NEW BRUNSWICK – Gov. Chris Christie continues to enjoy the approval of 73 percent of New Jersey voters thanks to his handling of Superstorm Sandy, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll. However, just 45 percent think the governor is doing a good job with the state’s economy.
STATE — NJ Transit and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are getting ready for Friday’s anticipated snow storm, which could be the largest snow event in the state since 2011.
JACKSON — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer and the largest employer in Ocean County, is hiring more than 4,000 employees including 200 interns for the 2013 season. Since opening the employment center Monday, the park has received a steady flow of applicants getting a jump on the hiring season.
TRENTON – If a group of New Jersey lawmakers get their way, job applicants will no longer be asked to check a box to disclose if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime.
STATE – Hurricane Sandy survivors will continue to be served when the Long Branch and Sayreville Disaster Recovery Centers become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers on Monday, Feb. 11. The SBA Centers will remain at the current locations and continue the same operating hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BERGEN COUNTY – Last month, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan decided to replace the county’s longtime insurance broker with a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. Now the replaced company is calling for state and federal authorities to investigate the arrangement, according to a report by the Bergen Record.
TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Democrats Peter Barnes and Troy Singleton sponsored to repeal provisions of state law that are no longer relevant and eliminate unneeded state commissions and boards were released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly Financial Institution and Insurance Committee approved legislation today that would prohibit retail merchants from imposing surcharges on consumer credit card purchases.
The Borough of Mantoloking is one of several beachfront municipalities that has asked owners of beach-front property to donate their private property to the municipality. A copy of the most recent form of dedication agreement (identified as an easement) is available on the Borough’s website here.
TRENTON – The former Public Works Administrator for Morristown has been indicted for allegedly distributing child pornography over the Internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.