TRENTON — Friday night, Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order declaring a limited state of energy emergency with regard to the supply of motor fuel and implementing odd-even rationing for gasoline purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. Odd-even fuel sales will take effect in the following counties at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
TRENTON– The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued subpoenas to 65 businesses across the state, intensifying its investigation into more than 500 consumer complaints about alleged price gouging.
NEWARK—U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today applauded President Obama and the U.S. Department of Transportation for acting quickly to release $10 million in emergency highway funding to help get New Jersey’s highways and roads back in working condition.
STATE — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the only certified burn center in New Jersey, has seen an increase in census as a result of Hurricane Sandy. On an average day, it admits one or two patients into the Burn Intensive Care Unit.
STATE — Most of New Jersey’s 35 local Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinics are open for pregnant women and mothers in need of vouchers for baby formula and food. A list of agencies that are open or closed due to Hurricane Sandy is available on the WIC webpage of the New Jersey Department of Health.
TRENTON – Due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, several waste water treatment facilities in the state are off-line, resulting in the temporary runoff of effluents into certain waterways.
BRIDGEWATER – As of 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, the majority of Somerset County Park Commission facilities remain closed.
TRENTON– The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it approved Governor Chris Christie’s request to add two New Jersey counties to the list of eight counties that already have qualified for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
STATE – With millions of New Jersey residents still waiting for electricity to be restored days after Hurricane Sandy devastated many parts of the Garden State, the New Jersey Sierra Club took aim at the state’s Board of Public Utilities and the state’s electric providers.