“Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.” –Audre Lorde
The Business of the City: Miscellaneous
Saturday, November 10, 2012
UPDATE: I had a telephone conference call late yesterday afternoon (Friday, 11/9/12) with our Director of Public Works
Eric Jackson and Supt. John Louise.The 10:00 am conference call they had
with PSE&G resulted in the following:
91% of Plainfield has been
"re-energized." There are 1706 meters (meaning subscribers/homes) to
still be done. PSE&G states that the balance of our city will be
restored by Sunday, and they are sticking to that timeline.
those streets still without power, including Cushing Road, Cushing
Place, Oxford, Oakwood, upper area of Prospect, 1700 block of Myrtle (Myrtle has power now--Saturday, 11/10),
Garden Street, Mayfair, Hillside, Madison Ave., and some others.
PSE&G said that the city's DPW crews cannot go in until they
(PSE&G) go in to remove certain trees in each of those areas that
still contain live wires. This is a safety measure, and the crews are
waiting for PSE&G to do its work.
That is the reality of what
PSE&G said--the PSE&G field supervisors are doing the
assessments of what is safe and not safe. Several streets that were mentioned are on the above list.
Again, I know that is no comfort to those of you sitting in the dark and
cold, but PSE&G will be working this weekend to get the rest