RAHWAY – United Water Rahway is urging customers to conserve water and cut back on outdoor usage during this heat wave.
TRENTON – Democrat John S. Wisniewski, chairman of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, criticized Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to keep the state’s Transportation Trust Fund solvent for another year by refinancing its debt.
STATE – The heat wave has affected New Jersey commuters who rely on NJ TRANSIT trains. Over the past 24 hours, the agency has experienced an increase in locomotive problems related to the extreme temperatures.
STATE — An audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state of New Jersey has been paying for more than 19,000 phone lines that go unused and are no longer needed.
TRENTON — A compromise effort to cap New Jersey property tax increases at two percent per year moved forward yesterday.
STATE — About 6,500 PSE&G customers are currently without power this morning due to the extreme heat. Municipalities with more than 500 customers affected include: Fairview, Elizabeth and Jersey City. The utility serves 2.1 million customers statewide.
TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today asked residents to voluntarily conserve water due to a persistent dry spell and extremely hot weather, key factors that are beginning to affect water supplies statewide.
STATE — With temperatures expected to reach nearly 100 today and tomorrow, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
MADISON — Children as young as middle-schoolers should be screened on their use of alcohol, according to Dr. Patricia Kokotailo, director of adolescent medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
MADISON – “Drink your liquids” is not just a summertime mantra.