As hundreds of New Jersey’s emergency managers gather in New Brunswick at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Annual Conference this week, it is the opportunity for New Jersey’s local communities to take stock of what lessons were learned during Hurricane Irene.
HAMILTON – A recent survey of New Jersey motorists conducted on behalf of the Automobile Association of America found a majority would support an increase in the gas tax, if that money was dedicated to transportation infrastructure projects.
STATE – More than $81.5 million in federal disaster assistance is helping fund the ways New Jerseyans are recovering from Hurricane Irene, officials said yesterday.
(StatePoint) Did you know that everyone needs a regular eye exam—even someone who doesn’t wear glasses?
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Senior Services are urging New Jersey residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties.
SAYREVILLE – Gov. Chris Christie will be holding a town hall meeting in Sayreville on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m.
New Jersey’s vaunted “Pay to Play” law was supposed to eliminate the legalized form of bribery by which elected officials award public contracts at taxpayer expense to the campaign contributors that helped them get elected but according to the state comptroller, Matthew Boxer, that statute is worthless and ineffective.
STATE – New Jersey saw a slight decrease in violent crime from 2009 to 2010, but the number of murders increased during that same time period, according to crime data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.
UNION – Gov. Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting in nearly three months at the Boys and Girls Club of Union County in Union Township on Monday, and he took the opportunity to blast Democratic lawmakers for taking to long to act on his legislative agenda.
CLARK – From now through the end of October, a pair of Clark orthodontists are trying to raise breast cancer awareness and raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.