NEW BRUNSWICK — While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had recent legislative successes, including dramatic changes in public employee pension and health benefits, more New Jersey registered voters say their opinion of the governor had “gotten worse” since he took office, than say they feel better.
TRENTON – Four New Jersey lawmakers have called for an investigation of the federally-subsidized lunch program for children from poor families at Elizabeth’s public schools after the Star-Ledger reported allegations that some school officials’ children had been enrolled even though their parents’ incomes exceeded program requirements.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to expand New Jersey’s DNA law to require samples from individuals arrested on suspicion of certain violent crimes. Previously, only people convicted of violent offenses had to submit their DNA to the state’s database.
WESTFIELD – Assembly Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) wants to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to New Jersey.
CRANFORD – During the fall 2011 semester, Union County College will be offering free classes for senior citizens as part of the Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Center throughout the county starting the week of Sept. 6. Classes will run until the week of Dec. 16. Registration will be held during the first session of each class.
You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They’re touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments.
NEWARK –– Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is recommending that its gas heating customers test their gas heating systems now, before the chilly weather arrives. If there’s a problem, PSE&G will come out to start the unit — at no charge — through Sept. 11.
NEWARK—The Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) recently accepted a donation of $180 from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, which came from the auction of a quilt that promotes literacy.
So-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of water—typically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers—that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life.