TRENTON — Monthly indicators of the New Jersey economy showed the state’s unemployment rate for August edged lower by 0.1 percentage point to 9.6 percent.
TRENTON – Monday, Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a sweeping package of reform measures aimed at making the state and local employee pension system sustainable for current and future retirees by reducing benefits and increasing employee contributions.
TRENTON – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth $94 million.
TRENTON – The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee on Thursday will discuss and take testimony on plans by the Christie administration to privatize various transportation services.
RAHWAY – Professional beach volleyball player Katie Seamon of Rahway will be a contestant on the 17th edition of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race,” which airs its first episode at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Sept. 9 at 11:58 a.m. – At 1010 Raritan Road, Officer Dan Pitts arrested Newark resident Omega Carswell, 30, and charged her with forgery.
TRENTON – Legislation to set lower and more uniform fees for copies of official state government documents has been signed into law.
TRENTON – A bill which establishes a medical home demonstration project to enhance primary, patient-centered acute care for Medicaid recipients was signed into law last week by Gov. Chris Christie.
Sept. 11 at 8:04 p.m. – Officer Peter Mitros investigated a reported hit and run accident on West Edgar Road.
TRENTON – A bill which would formally restore the income eligibility guidelines for New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) to the levels they were at before Governor Christie scaled back the program in the FY 2011 State Budget was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Monday by a vote of 6-3, with one abstention.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Human Services Advisory Council, in partnership with the Puerto Rican Action Board and the Rutgers University School of Social Work, is conducting an extensive countywide human services needs assessment.
SOMERSET — Everyone wonders what happens to all the trash we toss, but Elizabeth Royte, author of 2007’s Garbage Land, has done her dirty work to find out. Meanwhile Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace, is gathering forces to stop the madness and clean it all up.
EDISON – The state’s only daily nature blog, WildNewJersey.tv, has launched a statewide photo contest to spotlight nature, wildlife and scenery in the Garden State. The contest runs through Nov. 30.