No Plans to Open Permanent Shelter in Marlboro, Outages Still Widespread

Charging stations are still available for residents.

Currently, there are no plans to open a permanent shelter in Marlboro Township, according to Mayor Jon Hornik.

"We don't have the ability to open a permanent shelter," he said.

There are four temporary charging stations set up in Marlboro, where residents can also go to take a seat in the warmth. 

  • Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520
  • Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79
  • Court House at Municipal Complex (cell phones only, no laptops or tablets)
  • Marlboro Recreation Center

The Marlboro Police Department is currently taking in medication which needs to be refrigerated, such as insulin. 

Hornik said parents with stir crazy kids can head to the Recreation Center, where the staff has set up activities in the gym.

The mayor also said some residents will begin to see power restored today, but getting the entire town back online will still take days.

As of 11:30 p.m., over 13,000 Marlboro residents are still without power, according to the JCP&L outage map.

Those with medical needs should call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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Earle West November 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
uh, doing the best they can? What evidence do you have for that generous report? How many JCPL trucks are working on your street? Id like to understand why there still are no jcpl trucks anywhere in Marlboro still! Mr Mayor, this is your time to shine.
Earle West November 01, 2012 at 04:04 AM
The chief phoo-baah running JCPL and its parent First Energy is Mr. Anthony J. Alexander of Akron, OH. Last year he earned $18 million for doing such a fine job. His office can be reached at 800-736-3402. 76 South Main Street Akron, Ohio 44308. Give him a call just to say thanks!
Fred Browns November 02, 2012 at 01:26 AM
I have been a taxpayer and ra 35 esident of Marlboro. To be told that I have to wait nearly 2 weeks for power to be restored is outrageous. No substantial damage. Why can't we be given a reason and a timetable.
Marlboro Mann November 02, 2012 at 06:05 PM
We should have patience but my patience is wearing thin. 5 days and counting without power. Sleeping in a cold house. Having to throw away most of my food in the refrigerator and living each night with candles, flashlights, and listening to news reports telling to get more info from websites I cannot access because there is no power. The Mayor bitched to JCPL during the last storm and this is now payback. If power is not restored by Sunday there will be hell to pay.
Marlboro Mann November 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM
So tired about hearing how New Jersey's numerous slum cities are getting power restored when the people who bankroll this state sit in the dark.


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