ELIZABETH – Oscar Ocasio announced his candidacy for mayor of Elizabeth today. The former director of the Department of Planning and Community Development is expected to face current Mayor Chris Bollwage in next June’s Democratic Primary.
TRENTON – October estimates showed that private sector employers in New Jersey created 4,000 jobs over the month while the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline, down by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, according to the state Department of Labor. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has now dropped successively during each of the past three months.
NEWARK – A doctor with a practice in Elizabeth was sentenced Wednesday to 43 months in prison for operating a health care fraud scheme in which patients were exposed to treatment from individuals who made as little as $10 an hour to pose as licensed physicians, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s 90-and-older population nearly tripled over the past three decades, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and supported by the National Institute on Aging. Over the next four decades, this population is projected to more than quadruple.
NEWARK – With the busiest shopping day of the year just over one week away, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded shoppers to know their rights about rainchecks, gift cards, and item refunds, and also to check the national list of recalled toys before going online or to stores this holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ-9) blasted the House of Representatives for passing legislation that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm across state lines, even if they weren’t issued a permit by the state they are visiting.
It’s a funny thing about our current place in human evolution. The first thing most folks ask when I tell them I’ve just seen Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” is, “Was he gay? Did he wear a dress?” Ignoring for a moment the powerful force in American domestic affairs Hoover played, I answer, “looks like it,” but apologize for not knowing the dress size.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
TRENTON – Fourteen grocery store owners and employees have been indicted for conspiring to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
ROBBINSVILLE – A civil rights and entertainment pioneer … a 10-time major league All-Star and Hall of Famer … a Negro leagues star who broke the color barrier in the American League. Each is among the 10 Garden State sporting luminaries inducted into the NJSIAA Bollinger Hall of Fame, class of 2011.