STATE — The Provident Bank is offering New Jersey residents a chance to win big this holiday season and support their favorite charities, too. The bank is hosting its “Give Thanks & Share the Wealth” sweepstakes through Nov. 4 to give a financial boost to consumers and charities alike.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be on the alert for white-tailed deer on the roadways with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during the morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer activity is likely to be higher.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie’s profile on the national stage is on the rise, but he’s also enjoying newfound popularity at home in the Garden State, according to the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for president today at a surprise joint appearance in New Hampshire this afternoon.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Families, friends, and advocates across New Jersey gathered at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus on Saturday, Oct. 1 for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey’s “Footsteps for Families” walk-a-thon. With donations and sponsorships collected both online and offline by walkers, over $10,000 was raised to support the organization’s strong prevention programs throughout the state.
WEST TRENTON — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day.
STATE – A majority of Garden State residents support making sports betting legal at New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos; according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind,™ 52 percent favor the idea while 31 percent oppose it.
STATE – Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have about three weeks remaining to register for federal assistance.
STATE – Officials at the FEMA/State Joint Field Office announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. They will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and resume normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TRENTON – An Irvington man was convicted of participating in a drug ring that shipped more than 500 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. Four other members of the drug ring pleaded guilty on the eve of the trial.