JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) â€” Limited PATH train service is resuming at the 9th Street station in Manhattan. The station will reopen this morning to ease overcrowding at the 14th Street station during morning peak hours. Riders will only be able to exit the 9th Street station between 5 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. After that, passengers will be able to enter and exit PATH trains at that station until 10 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Officials on Staten Island say a power restoration program called QuikStart is being expanded to hundreds of homes after a successful test run. More than 80 residents had their power restored yesterday in a single morning. A team of electricians walked house to house with Con Edison staff. The electricians conducted evaluations and provided certification, paving the way for the utility to re-power the homes.
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) â€” Workers on Tuesday are preparing to cut down a tree in New Jersey that will become the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Center. The 80-foot Norway spruce weighs 10 tons and is 50 feet in diameter. It has been growing on the Mount Olive property owned by Joseph Balku in Morris County. The tree will be loaded on a flatbed truck and erected at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The 80th Christmas tree lighting will take place on November 28th.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Some of New York City's former Miss Subways are getting together to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Today's reunion at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Manhattan will raise funds to buy MetroCards for those in need. The event is part of celebrations for the "Meet Miss Subways: New York's Beauty Queens 1941-76" exhibition at the New York Transit Museum.
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