Fiore: “JCP&L’s communication to the public is terrible”

“Government Affairs Representative Roberta Sheridan’s communication is fantastic”

“People think I am making this crap up!” exclaimed Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore in frustration over JCP&L personnel giving the public information that contradicts what he has been told by JCP&L’s government affairs representative Roberta Sheridan.

“Sheridan is doing a great job,” said Fiore, “she told me at 10:30 this morning that there were still 1518 customers in the township without power and that 1264 of them would be restored today and 254 tomorrow. Linemen are telling people they won’t have power anytime soon. On the phone they’re telling people they will have power next week.”

Fiore asked that MMM post Sheridan’s email so that Middletown residents would have accurate information and would not think that he is a sewer truck:

From: rsheridan
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:31:02 -0400
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: update

we are working all over the township today……….waiting for the areas to be identified……..total of 1,518 customers out in all of the Township, today we are scheduled to bring 1, 264 back in power the remaining 254 tomorrow………..r

Roberta Sheridan

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Irene, JCP&L, Middletown, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

“All Available Men” Have Not Shown Up

It’s been three hours since JCP&L’s Roberta Sheridan told Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore that “all available men” would be dispatched to the Monmouth County Bayshore for repairs to the Belford substation and the Stone Church substation.

There are no men at Belford.  There is not a JCP&L truck in sight.  There’s Comcast and Verizon trucks, but no JCP&L.  There are tanker trucks moving up and down Route 36 filled with sewage.  Apparently the trucks are not the only thing full of shit around here.

JCP&L's Belford Substation at 10:10 AM, August 31, 2011

JCP&L's Belford Substation at 10:10 AM, August 31, 2011


An angry and frustrated Fiore told MMM that the Governor’s office called him this morning to check on if he had heard from JCP&L. 

Maybe the circuts that have to be repaired are off sight.  Or maybe JCP&L is placating the Governor’s office while bullshitting  municipal elected officials.

Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Irene, JCP&L | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »