UNION COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in Summit, Kenilworth and Fanwood have contested mayoral races, and most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
Why does it seem to happen that some politicians, and now even non-politicians, shoot themselves in the foot by running off at the mouth? I’m referring to the recent allegations against Herman Cain that state, at some point in his past, he sexually harassed women before holding political office was on his to do list.
PARSIPPANY – Gov. Chris Christie signaled that he was unlikely to join in the defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to keep pollution from out-of-state power plants from blowing into New Jersey.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s two major utilities, PSE&G and JCP&L, are on track to meet the goal of restoring service to 95 percent of the customers who lost power because of Saturday’s snow storm by midnight this evening. As of this afternoon, 63,000 utility customers are still without power.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing. At the request of Congress, EPA is working to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
The more you learn about Hunter S. Thompson, whose semi-autobiographical novel, “The Rum Diary,” is the source of this curiously rambling film by Bruce Robinson, the odder he seems. He is one of those oblique icons who exist as much in our subconscious as they do in reality. Their celebrity lies within the enigma they pose.
STATE – A report released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows that most Garden State residents are worse off now than they were 10 years ago.
STATE – Service has been restored to most of the New Jersey residents who lost power as a result of Saturday’s early-season snow storm, but several thousand customers are still waiting for utility crews to get to them.
STATE – A single winning ticket for last night’s $245 million Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in Connecticut. The winning numbers in the Nov. 2, 2011 Powerball drawing were 12, 14, 34, 39 and 46, with a Powerball of 36. The Powerplay multiplier was 4.
TRENTON–As of this afternoon, 82 percent of total affected utility customers have had their power restored, with 95 percent of restorations still projected to be met by midnight Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie reported after his conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon, PSEG President and CEO Ralph LaRossa, and JCP&L President Don Lynch.