TRENTON — Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) expressed her gratitude for the efforts of emergency responders and called on New Jersey residents to donate to relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
STATE — More than 2 million New Jersey utility customers were without power Tuesday morning as a result of storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. PSE&G reported 1.2 million customers without power; Jersey Central Power & Light reported more than 930,000 and Atlantic City Electric reported 188,000 power outages.
PISCATAWAY — Soldiers from the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, mobilized for Hurricane Sandy provide assistance to displaced residents at an emergency shelter at the Livingston Recreation Center and Werblin Recreation Center in Piscataway Township on Monday, Oct. 29.
TRENTON– The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has reopened the entire length of the Garden State Parkway to traffic in both directions. Motorists can utilize the roadway immediately and should expect the resumption of tolls at 2 p.m.
CRANFORD — Police are reminding residents to stay off the road: a ban on non-essential and non-emergency traffic remains in effect.
PERTH AMBOY — A state of emergency remained in effect at the state and local levels at 6 a.m. this morning, city officials reminded residents.
UNION COUNTY — Widespread power outages are being reported this morning throughout Union County, with every municipality affected.
LINDEN — The Linden Public Library will be sponsoring a workshop outlining job resources available at the library. This seminar is designed for job seekers, career changers and recent college graduates. Both on-line and print resources will be demonstrated. Resume building and interview preparation techniques will also be discussed at this informative program. Computer knowledge is not necessary but will be helpful as computer resources will be used as part of the program.
CLARK — Dogs of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners and meet other dogs at the American Cancer Society’s inaugural Bark for Life of Metro NJ on Sunday, Nov. 11 in Oak Ridge Park.