TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today signed legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence by imposing stricter conditions for bail for domestic violence offenders who violate pre-existing restraining orders or are found in contempt of a restraining order.
ROSELLE — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man that occurred earlier this morning in Roselle, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
LINDEN — A Linden man was arrested earlier this month and charged after police raided his home and discovered 65 marijuana plants and several high-caliber assault weapons, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
The ongoing recession, continuously high unemployment, home foreclosures, congressional intransigence, and the circus of electoral politics are symptoms of a disease so widespread as to have rendered the government altogether incapable of carrying out its mandate, which is to protect the rights of its citizens, individually and collectively.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ), today kicked-off the second annual American Medicine Chest Challenge-New Jersey, at a statehouse press conference.
NEWARK – According to its most recent fiscal report to the state, the AARP Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., spent 90 percent of its annual funds to provide information, education, and service to individuals 50 years old and older. The organization spent the rest on expenditures related to fundraising, management, and general costs.
TRENTON – The Assembly’s incoming Democratic Majority Caucus on Thursday chose Sheila Y. Oliver to continue as Assembly Speaker and selected Assembly budget chief Lou Greenwald as the new Assembly Majority Leader. Greenwald will replace current Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union.)
TRENTON – According to a report by PolitickerNJ, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will not seek re-election as Senate Majority Leader.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate unanimously approved a bill to collectively award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II, including five from New Jersey.
CRANFORD – The Union County College Men’s Soccer Team will compete, as a member of the NJCAA Elite Eight, in the first round of the NJCAA National Championship at Herkimer County Community College in New York.