TRENTON – To help ease monetary losses created by Superstorm Sandy and speed the economic recovery of the restaurant industry in New Jersey, Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. today announced plans to introduce legislation that would create a month-long, one-time sales tax collection exemption on meal purchases made in New Jersey restaurants.
TRENTON – New Jersey residents in all 21 counties will have until Feb. 4, 2013 to apply for coverage under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
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.