STATE – More than half of New Jersey voters believe that Gov. Chris Christie is doing a good job, according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. Fifty-one percent approve of the way Christie is doing his job, while 41 percent disapprove.
PERTH AMBOY — Melvin Ramos, who was a top aide to former Mayor Joe Vas, said that Dianne Roman sent municipal employees to do her personal shopping and deliver goods to her home after using a city charge card to pay for the groceries.
LINDEN – On Monday, April 4, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno presented a $25,000 check to benefit Linden’s fire department and other first responders.
ELIZABETH–United Way of Greater Union County is promoting National Volunteer Week, April 10 – April 16, which celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve their communities.
UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey State Police, the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, and emergency response and emergency management agencies will be conducting a multi-day, full scale exercise to test first responder deployment and response capabilities in New Jersey’s Urban Area Security Initiative region.
ELIZABETH — While Elizabeth lost more than $14 million in revenue from the state last year, this time, about $3 million is being returned, for a total allocation of almost $271 million.
Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.
EDISON — Middlesex County College will host a Unity Walk to support the relief efforts in Japan on Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in front of the College Center.
Dear EarthTalk: Were Japan to close all its nuclear plants following the recent damage and radiation leaks from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, what could its energy mix look like? Would it be able to provide all of its power in other ways? — Richard Miller, New York, NY
NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are actively investigating the death of a New Brunswick resident who was stabbed to death on Sunday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced today.