Another sinkhole forms in Hoboken
HOBOKEN – Police have said that six months after a large sinkhole opened at 14th Street and Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, a smaller one has now opened on Bloomfield Street between First and Second streets.
The block was cordoned off on Sunday, as was Second Street from Washington to Bloomfield, according to NJ.com.
Last month, the state gave Hoboken $1.5 million to repair the Sinatra Drive sinkhole, and the city also has passed a large bond for overall waterfront repair. The bigger sinkhole was blamed on shipworms chewing on the waterfront.
The cause of the new sinkhole was unknown as of press time. Watch www.hudsonreporter.com for updates.
Huge produce market may come to North Bergen
HUDSON COUNTY – The state of New Jersey is trying to lure Hunts Point produce market from the Bronx to the Garden State, and they are considering North Bergen, as well as other Meadowlands locations.
According to a story in the Record of Hackensack, some of the other sites considered, including Newark, would make the market eligible from the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program.
That’s the program that was blamed by local legislators for luring Panasonic from Secaucus to Newark.
The New York City Terminal Produce Co-operative Market at Hunts Point is the largest wholesale produce market in the country.
A Newark assemblyman is sponsoring a bill to make projects at the former EnCap site in the Meadowlands eligible for the credit too.
Emergency funding available for PSE&G customers
STATEWIDE – Customers who are struggling to pay for their winter heating bills will have until May 2 to file for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds.
Those have already qualified for this assistance this past winter may no longer qualify for it again, but may be eligible for an additional $450 to be applied toward their utility bill.
To see if your household qualifies under the guidelines and where to apply, visit www.pseg.com/help or call 1(800) 510-3102 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications are also available at the PSE&G’s 16 walk-in customer service centers listed on your bill.
Customers who apply for LIHEAP help are automatically screened for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ Universal Service Fund (USF), a program that could take up to $150 off of their bill each month.
Those who do not qualify for assistance may visit www.pseg.com/help for other forms of assistance.