SAYREVILLE – Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, reminded New Jerseyans Wednesday to keep fire safety precautions in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays with a live demonstration of a Christmas tree fire.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee approved legislation yesterday 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.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to provide Corporate Business and Gross Income Tax credits to employers who hire post-secondary students for internships.
Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ
NEW BRUNSWICK — A grand jury in Middlesex County indicted a Brick Township man on charges of stealing about $82,000 from a Woodbridge woman by keeping money that was supposed to be invested on her behalf, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
STATE – At least one New Jersey lawmaker has concerns about President Barack Obama’s compromise plan to preserve Bush-era tax cuts that was unveiled yesterday.
CARTERET — Approximately 600 people attended a Grand Opening ceremony yesterday in Carteret, welcoming P.C. Richard to Carteret and showcasing their long-awaited 400,000 sq. ft. retail center and warehouse. Presentations were given by Mayor Dan Reiman and members of the Richard family.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced a realigned and renamed Safety Service Patrol program that brings new focus to the core mission of fighting roadway congestion.
RAHWAY — Students Shammarah Bellande and Kyle Sanders from Mrs. Polanin’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway show examples of the holiday cards they made for a joint forces EOD unit in Afghanistan.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Public Health Department has scheduled four additional flu shot clinics.