Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) wrote to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph Fiordalsio on Monday asking that the agency step-up its oversight of the beleaguered electric utility in the wake of its horrible communications and failure to restore power to its customers in a reasonable time frame following Tropical Storm Isiasis.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 10th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, New Jersey | Tags: BPU, Congressman Chris Smith, JCP&L, Joseph Fiordalsio, New Jersey, Tropical Storm Isiasis | 2 Comments »
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon
For those who didn’t lose power, or see the fury of Monday night’s storm, be thankful. Your lives went on like a normal summer day with a thunderstorm in the background. For those who were in the micro-bursts…it was the scariest thing many have seen since Sandy..and more than many of us have ever seen. It lasted 20 minutes through the area…but left more immediate wind devastation than Sandy. Sandy spent hours piling water into our Bayshore and bays and oceanfront. This unnamed…moment…tore down trees and utility poles and the wires near, or attached to, them. And it was block-by-block, neighborhood by neighborhood. Which made it even harder on those without power. Many neighbors had no inconvenience at all. I can say now, it was a miracle no one was seriously injured or killed. For those that didn’t see it, trust me, this isn’t hyperbole.
JCP&L provided the following information to MMM at 12:45 this afternoon:
Monmouth County Update:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Power Outages | Comments Off on JCPL Update
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that free ice and water is available for the 98,974 JCP&L customers still without power at 10 a.m. this morning.
The locations distributing water and ice are listing below the foldArt Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Free water and ice for residents without power
39% of Monmouth County’s JCP&L customers remain without power this morning in the aftermath of the summer storm that blew through Central Jersey last night. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Power Outagages, Summer storn | Comments Off on 112K JCP&L’s Monmouth Customers Without Power On Tuesday Morning
JCP&L announced that they are providing free water and ice to their customers who are without power due to weather conditions at the following Shop Rite stores in Monmouth County:Art Gallagher | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Power Outagages, Water and Ice | Comments Off on JCP&L providing water and ice to customers without power
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities unanimously denied Jersey Central Power and Light’s ‘Monmouth Reliability Project,’ according to Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley who is in Trenton for the BPU meeting.
“This is a great victory for all of the grassroots activists of RAGE (Residents Against Giant Electric), and all of the government officials who fought together through a complex and arduous legal process to produce the right result for Monmouth County residents who live along NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line,” Kiley said. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 22nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Board of Public Utilities, BPU, Congressman Chris Smith, JCP&L, Judy Musa, Kin Gee, Lisa Walsh, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, Monster Power Lines, New Jersey Board of Public Utlities, OAL Judge Gail Cookson, R.A.G.E., Rachel Kanapka, RAGE, Residents Against Giant Electric, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Sue Kiley, Tara Corcoran-Clark, Teri Vilardi | Comments Off on BPU unanimously rejects JCP&L’s Monster Lines project
An administrative law judge yesterday rejected a $111 million, 10-mile, high-voltage line by Jersey Central Power & Light in Monmouth County, handing residents a rare victory in what is usually a losing battle: opposing transmission projects. In stinging language, the judge, Gail Cookson, rebuked the utility for failing to demonstrate the project is needed, for not… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, New Jersey, R.A.G.E., Residents Against Giant Electric | Comments Off on Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan
By Middletown Township Committeeman Tony Fiore
On March 29th, thousands of residents and local elected officials from Monmouth County will converge upon the Collins Arena at Brookdale to speak against the proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project as proposed by First Energy and its subsidiary JCP&L. This additional hearing called for by Office of Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson, follows a meeting held on January 25th at Middletown High School North where thousands attended and many were turned away. As an elected official in Middletown who will not have the opportunity to speak at this meeting per the Judge’s request, I will not remain silent with the question I would have asked Judge Cookson: What’s the point of this hearing?admin | Filed under: JCP&L, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tony Fiore | Tags: First Energy, JCP&L, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, OAL Judge Gail Cookson, Office of Administrative Law, RAGE, Tony Fiore | 7 Comments »
Scammers are once again targeting Monmouth County small businesses by posing as representatives of JCP&L and threatening to shut off their power unless immediate payment is made via a pre-paid debit card, Green Dot card, MoneyPak card or gift card, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Recent targets have included a salon, gym and and deli. The scam follows a line of fear and intimidation: you are advised you are past due on a bill, you are threatened with having your power shut-off, and you are given the opportunity to “pay” your bill within a brief period of time to avoid any embarrassment or work stoppages.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Scam | Comments Off on Scammers threaten small business owners with power shut off