New Jersey employment slumps by more than 13,000 jobs

New Jersey employment slumps by more than 13,000 jobs

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New Jersey lost more than 13,000 jobs in May, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said this week. However, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent, below the national rate of 4.3 percent.

The preliminary figures from employers found that total employment in the Garden State fell by 13,100, to a seasonally adjusted level of just over 4.1 million. The contraction was entirely in the private sector, which lost 14,000 jobs.

On the upside, April’s preliminary figure of 1,900 jobs gained was revised upward, to a total of 2,900 positions added.

The state added 48,100 private-sector jobs from May 2016 to May 2017, the department said.

In May, only two sectors added jobs: Manufacturing grew by 500 positions, while construction grew by 100. Among the sectors that lost jobs: Professional and business services declined by 9,000 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities fell by 2,400; financial activities dropped by 1,400; education and health services lost 800 positions; information lost 500; and leisure and hospitality lost 400.

The public sector added 900 jobs for the month.

 


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N.J. primary results 2017: Somerset County

N.J. primary results 2017: Somerset County

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Here are the Somerset County results in the June 6, 2017, primary election. This post will be updated throughout the evening Tuesday, so check back or refresh often for updated, unofficial results. Winners are in bold.

Freeholder

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Brian D. Levine (incumbent) – 10,923
Brian Gallagher – 10,994
Democrat
Shanel Robinson – 14,221
Alex Avellan – 13,960

County Clerk

One, 5-year term

Republican
Brett A. Radi (incumbent) – 11,208
Democrat
Steve Peter – 14,254

Bedminster Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Kenneth Olsen (incumbent) – 447
Democrat
Denise King – 366

Bernards Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
James K. Baldassare, Jr. – 1,456
John Carpenter (incumbent) – 1,394
Democrat
Sarah G. Booth – 1,227
Joan B. Harris – 1,212

Bernardsville Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
William Youngblood (incumbent) – 442
Karen J. Gardner – 428
Peter Birnbaum (incumbent) – 248
Democrat
No petitions filed

Bound Brook Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Carey Pilato – 168
Ksenia Lebedeva – 165
Democrat
Abel Gomez (incumbent) – 253
Nicole Epps – 262

Branchburg Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
James G. Schworn (incumbent) – 812
Democrat
No petition filed

Bridgewater Township Committee

Three, 3-year seats

Republican
Allen F. Kurdyla (incumbent) – 1,655
Howard V. Norgalis (incumbent) – 1,657
Filipe Pedroso (incumbent) – 1,623
Democrat
Howard Stamato – 1,404
Sandra Rhue – 1,444
Rebecca Dryl – 1,427

Far Hills Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Joseph E. Carty (incumbent) – 66
Sheila J. Tweedie (incumbent) – 67
Democrat
No petitions filed

Far Hills Borough Council

One, 1-year unexpired seat

Republican
Anthony Petrilli – 66
Democrat
No petition filed

Franklin Township Council – Ward 1

one, 3-year seat

Republican
Laxman Kanduri – 152
Democrat
Theodore (Ted) Chase (incumbent) – 897

Franklin Township Council – Ward 2

one, 3-year seat

Republican
Scott Siegel – 424
Democrat
William (Will) Galtieri – 1,163

Franklin Township Council – Ward 3

one, 3-year seat

Republican
Beverly Briggs-Lawson – 163
Democrat
Charles Onyejiaka (incumbent) – 756

Franklin Township Council – Ward 4

one, 3-year seat

Republican
No petition filed
Democrat
Carl Wright (incumbent) – 833
John H. Tibbs – 290

Franklin Township Council – Ward 5

one, 3-year seat

Republican
Nabil B. Choueiri – 126
Democrat
James Vassanella (incumbent) – 745

Green Brook Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
James Benscoter (incumbent) – 210
Francis Gaffney – 220
Democrat
Bryan Murdock – 207
No petition filed

Hillsborough Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Gloria McCauley (incumbent) – 1,643
Doug Tomson (incumbent) – 1,639
Democrat
Jane M. Staats – 1,646
Harrison J. Burke – 1,622

Manville Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Stephen H. Szabo (incumbent) – 255
Joseph A. Lukac, III – 224
Dayna A. Camacho (incumbent) – 167
Michael E. Kassick – 184
Democrat
Sherri A. Lynn – 226
Mark A. Gregor – 235

Millstone Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Scott Ross (incumbent) – 30
Alan Kidd (incumbent) – 33
Democrat
No petitions filed

Montgomery Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Rich Smith (incumbent) – 586
Democrat
Sadaf F. Jaffer – 1,025

North Plainfield Borough Council

No local race

Peapack-Gladstone Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Royal Smith (incumbent) – 227
Alice “Lisa” Saunders – 241
John Sweeny – 169
Democrat
Amy Dietrich – 138
No petition filed

Raritan Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Denise Carra (incumbent) – 298
Craig Goetsch – 295
Democrat
Pablo Orozco – 182
No petition filed

Rocky Hill Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
No petition filed
Democrat
No petition filed

Somerville Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Jason Kraska (incumbent) – 380
Frederick Picchiello – 378
Democrat
Dennis Sullivan (incumbent) – 594
Frederick Wied, V – 566

South Bound Brook Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Dennis Quinlan (incumbent) – 95
Bruce Blumenthal (incumbent) – 87
Democrat
Richard Eickhorst – 145
Tony Gordon – 143

Warren Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
George K. Lazo (incumbent) – 573
Michael Marion (incumbent) – 564
Democrat
John Patrick Fahy – 390
Rick de Pinho – 377

Watchung Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Stephen Black (incumbent) – 221
Robert Gibbs (incumbent) – 211
Democrat
No petitions filed

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N.J. primary results 2017: Hunterdon County

N.J. primary results 2017: Hunterdon County

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Here are the Hunterdon County results in the June 6, 2017, primary election. This post will be updated throughout the evening Tuesday, so check back or refresh often for updated, unofficial results. Winners are in bold.

Freeholder

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Shaun C. Van Doren – 8,359
Democrat
Paige Livingston – 6,001

State Committee

Two, 4-year terms

Republican
Shaun C. Van Doren – 8,257
Mary H. Melfi – 8,453
Democrat
William J. Courtney – 2,908
Karen Becker – 4,974
Sharon Ransavage – 3,861

Alexandria Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Davis P. Foreman, Jr. – 163
James Kiernan – 300
Democrat
No petitions filed

Bethlehem Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Jose Medeiros (incumbent) – 232
Paul J. Muir (incumbent) – 291
Arthur G. Randolph – 169
Democrat
No petitions filed

Bloomsbury Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Eric Weger (incumbent) – 33
Al Stiehler (incumbent) – 37
Democrat
No petitions filed

Califon Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
No petition filed
Democrat
No petitions filed

Clinton Town Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Kenneth S. Carberry (incumbent) – 113
Martin Pendergast (incumbent) – 121
Tim Cutarelli – 69
Democrat
No petitions filed

Clinton Township – Mayor

One, 3-year term

Republican
John Higgins (incumbent) – 742
Marc H. Strauss – 682
Democrat
Richard K. Shaw – 549

Delaware Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Charles Herman (incumbent) – 315
James Waltman -292
Democrat
Susan D. Lockwood (incumbent) – 303
Matthew B. Baldwin – 299

East Amwell Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Tim Mathews – 189
Peter J. Miller – 188
Democrat
Charles Van Horn (incumbent) – 244
D. Dart Sageser (incumbent) – 243

Flemington Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Brian Swingle (incumbent) – 150
Kim Tilly (incumbent) – 162
Democrat
Harrison Gerdes – 177
No petition filed

Franklin Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Kenneth J. Weiss – 82
Philip J. Koury – 148
Democrat
No petitions filed

Frenchtown Common Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
No petition filed
Write-in – 1
Democrat
Patrick B. Heap – 21
Caroline Scutt (incumbent) – 144
Michele Liebtag (incumbent) – 144

Glen Gardner Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Jodi Rehrig (incumbent) – 87
Michael Gronau (incumbent) – 85
Democrat
No petition filed

Glen Gardner Borough Council

One, 1-year unexpired seat

Republican
Stephen G. Bulger – 76
Democrat
No petition filed

Hampton Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Robert W. Baker III (incumbent) – 66
Robert Wotanowski (incumbent) – 60
Democrat
No petition filed

High Bridge Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Christopher Zappa (incumbent) – 201
John Torkildsen – 188
Democrat
No petition filed

Holland Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Raymond B. Krov (incumbent) – 307
Thomas Scheibener (incumbent) – 298
Democrat
No petition filed

Kingwood Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Maureen Syrnick – 264
Democrat
No petition filed

Lambertville City Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
No petitions filed
Write-in – 7
Democrat
Elizabeth Asaro (incumbent) – 640
Elaine Warner (incumbent) – 633

Lebanon Borough Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Robert H. Junge (incumbent) – 101
Michael Piagentini (incumbent) – 101
Democrat
No petitions filed

Lebanon Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Thomas R. McKee – 392
Marc Laul (incumbent) – 379
Democrat
No petitions filed

Milford Common Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Russell D. Heller – 79
Eric Sellitto – 66
Democrat
Robert White (incumbent) – 76
No petition filed

Raritan Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Gary Hazard – 1,146
Louis C. Reiner (incumbent) – 1,098
Democrat
Joyce L. Santos – 926
No petition filed

Readington Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
John Albanese – 1,244
Jonathan Heller – 1,212
Britt Simon – 1,081
Wayne Borella – 1,032
Democrat
Alan L. Harwick – 650
No petition filed

Stockton Common Council

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Anthony A. Grecco (incumbent) – 36
No petition filed
Democrat
No petitions filed

Tewksbury Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
Robert E. Becker – 452
Democrat
Brian T. Regan – 268

Union Township Committee

Two, 3-year seats

Republican
Bruce Hirt (incumbent) – 238
Frank T. Mazza (incumbent) – 260
Democrat
No petitions filed

Union Township Committee

One, 1-year unexpired seat

Republican
Charles Neary – 257
Democrat
No petitions filed

West Amwell Township Committee

One, 3-year seat

Republican
John C. Dale (incumbent) – 139
Democrat
No petitions filed

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Memorial Day 2017 services, parades in Hunterdon County

Memorial Day 2017 services, parades in Hunterdon County

Several communities in Hunterdon County will hold Memorial Day services and parades. Below are some of the commemorations taking place:

  • Milford’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7857 will be replacing American Flags at the Milford Union cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, before moving on to the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The community is invited to assist.
  • High Bridge’s Memorial Day parade will be held at 11 a.m. on May 27 at C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial Park on West Main Street.
  • A parade led by the Hunterdon Veterans Alliance will take place in Flemington starting at 10 am. on May 29 starting at Church and Main streets. There will also be a service at the Veterans Monument.
  • Readington Township will hold Memorial Day parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Whitehouse Mall, continuing south on Route 523 to the municipal building for a ceremony commemorating fallen service personnel. A community day celebration will take place at Pickell Park with games, hot dogs and soda provided by the township’s Recreation Department. For additional information, contact Deputy Mayor Betty Ann Fort at 908-439-3302 or email ReadingtonParade@comcast.net.

How Hunterdon County marked Memorial Day through the years

  • The Quakertown Fire Company will hold its 62nd Memorial Day service at the Franklin Township School in Quakertown starting at 9:15 a.m. on May 29. The school is on Quakertown Road off Route 579. The keynote will be given by Tom Keyes, a decorated veteran who served in Iraq. Another highlight will be the presentation of two award-winning essays in the contest held for eighth-graders at the school. Boy Scouts from the township’s Troop 108 will conduct the flag ceremony. The Girl Scouts of Junior Girl Scout Troop 80745 will plant flowers in memory of Franklin Township’s fallen service men. The observance is at the school flagpole and nearby monument to the five Franklin men killed in action in World War II. Everyone is invited back to the firehouse for tours and light refreshments.
  • Frenchtown’s Memorial Day parade will be held at 10 a.m. on May 29 with a lineup at the Frenchtown Public School field. In past years, the procession, led by the Frenchtown American Legion, stops at the Doughboy statue in front of the school where a wreath is laid, a prayer said and salutes fired. Also in past years, the procession has stopped at the American Legion Hall at Sixth and Harrison streets, with speeches and music by Delaware Valley High School’s Golden Regiment marching band. A wreath was laid, a prayer said and taps played. On the Delaware River bridge, a salute has been fired, and down below, a flower boat launched in memory of sailors lost at sea. An airplane has made a low pass over the bridge and over the last stop in the Frenchtown Cemetery, dropping flowers. Prayers have been offered at the bridge and the cemetery.
  • Glen Gardner’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Spruce Run Memorial Post 5119 will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 29 at 179 Main St. A short ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. The post will be awarding four scholarships and the auxiliary will be recognizing three entries in the Patriotic Art Contest.
  • Lambertville’s Memorial Day Parade starts at the corner of North Union and Cherry streets at 9 a.m. on May 29. The parade continues to City Hall, 18 York St., where there will be a short service, before ending at Mary Sheridan Park. Lt. Col. Philip J. Faherty, III will serve as the Grand Marshall.
  • The Califon Recreation Committee presents its 16th annual Califon Memorial Day parade on May 29. The parade starts at 11 a.m. on School Street and will feature St. Ann’s of Hampton Pipes and Drums, the 15th New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Company A accompanied by the NJ Field Music Fife and Drum Corps, antique cars, scout troops, and area fire and rescue squads. The parade will proceed down Main Street and will continue to Califon Island Park. In honor of those being remembered, bagpipes will play at the center of the Califon Bridge. A memorial service will held at noon next to the Califon Veterans Memorial. The Voorhees High School Jazz Band will perform the Star Spangle Banner and Taps. While the National Anthem is played, local scouts raise the American flag. The 15th will close the memorial service with a 21-gun salute while everyone pauses for a moment of silence. Califon Fire Company will have food and drinks for purchase after the memorial service. The Kona Ice Truck, Cubberly Band and more will also take part. Community groups and organizations, antique cars and tractors, floats, animals with their owners, musical ensembles and others are encouraged to participate. The Califon Recreation Committee is also still looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the event. For more, contact Amanda Altavilla at altavillaamanda@yahoo.
  • A memorial service is held in the morning on May 29 at the Veterans Monument in front of the Raritan Township municipal building.

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