TRENTON – New Jersey’s private sector employers added 3,900 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of private sector job gains – but it wasn’t enough to reduce the state’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate.
NEWARK – A Westfield -based investment advisor was sentenced today to 58 months in prison for defrauding numerous investors, including a union pension fund, of more than $2.4 million by funding his lavish lifestyle with money he claimed to be investing in conservative securities, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – A man who served as personal driver to former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today in connection with a scheme involving Vas to rig a public housing lottery, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH – Gov. Chris Christie and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd today visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to highlight the impact of this hospital funding increase and the importance of reforms in the funding formulas for charity care.
STATE – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for projects through the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg announced.
PERTH AMBOY — The city’s fire department will receive a $198,450 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to the Firefighters Grant program, Councilman Fernando Gonzalez announced.