STATE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants all survivors of Hurricane Irene to receive the maximum assistance for which they are eligible.
STATE – It’s going to get more expensive for drivers to travel to New York this weekend. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is raising tolls on all of its bridges and tunnels between the two states starting Sunday.
STATE – The New Jersey chapter of Rolling Thunder, Inc. will stage a motorcycle ride in honor of American soldiers held as prisoners of war or missing in action on Sunday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today called on Senate Republicans to stop blockage of his bi-partisan bill to extend the programs under the Combating Autism Act for another three years.
STATE – Disaster recovery officials urge recipients of federal grants to use the money wisely, and keep receipts and other documentation for at least three years as proof the funds were spent as intended.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County have agreed to a joint, cost-shared project to preserve and restore the Petty’s Run archeological site in Trenton and to create a historical interpretive center at the site, which is located adjacent to the Statehouse, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced today.
UNION – Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Union County on Monday afternoon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate approved a bill to authorize $6.9 billion in disaster relief funding yesterday, by a 62-37 vote. The money is needed to help pay for recovery efforts from the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters around the nation.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst hosted the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday in Lakehurst’s historic Hangar 1.
TRENTON – State officials cited a weak market for carbon dioxide allowances to support the Christie Administration’s decision to pull out of a regional program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but an environmental group blasted the governor for undermining the market.