TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the formation of a task force that will conduct an assessment of operations and emergency preparedness plans for the New Jersey’s four nuclear generating facilities. The review will determine whether any early lessons from the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan could enhance New Jersey’s current nuclear response protocols.
PASSAIC – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Cargo Theft Unit shut down a major alleged counterfeit trademark operation based out of Passaic. Wan Kim, 52, of Ridgefield, was arrested by detectives and charged with possession and manufacturing of counterfeit trademark items, authorities announced today.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s February unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.2 percent, even as the state added 7,500 jobs during the month.
TRENTON – For the second time this year, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated annuity jackpot of $304 million for tonight’s drawing.
The light at the end of the unpredictable weather tunnel is finally emerging after a long, snowy winter. People are coming out of the house after dinner these days surveying their lawns and wondering if the rose bushes survived the killer cold of January.
It’s too bad Dr. Timothy Leary isn’t around to lend us his perspective on director Neil Burger’s “Limitless,” about a writer who experiments with the ultimate mind-expanding drug and the inevitable side effects that make for the death-defying adventure of his life.
Live Music • March 26 at 8 p.m. – The Hub Kings, an instrumental soul-jazz trio, will play at La Travola Cucina, 700 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River. Info: www.hubkings.comLive Music • March 26 at 8 p.m. – The Hub Kings, an instrumental soul-jazz trio, will play at La Travola Cucina, 700 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River. Info: www.hubkings.com
It is about time that we drop the panic mode and return to normal. In today’s era of heightened security and public panic, you’re not allowed to have uncontrolled people just milling around the Statehouse halls, meeting with their representatives and engaging in the democratic process.
PLAINFIELD – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in their search for a second suspect in the Sept. 28, 2010 murder of a 44-year-old Plainfield taxi driver.
CARTERET – Mayor Daniel Reiman endorsed former Assemblyman Peter Barnes Jr. of Edison to be the next chair of the Middlesex County Democratic Party.