LINDEN — Linden firefighters, police officers, community leaders, members of the public and Linden School No. 9 students, faculty and staff gathered outside the school by the flagpole, with small American flags lining the entrance of the school on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Talking to your kids about the dangers of heroin is the theme of a new public service campaign created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, and the County Prosecutors in Monmouth, Ocean, and Cape May counties.
NEWARK – A federal grand jury indicted Joseph A. Ferriero, the former chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization (BCDO), on Wednesday, charging him with a racketeering scheme involving kickbacks paid to a public official, soliciting and accepting bribes as a party official and extortion, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
JERSEY CITY – As Hurricane Sandy’s one year anniversary approaches, a new report from Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center finds that even as New Jersey works to cut carbon pollution and transition to clean energy, power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution across the nation. Scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe for future generations, unless we cut the dangerous carbon pollution fueling the problem.
Sitting at the sun-dappled table enjoying my morning coffee, I looked out the window, anticipating what birds and squirrels might visit to partake of whatever late summer’s bounty my backyard has made available. It was a scene in stark contrast to the ugly visions rummaging in the other half of my brain.
TRENTON – The Senate Education Committee will take up legislation Thursday authored by Senator Raymond Lesniak allowing for the creation of recovery charter schools for students with substance abuse problems.
TRENTON – A Long Island, N.Y., man admitted today to participating in seven armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals, and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?
STATE – New Jersey voters are almost evenly divided over whether the cost of a college degree today is worth it, according to the most recent statewide poll of registered voters from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. Forty-five percent say the cost of a college degree is justified given the value that society places on the accomplishment, while 43 percent believe the cost is no longer worth it given a degree’s declining value in society.
TRENTON — A Trenton councilwoman has begun a TV ad campaign asking Gov. Chris Christie for help to combat a wave of violent crime in the state’s capital city.