WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care, a New Jersey-based nonprofit dedicated to crisis intervention suicide prevention through its telephone hotline, has named Joanne Oppelt of South Plainfield executive director. Oppelt will replace interim executive director Melanie Lester.
NEPTUNE – Disaster recovery officials continue to urge anyone affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – even those survivors who are receiving insurance settlements.
NEWARK — The NJ Transit Police Department, together with state and local partners, plans to conduct a training exercise on Saturday, Sept. 24 inside the Bergen Tunnels on the Jersey City/Hoboken border to test a response from multiple agencies to a simulated train incident.
NEWARK – C. Tate George, a former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, surrendered to federal authorities this morning for allegedly orchestrating a more than $2 million investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank recognized five of their employees with 2011 Community Service Awards as part of a statewide program that recognizes outstanding community support efforts by their employees.
NEWARK – The owners of three gas stations have been charged with allegedly raising gasoline prices multiple times within a 24-hour period, in violation of the state’s Motor Fuels law, immediately following Hurricane Irene earlier this month.
TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) President Jan-Marie Traynor kicked off the first official Fall Gardening Month in New Jersey with a ceremony at Hall’s Garden Center in Berkeley Heights.
TRENTON – A coalition of Northeastern states, including New Jersey, has received a nearly $1 million federal grant to jump start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations, an initiative that will spur job creation and use of electric vehicles, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
TRENTON – Just days after he blasted the decision to award a $420,000 tax credit for the “Jersey Shore” television program, state Sen. Paul Sarlo helped advance a bill he sponsored that would expand the state’s film and television tax credit program.
UNION CITY – Realizing there should be no language barrier for at-risk youth, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today helped kickoff a Spanish-speaking helpline for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.