FAIR LAWN – Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $22,000 grant to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. This community grant was used to purchase new air bag equipment for emergency rescue operations.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed comprehensive arbitration reform legislation Tuesday, part of an effort to rein in the state’s high property taxes. The measure is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached on Dec. 9 with legislative leadership.
TRENTON – Legislation to help emergency medical technicians get back to work sooner was unanimously approved Monday by the state Senate.
STATE – New Jersey is one of ten states that lost a seat in the House of Representatives following the 2010 Census.
NEWARK – State Division of Consumer Affairs investigators, during an unannounced sweep of urban discount stores conducted this month, discovered holiday lights, decorations and other electrical items that bear counterfeit labels of the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing organization and may pose risks to consumers.
NEWARK – The former director of construction for P.C. Richard & Son Corporation was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for accepting $80,000 in bribes from a New Jersey-based construction company, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Monday.
STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.
STATE – New Jersey’s supreme court has stepped in to monitor real estate foreclosure proceedings.
TRENTON– Today, Gov. Chris Christie announced the selection of Christopher Cerf as his nominee for New Jersey Education Commissioner.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projections indicate that over 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home for Christmas and New Year’s, a 2.6% increase compared to the 2009 holiday season.