STATE – The New Jersey Education Association has joined with other unions representing the state’s public employees to file a federal lawsuit against the pension and benefit overhaul plan Gov. Chris Christie signed into law in June.
STATE – Utilities are still working to restore service to the thousands of New Jersey residents who remain without power after Hurricane Irene.
NEWARK — NJ Transit has restored rail service on the Northeast Corridor line from the Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station. Customers are advised to expect 30-45 minute delays due to ongoing signal problems caused by the flood in Trenton.
TRENTON – Many State Parks across New Jersey reopened Tuesday following a thorough and continuing review and inspection of dozens of State-owned natural, recreational and historic sites from High Point to Cape May in the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
HAMILTON – Every year, AAA Mid-Atlantic makes projections about how many New Jersey residents will travel during the major holiday periods. Before Hurricane Irene made a mad dash for the beaches along the East Coast, AAA Mid-Atlantic was expecting more than 950,000 New Jersey residents to travel 50 miles or more from home for the 2011 Labor Day holiday weekend.
TRENTON – State Department of Transportation crews have been making steady and significant progress in reopening state roadways as a result of around-the-clock work, Commissioner James Simpson announced.
STATE – The Port Authority is spending more than $2 million per month on interest rate swaps that are tied to bonds that were never issued or have already been refunded, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.com.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey’s two Democratic senators, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, have asked President Barack Obama to expedite the Garden State’s request for assistance from the federal government in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Steven Miller, a counselor at Earth House residential treatment center for people with behavioral disorders on Canal Road in East Millstone, sent in these pictures of the flooding there on Sunday.
STATE – Utilities are continuing to restore service to customers who lost power due to damage from Hurricane Irene, but thousands throughout New Jersey remain in the dark.