State News

Poll Finds Garden State Quality Of Life Drops Again

STATE–In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index at +24, which is the second straight drop off the prior high of +31 recorded in April 2012. This marks a return to its level of a year ago, but is still higher than the initial +21 reading in December 2010.

NJ Gas Prices Show Slight Decrease

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.76 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.

Labor Eyes Mayoral Candidates

PERTH AMBOY – The Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council will be holding closed-door interviews on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. with candidates for the mayor of Perth Amboy for a possible endorsement in the upcoming election. Each…

Lesniak To Honor Holocaust Heroine

TRENTON – This afternoon, New Jersey state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak will present a ceremonial resolution on the floor of the State Senate to Camille Ponchaut, the great granddaughter of Adolphine Dorel, a Frenchwoman who hid Bernie Schanzer, his brother, Henry Schanzer and his sister, Anna Steinberg from the Nazis during the German occupation of France in World War II.