Category: State News

US Department Of Labor’s OSHA Issues ‘Call To Action’ To NJ Construction Companies To Prevent Worker Falls

NEW YORK — Following four recent construction incidents that took place in Northern New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is calling on construction companies to ensure that employees working above 6 feet have the proper equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job.

Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

NJIT Confers 2,444 Degrees During 2012 Commencement

NEWARK—Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT. On this graduation day, seated high up in the Prudential Center, Perna looked down at the rows of graduates dressed in black robes and colored stoles. He declared that they looked like flowers.

Allen Unveils Legislation To Combat Bullying Of Students By School Staff

TRENTON— In response to several recent incidents of physical and emotional intimidation of students at the hands of school staff both in New Jersey and across the country, Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is proposing legislation that will speed the disciplinary process for teachers and other school officials found to have engaged in bullying, intimidation, or harassment of students.