STATE – NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
JERSEY CITY – The Provident Bank recently collected more than $8,000 in donations for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) through its Deposit $1 of Hope fundraiser. Collections were held at each of Provident’s 80-plus branches throughout the state.
LONG HILL – They went to high school together in Morristown. Now, as graduates of prestigious law schools, they are working to save New Jersey from bankruptcy.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats announced a schedule for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and said the lack of information available from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on property tax caps highlight the need for a thoughtful review.
TRENTON – Congress failed to pass legislation this week that would extend the filing deadline for unemployment claimants for the federally-funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Congress will be in recess and any new bill would not be considered for a vote until Congress returns on July 12.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie offered Democrats a compromise yesterday in the battle over property tax cap proposals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June, according to data released by the federal government today. Many of the jobs lost were because of a large drop in the number of temporary workers needed for the U.S. Census.
STATE – The traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, a joyful celebration can turn into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks. Each year emergency rooms are full of patients who are injured by illegal fireworks.
TRENTON – An Essex County man has pleaded guilty to acting as a leader of a multi-county automobile and motorcycle theft ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Thursday.
AVENEL – State Office of Weights and Measures officers have cited 49 gold and jewelry buying businesses with more than 1,600 summonses for alleged violations of state statutes, during a just-concluded statewide inspection sweep that found inaccurate scales that misweighed items and resulted in consumers receiving less money.