STATE – President Barack Obama has a 13-point lead over his presumed Republican opponent among registered New Jersey voters, according to the Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll’s initial election poll of the season.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Earlier this month, negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim nations concluded the latest round of negotiations on an ambitious secret trade agreement. The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is scheduled for Sept. 6-15 in Leesburg, Va.
LINDEN – A Union County Grand Jury returned a three-count indictment charging a Linden resident with stealing more than $160,000 from an elderly neighbor’s life savings today.
TRENTON – A former grocery store owner was sentenced to prison today for his role in a scheme to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program using fraudulent vouchers issued by clerks for the Newark WIC program, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has approved the “Safe Chemicals Act,” which was introduced last year by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). The legislation is intended to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products.
?TRENTON – Responding to a June 19 directive from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 21 municipalities have provided re-certifications confirming that the yellow light timing at 63 intersections statewide where red light cameras are authorized for operation is in accordance with the formula specified in the legislation.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man has been sentenced to serve an additional 29 years in a New Jersey state prison for robbing three banks in Middlesex County in 2009, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 56.7 million people ? 19 percent of the population ? had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive report on this population released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
TRENTON – Amid growing reports of scrap metal thefts throughout the state, Assembly Democrats have introduced legislation to strengthen regulations at scrap metal businesses, aiming to foil scrap metal thieves who target construction sites, empty buildings and even cemeteries.