STATE – A state audit of a weatherization assistance program administered by the Department of Community Affairs revealed that just a fraction of federal grant money had been spent and that cost controls were not being implemented.
TRENTON — Squirrels aren’t the only ones focused on acorns this fall. At the Department of Environmental Protection’s Forest Nursery in Jackson, foresters and staff are hard at work collecting and sorting this year’s acorn crop in preparation for growing the next generation of oaks — trees that one day will spread shade, oxygen, and beauty across New Jersey.
STATE – The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign will begin on Friday, Nov. 19. As more people come to the Salvation Army to request help, the kettle drive becomes increasingly critical.
STATE – On Saturday, the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — will be held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, through the coordination of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ).
EDISON — On Saturday, Nov. 13, the NJ Department of Children and Families is hosting a community-wide resource fair.
STATE — The Hispanic Directors Association of New Jersey (HDANJ) announced the election of its Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting held on Nov. 9.
TRENTON – Senators Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), chairs of the Senate Education and the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committees, respectively, urged New Jersey’s college and university presidents to ban from their campuses alcoholic energy drinks.
NEWARK— The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors approved a contract that will provide security and terrorism awareness training for its frontline employees, funded by a grant received through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transit Security Grant Program.
NEWARK — Rail commuters seeking a more tranquil onboard experience are in luck. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein announced a significant expansion of the agency’s Quiet Commute program on five of NJ TRANSIT’s busiest rail lines.
TRENTON – School bus drivers who leave children on their vehicles at the end of the route will immediately lose their jobs under a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Linda Stender.