Here's a look at how the historic storm has impacted the Caldwells
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi confirms what many residents are hearing: full power may not be restored until Friday, Nov. 9. Notre Dame will co-host a Pizza Potluck for the second night in a row in the Trinity Academy Gymnasium.
North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi reported 100 percent of the borough remains without power Friday after what he called the “worst storm of our lifetime.” Alessi said full power is expected to be restored by Friday, Nov. 9, more than 10 days after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the state. While all major roads have been re-opened, numerous side streets remain blocked off by downed trees and power lines. The borough plans to bring in generators and generator-powered lights for Election Day next Tuesday, Nov. 6. All four districts in North Caldwell vote at Notre Dame Church. Notre Dame will co-host a Pizza Potluck for the second night in a row with St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell in the Trinity Academy Gymnasium at 5 p.m. Pizza will be available…
The following update is posted on the West Caldwell Township website.
The following update was posted on the West Caldwell website Thursday afternoon. MESSAGE FROM MAYOR JOSEPH TEMPESTA PSE&G is making some progress and brought power back to approximately 500 more residents Thursday. As of Thursday at 3 p.m., it was estimated that approximately 60 percent of the township was without power. More neighborhoods gained power last night. We recognize that all of our residents are not receiving this message but those of you that are receiving this message we ask if you can share this message with your neighbors. Also please check on your neighbors, particularly senior citizens that may need extra assistance. The West Caldwell Public Library has also re-opened on Friday for residents seeking to keep warm and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A message from Mayor Ann Dassing says PSE&G main transfer station to area was flooded.
Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing released the following message Thursday afternoon: Dear Caldwell Residents, During this difficult time we want to assure you all that we have been and will continue to be in constant contact with PSE&G. During the hurricane the main transfer station that services our area, located in the Ironbound section of Newark, was flooded and rendered useless. Subsequent sub stations across the region also were flooded, compounding the delivery of electric power to our streets. PSE&G is working to restore and rebuild these sub stations and ultimately to return power to our streets. As of this writing, we have had a few streets come back. They are still telling us that anytime between now and Monday, Nov. 5th our power …
West Essex, Caldwell-West Caldwell closed on Friday.
Students in the Caldwells will have missed at least a full week of school due to widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. All public schools will remain closed Friday, the fifth day in a row, while towns wait for PSE&G crews to repair downed power lines so power could be restored and roads may be reopened. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools, West Essex Regional Schools and North Caldwell Schools have all announced that they will remain closed on Friday, Nov. 1. Mount St. Dominic Academy and Caldwell College plan to re-open on Monday until further notice. The annual Teacher's Convention in Atlantic City has been canceled for the first time in its history, leaving open the possibility that schools may open and days that were …
All are welcome to Pizza Potluck Thursday night at Caldwell church gym.
One church with power, another without are coming together Thursday night to make the most of what will likely be a fourth night of widespread power outages in the Caldwells. Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell is still in the dark after Hurricane Sandy along with most of the borough. The church is co-hosting a Pizza Potluck at St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome to the church gym at 219 Bloomfield Ave., in Caldwell. There is plenty of parking around back. Pizza will be served but all are encouraged to bring whatever they can share, no matter how big or how small. If you have questions, call 973-226-0221.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Caldwell area schools will remain closed due to Hurricane Sandy power outages.
Story updated at 3:41 Wednesday. Thursday will be the fourth day in a row area schools are closed due to widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools, West Essex Regional Schools and North Caldwell Schools have all announced that they will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 1. Mount St. Dominic Academy and Caldwell College will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Wilson and Washington elementary schools in West Caldwell both regained power Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson for the Caldwell-West Caldwell district. The four other schools in the district—Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary Schools, Grover Cleveland Middle School and James Caldwell High School—were still without power Wednesday …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Power returning in spots in West Caldwell. ShopRite will re-open on Wednesday morning. Caldwell College will close Oct. 31.
Updated at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 31, for the third day in a row, according to West Caldwell Police Chief Michael Bramhall. The chief said garbage and recycling pickup is suspended in the township for Wednesday. Caldwell College remains without power Tuesday and will also be closed Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the college. The school is on a generator and students who are on campus are safe, Media Relations Director Colette Liddy said. "We are encouraging students who can go home safely to go home," Liddy said. She said special activities are planned for students who need to stay on campus and meals are being served on a special schedule.West Essex Regional Schools…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites are a possibility as Hurricane Sandy threatens state.
Hurricane Sandy could leave polling sites without power on Election Day with utility companies reporting it may take a week or more to restore widespread outages. With the storm just beginning to hit northern New Jersey, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin said Monday the question of whether voting will be affected by Sandy has weighed heavily on his mind. Durkin said in a worst-case scenario where there is a widespread loss of power and flooded polling sites, the state legislature would decide what action to take. “If there is an issue with power,” Durkin said, “it is the New Jersey Legislature that decides on the alternatives as far as what we do." Both PSE&G and JCP&L, which provide millions of residents with electricity, report it could …