TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John S. Wisniewski, Pamela R. Lampitt and Albert Coutinho that would strengthen the education and practice requirements for New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program was approved 52-26 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – Legislation to halt the proliferation of “virtual” charter schools pending a taskforce examination was approved 46-31-1 Thursday by the General Assembly.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by assemblymen Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Scott T. Rumana to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend – an idea stemming from the disappearance of a Nashville teen – was approved 75-0-2 Thursday by the Assembly.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Sandra Bolden Cunningham which would expand employment opportunities for certain ex-offenders in order to aid in their reentry into society was approved by the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 70-7, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state senators Joseph F. Vitale and Nia H. Gill that would expand the state’s sterile syringe and needle exchange program to help reduce the prevalence of transmitted bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C through shared intravenous needles was approved by the full Senate Thursday.
Is there anything better than a good night’s sleep at the end of a long, stress-filled day? I wouldn’t know, because I rarely get a good night’s sleep at the end of a long, stress-filled day. When I finally do crawl into bed, I’m out like a light until five o’clock the next morning. Except for one thing.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will start offering enhanced rail service to Jersey Shore destinations on Saturday. The transit agency also provides an array of discounted transportation packages to popular summertime attractions such as Six Flags Great Adventure and Monmouth Park.
TRENTON – The Assembly Thursday passed bipartisan legislation to crackdown on anyone who kills or injures another person while driving and illegally using a cell phone.
UNION COUNTY – As the summer boating season gets under way, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has joined with the U.S. Coast Guard to remind residents of the increased risk of fatal accidents from alcohol and substance abuse.
Director Sean Anders’s “That’s My Boy” has sent me into hiding, peering from the widow’s walk where, family apocrypha has it, Great Aunt Martha yelled “drat!” when she sighted Great Uncle Melville returning from sea. You see, I was observed to laugh near convulsively at Adam Sandler’s latest foray into bad taste, and I fear reprisal.