TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned consumers to beware of home improvement scams and charity scams perpetrated by offenders who prey on the desperation of those working to recover from disasters.
NEWARK – Following the death of two teens in Newark who died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator kept too close to a window, Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-Essex) on Thursday cautioned residents who are using generators to power their homes to heed recommended precautions to avoid injury or worse.
STATE — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will provide emergency funding for New Jersey to hire approximately 1,000 temporary workers to assist with hurricane clean-up activities.
ELIZABETH — PSE&G reports that all the substations serving Elizabeth, with the exception of Bayway’s, are now up and running, city officials announced Thursday afternoon.
STATE – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports that all of its airports are open, but PATH train service and the port’s maritime facilities remain closed. As of 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, here is a status update:
TRENTON — The New Jersey State Police will be deploying troopers to the barrier islands that were hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy to work with local and county agencies to ensure safety and security for those Shore communities.