ELIZABETH—New Jersey is still recovering from the widespread flood damage from the March 13th storm and subsequent rain. NJ 2-1-1 offers information and assistance to the area’s storm victims both by dialing 2-1-1 and at the companion web site www.nj211.org.
STATE — New Jersey saw a jump in initial unemployment claims for the week ending March 27, according to information from the federal Department of Labor.
TRENTON – The end of March marked a difficult milestone for more than 40,000 New Jersey workers who collected the last unemployment insurance benefits available to them, swelling the ranks of unemployed workers who are no longer eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.
NEWARK – Merill Lynch will pay the state $4.87 million to settle an investigation into how the financial firm marketed risky investments, New Jersey officials announced today. The company also agreed to repurchase auction-rate securities (ARS) from private investors.
STATE—New Jerseyans continue to worry about their job security, according to the quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
FORT MONMOUTH – Residents of 12 New Jersey counties who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 are urged to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible.
STATE—Whether you eat more fruits and vegetables, start a walking program or catch up on your medical screenings, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh encouraged New Jersey residents to make healthy behavior changes now that can promote a longer and more active life.
STATE – Communities in New Jersey are at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funds every year for the next ten years because they are not mailing back their 2010 Census forms, according to Census officials.