State News

Public Hearings Scheduled For Liberty Natural Gas Application

STATE — The US Coast Guard and Maritime Administration will hold a series of public hearings next week on a proposal by Liberty Natural Gas to build an industrial facility off Asbury Park to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Alternative Political Party Plans Convention

NEWARK — The Twelve Visions Party of New Jersey, the first political party running on the premise, “Make all the people rich, including the poor”, has scheduled its third State Convention for Saturday, March 19, at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark.

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • Feb. 5 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.– Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

Travel Company Owner Settles Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit With NJ

NEWARK – The owner of numerous vacation travel club companies with a long history of consumer complaints in New Jersey, is barred from doing business in the state for no less than five years and cannot open or operate any such business in the future without state approval, under terms of a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs that was announced yesterday.

Ice Storm Causes Power Outages, Travel Problems

STATE — Thousands of New Jersey residents are without power this morning as a result of an ice storm.

At 8:30 a.m., about 15,000 PSE&G customers were without power due to icing on the utility’s equipment and on trees. Nearly 14,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers were without electricity at 10:40 a.m

State Announces $78.75 Million Street Improvement Funding

TRENTON – State officials announced that 370 projects will share $78.75 million to advance street improvement and safety. The funding comes from the Local Aid program administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

PSE&G Warns Of Possible Wide-Spread Storm-Related Power Outages

NEWARK – Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is warning customers to be prepared for potential wide-spread and lengthy power outages as a result of the major winter storm that is currently hitting its service territory.