MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano declared a State of Emergency for the county effective 5 p.m. Sunday evening as Hurricane Sandy continues its path toward New Jersey.
CRANFORD — The Cranford pools, library, Town Hall, and Recreation Department programs at the Community Center are closed Monday, Oct. 29. The Community Center is open as a shelter.
TAMPA, Fla. – Massive power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy are likely to leave many East Coast residents in the dark. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers the following guidance about the safe use of portable generators.
PERTH AMBOY – City officials have established two shelter locations for residents at two district schools, which will be opened as needed today. The shelter locations are the Shull School at 380 Hall Avenue and the McGinnis School at 271 State Street. Pets will be allowed in the shelters, but residents are asked to have them contained or leashed.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
RAHWAY – Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation notice for city residents who live in areas that have flooded in the past.
As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded — and the media only want to talk about is who’s up and who’s down — the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes.
Hurricane Sandy has begun to make its presence felt in New Jersey today. Send us your photos and observations, and we’ll post them online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include the phrase “ok to publish.”
STATE – On World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is urging people globally to reduce the threat of stroke in their lives and in the lives of loved ones.