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.
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 NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
EDISON – There are more New Jerseyans living in poverty – including many dealing at times with hunger pains – than at any time in the state’s history.
CRANFORD – DMD Architects Inc. is a business to look for in the future. Why is it so significant? Because it will represent the culmination of many years of studies by three remarkable Union County College architecture students who will be graduating on May 23, with their Associate in Science degree.
HOLMDEL — The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation will hold its Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Bob Smith and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would encourage development of solar installations in New Jersey was approved Thursday by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.
TRENTON— Legislation long-championed by state Sen. Jennifer Beck and Senate President Steve Sweeney to prevent abuse of the state’s farmland assessment law has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.
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.
TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee today advanced a bill to require wheelchairs to be properly secured in vehicles by a four-point restraint system.
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.