PERTH AMBOY — Councilman Fernando Gonzalez applauded the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, which approved legislation, sponsored by two Middlesex County Democrats, that would expand an existing law to provide up to $100 million in state tax credits for wind energy facilities.
TRENTON – The reputed leader of the Ñetas street gang in Perth Amboy and a second alleged gang member were indicted for their roles in a kidnapping in which a young man was beaten, taken to a motel in Sayreville, and held at gunpoint, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
UNION — A teacher from a Union Township school was arrested Tuesday morning after being accused of inappropriately touching two students, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
STATE – A New Jersey appeals court heard oral arguments today in a case filed by two animal protection groups to stop the state’s next black bear hunt, which is scheduled to begin Monday. A ruling is expected before the hunt begins.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services today announced the appointment of John H. O’Brien Jr., a 26-year veteran and retired lieutenant of the New Jersey State Police, as director of New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana program.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) today announced he has introduced legislation to modernize the state’s marriage license requirements, which he says would give New Jersey’s tourism and hospitality industry a competitive advantage over states across the region and the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, Nov. 30, will be the final day for families, individuals, and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damages from Hurricane Irene from Aug. 27 through Sept. 5 to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
CLARK — Clark Recreation hosted the Annual Tree & Menorah Lighting Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27.
UTICA, N.Y.–An early binge of holiday gift shopping may not continue, as 35 percent of U.S. adults expect to spend less this year than in other years according to IBOPE Zogby interactive poll. Meanwhile one-half say their spending will be about the same as other years and just 7 percent expect to spend more.
ELIZABETH – The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. The Postal Service expects to deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters, and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Postmaster Dennis Allocco has a tip for relieving some of the hustle, bustle, and costs of the busy holiday season.