Friday, September 14, 2012
The Freehold Borough Board of Education will receive new technology equipment to replace damaged equipment from July storm.
The July 28 Supercell storm that damaged the majority of the Borough also managed to damage technology equipment inside Borough schools. The Borough Board of Education (BOE) explained at the Monday night’s meeting that through a State Contract Purchase they will receive two Lenovo Desktops, three Lenovo Laptops, one PC tower and display cables, and two ACER LED Monitors. The new equipment will replace items that were damaged in the Technology Department of the Park Avenue Complex from a roof leak. “What we thought was condensation turned out to be a leak in the roof from the storm,” explained Borough BOE Business Administrator Patrick DeGeorge. “The lab has a bunch of these computer items in it, some of them got damaged.” DeGeorge …
Friday, August 24, 2012
How did the 2011 storm impacted you?
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the storm that pulled trees from their roots, flooded streets, decimated homes and businesses and left thousands without power. After Irene blew through Freehold and neighboring towns in August 2011, Freehold Patch was there to cover the hurricane that had been downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm left municipalities holding the bill. Many towns were appropriated for emergency funds for cleanup, and applied for federal grants and FEMA funds. One year later, we're asking you: Does the storm continue to impact you? What changes did you make in and around your home? Did your business, or neighboring businesses survive the wind and flood damage? Add photos of your neighborhood from the storm, and …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The money will be used to finance and reimburse costs related to recovery efforts.
The Freehold Borough Council has passed a resolution authorizing $200,000 to be used to help with costs related to the town’s recovery after last month's Supercell storm. The resolution was passed by the four present Council members at the Monday, Aug. 3 meeting. Councilman Jaye Sims and Councilman Michael DiBenedtto were not in attendance. According to the resolution, the $200,000 is a special emergency appropriation that will be used for the financing and reimbursement of costs related to the recovery efforts in the borough. “Part of the funds we are appropriating came from the fact that we had a very easy winter and we didn’t use as much funds for snow removal and the like,” said Councilman George Schnurr. The $200,000 appropriation …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Residents, JCP&L, administrators, police, and fire departments were all thanked for their work and reaction to the July 28 storm.
Driving through Downtown Freehold it is hard to believe that only a week ago, a violent thunderstorm uprooted trees and downed power lines. While Freehold is back open for business, Borough Council members took time at the Monday night Council meeting to commend JCP&L, the Freehold Borough Police Department, the Fire Departments, First Aid and residents for pulling together during the storm and throughout the cleanup of the town. “Our volunteers left their families and homes to come to the aid of their neighbors and visitors to our town. Our police department, street department, and water department responded in the time we knew they would in such a disaster,” said Mayor Nolan Higgins to the audience. He continued by saying “I am so proud …
Monday, July 30, 2012
First Energy Spokesperson explains that 1,200 in Freehold are still without power.
This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. with comments from Freehold Borough Councilman George Schnurr. Select areas of Freehold have power restored but as many as 1,200 residents are still in the dark according to a First Energy spokesperson. “JCP&L crews will be working around the clock until all power has been restored to Freehold,” explained Scott Surgeoner, spokesperson for First Energy and JCP&L. “We are hoping to have all power restored by this evening, however, in the harder hit areas power may not be restored until tomorrow morning.” In a previous article, a report from Freehold Borough Councilman John Newman explained that storm damage included as many as 20 downed poles. Numerous trees have also been uprooted in town in addition to…