WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak detailed updated plans yesterday to bring high-speed rail service to the Northeast Corridor, making 94-minute trips between New York City and Washington D.C. possible by 2030 and between New York City and Boston by 2040.
Bad news for the U.S. economy and for Barack Obama. We’re in the jobs doldrums. Unemployment for June is stuck at 8.2 percent, the same as in May. And only 80,000 new jobs were added.
TRENTON – NJDOT officials today announced a project to resurface more than four miles of Route 1 northbound from just south of Woodbridge Avenue (CR 514) to the vicinity of the I-287 interchange in Edison Township.
CLARK – A 73-year-old Clark woman who was found dead inside her home this weekend is a homicide victim, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
For four days, from July 12-15, America’s governors—hosted by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell—will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National Governors Association’s (NGA) annual summer meeting. While there, the governors and their staffs will be “treated to amusement parks, historical sites, championship golf courses, five-star dining, an al fresco concert and a rousing fireworks finale,” much of it paid for by corporations eager to spend time with the nation’s most powerful government chief executives.
TRENTON – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman wants to require convicted sex offenders to publish information on their criminal statuses as part of their online social network profiles. He says this will help to protect children from sexual predators.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded consumers to beware of home repair scams and charity scams while they recover from the damage caused by violent thunderstorms that led to emergency declarations in Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem counties, and the water main break that led to an emergency declaration in Monmouth County.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30 per gallon yesterday.
By most estimates, over half of adult Americans haven’t written a will stating how their assets should be distributed after death. Fewer still have bothered to appoint someone to make financial and health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated. And now we can add another necessary, but probably overlooked legal document: a social media will.
According to a recent New York Times article, nearly half of all public corporations in the United States are incorporated in Delaware. Maeve McClenaghan takes a look at the reason why for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.