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TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has deployed teams of investigators to visit retail establishments in northern and southern New Jersey, in response to approximately 100 calls from consumers alleging that gas stations, sellers of generators, hotels, and other merchants that sell other essential items, have violated state law by engaging in price gouging after the Governor’s declared state of emergency.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – As recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy get under way, Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano urges residents to limit travel within Middlesex County and conserve fuel and water.
STATE — PSE&G has restored power to 30 percent of the 1.5 million customers who lost electricity as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The utility is still working to restore service to 900,000 customers who remain without electricity.
TRENTON – NJ Transit’s River Line light rail service will resume starting at 3 p.m. today, making trips every 30 minutes between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that most county offices will be open tomorrow, Nov. 1. However, residents are urged to continue to observe caution as the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy begins and normal activities start to resume.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is granting taxpayers and tax preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy until Nov. 7 to file returns and accompanying payments normally due today.
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