NEW BRUNSWICK – Gov. Chris Christie has declared October 2011 as “Parental Involvement in Education Month” in New Jersey.
STATE – A majority of New Jersey residents (51 percent) feel that they’re worse off financially than they were a year ago, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.
NEWARK – Federal and state officials have reached an agreement on the amount of money New Jersey would pay to reimburse the federal government for money spent on a cancelled rail tunnel that would have expanded access between New Jersey and Manhattan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) marked 15 years since legislation he authored was signed into law to prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from buying or possessing firearms.
KEARNY — Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno visited a solar energy site being built on a former Kearny landfill yesterday. Approximately 2,000 solar panels are in place now, and the 13-acre facility is expected to come on-line by the end of the year. During a press conference, Guadagno noted that New Jersey has passed California in the number of solar panels installed. (Photo credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
STATE – The FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close on Sundays, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
STATE – For the first time since he took office, more New Jersey voters disapprove of President Barack Obama than think he’s doing a good job.
STATE – Is a school board member’s personal email address information that the public has a right to access under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act? The New Jersey School Boards Association doesn’t think so, but a taxpayer group disagrees.
STATE – Age affects how New Jersey residents evaluate the state’s quality of life. But it’s not a straightforward relationship. Young adults join senior citizens in giving generally higher ratings to their home state when compared to the views of middle-aged residents in a new Monmouth University Poll.
STATE – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is advising consumers to discard Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado that have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis, an illness caused by consuming food contaminated with bacteria Listeria.