TRENTON – State officials today offered several tips to the public aimed at keeping zombies and vampires, many of whom are set to roam the streets this weekend, safe and sound. Of course, these creatures, along with many others, will be the thousands of children who will be trick-or-treating this weekend, prompting Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky to encourage motorists and parents to take the necessary steps to have a safe Halloween.
TRENTON– New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lori Grifa and New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced a collaborative commitment this week that provides the five major food banks with ‘Jersey Fresh’ fruits and vegetables for the families and organizations they assist.
STATE – New Jersey residents support the “Occupy Wall Street” protests by a 3-to-2 margin, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ poll.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) announced today his endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for President.
EATONTOWN — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) held its 13th Annual Matching Smiles Gala on Friday, Oct. 14, at Navesink Country Club in Middletown.
LINCROFT – In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 14 nonprofit organizations across the Garden State have received $200,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to support technology-based programs that raise awareness of domestic violence and that provide support to survivors.
NEWARK – Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund through its 2011 New Jersey grant initiative.
TRENTON — The Department of Education today announced the formation of the College and Career Readiness Task Force, a group of K-12 and higher education practitioners and business community representatives that will have two main responsibilities: clearly articulating the knowledge and skills that students should master to be “college and career ready,” and ensuring that New Jersey has the appropriate graduation requirements and high school assessments in place to evaluate the mastery of these readiness standards.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.
NEWARK–The U.S. Small Business Administration is searching for outstanding New Jersey small business owners and small business champions who will be honored during National Small Business Week May 20 – 26, 2012.