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.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Tuesday that the Division of Criminal Justice is distributing nearly $3.6 million to over 500 New Jersey law enforcement agencies to purchase or replace body armor vests for their officers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering work on the proposed Gateway Tunnel project yesterday, New Jersey’s senators announced.
STATE – Utility workers have restored power to most New Jersey residents who were affected by Saturday’s snowstorm, but that’s little comfort to nearly 200,000 customers who are still without electricity.
TRENTON–New Jersey continued to improve its overall national ranking on the 2011 National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
STATE – Utility crews are working to restore power to New Jersey residents who lost electricity as a result of Saturday’s snowstorm, but it’s a slow process.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, recently announced the that its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will run from Nov. 1 – 18. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off in 20 different locations throughout Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Union counties and will be donated to local charities.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff today extended the deadline for this year’s Homestead Benefit and Senior Freeze applications by one week to Nov.7.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie held a conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon and executives from Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) and Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) today to ensure response operations and power restoration efforts were moving forward in a speedy manner to restore power as quickly as possible to New Jersey homes.
TRENTON –The New Jersey After 3 program will continue its work for New Jersey children and families through a renewed public-private partnership implementing the Department of Education’s federal No Child Left Behind waiver application that will expand and improve programs to extend learning beyond the traditional school day, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.