TRENTON – At its Annual Meeting held Tuesday, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts announced the award of $1,018,035 in grants to Middlesex County arts organizations, programs, projects and co-sponsored projects for Fiscal Year 2012. D
NEWARK – Gov. Chris Christie joined Port officials at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) to announce a half-billion dollar investment project at the terminal to create a state-of-the-art container terminal to help the port meet the region’s shipping needs during the first half of the 21st century and create an estimated 800 new jobs.
TRENTON – Two out of three clients who go to New Jersey’s Legal Services agency for help are turned away because of inadequate funding from the state, according to testimony today by agency President and General Counsel Melville Miller Jr.
TRENTON — The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) recovered for taxpayers more than $116 million in improperly paid Medicaid funds during the past fiscal year, State Comptroller Matthew Boxer announced today.
WESTFIELD – Heeding President Barack Obama’s Monday night call for the public to speak out about the federal debt-limit stalemate, approximately 30 people turned out for a demonstration at Rep. Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield yesterday afternoon.
STATE – On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to consider closing more than 10 percent of its nearly 32,000 retail offices nationwide, including 50 in New Jersey.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against two companies offering modeling and talent services and their owner, alleging, among other things, that they engaged in deceptive practices in order to entice consumers to enter into written agreements to pay for services that would purportedly assist their children in obtaining modeling and acting careers.
TRENTON – In a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder, State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, the sponsor of legislation authorizing intrastate online gambling in New Jersey, reaffirmed that no federal law exists to preclude New Jersey from establishing such a program and that the federal government should not stand in the way of states choosing to exercise their rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Amir Mohamed Meshal, a natural born United States citizen, charging two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 12 other unknown U.S. government officials for allegedly violating his Constitutional rights.
STATE — Each summer at the end of August, The New Jersey Division of The Salvation Army holds a special five-day respite session at Camp Tecumseh for veterans and their families.