STATE — In the week ending Sept. 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 465,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 453,000, according to data released today by the federal government.
ELIZABETH – According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, 1,288 incidents of violent crime were reported in Elizabeth last year. That was a 14.6 percent increase from the 1,124 incidents reported in 2008, and a 56.5 percent increase from the 823 incidents in 2005.
NEWARK – A 21-year-old suspect admitted pulling the trigger to kill three Newark teens in a 2007 schoolyard shooting that received national attention.
TRENTON- An alarming resurgence in bed bugs is causing many New Jersey residents to seek quick and deadly means to eradicate the pesky and persistent creatures.
RAHWAY – An upgrade to the railway signal system near Rahway Station will have a major impact on weekend rail commuters.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the extension (phase III) of the federally funded appliance rebate program at its most recent board meeting.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Obesity in adolescents and teenagers is a serious disease that can be controlled through common sense and realistic goal setting, according to physicians at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
ROSELAND – Where can you turn if you need to borrow money for your small business?
PERTH AMBOY — A substitute science teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a male student, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and E.J. McDonald, acting chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department, announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty-three percent of urban roads in the New York City / Newark urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $640 each year in additional vehicle operating costs, according to a newly-released report