NEWARK — Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Company, New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Irene and is making emergency preparations.
STATE – With the potential to be the most devastating storm to hit the state in decades, Hurricane Irene could have a significant environmental impact according to the New Jersey Sierra Club.
STATE – This afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state. He warned that the hurricane brings the potential for record flooding and told residents, “you stay there at the risk of your life.”
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Prosecutor’s Office concluded a five-month investigation into last year’s MusicFest and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, officials announced yesterday. However, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow strongly criticized the county for its poor planning and management of the event.
STATE – Last night, Gov. Chris Christie reinforced his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands and shore areas to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state.
STATE – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will hold three public hearings on Public Service Gas & Electric Company’s (PSE&G) North Central Reliability Project (NCRP), which will upgrade power transmission capability in the northern and central regions of the state.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Joseph F. Vitale introduced legislation Thursday that would require New Jersey hospitals to implement a facility-wide plan to prevent the spread of MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that can be life-threatening in hospital settings but is preventable through the use of basic infection control procedures.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to restore the income eligibility for New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program to the level it was at before it was slashed in the governor’s budget last year.
CARTERET — The ASA Apple storage facility at 377 Roosevelt Avenue is approximately 60 percent complete and on schedule to open by year’s end, Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilwoman Susan Naples announced.