Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Poor communication, infrastructure and equipment problems after storm among primary complaints to utility company president, BPU.
If there was one thing the state Board of Public Utilities, JCP&L's president Don Lynch, officials and the public agreed upon Monday night, it was the severity of the storm named Sandy that howled through the state on Oct. 29, not only lashing the shore but bringing power outages that lasted two weeks or more to parts of central and northern New Jersey. But nearly all of the dozens of officials and residents from the inland counties of Somerset, Morris, Passaic and Sussex who spoke at a public input meeting held by the BPU in Basking Ridge, refused to let Jersey Central Power & Light off the hook anyway. "For us, in Bernards Township, for the first seven days after the storm, virtually nothing happened," said township Deputy Mayor Carolyn …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Company's president to meet with Board of Public Utilities in Basking Ridge.
The president of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and members of the Board of Public Utilities will appear in Basking Ridge at a public meeting Monday to discuss the utility's response to Superstorm Sandy. The state Board of Public Utilities issued a notice that the meeting will be held to solicit public comment on JCP&L's preparedness and responsiveness before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the auditorium in the William Annin Middle School, 70 Quincy Road, Basking Ridge. A second hearing will be held on Dec. 18 at the Hopatcong Middle School, 1 David Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. The notice said additional hearings would be scheduled in December and in 2013.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Those who worked with former legislator said they will miss her powerful presence, hearty laugh and engaging stories.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Those who worked with Carol Murphy, the former Morris County freeholder, District 26 assemblywoman and Board of Public Utilities commissioner who died Wednesday at the age of 78, said they will miss her powerful presence, hearty laugh and engaging stories. Murphy was a "leader among leaders," a champion for people in need and a valuable mentor who was a public servant for more than two decades, friends said. Dick Stern, who served with Murphy on the Montville Township Planning Board and Township Committee, where she first served as a public official and became the first woman to serve on the town governing body, said she kept the board in line. "She was truly one of a kind!" he said. "Above all, a friend." Leanna Brown, Former State …