Harrison Recreation Children’s Spring Dance
Friday March 22nd
DJ, Prizes, and Refreshments
Public Information Center Meeting for Interstate Route 280 Improvement Study.
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Alert: Bill Payment Scam Targets PSE&G Customers Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is alerting its customers about a nationwide phony bill payment program that promises to credit or …
The little ethnic enclave a stone’s throw from Newark is becoming Jersey’s latest hotbed for urban redevelopment.
Posted February 12, 2013 by Amanda Staab
Will Harrison become the new Hoboken? Mayor Raymond McDonough would like to think so. Seventeen years ago, two years after taking office, he initiated a redevelopment plan to transform the Hudson County town’s blighted industrial section into a gentrified neighborhood of condos, rental apartments and hotels, all coalescing around a renovated PATH station.
‘I started this project years ago to lower taxes,” says McDonough, 64, reflecting on the burden residents had to bear after the mile-square town’s once-bustling factories shut down several decades ago. The idea came to him in the late 1990s, after an elderly woman broke down in tears in his office because she could not afford to pay her taxes. McDonough found a quick solution for the woman but realized Harrison itself needed a long-term plan.
TRENTON, N.J.— Survivors of Hurricane Sandy now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.
The deadline was extended one month at the request of the state of New Jersey. Through Wednesday, Jan. 23, more than 57,500 storm survivors have been approved for help through FEMA’s Individual Assistance program in New Jersey.
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 Salvation Army.
FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
The SBA has also set March 1 as the date for homeowners, renters and business owners to complete and return SBA disaster loan applications. Visit www.sba.gov or call 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339 for more information.
Sandy Recovery Bulletin
New Jersey | DR-4086-NJ | Hurricane Sandy
The State of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are committed to providing the most relevant information to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. We will periodically email you with resources and news on the recovery. Please do not reply to this email. If you have any questions, visit a Disaster Recovery Center near you or call the toll-free FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Please feel free to print out and share, or forward this email, to anyone who might benefit from the information. If you wish to unsubscribe, click the link at the end of this bulletin.
HELP SPREAD WORD THAT DEADLINE CLOSING IN
If you know anyone still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy please remind them the deadline to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Jan. 30.
FEMA disaster assistance may include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
STILL LOOKING FOR A NEW RENTAL?
The state of New Jersey and FEMA have identified more than 700 homes and apartments available for rent in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties.
The exact number of available rentals fluctuates as units are occupied and new listings are added, but up-to-date listings can be found at MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from “links.govdelivery.com” claiming to be www.socialserve.com where you can select the New Jersey link to do a search.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE DEADLINE NEARS
The deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance is Feb. 4. The program covers self-employed individuals and others left jobless as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy and who may not be covered by regular unemployment insurance.
If you plan to file a disaster unemployment assistance claim, you must first file a claim for regular unemployment assistance.
HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY RESOURCES
FEMA disaster assistance registration and helpline: 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585
Apply online for assistance: DisasterAssistance.gov
Find the nearest disaster recovery center: FEMA.gov/DRC or text “DRC” and your “zip code” to 43362
Small Business Administration
Customer service center: 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339
Disaster assistance website: SBA.gov/DisasterAssistance
Resources for Additional Needs
New Jersey disaster case management: 877-510-6762 or email at dcmNewJersey@CatholicCharitiesUSA.org
Cleanup resources and local recovery efforts: 2-1-1 or online at MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from “links.govdelivery.com” claiming to be NJ211.org
American Red Cross: 800-733-2767 or online at MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from “links.govdelivery.com” claiming to be RedCross.org
New Jersey Hope and Healing: 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356
Disaster legal services: 888-541-1900
Disaster unemployment: Online at MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from “links.govdelivery.com” claiming to be NJuifile.net
(12/P159) TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today reminded residents that televisions, computers, electronic tablets, e-book readers, and monitors that have been replaced by new electronic holiday gifts cannot be thrown out with the trash but must be taken to designated recycling collection points as required by state law.
For more information on New Jersey’s E-Cycle program, including a list of e-waste recycling locations statewide, a connection to all 21 county recycling web sites, and information for consumers on “front door’’ pickup service to deal with extra heavy televisions or for people with special needs, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/ewaste/index.html