Press Releases

Beach, Greenwald & Lampitt to Host September Job Fair

For Immediate Release
Contact: Senator Beach, (856) 429-1572
Assemblyman Greenwald & Assemblywoman Lampitt (856) 435-1247

Sixth District Legislators Bring Local Employers, Job-Seekers Together in Cherry Hill Event

(CHERRY HILL)—Today Senator James Beach, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden), announced they will host a job fair for area residents. This event will bring together a diverse mix of local employers looking to hire, as well as helpful state services for unemployed individuals and struggling families.

The job fair will be held September 8, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Cherry Hill Community Center at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, 08002. For planning purposes, those wishing to attend are asked to register by calling (856) 435-1247, (856) 429-1572 or emailing AsmGreenwald@njleg.org .

“In these tough economic times, many New Jerseyans are struggling to find a job,” said Beach. “Our Sixth District job fair will feature a wide variety of employers looking to hire, as well as a number of state agencies that provide valuable assistance to families struggling to make ends meet.”

“With unemployment historically high, it is more important than ever that we bring local employers together with area residents looking for work,” said Greenwald. “We hope this event will bring some help to the middle-class families of the Sixth District who need it the most.”

Cherry Hill Katz JCC Lobby To Host Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt "Mobile Office"

FOR RELEASE: July 22, 2011
CONTACT: Senator Beach (856) 429-1572
Assemblyman Greenwald & Assemblywoman Lampitt (856) 435-1247

6th District Legislators Bring Convenient Constituent Services to Katz Jewish Community Center

(VOORHEES)—Senator James Beach, Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (all D-Camden) announced today that members of their staff will be in the Lobby of the Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC), an agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. to help local residents navigate a variety of State issues and services. This “mobile office” event will provide a convenient opportunity for local residents to receive direct assistance with State issues that affect them and their families.

This outreach event will be staffed by experienced constituent service representatives who will assist residents with questions or concerns on a variety of State issues including, but not limited to unemployment, taxation, utility assistance, financial aid and veterans’ affairs. Informational materials covering a broad range of topics will also be available.

This expanded service is the twelfth in a series of events started in 2010 hosted by Beach, Greenwald and Lampitt designed to make State services more accessible to and convenient for 6th District residents. It follows successful “mobile office” hours hosted in Berlin Township, Haddon Township, Pine Hill, Oaklyn, Haddonfield, Collingswood, Winslow Township, Voorhees, and Cherry Hill.

Lampitt on Christie's Veto of Women's Health Funding

For Release: July 30,2011
Contact: Press Office, (609) 292-7065

(TRENTON) – Assemblywomen Linda Stender, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Celeste Riley, Connie Wagner and Pamela Lampitt today deemed Governor Christie's decision to once again veto $7.5 million for women's health care a continued affront to women, children and taxpayers throughout New Jersey. The funding had been restored in the democratic budget passed yesterday, but the Governor eliminated it through a line-item veto today.

“Once again, the Governor has made it clear that it is more important for him to pander to the conservative right wing media than to support programs that benefit some of the most vulnerable residents he was elected to represent,” said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset). “Restoring this funding would have saved lives and money and protected low and middle income women from being relegated to the shadows under the Governor’s agenda.”

“At every opportunity, the Governor has chosen to marginalize the needs of working-class women,” said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). “This was a sound investment that not only protects public health, but saves taxpayers money. The Governor’s decision-making pattern, whether it’s on women’s health or environmental issues, continues to put New Jersey on a backward trajectory.”

June 9, 2011: Excessive Heat Warning Today

NJ Office of Emergency Management

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mary J. Goepfert, NJ OEM (609) 963-6818 June 08, 2011
Excessive Heat Today, Tomorrow – Near 100 Degrees

WEST TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring an excessive heat warning starting today and extending into tomorrow. Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to hit in the upper 90s and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher. High humidity levels will add to the discomfort; and air quality alerts have also been issued. Children, older adults, people with disabilities and pets are most at risk during excessive temperature conditions. Air quality alerts cause additional concerns for individuals with respiratory issues.

"High temperatures, humidity and reduced air quality make outdoor activities and non air-conditioned facilities extremely dangerous and uncomfortable," said Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police superintendent and director of the Office of Emergency Management. "Be mindful of the threats that heat waves pose such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sometimes death. These threats can be minimized and eliminated if we practice heat-related precautions and guidelines."

Colonel Fuentes suggested the following heat related emergency safety tips:

* Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible
* If you do go outside stay in the shade

LAMPITT, COUTINHO, EVANS, RILEY, QUIJANO & COUGHLIN BILL TO HELP MORE BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONES NOW LAW

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Albert Coutinho, Elease Evans, Celeste Riley, Annette Quijano and Craig J. Coughlin are sponsoring to spark economic development by increasing the number and types of businesses eligible to benefit from tax exempt purchases in Urban Enterprise Zones has been signed into law.

"In tough economic times, we must do everything we can to ease administrative burdens and red tape that have hurt struggling small businesses in UEZs," said Lampitt (D-Camden) "This law will throw UEZ businesses a lifeline, promoting economic development and job creation by expanding the number and types of businesses that will benefit from tax exempt purchases at the point of sale, at a time when such aid is critical.”

The bill was approved 40-0 by the Senate and 74-2-2 by the Assembly as part of the Legislature's Back to Work NJ job creation and economic development package.

The law (A-1559) eliminates a rebate procedure that made it cumbersome for businesses.

"UEZs have been a successful program throughout our state, but with this change we can make them even more successful by easing back on burdensome rules and regulations that have limited economic growth and job creation," said Coutinho (D-Essex), who chairs the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee that released the bill. "This can only benefit communities that rely on UEZs as a centerpiece of their redevelopment efforts."