PERTH AMBOY—The Perth Amboy Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly $200,000 to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of the first-responder personnel in fire related emergencies.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey resident admitted his role in a $15 million insurance scam.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest research on the question of whether cell phone use causes cancer? — William Thigpen, via e-mail
STATE – More than a third of New Jersey’s independent local authorities do not operate a website and just three percent post their financial reports online, according to a report released today by the Office of the State Comptroller
ELIZABETH — The chief of detectives at the Union County prosecutor’s office says Mafia members are “patriotic” citizens who “believe in the American way.”
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Advisory Commission recommended maintaining New Jersey’s minimum wage at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, state Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths announced Friday.
CLARK — First grade teacher Paula Spence was recently honored as Valley Road School’s teacher of the year.
NEWARK – A supervisory transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport admitted to accepting bribes and kickbacks from a coworker who stole money regularly from passengers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON — In recognition of Feb. 14 as National Donor Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh today encouraged New Jersey residents to register to become organ and tissue donors and make a commitment to give the gift of life to people in need of blood transfusions or organ and tissue transplants.
FLORHAM PARK-When all the snow and ice finally melts away, in its place will be an unpleasant reminder of this winter’s severe storm season-potholes.