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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

Freeholders from New Jersey Bayshore on Vimeo.

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

JCP&L Acts to Protect Osprey

photo via JCP&L

Jersey Central Power and Light, the electric utility that services Monmouth County, announced today that they have expanded an environmental program to help protect New Jersey’s threatened ospreys.

The company is surveying their poles and other equipment to determine where osprey are nesting—or have given indication of future nesting–and then building new nesting platforms where the birds will not be in danger due to the proximity to electrical equipment. Specialized equipment is installed to divert and discourage ospreys from nesting in potentially hazardous locations.

Two osprey nests within JCP&L’s Monmouth and Ocean service territories, one in Union Beach and another in Brick, were relocated in 2016.

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Posted: December 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

JCP&L relocating regional headquarters to historic N.J. building

assetcontentHOLMDEL – One of the state’s largest energy providers announced Thursday that it plans to relocate its regional headquarters to the 2-million-square-foot Bell Works site on Crawfords Corner Road. Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., formally signed a 10-year lease with Somerset Development on Thursday to occupy 64,000 square feet of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on JCP&L relocating regional headquarters to historic N.J. building

Congressman Smith to NJ Transist: Don’t allow JCP&L power lines

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Congressman Chris Smith

NEWARK, N.J.—Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) testified today before the New Jersey Transit Corporation Board of Directors in an effort to convince the agency to reject the Jersey Central Power & Light Co (JCP&L) application to utilize the transit agency’s right-of-way for the proposed “Monmouth County Reliability Project.” JCP&L has proposed the 10-mile-long transmission line be placed through residential neighborhoods along NJT’s North Jersey Coast line, creating an undue burden for large numbers of people in five Monmouth County municipalities.

“Some may argue that there is little or no adverse health link to exposure to the electromagnetic fields created by these high-voltage lines, and may produce select studies that suggest that,” said Smith, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on global health in his expert testimony. “But there is statistically relevant evidence–including studies–that suggest otherwise.”

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Beck and Kyrillos Oppose Giant Power Lines

Kean Beck KyrillosSenators Joe Kyrillos and Jennifer Beck announced this morning that they have introduced three resolutions in State Senate in opposition to the JCP&L project known as the Monmouth Reliability Project.

The project would drive a 230-kV transmission line on 140-foot-tall monopole towers on a nearly 10-mile path from Aberdeen to Red Bank, cutting through Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown and across the Navesink River with sight exposure to Fair Haven and Rumson.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: JCP&L, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »