TRENTON – New Jersey’s private sector employers added 3,900 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains – but it wasn’t enough to reduce the state’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate.
TRENTON – A man who served as personal driver to former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today in connection with a scheme involving Vas to rig a public housing lottery, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH – Gov. Chris Christie and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd today visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to highlight the impact of this hospital funding increase and the importance of reforms in the funding formulas for charity care.
NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending millions of dollars on overtime despite management’s claims that their business model makes fiscal sense, according to an audit released Wednesday by New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: voters of both parties are evenly split over the debt limit agreement recently reached in Washington, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.
RAHWAY – A strong man competition, The Lift for Riley and Jack IV, will raise money to benefit two children with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Dear EarthTalk: I don’t hear much about the environmental impacts of our consumer culture any more, but it seems to me that our “buy, buy, buy” mentality is a major contributor to our overuse of energy and resources. Are any organizations addressing this issue today? – M. Oakes, Miami, FL
TRENTON—Average teacher raises are declining, according to a preliminary analysis of 2011-2012 teacher contracts reported by the New Jersey School Boards Association today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed measures to provide $90.6 million in grants to counties, towns and nonprofit organizations to preserve farmland across the Garden State and fund State-initiated farmland preservation projects today.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Peter J. Barnes and Pamela Lampitt on Tuesday touted new legislation to encourage New Jersey’s best and brightest college graduates to stay in New Jersey to start their careers.