STATE – Several prominent Democrats are urging Gov. Chris Christie to support efforts by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to fight air pollution from other states that ends up in New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Department of Education released a draft outline of its waiver application to the US Department of Education for relief from certain provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.
NEWARK – PSE&G is reminding customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications for the 2012 heating season. PSE&G heating customers typically receive about $300 toward their winter heating bills.
STATE – All 120 seats in New Jersey’s legislature are at stake in the Nov. 8 election. Although there were some minor changes to the makeup of some districts following the 2010 Census, the new map is unlikely to lead to major changes in Trenton.
MIDDLETOWN – The Provident Bank was recently honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties for its contributions to the organization and commitment to the community at the 13th annual “Matching Smiles Gala” at Navesink Country Club in Middletown.
PARSIPPANY – Gov. Chris Christie signaled that he was unlikely to join in the defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to keep pollution from out-of-state power plants from blowing into New Jersey.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s two major utilities, PSE&G and JCP&L, are on track to meet the goal of restoring service to 95 percent of the customers who lost power because of Saturday’s snow storm by midnight this evening. As of this afternoon, 63,000 utility customers are still without power.
STATE – The New Jersey Judiciary has joined with hospitals and safe houses to help victims of domestic violence apply for temporary restraining orders without going to a courthouse.
MORRISTOWN — Liquid Church of New Jersey is responding to local groups’ dire needs by mobilizing hundreds of volunteers and injecting over $60,000 into immediate assistance projects in the Morristown, New Brunswick and Nutley vicinities.
STATE – A report released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows that most Garden State residents are worse off now than they were 10 years ago.