ELIZABETH – Darren is a 16-year-old with his entire life ahead of him. Yet not too long ago he balanced on the precipice of a downward spiral into trouble. After committing a crime Darren was ordered by the court to enter the Union County Youth Shelter rather than into the county detention center.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced on Twitter that he will be hosting his first Twitter Town Hall to discuss the state of oil and gas prices, what he’s doing to help ease pain at the pump and energy policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and five of his Senate colleagues have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at providing every veteran who receives educational assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the counseling services needed to make informed decisions about their education.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today unveiled the $1 million Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program, first announced in the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget address, that aims to help provide students in New Jersey’s inner cities and urban communities the opportunity and resources they need to pursue higher educational opportunities.
TRENTON – The grand prize in tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing is worth up to $241 million.
TRENTON – Last week, a jury determined that Elizabeth construction worker Americo Lopes’ Mega Millions lottery win was not solely his and that he unjustly excluded the lottery group of former coworkers from their share of the winnings.
Tuesday is a big day for juvenile justice in this country. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments both challenging and defending the constitutionality of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole for cases of homicide.
ELIZABETH – In Linden the Union County Youth Detention Center is home to up to 80 young people who have made mistakes and committed crimes and have been deemed by the courts to require incarceration. Architecturally, the center is classified as a corrections facility or a prison.
STATE — The Department of Health and Senior Services today released New Jersey’s 2011 Hospital Performance Report which demonstrates that hospital quality continues to improve in the state. The report, which includes four new measures, also identifies opportunities for hospitals to enhance their performance.
TRENTON – A Bergen County man pleaded guilty today to acting as a broker in a conspiracy involving a former clerk in the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency to illegally sell New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.