CRANFORD – Interested in learning more about how to solve Cranford’s water problems? Come to Union County College on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. for the Rahway River Watershed Regional Conference that will be hosted by Cranford Mayor Aschenbach. The panel discussion will be held in the Roy Smith Theater on the College’s Cranford campus. All are welcome to attend.
TRENTON – Even though New Jersey shed 11,100 jobs in September, the state’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 9.2 percent, moving closer to the national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, according to figures released today.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force has arrested and charged a member of the Bloods sex-money-murder sect in the June 16, 2010 homicide of a Plainfield teenager, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
STATE — New Jersey ranked near the bottom of a list comparing how much states send to Washington DC in fuel tax dollars and what they receive in spending, but every state received more highway money from the federal government than its drivers paid according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced a new State Strategic Plan on Wednesday, which he says will help New Jersey’s economy to grow and produce jobs. However, some worry that it puts economic growth ahead of the environment.
“The Thing,” director Matthijs van Heijninjen, Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 “The Thing,” reminds of a rule of thumb I learned early on in my moviegoing career, when my mom would beg me to take a sandwich to the full day of cartoons and a double feature. The really bad stuff happens not in the Arctic, but in Antarctica. It’s much colder.
TRENTON – Volunteers from dozens of organizations braved rainy weather today, fanning out to marshlands, creeks, marinas and the bay itself to clean up trash and debris as part of the Department of Environmental Protection’s Barnegat Bay Blitz.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced today.
FREEHOLD — New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today joined with CentraState Medical Center in Freehold to convene a roundtable discussion about how health care providers can increase the number of women who exclusively breastfeed in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Following Monday’s court ruling that prevents the state from making judges pay more towards their pensions and health benefits, Gov. Chris Christie said that he would seek an amendment to the state Constitution, if necessary, to have judges treated equally with other public employees who are being asked to make sacrifices.