TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced a plan to cap salary arbitration awards for police and firefighters at an average of two percent per year for at least the next three years.
STATE – New Jersey voters continue to support Gov. Chris Christie, according to the results of a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
STATE – NJ Transit will offer expanded “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, to help Thanksgiving holiday travelers reach their destinations. Customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities to assist customers throughout the holiday period.
TRENTON — New Jersey state Sen. Mike Doherty has launched an online petition to support his efforts to put an end to invasive airport screening practices that have been implemented by the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
STATE — With the holiday season quickly approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents that simple preventive measures can keep families and guests safe from food-related illness.
CAMDEN – A Newark man who ran a prostitution business that operated in Newark, Irvington, Elizabeth, and Atlantic City was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and conspiring to deal firearms without a license, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ELIZABETH – As members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) gather for Thanksgiving with family and friends this year they will celebrate not only their blessings but also their achievements and ability to give back to the communities they embrace and which embrace them.
TRENTON – New Jersey baseball fans can now show their rooting affiliation on their license plates. Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the sale of license plates honoring the New York Yankees, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
LIVINGSTON — As a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision that over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in infants and children, The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center urges parents to seek safer ways to soothe infants and young children suffering from coughs and colds.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental factors could be playing a role in the increasing number of prostate cancer cases in the U.S. and elsewhere? — Joshua Gordon, New York, NY