STATE – As crude oil prices surged because of unrest in Libya, New Jersey gas prices reached levels not seen since October 2008. On Monday, the average price of regular gasoline in New Jersey reached $3.195, according to NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie nominated a Scotch Plains lawyer to be the state’s Public Defender.
STATE – College students will see a significant reduction in a federal grant program intended to help low and middle income families if a Republican budget plan passes, according to an analysis released today by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
TRENTON – Unions from all over the state joined in a rally at the State House hosted by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO today. The event was a show of solidarity with Wisconsin public employees, who may lose their collective bargaining rights if their state’s Republican governor gets his way.
STATE – On a day when labor unions are staging a rally in Trenton in support of Wisconsin public employees, the New Jersey Sierra Club says it stands in solidarity with them.
NEWARK – A Woodbridge man who worked as a lead transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport admitted Thursday that he and his supervisor regularly stole from travelers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
MADISON—Nominate your favorite family-owned firm for consideration in the 2011 New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards granted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship.
LAWTON, Okla. — Army Pvt. Mario D. Solis graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
STATE — New Jersey residents joined a nationwide protest against Republicans—and some Democrats—who are campaigning to cut billions if dollars from health care, education, and science programs in the proposed federal budget on Thursday.
STATE – The average price of a gallon of regular, full-service gasoline reached $3.09 a gallon overnight, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s up five cents in the past week and 54 cents since this time last year.