EDISON — In November, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve the Building Our Future Bond Act, a capital investment in academic and research facilities at New Jersey’s colleges and universities. It aims to prepare students for a global economy, attract businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs, and power New Jersey’s economy into the future.
LINDEN – A group of 37 environmental and social groups and concerned residents known as the “Stop PurGen Coalition” have announced that their fight to defeat a proposed coal and carbon sequestration power plant in Linden is finally over.
STATE – Saturday, thousands of volunteers hit the beaches to participate in Clean Ocean Action’s (COA) 27th Annual Fall Beach Sweeps at 60 sites along the Jersey Shore. Volunteers removed and cataloged each piece of debris to document ongoing pollution issues. Robust crowds were reported up and down the coast.
The Garden State’s oldest weekly newspaper endorses President Barack Obama for reelection.
New York State’s contentious 2010 moratorium on natural gas drilling currently remains in place, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo launching a new health study, and the state Supreme Court upholding municipalities’ rights to ban drilling within their borders.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
KENILWORTH –The county will host a veterans job fair on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VFW Post 2230 located at 33 S. 21st Street in Kenilworth.