TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.
STATE – If there is one message that state and federal officials would like to share with New Jersey residents recovering from the Hurricane Irene disaster, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) application – Don’t Throw It Away!
STATE – The American Red Cross is continuing to aid the victims of major flooding in New Jersey. Last night, the Red Cross operated three shelters in the state, aiding 150 residents. At the height of the storm, the Red Cross had more than 60 shelters open, or on standby to open, in New Jersey.
NEWARK – NJ Transit announced plans to replace two undergrade rail bridges in Plainfield and install a new roof at Newark Penn Station as part of the transportation agency’s infrastructure maintenance program.
NEWARK—NJ Transit will add on-board cameras to its entire bus fleet in a move aimed at enhancing the overall safety and security of both customers and operators.
STATE – Residents of New Jersey now eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.
BERGENFIELD – Gov. Chris Christie visited Bergenfield’s Roy Brown Middle School on Wednesday to highlight his efforts to increase accountability in education.
FORT MONMOUTH – After 94 years of service, Fort Monmouth will officially close on Thursday. An inactivation and color casing ceremony was held today.
TRENTON – As the result of Hurricane Irene, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture worked with county governments to make facilities available to those large livestock animal owners who needed to evacuate their farms or found themselves without power or water or access to their farms.
TRENTON – New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano expressed concern about potential cuts to federal aid programs that affect public safety.