WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of President Obama’s jobs address to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) emphasized the importance of creating a 21st Century Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs, lift a depressed economy and rebuild America.
STATE – Last week, the state Division of Consumer made an unannounced return visit to 11 boardwalk novelty shops that had been selling suspected, illegal designer drugs in violation of state and federal laws – and found one shopkeeper continuing to sell the suspected chemicals, despite the stern warning he received in August.
NEWARK – Vincent Hsia, a pharmacist and the former proprietor of Lincoln Pharmacy Network in Edison, admitted that he conspired to distribute oxycodone and that he filed false personal and corporate income tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP–New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez today joined state legislators and a local elementary school class for an event to highlight the state’s school bus inspection program that looks at 24,000 student transportation vehicles twice a year.
TRENTON – More than $4.1 million in federal assistance has gone to help survivors begin the recovery from Hurricane Irene during the first week after the major declaration was issued.
STATE — As rain continues to fall in New Jersey, the American Red Cross is returning to communities that flooded last week as a result of Hurricane Irene; this time to determine who has been displaced again.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development awarded $245,000 to Hispanic community based organizations in Union and Middlesex counties.
HILLSIDE — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has prepared 25,000 meals for evacuation sites for victims of Hurricane Irene. The agency is still producing 2,000 meals per day for the region, including Paterson and Bound Brook, and is distributing cleanup supplies and bottled water.
CLAYTON – Much of New Jersey’s remaining peach crop survived the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene, according to Jerry Frecon, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension, speaking from Heilig Orchards, where he was inspecting the peach orchards.
NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs has filed complaints against four businesses that allegedly advertised immigration assistance services that they were not authorized to perform, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.