1,900 Homes Should Have Power Sunday Night, Mayor Says

Nov 4, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 8

There will be no Halloween on Monday, but on the bright side, nearly 2,000 Hopatcong homes will no longer be in the dark by Sunday night, Mayor Sylvia Petillo said.

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martin

Lexington Park, MD

#1 Nov 5, 2012
it's obvious that my house was not one of the fortunate
Restrick

Bronx, NY

#2 Nov 5, 2012
Where are they do not see any truck on maxim dr
FoodGuy

Cherry Hill, NJ

#3 Nov 6, 2012
According to what JCP&L provided to Gov Christie on Monday, they committed to have 84% of our town’s power restored by midnight last night ( nj.gov ). That has not been accomplished – not even close, based on what I saw leaving town for work this morning. While it is clear that Christie is taking great steps to hold these power companies accountable for results, where are our local advocates they miss a commitment in our area? Is our mayor on the phone with the Governor’s office about this? I heard that she was at the High-School handing out dinners last night? Really? I am sure there are volunteers well qualified to do that. Oh - it's election day - that explains it.
Somebody needs to take action, and it is time we hold our Mayor accountable for the lack thereof. Somewhere, the priorities are really screwed up. When you put your own needs before those of your people, you can never be an effective leader. It is showing.
Guy Fawkes

Irvington, NJ

#4 Nov 7, 2012
JCP&L is owned by First Energy out of Ohio. The president of that company is Anthony J. Alexander. Call 1-800-633-4766 and demand to speak to him about the power situation.
Carlos

Kew Gardens, NY

#5 Nov 7, 2012
Why Hopatcong town officials have not made a map avaiable of affected areas and note the progress made on a daily basis providing addecuate projected dates for power restoration so we the people of Hopatcong can plan addecuately.
alibra

United States

#6 Nov 8, 2012
I think the mayor of Hopatcong did a very poor job...and not excuse for it... approx 3 days after the storm I kept checkgin the Hopatcong website and there we only 1 message regarding the Hurricane coming and who to call if you lose power...really???? I had no phone coverage as my cell is AT&T I got the message about the emergency services almost 5 days after the storm. At work I asked everyone how their towsn did helping them... the town of Parsippany had everything on their website (where to go and what to do), the mayor of E Hanover gave out his personal cell phone number so he could be contacted directly for help.(that is just a few...); I had associates at my job look at the hopatcong website and asked their oppionion they all gave a thumbs down.. I feel we need a better "Plan B"... also Hopatcong is not just the area by the municipal building the people over by Byram Bay are alwys left out of everything... but the town of Hopatcong doesn't mind collecting our taxes and make sure they are paid on time...
alibra

United States

#7 Nov 8, 2012
I think there needs to be a meeting for everyone in Hopatcong to get together and come up with a better solution as to emergency services; and how to better use our tax dollars. We all need to know where every penny is being spent. While I was at the Hopatcong H.S. voting I noticed how beautiful the side-walks are, parking lots..special parking signs for administration..but what am I getting for my tax dollars.. close to $3,000 goes to the schools and what do I get to compensate for that. We don't use the shool system. The street I live on (Papoose/Squaw Tr) just keeps getting patched up every time it gets a hole in it. Over 4 years my taxes have increased..I pay as much now as I did in Morristown (and had sidewalks, city water, city gas, and much closer to my job)..it may be time combine services with other towns for cheaper rates. Something needs to be done 'before' everyone leaves their homes vacant (as they can't afford it any longer..)
regarding Hopatcong

Paterson, NJ

#8 Nov 8, 2012
We took a look at Hopatcong this last few days, and phone poles with downed lines are broken like matchsticks and VERY prominently so, up on Brooklyn Mountain Road. The location would be heading down Brooklyn Mountain, on the left, towards Spruce and North streets.

Since the storm NOTHING seems to have been done there.
There are workers on Lakeside Boulevard, in Landing, but they seem to be from Virginia (?) This is not to suggest that there hasn't been anything done, but it appears nothing in that section.

Why do we get the strong impression that some more wealthy communities are being given priority AND protection, or at least more so, when it comes to keeping and maintaining power during outages in the Northern part of this state (NJ)?

Keep in mind the Golden Rule of sowing and reaping; this being, that what we do,(or don't do) for others, when it is in our power to do so, could effect us; if we close our eyes and do not do the right thing, beyond just being aware.

More needs to be done, and soon, to help the city of Hopatcong, and others, who have expected their power for many days now. As it certainly seems a bit suspect that some do not have power, and many people are now wondering if there is an unfair imbalanced standard for prioritizing communities and repairs, by which companies like JCP&L, and others, do or do not provide power in a timely fashion to people.

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