MIDDLETOWN- Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina, a USN retired captain who served in the state Senate and General Assembly representing New Jersey’s 13th district passed away yesterday evening at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York with his sons Joseph, John and Gregg at his bedside. He was 84.
SOMERSET—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for persons, including self-employed individuals, who are unemployed as a direct result of damages caused by last month’s severe storms and flooding.
STATE—In recognition of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Department of Health and Senior Services encourages New Jersey residents to discuss their healthcare preferences and plan ahead for end-of-life care decisions with their physicians and family. National Healthcare Decisions Day highlights the importance of having an advance directive, which is a document that states your health care preferences.
STATE – New Jersey saw initial unemployment claims increase by 3,582 for the week ending April 3, according to data released today by the federal Department of Labor.
STATE – There is still time… to mail back your census form. There are two days left to take 10 minutes to mail back your census form, and avoid having a census taker visit your household.
SOMERSET—Mold can create serious health problems for residents following the severe storms and flooding in March, warn state and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials overseeing the New Jersey recovery effort.
TRENTON—Students from the Juvenile Justice Commission’s (JJC) residential community homes and day programs attended a mock senate session Wednesday at the New Jersey State House in the official Senate Chambers. After studying the governmental process in the classroom, students debated bills and cast their votes on several pieces of legislation pertaining to juveniles.
NEWARK— The NJ Transit Board of Directors today approved a plan to raise fares by up to 25 percent to help close the agency’s looming $300 million budget gap.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s employment fell in March, with the largest losses occurring in the public sector. The state’s March unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 9.8 percent and remained above the national rate of 9.7 percent.
STATE – After listening to public input at a series of hearings last month, New Jersey Transit is considering an increase of just ten percent on certain bus and light rail fares, instead of the 25 percent hike in had originally proposed.