TRENTON – Relying on evidence gathered from its contract reviews, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) released a report today that shows how a series of flaws have rendered New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play law essentially meaningless in the effort to prevent local governments from steering contracts to politically favored vendors.
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.
STATE – If there is one message that state and federal officials would like to share with New Jersey residents recovering from the Hurricane Irene disaster, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) application – Don’t Throw It Away!
STATE — According to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Hispanics. The American Stroke Association is urging families to talk about their risks for stroke throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct.15.
STATE – The American Red Cross is continuing to aid the victims of major flooding in New Jersey. Last night, the Red Cross operated three shelters in the state, aiding 150 residents. At the height of the storm, the Red Cross had more than 60 shelters open, or on standby to open, in New Jersey.
NEWARK – NJ Transit announced plans to replace two undergrade rail bridges in Plainfield and install a new roof at Newark Penn Station as part of the transportation agency’s infrastructure maintenance program.
NEWARK—NJ Transit will add on-board cameras to its entire bus fleet in a move aimed at enhancing the overall safety and security of both customers and operators.
ELIZABETH – School Board President Marie L. Munn’s attorney, Sean M. Pena, Esq, submitted this statement on behalf of his client:
Ms. Munn would like to respond to Ted Sherman’s article titled “Elizabeth school officials’ kids don’t pay full meal costs, records show” dated August 21, 2011 and published in the New Jersey Star Ledger.
STATE – Residents of New Jersey now eligible for individual disaster assistance should know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs.