STATE — New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in the metropolitan area, is calling upon its communities to participate in scheduled group blood drives, in light of the very tight inventories of blood – at or below the two-day “safety level.”
LINDEN — Mayor Richard Gerbounka’s back-to-back endorsements of top Republicans — John McCain in 2008 and Chris Christie in 2009 — is being repaid with a strong endorsement from local GOP activists.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Conservative Republican Congressional candidate Anna Little will be endorsed by the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) at an event sponsored by the Republican Indian Committee tonight.
TRENTON — Social media and technology have created thousands of new ways to be a bully, posing significant challenges for school administrators, staff, parents and students, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Knowing how to deal effectively with these new circumstances will go a long way toward reducing the problem of cyberbullying.
UTICA, N.Y. – Thirty-one percent of voters say that negative campaign advertising makes them less interested in voting and 62% say ads this year are more negative than in other years.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie cancelled a massive public works project that would have doubled commuter rail capacity between New Jersey and New York today.
TRENTON — DEP Commissioner Bob Martin yesterday announced the lifting of a statewide drought watch for most of New Jersey, with the exception of the Coastal North region that includes nearly all of Monmouth County and northern Ocean County.
ELIZABETH — Two former public officials and the principal of a local school are supporting Marvelis Perreira’s bid to unseat Fifth Ward Councilman Bill Gallman in next week’s election.
ELIZABETH — A 21-year-old woman was killed in the city this weekend, bringing the number of homicides this year to 14. There were five homicides in 2009, and 15 in 2008.
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