SANDY HOOK – Clean Ocean Action released the 2009 Beach Sweeps Report last week, identifying the totals for over 95 items of marine debris collected by volunteers last year. The numbers are consistent with previous years with no sign of plastic litter letting up.
SOMERSET—In just two weeks since 12 New Jersey counties were made eligible for federal disaster assistance, nearly $5 million has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in the recovery efforts.
TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all 29 inspection stations statewide will begin new Monday through Friday hours of operation as of Monday, May 3.
NEWARK—April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and PSE&G is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked.
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.