SAYREVILLE – Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, reminded New Jerseyans Wednesday to keep fire safety precautions in mind when decorating their homes for the holidays with a live demonstration of a Christmas tree fire.
LINDEN – Police arrested a 52-year-old East Windsor man yesterday and charged him with shoplifting, authorities said.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee approved legislation yesterday that would bring New Jersey’s unemployment benefits system in line with 21st century technology and help struggling out-of-work residents more easily manage their benefits.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to provide Corporate Business and Gross Income Tax credits to employers who hire post-secondary students for internships.
RIDGEFIELD PARK – A Bronx man was arrested following a traffic stop this week when a state police trooper spotted hundreds of suspected counterfeit movies and CDs in his vehicle.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Police Department is in the process of reevaluation by the National Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA.)
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God will host a Christian music concert on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the church on 953 West Chestnut Street in Union.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that traffic will be shifted on Route 22 eastbound over Burke Parkway in Union Township as part of an on-going $1.2 million bridge deck replacement project.
Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ