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.
TRENTON – State Department of Transportation crews have been making steady and significant progress in reopening state roadways as a result of around-the-clock work, Commissioner James Simpson announced.
STATE – The Port Authority is spending more than $2 million per month on interest rate swaps that are tied to bonds that were never issued or have already been refunded, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.com.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey’s two Democratic senators, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, have asked President Barack Obama to expedite the Garden State’s request for assistance from the federal government in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Steven Miller, a counselor at Earth House residential treatment center for people with behavioral disorders on Canal Road in East Millstone, sent in these pictures of the flooding there on Sunday.
STATE – Utilities are continuing to restore service to customers who lost power due to damage from Hurricane Irene, but thousands throughout New Jersey remain in the dark.
NEWARK – Gov. Chris Christie, Attorney General Paula T. Dow, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned consumers to watch for home repair scams and charity scams during the post-Hurricane Irene recovery period.
TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Tom Considine today offered tips to consumers on filing insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
STATE – As the cleanup from Hurricane Irene continues, reports of deaths attributed to the storm continue to mount.
NEWARK – NJ Transit has restored rail service to most of its destinations, though some stops are still being skipped because of flooding and all trains are subject to delays. Buses are operating on a regular weekday schedule, though there may still be delays, detours and cancellations due to flooding.