WEST LONG BRANCH – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson convened a homeland security conference for more than 400 law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management professionals from various federal, state and local government agencies, as well as representatives from numerous private sector organizations.
Voters will hear many good reasons to vote “yes” on the higher education facilities bond, on the Nov. 6, ballot; the first such investment in New Jersey higher education since 1988. A vote for the bond is important far beyond the facilities it will build, and the jobs it will create.
NEWARK — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) joins with safety, law enforcement and transportation agencies nationwide in encouraging drivers to exhibit extra caution on the road this Wednesday, Oct. 10 for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced record ridership on the Northeast Corridor during fiscal year 2012, increasing 4.8 percent to 11.4 million passengers. Overall, Amtrak carried more that 31.2 million passengers, the highest annual total since the rail service began operations in 1971. Amtrak’s overall ticket revenue rose 6.8 percent to $2.02 billion.
STATE — A clear majority of New Jersey voters support the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
FLEMINGTON — Rep. Leonard Lance will participate in three debates this month, with the first scheduled for tomorrow. The Republican congressman is running against Middlesex County Democrat Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With loan volume steadily increasing for the past six quarters, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs posted the second largest dollar volume ever in FY 2012, supporting $30.25 billion in loans to small businesses. That amount was surpassed only by FY 2011, which was heavily boosted by the loan incentives under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.