STATE – The state’s economy lost an estimated 13,000 jobs in January, according to data released today by the state Labor Department. Both the private and public sectors were affected, shedding 7,100 and 5,900 jobs respectively.
LINDEN – A city resident accused of pretending to be a high-profile promoter for well-known musicians was arrested this morning after an investigation into a concert scam, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
STATE – Verizon Wireless will start selling the iPad 2 in select stores nationwide beginning Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m., the company announced today.
TRENTON – Confidential personal information – such as Social Security numbers, health records and child abuse reports – was left on state computers bound for public auction, according to an audit released Wednesday.
NEWARK — Customers seeking the NJ Transit service information can now access rail, bus and light rail updates through Twitter.
March 2 at 6:33 p.m. – Officer Martin Jedrzejewski arrested Linden resident Rene Anthony Pierre-Louis, 19, and charged him with possession of stolen property.
RAHWAY – Rahway has established a hotline to report potholes found on city roads.
WOODBRIDGE– The Barron Arts Center will host the unique exhibition “Off the Beaten Path,” a collection of realistic landscape oil paintings by artist Paul Kiesche opening on Saturday, March 12.
Dear EarthTalk: What specific issues and protections are covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act recently signed into law? — P. Palmerino, New York, NY