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New Brunswick to Strengthen 'Wage Theft' Law

January 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month.

The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers less than they are owed. Usually, the workers are day laborers and part-time employees, ...

Code Blue Alert Continues in Newark Today as Temperatures Dip

January 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city’s Code Blue alert will remain in effect today as temperatures this morning dropped to about 6 degrees.

A Code Blue alert is called whenever temperatures reach 25 degrees or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees or lower with precipitation. The alert helps homeless people get to shelters during cold weather.

For a full list of shelters in the city, check ...

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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Board Appoints Advisory Member From Rutgers

January 22, 2019

Dr. Gail S. Verona was appointed to serve as the Rutgers University Advisory Board Liaison to the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.

 “Rutgers University expressed a desire to serve on our Board in an advisory capacity a year ago, and the addition has been productive,” said ESCNJ Board President Dale Caldwell.

“The Board ...