TRENTON–New Jersey continued to improve its overall national ranking on the 2011 National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
STATE – Utility crews are working to restore power to New Jersey residents who lost electricity as a result of Saturday’s snowstorm, but it’s a slow process.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, recently announced the that its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will run from Nov. 1 – 18. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off in 20 different locations throughout Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Union counties and will be donated to local charities.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff today extended the deadline for this year’s Homestead Benefit and Senior Freeze applications by one week to Nov.7.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie held a conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon and executives from Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) and Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) today to ensure response operations and power restoration efforts were moving forward in a speedy manner to restore power as quickly as possible to New Jersey homes.
TRENTON –The New Jersey After 3 program will continue its work for New Jersey children and families through a renewed public-private partnership implementing the Department of Education’s federal No Child Left Behind waiver application that will expand and improve programs to extend learning beyond the traditional school day, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.
CRANFORD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today that six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing on Wednesday, Nov. 2, including the one in Union County at the Cranford Community Center.
STATE – New Jersey voters feel safer in Atlantic City than other New Jersey cities, according to a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
STATE – Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power as a result of Saturday’s unusual autumn snowstorm. PSE&G advises parents to exercise extreme caution if they allow their children to go trick-or-treating today because of the number of downed wires in areas.
NEWARK—NJIT will co-host with the New Jersey United States Marine Corps Reserve Association a daylong cyber-terrorism symposium looking at proactive approaches to counter-terrorism. The event, set for Saturday Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center will feature George Johnson, the chief security officer of NC4 and the founder and chief information officer of the ESP Group as the keynote speaker.