Friday, November 9, 2012
They're almost there, said the PSEG president in what will be the last of the hurricane media conferences.
It's day 12 since Hurricane Sandy hit, and PSEG has hit a milestone. The company says it has restored electricity to 98 percent of their customers in their service area, and they're hoping to make it 100 percent by Saturday. Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of the company, said in a media update conference call -- the last he hopes he'll be having to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the nor'easter that tore through the area Wednesday -- that even with service restoration, the work isn't over yet. He gave a big thanks to the 4,500 linemen who poured into New Jersey from all over the country to supplement PSEG's own crews. He spoke to one lineman yesterday, who said he had been working 16 hours a day since even before the …
In the latest update from the electric utility, 97 percent who lost power during Sandy have the lights back on.
The clouds are lifting in PSEG's service area. Ninety-seven percent of the utility's 1.7 million customers affected by Hurricane Sandy last week have had their power restored, the company said in their latest update. That leaves 45,000 still without power from the hurricane. More good news from Wednesday's nor'easter is that 20,000 customers who lost power had it restored by 8 pm Thursday night. This included customers affected by an equipment failure in the substation located in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge. Affected customers who got their lights back on last night were located in portions of Woodbridge Proper, Port Reading, Carteret, Linden, Metuchen, Union, Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Perth Amboy, Roselle, Roselle Park, Westfield, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Call 1-877-228-2184 and enter passcode: 111229
It has been five days since Hurricane Sandy devastated the Town of Westfield and residents and business owners are desperately seeking answers to questions such as: when will power be restored, when will schools re-open and when will roads will passable? In order to address residents' concerns and offer up-to-date information, there will be a town-wide conference call at 5:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 3 for all Westfield residents. To dial in, call 1-877-228-2184 and enter passcode: 111229. This will be a listen only call. Therefore, prior to the call please submit your questions to email@example.com. There will be updates from a PSE&G representative as well as the Westfield Board of Education, Westfield Public Safety, Sentator Tom …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The governor's office says to eat and drink with care.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Christie Administration and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urge all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. Commissioner O'Dowd urged all residents to dispose of any perishable food that may have been above 40 degrees for two hours or more. Food will stay cold in the refrigerator for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. However, food above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more must be discarded. "Perishable food …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Annual public safety event will feature a movie, kids attractions, demonstrations of public safety equipment and more.
From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Springfield's Meisel field will be the safest place in Union County. Once again, local public safety agencies have teamed with County and municipal law enforcement agencies for the Annual National Night Out event. Families and other law-abiding citizens are encouraged to attend. Not only will Springfield's finest be on-hand, but so too will officers from Union County and nearby towns, as well as the latest tech and equipment the that law enforcement field has to offer. The event is a police-community partnership aimed at preventing crime and drug use. As in previous years, the event offered a fully loaded array of family activities, from bouncy castles to movies, music and food. In addition, families are able to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Council members urge drivers, pedestrians to slow down, be more careful
Tuesday night marked the first meeting of the Town Council since two tragic events struck the town, so it came as no surprise that much of the night's discussion centered around a renewed focus on public safety. Less than two weeks removed from the Jan. 22 fire that ruined a string of businesses along South Avenue and less than a week after a pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident on North Avenue, both citizens and Council members discussed the state of safety within the town and what can be done to improve it. “We hold public safety in the highest regard possible,” said Councilwoman Joann Neylan, chair of the Public Safety, Transportation and Parking Committee. Mayor Andy Skibitsky expressed his condolences on behalf of the …