TRENTON – More than $4.1 million in federal assistance has gone to help survivors begin the recovery from Hurricane Irene during the first week after the major declaration was issued.
STATE — As rain continues to fall in New Jersey, the American Red Cross is returning to communities that flooded last week as a result of Hurricane Irene; this time to determine who has been displaced again.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development awarded $245,000 to Hispanic community based organizations in Union and Middlesex counties.
HILLSIDE — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has prepared 25,000 meals for evacuation sites for victims of Hurricane Irene. The agency is still producing 2,000 meals per day for the region, including Paterson and Bound Brook, and is distributing cleanup supplies and bottled water.
CLAYTON – Much of New Jersey’s remaining peach crop survived the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene, according to Jerry Frecon, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension, speaking from Heilig Orchards, where he was inspecting the peach orchards.
NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs has filed complaints against four businesses that allegedly advertised immigration assistance services that they were not authorized to perform, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection reopened the vast majority of shellfish beds in the state today after tissue samples collected over the weekend met federal health standards. The beds were closed Aug. 27 as Hurricane Irene approached New Jersey.
FORT LEE – Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono joined with Fort Lee High School students on Tuesday to mark the start of the new school year at an event to highlight the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” which takes effect today.
President Barack Obama comforted victims of Hurricane Irene in storm-pounded New Jersey Sunday, delivering promises of relief while Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released news that it has approved requests for disaster assistance to all counties. Accompanied by Gov. Chris…
President Obama declared the counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset as disaster areas eligible for federal relief, but state officials are hoping for more. New Jerseyans seeking federal disaster relief should follow a three-step process outlined by the Federal Emergency…