PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz hopes to extend her term of office by six months with an ordinance moving the city’s non-partisan municipal elections to the same date as the November general election but Miguel Morales is spearheading a recall effort that would cut her reign short.
STATE — A Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey is worth $211.7 million after Saturday night’s drawing.
STATE — Residents of Linden and Rahway heard a tremendous boom at about 9 a.m. Sunday, but officials say it was just thunder from the incredible storm that struck all weekend.
Pouring rain and fierce winds triggered flood warnings, downed trees, closed roads and stopped trains across New Jersey. The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
STATE—On Sunday, New Jersey residents will set their clocks ahead one hour as most of America switches to Daylight Savings Time.
TRENTON – Yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order creating a New Jersey Privatization Task Force to develop recommendations for a comprehensive approach to converting certain areas of government operations to privately-run operations in an effort to cut the size and cost of state government.
STATE—In honor of the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month, the New Jersey Judiciary will publish a series of biographies online to celebrate the achievements of several women who have made lasting contributions to the court system in New Jersey.
STATE—A new report released today details the catastrophic path the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund is on, showing the fund will run out of money by mid-2011 at the latest, placing road repairs, transit services and vital federal funds at risk.
ELIZABETH—On Wednesday, the Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
TETERBORO – New Jersey Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Jim Simpson joined NJDOT road crews on Route 46 in Teterboro on Wednesday to kick off the springtime pothole repair season.
TRENTON– Legislation to stimulate creation of technology industry clusters around New Jersey colleges and research hospitals, streamline corporate laws, stabilize the education of foster children, promote green building and allow the state to get a better handle on the number of uninsured children and parents top Thursday’s Assembly agendas.