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Recovering from Hurricane Sandy!
As of Friday November 2, 2012
1)5,900 households are still in the dark in Montclair about 50% of our town!
2) PSEG is well aware of our concerns regarding the trees on wires and live wires in the various locations across the township. As of today, most of the trees that were laying on wires SHOULD be addressed.
We will continue to canvas the areas to make sure which ones are still in need of attention as far as the actual restoration of power after the trees are removed and the wires tied back we can't say when that will be.... SORRY
Warming and charging stations:
- 205 Claremont Ave -Township Municipal Building
-Montclair YMCA 25 Park Street - 973- 744 3400
-Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place- 973-744-3312
-SwapXXchange, 425 Bloomfield Ave- 973-707-5077
-St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 75 SO. Fullerton Ave.
-St. James Episcopal Church- 581 Valley Road
-Trinity Episcopal Church, Corner of High-Elm-Irving 10AM-7PM M-F after church Sunday for a few hours
-The Geyer Family YMCA (Little Y) on Glenridge Ave- is open for young children dropping in and running around and enjoying the comfort of other young children laughing and playing
SHOWERS AVAILABLE; Power your cell phone
-Montclair Public Library - Open from 10AM-10PM Mon-Sunday
-Bellevue Branch- 2-6PM Saturday and Sunday (ONLY)
HOT SHOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (BYO TOWELS, shampoo, special scented soaps, shaving gear etc)
Montclair YMCA 25 Park Street -973 744-3400
Bangz Salon and Spa, 23 So. Fullerton Ave - 973-746-8426
4) We have resumed regular trash pickup and recycling and bulky waste as scheduled
FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Essex County residents and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy are eligible for federal disaster assistance. If you sustained losses you can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov , by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY) for hearing and speech impaired. The toll free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00AM-10:00PM 7 days a week. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
BEFORE YOU CALL:
You need your social security number
Financial information: family's gross total household income at the time of the disaster
AS of 6AM on Saturday; November 3, 2012.
GAS WILL ONLY BE DISPENSED ON AN ODD EVEN SALES SYSTEM BASED ON YOUR LICENSE PLATE
If you have an odd number or even number you go on an odd or even day corresponding with your license plate
If you have A-M as the last letter of your license plate A-M are ODD
If your license ends in N-Z these are considered even and you go on an EVEN day.
THIS WILL TAKE EFFECT AT 6AM on SATURDAY NOVEMBER THE 3rd........an ODD DAY
You will be turned away if you go on the wrong day!
Belleville, NJ has also initiated such a system to begin on Monday Nov. 5th.
VOTING!!!! VOTING!!!! VOTING!!!! VOTING!!!!
YOU CAN VOTE TOMORROW!!! And every day until 5pm November 5th!!!
The Essex County Clerk's Office will be taking Vote-By Mail ballots daily until Monday at 3PM.
The Clerk's Office is located in Room 247 of The Essex County Hall of Records at 465 MLK,Jr. Blvd in NEWARK
Monday Nov. 5: 8AM-3PM (latest allowed by law)
AS OF NOW!!! PLAN ON GOING TO YOUR REGULAR POLLING STATION TO VOTE ON TUESDAY!!!
If you need a ride to the polls please call 973 509-2658. If we are in the field doing storm assessment, please leave your name, address and phone number (stated clearly) so that we can assist you.
Be Safe! Be Well! Be Patient
FYI SEVERAL STREETS REGAINED POWER TODAY! HELP IS ON THE WAY! HOLD TIGHT! HELP IS ON ITS WAY!!!!!
Fight Against Addiction and Violence!
Presented by League of Women Voters of New Jersey and NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence) Take a stand against violence and addiction in young women. On Thursday November 29, 2012 6:30pm-8pm at The Montclair YMCA- Geyer Family Center located at 159 Glenridge Avenue. Be the Change. Be The Help. Be HERE.
New Services to keep Women Healthy
New Services to keep Women Healthy; Forty-seven million women are getting greater control over their health care and access to eight new prevention-related health services without paying out of their own pocket. These new rules take effect at the next renewal date– on or after Aug. 1, 2012 — for most health insurance plans. www.fda.gov/womens
Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP)
Unemployed homeowners who are struggling to stay in their homes have until September 15, 2011 to apply for a forgivable "bridge" loan to save their homes underEmergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP). EHLP offers qualified homeowners up to $50,000 to pay mortgage, insurance and tax bills for up to two years. For more information, visit www.findehlp.org or call (855) 346-3345 to learn how to apply.
Free Tax Preparation Services
Social and Human Services
The overall goals of the Division of Community Action are to make a significant impact on the lives of the disenfranchised population of Essex County by providing a broad array of social and human services that promote self-sufficiency and economic independence; to create ways to help prevent evictions, homelessness, and provide positive intervention through the provision of counseling and referral services when homelessness occurs; to reduce heating and cooling cost via the promotion of weatherization services in the homes of the poor, disabled, and elderly in Essex County; to enhance the quality of life among eligible refugees/entrants through job preparedness, counseling and placement.
Bessie Walker, Director
Homeless / Potential Homeless
Newark Emergency Services for Families, Inc. (NESF)
NESF is one of a few non-profit and non-sectarian social service agencies in the country delivering comprehensive emergency services to families in crisis. It provides emergency assistance to working families, the unemployed, destitute, homeless, elderly, handicapped, victims of crime, and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Qualified individuals and families may receive temporary assistance for rent/mortgage, public utilities, child care, transportation, shelter, food, prescriptions, information and referrals to other service provider agencies.
Rental assistance for non-elderly disabled families in support of designated housing allocation plans: www.hud.gov/progdesc/mixpop.cfm
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs: HOUSING ASSISTANCE ELEMENT
For further information on any of the following programs, call or write to:
Seniors / Families With Disabilities
NJ EASE (New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry) is a New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' initiative, in partnership with county governments, to provide a new and easy way for senior citizens and their families to learn about and obtain needed services.The goal of NJ EASE is to create a consumer-focused statewide system that aids access to services for seniors and promotes informed personal choice, dignity and the use of high quality and cost-effective services.
Division of Senior Affairs
Housing For People With Disablities
Find Public Programs You May Be Entitled To
Citizen Action's Economic Security Center provides free, confidential benefits couseling to help individuals and their families get information on public programs for which they qualify. These include food stamps, health insurance, heating and utility bill assistance and more. They also provide free tax preparation for those who qualify.
Citizen Action Economic Security Center
Family Success Center - United Way of Northern New Jersey
Low Cost Health Insurance for Children
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey provides health care coverage for children of families who do not qualify for NJ Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare benefits.