TRENTON – Assembly committees will consider renewed legislation to create the Back to Work NJ job creation program and bills to, assist local governments repair Hurricane Irene damage, promote teen driver safety, and the state’s wine industry, and help juveniles forced into prostitution get services they need.
HOBOKEN –U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Jorge Silva-Puras, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) at “Big Fun Toys” store earlier this week to promote Small Business Saturday, an event encouraging residents to shop locally for holiday gifts. Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26.
STATE – In order to get the most value for holiday shopping, many people are going off the beaten path of mainstream online vendors. The New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit detectives routinely receive complaints of citizens ripped off by crooks on the web. Many of these crimes can be avoided if consumers follow some common sense advice.
LAKEWOOD — Resident and staff of Harrogate, a Life Care Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Ocean County collected 266 items of non-perishable goods for the community’s 5th Annual Food Drive.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Jim Whelan that would require health care facilities to offer flu shots to their employees was approved this week by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
TRENTON – Two bill sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale that will increase the number of New Jersey’s children and low-income adults enrolled in New Jersey FamilyCare and other safety net programs were approved this week by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will once again offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for the benefit of customers leaving work early, and to provide additional capacity for customers traveling to Newark Liberty International Airport. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the airport rail station’s busiest day of the year, with ridership levels about twice that of a typical weekday.
NEWARK – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded grants totaling more than $10 million for the repair and reconstruction of state and federal roads in New Jersey that were damaged by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and flooding in August.
TRENTON –Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Paul Moriarty are promoting legislation to reverse a law that made it easier for the state to claim unused money orders, traveler’s checks and gift cards.
WEST TRENTON – Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year. To help New Jerseyans have an enjoyable and safe holiday, the New Jersey State Police offer the following safety tips: