“How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?”
When Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 1962, he was asking about peace, war and freedom.
TRENTON – The State has filed civil lawsuits against eight New Jersey businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter, and other essentials during the Hurricane Sandy state of emergency, Gov. Chris Christie, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today.
ELIZABETH – As of 6 a.m. Friday morning, PSE&G reported that 2,802 of its 51,820 customers in Elizabeth were still without power. The utility expects to restore service to 2,522 today.
SPRINGFIELD – FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has opened its first Disaster Recovery Center in Union County, to enable residents to apply for disaster assistance in person. The center is located at the Chisholm Community Center at 100 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday.
ATLANTA, Ga. –The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the opening of several Business Recovery Centers in New Jersey. These Centers will open on Nov. 9 to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy that began on Oct. 26.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, projects a total cumulative shortfall of up to 12,000 units in the next 30 days because of storm damage to locations where blood is collected.
TRENTON – As NJ Transit continues recovery operations from Hurricane Sandy and a significant nor’easter storm, the Christie Administration has announced plans to provide more free shuttle bus/ferry service for the Trans-Hudson commute.
STATE – An environmental group has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step in after the state Department of Environmental Protection issued a blanket waiver of regulations to allow local governments and state agencies to rebuild infrastructure more quickly following Hurricane Sandy.