TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey improved modestly in October, based on growth in private sector employment. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage point to 9.2 percent, moving further below the national rate, which was unchanged in October at 9.6 percent.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a state law that allows voters to recall members of Congress is unconstitutional.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,198 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling $6.97 million.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit school districts to sell advertising on school buses as a way to help offset costs cleared the Senate Education Committee this week.
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STATE — It’s important to take steps to prevent potentially fatal blood clots that can develop in travelers who sit in cramped seats for hours at a time, according to Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh, who has specialized medical training in diseases of the blood vessels.
RAHWAY – As part of their National Week of Writing activities, Rahway Middle School students decided to brighten an injured college football player’s day.
TRENTON – A Milltown retailer sold a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 for the Saturday, Nov. 13 drawing, officials announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly Labor Committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would bring New Jersey’s unemployment benefits system in line with 21st century technology and help struggling out-of-work residents more easily manage their benefits.
LINDEN – Linden Public Schools and the Linden Police Department are sponsoring a workshop to help parents protect their children from the dangers of the Internet, cyberbullying and texting.