ASBURY PARK – The Green Party of Monmouth County and the Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) will host a conference addressing healthcare and labor issues on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.
NEWARK–In 2008, more than half a million people were involved in car crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. Nearly 30 percent of those who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.
ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie’s review of the Schools Development Authority construction program resulted in the recommendation to advance 10 projects in 2011, including the Academic Magnet High School in Elizabeth. These projects represent a state investment of almost $584 million.
TRENTON – The leader of a union representing one million members called for changes in public workers’ health benefits to be accomplished through negotiation rather than legislation.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey resident admitted his role in a $15 million insurance scam.
STATE – More than a third of New Jersey’s independent local authorities do not operate a website and just three percent post their financial reports online, according to a report released today by the Office of the State Comptroller
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Advisory Commission recommended maintaining New Jersey’s minimum wage at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, state Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths announced Friday.
NEWARK – A supervisory transportation security officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport admitted to accepting bribes and kickbacks from a coworker who stole money regularly from passengers during security screenings, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON — In recognition of Feb. 14 as National Donor Day, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh today encouraged New Jersey residents to register to become organ and tissue donors and make a commitment to give the gift of life to people in need of blood transfusions or organ and tissue transplants.