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Power companies and environmentalists in New Jersey have been debating whether trees should be trimmed for power lines or left alone. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Residents At Odds With Power Companies Over Rules For Tree Maintenance

The New Jersey Public Board of Utilities is holding meetings in Trenton between power companies and environmentalists because tree maintenance rules around power lines in the state will expire in less than a year.

04/01/2014

A new, taller utility pole in East Hampton, N.Y., stands next to an existing pole about half the size. (credit: CBS 2)

Extra Large Utility Poles Spark Anger On Long Island

About 900 Port Washington residents have signed a petition demanding their removal. The petition claims the taller poles are dangerous and an eyesore.

03/14/2014

Strong wind take down tree and poles in Park Ridge on March 13, 2014. (credit: Park Ridge Police)

Strong Winds Damage Store, Down Trees & Power Lines In New Jersey

March is living up to its reputation as wicked winds whipped across New York and New Jersey, making a blast of Arctic air feel even colder.

03/13/2014

Crews on the scene of an explosion at a town house complex in Ewing, NJ on March 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Chief: Department Left In The Dark About Gas Leak At Ewing Town House Complex

The chief of the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company claims that his department had not been alerted to a gas leak that played a role in a fatal explosion.

03/08/2014

Emergency responders on the scene of a fire in Jersey City on March 6, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Mayor: Street Mix-Up May Have Delayed Response To Deadly Jersey City Blaze

Mayor Steven Fulop said a possible street mix-up may have delayed the response to a massive Jersey City fire that left four people dead and dozens of other residents displaced.

03/06/2014

Crews on the scene of an explosion at a town house complex in Ewing, NJ on March 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Contractor In NJ Explosion Fined $112K Over Past Year For Safety Violations

Records provided by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration show Henkels & McCoy was fined $70,000 for safety violations at a work site in Bayonne and $42,000 for violations in Neptune.

03/05/2014

Crews on the scene of an explosion at a town house complex in Ewing, NJ on March 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead, At Least 7 Injured In Explosion At NJ Condo Complex

A powerful gas explosion at a Ewing town house complex has left at least seven people injured.

03/04/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer said he will call on the EPA to test the substance that is being created by Covanta Energy. (Photo: CBS 2)

Covanta Energy Under Fire Over Substance Raining Down On Long Island

What’s falling from the sky on Long Island? Some who live and work near a massive power-generating incinerator fear toxic ash is raining down on them.

02/19/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Broken Water Pipe Floods Gas Main, Wreaks Havoc In Newark

A busted water service pipe flooded a gas main in Newark Thursday afternoon, forcing the city to cut off water service to some South Ward residents.

02/06/2014

PSEG Long Island building in Melville (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

PSEG Long Island Ready For Round 2 Of Snow With Extra Crews

The forecast is calling for freezing rain and sleet, which will add to the snow that’s already accumulated. That could bring down tree limbs or power lines.

02/04/2014

Seventh Street in Hoboken on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Billi Rama/CBSNewYork)

Snow-Weary N.J. Residents Ready For Summer

The National Weather Service says much of the state is in line for 4 to 8 inches of snow falling throughout the day Monday. The highest amounts are expected to be across the middle of the state with less in the northernmost and southernmost counties.

02/03/2014

PSEG Long Island building in Melville (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

PSEG Customers Brace For High Surcharge Through March

The polar vortex is behind the jump in costs. The frigid temperatures have pumped up the price of natural gas that’s used to fuel power plants on Long Island, so those costs are being passed along to PSEG electric customers.

01/31/2014

A PSE&G truck. (Photo: CBS 2)

Beware Of Utilities Scam: Hackers Try To Get Personal Info Of PSE&G Customers

An email arrives looking like a utility bill, with a link to view account information. Up to 66 PSE&G customers in New Jersey and 200 more on Long Island reported receiving one.

01/16/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at the PSE&G plant in Branchburg, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Rages At New Jersey PSE&G Power Switching Station

An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at a PSE&G power switching station in Branchburg, N.J. Wednesday evening.

01/08/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Why PSE&G IN New Jersey, But Just PSEG On Long Island?

Some consumers have noticed that the electric company that serves Long Island and the one that serves most of New Jersey have two different names, even though they are part of the same company.

01/04/2014

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