By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 08 2010 @ 03:31 PM EST
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald and Assemblywomen Joan Voss, Mila M. Jasey and Connie Wagner to create a loan forgiveness program for students who pursue fields with labor shortages was advanced Wednesday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-3513), approved by a vote of 8-1-3, is part of the Democratic legislative “Back to Work NJ” effort to create jobs and spark economic development.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, December 08 2010 @ 10:49 AM EST
Panel Will Also Discuss Christie Failure to Distribute Utility Aid Grants
Assembly committees on Thursday will consider legislation to control health care costs, enhance New Jersey’s gaming industries, reform civil service system to combat property taxes and abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing. A panel will also hear testimony on the Christie administration’s failure to distribute utility assistance grants, while another will consider legislation requiring school districts to adopt anti-nepotism policies.
The 10 hearings will be streamed live at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
By Michelle Malkin Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 10:20 PM EST
Open-borders radicalism means never having to apologize for absurd self-contradiction.
The way illegal alien students on college campuses across the country tell it, America is a cruel, selfish and racist nation that has never given them or their families a break. Yet despite their bottomless grievances, they're not going anywhere.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 07:33 PM EST
The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday will begin advancing the Legislature’s “Back to Work NJ” economic development package by moving a series of bills geared toward creating jobs, increasing job opportunities and improving job skills.
The hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Committee Room 11 in the State House Annex. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 04:29 PM EST
Green Advocates Could Take Home $1,000
The BoatUS Foundation wants to know who is helping boaters, sailors and anglers stay “green”. A call for nominations draws to a close December 15 for the 2010 BoatUS Foundation Environmental Leadership Award. The honor singles out people, organizations or businesses who have made significant contributions in helping other boaters become more environmentally responsible on the water. A $1,000 award to help continue their environmental efforts is included.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 04:27 PM EST
Flu season is upon us! With people spending more time indoors because of the colder weather, it becomes easier for the virus to pass from person to person. The virus can be passed through coughing, sneezing and touching contaminated surfaces.
The best way to reduce your risk and the severity of the illness, especially in the very young and the elderly, is by getting an annual flu shot.
The Paramus Board of Health is offering free flu shots to persons 18 years and older.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 04:25 PM EST
Doktor Kaboom is an interactive one-man Science variety show created by actor/comedian David Epley. It creatively combines theater and scientific exploration. Doktor Kaboom uses humor and comedy to demonstrate the practices of modern and physical science.
David Epley used these shows to combine two loves: science and performing. He studied at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 04:04 PM EST
Coat Drive Seeks to Collect 50,000 Coats with Increased Collection Sites and Ongoing Sorting Events
Over the past 14 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 300,000 coats to New Jersey residents through the Annual Coat Drive program. This year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations to collect coats throughout the state, aiming to distribute 50,000 coats to more than 250 nonprofit agencies serving our neighbors in need.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 02:37 PM EST
On Tuesday December 7th at 10:00 AM, police were called to the area of Shop Rite on a report of a theft, assault, and robbery. Karla Trumpler, age 38, of Jersey City, was observed by Shop Rite security committing a theft within the store. When approached by the security guard she assaulted the guard, causing injuries.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 07 2010 @ 12:14 PM EST
New York-Based Firm Acknowledged for Excellence in Sales and Marketing
The Marketing Directors, Inc. is once again enjoying national recognition for its outstanding achievements in the industry, receiving an impressive nine Silver Awards from The NationalsSM. The awards were recently announced by the National Association of Homebuilders’ National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), which oversees The NationalsSM, the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards competition for new home sales and marketing professionals.