Category: State News

Vote For New Jersey’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer

STATE — New Jersey residents are encouraged to cast their vote for the state’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer. The recognition is part of the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

NJ Expands “Project Medicine Drop” Program

NEWARK – This week, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the expansion of “Project Medicine Drop” to a total of 40 locations statewide, a significant increase since the project reached all 21 counties last fall. Through this initiative, the division installs secure receptacles at law enforcement stations across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused prescription medications.

Double Dippers Received Raises

STATE — The ranks of New Jersey’s double dippers — government employees who hold more than one job — declined by 16 percent but those politicians still taking advantage of the system received substantial raises in 2012 according to a NJ Press Media review of government data.