STATE – Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey announced this week that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcatel-Lucent, to enable some 800 girls in underserved communities to participate in the Girl Scouts leadership training program, LEAD ON!.
TRENTON – The bipartisan Assembly Task Force on Life Sciences will hold its first meeting Friday at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick and is expected to hear testimony focusing on an overview of the life sciences industry and the benefits it can bring the state.
EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).
TRENTON – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Secretary of State, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez remind residents statewide that Oct. 12 is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– An analysis released this week shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than economically recoverable offshore oil and gas combined in the same region.
HIGHLANDS — Republican congressional challenger Anna Little – responding to further news reports indicating that Congress will likely recess without first holding a vote on whether or not to extend the current tax rates – urged voters to hold her opponent, 22-year incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone, accountable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the “Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement of Child Support (SAVE Child Support) Act.”
TRENTON — New Jersey Clean Communities announced the launch of its fall 2010 Slam Dunk the Junk public information campaign to educate residents about the impact of litter in our communities and encourage them to put trash where it belongs.
WOODBRIDGE — On Monday, the New Jersey chapter of the American Federation of Teachers voted to endorse Ed Potosnak, Democratic Candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
NEWARK – Former state Senator Wayne Bryant and attorney Eric D. Wisler, a former partner in the politically-connected law firm DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, were indicted Monday on multiple counts of fraud and bribery.