WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. For the past three months, it had held steady at 9.6 percent.
TRENTON — A measure repealing mandates on government to pay “prevailing wage” for construction projects should be high on the agenda to create jobs, Assembly Republicans Michael Patrick Carroll and Declan O’Scanlon said Thursday.
TRENTON – Two members of the Nine Trey Headbustas set of the Bloods street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering for their roles in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
LINDEN – The new Linden Solar Farm on the doorstep of Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s Linden Generating Station is one of four ground-mounted solar farms that the company is developing as part of its $515 million Solar 4 All™ program.
WOODBRIDGE — Santa and Mrs. Claus will officially arrive in Woodbridge at 5 p.m. to assist in lighting the Woodbridge Christmas Tree at the Barron Arts Center located at 582 Rahway Avenue.
PERTH AMBOY — Dayniza Abreu, an eighth grader at Perth Amboy Catholic School, won the grand prize in The Knights of Columbus San Salvador Council #299’s first annual “Keeping Christ in Christmas” Christmas card contest.
EDISON – A case of rabies in a raccoon within Edison Township was confirmed by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services Laboratory today. This is the third confirmed case of rabies in Edison for 2010.
TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced that Route 1 over the Millstone River in West Windsor and Plainsboro will be restored to the original traffic pattern this weekend.
MONROE — Middlesex County Public Health Department is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, in the vicinity of Applegarth Road and Old Church Road.