TRENTON – Even though preliminary estimates indicate New Jersey added 2,600 jobs in April, the state’s unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, signaling that more people are actively looking for jobs.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Hackensack High School student Carlene Daniels raised over $3,000 to support Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey with a Latin Night event on April 21 in Maywood. The event was held at the Maywood Knights of Columbus, who provided both the hall and their own donation to kick-start the event. Over 100 guests were also treated to catering courtesy of Uncle Paulie’s of Maywood.
TRENTON – New Jersey has entered into a settlement with shoe manufacturer Skechers USA that resolves allegations the company marketed its line of rocker-bottom shoe products using unsubstantiated claims about their health benefits, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
EATONTOWN – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) has expanded its services in Middlesex County thanks in part to a $12,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.
TEANECK — Michael Adams, 64, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1999, has announced his retirement, effective June 30.
NEWARK – A former Essex County sheriff’s officer was charged today in connection with his alleged role in using threats of violence to collect a debt owed to another man, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – State Sen. Michael Doherty, the sponsor of legislation that would result in the elimination of red light camera ticketing systems in New Jersey, has launched an online petition in support of the effort at www.senatenj.com/cameras.
TRENTON – Two prominent Democrats have advised the state treasurer to be prepared to specify how the Christie administration will deal with a state revenue shortfall. Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff is scheduled to testify before the Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday, May 23 and the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday, May 24.
ROSELLE – Mayor Jamel Holley, the Roselle Democratic Committee and the majority of the Borough Council, which includes Council Members Christine Dansereau, Roy Locke, Randy Sandifer and Kim Shaw, have endorsed Newark West Ward Councilman Ron C. Rice’s congressional bid leading up to the June 5 Democratic primary.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Approximately 200,000 community members poured onto the flightline for the open house and air show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on May 12 and 13.