STATE – The joint state/federal disaster recovery centers (DRC) that have been helping New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Irene will close Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced today that the Assembly Democratic caucus will meet Thursday to decide upon its new leadership team for the 2012-13 legislative session.
STATE — To help feed families in need this holiday season, The Provident Bank is hosting a food drive at select branches from Nov. 9 through Nov. 30. The food will be distributed to local food pantries.
TRENTON – Approximately 200 Deputy Attorneys General (DAsG) will be assigned throughout the state on Election Day, Nov. 8, to help ensure a fair and smooth-running election, and to assist county election officials in resolving voting-related legal issues, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
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.