NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about a “Financial Recovery Awards” scam mailing sent to homeowners in flood-affected areas.
STATE – Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to self-employed residents or individuals who worked in New Jersey and are unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Irene, according to state and federal officials.
STATE – New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Irene should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think doing so will keep the assistance from reaching less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials are assuring Garden State residents that there is enough disaster assistance available for everyone who qualifies.
President Obama is proposing important steps toward doing what Americans have been asking for since the financial collapse of 2008—putting a focus on families and jobs.
EDISON – According to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey’s poverty rate reached 10 percent in 2009-10, the highest it has been since 1993-94.
CAMDEN – A Union Township resident who was a former Essex County Deputy Sheriff admitted to laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s official poverty rate climbed for the third straight year, reaching 15.1 percent in 2010 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.
STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held their annual Back to School Night.
CARTERET–For over 35 years, the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrates the diversity that characterizes this suburban community. With the introduction of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund in 2003, Mayor Dan Reiman has since expanded the festivities to four days with the Children’s Charity Carnival and Charity Car Show.