Category: State News

FBI seeking public’s help

BOSTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking help from the public in identifying two individuals who appear in surveillance photos taken near the bombing sites at the Boston Marathon on April 15. “For more than 100 years,…

NJ Added 8,100 Jobs In March, Unemployment Rate At 9%

TRENTON — New Jersey employers added 8,100 jobs in March, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private sector employers added 10,400 jobs, but that was offset by a loss of 2,300 public sector jobs. The state’s unemployment rate fell to 9.0 percent, down 0.3 percentage points from February, but is still significantly higher than the 7.6 percent national rate.

Obamacare Conference Set For May 8

STATE — New Jersey’s Office of Nutrition and Fitness at the state Department of Health and the federal Region II office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have planned a free one-day conference, Bringing the Affordable Care Act Home.

Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Lesniak

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of state Sen. Raymond Lesniak last week. The Union County Democrat is running for reelection to the New Jersey Senate in the primary to be held on June 4.

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.