TRENTON–New Jersey continued to improve its overall national ranking on the 2011 National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
CARTERET-Mayor Dan Reiman and the Borough Council officially unveiled the completed RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center at Carteret today. All construction has been completed, with current parking and streetscape additions also complete.
STATE – Utility crews are working to restore power to New Jersey residents who lost electricity as a result of Saturday’s snowstorm, but it’s a slow process.
It’s tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.
UNION — Anger at politicians, Wall Street and big banks is fueling hundreds of protests across the globe and a group of New Jersey citizens will visit the Bank of America branch at 1930 Morris Avenue in Union on Nov. 5 to encourage consumers to close their accounts as part of a Move-Your-Money protest.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff today extended the deadline for this year’s Homestead Benefit and Senior Freeze applications by one week to Nov.7.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2009, state and local governments brought in nearly $2.1 trillion, a 22.1 percent ($587.5 billion) decrease from 2008, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most tax revenue categories saw declines except property tax, which saw a 3.7 percent increase to $424.0 billion.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that as much as $72,500 will be made available for the purchase of as many as 29 conducted energy devices, commonly known as Tasers, one for each municipal police department and law enforcement agency in Middlesex County.
UNION COUNTY – At least three Union County communities have elected to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating until Friday.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie held a conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon and executives from Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) and Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) today to ensure response operations and power restoration efforts were moving forward in a speedy manner to restore power as quickly as possible to New Jersey homes.