STATE – Gov. Chris Christie is doing a “good” or “excellent” job, according to almost half of New Jersey’s registered voters and he has a 55 percent approval rating in the most recent PublicMind survey.
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Middle-class families may have gotten some relief in the second quarter of 2012 due to slightly lower gasoline prices compared to the first quarter of the year, but billions of dollars in big profits continue to pile up at the Big Oil companies.
Prior to the shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater earlier this month, the accused gunman sent a journal—replete with detailed drawings of his plans for the deadly assault—to a University of Colorado psychiatrist who he was seeing.
In the Nangarhar province near Afghanistan’s eastern border sits an abandoned police base, built with $4.5 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars and completed just 13 months ago. The base, known as Lal Por 2, is badly needed but remains empty because it lacks any viable water supply. No efforts are underway to add one.
LINDEN – The Linden High School Dance Company and the Linden High School Cheerleaders invite the community to attend a benefit banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to celebrate the life of Amber Duncan-Wilson.
NEWARK – An array of organizations claiming to help American veterans, all with very similar and inspiring names – Disabled American Veterans; Disabled Veterans National Foundation; Disabled Veterans Services; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Veterans Support Foundation; and Wounded Warrior Project – dominate the list of New Jersey’s “Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities” for the first half of 2012.
STATE – It’s not too early to begin thinking about home heating assistance.
NEWARK – Two South Carolina men admitted Monday that they transported 22 firearms that were stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
METUCHEN — Detectives assigned to the New Jersey State Police Drug Trafficking Unit, in conjunction with federal and local authorities, seized 40 kilos of cocaine and over $1 million in cash from a Metuchen warehouse.