Governor also praises National Guard at press conference in Somerset.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie praised the National Guard's work in New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and reportedly said he expects all power to be restored to the state by early Sunday. Christie spoke at a press conference on Thursday, flanked by members of the National Guard at an armory in Somerset. "I wanted to come here and thank these men and women as an example of the over 2,200 National Guardsmen I ordered activated in the prelude to Hurricane Sandy," Christie said. "They have done an extraordinary job." Christie addressed a number of issues still plaguing the state, including power outages. Christie said as of Thursday morning there were 390,746 customers without power in the state, an increase of about 19,000 from …
Municipal offices open Thursday, public library open Friday.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The effort to cleanup and restore power in Hillsborough was underway on Thursday. However, full power to the township could take quite a few more days, according to the utility companies. According to a notice from the township, full restoration to Somerset County may not be realized until Nov. 11. Power was restored to the municipal complex–recently renamed the Peter J. Biondi Building–early Thursday morning, and municipal offices are open. Getting power to first responder buildings and schools is the next priority, according to Hillsborough Mayor Carl Suraci. Hillsborough Public Schools will be closed again on Friday. On Thursday, the NJEA cancelled its annual state educators convention that was set for Nov. 8 and 9 in hard-hit …