NEWARK —The New Jersey Bureau of Securities urged citizens throughout New Jersey to take a stand and join the fight against the “crime of the 21st century” by reporting suspected abuse of New Jersey’s seniors. The announcement was made today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
TRENTON – On Thursday, the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee released a bill that would strengthen the education and practice requirements for New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the opening of Ponderosa Farm Park at 1600 Cooper Road in Scotch Plains.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee on Thursday cleared legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson, Charles Mainor and Bonnie Watson Coleman that would create a pilot program to weigh the merits of extending the public school day and year in New Jersey.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers added 17,600 jobs to their payrolls in May, the largest monthly gain in more than seven years. New Jersey’s economy has now added jobs in eight out of the last nine months. Over the year, May 2011 – May 2012, total nonfarm employment in New Jersey has increased by 59,800 jobs.
Director Ridley Scott’s grim sci-fi thriller, “Prometheus,” about a circa 2089 voyage to outer space in search of humankind’s roots, sent me hurtling back a few eons to Professor Halberstoddter’s class at Olde Ivy Film Criticism College, lecture #53, May 19, 1967. The good doctor wanted to give us something to contemplate over the summer hiatus.