MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Residents in low-lying areas of Middlesex County have been asked to voluntarily evacuate, according to a report at NJ.com.
TRENTON –The Ramapo River floodgates are being opened to try to mitigate the anticipated flood impacts of Hurricane Irene, Gov. Chris Christie announced this afternoon.
CARTERET-Mayor Dan Reiman, members of the FMBA Local 67, and the Carteret Fire Department planned to attend a formal dedication ceremony tomorrow morning in honor of the emergency service workers who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
STATE – With the potential to be the most devastating storm to hit the state in decades, Hurricane Irene could have a significant environmental impact according to the New Jersey Sierra Club.
STATE – This afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state. He warned that the hurricane brings the potential for record flooding and told residents, “you stay there at the risk of your life.”
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Prosecutor’s Office concluded a five-month investigation into last year’s MusicFest and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, officials announced yesterday. However, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow strongly criticized the county for its poor planning and management of the event.
STATE – Last night, Gov. Chris Christie reinforced his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands and shore areas to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state.
STATE – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will hold three public hearings on Public Service Gas & Electric Company’s (PSE&G) North Central Reliability Project (NCRP), which will upgrade power transmission capability in the northern and central regions of the state.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Office of Public Health Rape Crisis Intervention Center is looking for Middlesex County residents who are 18 years of age and older to volunteer as Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.
PERTH AMBOY-Here are more memories from Gerald Bertekap: “In the 1940s there was a great ice cream store on Smith Street called the Boston Ice Cream Kitchen. The best item on the menu was a dusty road, a banana split with powered malted milk sprinkled on a whipped cream made road on top.