WASHINGTON, D.C. – With as many as 15 million viewers—including many children— expected to tune in to watch the first game of the 2011 World Series tonight, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), joined several fellow Democrats to call on the Major League Baseball Players Association to ban the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, on the field, in the dugout, and in the locker rooms.
WESTFIELD—For a fifth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer and greetings to service members, their families and veterans throughout the holiday season.
TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors called for a level playing field between New Jersey brick-and-mortar businesses and out-of-state, internet-only retailers.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police voted unanimously today to seek a review by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office of all police use-of-force investigations conducted by internal affairs units in each of the county’s 25 municipal police departments.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff reminded taxpayers last week to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Oct. 31 deadline.
TRENTON – An audit released today by New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found the state’s largest Medicaid health maintenance organization has done a poor job of pursuing and reporting fraud and abuse recoveries that would lower insurance costs paid by the state.
EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School community recognized Breast Cancer Awareness month with a series of activities and also raised money for the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation. The school collected $692 in donations on Pink Day, October 12.
STATE – Though just a third of New Jersey voters approve of the job their state legislature is doing, few are willing to cross party lines in the upcoming election, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
LITTLE FALLS – Gov. Chris Christie announced a payroll tax cut that is expected to allow most New Jersey workers to save about $87 per year. The tax cut, which takes effect next year, results from changes to the Temporary Disability Insurance fund payroll taxes.
STATE – Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election, when voters will select state legislators as well as county officials. There are also local contests in some municipalities.