STATE — The union that represents construction workers is consolidating its New Jersey locals into one office that will be based in Raritan Center in Edison.
FAIR LAWN – The Opportunity Center of Fair Lawn, Inc., a life enrichment program for the developmentally disabled, recently made a special presentation of an exclusive photograph to Columbia Bank.
POMPTON LAKES – As part of their ongoing community support, Columbia Bank is making a special effort to purchase replacement home appliances for a select group of homeowners affected by the heavy flooding that recently took place throughout northern New Jersey.
TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.3 percent in March, up 0.1 percentage points from February, even as New Jersey employers added 4,600 jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than four in 10 offenders return to state prison within three years of their release, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.
STATE — New Jersey pays thousands of white-collar state employees an annual uniform-maintenance stipend, yet nearly half of those employees do not wear a uniform, according to a report released this week by the Office of the State Comptroller.
TRENTON– Fifty-six new districts will take part in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program in the 2011-2012 school year, increasing and improving educational opportunities for children and families, Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf announced Thursday.
NEWARK – PSE&G is reminding customers still struggling to pay winter heating bills that they have only until May 2 to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Those who have already received LIHEAP this winter season may also be eligible for additional LIHEAP emergency assistance.