CAMDEN – Building on New Jersey’s existing prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation and prevention programs, Gov. Chris Christie today outlined an initiative to help more offenders get the support they need to successfully re-enter society, break the cycle of criminality and lead productive lives.
NEPTUNE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have until Nov. 30 to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation to protect sexually exploited minors.
WESTFIELD — The holiday season is here and this year the American Red Cross is urging people to give something that means something by donating to the Red Cross and helping those in need.
LAWRENCE — This holiday season, BedBug Central will coordinate with pest control companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to provide charitable bed bug services for those who are suffering from bed bug infestations and do not have the means to improve their situation.
TRENTON – Assembly committees will consider renewed legislation to create the Back to Work NJ job creation program and bills to, assist local governments repair Hurricane Irene damage, promote teen driver safety, and the state’s wine industry, and help juveniles forced into prostitution get services they need.
HOBOKEN –U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Jorge Silva-Puras, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) at “Big Fun Toys” store earlier this week to promote Small Business Saturday, an event encouraging residents to shop locally for holiday gifts. Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26.
STATE – In order to get the most value for holiday shopping, many people are going off the beaten path of mainstream online vendors. The New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit detectives routinely receive complaints of citizens ripped off by crooks on the web. Many of these crimes can be avoided if consumers follow some common sense advice.
LAKEWOOD — Resident and staff of Harrogate, a Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Ocean County collected 266 items of non-perishable goods for the community’s 5th Annual Food Drive.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Jim Whelan that would require health care facilities to offer flu shots to their employees was approved this week by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.