STATE – This weekend, New Jersey residents will regain the hour of sleep they lost in the spring when daylight time began. Officially, clocks should be set back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, but most will probably do this before going to sleep on Saturday night.
Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t more states mandate deposits on beverage bottles as incentives for people to return them? Most bottles I’ve seen only list a few states on them. — Alan Wu, Cary, NC
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested an Elizabeth man this week and charged him in connection with a February 2010 homicide, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
STATE – Several prominent Democrats are urging Gov. Chris Christie to support efforts by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to fight air pollution from other states that ends up in New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Department of Education released a draft outline of its waiver application to the US Department of Education for relief from certain provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.
ELIZABETH — A 39-year-old man, currently incarcerated in Essex County, was charged this week in connection with a 2010 sexual assault in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in October, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest job growth was not enough to significantly affect the nation’s unemployment rate, which is still 9 percent.
STATE – All 120 seats in New Jersey’s legislature are at stake in the Nov. 8 election. Although there were some minor changes to the makeup of some districts following the 2010 Census, the new map is unlikely to lead to major changes in Trenton.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in ten communities, including Woodbridge, have contested mayoral races, while most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
AREA – For more than a decade, Democrats have held every seat on the freeholder boards in Union and Middlesex counties. Republicans are hoping to change the status quo in next week’s election.