State News

Most NJ Residents Have Power Restored

STATE – Most New Jersey residents who lost electrical service after Hurricane Irene have had their power restored. As of 9 a.m. this morning, 15,000 PSE&G customers remained without power. In their most recent update, JCP&L said that 69,000 customers were still without service.

As Rivers Recede, NJ Officials Continue Dam Inspections

TRENTON — Rivers and streams across New Jersey that were inundated by rains and subsequent runoff caused by Hurricane Irene have now dropped below peak flood levels, though it will another few days before all rivers are completely below flood stage and flood waters totally recede.

Public Workers Unions File Lawsuit Against NJ Benefits Changes

STATE – The New Jersey Education Association has joined with other unions representing the state’s public employees to file a federal lawsuit against the pension and benefit overhaul plan Gov. Chris Christie signed into law in June.

NJ Transit Restores Rail Service Between New York & Trenton

NEWARK — NJ Transit has restored rail service on the Northeast Corridor line from the Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station. Customers are advised to expect 30-45 minute delays due to ongoing signal problems caused by the flood in Trenton.

State Parks Begin To Re-Open

TRENTON – Many State Parks across New Jersey reopened Tuesday following a thorough and continuing review and inspection of dozens of State-owned natural, recreational and historic sites from High Point to Cape May in the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Irene’s Aftermath Makes Labor Day Travel Forecast Uncertain

HAMILTON – Every year, AAA Mid-Atlantic makes projections about how many New Jersey residents will travel during the major holiday periods. Before Hurricane Irene made a mad dash for the beaches along the East Coast, AAA Mid-Atlantic was expecting more than 950,000 New Jersey residents to travel 50 miles or more from home for the 2011 Labor Day holiday weekend.