally has heat again.

Migdelina Torres' Johnston Avenue complex had been without

Migdelina Torres' Johnston Avenue complex had been without heat more than a month.

JERSEY CITY - A Jersey City woman who has lived without heat or hot water since Superstorm Sandy finally has heat again.

The furnace in the basement of Migdelina Torres' three-unit apartment building on Johnston Avenue flooded in the storm.

Rather than repair it, Torres says the landlord instead wanted to see the aging building condemned and the tenants moved out.

Aaron Puritz, the landlord of the building, was threatened with legal actions and steep fines by the city before finally installing a new furnace.

Puritz is due in court next week. He faces fines and possible jail time for his lack of response to the furnace. 

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