Thursday, November 8, 2012
Beginning Oct. 29, New Jersey Verizon Wireless customers will not be charged for voice or text usage until Nov. 17
Those affected by Hurricane Sandy may have one less burden to worry about thanks to Verizon Wireless. Verizon customers throughout New Jersey will not be billed usage charges for domestic voice and text usage incurred between Oct. 29 and Nov. 16, according to a company press release. No action is required by customers to be eligible for this program, as voice and text activity charges incurred during those dates will be automatically removed from customers’ accounts. Customers will still be responsible for monthly access charges, however. Customers should also note they may still receive normal usage alerts during their bill cycle for voice and/or text usage. Verizon will also suspend late fees and will not disconnect services due to late…
Monday, September 17, 2012
A large police and fire response turned out this morning at Laurel Avenue, at Satinwood Dr.
A gas main break at Laurel Avenue and Satinwood Dr. on Monday morning necessitated broad road closures in the area and a large response from area police and fire departments. The break of an unmarked 2 1/2 main was hit by the JF Kiely construction crew working on the ongoing New Jersey Natural Gas pipe replacement/installation project, was reported at 9:58 a.m, said Lt. Michael Smith of the Holmdel Police Dept. Police responded within three minutes, he said. Some residents living in Laurel Greene, a Middletown development, were asked to evacuate their homes. The incident occurred near the Beau Ridge Development, on the Holmdel side of Laurel Avenue, but those residents were not evacuated. There odor associated with natural gas was in the…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Radio Test Engineer Peter Guerlain explains how the Horn Antenna in Holmdel works, and how it was used to confirm the existence of cosmic energy left over from the "Big Bang." On July 10, Steve Wolkovitz captured the rare sight of its movement.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The first communications between the radio satellite Telstar 1 consisted of a 65-foot dish antenna in Andover, Maine and the historic Horn Antenna on Crawford Hill in Holmdel. Last Thursday, scientists celebrated the 50th anniversary of Telstar next to the Horn Antenna. As is so often the case scientific discoveries often occur "by accident", or, to put it more accurately, as a by-product of an endeavor to do something else. And, as with most any scientific measurement or experiment, once one has set up the equipment, one starts out by checking, or calibrating the equipment to make sure that it is working correctly so that one can rely on the results produced by that equipment. For example, if the equipment is a thermometer, one might …