STATE –More than 1 million New Jersey residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year, according to projections by AAA Mid-Atlantic.
UNION — The Union County Homicide Task Force continues to investigate the circumstances behind the stabbing death of Diane Mary Zaleski one year after she was discovered inside her Union Township home.
ELIZABETH – NJTODAY.NET has initiated the Atom Awards to recognize those young people who have demonstrated any or all of the following: increased academic achievement, civic engagement & service or exemplary leadership.
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There’s a great song from a wonderful sixties group, The Byrds, entitled “Turn, Turn, Turn” that speaks to the nature of life as uncertain and ever changing.
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.