MOST POWER IS RESTORED BY AC ELECTRIC

Atlantic City Electric reports that 99 percent of power has been returned to its custoimers. The utility continues to ask customers to report an outage if they have one. The company continues to dispatch crews to localized outage areas in parts of southern New Jersey, where the extensive damage associated with these outages makes restoring…

DISASTER DECLARED IN NEW JERSEY BY PRESIDENT

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 27, 2011, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Bergen,…

BYOB? NOT THIS YEAR IN OCEAN CITY

A BYOB proposal has been pulled in Ocean City. Officials there say that the City of Ocean City was advised by the Committee of Petitioners for the “BYOB” initiative that they have unanimously voted to withdraw the petition. This means the issue will not be placed on the November ballot. The committee is planning to come…

BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY RESCHEDULED IN AVALON

A major concert that was supposed to take place during the weekend storm has been rescheduled in Avalon.  The Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform in Avalon on Saturday, September 17th at the Avalon Free Public Library.  The symphony was scheduled to play its final performance in Avalon on Saturday, but Hurricane Irene washed out those…

LOCKWOOD: MIDDLE DID A GOOD JOB IN THE STORM

One local committeeman was happy with his town’s response. Committeeman Dan Lockwood told Coastal Broadcasting that the combination of city hall employees, police, fire, and other volunteers. Lockwood noted the sheltering process and the assistance they provided to those who were in need. He said some minor clean up remains, but Middle Township is getting…