NJ Unemployment Edges Up Even As Economy Adds 1700 Jobs

TRENTON – Preliminary estimates showed that private sector employment in New Jersey continued an upward trend, with employers adding 6,400 jobs in June — the fifth consecutive month of private sector job gains. However, overall employment gains were more modest, thanks to a public sector decline of 4,700 jobs.


Dear EarthTalk: I understand that fast-food giant YUM! Brands, owner of KFC, is under fire by Greenpeace and others for rainforest destruction. What’s the story? — Betsy Barnard, Wellesley, MA

Woodbridge Issues Heat Alert Advisory

WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Division on Aging, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Office of Emergency Management have issued a “Heat Alert” advisory through Saturday, July 23, as temperatures are expected to climb to near 100 degrees, with extremely high humidity in the Woodbridge Township area.

Union County Manager Announces Retirement

UNION COUNTY – County Manager George Devanney will retire effective Aug. 1. He was appointed to the position in 2002, following a four-year tenure as deputy county manager. Devanney, nephew of state Sen. Ray Lesniak, has been a public servant for 27 years.