TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the formation of a task force that will conduct an assessment of operations and emergency preparedness plans for the New Jersey’s four nuclear generating facilities. The review will determine whether any early lessons from the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan could enhance New Jersey’s current nuclear response protocols.
PASSAIC – Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Cargo Theft Unit shut down a major alleged counterfeit trademark operation based out of Passaic. Wan Kim, 52, of Ridgefield, was arrested by detectives and charged with possession and manufacturing of counterfeit trademark items, authorities announced today.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced upcoming overnight closures on Route 1 over Heathcote Brook in South Brunswick to construct a new sewer main underneath the highway.
SCOTCH PLAINS – A New Jersey assemblywoman is asking state residents to turn off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday to recognize “Earth Hour.”
TRENTON – New Jersey’s February unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.2 percent, even as the state added 7,500 jobs during the month.
TRENTON – For the second time this year, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated annuity jackpot of $304 million for tonight’s drawing.
EDISON — “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a comedy with a musical theater theme, will be presented at Middlesex County College. It’ll be Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26 at 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.
SOUTH AMBOY – Volunteers are needed to help clean up the South Amboy Community Garden this weekend. No gardening experience is necessary, just a desire to help provide organically-grown produce to families in need.
MOUNTAINSIDE — Taxpayers who may have difficulty visiting an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during weekday business hours can visit an IRS office on Saturday, March 26 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.