Senate Committee Approves Additional Gateway Tunnel Project Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved $20 million for Amtrak to continue work on the Gateway Tunnel project as part of the FY 2013 THUD appropriations bill. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.

NJ Expands Project Medicine Drop Program

CHERRY HILL – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today expanded “Project Medicine Drop,” a statewide initiative to help everyday citizens join the fight against the abuse of addictive, deadly prescription drugs.

NJ Unemployment Rate Remains At 9%

TRENTON – After six consecutive months of private sector job growth, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.0 percent in March. The state’s economy shed 8,600 jobs during the month, according to estimates released today.

Rush To Make Only NJ Stop At Prudential Center

NEWARK – Alongside the release of a new single “Headlong Flight”, Rush will head out on a North American Tour in support of their upcoming album, “Clockwork Angels.” This year’s fall tour will include a stop at Prudential Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., which will be the band’s only New Jersey appearance.