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Day 5: Power Slowly Being Restored to Residents

Police headquarters, Livingston High School now with power.

Livingston Mayor Stephen Santola says that PSE&G has returned power to thousands of Livingston residents on Wednesday.  The power company has also set up a "satellite headquarters" at town hall. 

Town hall and police headquarters now have power, as does the surrounding homes.  Santola said the next step will be to restore power to the fire department and Livingston First Aid Squad.

Santola said the "goal is to have the schools up and running by Election Day so that the polling stations aren't affected."

"We have to get the kids back to school," said Santola.  "Election Day is also a very important day for America. We don't anticipate it being affected."

PSE&G crews are working side-by-side with the township's department of public works to ensure branches are cleared out of the way and the power company can successfully reach the power lines.

JCP&L says they have restored a third of the homes that were without power. They have approximately 1,100 more to go.  

Both utilities will have a presence in town today and over the weekend as they work to restore power to the remaining residents.

Patch will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

Thirty Four November 03, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I believe town center is still without power, but for town hall, yes, they do have power now. It just happens that town hall also hosts our police station. The place that runs the 911 and other emergency systems. I think they got the priority right. I don't think mayor lives inside the town hall so there is no incentive to get that up first. He should just point out that it was for the police station. Just a thought.
Richard November 03, 2012 at 05:04 PM
The Governor warned everybody this was going to be bad but he had no plan along with JCP&L. Out politicians are useless including Obama. The Governor should have had power to most gas stations with in 24 hours of the storm. JCP&L should have had all power back on with in 48 hours of the storm.
ryan November 03, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Nj.gov has a town by town list of restoration dates. Livingston is monday 11/5.
Doug Jones November 03, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Amazing, Stevie Santola, get on the phone to your buddy from Livingston, Chris Christie, and get back our power!!! This is totally acceptable!!! Do you have power?? Stop worrying about the election, and do your job!!
Doug Jones November 03, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Silverman and Anthony talk about the future and transparency. The negative campaigning is gonna cause you to lose the election. Livingston needs a new fresh breath of air, instead of the revolving door of Democratic politicians that are elected year after year. Larry Kohn has pegged the Town Council each and every time. Santola you have time to write ridiculous rebuttals in the Tribune with regard to Larry Kohn, but our taxes continue to go up every year!!! Good idea that you are hanging up the cleats!

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