TRENTON – October estimates showed that private sector employers in New Jersey created 4,000 jobs over the month while the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline, down by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, according to the state Department of Labor. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has now dropped successively during each of the past three months.
NEWARK – With the busiest shopping day of the year just over one week away, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded shoppers to know their rights about rainchecks, gift cards, and item refunds, and also to check the national list of recalled toys before going online or to stores this holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ-9) blasted the House of Representatives for passing legislation that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm across state lines, even if they weren’t issued a permit by the state they are visiting.
NEWARK – The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees unanimously approved $800,000 on Monday to retrofit off-road construction equipment such as bulldozers, graders and pavers with pollution control devices that will reduce diesel emissions.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
TRENTON – Fourteen grocery store owners and employees have been indicted for conspiring to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
NEWARK — More than 1,800 people watched as three New Jersey 10-year-olds shined on stage as opening acts before seven-time Grammy award winner Gladys Knight performed at the Boys & Girls Club of New Jersey’s ninth annual Concert for Kids. The concert took place on Nov. 9 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
NEWARK – A judge of the Superior Court’s Chancery Division in Middlesex County has ordered a freeze of the assets and impounding of the commercial vehicles of a New York chimney repair company, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.
STATE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.