Friday, November 30, 2012
Officials extended deadline due to Superstorm Sandy.
Due to storm related hardships caused by Superstorm Sandy, residents have until Monday to pay their 4th Quarter property taxes. Officials extended the deadline in early November. Payments received after Monday will be subject to interest. For more information or to pay taxes online, click here. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
One in five residents said they felt forced out of their homes by the storm.
Superstorm Sandy made an impact on approximately two-thirds of the state, according to results from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday. An even higher percentage (94 percent) of the 1,228 polled New Jersey residents reported that they lost power at some point during or after the storm. About 65 percent of those polled said they remained without power for at least five days. "Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected when Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Garden State three weeks ago," a press release about the poll said. Approximately one in five residents said they were forced out of their homes by the storm, with about 6 percent of residents telling pollsters they were still not able to permanently return. "We already …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Payments are now due by Dec. 3.
Due to the storm related hardships of Hurricane Sandy, residents now have until Monday, Dec. 3 to pay their property taxes. Taxes had been due Nov. 1. Payments received after that date will be subject to interest. The mayor and council extended the due date at a public meeting Nov. 7. Click here for information about paying taxes online. For more information regarding property taxes call the township’s Division of Revenue Collection at 973-694-1800, ext. 3217. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The 'Unite 2 Revive' fundraiser will feature seven NJ bands at Jersey's Sports Bar in Neptune on Sunday, Nov. 18
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A day-long event featuring food, drink and popular New Jersey rock bands on Sunday will raise funds for Red Cross efforts to meet the needs of those victimized by Hurricane Sandy. The "Unite 2 Revive" will be held at Jersey’s Sports Bar, located at 116 Third Ave. in Neptune, from noon to 7 p.m. The fundraising event is being presented by Stars that Shine Entertainment, LLC, TOURPAX, and Synergy Event Planners. The restaurant will be serving food and drink specials during the event and sponsors include Patch sites throughout New Jersey. Guests are welcome to attend throughout the day to enjoy music from local bands including: The Eddie Testa Band, Guy Smiley, Rome, Undercover, Kindred, Marc Ribler & friends and Nobs Overdrive. Special …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Legal advice, where to find shelter and food among resources covered.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A new resource has been released by NJ 2-1-1 Partnership documenting recovery resources for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Guide details information such as contacts for home contractors, legal services for filing storm damage claims, how to apply for funding for damaged hot water heaters and how to remove mold. It also provides information county-by-county on food assistance, shelter and mental health facilities. According to a press release sent by NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, the organization has responded to approximately 43,000 callers asking for advice for many things included in the guide. NJ 2-1-1 Partnership has seen a 400 percent increase in call volume from Sandy alone. Public health officials …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Politicians said this election season was 'very difficult' because of storm.
After millions of New Jersey residents spent most of last week without power, gas, and even lost their homes, Tuesday’s general election was likely the farthest from their minds. But for politicians who have continued to campaign through the storm, the election has remained a focus. “It’s been a very, very difficult procedure because of the storm,” Essex County Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold said. Sebold is the Democratic chairwoman in Livingston and has helped local candidates with their own races. She said her candidates have struggled to reach voters as power outages have stopped their printer, in Irvington, from producing mailers. “I’ve never experienced anything like this ever, in all my years of being involved in politics…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Government allocates up to $31,900 for applicants who incurred damage due to Hurricane Sandy.
Wayne residents can apply for assistance from the federal government for damage incurred to their personal property as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The federal government has extended individual assistance to Passaic and 10 other counties. Previously, assistance was approved for only 10 counties. The assistance comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual and Households Program (HIP). Homeowners can apply for up to $31,900 in reimbursements for the following expenditures: Money to rent a hotel or other temporary housing, repair damage to their homes not covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy, repairing or replacing vehicles damages by the storm, or paying for public transportation. Congressman Bill Pascrell announced …
Station holding a Hurricane Sandy relief drive.
Representatives from the radio station Z100 will hold a relief drive for Hurricane Sandy victims at Paul Miller BMW on Route 23 South Monday from 6:30 a.m. to noon. The station is asking residents to drop off the following items, which will be donated to Hurricane Sandy victims who are in need of food, clothes, and supplies: There will be charging station on-site for people who need to charge their cell phones.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Nearly 2,800 PSE&G customers still have no power. JCP&L customers estimates power will be restored by Wednesday.
Although progress has been made, thousands of people in Wayne are still without power. PSE&G estimates that nearly 2,800 residents are still without power Sunday afternoon, about 28 percent of customers. Parts of the Packanack Lake neighborhood were still without power. Residents reported that homes on the Farmingdale Road side of Black Oak Ridge Road were still without power. The Lions Head Lake section of town was without power. “There are two trees down on Colfax Road and Linden Road still has a tree lying across it,” said Lions Head resident Claire Furber. “They told us that the best estimate is that we’ll have it back by Thursday or Friday.” About 85 percent of residents receive their power from PSE&G. Jersey Central Power & Light (…
Friday, November 2, 2012
VOAD provides free meals to hurricane victims at the Police Athletic League.
Tracy Solowski sat and enjoyed some pasta with her father Raymond. "We're still out of power," said Solowski, who has been without power for a few days. "Everything is moving very slowly. It is 57 degrees inside the house." The Solowskis were two of the approximately 100 people who ate a free hot meal at the Police Athletic League (PAL) Thursday night courtesy of Wayne VOAD. VOAD, which stands for Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters, is providing a variety of services and coordination the efforts of various businesses and other local entities to provide relief to residents who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. "People have been so generous," said Rev. Karyn Ratcliffe, pastor of Packanack Community Church and VOAD …