State News

New Jersey Under Tornado Watch Until 8 P.M.

WEST TRENTON – A Tornado Watch is in effect for all but extreme southern New Jersey from now until 8 p.m. tonight. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the potential for severe weather conditions statewide, along with the National Weather Service.

NJ Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

WEST TRENTON — The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an excessive heat warning today. Temperatures and heat indexes are expected to reach the low to mid-90s in parts of central and southern New Jersey.

Red Cross Urges New Jersey To Prepare Now For Hurricanes

STATE–Hurricane season officially begins on today, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average year with a potential 12 to 18 named storms and three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.

NJ Officials Kick Off 101 Days of Summer Traffic Safety Campaign

TRENTON– Attorney General Paula T. Dow, joined by members of the state and local police and traffic safety communities announced a variety of public awareness and enforcement efforts yesterday designed to ensure the safety of all who travel New Jersey’s roadways this summer.

NJ To Create “Talent Networks” To Identify Skills Job Seekers Need

MORRIS TOWNSHIP — Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development delivered the keynote address at the United Way 2011 Public Officials Forum this week, announcing a new initiative to help job-seekers find careers in New Jersey’s most promising industries.

NJ Eligible To Compete For Federal Education Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that New Jersey and eight other finalist states that did not win grants in the first two rounds of the Race to the Top program will be eligible to compete for $200 million in additional funds this year.

NJ DCA Reports On Popular Charities

NEWARK – During its most recent reported fiscal year, only 10 percent of the money spent by the Garden State Law Enforcement Officers Foundation, a New Jersey registered charity based in Tennent, funded charitable programs. The remaining 90 percent was spent on fundraising, management, and general costs, according to information the charity reported to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

State Must Find $500 Million More For School Funding

TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration must find more money for schools in the state’s poorest districts. The decision will cost approximately $500 million, according to an estimate based on Office of Legislative Services figures.