Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hayley Vicedomini takes part in network's ‘Spring Fix’ as part of her Alternative Break program at Montclair State.
A college student spending spring break at the shore isn’t that that out of the ordinary. But Hopatcong native Hayley Vicedomini spent her time off from Montclair State University at the Shore participating in the MTV alternative spring break program where she worked to rebuild a home devastated by Hurricane Sandy. And her efforts were recorded for reality show television. “We were rebuilding this elderly couple's home in Lavallette, NJ,” Vicedomini said. “They have the bay in their backyard and the ocean is on the other side of the street. The house got flooded up to the ceiling.” MTV , the United Way and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, recorded their efforts as part of their “Spring Fix,” program to air later this year. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance now end of this month. How to apply.
Wednesday, January 2
Those who suffered losses due to Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have announced. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. At the request of the state of New Jersey, FEMA extended the registration deadline beyond the original 60-day window due to the magnitude of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The disaster registration process serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the …
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 …