TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a controversial bill into law, which requires public workers to pay more for the pension and health care benefits. The bill received bipartisan support in the Legislature, but a majority of Democratic lawmakers joined union leaders in opposition to the changes.
STATE — Summer is here and today the hot weather has caused ozone levels to rise, making the air in the New Jersey area unhealthy to breathe, especially for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments.
WOODBRIDGE — Investigators continue to seek witnesses to a hit-and-run collision that led to the death of a motorcyclist on June 12, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Robert Hubner, director of the Woodbridge Police Department said Tuesday.
BELMAR – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today joined with state, county and local law enforcement officials to announce a comprehensive law enforcement and public awareness effort by the Divisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Highway Traffic Safety to combat underage drinking in Jersey Shore resort areas this summer.
TRENTON – Last night, the state Senate failed to block Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to transfer operations of New Jersey’s public television network to a subsidiary of New York-based WNET/Channel 13.
(SPM Wire) Teenagers today are glued to phones in ways their parents never were. But it’s no longer about gabbing with friends late into the school night, as texting has taken over instead.
STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, a decrease of 3 percent compared to those that traveled for Independence Day 2010.
(StatePoint) There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
RAHWAY — John T. Farinella, Jr. has been appointed as the next Rahway High School principal, effective July 1.
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t spray sunscreen a health and environmental nightmare when it seems that more of the sunscreen ends up going up my nose than on the kid at the beach next to me?
— Lillian Robertson, Methuen, MA