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Senator O’Scanlon discusses the storm and JCP&L’s response

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

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.

In the end over 200,000 people had no power. Trees were down. JCP&L on the scramble, tested again.  By Thursday night, all but just over 200 customers in Monmouth County had their power restored.

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Posted: July 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, JCP&L, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

JCPL Update

JCP&L provided the following information to MMM at 12:45 this afternoon:

Monmouth County Update:

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Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on JCPL Update

Free water and ice for residents without power

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 fold

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Posted: July 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Free water and ice for residents without power

112K JCP&L’s Monmouth Customers Without Power On Tuesday Morning

Photo via Howell Police Department’s facebook page

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 112K JCP&L’s Monmouth Customers Without Power On Tuesday Morning

JCP&L providing water and ice to customers without power

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:

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Posted: July 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on JCP&L providing water and ice to customers without power

BPU unanimously rejects JCP&L’s Monster Lines project

RAGE leaders, in Trenton, celebrate the BPU’s decision to nix JCPL’s Monmouth Monster Power Line Project

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: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BPU unanimously rejects JCP&L’s Monster Lines project

Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan

Next OAL Hearing on 3/29 nothing short of OutRAGEous

By Middletown Township Committeeman Tony Fiore

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?

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Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Scammers threaten small business owners with power shut off

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.

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Posted: January 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Scammers threaten small business owners with power shut off

DiMaso speaks against the ‘Monmouth Reliability Project’ on behalf of Freeholder Board

Video courtesy of John Schneider

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Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on DiMaso speaks against the ‘Monmouth Reliability Project’ on behalf of Freeholder Board