Dear EarthTalk: The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its authority over state water quality.
STATE — New Jersey American Water continues to advise its customers in West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Irvington, Springfield and Summit to boil their water before use as a precautionary measure after flooding from Hurricane Irene inundated the company’s Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn.
ATLANTIC CITY — All of the 11 gaming halls in Atlantic City were back in operation by noon today, Gov. Chris Christie and Division of Gaming Enforcement Acting Director David Rebuck announced.
PERTH AMBOY— The city’s State of Emergency has been lifted and the Department of Public Works is making their rounds throughout Perth Amboy to clean up tree limbs and other debris on public property.
UNION COUNTY – Union County’s Meals on Wheels service has been suspended today and tomorrow due to weather damage, according to a message sent out via Union County’s First Alert notification system.
Amy Braunstein filmed this video yesterday on Route 27 in New Brunswick. She says, “Members of the community waded out to assist a stranded motorist. The guy next to me said ‘I cannot watch this guy suffer anymore’ and waded out to help out this complete stranger. Really heartwarming and awesome!”
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The three major airports serving the New York City metropolitan area have resumed flight operations. Officials say flights in and out of LaGuardia Airport resumed at 7 a.m. Monday. John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports opened to…
STATE – In addition to widespread flooding and power outages, Hurricane Irene also caused a blood shortage, according to New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative (“universal donor”) blood, which is normally maintained at the three-to-five-day inventory level, has dropped below the two-day minimum level.