STATE –More than 1 million New Jersey residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this year, according to projections by AAA Mid-Atlantic.
TRENTON — Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation hosted its 24th Umbrella Gala on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the historic Patriots Theater War Memorial in Trenton. The event raised a record breaking $313,000 – the most any Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation gala has raised in the past decade.
ELIZABETH – NJTODAY.NET has initiated the Atom Awards to recognize those young people who have demonstrated any or all of the following: increased academic achievement, civic engagement & service or exemplary leadership.
WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care shined the spotlight on two segments of society that too often experience the trauma of personal crises and their inherent dangers when the organization honored leaders in alcohol and drug abuse prevention and youth leadership at its 2011 Annual Gala, held Nov. 9 at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield.
TRENTON – October estimates showed that private sector employers in New Jersey created 4,000 jobs over the month while the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline, down by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, according to the state Department of Labor. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has now dropped successively during each of the past three months.
NEWARK – With the busiest shopping day of the year just over one week away, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded shoppers to know their rights about rainchecks, gift cards, and item refunds, and also to check the national list of recalled toys before going online or to stores this holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ-9) blasted the House of Representatives for passing legislation that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm across state lines, even if they weren’t issued a permit by the state they are visiting.
NEWARK – The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees unanimously approved $800,000 on Monday to retrofit off-road construction equipment such as bulldozers, graders and pavers with pollution control devices that will reduce diesel emissions.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
TRENTON – Fourteen grocery store owners and employees have been indicted for conspiring to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.