TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, sponsor of the New Jersey Hero Act to increase organ donation in the Garden State, urged New Jersey residents to celebrate “Donate Life Month,” by signing up to be an organ donor in April.
SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Monday that its Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefit programs are replacing paper checks with electronic debit cards.
FAIR LAWN – Through the humanitarian efforts of their employees, Columbia Bank has raised $14,400 in support of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. The relief funds were donated directly to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Save the Children charities.
TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced that a longstanding policy that bans trucks from the Garden State Parkway north of Interchange 105 in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County will remain in place.
TRENTON – A former state correction officer from Avenel pleaded guilty Monday to being a member of a network that smuggled pre-paid cell phones and drugs into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deployed six pothole-filling machines to assist maintenance crews as they transition from fighting snow to attacking this spring’s abundant crop of potholes.
STATE — The union that represents construction workers is consolidating its New Jersey locals into one office that will be based in Raritan Center in Edison.
FAIR LAWN – The Opportunity Center of Fair Lawn, Inc., a life enrichment program for the developmentally disabled, recently made a special presentation of an exclusive photograph to Columbia Bank.