TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg today said the more the governor talks about providing lawmakers a choice in how to let marriage equality move forward, it becomes more and more clear that he is not allowing Republican members of the Legislature who support marriage equality to have any choice in the matter.
TRENTON – A trio of South Jersey Republicans are calling on Senate Law and Public Safety Chairman Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden) to post for committee consideration a bill that would make it a crime for any first responder to take photographs or video of an accident victim without prior written consent.
In November, when lawmakers were discussing the defense budget, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a dire warning: In a letter to Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, he wrote that a threatened deep reduction — about $1 trillion over the next decade — would create “an unacceptable risk in future combat operations.”
TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 – a new quarterly high for the company.
When first the Tuskegee Airmen take to the sky in “Red Tails,” director Anthony Hemingway’s action-filled chronicle inspired by the African-American 332nd Squadron’s service during WWII, you want to be a pilot, too. At least I did. And the six fifteen-year-old boys to my right, who quieted down once the pageantry began, apparently agreed.
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ELIZABETH – Students at Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 are scheduled to speak with Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this morning. Through a partnership with NASA, students will be able to ask questions of a Mission Control Flight Officer through an established Distance Learning Network (DLN). They will also witness the inner workings of the International Space Station’s (ISS) mission control.
PERTH AMBOY— When a crisis affects the community, the Cathedral International Church answers the call with a solution. In response to one of the nation’s hardest economic downturns since the Great Depression, Cathedral International in Perth Amboy will host a career development boot camp for its members and the surrounding communities.
ELIZABETH – Five-year-old Yarelis Bonilla and her seven-year-old sister and donor, Gisselle, underwent bone marrow transplant surgery yesterday at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A Middlesex County grand jury indicted a former New Brunswick police sergeant today on charges of mishandling 81 internal affairs investigations during a five-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.