Power situation 123 Grand St.

5:00pm:

A message from Mayor Roberts:

Dear Resident:

We have just been notified by PSE&G that they will be conducting an emergency repair on electrical wires in the southern section of the city. Service will be discontinued from
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Grand Street between Second and Newark Streets and along Newark Street between Grand and Bloomfield Streets. Power should be restored at 5:30pm.

Mayor David Roberts

2:30pm:
A precarious situation is forming near 123 Grand St. A utility pole is cracked and in danger of falling and damaging nearby vehicles.

PSE&G is on the scene now. Some photos and/or videos coming later.

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11 Comments on "Power situation 123 Grand St."

Friedupright
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Friedupright
[quote comment=”37228″]I have to say I watched the last counicl meeting in which several residents walked up to speak and voiced concerns over the astro turf being laid down at 4th street park. The second lady was my favorite. I will point out that her vernacular was hilarious and the way in which she pronounced her words was even more commical. I will point out that both who spoke live closer to Columbus park and Eylesian Park. Why would they voice concerns over astro turf is beyond me. She was so upset that they removed the flowers around the gazeebo and replaced them with pavers. Couniclman Russo comeback towards her was great, it def lit her fire even more. I believe PD had to remove both those woman for screaming and shouting. If these council meetings bring out these types of people Im goin to the next one with popcorn and my Ice-T. That lady needs to check herself into the mental ward. She is worried about astro turf…get a grip….[/quote] Councilman Russo was being a rude ass. The public speaker is supposed to get 5-minutes, as he was reminded by the council president. I don’t care if she was right or wrong but the public, nuts or not, or what her beef was with the park. The public portion of the meeting means that the public gets to speak – the council is supposed to listen – not interrupt. I think Russo needs to practice the “not interrupting” part.… Read more »
Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor
[quote comment=”37228″]I have to say I watched the last counicl meeting in which several residents walked up to speak and voiced concerns over the astro turf being laid down at 4th street park. The second lady was my favorite. I will point out that her vernacular was hilarious and the way in which she pronounced her words was even more commical. I will point out that both who spoke live closer to Columbus park and Eylesian Park. Why would they voice concerns over astro turf is beyond me. She was so upset that they removed the flowers around the gazeebo and replaced them with pavers. Couniclman Russo comeback towards her was great, it def lit her fire even more. I believe PD had to remove both those woman for screaming and shouting. If these council meetings bring out these types of people Im goin to the next one with popcorn and my Ice-T. That lady needs to check herself into the mental ward. She is worried about astro turf…get a grip….[/quote] That lady was great. I felt like she was Pakistan and he was India…..fighting over some meaningless piece of land. — I love when she would plug 411, like 411 is in the know. I felt bad for the parks and rec. guy that had to go up there and keep answering the same question “it was a compromise between the schools and the city”. I think what they should do is plant some sod…and then fence it off…..so… Read more »
Foster
Member

oh! I heard a ploice car going down the street this afternoon. All I heard was “Attention all Residents” then I missed the rest. I guess they were announcing the power outage.

I’m glad it came back on because I went to dinner at Leo’s tonight. YUM!!!!

hobodave
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hobodave
Thanx hob411 for the info. The power went out in my apt at Columbian Towers at approx 4:30pm while I was sitting at my computer starting to write a post on another topic. Out went my lights, air conditioner, computer and DSL! Went into the hallway and heard a lot of worry in this building of about 150 seniors and people with disabilities. A lot of rumors were flying around, and about 15 minutes later a announcement was made over the building’s PA system that the power wouldn’t be restored for a least 5 hours! I started to gather some spare flashlights and batteries to see if anyone needed them – but by that time the power had been restored, much to everyone’s surprise and relief. It seems to me from the timeline you provided that PSE&G could have handled the situation in a more customer-friendly way – if they cared. Of course, there are always possible unexpected emergencies – but, in this case they knew they were going to cut off the power at 4:30pm and notified the Mayor’s office (at 5pm?) They also should have know that a senior building was directly affected, and notified them immediately! Congrats to the utility workers for restoring the power so quickly, but a lot of consternation, and legitimate worries among some very elderly people, about losing power on an extremely hot night, seemingly could have been avoided. People even get heart attacks just from fear in such situations. As I said… Read more »
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