STATE – New unemployment claims increased in New Jersey for the week ending July 31, according to data released today by the federal Department of Labor.
NEWARK – Approximately a hundred protesters blocked traffic on Broad Street yesterday to protest Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s plan to outsource city sanitation jobs to a private firm.
HILLSBOROUGH – Ed Potosnak, Democratic Candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, celebrated the passage of the Education, Jobs, and Medicaid Assistance Act at Auten Road Intermediate School in Hillsborough Wednesday.
STATE – While a projected $10.5 billion structural deficit in next year’s state budget has gotten a lot of attention recently, it is not the only financial problem facing New Jersey on July 1, 2011.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks have been mailed to eligible Medicare beneficiaries whose drug costs are so high they have reached the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”
STATE — An old refrigerator/freezer in the home of Kearny resident Siu Wah Lau saw its last day on Aug. 10, but its departure will save Lau more than $150 in energy costs a year.
As anyone who lives near the Atlantic and Gulf coast knows too well, hurricane season has been in the breeze since June 1, and will last through November; the heart of the season is mid-August through mid-October.
FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank employees recently collected 408 shopping bags filled with non-perishable food, health and beauty aids and paper goods, along with 95 individual bulk items and more than 366 pounds of bulk pack items.
TRENTON—Most New Jersey public school districts will reopen next month with fewer teachers, larger class sizes and/or reduced programs, according to survey results released this week by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
STATE — The New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee has voted to endorse seven incumbents in the general Congressional elections and Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D) for the open Senate seat vacated by former State Senator Bill Baroni (Mercer, Middlesex).