STATE – All 120 seats in New Jersey’s legislature are at stake in the Nov. 8 election. Although there were some minor changes to the makeup of some districts following the 2010 Census, the new map is unlikely to lead to major changes in Trenton.
MIDDLETOWN – The Provident Bank was recently honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties for its contributions to the organization and commitment to the community at the 13th annual “Matching Smiles Gala” at Navesink Country Club in Middletown.
PARSIPPANY – Gov. Chris Christie signaled that he was unlikely to join in the defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to keep pollution from out-of-state power plants from blowing into New Jersey.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s two major utilities, PSE&G and JCP&L, are on track to meet the goal of restoring service to 95 percent of the customers who lost power because of Saturday’s snow storm by midnight this evening. As of this afternoon, 63,000 utility customers are still without power.
STATE – The New Jersey Judiciary has joined with hospitals and safe houses to help victims of domestic violence apply for temporary restraining orders without going to a courthouse.
MORRISTOWN — Liquid Church of New Jersey is responding to local groups’ dire needs by mobilizing hundreds of volunteers and injecting over $60,000 into immediate assistance projects in the Morristown, New Brunswick and Nutley vicinities.
STATE – A report released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows that most Garden State residents are worse off now than they were 10 years ago.
STATE – Service has been restored to most of the New Jersey residents who lost power as a result of Saturday’s early-season snow storm, but several thousand customers are still waiting for utility crews to get to them.
TRENTON–As of this afternoon, 82 percent of total affected utility customers have had their power restored, with 95 percent of restorations still projected to be met by midnight Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie reported after his conference call with Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon, PSEG President and CEO Ralph LaRossa, and JCP&L President Don Lynch.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Tuesday that the Division of Criminal Justice is distributing nearly $3.6 million to over 500 New Jersey law enforcement agencies to purchase or replace body armor vests for their officers.