EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).
TRENTON – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Secretary of State, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez remind residents statewide that Oct. 12 is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– An analysis released this week shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than economically recoverable offshore oil and gas combined in the same region.
HIGHLANDS — Republican congressional challenger Anna Little – responding to further news reports indicating that Congress will likely recess without first holding a vote on whether or not to extend the current tax rates – urged voters to hold her opponent, 22-year incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone, accountable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the “Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement of Child Support (SAVE Child Support) Act.”
Sept. 20 at 9:39 a.m. – At the Essex County Jail, Officer Thomas Sarnecki arrested Newark resident Earl Behlin, 27, for contempt of court. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick Parking Authority manager has surrendered on a charge arising from an investigation into the disappearance of about $24,000 in parking fees, authorities announced yesterday.
Dear EarthTalk: What are some good resources out there for learning about investments that help the environment? — Rob Johnson, Sherman Oaks, CA
MILWAUKEE, WI – For years, any weight-loss aficionado could easily tell you the best sources of dietary fiber: whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. But in today’s environment, things have changed.
TRENTON — New Jersey Clean Communities announced the launch of its fall 2010 Slam Dunk the Junk public information campaign to educate residents about the impact of litter in our communities and encourage them to put trash where it belongs.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The return of a delectable signature item to Panera Bread® bakery-café locations during the month of October will help New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center tackle a disease that affects one in eight U.S. women — breast cancer.
WOODBRIDGE — The John E. Toolan Kiddie Keep Well Camp will hold its eighth annual Fall Gala at Royal Albert’s Palace on Oct. 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CLARK — Thanks to the generosity of the neighboring L’Oreal Group, students in the Clark Schools Preschool Annex were the recipient of $700 in donations of various school supplies.