WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a result of impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today issued a temporary, blanket waiver of the Jones Act to immediately allow additional oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports, to provide additional fuel resources to the region.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. employment increased by 171,000 in October, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
UPDATE – As of 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, NJ Transit rail service on the North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and the Main Line was suspended due to a power failure at NJ Transit’s rail operations center which controls the lines.
Here’s a list of disaster recovery contact information, provided by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order declaring a state of water emergency and enabling the Department of Environmental Protection to implement mandatory water use restrictions. Ongoing power outages around the state have left some of the state’s water facilities operating on generators, bringing about the need for water conservation around the state as restoration efforts continue.