UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP TO 9.7 PERCENT

The unemployment rate in New Jersey ticked higher in July to 9.7 percent. Higher than initially estimated job loss took place in June as well, according to revised numbers by the state. The private sector has lost a little less than 2,000 jobs total since December. Companies are unwilling so far to hire back full-time employees in…

DEP ANNOUNCES DRAFT REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS RULES

The Department of Environmental Protection unveiled draft proposed rules for enhanced public access to the state’s coastal and other tidal waters, suggesting reasonable regulations but also employing additional, common sense measures to enhance public access. Making the draft proposed rules publicly available for discussion prior to the official public comment period is one component of…

ANNUAL AHLOA HELD IN AVALON

The Avalon Home and Land Owner’s Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 14th, at the Avalon Community Hall, according to the Avalon Borough website. Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi presented his “State of the Borough” address. More than 250 people visited the event and were able to ask Mayor Pagliughi questions about Borough initiatives and…