Hurricane Sandy Information

(as of Monday Afternoon)

MASS TRANSIT

NJ Transit – the majority of Bus and Access Link service is up and running.  River Line is running. There is a limited amount of train service.

SEPTA - Full restoration of service.  Delays are possible, allow extra time for commute.

PATCO - Trains are operating on or close to schedule.

MTA - Check the MTA website for what is running or suspended.

PATH - Limited service will run on the Journal Square – 33 Street line starting Tuesday morning.

BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

Holland Tunnel is closed until further notice.

Port Authority of NY-NJ has opened the Lincoln Tunnel as well as the Bayonne, Goethals, Outerbridge, and George Washington Bridges.  The Delaware River Port Authority opened the Commodore Barry, Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross bridges are open to all traffic.

POWER OUTAGES UPDATES

Atlantic City Electric – about 1,100 customers.

JCP&L – over 248,000 customers

PSE&G - about 375,000 customers.

ICE AND WATER

PSE&G Water and Ice Locations

JCP&L Water and Ice Locations

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

North Jersey

South Jersey

PRICE GOUGING

If you experience price gouging during this state of emergency remember that it is illegal in New Jersey.  Keep your receipt and call 1-862-209-0130 or 973-220-3474 to report them.

FOR YOUR PETS

Banfield Pet Hospitals are offering free physical exams for pets impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The missing pet hotline is open 24 hours at 1-855-407-4787.

Pet Food Donations are needed and being taken at the AHS/Popcorn Park’s 3 shelters.

Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets Facebook page.

SHOWERS

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and  Wellness Center in Parlin is letting Old Bridge and the immediate Middlesex County region residents inconvenienced by the Hurricane to use our Center for a workout, shower, and power.

GASOLINE

Hess has posted their fuel inventory information on line.

FEMA & DISASTER RELIEF

For disaster assistants visit fema.gov/sandy.

File for disaster aid at www.disasterassistance.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-3362.

American Red Cross “Safe and Well” page.

HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce is collecting food, blankets, and other goods.

New York Times bestselling author and Gannett syndicated columnist and blogger read in all 50 states and 75 countries Bob Ingle has a new book out now. Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power co-written by Michael Symons. Click on the book cover below to order your copy now.

                                                     

Read Bob’s first book, The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption co-written with Sandy McClure.

                                                     

Bob has a blog that you can read here.

                                                

Corn Maze Challange at Wemrock Orchards

                          

The Tommy G Show will be hanging out at Wemrock Orchards to see who can get through their corn maze the quickest. Will it be manager Marty Gelt, Anthony our entertainment reporter, breaking news reporter Dave from Jackson, Mark from Woodbridge, or Spanky?

It will take place on Saturday October 6th beginning at 10 am.

For directions and more information on Wemrock Orchards visit their website at www.wemrockorchard.com/

Convention Quickies

The Democratic National Convention is taking place in Charlotte North Carolina. Bob Ingle and Mike Symons are there and will continue with the Convention Quickies this week.

Bob Ingle will also be giving The Tommy G Show updates each afternoon live from the convention. Get all of his updates from here.

Cause of the Day

Mayor David Stahl’s Dining for a Cause is promising a great evening of entertainment for a great cause.

The mayor will be hosting the 4th Annual Dining for a Cause on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road. A casual evening of food and entertainment is planned so gather family, friends, and colleagues for a great relaxing evening.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light buffet and a musical performance by Anita Chen during dinner in the Community Room. Immediately following dinner, head into the Playhouse 22 Theater for a Comedy Show featuring Vinnie Brand of the Stress Factory.
Funds raised benefit summer day camp scholarships for at-risk kids; the township’s food bank, as well as MCFOODS, the County’s food bank; the veterans at Menlo Park Home; and the Aldersgate Crisis to name a few

A $50 per person donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information or to reserve your seat call the Mayor’s Office at 732-390-6810