TRENTON – New Jersey’s economy lost 16,300 jobs in December, according to date released today by the state Department of Labor. Three thousand jobs were lost in the public sector, while the private sector shed 13,300 positions.
EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Peter Barnes will hold a public hearing in Edison on Thursday, Jan. 20, to give students, parents, teachers and residents an opportunity to share how the governor’s $1 billion cut to public education has impacted their lives and their schools.
NEW BRUNSWICK — To highlight the unique medical and social challenges facing teenage cancer patients, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh toured the teen lounge and met with patients and survivors at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey on Tuesday.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Education approved 23 new charter school applications today. This marks the largest number of charter schools approved in an application cycle since the Charter School Program Act was signed into law in 1995.
TRENTON — Data released by the Department of Education today shows the majority of charters in urban areas last year outperformed other public schools in their host districts on required standardized testing. However, many of the charter schools still performed below state average.
STATE – A new statewide poll shows that less than half of New Jersey voters approve of President Barack Obama. Sen. Bob Menendez has similar numbers, but had more support than six potential Republican challengers that may face him in the 2012 election.
STATE – New Jersey residents can expect a wintry mix of precipitation tonight through tomorrow morning.
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection is providing New Jersey’s municipalities and counties $13 million in grants to assist local recycling efforts, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
STATE – To benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), The Provident Bank will once again host a “Deposit $1 of Hope” fundraising drive at each of its 80 plus branches. The fundraiser begins Friday, Jan. 14 and will run through Monday, Feb. 28.