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.
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.”
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.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Joseph F. Vitale introduced legislation Thursday that would require New Jersey hospitals to implement a facility-wide plan to prevent the spread of MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that can be life-threatening in hospital settings but is preventable through the use of basic infection control procedures.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to restore the income eligibility for New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program to the level it was at before it was slashed in the governor’s budget last year.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as New Jersey awaits the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The move allows the National Guard to deploy resources throughout the state immediately.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill that would require facilities such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, boarding house and homeless shelters to have a bedbug maintenance plan in place.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have banned a controversial procedure to drill for natural gas, earning the ire of environmentalists.