Under the banner of creating a business friendly atmosphere, governments facing economic downturns are not only tempted to give away the farm, but also our forests, parks, and other open spaces to private interests.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today joined with 27 of their Senate colleagues to call for a long-term extension of emergency unemployment benefits to help New Jerseyans keep food on the table during the holiday season and provide for their families in the coming year.
TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Wednesday announced the Legislature’s focus in the coming weeks will turn to a landmark “Back to Work NJ” bill package designed to create jobs and jumpstart economic development throughout the state.
STATE – According to AAA the number of Americans projected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase 11.4 percent from 2009, with approximately 42.2 million travelers taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home.
HILLSIDE – This holiday season, New Jersey shoppers are being asked to help Check-Out Hunger by donating to New Jersey Federation of Food Banks when they check out at the grocery store.
TRENTON – A bill that would formally restore the income eligibility guidelines for New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) to the levels they were at before Gov. Christie scaled back the program in the FY 2011 State Budget was approved by the Senate Monday by a vote of 22-12.
NEW YORK, N.Y. –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning the public about a potential threat from an illegal pesticide product uncovered during an inspection of a shipment at a warehouse in Kearny.
STATE – NJ Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh wants New Jersey residents to know that they can save the life of a person with cancer, sickle cell anemia, or other life-threatening disorder by becoming a bone marrow donor.
LINDEN – A 45-year-old man was the victim of carjackers Monday night in the parking lot of a West Edgar Road shopping center, police said.